The Manx Pub Ottawa

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The Manx Pub is an art-lined subterranean watering hole with a globally inspired pub-grub menu & occasional live music. The Manx is an excellent underground (downstairs) hideaway pub located right on Elgin Street in the heart of downtown. Inside, the tables are comfortable, and the space is filled with art and a traditional pub atmosphere. Their prices are reasonable, and there is a good selection of craft beers and whiskey. The Manx is a place we’ve visited with Wes and another friend! We had an Irish coffee and a massive club sandwich because it was winter. The fries were also delicious! Think traditional pub fare – that’s what you’ll find at the Manx. They have live music on occasion. You should check the schedule for the night you want to go! 

Located in a basement on trendy Elgin Street, a 10-minute walk from the Parliament Buildings in downtown Ottawa, the Manx has been a popular neighborhood pub for 25 years. Along with a cozy, artsy-hipster vibe, it offers a significant craft beer and scotch/whiskey selection and excellent food, including some tasty vegetarian options. It is not uncommon to encounter a line at the entrance, so plan on arriving outside of peak hours or possibly standing at the bar until a table frees up, but it is worthwhile. Reservations are accepted for lunch only. If you are searching for a pub that feels warm and alive, the Manx is a great choice. It’s a neighborhood pub with an interesting beer selection. 

Downstairs is a little dark, but the atmosphere is warm and welcoming, with family and friends. The food is excellent, with vegetarian options, comfortable pub fare, and daily specials. Whoever is in the kitchen has a keen sense of flavor. The Manx is, by definition, a gem. It has an excellent beer selection and a cozy atmosphere, and it is a great place to meet friends or go to a poetry reading, and the food is delicious. It’s the closest thing I’ve found in Canada to an authentic British pub. The cherry on top is the staff, which is friendly and professional. On Elgin Street, this is a must-see. I was not sure what to expect because the place was in a basement and had a gritty vibe. Nonetheless, despite its small size, it was bustling, and people were willing to wait for a table. I was pleasantly surprised by the food’s quality and the reasonable selection of craft beer.

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