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“Average place with good beer selection”

Brothers Beer Bistro
Ranked #152 of 2,746 Restaurants in Ottawa
Cuisines: Canadian
Dining options: Late Night, Breakfast, Reservations
Restaurant details
Dining options: Late Night, Breakfast, Reservations
Toronto, Canada
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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“Average place with good beer selection”
Reviewed March 22, 2013

The place is loud and cumbersome. You don't get that right vibe. It doesn't feel warm or inviting. Where is the love?

I visit Ottawa quite frequently and always try new places but I'm always going to the wrong ones or on the wrong nights.

I do admit their beer selection is outstanding. I also enjoy their innovative beer cocktails.

Staff needs to loosen up, fix the acoustics, and relax. It's a beer bistro! Enjoy your craft.

  • Visited March 2013
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1 Thank Fezzer23
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English first
Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Unwelcome diners at empty brothers bistro”
Reviewed March 20, 2013

We had a horrible experience at brothers and will never go back. We arrived at 5:40 Mar 19. There were no customers present. The hostess asked if we had a reservation and we said no. My friend asked if we could sit by a window. The hostess offered us the table closest to the entrance. We felt this would be too cold. Then she wanted to put us right beside the kitchen door. Also not ideal. Grudgingly, and very concerned about the reservations that she had for later, she sat us at another table by the window. We were a bit annoyed and explained what happened to the waitress. She proceeded to explain that she wasn't scheduled to work yet and we were sitting in her section (keep in mind there are no people in the restaurant). Then she explained they need to keep the tables for 8pm reserved (keep in mind it is 5:40) in case people don't leave before the reservation arrives. Since we had already obviously terribly inconvenienced the hostess and the waitress, we left and went to Play. We sat at a lovely table, were made to feel welcome, and had a wonderful meal. What a difference. Brothers is a very new, sad little place. Very, very unfortunate.

  • Visited March 2013
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2 Thank Nancy M
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St.John's, NL, Canada
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Good for beer lovers.”
Reviewed March 19, 2013

An amazing selection of beers, both bottled and on tap. The bartenders are clearly passionate about the beer. Food is also good, but maybe a little pricey. Don't come here for an intimate atmosphere, it is quite noisy.

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Thank GreatBigSea
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Moncton
1 review
“Perfect!”
Reviewed March 5, 2013 via mobile

It's so rare to find a beer bar that serves good food (or even a good restaurant that serves good beer) but Brothers has great beer and great food! Some say the prices are a little on the high side, but I would say they are worth every penny. And the exclusive beers they carry are fantastic!

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Thank jeph13
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Ottawa, Canada
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225 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 87 helpful votes
“great brunch”
Reviewed February 23, 2013

The "beer in everything" is some gimmicky, but the food is good. We had the pancakes and the breakfast sandwich. The pancakes come with a root beer-treated bacon. It's strip bacon but it's so think you have to cut it and the root beer is terrific on it. Worth a try!

  • Visited February 2013
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Thank WmFerguson
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