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This landmark watering hole, better known as The Laff, is one of the last traditional taverns in Ottawa. Opened in 1849, the bar has undergone a number of renovations but is still in the same Byward Market location it has occupied for over 150 years. Although the kitchen serves up a limited menu of hamburgers and sandwiches, its main reason for being is cold draft beer served directly from the tap. The main bar also features live entertainment on most nights.
The only place in Ottawa that combines great music and a vibrant atmosphere is Mavericks. If you're into the punk genre, this is pure heaven for punk lovers. The place is quiet extensive and is famous for staging popular concerts. Mavericks clientele is quiet stylish and classy and well-facilitated with modern light and sound system to give you a great concert experience. Sip on to some chilled beer or choose from the variety of other spirits offered here while watching your favorite artist perform. Mavericks, truly, is a good times spot.
This no-frills dive bar, just off Heron Road is probably one of the most happening places in Ottawa. At O’Brien’s Eatery & Pub, lay back and quench your thirst with the delicious offerings of a fully stocked bar. Add an order of scrumptious chicken wings or pizza, one of the many highly recommended pub-grubs served here. While the overhead TV might engage the sports fanatic, karaoke weekends bring out the singers in countless. A perfect place to let you hair down, this bar is known to bring out the best in many.