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Brothers Beer Bistro

#160 of 2,182 Restaurants in Ottawa
Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
Gastropub, Bar, Gluten Free Options
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366 Dalhousie St | George and Dalhousie, Ottawa, Ontario K1N 7G3, Canada
+1 613-695-6300
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Today
12:00 - 00:00
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Hours:
Sun 11:00 - 22:00
Mon - Tue 12:00 - 22:00
Wed - Thu 12:00 - 00:00
Fri 12:00 - 01:30
Sat 11:30 - 01:30
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25 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

They served only small plates on Sunday and Monday nights. Our favorite was the the Smoked duck breast. It was nicely presented, good portion, flavorful, and the fatty layer not too thick. The beer expert of our party claimed that their IPA was the best he ever had and he had travelled the world and tasted countless beer.

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Thank Jessica W
Ottawa, Canada
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13 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Finally decided to visit this place and we were immediately impressed by the warm atmosphere, knowledgable and friendly staff and incredible selection of Craft taps - those are the truly good things about this place. Now for the rest... The food menu is very small and limited from a selection perspective and terribly over priced for what you get. The... More 

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Thank Sistersami1972
Montreal, Canada
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We were duped by the positive reviews! Not impress at all, 2 beers, a hamburger and a plate of fish and chips (2 small and not crisp portions of fish) $80! The menus were printed sheets of paper done with not enough ink so pages were all blackish and difficult to read, and they had this pretentious "hipster" mason jar... More 

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Thank saitam2007
France
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66 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 79 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Brothers used to be an Ottawa staple. Good food, good beers, nice service. Our dinner on Sunday was a disaster - apparently the chef left in early January. The first three beer we ordered were off, and the service perfunctory. Go somewhere else until they sort themselves out.

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Thank RNPARIS
Ottawa, Canada
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Good selection of beer. But yikes. Fine dining prices with barely diner service. Still doesn't compute. Four beers a few Fridays ago. Fifty dollars. Fifty! A three-foot delivery and little in the way of service. The glasses themselves were kind of full. There are other options close by that won't break the bank or the mind. See what you think.... More 

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Thank cdntravels2016
Ottawa, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A terrific place to go with the family. The beer is, or course, very good and the choice is always fantastic, but the meal also can please to everyone. For four years now, we enjoyed a romantic new year's eve diner and this one was the absolute best. I still dream of the elk tartar and of the desserts with... More 

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Thank md041019
Ottawa, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 December 2016

We go often at this place, my family and I. Even the little girl, 10, enjoyed very much her flat iron steak and her 7Up. The adults are always amazed by the choice of beers. It is quite a pleasure to pair the food with the beer and the waiter knows his business very well ; his suggestions fit the... More 

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Munich, Germany
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 December 2016 via mobile

Went there on short notice with a friend of mine. I was quite surprised about the great selection of on tap and bottled craft beer from various locations. My Dr. Feelgood did it's job but that might have been related to the 7% of alcohol 😉. Sunday and Monday seems to be "share your small plates" evening, so we had... More 

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Thank Holger B
Ottawa, Canada
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113 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 December 2016

Went to try this new place. The choice of beer is amazing. For food we had Terrine, croquette and flat iron which is a steak. Everything was excellent. But they should go easy on the salt because the fries are too salty. We made a reservation to be on the safe side. At 7:00 pm the place started to fill... More 

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Thank Joanne W
St. John's, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 November 2016

They have an excellent selection of both microbrewery beer that changes regularly and some interesting imports. The Trappist that they have on tap is exceptional but at 10% it has quite the kick. The bartender was very knowledgeable about the current selection and while the menu is not extensive the food is very good.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Gastropub, Bar, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Drinks
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Reservations
Good for
Groups, Bar Scene
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 - 22:00
Monday
12:00 - 22:00
Tuesday
12:00 - 22:00
Wednesday
12:00 - 00:00
Thursday
12:00 - 00:00
Friday
12:00 - 01:30
Saturday
11:30 - 01:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 366 Dalhousie St | George and Dalhousie, Ottawa, Ontario K1N 7G3, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  Ontario  >  Ottawa
  • Phone Number: +1 613-695-6300

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?