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Top 14 Breweries in Ottawa for Craft Beer Enthusiasts

Top 14 Breweries in Ottawa for Craft Beer Enthusiasts

If you’re anything like me, nothing tickles your taste buds quite like the hoppy embrace of a perfectly brewed craft beer. 

The good news is that Ottawa is a veritable playground for us beer lovers, as it’s brimming with breweries that know how to stir up some serious suds.

Well, we’ve been on a little journey to round up the top breweries Ottawa has to offer. Yep, we’re talking about those special spots where the beer flows like a river of dreams and the vibes feel just right, and we’re here to share them with you!

Beyond the Pale Brewing Company


Address: 250 City Centre Ave Bay 106, Ottawa, ON K1R 6K7, Canada

Contact details: +1 613-668-2337

Operating hours: 

  • Monday to Thursday – 11 AM to 11 PM
  • Friday and Saturday – 11 AM to 12 AM
  • Sunday – 11 AM to 10 PM

Beyond the Pale has a vibe that’s all about community, creativity, and, of course, damn good beer. Their beer lineup is as bold and playful as their name suggests, like The Darkness stout and Pink Fuzz Grapefruit Wheat.

And the best part is that they’re all about experimentation, which means you’re always in for a pleasant surprise with their rotating taps. Plus, their events calendar is packed with live music and food pop-ups that’ll have you marking your calendar.

Pro tip: Try to swing by during the weekday afternoons if you prefer a quieter vibe to explore their selection. And, if you’ve got a four-legged friend, their patio is pet-friendly!

Flora Hall Brewing


Address: 37 Flora St, Ottawa, ON K2P 1A7, Canada

Contact details: +1 613-695-2339

Operating hours: 

  • Monday to Thursday – 4 PM to 11 PM
  • Friday – 4 PM to 12 AM
  • Saturday – 12 PM to 12 AM
  • Sunday – 12 PM to 11 PM

Flora Hall Brewing feels a bit like stepping into a modern beer cathedral—high ceilings, loads of light, and communal tables. Their beers are a chef’s kiss, whether you’re into hop-heavy IPAs, tart sours, or something malty and mild.

This place has a knack for balancing traditional techniques with a twist of the unexpected. Their food menu complements their beers perfectly, with dishes ranging from pub fare to innovative small plates designed to share (or not—no judgment here).

Pro tip: Make sure you check out their happy hour deals if you’re looking to experience premium craft beer without denting your wallet too much. Also, reservations are recommended if you’re hitting them up during peak hours.

Broadhead Brewing Company 


Address: 1680 Vimont Ct Unit 106, Orléans, ON K4A 3M3, Canada

Contact details: +1 613-830-3944

Operating hours: 

  • Tuesday to Thursday – 11:30 AM to 9 PM
  • Friday and Saturday – 11:30 AM to 10 PM
  • Sunday – 11:30 AM to 6 PM

Broadhead was started by a group of friends with a passion for craft beer and a DIY ethos, and it’s all about hard work, great beer, and a down-to-earth vibe. Their selection ranges from the delightfully hoppy wildcard ale to the robust dark horse stout.

And while they might not have the bells and whistles of larger operations, their focus on quality over quantity shines through in every pint. Their taproom is cosy, inviting, and without pretence.

Pro tip: They’ve got growlers for the taking, so if you find a brew you love, you can bring a bit of Broadhead home with you. Also, keep an eye out for their workshop events—you might just catch the brewing bug yourself.

Brew Revolution 


Address: 6081 Hazeldean Rd, Stittsville, ON K2S 1B9, Canada

Contact details: +1 613-672-2739

Operating hours: 

  • Sunday and Tuesday – 12 PM to 9 PM
  • Wednesday – 12 PM to 10 PM
  • Thursday – 12 PM to 11 PM
  • Friday and Saturday – 12 PM to 12 AM

The Brew Revolution is making waves with its commitment to sustainability, community, and, naturally, exceptional beer. Walking in, you’re greeted with a mix of modern chic and rustic charm.

Their beer selection is a thoughtful mix of classics reimagined and bold new ventures like a hibiscus saison or a coffee-infused blond ale. Plus, their patio is the perfect spot to enjoy those rare sunny days, beer in hand, of course.

Pro tip: They pride themselves on their rotating taps, so every visit can be a whole new beer-tasting adventure. And for those with non-beer drinkers in tow, their selection of local wines and spirits ensures no one’s left out.

