Oliver's Pub & Patio

Rating 4.3 (average of 142 opinions)

Carleton's undergraduate pub. Owned by the Carleton University Students' Association.

Oliver's Pub & Patio

Welcome to Oliver’s

Oliver's Pub and Patio first operated as a cafeteria when the students' association moved into the new Unicentre building in 1971. Student council obtained a liquor license for pub nights at the cafeteria, and the bar was simply called The Pub. In the fall of 1971, some councilors tried to change the bar's name to "The Beerhall." The motion was amended to rename it "The Belch" and this motion carried.

Fortunately, two weeks later, council rescinded the motion and the bar continued to be known as "The Pub." In the early 1980s, The Pub was renamed "Oliver's" in recognition of retiring university President Michael Oliver.

Oliver’s is student owned and operated by the Carleton University Students’ Association. It has been a social focal point for Carleton University Students for over 30 years. Other CUSA businesses include Rooster’s, Haven Books (located off campus at Sunnyside & Seneca) and Henry's - the Unicentre store. All four businesses supply jobs for Carleton University undergraduate students.

CUSA is an incorporated non-profit, student run organization. Every Carleton undergraduate student is a member of CUSA, and is encouraged to take advantage of the many benefits CUSA has to offer.

Every dollar you spend at Oliver's goes back into the bar and other CUSA services. Where does the money you spend at other bars go?

    Pub, College & University, Campus Building

    Breakfast, Drinks, Lunch

          Catering service
          Suitable for groups
          Table service
          Booking is NOT mandatory

   (613) 520-2892


      Facebook page

      University Centre, 1125 Colonel By Drive, Ottawa, Canada

  Internal parking



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