Top 10 Ottawa Bars

Check out these hotspots in the nation's capital.

Jennifer Coxby Jennifer Cox

D'Arcy McGee's Irish Pub

A chain of several bars located across Ottawa proper, D'Arcy McGee's has live music, a great menu, and tons of fantastic company.

www.primepubs.com

Heart and Crown

With two locales, the downtown pub in the Byward Market is always a go-to fave for locals as well as visitors.

www.heartandcrown.ca

Highlander Pub

The city's only gold level single malt scotch bar, the Highlander is a true authentic Scottish pub with 200 single malt scotch whiskies and beer on 17 taps.

www.thehighlanderpub.com

Fox & Feather Pub and Grill

Established in 1995 and housed in an over 100-year-old heritage building, the Fox & Feather is a neighbourhood pub that also boasts great homestyle fare.

www.foxandfeather.ca

Pub Italia

Wash down a garlicky Caesar salad with a Guinness or toast the broadcast of an Italian soccer game with an imported pilsner at Pub Italia in Little Italy.

www.pubitalia.ca

James Street Pub

Part of the Heart & Crown family, James Street Pub offers sports lovers a myriad of TVs and events, free parking, and fantastic specials on drinks all week long.

http://www.heartandcrown.ca/james.aspx

Earl Of Sussex

Another Byward Market gem, Earl of Sussex has been in operation for three decades, and serves endless spirits along with classic pub fare with a focus on quality, local ingredients.

www.earlofsussex.ca

Pier 21

Take in some Eastern Canada hospitality, entertainment and more at this funky hotspot located in downtown Ottawa.

http://pier21pub.ca/

The Royal Oak

With more than 10 locations to serve you, the original Royal Oak opened in 1980 and the chain has evolved into Ottawa's best British bars in the city.

www.royaloakpubs.com

Real Sports Bar and Grill

Opening in November, this is sure to become one of Ottawa's most popular bars – its sister bar in Toronto has enjoyed tremendous success because of its cool atmosphere, friendly service, and, of course, a varied menu.

http://ottawa.realsports.ca/

Photo: www.heartandcrown.ca