Spark Beer 


Address: 702 Somerset St W, Ottawa, ON K1R 6P6, Canada

Contact details: +1 613-663-9997

Operating hours: 

  • Tuesday – 4 PM to 8 PM
  • Wednesday – 4 PM to 10 PM
  • Thursday – 4 PM to 11 PM
  • Friday – 4 PM to 12 AM
  • Saturday = 1 PM to 12 AM
  • Sunday – 1 PM to 8 PM

Spark Beer is a shining beacon in Ottawa’s Somerset Village for those who love their brews with a side of quaint charm. This place is small but mighty, with a focus on quality that’s evident in every carefully crafted batch.

This place knows the value of a good pairing, offering a modest but mighty menu of snacks that complement their brews perfectly. Their lineup is a carefully curated selection of flavours that range from approachable to avant-garde.

Pro tip: Remember to keep an eye on their social media for spontaneous “spark” events—whether it’s a new beer release or a community gathering, it’s worth being in the loop. 

Bicycle Craft Brewery


Address:  850 Industrial Ave #12, Ottawa, ON K1G 4K2, Canada

Contact details: +1 613-733-2337

Operating hours: 

  • Monday to Saturday – 11 AM to 7 PM
  • Sunday – 11 AM to 6 PM

Bicycle Craft Brewery is a family-owned oasis and a pedal-pusher’s paradise. Situated near the Alta Vista neighbourhood, Bicycle pulls you in with its funky bike-themed décor and keeps you there with a slew of top-tier ales.

Their offerings include the velvety velocipede IPA, while their one-offs and seasonals prove these brewers aren’t afraid to pop wheelies off the beaten track. What’s more, they also have live music, trivia nights, and the occasional bike tune-up workshop.

Pro tip: Don’t forget to grab your growler on the way out to keep the good times rolling at home. And, check their calendar for bike-in events, when showing up on two wheels might just score you a special discount.

Overflow Brewing Company


Address: 2477 Kaladar Ave, Ottawa, ON K1V 8B9, Canada

Contact details: +1 613-695-2337

Operating hours: 

  • Tuesday and Wednesday – 3 PM to 9 PM
  • Thursday to Sunday – 12 PM to 11 PM

Overflow Brewing Company, a converted warehouse, is where beer lovers’ dreams, well, overflow. Their beers are like the greatest hits of ale, from the hoppy triumphs to the deep, dark stouts.

Expect high-fidelity flavour in their aptly named loud and proud IPA, and don’t sleep on the tight squeeze IPA, which will have hopheads and newbie sippers alike crushin’ hard. Plus, they’ve got food trucks that roll up with food as tasty as their in-house lagers.

Pro tip: If you have tickets for a gig elsewhere, pre-game here for some lively libations and show your concert ticket for a potential discount at the bar.

Vimy Brewing Company


Address: 830 Industrial Ave Unit 11, Ottawa, ON K1G 4B8, Canada

Contact details: +1 613-800-2739

Operating hours: 

  • Monday to Saturday – 11 AM to 7 PM
  • Sunday – 11 AM to 5 PM

If you’ve got a predilection for both history and hops, Vimy Brewing Company is your kind of trench. Huddled in the ByWard Market district, this is a spot steeped in Canadian pride—their name pays homage to the Battle of Vimy Ridge.

Here, you can taste beers like the Vimy Cream Ale and Vimy Red. They’ve also got board games, comfy seating, and the feeling that you’re both out on the town and sat in a mate’s living room.

Pro tip: Their ‘fill it forward’ program gets you a discount when refilling your growler, so it’s good for both your wallet and the planet. And while they don’t have their kitchen, feel free to bring in your own chow or order delivery right to your table.

Tooth and Nail Brewing Company


Address: 3 Irving Ave, Ottawa, ON K1Y 1Z2, Canada

Contact details: +1 613-695-4677

Operating hours: 

  • Monday to Thursday – 4 PM to 11 PM
  • Friday – 3 PM to 12 AM
  • Saturday – 1 PM to 12 AM
  • Sunday – 1 PM to 7 PM

If passion for malt and yeast had a physical address, it’d be Tooth and Nail Brewing Company. Their brew lineup is a testament to balance and craftsmanship.

For instance, their vim and vigor pilsner is the kind of beer that’ll restore your faith in humanity, while tenacity pale ale proves that the backbone of a brew comes from the soul, not just the hops.

Pro tip: Always ask about the Fermenter’s Choice on tap and if you get peckish, their well-curated menu of snacks and bites is there to rescue your hunger pangs.

Dominion City Brewing Co.


