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Postby Kekumba » Mon Jun 30, 2014 11:31 pm

Heh, interesting. The Cat is my local place and I usually stop in once a week. I've never noticed it to be higher priced than the other similar places out this way.

They did have a patio before, though it seems larger now. The upstairs is also bigger with more seating, a TV and a projection screen. Not a bad place to watch some hockey, though just like it was pre-fire, it gets extremely loud upstairs. They did an incredible job building it back to what it was, though.
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Postby Bytowner » Sat Jul 12, 2014 10:57 am

So who will give us a report on Central Bierhaus? Looks promising, but no menus on their website yet. Not sure when I'll make the trip from Orleans to the Far West.
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Postby rejtable » Sun Jul 13, 2014 12:18 am

I saw that on Twitter. Where is it in Kanata? Centrum?
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Postby Bytowner » Sun Jul 13, 2014 7:55 am

rejtable wrote:I saw that on Twitter. Where is it in Kanata? Centrum?


Yeah, where O'Connor's Pub used to be. Think I saw 120 offerings somewhere, so there's bound to be at least something worth drinking!
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Postby Kekumba » Sun Jul 13, 2014 11:40 am

Interesting, never heard of it until right now and that's easy walking distance for me. I'll stop in some time this week.
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Postby Zuma » Sun Jul 13, 2014 1:54 pm

I did a little digging....and did not turn up much. No check ins on Untappd and their facebook page only has one reference to a particular beer.

In a comment they mention they have Hofbrau on tap. So that is something.
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Postby rejtable » Mon Jul 14, 2014 1:24 pm

Maybe a bit off topic, more an "event" than a guide, but was at the BtP tap takeover at the Corner Bar in Orleans on Saturday. Too bad I was pretty much the only person there! Man, there couldn't have been more than 50 people there. They had three casks available, but were reluctant to even open two (we twisted their arm) as it wasn't looking like they'd get consumed too quickly.

Hopefully the Corner Bar wasn't too turned off to avoid doing this sort of thing again. :(
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Postby Bytowner » Mon Jul 14, 2014 1:57 pm

rejtable wrote:Maybe a bit off topic, more an "event" than a guide, but was at the BtP tap takeover at the Corner Bar in Orleans on Saturday. Too bad I was pretty much the only person there! Man, there couldn't have been more than 50 people there. They had three casks available, but were reluctant to even open two (we twisted their arm) as it wasn't looking like they'd get consumed too quickly.

Hopefully the Corner Bar wasn't too turned off to avoid doing this sort of thing again. :(


Ugh, I was worried that would happen. I wasn't home, so couldn't make it out. Doubt very much we'll see the like in the near future.
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Postby The Mick » Thu Jul 24, 2014 4:34 pm

Tried out central Bier Haus the other day and was not impressed. They have some very attractive, young servers running around a very open space with a large TV. I mention it to have something positive to say about the place.

Had some ok beers on tap and what appeared to be an ok bottle list, but many of the bottles I tried to order weren't actually available (Mostly Trappist and Belgian styles). Aside from being pretty, service was terrible. Once our beers was finished you were waiting 10-15 for someone to come by to take your order for another. Friendly, but terrible. In case you're thinking we had a rookie server, she actually took the time took explain to us that she'd been a server for at 6 or 7 years.

Didn't have any food, but it looked a little pricey for what was offered.

All in all, I won't be back anytime soon. Maybe service is better at lunch time or on a slower day, like Tuesday evening, but I'm not inclined to find out
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Postby Kekumba » Fri Jul 25, 2014 10:53 pm

I went last week as well.

The interior is significantly better than O'Connors was, we had great service, and the food was even quite good I thought (large sausage on a bun with some sort of potato salad on the side). But the price...oh boy, I couldn't even bring myself to order another pint as much as I wanted it (rather, 500ml). Of course, that's the Euro imports, I wasn't there for Ottawa locals which were somewhat reasonable. Nice spot, but sadly not going to make its way into the rotation of my other go-to's out in the Kanata area...
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Postby Cadbury102 » Tue Jul 29, 2014 9:15 pm

Hey all. I'm in Ottawa for a few days with my wife, and was hoping to find a good bar. If you had to recommend only one place, what would it be? We're pretty central to downtown, and we have a car so transportation isn't an issue.

Thanks!
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Postby cfrancis » Tue Jul 29, 2014 10:15 pm

Go to Quebec and Brasseurs du Temps for solid food and great beer.

Or even Gainsbourg is gaining steadily in my book. Beer is really, really good.
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Postby Kekumba » Tue Jul 29, 2014 11:02 pm

Well if you have a car, you may as well stop in to L'autre Oeil.
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Postby cfrancis » Tue Jul 29, 2014 11:08 pm

Brothers Bistro
Smoque Shack

Other good options in the Market.
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Postby Cadbury102 » Thu Jul 31, 2014 8:46 am

Thanks guys. I'll try to convince her that we should get to more than one of these places :)

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