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Eating and drinking in Ottawa, good craft beer edition

I'll be in Ottawa Tuesday - Friday next week, and would like suggestions for a good spot with a decent craft beer selection to hang out with colleagues--preferably near Library & Archives Canada, the Best Western on O'Connor, or somewhere along the way between (but probably willing to wander a bit). [more inside]
posted by 1UP on Dec 3, 2016 - 5 answers

Place to hang out in Ottawa for dinner and reading

I might or might not be needing a place to spend Saturday evening in Ottawa, for dinner and some time afterwards with a book. I'd like to not be rushed out, I don't care if it has booze, wifi is not necessary, and nearish Nepean would be best. I have a car.
posted by jeather on Feb 24, 2016 - 8 answers

How hard is it to be a US expat in Ottawa?

I have been offered an opportunity at a promising company in Ottawa, Canada. However, I'm a US citizen who has never lived outside of the US. Have any Metafites done this before? Do you regret it? Is this just a Bad Idea (TM)? [more inside]
posted by msladygrey on Nov 13, 2015 - 15 answers

Ottawa this weekend

Off to Ottawa this weekend to see the US play China! What else should we do there? [more inside]
posted by damayanti on Jun 23, 2015 - 8 answers

Best place for fresh roasted espresso beans in Ottawa?

The cafe in the Glebe where I have been buying Francesco's espresso beans for years burned down last night, and I only have a one week supply left. This is not good. Does anyone know another location that carries their beans? I can't get them from Francesco's retail location as they are only open weekdays until 5 pm. Any other recommendations for good beans in the Glebe/Old Ottawa South area?
posted by fimbulvetr on Apr 10, 2015 - 9 answers

Ottawa vs. Gatineau

Please help this Ontarian decide whether to move across the river. [more inside]
posted by betafilter on Oct 12, 2014 - 5 answers

Examples of cities filling in big empty downtown spaces

Ottawa needs to finally develop a massive field sitting empty in the middle of the city. They want it to be a landmark. I'm terrified they'll screw it up like they always do. [more inside]
posted by fso on Sep 15, 2014 - 21 answers

OntarioFilter: Driving Barrie to Ottawa. Which route?

We are going to drive from Barrie, Ontario to Ottawa this upcoming weekend. Google Maps recommends driving via Toronto / the 401, but I'm wondering: would it be worthwhile taking Highway 7? [more inside]
posted by TangoCharlie on Aug 28, 2014 - 15 answers

What should I wear in the winter? Difficulty level: Toronto

For a Texas boy, I got pretty good at dressing for the weather in London and Seattle. But now I've moved to Toronto, where I've found my clothes inadequate for the cold of the previous couple of weeks. I was also possessed to plan on a visit to Ottawa's Winterlude in a few weeks where I have been warned I might just freeze to death. What new clothes do I need and where do I get them? [more inside]
posted by grouse on Jan 11, 2014 - 37 answers

A reputable tattoo shop in Ottawa?

Looking for a spot to get a cover-up of an existing tattoo done. [more inside]
posted by gohabsgo on Oct 7, 2013 - 2 answers

Human rights cases involving female discrimination and voice projection?

There is currently a bylaw in Ottawa that prevents street performers from amplifying their voices. A street performer has taken the city to a human rights tribunal, claiming that as women find it harder to project their voices than men, this bylaw is unfairly discriminating against female street performers. I run an advocacy group for buskers, and am very keen to see her claim upheld. So, I'm looking for studies or previous cases that may lend support for her argument. And any advice on where I might look for more.
posted by omnigut on Sep 29, 2013 - 6 answers

I am undergoing chemotherapy. It is very difficult to get marijuana.

My situation. About 2/3 months ago I happily said goodbye to a massive tumor I had apparently been gestating in my intestine. I am receiving FOLFOX chemotherapy. The primary thing that is keeping me functioning, working and being a parent is marijuana. Which I have to buy on the street to the tune of about 800 bucks a month. I have spoken to my oncologist. I have spoken to my pain management team. No one will help me get what I need: a prescription/license for pot and sufficient financial help or program to be able to afford it. Where in Ottawa can I be connected to a network or physician who can help me? And I mean now. I need someone to carry the water for me because I am somewhat shattered. [more inside]
posted by One Hand Slowclapping on Jun 27, 2013 - 8 answers

Help! How many Crowns are there?!

