Eastern Ontario drinking and nightlife

Brewery in Kingston

Kingston Brewing Company

Chow down on burgers and sandwiches amid flickering Christmas lights and kitschy beer-themed paraphernalia, or grab a patio table outside. In summer they make beer using a recipe dating back to 1841, when Kingston w…
Bar in Prince Edward County

Acoustic Grill

Acoustic folk, roots and blues acts can all be heard at this thigh-slappin' good-time bar and grill. The delicious bar menu is refreshingly down to earth for this foodie county, but still made fresh from local ingre…
Coffee in Ottawa

I Deal Coffee

Ideal indeed; handcrafted blends are produced and roasted on-site. The decor is thin, with bins and sacks of 'light organic blend' and 'prince of darkness' stacked next to the roaster; it's all about rich, flavorful…
Irish Pub in Ottawa

Heart & Crown

This ByWard Market stalwart is popular with young Ottawa folk for beers and pig platters of pub grub. Several rooms and patios sprawl into each other, incorporating four other pubs along the way, and big screens sho…
Bar in Ottawa


'Ottawa's original sinkhole,' as this basement bar has called itself since Rideau St collapsed in 2016, offers a great selection of Canadian microbrews (including the beloved Creemore), served on copper-top tables. …
Pub in Kingston

Tir nan Og

Set inside one of the oldest and most charming buildings along the waterfront, this Irish oasis serves up live music and overflowing pints, as well as a menu of pub grub, in its wood-lined interior. Beers come in 14…
Brewery in Gananoque

Gananoque Brewing Co

Beneath the crisscrossing wooden beams of a converted 19th-century carriage-parts factory, try craft beers such as the Naughty Otter and Smuggler's Rush. Free brewery tours are also offered.
Bar in Ottawa

Clocktower Brew Pub

Enjoy homemade brews such as Raspberry Wheat and Bytown Brown amid exposed brick and ByWard bustle. There are bar snacks aplenty and four additional locations around town.
Pub in Ottawa

Highlander Pub

Kilted servers, 17 taps and 200 single malt Scotches all add to the wonderful Scottish appeal of this ByWard Market area pub. The food is good too!
Pub in Kingston

Red House

The ranch-raunchy pub has a killer selection of beers on tap and a fantastic bar menu ranging from comfort food (poutine, house burger) to smart dining (grilled trout, steak frites) – all in a casual pub setting. We…