Category Archives: Draft

Les Brasseurs du Temps

170, rue Montcalm, Gatineau, Québec, CanadaTime to first beer:  N/A It’s typical that most of us get off work early on the last work day before Christmas.  I used the time wisely, making the trip across the river to visit … Continue reading

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The Standard Luxury Tavern

360 Elgin St., Ottawa, Ontario, CanadaTime to first beer:  5:21 Another oxymoron or two…a tavern is not supposed to be luxurious, neither is a standard supposed to be above standard.  It seems like a nice little restaurant to look at … Continue reading

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Grace O’Malley’s Irish Pub & Restaurant

1541 Merivale Rd., Ottawa, Ontario, CanadaTime to first beer:  6:17 There are two Gracie’s in Ottawa and another one in Toronto.  Somehow, our usual Friday gathering ended up in the two different Ottawa locations.  I was at the west one.  … Continue reading

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MacLaren’s on Elgin

301 Elgin St., Ottawa, Ontario, CanadaTime to first beer:  8:02 If you fancy a game of pool, MacLaren’s is your best bet.  It’s a big room with a plentiful supply of tables, just belly up to the bar and ask … Continue reading

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Father and Sons

112 Osgoode St., Ottawa, Ontario, CanadaTime to first beer:  4:07 Here’s a new one for me.  It’s been up here right next to the University of Ottawa for over 40 years so I guess I always assumed it would be … Continue reading

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The Berryman Pub

478 Bank St., Ottawa, Ontario, CanadaTime to first beer:  4:48 Food.  Drink.  Sports.  This three-word motto had me very leery of this new Bank Street pub.  When I go to a pub, I expect a place to sit, an ample … Continue reading

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Clocktower Brew Pub (MacKay Street)

422 MacKay St., Ottawa, Ontario, CanadaTime to first beer:  6:07 So, is it one word or two words?  Looks like “Clocktower” is spelled as one word at their Beechwood location, despite the protests of my spell checker.  No one seems … Continue reading

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