Thanks for checking out this post on where to buy wine, liquor, and beer in Ottawa and Gatineau. Our alcohol guide will try to cover the topic in as detailed of a way as we possibly can.
A list of the best local liquor stores and wine shops in town will get us going. Anyone that is ready to go pick up a bottle of vodka, tequila, wine, or a case of beer will get their info quick and be ready to head out the door.
Up next we will dive into the best breweries and beer bars near you, and a list of Ottawa and Gatineau wine bars will follow that up. Wineries and vineyards in your area will get a shout out, and we will wrap this up by mentioning some of the best local happy hours where you can buy cheap alcoholic drinks near you after your work day ends.
Towards the end you will find an alcohol map for your area with all of the various venues we are mentioning pinned on it. And everyone is welcome to read some of our other posts on drinking around the country.
Best Liquor Stores & Wine Shops In Ottawa & Gatineau
Whether you want to buy a case of beer, some vodka, tequila, wine, or just about any other alcoholic drink you should be able to get them at any of these best liquor stores and wine shops in Ottawa and Gatineau:
- Wine Station at 2400 Bank St
- The Wine Shop at Southgate 2515
- SAQ Sélection at 705 Blvd de la Carrière, Gatineau
The Wine Shop provides free delivery on orders of $75 or more and there are also gift certificates available for purchase. Of course most from the region will know that there are LCBO liquor stores all over the place, but they are all very similar and we don’t want to fill our lists up with the same shops over and over.
Breweries & Beer Bars Near You
When you want to go sample some new suds or just watch the game with some pals these local breweries and beer bars are a great option:
- Beyond the Pale Brewing at 250 City Centre Ave Bay 106
- Dominion City Brewing at 5510 Canotek Rd #15
- Overflow Brewing at 2477 Kaladar Ave
- Bicycle Craft Brewery at 850 Industrial Ave #12
- Tooth & Nail Brewing at 3 Irving Ave
- Brew Revolution at 6081 Hazeldean Rd
- BDT Les Brasseurs du Temps at 170 Rue Montcalm, Gatineau
- Broue Ha Ha at 867 Blvd Saint-René O, Gatineau
- 5e Baron Microbrasserie at 55 Principale St, Gatineau
Beyond the Pale Brewing has a spacious taproom and patio where you can sample some of the 16 handcrafted beers on tap. You will be eligible for free delivery if you place an order of $60 or more.
You can drop by for draughts and tasty Almanac snacks at Dominion City Brewing which can be enjoyed outside on their treehouse deck and brand-new beer garden. They stock cans to go in addition to a carefully curated selection of bottled beers, wines, and ciders from independent producers.
Bicycle Craft Brewery produces well-crafted local beer from natural ingredients. They also work with the community on collaborative beers, fundraisers, and pairings.
Brew Revolution features around 30 taps pouring a wide range of homemade beers and numerous guest taps. There’s something for everyone including cider, mead, wine, and artisan soda in addition to a good variety of food and exciting entertainment.
BDT Les Brasseurs du Temps is a friendly down home brewery in Gatineau offering traditional pub cuisine and beers that are brewed on site as well as beer flights.
Broue Ha Ha specializes in superb craft beers, wines, and ciders as well as spicy sauces, sausages, and regionally sourced items.
14 beers on tap, delicious cuisine, and great service are provided at 5e Baron Microbrasserie. Minotaure from our next list has 21 beer taps to choose from as well.
Wine Bars In Ottawa & Gatineau
Wine bars in your area are a great place for a date, a business meeting, or to hang out with a big group of friends:
- Beckta Dining & Wine at 150 Elgin St
- Thirst Wine Bar at 88 Rue Montcalm
- Play Food & Wine at 1 York St
- Montgomery Scotch Lounge at 1154 Bank St
- Amuse Kitchen & Wine at 500 Eagleson Rd
- Soif Bar à vin at 88 Rue Montcalm, Gatineau
- Minotaure at 3 Rue Kent, Gatineau
If you want to have a fine dining experience while sipping on exclusive wines head to Beckta Dining & Wine. They also allow you to bring your own drink to dinner any day of the week for a corkage fee of $25 per 750 ml bottle. Their hours of operation are from 5pm to 8pm Tuesday through Saturday.
