Here at The HPH we take your experience with us to heart. We are passionate about the products we purchase, the care that goes into how the food & drink are prepared, offering fun & unique activities to keep you entertained & most important your guest experience. The owner & her family live in the community so helping to grow & support the area is very important to us. We want the public house to truly be a public house. The heart of the neighbourhood & somewhere you will always feel at home at with a group or on your own for years to come.
Did you know ... FOOD, DRINK & LOCAL PRODUCERS
That we pride ourselves on making everything in-house from scratch?
Heck yeah, we do! We make all of our bread, burger buns, icecreams, sauces, even our drink mixes in-house. We do break this rule from time to time if we find an awesome local producer making unique products. It's fun to support other local businesses when we can.
That we sell craft beer from all over Ontario?
There are so many breweries making some really fun stuff so stop by & try something new. Our list is constantly changing & sometimes has some rogue beers from out of province! Plus we have deals during our open mic, DJ night, late nights & more so there is always a 'good excuse' to enjoy a brew with us;) Check out Ontario Craft Brewers for what is available in your area.
That our wine list features as many Canadian wines as our small little list can offer?
Canadian wines have changed tenfold. There are so many amazing producers now which makes it super easy to find the right fit for our list. Trying international wines is also fun & needed for a balanced list so we have those too. The list is constantly evolving so there is always something new to try by the glass or bottle. You pay the same amount per ounce so no need to get what your friends like, get what you enjoy! Check out all of the talent at Ontario Wine
That we have a selection of spirits made by local craft distillers for our cocktails?
Our ever-changing cocktail list features Dillon's, Top Shelf, Muskoka, North of 7, Cirka & our mixes, syrups, right down to our grenadine are made in-house. The only thing we do not make is our clam juice. Canadian's are a tough crowd when it comes to their caesars' so we are back to serving it with Clamato but with some secret ingredients to make it our own take on the classic. Be sure to watch for our Advent Calendar of Drinks in December. A different cocktail each day with $2 from each cocktail donated to the Parkdale Food Centre We also created a cocktail book with all of the recipes which makes a great host/hostess gift around the holidays (available all year long). Thanks to Meredith Brown for helping with the recipes & Dwayne Brown Studios for shooting the amazing photos! Just $25 with proceeds to the centre.
So far we have a few NA brews that taste good enough to not know there is no alcohol in them. Our NA cocktails are fresh, fun & always changing. No one said being the alcohol free had to be boring!
Did You Know...DEALS & DISCOUNTS TO SHOW HOW MUCH WE LOVE YOU
We have Hinton Hour from 4-6pm daily?
EVERY day enjoy $7 draft beer & wine plus featured wines.
That Tuesday we offer 2 for 1 fish & chips?
Tuesday’s call up a friend & come down for two for one fish & chips with purchase of a drink.
That we have a deal with our lovely neighbour Brew Donkey?
Want to go on a Brew Donkey Beer Tour? If you stop by The HPH we have $10 off vouchers that you can use to book a craft beer tour online. PLUS if you book a tour you can enjoy 10% off after the tour by using your tasting note card they supply you with for the tour with the promo printed on it. (Discount on regular priced food & drinks only)
That we have a deal with Escape Manor for reservations of 6 or more?
If you reserve with us in advance before or after going to Escape Manor your group can receive 15% off ! We also can accept cocktail receptions up to 30 people if you want to make a night (or day) of it! (Discount on regular priced food & drinks only)
That we offer 10% off GCTC ticket holders?
We are excited to offer 10% off your bill if you show us your Great Canadian Theater Company ticket/ticket stub for that days performance or your season pass. (Discount on regular priced food & drinks only)
That we offer 15% off to CHUO card holders?
Buy a CHUO card & enjoy discounts all over the city including 15% off at The HPH.
Did you know ... ART & STUFF TO DO AT THE HPH
That we host team building events or birthday parties?
Looking for something fun to do with your staff? Or maybe looking for a unique birthday party idea for you, a friend or even your child? (minus the whiskey;) We are now offering art classes, craft workshops, colouring nights, beer, wine or spirit tastings & more catered just for you! Send us an email & we can make it happen.
That we are open all holidays but Christmas?
We sure are! As your home away from home we have to be so you can meet up with old friends or have somewhere to go with your out of town guests. We also offer brunch all weekend long & usually have board games out for some ol'fashion fun.
That we host an open mic the last Saturday of each month?
That we have some pretty cool colouring nights?
Like to colour? Need to unwind after a long day? Stop by the second Monday of each month from 5pm-close & enjoy a few drinks & snacks while colouring pages from local artist Daniel Martelock's colouring book! Cost, HALF PRICE at $5 per colouring book. Happy colouring! (colouring books are always available to purchase at the restaurant for $10)
The art on our walls change every two months?
We invite different artists to show their works & if you enjoy them you can take them home with you & help support a local artist! Be sure to check out our winter group show each year when we donate 30% of all art sales to the Parkdale Food Centre!
That we host trivia nights?
We host trivia night on the Sunday of long weekends in the fall, winter, spring to raise funds for Parkdale Food Centre $5 per person to play all going to the centre.
Did you know ... COMMUNITY OUTREACH, PARTNERS & OTHER FUN THINGS WE DO
That we have a booth each year at Beau's All Natural Brewing Co Oktoberfest?
Come & see us at our booth in Van Kleek Hill, Ontario. We will have our traditional Oktoberfest menu with Seed to Sausage jalapeno & cheese curd smokie corndogs with Beau's Beer Mustard & a few other tasty treats & 'corny' fun. Stop by The HPH for your chance to win FREE tickets August 1st-31st. It is going to be WUNDERBAR!!!
That Summer (The HPH Owner) was one of the founders of The Happening Festival (formerly Hintonburg Happening)?
The HAPPENING is a volunteer-run art & cultural festival that celebrates local artists, musicians & businesses showcasing what makes Wellington West unique. The funds raised each year go towards arts grants & initiatives in the Wellington West Community. Watch for the call out each fall & share the opportunity with your artistic friends. Interested in getting involved or attending? Check out our website for details thehappeningottawa.ca
That our logo was made by one of our talented regulars & friend, Mad Anvil?
His graphic design company is right here in Hintonburg. It's a pretty impressive resume so we are super thankful for all the help he has given us over the years! madanvil.com
That the owner of The HPH is on the Wellington West Business Improvement Area board?
The WWBIA is a volunteer board of business and commercial property owners in the Wellington West area of Ottawa. It is paid for through commercial property taxes.(not residential) We are really proud of the work we do so please take note of all of the flower planters, many of the murals or art pieces in the area & other beautification projects along the main streets paid for & organized by the board members. Also note that some of the community events are paid for/sponsored by the business owners in the area as well! A lot of volunteer hours go into making Wellington West a great place to live & work. We hope you enjoy the streetscape. wellingtonwest.ca
We work with the kids at the centre to help create a business called the Hintonburg Root Troop. The kids are growing greens & herbs in the towers & we buy what they grow for our menus with the proceeds going to the Parkdale Food Centre & the centre to fund more fun things for the kids to do. Its a great initiative to inspire the kids to learn about where their food comes from & how it is grown plus learn about the business side of things.
Owning a restaurant takes a lot of hard work, attention to detail, time & most of all passion. It is the little things that make us unique & stand out. By sharing my vision for the restaurant I hope you can appreciate all that we work so hard to do for you & our community.
We hope to see you in again soon!
Summer JL Baird