Elgin Street's favorite local pub since 1984

The Lieutenant's Pump is a British pub housed in the semi-basement of a circa-1903 apartment building in Ottawa, Canada (at 361 Elgin St.)

"Meet you at the Pump"

The Lieutenant's Pump attracts a diverse crowd, from lunchtime regulars to midnight revelers. Special Events and weekly events held here, like trivia night on Mondays. We have plenty of TVs for the big game, too. Check our calendar for upcoming parties, specials, and events.

Inside, the pub is cozy and private. Comfortable tables and booths surround three bars in four rooms decorated with dark wood, stone walls, low ceilings and red leather banquettes. "The Pump" also has a large street-level patio that's perfect for people-watching.

A bite and a pint

Our menu offers home-cooked casual fare; pub food like burgers, nachos and wings, plus plenty of healthy choices too like lemon scented quinoa salad. Wheat-free, milk-free vegetarian options are also available.

Our bartenders serve a wide selection of drinks, including sixteen draft taps (several from excellent local breweries). In the summer you can sip “Mason Jar Mojitos” made with fresh picked mint from our garden on the patio.

We serve a rotating selection of seasonal daily specials. Weekly specials include a-la-carte weekend brunch, two steaks and a bottle of wine from $46.00 on Saturday evening, and traditional prime rib roast beef on Sunday evening.

Getting here

From the East

Take exit 119 - Metcalfe from the Westbound 417 (Queensway). Keep right on the off-ramp and follow Metcalfe to Argyle. Turn left onto Elgin, and continue four blocks to 361 Elgin at Waverley St.

From the West

Take exit 119 - Metcalfe exit from the Eastbound 417 and continue on Isabella to Metcalfe St. Turn left onto Metcalfe, continue onto Argyle, and turn left onto Elgin. Continue four blocks to 361 Elgin at Waverley St.

From the South

Head North on Bronson Ave./Airport Parkway or Bank St., turn right onto Gladstone Ave.and left onto Elgin St.. Continue two blocks to 361 Elgin at Waverley.

From Gatineau

Take the Portage bridge to Wellington St, turn right onto Elgin, and continue 14 blocks South to 361 Elgin at Waverley.

Public Transit

East/North bound Bus Routes 5 & 14 stop directly outside our doors at Elgin and Waverley. West/South bound 5 & 14 stop 40 metres away at the corner of Frank and Elgin St.


For Cars

During the day the closest parking is located on Waverley Street (1 hour limit), Frank Street (2 hour limit) or Elgin Street. Parking is free in the evenings after 5:30pm and on Sundays.

For Bicycles

Ample bike parking is available in our racks on Waverley, around the corner from our Elgin Street entrance.