Get the gang together for Ottawa’s top chicken wings

Whether you're heading out to watch the game or getting the gang together for to catch up, finger food is required, and it doesn’t get much better than chicken wings. Ottawa offers lots of delicious options no matter what you're going for, so it's time to plan out your sauce combinations and dig in.

St. Louis Bar & Grill

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2-399 Elgin St, Ottawa, ON K2P 1M9

If you're looking for some of the best hot wings in the city, then the St. Louis Bar & Grill will be right up your alley. The decidedly sports bar settings offers plenty of seating, and several big screens let you take in the game directly from your table. The Miami Heat wings are very popular and include an excellent sauce that isn't too sweet or too hot.

The Smoque Shack

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129 York St, Ottawa, ON K1N 5T4

If you find yourself in the ByWard Market craving some wings, the SmoQue Shack is there to serve. The place offers mesquite-seasoned, double-dusted wings sold by the pound, as well as a wide selection of sauces, including Hot, Pirri Pirri, Sweet Chili, Garlic Parmesan, Memphis Red Sauce, BBQ or Jerk Sauce. There's lots of seating to choose from, as well as a patio space for you to enjoy in the warmer months.

O'Brien's Eatery & Pub

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1149 Heron Rd, Ottawa, ON K1V 6B5

While a little rough on the outside, the inside is warm, friendly and perfect for the average guy looking to fill up on their 14, 21, or 42 piece chicken wings. $0.35 wing specials also mean that you can get as many wings as your change jar can provide. While some may find the wings on the smaller side, the included sauces make up for it. Keep in mind that this watering hole can be a little busy at times so service slow down a bit.

Moose Mcguire's

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3320 McCarthy Rd, Ottawa, ON K1V 0X3

With live music on Saturdays, great service and reasonable prices, this might become your favourite wing joint. The atmosphere is decidedly pub style, with a selection of the food that you would expect from such a place – including, of course, chicken wings. Sold by the pound, these wings are tossed in your favourite sauce and served with fresh vegetables and blue cheese dip. The chicken nachos are also an excellent choice if you're feeling greedy.

Foolish Chicken

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79 Holland Ave, Ottawa, ON K1Y 0Y1

In the neighbourhood of Fisher Park, the Foolish Chicken reigns supreme in the chicken wing business. The homey atmosphere sports excellent, friendly service that will get you seated and eating in no time. While the dining area is somewhat small, it’s well-decorated and suitable for families. The popular Foolish Wings dish is served by the pound and comes with ranch dipping sauce and a garnish of fresh carrot sticks.

Two Six Ate

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268 Preston St, Ottawa, ON K1R 7R5

In addition to a unique and cozy dining area with a decent amount of seating, this spot offers an excellent wing dish. You will be guided to your seat by some of the friendliest staff in town so you can quickly dig into the Picnic Meal. Included with this meal are wings with plenty of smoky flavour and an excellent hot and sweet sauce. Also included with your wings are grilled carrots, potato salad and even pickled watermelon.

The Clocktower Brew Pub

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575 Bank St, Ottawa, ON K1S 5L7

A popular Ottawa drinking spot, the Clocktower Brew Pub serves lots of classic pub food, including chicken wings. Housed in a neat building that includes its namesake clock tower, this pub is exquisitely decorated and offers plenty of seating for parties of all sizes. On tap are a wide selection of beers made in-house that go excellently with a pound of their famous chicken wings. Served with blue cheese dip and tossed in your choice of sauces, you're sure to enjoy them.

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Hunger doesn't always strike at the most opportune times – let alone during regular restaurant hours. Luckily Ottawa offers several restaurants open nearly all hours of the day. Catering to every food imaginable, from eggs Benedict to falafel sandwiches to poutine, these eateries will guarantee you get what you want, no matter the time of day.
What's better than watching the game? Enjoying beer and food with the game, of course. Ottawa boasts some great sports bars to watch your team battle it out on a big screen. With a variety of beers at your disposal, you will be prepared to drink to the success of your team or to soothe your sorrows (perfect for Leafs fans).
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