A cozy little bar that feels like a bunch of friends hanging out in someones basement. Always extremely friendly service and for the most part knowledgable about the beers on tap. Food is excellent and relatively inexpensive, and although the selection is limited, it does change daily. Not a huge beer selection but they typically focus on microbrews (mainly Ontario based)
Cozy basement pub that had people in their 20’s,30’s,50’s and 70’s eating and drinking when I was there.
Glasses of beer are served in half full pint glasses-reason given is small place and lack of space.
Enjoyed myself and would go back again.
Located in the pub-and-restaurant part of Elgin St., this small and cozy pub is located in the cellar and offers the tbeer hunter a good opportunity to dine and chase Ontario ticks. The selection is reasonable for a place of this type and includes twenty-odd taps featuring mostly local brews. The staff are friendly and ready to help. The food is decent, too. Not very expensive and within a stone’s throw of the hotel I am staying right now, so I could be back tomorrow.
On our first trip to Ottawa last weekend we arrived around 2-ish and headed to The Manx for a late lunch and a pint or 2. They were serving brunch so I got a breakfast burrito and the beautiful bride got an omelet or something. Both were decent. Service was solid. A few taps 5 - 6 - we opted for the McAuslan stuff - an oatmeal stout for me and a pale for the BB. Nice tight funky little old-style English pub scene. Decent music, friendly neighborhood crowd. I liked it a lot - we’ll hopefully make our way back there sometime soon.
Nice crowded hole in the wall close to downtown Ottawa. Had a seat at the bar and got some decent recommendations on their various beers. Good food, nice thick cut fries. Prices were okay and on par with the city. Pretty good place, though can be hard to get a seat on a busy night.
A great basement pub with a great atmosphere as long as you don’t mind the lack of windows. Seating is a little tight and its always crowded, they don’t take reservations either; but of course that is all part of the charm and the great food and fairly good beer and decent scotch selection more then make up for it. A decent selection of locals and imports (St Ambroise, Kitchisippi, Churchkey) with rotating taps and seasonals on a fairly regular basis. Of course its the food and service that bring this place to the next level - Ottawa isn’t exactly well known for its pubs but this is probably the best one all around - a place that I would be more then happy to spend the day, evening or night.
Stopped in here yesterday for a laid back pub crawl with a fellow beer geek my age. Need little place, subterranean, with lots of high wooden chairs. Has a very cramped feel to it, though it didn’t bother me much. Some might call it intimate. Menu looked impressive in terms of culinary creativity and genuine quality, though I only had a sample of some delicious crab cakes. Bar is full of Ontario craft stuff, with some good offerings you wouldn’t find outside of the Ottawaish area. Service was rushed but not unfriendly, the place seems to be super busy almost all of the time. Music would have been a really nice touch, though I understand that they often do have a DJ come in. Prices were reasonable considering it’s Ottawa. Over-all I enjoyed my visit and would come back for sure.