20 Scenic Restaurant Patios For Summer in Ottawa


Copper Spirits and Sights Ottawa

As stay-at-home measures have started to relax and summer is in full storm, head out to a sunny patio in Ottawa to enjoy the beautiful weather and some amazing food and drink. This list includes patios that are now welcoming customers to drink cocktails and craft beers, and snack on bar food or dine on scrumptious dishes for lunch and dinner.

First published in 2020. Updated on June 10th, 2021

Copper Spirits and Sights


Copper Spirits and Sights is an indoor-outdoor lounge that is set on top of the lovely Andaz hotel. Sip on fancy cocktails, listen to weekend DJs, and enjoy panoramic city views.

2021 Reopening – ?
Address: 325 Dalhousie Street, Ottawa
Phone: 613-321-1234

Tavern on the Falls


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This location chain has unbelievable views of the twin waterfalls at the junction between the Ottawa River and the Rideau River.

Reopens on June 11th
Address: 1 John St, Ottawa

The Brig Pub


Credit: The Brig Pub / Armada Lounge

This upscale pub by the ByWard Market offers up local beers, cocktails, DJs, and fine pub grub like poached salmon, a truffled striploin, and chorizo pizza.

Reopens on June 14th.
Address: 23 York St, Ottawa
Phone: 613-562-6666

Bier Markt


Sat on historic Sparks Street, the Bier Markt is a classic and dynamic dining space where you can choose from over 150 beers and dine on a variety of hand-stretched pizzas and other delicious mains.

Opens on June 11th
Address: 156 Sparks St, Ottawa
Phone: 416-332-1022

Metropolitain Brasserie Restaurant

This traditional French brasserie is a must-go with a stunning raw bar, wines and cocktails, a mesmerizing charcuterie and cheese board, and tons of French classics.

Reopens June 11th.
Address: 700 Sussex Dr, Ottawa
Phone: 613-562-1160

Tavern on the Hill


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Have a drink enjoying the views of Parliament, Major’s Hill Park, and the National Art Gallery.

Reopens June 11th.
Address: 1223 Alexandra Bridge, Ottawa


Das Lokal

This contemporary European bistro features unique cocktails and a German-inspired menu. Find special dishes like spaetzli, schnitzel, and Baffin Island turbot.

Reopens June 11th
Address: 190 Dalhousie St, Ottawa
Phone: 613-695-1688

Sir John A Pub


This comfortable old-school pub is a friendly place to enjoy a beer and perhaps a weekend brunch that lists all your favorite breakfast classics like omelettes, pancakes, and eggs benedict.

Reopens June 11th.
Address: 284 Elgin St, Ottawa
Phone: 613-567-2746

Local Lansdowne

There’s always something going on at this cool, local public eatery, including a killer happy hour and delicious small plates like pinche beef tacos and yam fries with truffle lemon mayo.

Address: Unit 107, 825 Exhibition Way, Ottawa
Phone: 613-233-3772



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Head to this funky spot for comfort snacks and plates, make-your-own tartars, and a cool cocktail menu with interesting names.

Opens June 11th
Address: 297 Dalhousie Street, Ottawa
Phone: 613-422-8877

Clocktower Brew Pub Glebe

Known as Ottawa’s original craft brewpub, indulge in an upbeat yet relaxed atmosphere and choose from a list of unique brews and a menu with customizable wings, burgers and wraps, and tacos.

Reopens June 13th.
Address: 575 Bank St, Ottawa
Phone: 613-233-7849



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This Southern California-inspired street food restaurant is a sleek spot with a night market patio. You’ll certainly fall in love with their tacos, snacks, and brews, cans, and other drink options.

Reopens June 11th.
Address: 683 Bank St, Ottawa
Phone: 613-565-3663

Umbrella Bar

Go for an amazing summer on-the-water experience at the Umbrella Bar on Dow’s Lake. Relaxed and sunny in the day and magical at night, expect comfort eats like southern fried calamari and mac n cheese on their menu.

Reopens June 11th
Address: 1001 Queen Elizabeth Driveway, Ottawa
Phone: 613- 231-3443

Whispers Pub & Eatery

Whispers Pub & Eatery is a friendly, colorful pub for a down-to-earth patio experience complete with weekly specials and a food menu including a garlic shrimp and bacon bake, kitchen sink nachos, and a pub club.
Address: 249 Richmond Rd, Ottawa
Phone: 613-722-9603

Rockcliffe Boathouse Restaurant & Marina


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This riverside restaurant is situated on a floating deck at the Rockcliffe Lookout. A place for casual dining, go for familiar favourites like Caesar salad and spaghetti.

Reopens June 11th.
Address: Sir George-Etienne Cartier Pkwy, Ottawa
Phone: 613-744-5253



Credit: Sidedoor Contemporary Kitchen & Bar

Ottawa’s Sidedoor is an intimate, modern eatery for international entrees, tapas, and is perfect for wine on the patio. Many dishes are those typically found in a street market in Thailand or Vietnam.
Address: 18b York St, Ottawa
Phone: 613-562-9331

The Carleton

The Carleton has served Ottawa since 1935, offering the complete tavern experience – familiar pub eats, live music, and a jovial atmosphere.

Reopens June 11th
Address: 223 Armstrong St, Ottawa
Phone: 613-728-4424

3 Brewers (Sparks)


This popular microbrewery is located in the heart of downtown Ottawa. Expect an extensive beer and wine list, and food pairings like beer-battered maxi fries, a goat cheese and roasted red pepper sandwich, and flammekueches.

Address: 240 Sparks St, Local C215, Ottawa
Phone: 613-380-8140

The Royal Oak – Kent at Slater

This little city Irish pub is famous for its fun events like trivia and specials like Guinness Ripple and Oysters.

Reopens June 11th
Address: 180 Kent St, Ottawa
Phone: 613-230-0803

Beyond the Pale Brewing Company

Beyond the Pale is a local, independent brewery that has a taproom and hosts events in the city. Relax on the patio on nice days and sip on a beer while munching on a sandwich.

Reopens June 11th
Address: 250 City Centre Ave Bay 106, Ottawa
Phone: 613-668-2337

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