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Ottawa After-Work Restaurants

Looking to unwind after a hard day's work? Find Ottawa’s best after-work food and drink spots, and revel in several happy hour deals.

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Real Sports Bar and Grill

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90 George Street
Ottawa, Ontario K1N 7G1
Real Sports Bar and Grill

As the ByWard Market’s newest sports bar, Real Sports welcomes everyone who has ever felt their heart thump wildly for the thrill of the game. Broadcasting every sport played on the pitch, court or ice on 99 HD TV’s and their 27-foot HD big screen; you’ll never miss a minute of the game! 

Indulge in their 14 award-winning wing flavours or have your pick of their 11 mouth-watering burgers and then wash it down with one of their 65 various beers.  What better way to unwind after a hard day’s work than to enjoy “PrimeTime” from 3pm-6pm; serving half priced appetizers, $5 pints of beer, $4 glasses of wine and $3 mixed drinks.
With 12,000 sq ft of energizing atmosphere they cater to every FANtasy. Whether you’re coming for the game, a birthday party or a corporate event; they’ll make sure your experience is unforgettable.  Grab your friends, and get front row seats to the hottest sports bar in Ottawa!

The Buzz Restaurant & Lounge

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374 Bank Street
Ottawa, Ontario K2P 1Y4
The Buzz Restaurant & Lounge

The Buzz Restaurant & Lounge is a New York style bistro in Ottawa’s downtown core. With an intimate atmosphere, The Buzz is perfect for dining and cocktails at a table for two, or for the whole group. The menu will certainly get your taste buds dancing with diverse bistro fare and seasonal dishes, paired with a recommendation from a new and impressive wine list. Come in to The Buzz Restaurant & Lounge and see what all the buzz is about!

Hours of operation:

Monday & Tuesday, 4:00pm - 10:00pm

Wednesday, 4:00pm - 12:00am

Thursday, 4:00pm - 11:00pm

Friday & Saturday, 4:00pm - 12:00am

Sunday, 10:00am - 9:00pm

Rose Bowl Chophouse & Lounge

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1717 Carling Avenue
Ottawa, Ontario K2A 1C8
Rose Bowl Chophouse & Lounge

With over 36 years in west-end Ottawa, the Rose Bowl Chophouse & Lounge continues it family tradition of serving patrons with exquisite service and memorable visits in the jazzy and contemporarily designed restaurant.

Owner and Chef Danny Skaff brings his years of culinary experience to the Rose Bowl Chophouse with an exciting lunch and dinner menu. The entire staff is dedicated to bringing you the very best cuts of succulent meat, delectable entrées and freshly made desserts in an atmosphere second to none. Each meal is prepared to exceed your expectations. The Rose Bowl Chophouse Lounge is the perfect place to relax and enjoy one of the signature beverages designed for you in mind. Our vintage wines are an excellent addition to any lunch, dinner or lounge experience.

Built on a foundation of extraordinary service, great food, and wonderful people, the Rose Bowl Chophouse & Lounge is the perfect venue for any occasion with its stylish and entertaining atmosphere.

For a memorable experience and an amazing time, let the Rose Bowl Chophouse & Lounge surpass all your expectations.

EVOO Greek Kitchen

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438 Preston Street
Ottawa, On K1S 4N4
EVOO Greek Kitchen

EVOO Greek Kitchen, located on Preston Street in the heart of Little Italy, embraces traditional Greek cuisine with a modern flare.  Every plate invites diners to submerge within the tastes of the Mediterranean.

Open seven days a week, the restaurant invites you to join them for authentic Greek breakfast, lunch, dinner or drinks.

Hours of Operation:
Mon-Wed: 11:00am - 11:00pm
Thur-Fri: 11:00am - 1:00am
Sat: 10:00am - 1:00am
Sun: 10:00am - 11:00pm

The Shore Club

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11 Colonel By Drive
Ottawa, Ontario K1N 9H4
The Shore Club

The Shore Club is located inside of The Westin Ottawa, outside of the ByWard Market. The restaurant interior is elegant with a stylish cocktail bar and a main dining room that is decorated with beatiful furnishings and original works of art. Guests will enjoy the dynamic atmosphere, while dining on the day's freshest seafood, as well as succulent prime Alberta beef. A private room at the back of the restaurant is also available for guests seeking to create a more intimate occasion.