Thirst Wine Bar presents a monthly package that includes a fun and educational tasting film that introduces the locations, producers, and grapes as well as an analytical tasting of the wines. There are also a vast assortment of ready-to-eat and frozen foods available.
Enjoy extraordinary food complemented by exquisite wine in a fun and warm atmosphere at Play Food & Wine who is a modern eatery that carries full appetizer-sized portions of market-driven cuisine made from scratch with high quality ingredients. Their small-plate style allows visitors to try a variety of meals without committing to a single main course as they would in a typical restaurant.
Montgomery Scotch Lounge serves over 50 single malt scotches, cocktails, craft beers, natural and organic wines, prosecco, and ciders accompanied by appetizers and desserts. You can pay them a visit between 6pm and 10pm every night.
Soif Bar à Vin is a classy bar with an outstanding assortment of worldwide wines and elegant light meals. There are 21 beers available from various microbreweries as well as one of the best cocktail menus in Gatineau that combines classics and house inventions at Minotaure.
Wineries & Vineyards In Your Area
While these wineries and vineyards may not be right in town they are worth the drive:
- Jabulani Vineyard & Winery at 8005 Jock Trail
- KIN Vineyards at 2225 Craig’s Side Rd
- Magnotta at 1010 Belfast Rd
- Clos Du Vully Vineyard at 2501 Magladry Rd
Jabulani Vineyard and Winery is an excellent destination for weddings and any special occasion. For more than 30 years Magnotta has been a family winery and grape farmer rooted in creative winemaking and local heritage.
They boast over 180 beverages to suit every budget or occasion and sell them directly to consumers at winery-direct prices through their 13 independent stores in the region.
Best Local Happy Hours
These happy hours in Ottawa and Gatineau can be a great option to buy cheaper alcoholic drinks after work when you need to unwind:
- North & Navy at 226 Nepean St
- Joey Restaurants at 50 Rideau St E106
- Local Lansdowne at 107, 825 Exhibition Way #107
- The Chateau Lafayette House at 42 York St
- Metropolitain Brasserie Restaurant at 700 Sussex Dr
- Le Pub Du Bon Vivant at 70 Prom. du Portage, Gatineau
North & Navy serves up traditional cuisine that is dictated by the freshness and availability of the ingredients. Take-out service is available from Wednesday to Monday from 4:30pm to 9:30pm.
There are gift cards available at Joey Restaurants and when you buy a $75 e-gift card online you can earn a $15 bonus card. They have one of the best locals happy hours in your area that takes place from 2pm to 5pm every day.
Lansdowne offers DIY meal kits, ready-to-eat food, and signature sauces along with beers, wines, spirits, and drink kits. Whether it’s a party, a sporting event, or a peaceful night they have something for you via delivery or takeout.
You can enjoy happy hours at Metropolitain Brasserie Restaurant from 5pm to 7pm.
Le Pub Du Bon Vivant is a bustling modern pub with two patios that offers draft microbrews, drinks, casual meals, and some of the best happy hours in Gatineau from 3pm to 6pm on weekdays.
We have also written some detailed posts on:
- Where To Get Drunk In Montreal
- Where To Get Drunk In Toronto
- Where To Get Drunk In Quebec City
- Where To Get Drunk In New York City
Enjoy Drinking Wine, Liquor, & Beer In Ottawa & Gatineau
For the time being that is all we have to share but check back in because we will do our best to keep this page updated. After reading about all of those local liquor stores, wine shops, breweries, beer bars, wine bars, wineries, vineyards, and happy hours near you we think you are ready to accomplish your goal.
Do us a favor and mention if we got anything incorrect or if any of the above places have closed down in the comments so we can keep the lists up to date. Now have fun drinking wine, liquor, or beer in Ottawa and Gatineau.