10 Best Places to Get a Burger and a Beer in Ottawa, ON
Looking for the best places for a burger and beer in Ottawa? Look no further! Here’s a list of the best places in YOW to grab a pint and a patty, and the best restaurants, pubs, breweries, etc. for burger and beer specials.
By Clara Jaide on Mar. 02, 2022
Beer and burgers go together like peanut butter and jam, and with the craft beer scene booming in Ottawa right now, there is no better time to hit up your favourite restaurant, bar, brewery, etc. for a pint and a juicy burger. Here are JustBeer’s top ten favourite spots for a variety of beer and burger options.
Here are JustBeer’s top ten favourite spots for a beer and a burger in Ottawa!
The WORKS Craft Burgers & Beer
580 Bank Street
With over 30 burger options, this burger bar is the real deal. It was tough for us to just choose one! This is a burger spot that you’ll be coming back to over and over and over.
Burger & Beer Pairing at The Works:
We recommend Gettin’ Piggy With It burger and a crisp and clean beer from The Works’ rotating tap like, Collective Arts’ Saint of Circumstance Blonde Ale.
Elgin Beer Project
399 Elgin Street
If you’re a chicken burger lover, then you have to try the Sticky BBQ Chicken burger at Elgin Beer Project.
Burger & Beer Pairing for The Elgin Project:
Pair your delicious sticky bbq burger from Elgin Beer Project with a delicious Tropical Vacation IPA from Bicycle Craft Brewery.
No Forks Given
191 Rue Somerset Street East
No Forks Given is an Ottawa favourite burger spot. The OMG Burger is a 6oz halal beef patty topped with deep fried jalapeños, queso cheese and guacamole on a brioche bun. If you love a good Mexican-inspired flavour and a little kick to your burgers, we definitely suggest trying this burger out.
Burger & Beer Pairing for No Forks Given:
No Forks Given doesn’t serve beer, but we suggest a hoppy & bitter beer or a Pilsner, to accompany The OMG Burger from No Forks Given.
Bite Burger House
108 Murray Street
Have you ever had Mac & Cheese in a burger? Well, you need to try it– ASAP. Bite Burger House’s ‘Mac Daddy’ is the perfect burger for the cheese lover. This burger contains Panko Mac & Cheese, double smoked bacon and cheddar whiz. Like a bacon cheeseburger on steroids.
Burger & Beer Pairing for Bite Burger House:
IPAs and Pale Ales go great with Mac and Cheese. We recommend the Detour IPA from Muskoka Brewery.
Big Rig Kitchen & Brewery
2750 Iris Street
Big Rig Brewery has amazing beers and burgers to match! If you decide to stop by Big Rig, you can’t leave without trying out The Colossal Burger! This burger lives up to it’s name with tons of toppings like fried egg, ham, bacon, crispy onions, sautéed mushrooms, cheddar and provolone cheeses and delicious barbecue sauce.
Burger & Beer Pairing for Big Rig Brewery:
We recommend washing down The Colossal with a crisp and clean beer to complement the fried egg. Big Rig’s Shakedown is a perfect match.
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73 York Street
If you love a beef brisket sandwich (just pretend it’s a burger)– you need to visit Lowertown Brewery. The beef brisket sandwich is topped with sautéed peppers, mushrooms, onions and a sweet pale ale mustard. A beer lovers’ dream.
Burger & Beer Pairing for Lowertown Brewery:
Pair Lowertown Brewery’s delicious beef brisket sandwich with their delicious Red Fife Tavern Ale.
Clocktower Brew Pub
575 Bank Street
If art was a burger, it’d be Clocktower Brew Pub’s Brewhouse Burger. A 100% Canadian beef patty topped with maple glazed bacon, cheddar, crispy onions, jalapeños, Clocktower sauce and ’96 red ale barbecue sauce. Are you drooling yet? ‘Cause we are.
Burger & Beer Pairing for Clocktower Brewery:
Pair the Brewhouse burger with the barbecue sauce’s main ingredient: The ’96 Red.
The Bier Markt
55 City Centre Drive
The Big Schnit is a must-try from Ottawa’s Bier Markt. The burger contains your choice of hand-breaded Chicken or Pork Schnitzel finished with lemon butter. Stacked with baby spinach, pickled banana peppers, roasted garlic, caramelized onions, peri peri mayo and Swiss cheese on an ACE® Bakery Bun.
Burger & Beer Pairing for Bier Markt:
Try out Hop City Brewing Company‘s 8th Sin Black Lager with this delicious, hearty burger.
Craft Beer Market Ottawa
975 Bank Street
We couldn’t leave Craft Beer Market out of this article! Craft Beer Market’s most recent addition to their burger menu is a must-try. The AC Burger features TWO beef patties, white cheddar, house pickles, lettuce, tomato, red onion, and bacon aioli. Mmm, delicious.
Burger & Beer Pairing for Craft Beer Market:
We recommend pairing this delicious burger with a Bone Tree IPA from Third Moon Brewing.
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