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Best Pubs in Ottawa

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Located in the quaint community of Carp, The Cheshire Cat Pub is a simple spot where good times roll. Surrounded by a pristine garden and quirky articles, the setting of this local gem gets your curiosity going. As you step inside, the warmth of the place makes you comfortable instantly. The place has an interesting interior and their archaic fireplace keeps things toasty indoors. The bar boasts of fine local beers along with a few robust wines thus promising something for every mood. The food menu, albeit limited, covers local specialties of which their lamb pie is a must try.

Recline into plush crimson seats at one of a dozen or so hardwood tables at this cozy basement pub; order a single malt scotch or an imported brew and relax. Authors read their works periodically during the week and the famed Sunday brunch was voted as the Best Brunch two years running by readers of Xpress, Ottawa's entertainment newspaper. There are various goodies on the menu like Eggs Ireland and stout French Toast stuffed with bananas. Traditional pub grub, including Shepherd's Pie and burgers are also offered, as well as more upscale choices, like Moroccon Stew and grilled salmon.

With their extensive selection of drinks and a delectable menu, The Wellington Gastropub wins over locals and tourists alike. This gastropub has an inviting interior; it's decked up in yellow lights and is furnished with communal tables to accommodate larger parties. The taps at Wellington Gastropub pour more than ten beers and they also have many bottled brews on offer. In addition, the pub features an extensive wine list. The food menu offers a variety of creative dishes and caters to eclectic tastebuds. The Wellington Gastropub is perfect for business lunches as well as social events.

Open post midnight throughout the week, Sandy Hill Lounge & Grill is where you can stay put with your gang of friends. This place has garnered quite a repute among locals and tourists owing to their selection of beers, which are innovative and generously poured. In addition to beers, Sandy Hill Lounge & Grill is known for their potent cocktails. The food menu does complete justice to the drinks on offer, must-try items being their humongous burgers and sandwiches. All specials on the menu use local ingredients thus offering you utmost quality and freshness.

Pub Italia is a unique bar and restaurant which mixes Italian food with Irish drinks in a space which resembles a monastery. Following the logic that monasteries were once used to manufacture beer and wine, Pub Italia's unique decor consists of old-world wood furniture, nick-nacks like silver candle holders and arched glass windows. The fare shows the Italian roots of the owner with options like thin crust Italian pizzas , lasagna and carbonara gracing the menu. The impressive beer selection consists of a variety of local beers as well as imports from around the globe while the wine list is mostly Italian. The unique culinary concept along with the one-of-a-kind decor makes this spot a must-visit in Ottawa.

Sir John A Pub is a must visit for beer lovers. Known for their impressive selection of beers from local breweries as well as those sourced from across the globe, this is one place where you can unwind after a long day of sightseeing or work. Beautifully illuminated and furnished with wooden tables and chairs, Sir John A Pub exudes an old-world charm. The cozy interior is perfect for those cooler evenings, and they also have a patio seating. Bruschetta, chicken wings, poutine, wraps, sandwiches and burgers are available to satiate your appetite.

Step down from trendy Elgin Street to the Lieutenant's Pump for a delicious pub meal. Main dishes draw in the crowds. At Lieutenant's Pump, you'll find a wide range of culinary creations, from Thai green curry chicken to veal, liver, bacon and onions. The decor is typical pub style with lots of wood paneling and brass. For the gamesmen there is a shuffleboard court. During the summer months, the patio is a popular spot for relaxing with a beer and watching the world go by.

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