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Bowman's Bar and Grill

Welcome to bowman’s bar and grill

familiar food done well

Great selection of Local Craft Beer

Customer Testimonials

Andrea Proulx ND
Andrea Proulx ND
01:50 11 Dec 20
I love Bowman's! They have some great salads, best burger in town and fantastic staff. An Ottawa favourite!!
Clayton Dignard
Clayton Dignard
16:08 18 Nov 20
I'd like to give a shout out to Bowman's for great service, great food, and well, just great people! I ate here with my family pre-covid and continue to support them during the... pandemic as they offer pick-up/take out. Skip the box stores and support local!read more
Elizabeth Bulhoes
Elizabeth Bulhoes
02:33 16 Nov 20
After searching for a place to eat in the general vicinity of my sister-in-law's hotel, we stopped in at Bowman's, expecting to find the usual pub fare. What we found instead, was... incredible food and amazing service. We were greeted by Dan, who was so friendly and very helpful in helping us choose our meals. Everything is bought locally and made fresh and all their traditional pub meals have a gourmet twist. I cannot recommend this place enough. All four of us were tickled pink with our meal and the churros we shared for dessert were out of this world! Best meal out I have had in quite some time ( and not just because of COVID). 😉 Do yourself a favor and try it out. You will not be disappointed! Thank you for a great dining experience, Bowman's!read more
Babycatcher _Jen
Babycatcher _Jen
01:21 16 Nov 20
Excellent service! Been here 3x now and haven't been disappointed by anything...except the washroom accessibility, but it's an old building! Perfect Covid19 protocols in place,... actually being practised! Food is great; pub grub made from scratch...some stepped up with a twist, but good solid fare. Decent local tap selection and wine list. A hidden gem!read more
Immanuel Lanzaderas
Immanuel Lanzaderas
14:58 10 Nov 20
Expanded, covered, heated patio. Good rotating beer list (more than just keith's). Friendly service despite the staff being absolutely swamped (it was a warm night for november).... Fried chicken sandwich was absolutely delish. Fries were perfect. Definitely glad this place is within biking distance!read more
Marc 13
Marc 13
19:27 07 Oct 20
Great outdoor patio under the tent. Serves cold beer and hot wings....what more do you want?
Chris Hulan
Chris Hulan
23:57 21 Sep 20
Great service. Good food. outdoor seating for safe socially distanced dining.
Charles Roy
Charles Roy
00:15 19 Sep 20
Good food, good drinks, nice atmosphere.
Steve Harvey
Steve Harvey
01:46 27 Aug 20
Peter and Mike are the best. So friendly! Get the deep fried pickles! They're Diiiiiiillllliiiicious! Update: this place has Covid roles figured out! Best, most comfortable place... to go during the pandemic!!!read more
Dawn Pincombe
Dawn Pincombe
13:59 26 Aug 20
Service was amazing and the food also. Had the burger!
E W
E W
12:02 27 Jun 20
Heard Bowman's had the best nachos in the city and they had expanded their patio into their parking lot so went to check it out. First, they were busy but there was very regular... turn over of tables so didn't have a problem getting one. The expanded patio also has a nice tent to keep the sun off of you too. The fully loaded nachos were disappointing only because they are definitely not the best in the city but they are good. They just didn't live up to the hype. The pickle chips, fish tacos, poutine, and chicken sandwich though were all excellent and beat expectations, hence I'm keeping this review as 5 stars. The draft beer selection is great and all from local craft breweries. They happen to have the dominion city early grey marmalade beer which is one of my favorites plus they have a halcyon sour (although not great) and another sour (whitewater blood moon - a little better option) coming soon. Great service. Tables got cleaned well between customers. Would be nice if chairs did too. Servers wore shields although I don't think they come down far enough to cover their mouths well so masks might be more appropriate. Great community feel here. Lots of locals from the neighborhood dropping in on foot or by bicycle. That is amazing and great to see. I would definitely come back.read more
Justin Jones
Justin Jones
00:43 14 Jun 20
My wife and I came here for an early anniversary dinner and we were not disappointed! We had a fantastic time. Amazingly friendly staff and food to die for! Bowman’s is definitely... going to be in our rotation post lockdown!!read more
Kristi Evans
Kristi Evans
20:07 02 Sep 19
First time coming here, it was inviting when I walked in. They had a lot of booths and table and chairs set up. I ordered the pulled pork poutine and the portion size was huge. It... tasted amazing.read more
Mark MaximuZ
Mark MaximuZ
21:10 14 May 19
While on the road doing work, it's always great to treat yourself to different things... Why do the same ol'places? Then there's Bowman's... Twice me and my coworker have eaten... there... And both times it's been a solid 9.5! How often can you say you've gone to the same place and they've hit it on the 👃 both times... CHICKEN AND WAFFLES!! To die 4! It'll leave you asking yourself... Why didn't I order a second plate???🤤🤤🤤read more
Olivia Parent
Olivia Parent
00:56 27 Apr 19
Delicious food, great atmosphere & very friendly staff. 10/10 would recommend!
Rawad Elias
Rawad Elias
16:08 14 May 18
Very good food, and super friendly staff! Tried the "Bowman Burger" and it was delicious. I would definitely recommend it, but I found it a bit expensive at $17.99 Also tried... the "Pork Belly Club" and the flavor was very good, but I wish it had a bit more chicken. For dessert we had the "Churros" and they were the best I've ever had. It's enough for two people, but you can easily easy it by yourself 🙈. It's even better than Mexican restaurants I've been to! It takes a bit of time for the food to come out, but it's worth the wait. It was entertaining as well because they had an open mic for musicians (went on a Saturday night). I would've given it 5 stars if the prices were a little lower, the club sandwich had more chicken, and service was a little faster. Would I go back, or recommend it.... ABSOLUTELY!read more
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Bowman’s Bar & Grill on Carling Avenue began welcoming patrons in December of 2013 and now it is hard to imagine the Carlington neighbourhood without it.

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