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Irene's Pub

#334 of 2,430 Restaurants in Ottawa
$$ - $$$, ,
885 Bank St, Ottawa, Ontario K1S 3W4, Canada
+1 613-230-4474
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  • Excellent37%
  • Very good48%
  • Average12%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible3%
14 Jul 2018
“Creative, Tasty Pub Food”
3 Mar 2018
“Cover Charge for a Good Band & Good Beer”
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Bar, Pub, Canadian
$$ - $$$
885 Bank St, Ottawa, Ontario K1S 3W4, Canada
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Reviewed August 9, 2018 via mobile

Went there for the first time. Amazing food especially the poutine with fried vheese curds, the onions rings qre amazing and to top it out, the fish and chip was soooooo good. The atmosphere is what you expect from a local pub. Its is the...More

Thank GillesinCanada
Reviewed July 14, 2018

Nice pub atmosphere. Good menu with some creative specials available. Food was well prepared. The only server working while we were there was the bartender, but he did a very good job of keeping everyone happy and food came out quickly.

Thank toomanynouns
Reviewed March 3, 2018 via mobile

We were intrigue by this funky bar with quite a young crowd (we are in our late 50s) we were received by a grumpy woman that wanted a cover charge. The band was good and diversified but way too many breaks. Excellent selection of Ottawa...More

Thank shaman01
Reviewed February 4, 2018 via mobile

Atmosphere, vibe and great live music makes for a great evening out. Have never tried the food but service is good and the beer is cold. Well worth the visit and I look forward to the next time.

1  Thank 423deant
Reviewed September 6, 2017 via mobile

This bar is drenched in history. You can feel the heartbreaks, the arguments, the sports commentary that generations of patrons have left there. Tables and chairs are clean but well worn. Much like the staff. Still a hub for live music too. If that's your...More

Thank chrislG1692VP
Reviewed March 9, 2017

My friends and I hang out here for food and drinks before hockey games. It's a great, character filled place amidst newer and trendier places around Landsdowne. One can feel the decades of stories in the place!

1  Thank Josh B
Reviewed December 19, 2016

Sit down at Irene's and you really get the feeling that you're ensconsing yourself in a well-varnished clean yet storied part of Ottawa's musical and bacchanalian past. Utterly unpretentious, well-stocked with beer and above-par bar food, a locus of the local music scene, Irene's is...More

1  Thank chrislG1692VP
Reviewed December 5, 2016

I'm biased because I actually live down the street from this pub, but I love to go to enjoy fish and chips or their amazing veggie burger. Lots of great local music. Wonderful brunch but be forewarned they only open at 11am. If you're a...More

1  Thank LizWOttawa
Reviewed October 1, 2016

We've eaten at Irene's a few times and have enjoyed it every time. Typically, we're there for brunch on a Saturday, and we've tried a variety of meals. All were very good, from standard bacon and eggs to burgers to sandwiches. The service is very...More

1  Thank JimTaggartOttawa
Reviewed September 11, 2016 via mobile

I have been out of the country for 15 years but upon my return I went to Irene's right away. It's a proper, unpretentious pub in the heart of a neighborhood full of snazzy new spots without any soul. I am happy to say I...More

1  Thank Matt F
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Dan W
July 4, 2017|
Response from Crazyman885 | Property representative |
Eru Era will be recording a live album at Irene's Pub July 21 and 22
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
Bar, Pub, Canadian
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Serves Alcohol, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Bar Scene, Groups
Open Hours
11:30 a.m. - 2:00 a.m.
11:30 a.m. - 2:00 a.m.
11:30 a.m. - 2:00 a.m.
11:30 a.m. - 2:00 a.m.
11:30 a.m. - 2:00 a.m.
11:30 a.m. - 2:00 a.m.
11:30 a.m. - 2:00 a.m.
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 885 Bank St, Ottawa, Ontario K1S 3W4, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  Ontario  >  Ottawa>  > The Glebe / Dow's Lake
  • Neighbourhood: The Glebe / Dow's Lake
  • Phone Number: +1 613-230-4474
Well-known local venue for live music. Irene's has been in business since 1985. Fully accessible with accessible washroom on ground floor, just ask anyone in bar to help by positioning wheelchair ramp at entrance for access. We also have a secret patio out back open during warmer weather, car and bus exhaust free and private. Great food and kitchen open till midnight.
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