There’s nothing quite like kicking back and cracking open a cold one at the end of a long day, or going out for a couple of brews with buds. For years people have bonded over a good drink or two, and beer is one of the most popular drinks in the world for a reason. And there is nothing else in the world like a genuine Canadian beer. So pull up a chair at any of these fine Ottawa area bars, restaurants and breweries to treat your senses and delight your taste buds!

1). Craft Beer Market
975 Bank St, Ottawa, ON K1S 3W7, Canada

Since 2011, Craft Beer Market has been serving up the finest craft beers alongside comforting and delectable dishes at this casual restaurant and bar. Founder PJ L’Heureux has had a passion for beer since he was eighteen years old and began brewing his own in his parents’ home. Now that passion has blossomed into a dream come true in the form of this one-of-a-kind beer market and restaurant. The huge selection of beer lets customers go on their own tour of local or imported flavors, without ever leaving their seat! With 132 beers on tap, you’re bound to come back time and time again to sample your next favorite beer.

2). Central Bierhaus
650 Kanata Ave, Kanata, ON K2T 1H6, Canada

If your taste buds are craving a taste of Europe, you only have to look as far as Kanata’s Central Bierhaus. From Austria to the Ukraine, Central Bierhaus offers genuine and unique blends of malt, hops and yeast from all over Europe. It’s like taking a tour of the continent from the comfort of a bar stool. The food is great but the beer is even better, especially if you’re a visitor from across the pond looking to get a taste of home.

3). Kichesippi Beer Company
866 Campbell Ave, Ottawa, ON K2A 2C5, Canada

Personable, friendly and incredibly knowledgeable employees at Kichesippi Beer Company are on hand to help you find your next favorite brew. Tours are available so that you can see how this unique beer company goes about practicing its craft, and samples are plentiful so that you can find your favorite flavor without dropping a bunch of cash on beer that you might not even like. Delicious local beers are not the only item on the menu. For family tours and for the kids or non-drinkers in your life, Kichesippi also makes a widely acclaimed root beer that you just have to try!

4). Dominion City Brewing Co.
5510 Canotek Rd, Gloucester, ON K1J 9J4, Canada

While the beer is certainly the main attraction, the service and expertise of the staff might actually be what makes Dominion City Brewing Company such a unique gem in the Ottawa area. The owner and his employees want to make sure that you enjoy every visit to the brewery by facilitating tours, samples and flights that introduce you to their wide selection of products. And these people know their stuff. If you have a question, do not hesitate to ask! Dominion City Brewing Company is owned and operated by some of the kindest and most knowledgeable beer-oriented minds in all of Canada.

5). Tooth and Nail Brewing Company
3 Irving Ave, Ottawa, ON K1Y 1Z2, Canada