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.
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.
Address: 325 Dalhousie Street, Ottawa
Tavern on the Falls
This location chain has unbelievable views of the twin waterfalls at the junction between the Ottawa River and the Rideau River.
Address: 1 John St, Ottawa
The Brig Pub
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.
Address: 23 York St, Ottawa
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.
Address: 156 Sparks St, Ottawa
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.
Address: 700 Sussex Dr, Ottawa
Tavern on the Hill
Have a drink enjoying the views of Parliament, Major’s Hill Park, and the National Art Gallery.
Address: 1223 Alexandra Bridge, Ottawa
This contemporary European bistro features unique cocktails and a German-inspired menu. Find special dishes like spaetzli, schnitzel, and Baffin Island turbot.
Address: 190 Dalhousie St, Ottawa
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.
Address: 284 Elgin St, Ottawa
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
Head to this funky spot for comfort snacks and plates, make-your-own tartars, and a cool cocktail menu with interesting names.
Address: 297 Dalhousie Street, Ottawa
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.
Address: 575 Bank St, Ottawa
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.
Address: 683 Bank St, Ottawa
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.
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
Rockcliffe Boathouse Restaurant & Marina
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.
Address: Sir George-Etienne Cartier Pkwy, Ottawa
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
The Carleton has served Ottawa since 1935, offering the complete tavern experience – familiar pub eats, live music, and a jovial atmosphere.
Address: 223 Armstrong St, Ottawa
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
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.
Address: 180 Kent St, Ottawa
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.
Address: 250 City Centre Ave Bay 106, Ottawa