Calabogie is a hub of the Ottawa Valley for adventure seekers, water paddlers, and nature chasers. In addition to the beautiful nature, there are a number of Calabogie bars, pubs, breweries, and even bottle shops that you can visit.
From local craft beer to Ontario wine and spirits, there is no shortage of options. And there’s nothing like a cold beverage after a long day enjoying any of these activities.
Whether you’re searching for the best Calabogie brewery, seeking a drink with live music, or looking to relax by the lake or an evening bonfire, here are some of the best bars (and other places to grab a drink) in Calabogie!
Calabogie Brewing Company
If you want to check out a truly local establishment for Calabogie beer, look no further than Calabogie Brewing Co. Located at the point where Calabogie Lake empties into the majestic Madawaska River, this place is the heart and soul of Calabogie.
This lively and welcoming brewery is located just a short drive from Somewhere Inn and features a number of approachable beer options and a small menu of classic snacks and pub fare.
Inside the brewery, you’ll find a traditional taproom with all the hallmarks of an Ontario craft brewery from big brewing vats to chunky wooden tables you can belly up to.
Their outdoor space features a nice grassy area with picnic tables and fire pits to be enjoyed as you overlook the Madawaska river rapids. That makes it a great place to stop in for a beverage after a long day of activities in the area.
If you’re looking to get going but want to shop local, you can also pick up a few beers-to-go from their shop. Calabogie Brewing Co. has some awesome beers with local-inspired names to choose from and their Watermelon Gose sells out fast – so get yours when you visit before it’s gone!
Located in Burnstown just a short drive from Calabogie, Neat Cafe is one of the best kept secrets for live music venues between Toronto and Ottawa.
At night, this converted church hits a truly unique tone as an intimate venue space that features various live artists across a number of music genres. Their stage has been graced by talents such as Tokyo Police Club, July Talk and the Trews!
For those wanting to grab a drink, it’s best to go in the late afternoon or in the evening to enjoy a show. There’s a small onsite bar serving local beers and all your favourite spirits. And if you’re hungry, you can indulge in their delicious stone-oven pizzas.
Outside, their picnic tables are perfect for letting the Calabogie day melt away. The friendly mix of locals and visitors makes for a lively atmosphere.
Tickets are available for musicians of all kinds – and some ticket combos include freshly-baked pizza!
Check out their website or Instagram @neatcafe for all the latest information like opening hours, menu items, or showtimes.
Black Donald Pub
If you’re visiting Calabogie in the winter with the intention to hit the slopes, Black Donald Pub is the place to get in your Apres.
Located at Calabogie Peaks Resort, this seasonal-only watering hole in a classic A-frame ski chalet is complete with tasty pub fare and local Calabogie beer on tap.
The large glass windows that overlook the ski hills let you take in your surroundings. On sunny days, there’s a big outdoor patio which is enjoyable even in the depths of winter!
The pub is just a short drive from Somewhere Inn so you don’t have to venture too far in the winter season to enjoy a beverage. Black Donald Pub is open Wednesday through Sunday during ski season which makes it perfect for the Calabogie ski crowd.
It’s located right at the slopes but offers affordable prices and a cozy spot to sit back with friends and family to swap stories about your day on the hill. Check out their website for all the latest information.
Boathouse Bar & Grill
If you enjoy lakeview drinks during the summer season, then the Boathouse Bar & Grill is the place to be. Open on weekends only during the summer, this popular spot offers mainly outdoor seating that overlooks the beautiful lake.
The simple bar menu and affordable Canadian beers make it the perfect place to enjoy a cold drink after a sunny day in Calabogie. Since it’s connected to the 9-hole golf course at Calabogie Peaks, it’s also the perfect place for after-round drinks.
Boathouse Bar & Grill is only a short drive from Somewhere Inn so check out their website for more details like specials and opening hours.
Bottle Shop @ Somewhere Inn Calabogie
For a top notch selection of adult beverages, you don’t have to look any further than the curated Bottle Shop we have on location at Somewhere Inn Calabogie.
Our bottle shop is specially run by Gibson & Co – the masterminds of wine and beer over in Collingwood.
Our selection of curated Ontario and imported wines, local craft beers, kombucha, and seltzers are unlike anything that you can get at the LCBO.
Whether you’re cracking a cold beer after a long hike or sipping a glass of wine by the evening bonfire, the Bottle Shop is a great place to stock up on your beverage of choice!
You can visit our Bottle Shop Online to check out our signature drink selection!
Here’s our hand-picked short list of the great bars, pubs, and breweries in/near Calabogie. Try one or sip your way through them all when you visit – just remember to enjoy responsibly. If you have any questions, feel free to ask our Front Desk for additional information!
See you outside,
Somewhere Inn Calabogie