In the harsh Canadian winter, that we all know too well, it’s difficult to muster up the courage to face the weather to commute somewhere for a drink. Thankfully, with www.613drinksonme.com, we can have alcohol delivered right to our front door, and avoid the snow altogether. But for the times we feel riddled with cabin fever, and need to get out of the house, there are a few cozy bars in Ottawa that will make you feel right at home.
Here is a countdown of Ottawa’s 5 coziest bars to stay warm at this winter.
5. The Hintonburg Public House:
Located just west of Chinatown, along Wellington Street, Hintonburg Public House is cozy, hipster spot, away from the all the commotion of downtown. With an exciting and creative food & drink menu, easygoing staff, and displays of local artwork, this is definitely the kind of spot you can make yourself right at home.
If you’re looking for a spacious, highly popular sports bar, this is not the place. The beauty of Quinn’s, is that it’s charmingly small, and full of character. Although it isn’t the main attraction on Bank Street, it’s the perfect little nook to hunker down, stay warm, and order an Ashton craft beer.
3. Patty’s Pub:
If you’re interested in the qualities of Quinn’s, but you’d prefer something a bit more spacious, then Patty’s Pub might be for you. Also located on Bank Street, Patty’s is known for its warm, homey, everybody-knows-your-name atmosphere, friendly staff, delicious food menu, endless drink options, ambiance lighting, and cozy fireplace.
2. The Loft Board Game Lounge:
Sometimes, simply going to a bar and having a drink, isn’t quite as fulfilling as you thought it was going to be. But at The Loft, in the heart of the Byward Market, you can enjoy your drink of choice, whilst sitting on a couch, playing an intense game of Monopoly with your friends.
1. 10 Fourteen:
From the moment you step into 10 Fourteen, you can’t help but feel cozy. There are couches, comfortable booths, and of course, a bar. Complimentary popcorn is given out to each table to snack on until you’re ready to order one of their home-cooked “bar bites”, or one of their creative drink options. The highlight of 10 Fourteen, and an absolute go-to besides their pinball machine, and several board game options, has to be their homemade pizza pockets. Nestled in Hintonburg, 10 Fourteen is easily the coziest spot to unwind, have a drink, snack, play games, and stay warm this winter.