Hours of operation:

Monday - Friday, 11:30am - 5:00pm ; Bar open until 1:00am

Saturday & Sunday, 11:30am - 11:00pm ; Bar open until 1:00am

 

Hard Stones Grill - Nepean

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1 Roydon Place Suite 1
Nepean, On K2E 1A3
Hard Stones Grill - Nepean

Hard Stones Grill, located in Nepean, is a restaurant where people gather to enjoy a delightful blend of great food and friendly service. The restaurant serves up a deep menu with several delicious meal offerings for breakfast, lunch and dinner. Whether you are looking to have a nice outing with your family or to kick back and enjoy a drink and sports game with your friends, Hard Stones looks forward to welcoming you and your guests.

Hours of operation:
Open from 6:30 AM until 11 PM every day!

The Senate Sports Tavern and Eatery

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33 Clarence Street
Ottawa, Ontario K1N 5M4
The Senate Sports Tavern and Eatery

The Senate, located in the ByWard Market, is not just a sports bar - it is a place that embodies sports culture. From the memorabilia on the walls, to the old hockey skates and signed baseball bats, to the staff eagerly serving drinks to the customers placing their orders at the wood, the Senate offers a great experience to sports fans young and old.

Hours of Operation:

Open 7 days a week from 11:30am - 2:00am

The Fox and Feather Pub & Grill

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283 Elgin Street
Ottawa, On K2P 1M1
The Fox and Feather Pub & Grill

The Fox and Feather Pub & Grill, located at 283 Elgin Street, is the place everyone wants to be. Warm friendly service, top notch cuisine, fine sprits, and an enjoyable fun atmoshpere are just some of the reasons for its great success. Serving the Ottawa area for over 25 years, The Fox and Feather Pub and Grill has everything one could possibly want in their nieghbourhood Resto-Bar. Stop by for dinner with the family or pop in to watch the big game and have some drinks with all of your friends. How about a lovely brunch on their rooftop patio on a beautiful weekend! 

Hours of operation:

Monday - Friday, 11:00am - 2:00am

Saturday & Sunday, 9:00am - 2:00am

Burrito Borracho

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105 Clarence St.
Ottawa, On K1N 5P5
Burrito Borracho

Burrito Borracho is a genuine Mexican food fiesta, providing customers with a little taste of Mexico. Located in the heart of the Byward market, Burrito Borracho offers inexpensive, and scrumptious Mexican cuisine, which is guaranteed to satisfy.

Hours of Operation:
Sun-Tues: 11:30am to 10:00pm
Wed: 11:30am to 11:00pm
Thurs: 11:30am to 12:00am
Fri-Sat: 11:30am to 3:30am

Woody's Pub

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330 Elgin Street
Ottawa, On K2P 1M6
Woody's Pub

Woody's Pub, established in 1986, has been an Ottawa landmark that's been on the scene for over 25 years. Woody's is rich in its diversified heritage with French, English, Irish, and Scottish beginnings. Located at 330 Elgin Street, in the heart of the Golden Triangle, Woody's has been a hospitality staple for this community for many years. Woody's is so very proud to serve our amazing cuisine, fine Ales, and spirits to Ottawa's elite, university students and everyone in between. The fine and courteous staff at Woody's will be happy to welcome you and your party for dinner or maybe just for cocktails on a friday night! 

Hours of operation:

Monday - Friday, 11:30am - 2:00am

Saturday & Sunday, 9:30am - 2:00am

Teatro Cafe

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1233 Wellington Street West
Ottawa, Ontario K1Y 0G7
Teatro Cafe

Teatro Cafe features a collection of Mediterranean and Spanish style tapas to satiate the palates of both Ottawa food lovers and theatre goers alike. Located in the same building as the Great Canadian Theatre Company (GCTC), Teatro makes for a perfect dinner and show combination, or for a quick lunch stop during the week. Indulge in a fresh and innovative menu, prepared in small plates, as per the traditional Spanish tapas style. 

