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Bar Lupulus, Ottawa, ON

Bar Lupulus

4.8
4.8
935 Reviews
CAN$51 and over
Contemporary Canadian
Cozy Craft Beer and Natural Wine Bar with a Heated Backyard Patio Oasis. Serving locally sourced & seasonally inspired comfort focused plates by Chef Lewis Robinson. 22 rotating taps & over 400 funky bottles available for dine in and takeout through our online bottle shop!

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2 people

9:30 p.m.


Booked 18 times today

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Cuisines

    Contemporary Canadian, Wine Bar, Beer Garden

  • Hours of Operation

    Dinner Mon–Thu, Sun 5:30 pm–10:30 pm Fri, Sat 5:00 pm–11:30 pm

  • Phone number

    (613) 759-4677

  • Payment Options

    AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress Code

    Smart Casual

  • Executive Chef

    Lewis Robinson

  • Private party contact

    info@barlupulus.ca: (613) 759-4677

  • Neighbourhood

    Hintonburg

  • Cross Street

    Holland

  • Parking Details

    Street Parking

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Beer Garden, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Vegan, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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What 935 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.8
4.8 based on recent ratings
  • 4.7Food
  • 4.8Service
  • 4.7Ambience
  • 4.5Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Ottawa

    Handcrafted Cocktails

  • Ottawa

    Healthy

  • Ottawa

    Hot Spot

  • Ottawa

    Neighbourhood Gem

  • Ottawa

    Notable Wine List

  • Ottawa

    Vibrant Bar Scene

  • Ottawa

    Most Booked

  • Ottawa

    Handcrafted Cocktails

  • Ottawa

    Healthy

  • Ottawa

    Hot Spot

  • Ottawa

    Neighbourhood Gem

  • Ottawa

    Notable Wine List

  • Ottawa

    Vibrant Bar Scene

  • Ottawa

    Most Booked

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  1. SH

    ScottH

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was amazing. Craft beers were… guess. Amazing. Mostly beers i’d never heard of, too.
  2. NW

    NicolaW

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    I had the maitake and potatoe. It was delicious. A nice sized portion, just the right amount. I finished with the cammy bananny pie and a latte. Again, delicious. The best way to finish the meal.
  3. PG

    PennyG

    Ottawa

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall4food4service3ambience3
    We had an overall good experience at Lupulus. It took a long time to get a menu as it seemed to be assumed we would go for the electronic experience! Same with ordering our choices. Once we had service it was okay. It was difficult to chat as the voice noise level was high. Nevertheless, we enjoyed our evening and I would try it again.
  4. VE

    VERAP

    Ottawa

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall4food4service5ambience3
    We enjoyed our dinner & wine. Sea Bass was very well prepared. Service was excellent, but the noise level in the restaurant was too high for us.
  5. GS

    GinetteS

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    It was our second time at Bar Lupulus and the first time we were eating inside. Luckily, it was on a Sunday night after 8pm, so less noisy inside than on most other nights at that time. The food is very creative and the service by Stefania(?) was exceptionel.
  6. R

    Review101

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food was delicious. The cocktails were amazing too! Our server was very knowledgeable on the menu.
  7. OT

    OTTvisitor

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Our server was very helpful in guiding us through the small plates and mains, fronted by a cheese plate that was a tiny. slice of cheese a few pieces of pickled beats, though we noticed other more fullsome charcuterie plates around us that looked more satisfyiing. The two pasta "small plates" were quite filling and offered lots of flavours. Our sea bass "main" on the other hand, which we split, would have been disappointing if ordered on its own. As it was with the pastas we tried it was a satisfying meal. Next time we agreed we'd go "all small plate" and explore more.
  8. LH

    LizH

    Ottawa

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on September 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always a good choice to come here. Love the back patio too Staff is great They know their stuff
  9. JW

    JanetW

    Ottawa

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    We love the food, the atmosphere and the staff. The food is impeccably beautiful; the staff describes it with enthusiasm and make excellent wine or beer pairings suggestions based on both our tastes and the food.
  10. SW

