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Irene's Pub

#324 of 2,259 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”
Open Now
11:30 a.m. - 2:00 a.m. Hours
Bar, Pub, Canadian
$$ - $$$
885 Bank St, Ottawa, Ontario K1S 3W4, Canada
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Reviewed September 4, 2013

This place is one of a quickly dying breed of great live music venues in the Capital.. The Black Sheep on this side of the ottawa river. It's a pub. It is not part of a chain. It is successful but in a quietly humble...More

Date of visit: September 2013
1  Thank McGDar
Reviewed September 4, 2013

Wonderful food, Great people, Great staff, Great music. The kind of pub every town should have. Get the steak and eggs for bunch.. you won't be disappointed!

Date of visit: August 2013
1  Thank L B
Reviewed September 3, 2013

I always enjoy Irene's Pub. It is a welcoming and enjoyable place to be! Although I usually go in the evenings for music and drinks, whenever I have had a bite to eat there - nachos; salad; dessert - it has always been yummy! Great...More

Date of visit: June 2013
Thank Patricia H
Reviewed September 1, 2013

In a search to find a local pub in the Glebe since we've moved here it has been perilous and unsuccessful. Tried the food at Irene's; horribly bland. Tried to have drinks here on my birthday; female bartenders were incredibly rude to my girlfriend and...More

Date of visit: August 2013
2  Thank hjeank
Reviewed April 18, 2013

A friendly little local in the Glebe. Wide selection of beers on tap and bottled. Food is slightly above average with some creativity evident in the menu. Fries are home made and good. Chili with chips was excellent! Entertainment offered several evenings a week -...More

Date of visit: April 2013
Thank BJCoop
Reviewed February 25, 2013

Recently revisited Irene's now under be new management. Thursday night is blues night and once again they delivered in spades. Steve Mariner and the Monkey Junk grew we're in the bar and Steve played one set. Great opening act and the crowd was pumped. If...More

Date of visit: February 2013
Thank GlenandTina
Reviewed November 28, 2012 via mobile

Atmosphere is great. The server was amazing. I just can't get over how awful their curry was. They must have a chef with some experience so I cant understand why it was so bad. It tasted and looked like it was poured from a can...More

1  Thank Ann H
Reviewed September 30, 2012

I am a many time visitor to the lovely city of Ottawa and one of it's hidden treasures is the funky pub called Irene's on Bank Street. Every Thursday night for the last 11 years they have had Blue's night and it is a gravity...More

Date of visit: September 2012
2  Thank GlenandTina
Reviewed June 13, 2012

Good selection of local beers - music inside was a bit loud for conversation, so the patio was a great alternative to being inside.

Date of visit: June 2012
1  Thank Rob L
Reviewed March 27, 2012

Could not have been better. In the midst of the St. Patrick's day parade on Bank st - was hilarious. The Steak and fries was done to perfection. service a bit slow but understandable. Cost reasonable - friendship and atmosphere = priceless.

Date of visit: March 2012
Thank JohannOttawa
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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
Groups, Bar Scene
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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