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Lowertown Brewery

3.9
3.9
21 Reviews
CAN$30 and under
Brewery

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

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7:30 PM


  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Brewery

  • Hours of operation

    Mon–Thu, Sun 11:30 am–12:00 am
    Fri, Sat 11:30 am–1:00 am

  • Phone number

    (613) 722-1454

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Private party facilities

    If you are looking for information on private or semi-private events, please contact Jenny Dao at jdao@ottawavenues.com

  • Neighborhood

    Downtown

  • Cross street

    Dalhousie

  • Parking details

    Street Parking

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Menu

At present, we do not have menu information for this restaurant. Please see their website or wait to visit the restaurant to learn more.

What 21 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

3.9
3.9 based on all time ratings
  • 3.7Food
  • 4.2Service
  • 4Ambience
  • 3.9Value

NoiseModerate

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  1. SN

    StevenN

    New York Area

    4 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on February 21, 2020

    overall1food1service4ambience2

    Food was so bad, people got sick in our party!!!!

  2. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 16, 2020

    overall1food1service1ambience1

    I made the reservation and the restaurant claimed they didn’t get the reservation and turned us away.

  3. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Toronto

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 2, 2020

    overall4food5service5ambience5

    Travelled from Toronto on a brewery tour/vacation and this was the only brewery open. Good beer, decent food. We bought a beer glass for our collection and we are not happy as the logo was 2/2 missing.

  4. NN

    NomNom

    Charlotte

    12 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on December 30, 2019

    overall1food1service2ambience2

    Bad poutine: raw fries, thin, flavorless gravy and super cold curds. Tasted primarily of jalapeños. Beer was thin, and tasted like burnt coffee.

  5. R

    Roxanne

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 17, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    This was a first time visit to Lowertown Brewery and had a great experience. Was meeting friends for a visit and the staff served promptly, yet let us relax without constantly checking on us. I would definitely return and also recommend Lowertown Brewery.

  6. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Ottawa

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 23, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5

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

  7. SF

    SamF

    1 review

    5.0

    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!!!

  8. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    1.0

    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.

  9. TG

    TaraG

    Ottawa

    2 reviews

    2.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 6, 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

  10. S

    Shanyd

    Ottawa

    1 review

    3.0

    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

  11. S

    Steph

    Montreal

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 14, 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...

  12. PD

    PatriciaD

    Ottawa

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    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)

  13. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Atlantic Canada

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 16, 2019

    overall4food4service5ambience4

    Server was awesome

  14. DB

    DominiqueB

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 6, 2019

    overall4food4service5ambience3

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

  15. KR

    KristanR

    Ottawa

    8 reviews

    3.0

    8 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.

  16. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Las Vegas

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 31, 2018

    overall4food3service5ambience5

    New Year’s Eve dinner with family.

  17. K

    Karenzaes

    Ottawa

    3 reviews

    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on December 9, 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.

  18. D

    vDunninger

    Toronto

    24 reviews

    4.0

    24 reviews

    Dined on September 13, 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.

  19. SL

    SandraL

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 2, 2018

    overall4food4service4ambience4

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

  20. T

    Tanis

    Ottawa

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 19, 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.

  21. JR

    JamesR

    1 review

    4.0

    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.

FAQs

Lowertown Brewery is rated 3.9 stars by 21 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.

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2 people

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73 York St Ottawa, ON K1N 5T2

  • Cross street

    Dalhousie

  • Neighborhood

    Downtown

  • Hours of operation

    Mon–Thu, Sun 11:30 am–12:00 am
    Fri, Sat 11:30 am–1:00 am

  • Cuisines

    Brewery

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Parking details

    Street Parking

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Wheelchair Access, Wine

  • Phone number

    (613) 722-1454

  • Private party facilities

    If you are looking for information on private or semi-private events, please contact Jenny Dao at jdao@ottawavenues.com

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