Places to check out:
Bucklands Fine Clothing
Clocktower Brew Pub
Corner Bar and Grill
Nicastro’s on Bank
The Glebe is a neighbourhood I’ve been dying to explore for quite some time. Lucky for me, my best friend just so happens to live in the heart of the Glebe so I had the perfect tour guide. She took me to the best places to see and be scene in the Glebe.
When I think of the Glebe, I think of unique restaurants, trendy stores and an all around exciting and cool atmosphere. What I especially like about the Glebe is that everything is within close proximity (grocery stores, drug stores, shopping, restaurants, salons), and it’s close enough to other neighbourhoods (Centretown, Preston St., the Byward Market). If, for some reason, you feel like venturing outside the Glebe (which I’m not sure why you would), everything is within walking distance or a short car ride.
The Glebe has been around since about 1900, as one of Ottawa’s first suburbs. Many of the houses built then are still around today. The Glebe stretches along Bank St. and has become a premier spot for dining and shopping.
I asked my friend who lives in the Glebe what her favourite part of the neighbourhood is. She began to tell me that its the attitude the Glebe has. Everyone you meet is unique, each store has special qualities about it and each restaurant appeals to every different appetite.
One of my favourite stores we checked out that day was PomPom. The best way to describe it is eclectic. You go in one week and see lots of amazing clothes, and the next week the store has completely new and different styles.
When describing The Glebe, I think it is important to discuss the new TD Place and the Ottawa REDBLACKS CFL team as well as the FC Ottawa Fury. With the stadium that hosts those teams home games , it is imperative to know where to have a quick bite before the game or a pint after a hard fought win. My fave places include Corner Bar and Grill and the Clocktower Brew Pub.
What’s also great is OC Transpo and STO have increased service on game days, and they also offer free rides with your ticket! They offer park and shuttle spots at different spots throughout the city and TD Place itself offers free bike storage as well! All the more reason to leave your car at home and just take public transit.
For more information about all the Glebe has to offer, be sure to check them out online at www.glebebia.com and on twitter at @GlebeBIA