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An intimate music venue, restaurant and bar. - Montgomery Scotch Lounge - Gladstone Ave, Ottawa, ON

Montgomery Scotch Lounge - Gladstone Ave

4.7
4.7
109 Reviews
CAN$31 to CAN$50
Tapas / Small Plates
Seating Times:
1st Seating – 5:00 or 5:30 to 7:00pm
2nd Seating – 7:00 to 9:00pm
3rd Seating - 9:00 to 11:00pm

Set Times:
1st Set - 5:30 to 6:30pm
2nd Set - 7:30 to 8:30pm
3rd Set - 9:30 to 10:30pm

~ If you’d like to stay for two Sets, make sure to book two Seatings. ~
~ Cover charge will apply for all Sets. ~


Montgomery Scotch Lounge is an intimate restaurant & bar with live music, in the heart of downtown Ottawa featuring a large selection of single malt Scotches, cocktails, and delicious small plates.

We've got Ontario craft beer, unique wine, and Scotch-based cocktails. And, we’re known for our quest to make single malt Scotch approachable to the uninitiated.

Every time you show up to eat, drink and watch a show with us, you’re directly supporting our mission to bring live music, single malt Scotch and great food to Ottawa.

Join us for a Dram -Sláinte!

Reservations of 7 or more: patrick@montgomeryscotchlounge.com
Performer inquiries: live@montgomeryscotchlounge.com

Make a reservation

2 people

11:00 p.m.


Booked 1 time today

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Elegant
  • Price
    CAN$31 to CAN$50
  • Cuisines
    Tapas / Small Plates, Lounge, Cocktail Bar
  • Hours of Operation
    Wed, Thu 5:00 pm–11:00 pm Fri, Sat 5:00 pm–12:00 am
  • Phone number
    (613) 230-6287
  • Payment Options
    AMEX, Cash not accepted, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress Code
    Casual Dress
  • Private party facilities
    Montgomery Scotch Lounge is a unique space that is perfect for hosting your party or event.We can host laid-back events with mingling, appetizers and drinks –We can also turn it up a notch with live music and Scotch Tastings!Learn more:montgomeryscotchlounge.com/small-party-venue-ottawa
  • Neighbourhood
    Little Italy
  • Cross Street
    Gladstone Avenue and Arthur Street
  • Parking Details
    Street Parking
  • Public Transit
    OC Transpo 14
  • Additional
    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Gluten-free Options, Late Night, Outdoor Smoking Area, Vegan, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Offers

  • Happy Hour

    Multiple dates available
    Wed - Sat - 5:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.
    5PM to 7PM Wednesday to Saturday

    Happy Hour photo

What 109 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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

4.7
4.7 based on recent ratings
  • 4Food
  • 4.8Service
  • 4.8Ambience
  • 4.4Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Ottawa

    Best Ambience

  • Ottawa

    Hot spot

  • Ottawa

    Lively

  • Ottawa

    Best Ambience

  • Ottawa

    Hot spot

  • Ottawa

    Lively

109 Reviews
  1. EmyW

    Toronto

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on April 18, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    This was our first visit to Montgomery Scotch Lounge and we were not disappointed. We made a mistake when booking and booked what we thought was the 5pm show. When we arrived we learned that I had misread the online info and that there was no show at 5. The owner/manager was apologetic (even though it was my fault lol) and offered to have a table available for us at 7pm. We returned at 7, and were given a high top table with a clear view of the stage. He tended to us personally all night, making us some amazing cocktails. The jazz show was great, the vibe and the ambiance also great. The menu is somewhat limited and tends to generally cater to snacks, but these are not your typical bar snacks with high end ingredients, well prepared, and nicely presented. We will definitely be back!

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  2. Mark

    Toronto

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on April 13, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great service, Patrick definitely knows his stuff when it comes to Scotch!

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  3. JanR

    Ottawa

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on March 30, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    We came for the scotch and the music, but the food was good and the service and ambiance were excellent, though the noise level rather high given that we both are a little hard of hearing. We definitely recommend the lounge and will come again for a special occasion as we found it rather pricy with a a $15 per person charge.

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  4. CeeJay

    Ottawa

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 9, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Our food items were good, but if one comes for "dinner and a show" the menu is too limited. Likewise, we non scotch drinkers would like a few more wine and cocktail choices. It should be easier to book for both shows through the online system.

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  5. Ashe

    Ottawa

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 23, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Went to listen to the jazz group playing that night. The food menu is severely limited. The interior of the lounge is great, nicely arranged for its small space, and the atmosphere is intimate and cozy. Service was good, friendly and courteous.

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  6. OpenTable Diner

    Toronto

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 23, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    The Open table app is terrible and not user friendly at all! But when you phone the Lounge and talk to a real person they are fabulous - a big shout out to Leslie and Kate!

