Quality Inn & Suites
111 rue Bellehumeur
Gatineau, QC J8T 6K5
Phone: (819) 568-5252
Fax: (819) 568-0753
Bars & Cafes
French baker Jerome Mantel's philosophy is simple: use the finest ingredients and bake fresh every morning. His formula has been a roaring success. Close to the Byward Market, this spacious bakery has a colorful eat-in area at the back, making it a perfect lunch stop. Dishes include as lemon chicken, braised duck and chickpea crepes. Check out the art on sale at the coffee bar.
If you are looking forward to an evening with a chilled drink in hand and great company, then Finnigan's Pub suits your bill. This pub also hosts gigs and live performances by local artists that are very entertaining.
Named after the famous ocean port in Halifax, Pier 21 introduces a touch of Nova Scotia into the lives of people in cheerful Byward Market. A fun-filled place, Pier 21 is open seven days a week for lunch, dinner and events all year round. With delicious food that reminds you of of home cooking, Pier 21 is frequented regularly by loyal patrons and visitors more often than not. A place where you can enjoy the strumming of music as it floats around and break into a dance; Pier 21 truly makes it a place where you can hold onto cherished moments spent with your loved ones.
This is a happening place to be on a hot summer night in the Byward Market, and you will be screaming for two scoops when you have a taste of the homemade Italian gelato. Neuhaus (the best in Belgium chocolates) are available from September to May each year. You can also get soups, salads and piled-high sandwiches on crusty Italian bread for a light summer meal.
This two-story watering hole above Murray Street is the first stop for live blues in this city. Live music is available seven nights a week, with many headline acts appearing throughout the year; consult the website for a complete schedule of upcoming events. The place can get pretty packed and the dance floor is rather small, but that all adds to the atmosphere. Call or see the website to know more.
Live Lounge is a peppy club that is known for its versatile indulgence in music and for the love if it. At The Live Lounge, every night is a celebration of music and a celebration of talents. A platform for the famous and the not-so-famous, Live provides the perfect opportunity for those in waiting to hone their talents and for their fifteen seconds of fame. Apart from this, the place exudes a vibrancy that hooks itself on to you as soon as you walk in. So if you are all in the mood for some exuberance and good times, head to the Live Lounge and just Chill!
Located at the eastern edge of the Byward Market, this cavernous dance club has been a favorite hangout among Ottawa's college and university crowd for many years. The music is loud and the dance floor is usually full as DJs play the latest in hip-hop and house music. Although there's a CAD3 cover charge, the drinks are cheap by Ottawa standards with beer and shots going for CAD2.50 each. There are also eight pool tables near the front of the bar for those looking for a break from the dance floor.
Pub 101, which is right in the center of Byward market, is nice three-story building with a patio out front. With themed nights like poker Mondays, tequila Tuesdays you can have a wonderful time just sipping on a cocktail or one of the wines from their list. Have a party, then its third level is the best place, with a dance floor and enough space for small groups. All this and you also have a great menu with specials each day with wing nights twice a week. Get a taste of music and find your feet tapping to it.
Serving mouth-watering Mediterranean dishes, Meditheo is well-known all over Ottawa for its menu. The pleasing, authentic Mediterranean ambiance coupled with dedicated service are the highlights of this restaurant. Food lover's surely cannot miss this place!
Offering a cozy and fun-filled atmosphere, Avant-Garde Bar as the name spells is truly a class apart. A delightful place to chill out with your pals, sip onto your drinks and have a great time, Avant-Garde is truly one of its kinds. Divided into two floors, the embellished interiors, artistic works and fancy murals make you feel as if you have entered into a different realm of reality altogether. The place regularly hosts live music acts and gigs and those are the best times to hang around and have a blast.
The warmth of the Irish spirit (and spirits) flows through this roomy Irish pub. Have a nip of Bushmills whiskey or a pint of Guinness. It's hard to choose where to enjoy your beverage: at the glossy hardwood bar, in the Snug Pub near the big screen TV, in the cobblestone courtyard or on the outdoor patio. For Irish ex-pats, many of the big Gaelic football and hurling matches are shown on weekends. When you do get comfortable, be sure to order some food - the menu incorporates most of the Irish pub favorites, including a great fish and chips with a special recipe tartar sauce. There is live Celtic music every night, and a non-smoking room is also available.
The Great Canadian Cabin has been entertaining the people of Ottawa for close to 14 years now, and is definitely one of the best live music venues around. With a cozy ambiance, comfortable seating and friendly staff, tourists and regulars flock in for a pint or too at this centrally located space. The outdoor patio is packed to capacity especially during summers, spring and holidays, which are perhaps the best time to visit. Check website for a list of upcoming events.