How many Crown Attorneys are there in Ottawa & Montreal? [more inside]
posted by DorothySmith on May 21, 2012 - 6 answers

Help me get it on this weekend.

Fun, nerdy, date ideas in Ottawa, On? [more inside]
posted by Carlotta Bananas on May 17, 2012 - 9 answers

Circus peanuts in Ottawa?

Where can I buy Circus Peanuts in Ottawa? [more inside]
posted by fimbulvetr on Mar 13, 2012 - 17 answers

Mais je ne parle pas francais... Is it foolhardy to move to Ottawa without knowing french?

Need a new start in a new place. But my only fluent language is English. Is it foolish of me to try Ottawa? [more inside]
posted by human ecologist on Mar 4, 2012 - 16 answers

Ottawa Wedding Venues

Best wedding venues in Ottawa? [more inside]
posted by fso on Mar 3, 2012 - 8 answers

Ten strings stand between me and happiness

Where can I buy some Chapman Stick strings in southern or eastern Ontario? [more inside]
posted by ricochet biscuit on Dec 29, 2011 - 4 answers

Things to do in Ottawa at Christmas time?

In Ottawa for three days over Christmas break, what to do, what to do? [more inside]
posted by JoannaC on Dec 19, 2011 - 6 answers

Help me make Ottawa's famous Lebanese garlic sauce!

This post made me long for Ottawa's awesome Lebanese food, especially garlic sauce. Help me make it for myself! [more inside]
posted by smitt on Dec 6, 2011 - 6 answers

Place to stay in Ottawa

Looking for B&B or guesthouse near 27 York Street in Ottawa? We're going to be at said address for an event on a Friday night and want to make a little weekend of it. Unfortunately don't have the first clue about Ottawa...can someone with local knowledge help? Very much appreciated.
posted by supercoollady on Oct 10, 2011 - 1 answer

Can we fly internationally out of Canada if we live in the US?

Anyone had any issues living in the US but flying internationally out of Canada? We (English green-card holder me + US citizen wife) live in far upstate NY and it seems that flying to London and back out of Ottawa using Air Transat is the cheapest and quickest way. Are there any pitfalls I'm unaware of? Any craziness with border control between the US and Canada if you tell the that's what you're doing? Thanks.
posted by merocet on Aug 12, 2011 - 13 answers

Looking for good, modest hotel in downtown Ottawa

Looking for recommendations for a modest hotel in downtown Ottawa, Ontario - preferrably with a kitchen or fridge & microwave. [more inside]
posted by jb on Jul 10, 2011 - 11 answers

Where everybody knows your name.

I'm about to spend a few weeks in Ottawa and I'm looking for a coffee shop to spend some time. Can anyone suggest a few for me? [more inside]
posted by Old Man Wilson on Apr 5, 2011 - 11 answers

Want in? Just call this guy five hours away and he will let you up.

How do I deal with the (possibly benignly neglectful, possibly dickish) behaviour of my ex-landlords? My phone is ringing quite a lot these days. [more inside]
posted by ricochet biscuit on Mar 29, 2011 - 38 answers

CSA-Approved Doc Martens in Ottawa

Where can I find CSA approved steel-toed Doc Martens in Ottawa, ON? [more inside]
posted by meowf on Feb 11, 2011 - 6 answers

Anyone know who painted this?

[Art Filter]: Help me identify the artist who painted this. I believe it is gouache, but I might be wrong. [more inside]
posted by MelanieL on Nov 6, 2010 - 0 answers

I will go stir-crazy if I am stuck at home

Help me get away for the weekend! I'm in Ottawa and need to get out of town. Problem: it's Columbus Day/ Thanksgiving and everything is booked everywhere. [more inside]
posted by kitkatcathy on Oct 5, 2010 - 3 answers

Art of the Cocktail in Ottawa, Canada?

Mixology in Ottawa, Canada: where to go for classic cocktails prepared by a skilled bartender? [more inside]
posted by braemar on Aug 5, 2010 - 3 answers

What to do around a War Museum visit in Ottawa?

Things to do in Ottawa/Gatineau for two guys in their late 20s? A visit to the War Museum is already in the cards. [more inside]
posted by Monday, stony Monday on Jul 30, 2010 - 11 answers

So I'm going to Ottawa, eh?