Address: 5510 Canotek Rd Unit 15, Ottawa, ON K1J 9J4, Canada

Contact details: +1 613-688-6207

Operating hours: 

  • Wednesday and Thursday – 3 PM to 9 PM
  • Friday – 11 AM to 9 PM
  • Saturday – 11 AM to 7 PM
  • Sunday – 12 PM to 6 PM

Dominion City Brewing Co. has been chugging along strong since 2014 in Gloucester. Their IPAs are the north stars in their brew universe, like their two flags IPA and the pineapple crown jewel.

Now, their space is part rugged lumberjack, part urban chic—an oasis of wooden accents, communal tables, and brewing tanks. They’ve also got some nice outdoor picnic tables for those summer days when all you want is a cold pint and a warm sun.

Pro tip: Be wary of the schedule because their hours aren’t that long, so check ahead of time and plan your visit to squeeze in every drop of your experience. And let me tell you, their online store is a lifesaver when you get those 2 a.m. cravings.

Evergreen Craft Ales


Address: 767 Silver Seven Rd #21, Ottawa, ON K2V 0H1, Canada

Contact details: +1 613-319-3106

Operating hours: 

  • Sunday and Tuesday – 11 AM to 5 PM
  • Wednesday and Thursday – 11 AM to 6 PM
  • Friday and Saturday – 11 AM to 9 PM

Evergreen Craft Ales is a pint-sized powerhouse that’s big on character. It’s got that back-to-nature vibe with a dash of suburbia—you know, think of it as a cabin getaway without leaving the city limits.

They’ve got pilsners and stouts, and if you’re lucky, you might stumble upon their limited releases. On top of that, they often clear a spot for food trucks, host pop-up shops featuring local artisans and arrange soul-satisfying live music sessions.

Pro tip: In peak hours, it’s a bit like fitting a moose into a hockey bag, so I’d recommend you get in early to claim your territory.

Conspiracy Theory Brewing Company


Address: 2172 Robertson Rd, Nepean, ON K2H 5Z1, Canada

Contact details: +1 613-868-1658

Operating hours: 

  • Tuesday – 12 PM to 9 PM
  • Wednesday and Thursday – 12 PM to 10:30 PM
  • Friday – 12 PM to 10 PM
  • Saturday – 12 PM to 11:30 PM

Conspiracy Theory Brewing Company stirs up brews that are as intriguing as they are refreshing. Here, you’ll get to taste their new world order lager and the inside job IPA, which is a mastermind of hop-to-flavour execution.

But it’s not just the beer that’ll pull you in. It’s the whole ambience—secretive, a smidgen ominous, but still welcoming.

Pro tip: Although conspiracy theories don’t follow a routine, luckily, their taproom hours do. So check their schedule and plan your covert operation accordingly.

Kichesippi Beer Co.


Address: 2265 Robertson Rd, Ottawa, ON K2H 5Z2, Canada

Contact details: +1 613-728-7845

Operating hours: 

  • Sunday to Thursday – 10 AM to 8 PM
  • Friday and Saturday – 9 AM to 10 PM

I’d be as disappointed as a raccoon in a locked trash can if I didn’t mention Kichesippi Beer Co. This family-run setup in Bells Corners has no frills, no gimmicks—just pure, unabashed love for creating well-crafted, flavourful beer.

Straight out of their vats come timeless brews like the natural blonde and Heller Highwater. Beyond that, they’ve got a taproom that’ll satisfy your refreshment needs, and they also run brewery tours if you want to get up close to the brewing action.

Pro tip: They won’t mind if you bring your grub or have food delivered right to the brewery. Plus, weekend afternoons see a flurry of food trucks turning their lot into a veritable feast for folks who share their brews.

Ridge Rock Brewing Company


Address: 421 Donald B. Munro Dr, Ottawa, ON K0A 1L0, Canada

Contact details: +1 613-470-2337

Operating hours: 

  • Sunday and Monday – 11 AM to 9 PM
  • Tuesday to Thursday – 11 AM to 10 PM
  • Friday and Saturday – 11 AM to 11 PM

Ridge Rock Brewing Company has it all—history, atmosphere, and beers. Their beer lineup is like the greatest hits of the craft world, like their vegetation celebration, which is a cornucopia of hops presented with panache.

And if you want to feel like you’re sipping a liquid sunset, meet the Amber Ale. Another thing is that this place is housed in a restored 1890s building with exposed brick walls, a gleaming brew house at its centre, and a comfy taproom.

Pro tip: They’ve got an on-site kitchen whipping up hearty bites that go down a treat with their brews, so make sure you try them. A major plus, they’re known to host live gigs that’ll have those beer-steeped toes tapping in no time.