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  7. DarrylM

    Ottawa

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 16, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great crew. Wicked music. Perfect setting for date night

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  8. LoWilson

    Ottawa

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 11, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Perfect night. The staff are wonderful, the drinks and selection is good, lovely ambience.

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  9. Yaom

    Ottawa

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 8, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The ambiance was awesome, friendly, laid back. Staff was super nice, open to some chatting, always with a smile on their faces. The only issue was some customers talking too loud while some of the singers were performing. At a point in time some of the customers conversations were drowning the singers out. Fortunately the host of the night and someone else told some of the customers to keep their conversations down a bit. That is not the establishments fault though. It was customers being loud. It should be enforced that loud conversations that drown out the performances are not welcomed, encourage a conversational tone of voice, that will make the customers wary of the fact that it is a venue to appreciate music and have nice intimate conversations,not a venue for talking loud, laughing loud while a performance sings. Otherwise great venue.

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  10. JasonS

    Ottawa

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 4, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great music and sound, charming atmosphere, nice menu and helpful staff.

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  11. Belle

    Ottawa

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 3, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Beautiful stylish space, amazing talented unpretentious musicians, food and drinks are not cheap.

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  12. CourtneyMTL

    Montreal

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 28, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    What a hidden gem! Incredible list of over 70 single malt scotches with detailed, often hilarious descriptions. Creative scotch-based cocktails, as well as a decent selection of wine and beer. Staff were super friendly and knowledgeable, and the live music was fantastic - not too loud or too crowded which we really appreciated. They have a cut off point for a small amount of people/tables so we didn’t feel jammed in like sardines on a Saturday night - just the perfect amount of people enjoying themselves and the experience in a cozy, cool environment. Book your table ahead of time, they were turning many people away at the door, but it made for such a pleasant, memorable experience - we will definitely come back! *note - we did not try the food personally as we came after eating dinner elsewhere but we saw a few plates coming from the kitchen and they looked and smelled divine! We will definitely come earlier next time to sample the food menu further! A small but elegant tasting menu, very reasonably priced!

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  13. Donah

    Ottawa

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 28, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Wonder venue the radicals were playing the night we were there. What a treat:). Great drinks , eat before you go as the food is simple fare.

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  14. Cojak

    Toronto

    9 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on January 26, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great service. Excellent selection. Nice cocktails. Good eats. Not much else to say. I'll certainly return.

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  15. Jenni

    Ottawa

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 26, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We had a fantastic night! The Broken Bridges were amazing! I’ve never seen such an extensive scotch menu! The servers were so so friendly and kind! The ambience was great! We’ll definitely be back!!!

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  16. OpenTable Diner

    Ottawa

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 20, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Charmant lounge de quartier! Le personnel est souriant et sympathique. Les musiciens sont excellents et offrent une ambiance envoûtante.

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  17. ShelleyB

    Ottawa

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 12, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Went for the live music. The acoustics are wonderful in this beautiful space. Service was great. Appreciated the nice selection of non-alcoholic drinks. Kitchen out of our choices for food, but that wasn’t why we were there and we found an alternative choice that was fine. Will definitely be back! (Reservation system is bizarre though; had trouble figuring out how to get a table for the full show and had to call for help)

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  18. OpenTable Diner

    Vancouver

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 12, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    This place has a very good vibe for enjoying a drink and watching a band. Service is top notch.

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  19. OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 10, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great atmosphere, service and drinks. Will return.

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  20. RobertJ

    Ottawa

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 7, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    great venue, great band! what's not to like? A plus

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  21. KatyH

    Calgary

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 7, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Great atmosphere. It's was a packed house with live music. Great staff. Food was excellent but they were out of several meal offerings and with an already limited food menu, it was felt and due to short staffing, they could not offer the scotch fleet but great location overall and will certainly return.

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  22. Belle

    Ottawa

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 6, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Great place to hear some talented musicians in the region!

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  23. StephanieB

    Ottawa

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 5, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Fabulous music, energy, and ambiance. Attentive, friendly, knowledgable, and efficient staff. Good quality food. This is a great place to take in jazz, have a few drinks, and share some snacks. Outstanding scotch menu. Cocktails are pretty great too. When there is live music, go for the music, not an intimate conversation. Reservations recommended. It's a smaller, intimate space that can't always accommodate walk-ins other than at the bar on the side or at the back.

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  24. OpenTable Diner

    Hawaii

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 5, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Scotch Selection is impressive. Entertainment was great. Great ambiance with a great Staff whom is very knowledgeable of the Selection. Great job and look forward to visiting again! Mahalo Nui Loa! 🤙🏾

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  25. Shelley

    Chicago

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on December 31, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We didn’t order food but the drinks and ambiance was great

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  26. Chloe

    Ottawa

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on December 28, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Came to see my friend Dylan play in a jazz group and the atmosphere was great. Really wonderful place.

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  27. LindaC

    Ottawa

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 28, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    JANK Jazz Combo exceptional music, added to the cool vibe.

