Lowertown Brewery

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The land Lowertown Brewery was built on has been home to locally made beer for over 150 years! It used to be home to the Commercial Hotel Tavern, built in 1837, making it the oldest bar in the Ottawa area at the time. While the Tavern burned to the ground in 1982, its legacy lives on in the Lowertown community.

We offer retail beer from our Brewtique from 11:00am to 11:00pm
What 16 People Are Saying
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3.9based on all time ratings
3.7
food
4.2
service
4.1
ambience
3.9
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74% of people would recommend it to a friend
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OT
Ottawa
1 review
Dined on August 22, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food, great beer. Will definitely come back again. Wait staff were wonderful.

SF
1 review
Dined on August 16, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

We were there for a bachelorette party and most of the group had never been and they all really appreciated the ambiance and the food! Our waiter, Michel, provided a fab service!!! We also quite enjoyed the singer who was there that evening! Thank you all!!!

OT
1 review
Dined on July 12, 2019
Overall1food3service2ambience1

Unfortunately when we got there we asked if we could sit outside on the patio. There was tons of available spots. The lady seating is said no - we only put reservations inside. So instead on a bright beautiful day we were in the back room in a low lite room by ourselves when there was room for us outside. I even asked her twice saying - but there is room right there and she said no. If it had just been a couple of us I would have left immediately. Because we had 10 people we unfortunately stayed.

TG
1 review
Dined on July 5, 2019
Overall2food4service2ambience3

I was really looking forward to a special dinner on Friday July 5th because it was my and my twin sister's birthday. Our birthday experience at Lowertown Brewery wasn't special at all. I booked our reservation online and as a Special Request I asked for something special for just my sister as we always have to share our birthday and that didn't happen, not a song or a piece of cake, nothing. Our waitress was ok but the hostess really should have been put in that back of the restaurant or the kitchen or something because she totally looked like she didn't even want to be there, she didn't even smile or make eye contact with anyone. The one good thing about the restaurant was the food, we had ribs and fish and chips and it was excellent but if I knew that our birthday was going to be the way it ended up (not special at all) I would have booked my reservation at The Smoke Shack instead.
Tara Goulet

S
1 review
Dined on June 27, 2019
Overall3food4service2ambience3

The service was really poor, and my reservation online didn’t appear at the restaurant so they didn’t have our reservation.
The food and drink was good

SF
Montreal
1 review
Dined on June 13, 2019
Overall2food1service4ambience3

It surprises me that a restaurant in this day and age can survive offering such poor tasting food. It’s not like they were doing anything new and ambitious either. How do mess up a poutine? Worse yet, how was it okay’d by management/ownership in the first place? Strange...

PD
1 review
Dined on June 12, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

We went to Lowertown Brewery for wing night. We had made a reservation through open table. The hostess wasn’t aware of the reservation when we arrived, however she very quickly found a nice table for us on the patio.
After several minutes at our table, we asked the third waitress we saw on the patio if she was our server and she said that she wasn’t but we asked if she could be because we hadn’t been greeted by a server yet. She agreed to serve our table and she really did a wonderful job. There must have been some confusion about table assignments. The wings and drinks were great. We were disappointed initially because we really wanted to try the Timber Slide IPA but it was unavailable. So we ordered drinks which were called Kentucky Fresh with bourbon and lemon. They were delicious.
We also asked if we could order some veggies and dip to go with the wings but that item is not on the menu unfortunately.
So a few glitches, but in the end, a good meal, a fun evening in a great location with an excellent server. (Hailey)

OT
Atlantic Canada
1 review
Dined on April 16, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Server was awesome

DB
1 review
Dined on April 5, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience3

Great location and service. Atmosphere was great except for the loud music. Hard to comfortably chat with friends.

KR
Montreal
6 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2019
Overall3food2service4ambience4

I feel like the food has gone down hill a bit. Used to be so good. Menu change, chef change perhaps? Disappointing as I used to go there regularly. Beer always solid.

OT
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2018
Overall4food3service5ambience5

New Year’s Eve dinner with family.

K
Ottawa
1 review
Dined on December 8, 2018
Overall3food1service3ambience5

I usually really like Lowertown Brewery, but we found the food dissapointing this time. The food was cold and the cheddar biscuits were stale. Very dissapointing. The music was great until 10pm. At that point they cranked the music up and we couldn't hear the person beside us. When we asked to turn the music down the guy at the bar snickered and rolled his eyed. We asked our waitress and she asked them to turn the music down. It was a little quieter for a song, but it got cranked up again. As a result we left.

D
Toronto
22 reviews
Dined on September 12, 2018
Overall4food4service3ambience4

This could have been an excellent night. Did not appear to be particularly busy but it took almost an hour to get our entrée and it was cold. Flavours were outstanding (smoked meat sandwich, fish sandwich and vegetarian meat(less) loaf) but sadly, with the food being cold, we couldn't appreciate them. Server did not come by much. Would give it another chance. Hopefully the service will be better.

SL
1 review
Dined on August 2, 2018
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Good food, great service, great location near Byward Market. Will certainly go again.

T
1 review
Dined on July 18, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had an amazing time. We came by on a Wednesday for a bachelorette and the waiter was wonderful. We all got tasters and had a lots of laughs and good food. We sat outside and it was comfortable and warm.

JR
1 review
Dined on July 7, 2018
Overall4food3service5ambience5

Wonderful service and the beer is good. I had a BBQ plater The BBQ was ok. The sauce was nothing special. Almost tasted like it was from a bottle and not original to Lowertown.

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