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Top bar recommendations from locals

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“Pub food with an incredible list of beer & ciders in their "Beer Bible"; Restaurant in Little Italy”
  • 45 locals recommend
Pub
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“You can't throw a stone without hitting a pub in Ottawa. Large patio, decent food, nice decor. Very close by. ”
  • 11 locals recommend
Wine Bar
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“Great local spot for cocktails and snacks. Cozy spot with a great vibe that caters to locals in the 25-40 age range.”
  • 38 locals recommend
Meal Takeaway
“This is our go-to place for celebrations or if we just feel like being taken care of. The service is excellent and the food is consistent. The Cesare salad is the very best and they cook fish perfectly. It is pricey but worth it. They are also happy to accommodate special requests so you don't have to order off the menu. We recommend reservations so if you call say Jennifer & Billy sent you and they will take great care of you. Walk there in under 10 minutes or drive and take advantage of their free valet service. ”
  • 10 locals recommend
Bar
“If you want to catch a Senators game, this sports bar is the place to do it. Cheap beer and eats, great atmosphere and the best meatball sandwich you've ever had!”
  • 7 locals recommend
Bar
“This is my local pub. Excellent pizza and local brews. Reasonable prices. Watch a game on a big screen. Family friendly! Friendly staff.”
  • 7 locals recommend
Bar
“Ward 14 is a consignment bar! Have crafted cocktails and peruse vintage decor items, all for sale.”
  • 3 locals recommend
Bar
“Amazing Italian food made from scratch, make sure one of you orders the gnocchi. Not walkable but definitely worth the trip!”
  • 2 locals recommend
Wine Bar
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  • 2 locals recommend
Bar
“Recommended by one of my regular guests Bonnie. I'll check it out for sure!”
  • 4 locals recommend
Café
“Craig owns it, and the food and service are fantastico! Free parking at rear. Bring your own wine Sunday to Wednesday for dinner service. $10 corkage fee. And weekend brunch is always delicious. Located in Little Italy, steps from Dow's Lake. and the Rideau Canal. ”
  • 3 locals recommend
Restaurant
  • 2 locals recommend
Bar
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“The 3rd Friday each month is Ottawa's sweatiest soul/dance/funk/hiphop/whatever party in this 2nd floor cafe. 22:00-02:00”
  • 2 locals recommend
Restaurant
  • 1 local recommends