Hours of operation:

Monday - Friday, 11:30am - 2:00pm ; 5:00pm - close

Saturday & Sunday, 5:00pm - close

The Black Tomato

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11 George Street
Ottawa, On
The Black Tomato

The Black Tomato, nestled in the Byward Market, is known for its delicious farm-fresh food, friendly service, and beautiful ambiance. The restaurant sources much of its food from local farmers and serves up fantastic French and North American inspired cuisine that is in a class all on its own. There is also over 27 lines of local craft beer available. Stop by today with your friends, family, or significant other to share in an experience to remember.

Hours of Operation:
Mon – Wed: 11:30am –10pm
Thurs – Sat: 11:30am – 11pm
Sun: 11am – 10pm

Coasters Gourmet Grill

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54 York Street
Ottawa, Ontario K1N 5T1
Coasters Gourmet Grill

Coasters Gourmet Grill is Ottawa’s ultimate seafood grill. An extensive menu features fresh and vibrant flavours, including their famous fish tacos. ‘All You Can Eat Mussels’ has been a Coasters tradition for over 30 years, and continues to be the most popular order. Coasters Gourmet Grill is a casual and cozy spot in Ottawa, enjoyed by locals and tourists alike. Pair your meal with a choice of drinks, including local beers, spirits, and an award winning wine list. Grab your finest friends and come in for a real fish frenzy!

 

Hours of operation:

Sunday - Thursday, 4:00pm - 10:00pm

Friday & Saturday, 4:00pm - 11:00pm

Vineyards Wine Bar Bistro

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54 York Street
Ottawa, Ontario K1N 5T1
Vineyards Wine Bar Bistro

Vineyards Wine Bar Bistro is the perfect choice for an evening getaway. Located in Ottawa’s ByWard Market, this elegant bistro has something for everyone. Be it an appetizer, light meal, or full entrée, all meals are prepared using fresh ingredients. An outstanding selection of wines, malt whiskies, and imported beers allow your taste buds (and perhaps yourself) to dance the night away. Enjoy a causal, relaxed atmosphere at Vineyards Wine Bar Bistro, with local live jazz every Tuesday, Wednesday and Sunday from 7 - 10pm.

 

Hours of operation:

Monday - Thursday, 4:00pm - 11:00pm

Friday & Saturday, 4:00pm - 12:00pm

Options Jazz Lounge

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525 Legget Drive
Ottawa, Ontario K2K 2W2
Options Jazz Lounge

Options Jazz Lounge is found in Brookstreet Hotel and meshes perfectly with the boutique hotel’s classy ambiance. A cosmopolitan interior, boasting thought-provoking architecture, is juxtaposed with bright windows offering panoramic views of the spacious patio and adjoining Marshes Gold Course. Enjoy a menu featuring contemporary sushi and other mouth-watering culinary creations, while swaying to the sounds of live jazz, playing seven nights a week.

Hours of operation:

Sunday - Thursday, 11:00am - 12:00am

Friday & Saturday, 11:00am - 1:00am

Luxe Bistro

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47 York Street
Ottawa, Ontario K1N 5T2
Luxe Bistro

Luxe Bistro is Ottawa’s prime steakhouse and restaurant, located in the beautiful ByWard Market. Luxe is the perfect place to grab an after-work drink, to catch up with friends, or to come together over a romantic dinner. Enjoy an exceptional wine and spirits menu or choose from plenty of modern bistro-style plates. Luxe is often rewarded for their quality food and service, including serving the best burgers and steaks in Ottawa.

Hours of operation:

Monday - Friday, 11:00am - 11:00pm

Saturday, 9:00am - 2:30pm ; 5:00pm - 11:45pm

Sunday, 9:00am - 2:30pm ; 5:00pm - 11:30pm

Allegro Ristorante

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422 Preston Street
Ottawa, Ontario K1S 4N2
Allegro Ristorante

Allegro Ristorante offers authentic Italian cuisine with a contemporary flair. Located in Little Italy, Allegro has been a staple Italian restaurant in Ottawa for over 20 years. Whether you are in the mood for traditional Italian or new age inspired dishes, the many flavours and meals are sure to satisfy everyone. Come to Allegro Ristorante, where great food, great wine, great service and great friends are found. 

