We specialize in beers, local live music, and good times. Always free cover!
Established in 1849
Built by Frances Grant in the 1840's, and originally named Grant's Hotel, The Laff is one of the oldest institutions in Ottawa. The first appearance of the Laff in the history books came during the Stony Monday Riots where a political uproar led to a massive brawl and stoning... more
We had just gotten into town and needed a place to unwind and enjoy a couple drinks. This place was perfect for that. The atmosphere was relaxed and the bartender was friendly and attentive. They had plenty of board games to play which is a completely underrated bar amenity. The laff seemed like an appropriate place to be no matter your age or motivation for the night; the people watching is... more
It would be unfair of me to give the Laff two stars based on the country/folk music that's played every Saturday only because it's not my favourite, so this review is more so based on the flooded and dirty women's washroom, stinky B.O. aroma, and dirty atmosphere in general. The regulars are actually lots of fun and they do create a real community-like spirit in the place, but I've just never... more
Justin the bartender is a great guy who knows his regulars and knows how to keep his customers happy. Very unassuming place to go for a drink and relax after work. Yuppie free atmosphere, and barely any scent of axe body spray on way in the door.
Chateau Lafayette offers these services: bar supplies, tavern.
This landmark watering hole, better known as The Laff, is one of the last traditional taverns in Ottawa. Opened in 1849, the bar has undergone a number of renovations but is still in the same Byward Market location it has occupied for over 150 years. Although the kitchen serves up a limited menu of hamburgers and sandwiches, its main reason for being is cold draft beer served directly from the... more