In the heart of Kanata, a suburb that blends the charm of a small town with the vibrancy of a big city, 3 Brewers – Kanata stands as a testament to a brewing legacy that traces back over a century to Lille, France. This brewpub features fish and chips, burgers, flammekueches, traditional sauerkraut dishes, and more. It isn’t just a restaurant; it’s a celebration of heritage, community, and, of course, the exceptional in-house-made beer that is so fresh that it never sees the inside of a keg.

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The story of 3 Brewers is a tale of passion, craft, and continuity. Originating from a collaboration of three master brewers in France, the establishment has grown without losing sight of its roots. The commitment to brewing excellence is palpable, with every pint crafted in-house, embodying a blend of art, science, and unwavering dedication. It’s not just about relishing a beer; it’s about experiencing a piece of history, meticulously brewed to perfection.

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Kanata, with its diverse mix of families and professionals is a spirited community, that provides the perfect backdrop for 3 Brewers. It’s a place where the warmth of a neighborhood pub meets the bold flavors of European cuisine. The décor of the establishment, with its visible brewing tanks featuring pipes running brew throughout the restaurant, makes for a memorable experience.

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Every pint served is made in-house by Ryan, the restaurant’s dedicated brewer. The “Brewer’s Tap” is beer crafted from his imagination, his current creation is called “The Crimson Sky” ($22 for a pitcher) and it’s featured with some of the below dishes.

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The food at 3 Brewers is comforting, with a menu that marries classic pub fare with the finesse of French cuisine. The dishes, best described as ‘happiness on a plate’, are crafted to complement the in-house beers, elevating the sensory experience.

Here are some of the dishes favoured among patrons:

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The Traditional Sauerkraut ($19.75) is a rich, flavorful dish that combines smoked Oktoberfest and Toulouse sausages, tender ham, and tangy beer-marinated sauerkraut. Paired with succulent potatoes, this hearty meal is a celebration of traditional European cuisine.

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The “3 Brasseurs” ($20) burger is a culinary delight, featuring a succulent patty with options for gluten-free and vegetarian preferences, nestled between a toasted bun. It’s richly topped with smoked Gouda, bacon, lettuce, tomatoes, onions, and a unique maple beer sauce. This gourmet burger is served with a choice of crispy fries or creamy coleslaw, ensuring a delicious experience with every bite.

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Beer Battered Fish & Chips (one piece for $17 or $22 for 2 pieces) is a dish that artfully combines sustainability with indulgence. Enjoy a Cod fillet (Ocean Wise recommended), encased in a crispy, house-made beer batter. This main attraction is paired with golden fries, creamy coleslaw, tangy tartar sauce, and a fresh lemon slice. It’s not just a meal, but an experience that celebrates rich flavors, delightful textures, and a commitment to environmentally conscious dining.

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The Lilloise ($19) is a Flammekueche that artfully combines traditional and innovative elements. It features a crispy base topped with the house’s special Flamm sauce, caramelized onions, smoked pork cheek, and sautéed mushrooms, all blanketed by melted Swiss and mozzarella cheeses. This dish offers a symphony of sweet, savory, and earthy flavors.

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The “Pretzel” at 3 Brewers is a gourmet treat, exquisitely buttered, and salted. It’s served with two unique, house-made sauces: a rich, beer-infused cheese sauce and a sweet yet tangy honey mustard, offering a delightful blend of flavors and textures.

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Inclusion is at the heart of 3 Brewers’ ethos. With options for kids (daily $5.25 kids’ meal), and accommodations for various dietary preferences like vegetarian and halal, everyone finds something to savor. Moreover, the commitment to sustainability is evident, with spent grains from brewing repurposed into delectable hamburger buns and fish and chips batter.

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At 3 Brewers – Kanata, every visit is an immersive experience. The ambiance is lively yet comforting, ideal for a casual lunch, a night out with friends, or even to catch a game. The staff doesn’t just serve; they engage, often sharing insights about the brewing process, offering samples, and ensuring that each patron’s experience is unique and personal.

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Whether it’s a casual dine-in, a special event, or a takeaway, 3 Brewers caters to every need. The interior, with a capacity of 342, exudes warmth and welcome, while the patio offers a refreshing outdoor experience. With facilities like a private room, rooftop seating, and ample free parking, every visit is convenient and enjoyable.

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3 Brewers – Kanata is more than a restaurant: it’s a community. With a loyalty program that rewards patrons, free Wi-Fi, and a commitment to service excellence, every visit is an opportunity to create lasting memories.

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In conclusion, 3 Brewers – Kanata is not just a destination; it’s an experience that celebrates the rich legacy of brewing, the joy of delicious dining, and the spirit of community. It’s a place where every pint tells a story, and every meal is a journey. So, whether you’re a beer aficionado, a food enthusiast, or someone who cherishes great moments, 3 Brewers – Kanata awaits with its doors wide open, ready to offer an experience that’s as rich and fulfilling as the history it carries.

Address of Restaurant: 565 Kanata Ave., Kanata, ON K2T 1K5

Parking: Large Free Parking Lot

Closest Cross Streets: Kanata Centrum (Kanata Ave. and Earl Grey Dr.)

Phone Number: 613-380-8190

Website Address: 3 Brasseurs | Brewing up good times (

Menu: Our Menu | 3 Brasseurs (

Reservation Link: Libro Booking (

Opening Date: July 2013

Opening hours: 11:30 a.m. to late – 7 Days a week

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