Hours of operation:

Monday - Friday, 11:30am - 2:30pm ; 5:00pm - 10:00pm

Saturday, 5:00pm - 11:00pm

Asian Alley

8 Byward Market Square
Ottawa, On K1N 7A1
Asian Alley

Asian Alley is a great new restaurant serving up some of the Byward Market’s best Vietnamese food. Come in and enjoy fresh, hearty Vietnamese food prepared using only the highest quality ingredients. Whether you are looking for a great spot to dine with friends or to get take-out for dinner, Asian Alley is sure to please. Asian Alley is also open late, so you can enjoy great food after-hours as well.

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Origin Trade

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111 York Street
Ottawa, Ontario K1N 5T4
Origin Trade

Origin Trade is a coffee experience like no other! Located in the heart of Downtown Ottawa at 111 York Street in the Byward Market, Origin Trade is a truly unique coffee shop and lounge. They are proud to support and feature homegrown food and drink; locally roasted coffee varieties, locally made fresh sandwiches and pastries, and locally brewed beer. Start your day with a fresh, hot cup of coffee and come back at night with your friends to unwind with a flavoured vodka esperesso. Origin is the new black...coffee, and so much more!

Aulde Dubliner & Pour House

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62 William Street
Ottawa, Ontario K1N 7A3
Aulde Dubliner & Pour House

Aulde Dubliner & Pour House is an authentic two-storey Irish Pub found downtown Ottawa. With a hand-crafted cast iron mezzanine patio overlooking the gateway to the ByWard Market, and two other patios along the side and front, there is no better patio in the market. Come enjoy live entertainment Friday and Saturday nights in the Pour House upstairs, or indulge in a variety of hearty and healthy Irish entrées. Make Aulde Dubliner & Pour House your destination for tasty bites and cold pints.

Hours of operation:

Monday - Friday, 11:00am - 2:00am

Saturday, Sunday & holidays, 8:30am - 2:00am

Breakfast is served weekends & holidays, 8:30am - 11:30am

Courtyard Restaurant

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21 George Street
Ottawa, Ontario K1N 8W5
Courtyard Restaurant

Courtyard Restaurant is housed in an 1827 heritage, stone building located in the ByWard Market’s beautiful, cobblestone courtyard. This fine dining restaurant serves international cuisine with a contemporary flair, and offers a charming sort of ambience. With three private dining rooms for groups of 10 to 80, and an unbeatable outdoor patio during the summer months, Courtyard Restaurant is the perfect spot for your special occasion or professional celebration. Enjoy Sunday brunch with your friends and family, and relax to the sounds of live classical music.

 

Hours of operation:

Winter hours (January to April)

Dinner: Tuesday - Sunday, 5:30pm - 9:00pm

Brunch: Saturday & Sunday, 11:00am - 2:00pm

Summer hours (May to December)

Lunch: Monday - Friday, 11:30am - 2:00pm

Dinner: Monday - Sunday, 5:30pm - 9:00pm

Brunch: Saturday & Sunday, 11:00am - 2:00pm

Reservations are recommended.

Camilio's Bar & Grill

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902 Shefford Road
Ottawa, Ontario K1J 6X4
Camilio's Bar & Grill

Camilio's Bar & Grill is a neighbourhood favourite that has been around for over 25 years. Camilio’s offers a traditional menu but is famous for their pizza, pasta and homemade fish & chips. Whether you want to chow down on a juicy burger, knock back a cold one, or try your round at pool, Camilio’s has something for everyone. Come check out the East End’s favourite restaurant that has a classic bar feel.

Heart & Crown Irish Pub - Preston Street

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353 B Preston Street
Ottawa, Ontario K1S 1V6
Heart & Crown Irish Pub - Preston Street

Heart & Crown Irish Pub - Preston Street is one of the most beautiful pubs in Ottawa, with Irish-inspired furniture and decor. Admire the rich mahogany wood found on the inside or enjoy a seat outside on Preston Street’s largest patio. Come in to Heart & Crown for the after-work pint, sit down for a hearty meal, or tune in to the live music available 3 days a week. Choose from a menu packed with globally-infused Irish goodies, including their famous fish & chips. Heart & Crown on Preston Street has all the character and personality you want from an Irish pub, and always serves up a good time.

Hours of operation:

Monday - Friday, 11:00am - 2:00am

Saturday, Sunday & holidays, 10:00am - 2:00am

Brunch is served weekends & holidays, 10:00am - 3:00pm

Fatboys Southern Smokehouse

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34 Murray Street
Ottawa, Ontario K1N 9M5
Fatboys Southern Smokehouse

Fatboy's Southern Smokehouse is new to Ottawa, but after just one trip there, you will quickly realize this is one restaurant that is going to be here for a mighty long time. You may just see them across the country. Sublime perfection!! Those are the words that come to the forefront.

