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Your Guide to Downtown Patios!

May 30, 2023

Patio season is officially here! With no shortage of options in Ottawa’s Original Downtown, you’ll be sure to pick a spot with incredible food, drinks, and views!

Patio Map 2023


Clocktower Brew Pub 

If you are looking for a cozy patio with a wide selection of in-house craft beer and addicting pub nosh, head to Clocktower Brew Pub! 

Clocktower offers a comfortable atmosphere, all while serving up the best craft beer! This dog-friendly patio offers delicious classic pub food, from chicken wings to deluxe burgers and homemade pierogies with sour cream and crispy bacon. 

Join Clocktower for their Live Music Saturdays and listen to some great music while enjoying a pint of beer. 

Here’s a list of Clocktower’s iconic house-made beer: 

🍺 Kolsch 

A very crisp and clean, easy-drinking blonde beer. 

🍺 El Camino 

An authentic Mexican-style lager with high clarity and a very clean body. 

🍺 Raspberry Wheat 

A refreshing wheat beer with subtle raspberry and fresh fruit aromas. 

🍺 NO.7 IPA 

Hop forward offering, packed with a delicious blend of fruit, floral, and citrus notes. 

🍺 ESB 

A unique blend of several malts and hops makes it a smooth “English Style” beer. 

🍺 ‘96 Red 

A blend of malts and hops lightly sweetened with robust notes of toffee and caramel. 

🍺 Bank St. Brown 

It is made with notes of coffee and chocolate to make it a traditional light-bodied, smooth dark ale. 

🍺 CT Stout 

A creamy stout brewed with roasted malts. 

Try Clocktower’s new seasonal beer, Passionfruit Summertime Micro Pale Ale, bursting with passion fruit aromas with juicy pineapple and tropical notes. It will be your beer of the summer! 

📍 140 Rideau Street

⏰ Monday: 11:00 AM to 10:00 PM 

⏰ Tuesday to Thursday: 11:00 AM to 12:00 AM 

⏰ Friday to Saturday: 11:00 AM to 1:00 AM 

⏰ Sunday: 11:00 AM to 11:00 PM 

📞 613-562-4878

🍔 Menu

Tavern at the Gallery

What an excellent way to end a day at the National Gallery of Canada! Tavern at the Gallery is the perfect atmosphere to impress someone special or catch up with a loved one. 

The tavern offers a full-service experience, serving delicious cocktails and handmade wood-burning pizzas perfect for sharing.

Choose from pizzas topped with pear and brie, fingerling potato and bacon, spicy sausage with a hot honey drizzle, or just pepperoni. Pair it with one of their house cocktails, such as a cold and refreshing frozen margarita or a twist on a Caesar made with kimchi. 

Did you also know you can participate in their summer Yoga series at the Gallery? Every Saturday at 8:30 AM, enjoy Pure Flow on the beautiful patio, instructed by Brittany Bryden. Coffee and mimosas are available for purchase after the class. So bring your best friend, partner, or yourself, and start the weekend with a clear mind and positive vibes! 

📍 380 Sussex Drive

⏰ Monday to Friday: 12:00 PM to 12:00 AM 

⏰ Saturday to Sunday: 11:00 AM to 12:00 AM 

📞 No Reservations

🧘‍♀️Yoga on Saturday Mornings

🍔 Menu


La Terrasse

Check out this beautiful patio at the historic Fairmont Château Laurier! This patio is a hidden gem in the downtown core and offers incredible views of the Rideau Locks, Ottawa River, Parliament, and the best sunsets in the city. 

There is no better way to spend a summer afternoon than eating one of their charcuterie and cheese boards sourced from local Quebec and Ontario producers and sipping on their infamous Showstopper Cocktails. 

Try the Surf & Turf Caesars made with Worcestershire sauce and tabasco topped with beef sliders and jumbo shrimp. Or, if you are looking for something to share with friends on a hot day, taste the refreshing taste of their What-a-Melon sangria served with a watermelon! 

Don’t wait to dine and enjoy the views of this patio! 

📍 1 Rideau Street 

⏰ Monday: 11:00 AM to 10:00 PM 

⏰ Tuesday to Thursday: 11:00 AM to 12:00 AM 

⏰ Friday to Saturday: 11:00 AM to 1:00 AM 

⏰ Sunday: 11:00 AM to 11:00 PM 

📞 613-241-1414

🍔 Menu

Image by La Terrasse

Tavern on the Falls

If you haven’t been to this patio, you must ensure this one is on your bucket list for the summer season! This lounge offers exceptional views of the historic Rideau Falls and serves up gourmet hot dogs with all the toppings you can think of and fruity, refreshing sangria with a choice of red or white. 

Every Sunday, Monday, and Wednesday, hurdle up to one of the outdoor fire pits and listen to a live music performance from local artists. Perfect date night idea for those cold summer nights! 

📍 1 John Street

⏰ Monday to Friday: 12:00 PM to 12:00 AM 

⏰ Saturday to Sunday: 11:00 AM to 12:00 AM 

📞 No Reservations

🍔 Menu

Image by Tavern on the Falls

Pure Kitchen

Taste the best vegetarian and vegan food in Ottawa while looking over William Street and the ByWard Market. Perfect patio for those looking for a healthier option after a day downtown! This is also an excellent place for people-watching if the hustle and bustle is for you!

Share a few starters with friends, as Pure Kitchen offers delicious starters you would want to consume daily. The radical cauliflower wings are seriously the best as it’s soft and tender on the inside but glazed in a Korean BBQ sauce or a Buffalo hot sauce. 

Rosé, all day with $6 glasses of LadyBug, rose every day that is exclusive at Pure Kitchen Rideau Street. Lounge, dine, and crush this crisp rosé on a hot summer’s day with friends! 