    SaraW

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The service and food were outstanding. It is rather noisy, however the ambiance, food and service made up for the noise level. Wish I had asked our server (a lovely young woman) her name as she was not only friendly, smart and extremely personable, her recommendations on drinks, food and wine were spot on. It is the reason we will continue to frequent this restaurant.
  11. NA

    NinaA

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Everyone was amazing, just needed what lupulus had to offer. Thank you.
  12. A

    Amanda

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 9, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience5
    Didn’t love that we felt rushed out, as our table was promised to other diners after 2 hours. We warned multiple times, we just would have preferred to sit and order more drinks and snacks.
  13. B

    Burgess

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 3, 2022

    overall3food4service3ambience2
    Tons of beer options available, including some unusual ones not available at the LCBO. Limited food menu, but we all found options. Lots of the dishes can be made gluten-free. A bit pricey, especially for the charcuterie. Wine was also pricier than most restaurants. The place is lively for sure - a bit loud for our liking, and we were in the back corner. Having said that, we had a good time and the service was friendly.
  14. RH

    RichardH

    Ottawa

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great spot to chill and enjoy good food and libations. Amazing staff.
  15. MG

    MatthewG

    Toronto

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Service was friendly and professional, and the food and drinks were excellent. The staff in charge of scheduling called me in advance to confirm that moving our table into the bar was okay as we had meant to sit on the patio but it was going to rain. The extra effort this took is greatly appreciated, and shows how much this place cares about their customers. The bartender was also exceptional, making an excellent off-menu drink of his own design specified to my tastes perfectly. The only downside to my experience is that the bar was a bit loud, but it is a small space so that is to be expected. We will be back again soon.
  16. NG

    NicG

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 27, 2022

    overall3food4service5ambience4
    The beer menu is great. We especially liked the fact that you can order small 4 ounce tasters. The food was good but the portions are extremely small unfortunately. We might go back again for drinks but probably not for food.
  17. MH

    MartaH

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing! Thanks so much, we will be back.
  18. F

    Foodie

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent service with professional advice on wine pairing.
  19. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Saskatoon

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    10/10 experience! Both food & service! Kayla is an excellent server!
  20. H

    Henry

    Exclusive

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on August 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Great food, great selection of beer and wine. Great service. Charcuterie was really good as was the gnocchi and flat iron steak. Enjoyed both desserts.
  21. D

    Debbi

    Ottawa

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Perfect little gem in Ottawa! Food + service was outstanding, can't wait to go back ❤️
  22. VH

    VeeHD

    Toronto

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    There isn't much to say here other than I fully intend on being back again and on recommending this place to other people. You can tell that thought and passion goes into everything they do. The food was phenomenal, the cocktails were creative and the ambiance was cozy and comfortable.
  23. RV

    RichardV

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    We're older so noise level is a factor...inside it is hopelessly high for the geriatric, but we're not the target demographic I think. Patio was just fine so outside noise level would be two bars. Service was exceptional.
  24. LT

    LucT

    Denver

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on August 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    My wife and I had a fabulous dinner at Lupulus - everything from Steph's greeting at the door to the creative drinks and dishes, and attentive service, were remarkably well done. Kayla (sp?), who was our waitress, was pleasant, engaging, and knowledgeable. We didn't order from the menu: instead we asked Kayla to bring whatever she and the chef wanted to prepare, and the 3 dishes they served were both imaginative and delicious. Overall a very enjoyable dinner.
  25. EB

    ElaineB

    Ottawa

    10 reviews

    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on August 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Service was fantastic!
  26. BD

    BarbD

    Ottawa

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing atmosphere. Very knowledgeable server and outstanding food and drinks! We had a wonderful evening.
  27. JL

    JLG73

    Ottawa

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on August 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Exceptional quality and outstanding service. Excellent and extensive beer menu with great choices of wine and cocktails. Pricing is on the higher end and has increased like everything else. We used to eat here every few months, but now on just special occasions. Great ambience. It remains our favourite spot.
  28. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Cincinnati

