The new Pub du bon vivant, restaurant and bar in the Outaouais area is situated in the historic “Old –Hull” district of Gatineau, Quebec. We are located 2 minutes away from downtown Ottawa and 5 minutes away from the byward market at 70 Promenade du Portage at the junction of Eddy street and footsteps away from Laval street. We have a bilingual staff to offer our customers the best customer service experience possible.

We offer a wide variety of Medal winning micro beers on tap as well as in bottles from Unibrew and some other interesting beer selections from Molson and Sleeman. Our pub style cuisine is spiced and priced just right and will surely keep you coming back.

The pub du bon vivant is very much implicated in the local business and social scene that brings a dynamic to Old-Hull that was missing for a long time to entice local and foreign tourists to the area.

We offer a daily Happy Hour specials, lunch, dinner and you can eat late until 2am Thursday through Saturday. The Pub has the capability of doing private parties for 100 seated guests for dinner and drinks with an overall capacity of 200+ people inside. We also have 2 patios to enjoy in the warmer months of the year that could seat an additional 50 people.

If you are looking for a cool spot to go out for a night on the town, bachelor party, Christmas party, office get together, Canada day, St Jean de Baptist etc... Please give us a call to make your reservation. 819 205‑7900.

Opening hours

Monday & Tuesday, 11am to 11pm
Wednesday, 11am to midnight
Thursday & Friday, 11am to 2am
Saturday, 11am to 2am
Sunday, 5pm to 11pm

The Pub du bon vivant is a gathering place where you can share a meal and enjoy good beer in an inviting and warm environment.

Our mission: provide a place where life is good!

A lesson in history

The city of Hull was founded in 1800 by Philemon Wright, an American. The city witnessed considerable economic and demographic growth following technological innovations in the pulp and paper industry.

Another American, Ezra Butler Eddy, arrived in the Outaouais region in 1851. He opened the first match factory in 1854 and quickly created an empire. Besides launching the old city of Hull as the match capital of the world, the E.B. Eddy Company brought women into the labour force. The term "Allumettière" refers to the women who worked there and who in 1919 were producing up to 70 million matches a day. Ezra Butler Eddy was the main employer in the city because, along with his factory in downtown Hull, he also owned a number of sawmills and pulp and paper mills in the region.

Match production led to a series of disastrous fires that ravaged the municipality throughout the 19th century. In 1880, three major fires devastated the city, and in 1900 the great Ottawa-Hull Fire was one of the major tragedies in the city’s history. Over the following years, citizens were busy trying to rebuild their city.

Following the First World War, temperance movements (closing all bars and drinking establishments in the United States and Ontario) began to grow. It was hoped that this would limit the excesses of the Roaring Twenties. On May 1, 1918, prohibition came into force in Hull but for a very short time. A 1919 referendum was won by the anti-prohibitionists. By 1920, police were patrolling the bridges linking the Outaouais to Ontario to prevent alcohol smuggling. That did not, however, prevent the influx of Ontarians and American citizens to Hull to enjoy forbidden pleasures. At the time, corruption and debauchery ruled and many bars and gambling establishments opened their doors. Even Chicago's Al Capone used the city of Hull for his bootlegging, which bestowed Hull with the nickname of "Little Chicago."

By the end of the 1930s, exasperated citizens, tired of living in the capital of illicit pleasures, decided to draft a petition to end corruption and moral disorder.

In 2013, the Pub du bon vivant opened its doors in this magnificent city with its unique history. The Pub's logo of flames and matches was inspired by the history of old Hull. That history also inspired the decor and the menu. The Pub serves Sleeman products whose logo, "Notoriously Good," fits the Pub perfectly. During prohibition, Sleeman smuggled beer into the United States and made a considerable amount of money until the RCMP put an end to Sleeman's adventure following an undercover operation. The brewery was forced to close its doors and no member of the Sleeman family was allowed to own or operate a brewery for 50 years.

70 promenade du Portage,
Gatineau, Québec

819 205‑7900

Monday & Tuesday, 11am to 10pm
Wednesday, 11am to midnight
Thursday & Friday, 11am to 2am
Saturday, 5pm to 2am
Sunday, closed *

* group reservations only

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819 205‑7900

70 promenade du Portage, Gatineau, Québec

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