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  28. KevinJ

    Tampa

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 23, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Very enjoyable evening, live band was great and the scotch was tops!

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  29. OpenTable Diner

    Toronto

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on December 22, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    I have been here a number of times over the past two years. The service and ambience are always great. This time, however, they were out of many of their whiskies — it IS a SCOTCH lounge… and had a new whisky menu that has much fewer than the original 88+ varieties they used to boast, with bigger font and images to take up all that extra space. They said the lack of available whisky is an LCBO issue but I’ve seen some of the ones they were out of in various LCBOs over the past month. So, overall, it was a disappointing trip to the scotch lounge.

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  30. MarikaY

    Ottawa

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 16, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    This lounge is truly a hidden gem. The music, the snacks, the drinks, everything was truly amazing. We had an amazing experience doing a tasting with Patrick. I 100% recommend having a tasting with friends or family if you enjoy scotch or simply like learning and trying something new! I will definitely be swinging by to listen to some amazing jazz and have a few drinks at the lounge in the close future.

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  31. OpenTable Diner

    Montreal

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 15, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Great service, nice ambiance, enjoyed the beer, pub food and good music!

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  32. AliM

    Toronto

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 10, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Cozy place with a lot of positive vibes, excellent service and live music

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  33. TimC

    Toronto

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 8, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    The menu was not foe a meal, but snacks for the show.

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  34. DaveC

    Ottawa

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 2, 2023

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    We had a table for 4 booked for dinner and music. Unfortunately, after a couple of hours we had to give up our table and sit with strangers. We were offered nothing in compensation for this, even though we had already spent several hundred dollars on lousy food and modestly poured whiskey. Not a good business model. Customer service is essential in this industry and we felt very underwhelmed and underappreciated. Fortunately, on a positive note, the music was awesome and we met a nice couple, who were very accommodating on their night out. Will not be back anytime soon.

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  35. CalvinB

    Toronto

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on November 23, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    The scotches and the music from Alanna Jean Brown were excellent!

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  36. Kelly

    Ottawa

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 17, 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    1st timers. The staff were lovely and it’s really comfortable and nice decor inside. Felt terrible for the musicians on stage (and owners) as it was an incredibly quiet night. Like the cocktails made with whiskey and flights- nicely done. The food offerings need improvement- limited. Ploughman’s board has great potential but too little, missing sausage or cured meats and no variety of cheese so fell short. Beet dip was excellent. Houlumi sticks not a good option. Cool vibe - hope it has stay power and can figure out the food offerings.

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  37. KenR

    Ottawa

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on November 16, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Despite being badgered on the previous page to rate the food, I did not eat here, nor have I ever. I am told by my partner, who has eaten here several times, that it is very, very good. Aside from that, this is one of the best places to hear jazz, enjoy very good scotch and be served by the friendliest staff I have come across in ages. Highly, highly recommended.

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  38. JasonS

    Ottawa

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on November 11, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    It was my first time at Montgomery and it was great: place / atmosphere is great, staff are friendly, enthusiastic crowd and great show — band / sound was excellent. It was the Ed Lister group — great set!!

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  39. fraochS

    Ottawa

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 11, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Impressive range of Scotch. Nice to have a few mock tails to choose from as well.

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  40. OpenTable Diner

    Ottawa

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 10, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Very good lounge, food menu could be a bit more elaborate

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FAQs

Montgomery Scotch Lounge - Gladstone Ave offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (613) 230-6287.

Montgomery Scotch Lounge - Gladstone Ave is rated 4.7 stars by 109 OpenTable diners.

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

Make a reservation

2 people

11:00 p.m.


Booked 1 time today
Google Map for Montgomery Scotch Lounge - Gladstone Ave

750 Gladstone Ave, Ottawa, ON K1R 6X5

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Cross Street
    Gladstone Avenue and Arthur Street
  • Neighbourhood
    Little Italy
  • Hours of Operation
    Wed, Thu 5:00 pm–11:00 pm Fri, Sat 5:00 pm–12:00 am
  • Price
    CAN$31 to CAN$50
  • Cuisines
    Tapas / Small Plates, Lounge, Cocktail Bar
  • Dining style
    Casual Elegant
  • Dress Code
    Casual Dress
  • Parking Details
    Street Parking
  • Public Transit
    OC Transpo 14
  • Payment Options
    AMEX, Cash not accepted, Mastercard, Visa
  • Additional
    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Gluten-free Options, Late Night, Outdoor Smoking Area, Vegan, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Phone number
    (613) 230-6287
  • Private party facilities
    Montgomery Scotch Lounge is a unique space that is perfect for hosting your party or event.We can host laid-back events with mingling, appetizers and drinks –We can also turn it up a notch with live music and Scotch Tastings!Learn more:montgomeryscotchlounge.com/small-party-venue-ottawa
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