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Permanently Closed - Real Sports Bar & Grill - Ottawa

57 reviews
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CAN$30 and under
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Bar / Lounge / Bottle Service
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  • Good for Groups (72)
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Real Sports Bar & Grill is a casual lounge restaurant in Ottawa. This place is all about relaxation, friends, sports and a good time. It's modern and chic, with a few enormous screens around the bar to show the biggest games live. Every seat in the house, including the upstairs mezzanine seating, has a view of the main TV screen. Guests can enjoy this as a great setting for camaraderie or light rivalry during the biggest sporting seasons throughout the year.

Classic American bar food is served at the Real Sports Bar & Grill. Favorites like burgers, wings, nachos, ribs, fries and calamari are all served and enjoyed by guests. The full-service bar offers a plethora of international beers, cocktails and fine spirits with a few wine options thrown in as well. Real Sports Bar & Grill is a nice place to lounge with a good meal and the game.

Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Bar / Lounge / Bottle Service, American, Burgers
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Hours of operation
Lunch: Monday - Friday : 11:30 AM; Saturday & Sunday 12:00PM

Dinner: Sunday - Wednesday: 4:00 PM - 11:00 PM, Thursday - Saturday: 4:00 PM - 1:00 AM
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Phone number
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Payment options
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Executive chef
Chris Boyd
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Private party facilities
Event space available for groups ranging from 15-20,150-200 and 400+
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Private party contact
Kathleen McGuire: (613) 680-7325
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A menu presented by chefs, featured at Real Sports, but available for your private catering pleasure.
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Cross street
George Street/Dalhousie Street
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Public transit
Minutes away from the Rideau Centre bus hub
Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Full Bar, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Takeout, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine
What 57 People Are SayingWrite a review
Overall ratings and reviews
4.1  based on all time ratings
Noise · Moderate
84% of people would recommend it to a friend
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Mehro (Ottawa)
5.0  Dined on November 12, 2016

Quality experience. Server was great and the reservation was sound, with no problems.

OpenTable Diner (Las Vegas)
4.0  Dined on November 7, 2016

the BIG projection screen was disappointing, it was yellow and not very clear. we moved tables and watched the game on the smaller TVs.

OpenTable Diner (Ottawa)
3.0  Dined on October 30, 2016

I was disappointed that they switched NFL Game: Eagles vs Cowboys to smaller screens, & showed a stupid meaningless Hockey Game on the Largest Screen when I advised them in advance of the date that that was the Event we were there to watch.

OpenTable Diner (Ottawa)
2.0  Dined on October 17, 2016

Well, for starters, our OpenTable reservation was not immediately available. We were made to wait in the middle of the bar while they figured out just where they wanted to put us. Then we were sitting around for at least 20 minutes before a server acknowledged us, and it took another further 20 minutes to get our drinks.

They seemed genuinely unprepared for the number of people in the place, which is odd because it's really the only sports bar in The Market. We ordered our food and then were informed 10 minutes later that they were out of wings. It was wing night, and the Blue Jays game NLCS Game 3 was on, so they ought to have known they'd be busy.

Our food then arrived in several waves, with some of our party getting served way before others. My food (Nachos and lettuce wraps split with a friend) took at least 45 minutes to show up. The nachos were cold and soggy. The lettuce wraps were actually very tasty.

We gave up after unsuccessfully trying to order a third beer and watched the rest of the game elsewhere.

OpenTable Diner (Ottawa)
4.0  Dined on October 15, 2016

Easy to book reservations !! Atmosphere is pretty amazing. Lots to see and watch.

Service was pretty slow. Waited awhile for drinks, the food and the bills ,, not impressed with that

OpenTable Diner (Ottawa)
4.0  Dined on October 15, 2016

We loved the atmosphere of Real Sports, we went to get dinner and watch the hockey game and it was very energetic. Unfortunatly for us the service was slow, we waited 25 min after receiving our drinks to order our food. On the other hand the food tasted amazing when it came. We are planning to go back. We are hoping that the slow service was a one time thing.

OpenTable Diner (Toronto)
4.0  Dined on October 14, 2016

Out with the guys after a long motorcycle ride. Watched The Jays playoff game. Perfect.

OpenTable Diner (Ottawa)
2.0  Dined on October 12, 2016

I was hosting a team of 6 from out of town for dinner after a two day training session - when I saw RealSports I went towards it as I have been to the Toronto location well, and there was a hockey game.

I had to order 4 different bottles of red wine till you had one in stock, the waitress clearly had no clue on how to open a bottle of red wine - the next waitress told me how she was in fine dining, but clearly (through my 20 years of eating at high end restaurants, and good casual dining) she did not - it was hardly basic wine skills.

We made the best of it, but I was very disappointed.....we didn't come back the next night.

OpenTable Diner (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on October 9, 2016

Amazing server!

OpenTable Diner (Edmonton)
4.0  Dined on September 12, 2016

This was a good sports bar. The right games on the right televisions, noise level was acceptable, food fine, beer really good. The server was inattentive though, that is the only downside.

OpenTable Diner (Ottawa)
3.0  Dined on August 20, 2016

Excellent venue to watch a special event - in this case, the final concert by the Tragically Hip - but don't go for the food. Quality and variety on the menu have diminished significantly since opening a couple of years ago, and the beer list, once impressive, is now almost exclusively standard corporate brewing fare. OK service, nice room, reasonable prices, but not a great meal.

OpenTable Diner (Ottawa)
5.0  Dined on August 20, 2016

our server was outstanding!! Best service we had while in Ottawa!

TonyaC (Ottawa)
5.0  Dined on June 24, 2016

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Charlie (Toronto)
5.0  Dined on May 27, 2016

Perfect for getting together with friends. Good beer variety and food.

Ew23 (Las Vegas)
3.0  Dined on May 21, 2016

The food is good. Wings are pricey but great tasting and a good size. Nachos are horrible. Half of the chips had nothing on it so it really could have all fit on a small plate. Soup is good as are the burgers. Drinks can be pricey but are good. Lots on tap too.

Service is great and prompt.

Only thing I didn't like is that although we had a reservation we still got relegated to bar stools upstairs in a back corner watching it on the TV in the bar instead of a big screen. The atmosphere was still good though. We just weren't sitting it very comfy chairs.