📍 115 Rideau Street

⏰ Sunday to Wednesday: 11:30 AM to 9:00 PM 

⏰ Thursday to  Saturday: 11:30 AM to 10:00 PM 

📞 613-845-1818

🍔 Menu

Image by Pure Kitchen


Joey Rideau

JOEY Rideau is the perfect patio for celebrating a special occasion, a date night out, or going out with the girls! This patio in Ogilvy Square offers rustic vibes, with comforting heaters to keep you warm and cozy during the cooler nights.

Join JOEY’s for a happy hour Sunday to Thursday from 2:00 PM to 5:00 PM and 9:00 PM to close. Indulge in their extensive food and drink Happy Hour menu featuring the sushi cone – a JOEY original, truffle parmesan fries, and the best guacamole you will ever try! Wash it down with a supersonic gin and tonic, topped with lemon slush! 

📍 50 Rideau Street

⏰ Sunday to Thursday: 11:00 AM to 12:00 AM 

⏰ Saturday to Sunday: 11:00 AM to 1:00 AM 

📞 613-680-5639

🍔 Menu

The Albion Rooms

You need to check out The Albion Rooms! This terrace offers a backyard aesthetic with hanging lights but with sophistication—the perfect place for an after-work pick-me-up or a special occasion on the weekend for their brunch specials.

Top Chef Canada and Beat Bobby Flay winner Chef Rene Rodriguez created the menu. Chef Rene focuses on the farm-to-table theme, working with local producers and farmers to give locals the freshest and in-season ingredients. 

Happy Hour features a delicious bar menu and an extensive list of housemade cocktails. The food is so delicious, featuring the classic truffle fries with aioli and the AR burger and fries. A must-try is The Marcus Brutus cocktail, a twist on the classic Caesar with literally a charcuterie board on top. 

See you at Happy Hour at The Albion Rooms! 

📍 33 Nicholas Street

⏰ Sunday to Wednesday: 11:30 AM to 10:00 PM 

⏰ Thursday: 11:30 AM to 11:00 PM 

⏰ Friday to Saturday: 11:30 AM to 12:00 AM

📞 613-760-4771


Milestones Bar and Grill

We are grateful to have Milestone’s Bar and Grill in Ottawa’s Original Downtown next to the Fairmont Chateau Laurier! Milestones is the place to celebrate any milestone or enjoy Happy Hour after work or during work, serving familiar food with a twist in a relaxing and comfortable atmosphere. 

Are you looking for a date night out? On Wednesdays, Milestone’s is the place for date night, offering a main course, starter, and dessert for $75! Choose from starters like a classic spinach dip or tempura cauliflower wings and mains like filet mignon or grilled salmon. For dessert, try their OMG carrot cake. It’s OMG so delicious.

Happy Hour is not just Happy Hour at Milestones, it’s Happier Hour! Sit on their patio and enjoy the views of the downtown core, sipping on their addicting peach bellini. After the first, you will immediately want another one! 

📍 700 Sussex Drive, Unit 201

⏰ Sunday to Thursday: 11:00 AM to 12:00 AM

⏰ Friday and Saturday: 11:00 AM to 12:00 AM 

📞 613-789-5432

🍔 Menu


Metropolitain Brasserie

Spend the day or night in Paris without traveling far from Ottawa! Metropolitain Brasserie serves the best French cuisine in the city from freshly shucked oysters to steak frites.

Enjoy their fantastic menu while sitting on a patio that will make you feel like you are in Paris! Overlook the beautiful heritage buildings that surround Metropolitain under twinkling lights. 

Looking for a late-night meal? Enjoy delicious food during their Late Night Hill Hour special. You’ll enjoy great deals like succulent seafood, burger, and poutine from 10:00 PM to close. 

📍 700 Sussex Drive 

⏰ Monday to Wednesday: 11:30 AM to 10:00 PM 

⏰ Thursday to Friday: 11:30 AM to 11:00 PM 

⏰ Saturday to Sunday: 10:00 AM to 11:00 PM 

📞 613-562-1160

🍔 Menu

Image by Metropolitain Brasserie

Si Señor

Craving authentic Mexican cuisine? You got to check out Si Señor for some great tacos, tortas, tamales, pozole and quesabirrias! 

Si Señor delivers vibrant and flavourful dishes from al pastor, pollo tinga, and cochinita pibil with fresh corn tortillas filled with traditional Mexican flavors. We mean this when we say, you need to try their Tres Leches cake, it is heavenly divine, and we cannot recommend it enough. 

Sit and eat on their newly decorated patio with hanging string lights, decorated flower baskets, and colourful murals on the wall. This patio will transport you to the streets of Mexico City! 

📍 506 Rideau Street  

⏰ Monday: CLOSED 

⏰ Tuesday to Saturday: 12:00 PM to 9:00 PM 

⏰ Sunday: 11:00 AM to 9:00 PM 

📞 613-421-7490

🍔 Menu

La Bottega

Enjoy the hustle and bustle of the ByWard Market while enjoying a sip of espresso from La Bottega at Nicastro’s! Stop by for a bite to eat and experience Italy in the heart of Ottawa’s Original Downtown during summer.

Wander through the store’s aisles stocked with over 200 artisan olive oils and an abundance of aged balsamic vinegar, rustic pasta, and sauces, and the deli and cheese counters are non-comparable to other grocery stores. 

Sit on the patio after you shop for hours and take to go one of their specialty sandwiches that are bellissimo! Don’t be intimidated by the line, the sandwich artists are fast. Choose your bread, cheese, meats, and toppings, and make yourself a masterful sandwich. 

📍 64 George Street  

⏰ Monday to Saturday: 9:00 AM to 6:00 PM 

⏰ Sunday: 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM 

📞 613-789-7575

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