Head over for a pint and some grub at D’Arcy McGee’s. But make no mistake: this isn’t a pub where food is an afterthought. Here, the thinking is to elevate people’s perceptions of pub food with fresh, premium offerings. Check out their new menu, which includes, among other things, a Guinness burger, a haddock sandwich with lobster, and shepherd’s pie made in-house. And if you love your brews, this eatery brings in four seasonal drafts, many of which are exclusive to their pubs. Live music several nights a week and a great patio round out the experience at the downtown location.
44 Sparks St., 613-230-4433, plus four other Ottawa locations.