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Lieutenant's Pump

#267 of 2,186 Restaurants in Ottawa
Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
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361 Elgin Street, Ottawa, Ontario K2P 1M7, Canada
+1 613-238-2949
11:30 am - 2:00 am
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Sun 8:30 am - 1:00 am
Mon 11:30 am - 1:00 am
Tue - Fri 11:30 am - 2:00 am
Sat 8:30 am - 2:00 am
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Ottawa, Canada
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31 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Imagine being in a renovated bunker drinking brews without the worry of bombs nearby. That's the feeling you'll get at the Pump. It's the ultimate pub - great service, atmosphere, and excellent beer. Dont be a prude and check it out!

Thank DePeGe
Level Contributor
6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Great beer and food. Attentive service from knowledgable staff. The decor was great reminds me of a geat British pub

Thank Fiona A
Beaconsfield, Canada
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83 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The food is good, not as amazing as mentioned by other people. A little more expensive than other pubs. Good service. Atmosphere ordinary

Thank Pierre C
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44 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I used to love going to the Pump anytime and still stop in for a pint or brunch - these are both generally excellent. That said, the dance floor Friday and Saturday night thing they have going on now is so awful! Even when they first started this, it was better. Great 90s tunes and still felt pub style in... More 

Thank daisi007
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10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 20, 2017

Entered into to a nice warm hall, through a thick red curtain to be amazed by a diverse pub with multiple bars. Full of nooks and crannies, you can almost get lost in here (Or stay undetected for a few hours!) I met friends for drinks and was pleasantly surprised when a hostess was taking orders from the tables. (Back... More 

Thank princessfionapants
Ottawa, Canada
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26 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 29, 2016 via mobile

I've been going to Lieutenants pump since it opened over 20 years ago. Probably longer. I've always been impressed with the consistently good service . Good atmosphere although a little dark. I'm most impressed by the weekly Sunday roast beef dinner served to your liking and complete with the trimmings. Gets crowded . Some great seating in the back. Staff... More 

Thank Morgan407
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225 reviews
104 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 81 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 21, 2016 via mobile

This is what I consider to be my neighbourhood pub but it is also a perfect spot for visitors and Ottawa region residents to enjoy. Great drink selection and the food is always reliable. We enjoyed the seasonal turkey dinner last night. All 4 diners were thrilled with the meals. Service was perfect. Do not miss "the pump" for food... More 

Thank OttawaShell
Fanf0rlife, Owner at Lieutenant's Pump, responded to this review

Our Christmas Hours are Saturday Dec 24th closed, Sunday Dec 25th closed and Monday Dec 26th open at 5pm. More 

Oshawa, Canada
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16 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 19, 2016

The food was excellent, as well as the atmosphere. I don't normally order dessert, but you've got to try their desserts...creative and amazing!

Thank epserendipity11
Ottawa, Canada
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165 reviews
102 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 21, 2016

Started a night of drinking & carousing here a few weeks ago. It was the exact experience I expected based on past trips. The beer selection is good and reasonably priced, and the size of the food orders is surprisingly large. On the down side, I'm finding the decoration/atmosphere a bit dark & dated, and the low ceiling doesn't help.... More 

Ottawa, Canada
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37 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 2, 2016 via mobile

This is a traditional pub on Elgin Street and has a nice patio. It has been a fixture in Ottawa for a long time. Good place for a pint. Have never eaten there.

Thank John D

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$7 - $13
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Drinks
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Free Wifi, Takeout, Reservations, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Bar scene, Large groups
Open Hours
8:30 am - 1:00 am
11:30 am - 1:00 am
11:30 am - 2:00 am
11:30 am - 2:00 am
11:30 am - 2:00 am
11:30 am - 2:00 am
8:30 am - 2:00 am
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 361 Elgin Street, Ottawa, Ontario K2P 1M7, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  Ontario  >  Ottawa
  • Phone Number: +1 613-238-2949
The Lieutenant's Pump is located in a semi basement, consisting of 6 rooms, with 4 bars. There are lots of private spaces. It is a great spot for parties providing private or semi private areas from 12 to 50. The menus can be viewed on our web site.

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