Union Local 613

Top choice Modern American

in Ottawa

Sit among the low-lit decor of hummingbirds and hot-air balloons, and drink house beers and other local craft brews from screw-top jars. It's food with attitude, including southern-fried chicken and cornmeal-crusted catfish, and there's a 'speakeasy' behind a bookshelf in the basement (open 10:30pm to 2am Wednesday to Saturday).