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Lieutenant's Pump

#248 of 2,193 Restaurants in Ottawa
Certificate of Excellence
€€ - €€€
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361 Elgin Street, Ottawa, Ontario K2P 1M7, Canada
+1 613-238-2949
11:30 - 02:00
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Sun 08:30 - 01:00
Mon 11:30 - 01:00
Tue - Fri 11:30 - 02:00
Sat 08:30 - 02:00
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Ottawa, Canada
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114 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

Have been coming here for years. They always have a great tap selection with imported, domestic and craft beer selection. Food is good for a hungry beer drinking crowd and the brunch on the weekends is delicious. Great location to grab a pint or three before heading onto some tourist attractions or to simply drink the night away!

Thank roadtripgirl84
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229 reviews
108 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 81 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Great place to dine and drink. Always friendly, busy and great food. I've never been disappointed here. Try the specials

Thank OttawaShell
Ontario, Canada
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39 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I went with friends I order for a sandwich veggie swiss and was really really tasty and fresh , every body was satisfied with the food, but really really noisy and warm .... we went together in the same table and I had hard problem to understand the conversation.

Thank Ocan23
Montreal, Canada
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37 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I was there a couple of weeks for a brunch to celebrate a christening. We were a group of 16 and had a lovely time. The service and food was excellent. We had a set menu so it is difficult to comment on what is available but what I had was delicious. I would recommend this restaurant for brunch!

Thank drountree
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16 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It's a bit of a maze, but i've been here for a variety of reasons - quick drinks, food, late night drinks etc. It's a great place and always busy! Service is fine, considering it gets so busy. Great atmosphere. Very pub/tavern like with lots of dark wood and heavy tables. It's a good go-to place

Thank Elise M
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12 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Went to the bar for a drink with friends and had the worst server ever. For the life of us we could not get her attention and when she wasn't walking past our table we could clearly see her on her mobile. The drink selection was great with local beers and popular brands, but beware you might get stuck with... More 

Thank Trent K
Fanf0rlife, Owner at Lieutenant's Pump, responded to this review

Trent, Our food and service are unconditionally guaranteed. Please contact me privately at Partyatthepump@gmail.com so that I may follow up on the issue. More 

Ottawa, Canada
Level Contributor
31 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 March 2017

Imagine being in a renovated bunker drinking brews without the worry of bombs nearby. That's the feeling you'll get at the Pump. It's the ultimate pub - great service, atmosphere, and excellent beer. Dont be a prude and check it out!

Thank DePeGe
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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 March 2017

Great beer and food. Attentive service from knowledgable staff. The decor was great reminds me of a geat British pub

Thank Fiona A
Beaconsfield, Canada
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83 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 March 2017

The food is good, not as amazing as mentioned by other people. A little more expensive than other pubs. Good service. Atmosphere ordinary

Thank Pierre C
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44 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 March 2017 via mobile

I used to love going to the Pump anytime and still stop in for a pint or brunch - these are both generally excellent. That said, the dance floor Friday and Saturday night thing they have going on now is so awful! Even when they first started this, it was better. Great 90s tunes and still felt pub style in... More 

Thank daisi007

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$7 - US$13
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Free Wifi, Takeout, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Bar Scene, Groups
Open Hours
08:30 - 01:00
11:30 - 01:00
11:30 - 02:00
11:30 - 02:00
11:30 - 02:00
11:30 - 02:00
08:30 - 02:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 361 Elgin Street, Ottawa, Ontario K2P 1M7, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  Ontario  >  Ottawa
  • Phone Number: +1 613-238-2949
The Lieutenant's Pump is located in a semi basement, consisting of 6 rooms, with 4 bars. There are lots of private spaces. It is a great spot for parties providing private or semi private areas from 12 to 50. The menus can be viewed on our web site.

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?