Located in the Byward Market, Fatboys has quickly become an Ottawa destination. Owner Shawn Dawson has put 30 years of restaurant knowledge and careful planning into the pre-production of this Southern BBQ behemoth.

Come by for a drink and some world class Southern Smokehouse BBQ Fatboys style!! Our warm, knowledgeable, and friendly staff are waiting to show you quite the time! 

Please note: We are closed Monday and Tuesday until May 1st. Our All you Can Eat Rib Night is on Thursdays.

Cheers!

Patty Boland's Irish Pub & Eatery

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101 Clarence Street
Ottawa, Ontario K1N 5P5
Patty Boland's Irish Pub & Eatery

Patty Bolandʼs Irish Pub & Eatery is one of Ottawaʼs favourite spots in the ByWard Market. With Irish and local roots at its foundation, Patty Bolandʼs is a place for everyone to come and create memories. This Irish pub offers a menu packed with delicious Irish food and drinks, while maintaining a warm and friendly atmosphere. Whether its dinner with the family, dancing with friends, a gathering with the office, or a wind down after work, come in and join the party at Pattyʼs. The fun never stops as there are live bands every night and a DJ on Wednesday, Friday and Saturday nights. When you visit Patty Bolandʼs you may arrive as a stranger, but youʼll leave as a friend.

Hours of operation:
Monday - Friday: 11am - 2am
Saturday & Sunday: 10am - 2am

James Street Pub

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390 Bank Street
Ottawa, Ontario K2P 1Y5
James Street Pub

James Street Pub is Bank Street’s ultimate sports bar and live entertainment hub. You can watch the big game from inside or head outside and grab a seat on the patio, that has TVs with sound. Come if for a bite and enjoy Ottawa’s best daily pub specials, served by the friendliest staff in town. With the biggest patio on Bank Street, and some of the best live entertainment, James Street Pub is Ottawa’s sports and entertainment headquarters.

Hours of operation:

Monday - Friday & Sunday, 11:00am - 2:00am

Saturday, 10:00am - 2:00am

Heart & Crown Irish Pub - ByWard Market

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67 Clarence Street
Ottawa, Ontario K1N 5P5
Heart & Crown Irish Pub - ByWard Market

Heart & Crown Irish Pub - ByWard Market is a local favourite in downtown Ottawa. Swing by for the after-work pint, sit down for a hearty meal, or tune in to the live music available 7 days a week. Choose from a menu packed with globally-infused Irish goodies, including their famous fish & chips. There is no bad seat at Heart & Crown, made up of a total of five pubs under a single roof, with six patios that catch the sun at all times of day. Heart & Crown in the ByWard Market has all the character and personality you want from an Irish pub, and always serves up a good time.

Hours of operation:

Monday - Friday, 11:00am - 2:00am

Saturday, Sunday & holidays, 9:00am - 2:00am

Breakfast is served weekends & holidays, 9:00am - 11:30pm

Big Rig Brew Pub

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2750-A Iris Street
Ottawa, Ontario K2C 3C9
Big Rig Brew Pub

Big Rig Brewery invites you to come watch the big game or join your friends and family for dinner and drinks. The Big Rig is a state of the art microbrew pub that offers a large selection of famous, in-house brews, as well as a complete dining menu. Enjoy a spot outside on their incredible 90-seat patio, pull up a seat at the bar, or come together around a table inside. The Big Rig has just what you’re looking for and is the spot to take your out of town guests for a unique experience in Ottawa.

Hours of operation:

Monday - Wednesday, 11:00am - 11:00pm

Thursday & Friday, 11:00am - 1:00am

Saturday, 8:00am - 1:00am

Sunday, 8:00am - 10:00pm

The Black Irish Pub

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15 Selkirk Street
Ottawa, Ontario K1L 6N1
The Black Irish Pub

The Black Irish Pub strives to create a nice neighborhood pub where you can get a refreshing beverage, delicious food, and experience great service. Come check out their menu, and enjoy a delicious variety of selection!

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