I'll be in Ottawa for a few days in September (attending RAID 2010). I've never been to Canada before (I'm a European), so I'm planning to stay a few days longer and enjoy the city and/or its surroundings. I'm looking for any recommendations of things to see and do. If anyone is up for a meetup, that would be great as well.
posted by cronholio on Jul 21, 2010 - 12 answers

If Dell is now Hell, is there a purgatory outside of build-it-yourself Heaven?

If Dell has truly gone to Hell, where should one go for a new rig? [more inside]
posted by Decimask on Jun 29, 2010 - 21 answers

ottawa umbrellas

Umbrella-shopping in Ottawa: where to go for quality? [more inside]
posted by fso on May 3, 2010 - 3 answers

Fancy Vegetarian restaurants in Ottawa?

Hey all, I'm looking for a fancy, expensive, special occasion type restaurant in Ottawa that has more than one Vegetarian entree on the menu. I'm taking my vegetarian girlfriend out for our anniversary and am having trouble finding any "fine dining" type places that have some veggie items on the menu. She is strict vegetarian so fish is out. Italian is always an option but I was hoping the hive mind could come up with some other ideas.
posted by mizike on Mar 15, 2010 - 18 answers

Good pubs in Ottawa?

Can you recommend a pub near the Parliament buildings in Ottawa? [more inside]
posted by jmmpangaea on Feb 16, 2010 - 14 answers

Ottawa tailor help

Suit advice: I'm looking to buy one or two new suits in the next couple months in Ottawa. I already have a decent idea of budget and styles but I'm still relatively new to the city and not sure where to go for a tailor. Can anyone recommend a good starting point for me?
posted by fso on Feb 8, 2010 - 3 answers

Best place to live in Ottawa for a single woman in her fifties?

Where is the best place in Ottawa for a single woman in her fifties to rent an appartment? [more inside]
posted by Simon Barclay on Jan 27, 2010 - 15 answers

What do you use your cell phone for?

What do you use your cell phone for? [more inside]
posted by Decimask on Nov 27, 2009 - 43 answers


Any recommendations for an optometrist in Ottawa? And what pieces of information do I need (which a doc might not give me) to order new glasses online? (sorry, multi-pronged) [more inside]
posted by Decimask on Oct 8, 2009 - 10 answers

New midrange desktop computer in Canada?

Buying a new desktop computer for gaming, programming and photography, in Canada. [more inside]
posted by Monday, stony Monday on Sep 10, 2009 - 20 answers

What would you do if you had an engineering degree?

What would you do if you were a recent engineering graduate? (What companies would you be looking into across Canada?) [more inside]
posted by MechEng on Aug 31, 2009 - 10 answers

Swimming in the Ottawa river?

Is the Ottawa river good for swimming in? [more inside]
posted by ~ on Aug 16, 2009 - 10 answers


Are there any animals in the Ottawa (Canada) area likely to be harmed by flushable cat litter?
posted by Jairus on Jul 31, 2009 - 3 answers

Movers: Ottawa-Montreal

Moving from Ottawa to Montreal - looking for a recommendation for a good mover (or movers I should not use). [more inside]
posted by Lemurrhea on Jul 21, 2009 - 5 answers

Mounties - check. Beaver tails - check. Now what do we do?

CanadaDayinOttawaFilter: What are the Don't Miss activities and attractions in Ottawa on Canada Day? Bonus points for additional recommendations for things to do on the drive to and in and around Montreal on July 2nd & 3rd? [more inside]
posted by dismitree on Jun 17, 2009 - 10 answers

J'en ai besoin d'améliorer mon français. Any suggestions?

« J'en ai besoin d'améliorer mon français, » or: "I need to improve my French." I'm looking for advice from anyone who has worked on improving or regaining their nth language. [more inside]
posted by Decimask on May 10, 2009 - 16 answers

Moving to the Canada's capital city.

Moving to Ottawa in the Fall. Looking for some apartment/ neighborhood/ living-in-the-area advice - anecdotes welcome! [more inside]
posted by tybeet on Apr 18, 2009 - 12 answers

Say Click! Take a pic!

Where should I go tomorrow in Ottawa to take pictures simply for the sake of taking pictures? [more inside]
posted by Abbril on Mar 28, 2009 - 11 answers

creative thank-you for choir members?

An imaginative thank you for my choir members? [more inside]
posted by LN on Mar 5, 2009 - 5 answers

Cheap glasses in Ottawa?

Where can I find cheap eyeglasses in or near Ottawa, Ontario? [more inside]
posted by kmennie on Feb 8, 2009 - 8 answers

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