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Bars and Pubs Walking Tour (Self Guided), Ottawa

The capital of Canada, Ottawa is a major international hub with a diverse set of cultural influences. For the entertainment of both its locals and guests to the city, Ottawa offers a range of great drinking establishments, as well as plenty of hardy food to go along with it. Take this Ottawa Bars and Pubs Tour and discover the friendly faces and great entertainment Canada’s capital city has to offer.
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Guide Name: Bars and Pubs Walking Tour
Guide Location: Canada » Ottawa (See other walking tours in Ottawa)
Guide Type: Self-guided Walking Tour (Sightseeing)
# of Attractions: 6
Tour Duration: 1 Hour(s)
Travel Distance: 1.7 Km or 1.1 Miles
Author: Xena
Sight(s) Featured in This Guide:
  • Avant-Garde
  • Pub 101
  • Cornerstone Bar and Grill
  • Heart & Crown
  • The Rainbow
  • D'arcy McGee's Irish Pub

1) Avant-Garde

A versatile bar and club inspired by Soviet-era décor mixed with modernist touches, Avant-Garde boasts a unique décor inside. Soviet propaganda posters and prints by modern artists Kandinsky and Lissitzky line the walls of this ultra-chic bar with two rooms each with distinct feels. The main upper room is an open space with lots of mirrors creating an abstract depth to the surroundings, while the lower bar are offers a more intimate setting with warm colors and a cozy atmosphere for guests to relax in. Russian salads and sandwiches make are available from the food menu, as well as several types of blini. Entertainment includes anything from live music and DJs to film screenings or poetry readings.

Operation Hours: Tuesday – Saturday: 5.30 – 2 am
Pub 101

2) Pub 101

A friendly place with a casual vibe, Pub 101 offers an extensive menu of savory items, including burgers, chicken tacos, Chicago hot dogs, and more. A pub specialty is their poutine, prepared traditionally or with unique modern twists, as well as their ice cream dish topped with bacon bits. Large flat screen TVs play the latest hockey, UFC, or other sports matches, and Pub 101 also hosts live musical performances by local artists. The top floor of Pub 101 is set aside for live DJs spinning to an eager crowd on the dance floor, for those less interested in sports. Reasonable prices on beer and grub are among this venue’s hallmarks as well.

Operation Hours: Monday – Sunday: 11.30 am – 2 am
Cornerstone Bar and Grill

3) Cornerstone Bar and Grill

A modern restaurant and bar with a unique wraparound patio design, Cornerstone Bar and Grill features an extensive menu of food running the gamut from Mexican-inspired dishes to Asian cuisine, gourmet pizzas, and much more. Offering live entertainment on the weekends, besides delicious mouthwatering temptations like their Bamboo Steamed Dumplings or Street Tacos, Cornerstone features an extensive drinks menu which includes an assortment of classic and unique cocktails and a selection of tasty sangrias. With a wide selection of great food and drinks in an upscale yet inviting atmosphere with reasonable prices, Cornerstone Bar and Grill keeps guests returning.

Operation Hours: Monday – Wednesday: 11 am – 2 am; Thursday – Friday: 11.30 am – 2 am; Saturday, Sunday: 11 am - 12 am
Heart & Crown

4) Heart & Crown

In business since 1992, the Heart and Crown is a massive Irish pub and eatery that spans an entire block in the historic ByWard Market area in the center of the city. Consisting of five separate pubs, with six patios, Heart and Crown still manages to get quite crowded, particularly on the weekends. In addition to tasty pub fare, guests are treated to a vast selection of beers on draught as well as bottled choices aplenty. One of Ottawa’s most popular pub and restaurants, Heart and Crown can easily accommodate upwards of 500 guests inside and nearly double with the inclusion of the patio areas.
The Rainbow

5) The Rainbow

Located in Murray Street, Rainbow Bistro is one of the best places if what you want is to listen to live blues or rock bands, have a jug of beer and spend a wonderful evening with your friends. Two stories, a fire place, wooden beams, long bar and stone walls make this pub look like “Chalet”. You will certainly enjoy the atmosphere created by friendly stuff and excellent combination of blues and R&B, funk, rock, jazz, reggae and SKA.
D'arcy McGee's Irish Pub

6) D'arcy McGee's Irish Pub

Another popular Irish pub in Ottawa, D’Arcy McGee’s is a great place to grab a drink after work, enjoy a romantic dinner, or meet up with friends on the weekend. Hosting live music throughout the week, D’Arcy McGee’s also treats its guests to an extensive menu of traditional Irish fare, including corned beef and cabbage and shepherd’s pie, as well as modern variations such as their corned beef quesadilla and Guinness meatballs. Drinks include an ample selection of ales, wines, and Irish whiskies. D’Arcy McGee’s is also a great place to catch the latest sports game, with several HDTVs to accommodate fans.

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