Bier, food and live music lovers are receiving an early holiday treat this year. On November 17th, Bier Markt, famous for its unrivalled selection of world-class biers, made-from-scratch food pairings and live entertainment will open on Sparks Street in Ottawa. Located at 156 Sparks Street at O’Connor, Bier Markt is excited to bring its unique offering to Eastern Ontario.
“Bier Markt has 150 ways we’re going to help quench the thirst of Ottawa residents – one for each brand of bier we offer,” said Robert Medal, Operating Partner for Bier Markt. Ottawa has been on the Bier Markt radar for a while now and for good reason. “Bier is really very international, and Ottawa really is, from the embassies to all the different cultures that are present in Ottawa, an international hub,” says Medal. With such a viable market, it was just a matter of finding the right location. When the perfect space opened on Sparks Street Medal and team jumped on the opportunity.
The move to Sparks Street with its historical architecture, presented the opportunity to transform a historic heritage building into a gathering place for Ottawans – something Bier Markt hopes will add to the recent revitalization of Sparks Street.
About Bier Markt Ottawa
The dining room at the new 8,800 sq. foot Bier Markt Ottawa seats 100+ guests and the bar area seats an additional 150+ guests. Bier Markt Ottawa offers a Chef’s Charcuterie Bar for special occasions and provides guests with a ‘chef’s table experience’ while seated in the charcuterie kitchen.
The stunning bar features a hand-made brass Leffe Draught Tower imported from Belgium and a glass Keg fridge. Also featured is a breath-taking Leffe Abbey Stained Glass Art Piece, created by Christian Belanger of ArtVitrail in Montreal that showcases Bier Markt’s Belgian roots. The bar boasts 46 taps and over 150 brands of bier from over 30 countries. Bier Markt Ottawa also houses a Bier Cellar with an extensive offering of select international biers.
Year round, music lovers will enjoy the live entertainment available at Bier Markt Ottawa Friday and Saturday on its full sound stage in the bar. From live top 40 rock and funk to some of Ottawa’s great rising indie talent, the Ottawa Music scene will find a home at Bier Markt Ottawa.
Bier Markt is renowned for its rockin’ patio and Bier Markt Ottawa will continue this tradition come the summer months. A 100+ seat patio on Sparks Street will offer full dining and bar service.
The new location’s décor and atmosphere mirrors its sister locations with strong Belgian, French and German influences highlighted by dark woods and rich finishes giving it a real European-inspired Brasserie look and feel. Margaret Rudi, a Montreal-based architect and designer was responsible for the interior design of Bier Markt Ottawa along with other recent Bier Markt interior designs.