Chez Lucian in Ottawa

No question about it. My favorite pub in Ottawa is Chez Lucian on Murray street just off the Market, far enough to keep the tourist trade down.

It has a really friendly, local atmosphere, a good beer selection and some great food.

A chatty local sitting at the bar suggested Shelley try the Pan Seared Scallops in a Lemon Champagne Cream sauce. Delicious!

I am told the Hambourgeoisie is very good, they even have Baby Beef Liver with Onions and bacon in red wine  demi glaze for those who eat organ meat and I can recommend the Moules et Frites (mussels and chips for the unilingual)

They have the best, free jukebox ever, not individual cuts but with complete albums containing artists like Dave Van Ronk, Big Bill Broonzy, early Bob Dylan, Steve Earl, and a great jazz section. You relax, have a cold beer and listen to your own great playlists.

I also love a bar with TV sets so you might be able to watch an important game but...that are usually turned off.

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