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Good Sports Bars in Ottawa

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Good Sports Bars in Ottawa

A friend and I are going to Ottawa 12/27-12/30 to see the Bruins game. The Bruins play Ottawa in Boston on the 27th, so I'd like to go somewhere fun to watch it. We are staying at the WelcomINNS near the St Laurent center.

Also, are there any restaurants near the arena, or should we eat downtown before taking the bus to Kanata?

Aside from hockey, what site should we visit? Museums look interesting...



Edited: 10:30 am, October 17, 2013
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Ok, I included a link for The Burbs pub which is in Kanata. I have been there a few times and food is ok etc and reasonably priced. But...right now they have a special on which for $60 includes a ticket to the Sen's game, shuttle to and from the bar, one entrée and one drink...that's per person. I just saw this last Sunday when I was having breakfast at the restaurant. Maybe phone them and see if it will fit your schedule. The seats are probably in the nose-bleed sections but for that price its a very good deal


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Just to clarify.... I take it you're going to the Briuns game on the 28th in Ottawa... but you'll be in town on the 27th and want to catch the first game of the home-and-home series in a pub near your hotel in Ottawa.

St Laurent is on the opposite end of town from the arena.... Pretty much any local pub will have the game on... but unfortunately I don't know that area well... ask at the hotel and they can point you to somewhere close.

If you feel like heading downtown, there is always the http://realsports.ca/BarAndGrill/Ottawa/ which is in the middle of the Byward Market... and things will certainly be happening there.

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If your going by bus, I suggest an early dinner downtown before heading to Kanata. The CTC is a bit far on foot from the few restos in that area. Around St - Laurent mall, you have a few eateries north of the mall, also East Side Marios in the mall. Sens Mile is on Elgin, downtown just after Rideau Center and has a lot of bars with TVs. Check octranspo.ca for the bus 400 schedule for the evening. It takes a while to go to the CTC by buss

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One other option... there are actually several sports bar/restaurant type places IN the arena... If you don't feel like eating dinner at 4:30, you can always head out to the arena for 5pm or so and chow down there...

We're still scratching our heads at why the powers-that-be at the time decided to build an arena in a cornfield in the middle of nowhere.

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If you want to watch the game not too far from your hotel, try http://www.liammaguires.com/index.html.

Google the owner, much respected hockey expert.

Or, if you go downtown, the Senate is a a real hockey bar.


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We're making the same trip! Thanks for asking my question.

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There isn't much exciting around the arena! I would recommend checking out the Byward Market before the game - it is worth the trip itself, especially in December - make a day of being downtown... the Rideau centre and parliament are right around the corner, as well as the Rideau canal. "The Market" as it is commonly referred to here (the most concentrated restaurant and bar area in the city) is on the way from St Laurent to the arena and easily accessible by bus. If you want a sports bar, Real Sports is the place to go. Be sure to make a reservation - this place fills up fast on game days! Check out the features section in "Our Story"...


The natural history museum aka. museum of nature (also downtown) is a favourite of mine, and the war museum and aviation museum are also worth seeing. If you like art, the National Gallery is right downtown, also near the market and is always a lovely way to spend the afternoon. If you like outdoors, check out the Gatineau hills (about 25-30 min outside of Ottawa) for cross country skiing (depending on the snow). The Nordik spa at the base of the hills is well priced and a nice way to relax and warm up after the cold.

All the best and enjoy your visit!

Edited: 2:16 am, December 05, 2013
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