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The menu is masterfully designed and prepared to perfection. The cocktail list compliments the menu and draws on the use of local produce. However, Steph makes the experience superb. Her friendly interaction and knowledge of the menu really helped guide our party to a top notch experience. It was easily the best dining experience I've ever had in Ottawa.
  29. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Ottawa

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We have been going to lupulus for 3 years for our anniversary. Anthony and his crew keep us coming back with there great selection of imported drinks and always great food!
  30. EO

    EdmundO

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 6, 2022

    overall3food3service4ambience4
    Service was great. Food and drinks were good but not outstanding for the price. We would come back.
  31. S

    Shannon

    New York Area

    12 reviews

    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on August 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Patio is beautiful. Staff is knowledgeable and fun. Beer selection is outstanding. Recommended!
  32. BT

    BobT

    Toronto

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I’ve been going to Bar Lupulus since they opened. The food is excellent; expertly envisaged by a chef who clearly takes time, effort and passion to conceive gastronomic delights that always please. Creative and sometimes avant garde, their creations are enough to throughly satisfy without overwhelming. Their drink selection is unparalleled. One of the only establishments I know of that offer wine, beer and cocktails at equally high calibre. Their prominently Ontario and Quebec craft beers are expertly selected, their cocktails are artfully concocted, and their wines would please a sommelier. Above all, I will agree with other reviewers and praise the service at Bar Lupulus. Their knowledge and genuine friendliness guarantees I will always come back. I must admit that, by now, I know many of the staff by name, and they know me. I love bringing my friends here as I know they will have an excellent culinary and service experience. Bar Lupulus is my #1 go-to destination in Ottawa!!
  33. F

    Foodie

    Montreal

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food is fantastic, but the service is what needs to be highlighted. Our server was so amazing and she was so knowledgeable. It was my second time being served by her and both times were remarkable with her knowledge of the menu and drink options. Highly recommended.
  34. P

    Patricia

    Ottawa

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on July 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Menu changes with the season and is always outstanding! The cocktail list is delicious too!
  35. A

    Alix

    Toronto

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on July 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fantastic selection of interesting beers, wines, and cocktails. Delicious and innovative dinner options. Beautiful patio.
  36. NC

    NickC

    Ottawa

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 28, 2022

    overall3food3service2ambience3
    Great beer selection but service was slow. Friendly once it arrived but we sat for almost ten minutes before someone took our drink order. We saw people come in after us get their drinks before we had our order taken.
  37. J

    Jason

    Toronto

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on July 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fantastic food and drink, with super knowledgable and friendly servers. A rarity these days!
  38. AP

    AndreaP

    Montreal

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on July 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Simply amazing - see my google review for more details :-)
  39. PB

    PaulB

    Washington DC

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Good advice from our server concerning wine choices, thanks.
  40. D

    David

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great good and drinks. Fast service! We were in a hurry and food came really fast. A+!

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitising

    • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitised menu provided
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitiser or wipes provided for customers
    • Contactless payment available
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
    • Staff is vaccinated
    • Staff temperature check required

FAQs

Bar Lupulus offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (613) 759-4677.

Bar Lupulus is rated 4.8 stars by 935 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

9:30 p.m.


Booked 18 times today
Google Map for Bar Lupulus

1242 Wellington St W, Ottawa, ON K1Y 3A4

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Cross Street

    Holland

  • Neighbourhood

    Hintonburg

  • Hours of Operation

    Dinner Mon–Thu, Sun 5:30 pm–10:30 pm Fri, Sat 5:00 pm–11:30 pm

  • Cuisines

    Contemporary Canadian, Wine Bar, Beer Garden

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Dress Code

    Smart Casual

  • Parking Details

    Street Parking

  • Payment Options

    AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive Chef

    Lewis Robinson

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Beer Garden, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Vegan, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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