at 640 Somerset St W, Ottawa, K1R 5K4

Monopolatte - Board Game Café

640 Somerset St W
Ottawa , ON K1R 5K4
Contact Phone
P: 613-563-GAME


Monopolatte is a Board Games Café. It will offer good food and drink as well as a library of board games for patrons to play. Monopolatte's friendly staff will be available to suggest and teach the newest and most exciting games. The library consists of 700 of the newest, most classic, most nostalgic, and most fun games. Opening September 2012.

How To Get to Monopolatte

Bus #2 & Bus #4. An 8 minute walk from Bay transit station.

Opening time

  • Mondays: 16:00- 01:00
  • Tuesdays: 16:00- 01:00
  • Wednesdays: 16:00- 01:00
  • Thursdays: 16:00- 01:00
  • Fridays: 16:00- 02:00
  • Saturdays: 12:00- 02:00
  • Sundays: 12:00- 00:00


Price category
$$ (10-30)

Company Rating

1959 Facebook users were in Monopolatte. It's a 110 position in Popularity Rating for companies in Local business category in Ottawa, Ontario

3686 FB users likes Monopolatte, set it to 31 position in Likes Rating for Ottawa, Ontario in Local business category

Due to unforeseen circumstances, we've had to cancel our Stop, Drop & Roleplay event this month. Apologies to any of the awesome people who were thinking of coming!

Published on 2014-11-20 07:12:08 GMT

Come by on Halloween for a casual night of board games and friends. (Wear a costume and we'll totally give you free candy!)

Published on 2014-10-29 23:13:38 GMT

Cover free for the day. #OttawaStrong

Published on 2014-10-22 22:45:46 GMT

Ottawa Strong.

Published on 2014-10-22 18:42:59 GMT

Happy Thanksgiving! Are we open this Monday? Yes. Why? Its your day off. Are we open this Tuesday? No. Why? Its our day off.

Published on 2014-10-10 22:17:54 GMT

Monopolovelies, We'll be closing early tomorrow (Thursday) at 7 PM for a private event. ("Ooh. So exclusive.")

Published on 2014-10-08 18:15:11 GMT

Today is our cover-free Monday! Stop by every week for what lead scientists are calling "like, a pretty sweet deal".

Published on 2014-09-29 21:29:25 GMT

It's Tuesday again, so it's time for our B-B-B-Beats and Boards! DJ Sweet Cheeks will be joining us for a night of fun and music, from 6-11. Come alone or with friends and find some fun!

Published on 2014-08-12 22:52:25 GMT

HOLIDAY HOURS: Sunday August 3rd: 11 AM - 3 AM. Monday* August 4th: 11 AM - 1 AM. *Cover-Free Mondays are only non-holiday Mondays.

Published on 2014-07-31 23:24:51 GMT

Today (Tuesday) is not only our weekly drop-in night... it's also the return of Beats and Boards! Come alone or with friends and meet new people, to the sound of some sweet, sweet tunes.

Published on 2014-07-15 06:11:02 GMT

Our 1-year anniversary is Wednesday. It'll be a party! We're bringing in cheap drink deals, and letting you in on our super-secret staff menu. Also, did someone mention cupcakes... ?

Published on 2014-06-16 00:37:21 GMT

Hi World! It's the most wonderful time of the year: The time we let you know about Holiday Hours! We will be closed: December 24, 25, 26, and January 1 We are open on New Year's Eve! You can purchase tickets for our NYE event starting at 7pm at the cafe. The tickets are $15 and include your cover, entry into a game giveaway and free champaaaaagne. Buy your tickets now to reserve your space!

Published on 2015-12-17 01:47:11 GMT

Hi Monopolovelies, Just wanted to let you know that we'll be closed on October 31st. Everyone has so much spooking and scaring to do, there's no time to be distracted by board games. Have a delightful Halloween!

Published on 2015-10-27 03:10:06 GMT

Mourning a loss today: as many of you have already heard, The Daily Grind, Shiraz Market, and the Middle East Bakery all burned down in a huge fire today. It's hard to imagine Somerset without our friends down the street. It's hard to know we'll be walking by the shell of those buildings on our way here. Right now, we're trying to focus on all the good they brought to the city, and wishing all those affected the best of luck going forward. Much love- Monopolatte.

Published on 2015-10-21 22:18:30 GMT

We will be closed Sunday October 11th and Wednesday October 14th for Thanksgiving festivities. But we are open on Monday, come by and get in some good old fashioned family gaming. Happy Thanksgiving! And have lovely turkey naps.

Published on 2015-10-10 18:38:37 GMT

Any chance of summer hours?

Published Deanna Toxopeus on 2016-07-04 18:29:03 GMT

We are open for Canada Day! Nothing says patriotism like a euro style game. Just kidding but with over 900 games there's sure to be something to fill you national needs. And with true Canadian flavor, we have brought back the super tasty Maple Ale from Perth Brewery. Happy Canada Day Ottawa!

Published Monopolatte on 2016-06-30 21:19:27 GMT

Thanks for the shout out Narcity!

Published Monopolatte on 2016-06-28 18:05:34 GMT

Big 'Ol stack of games that can'y wait to go to new homes tomorrow!

Published Monopolatte on 2016-06-15 22:40:46 GMT

Published Monopolatte on 2016-06-14 23:13:29 GMT

Published Monopolatte on 2016-06-09 17:48:16 GMT

Monopolatte on TV? The new series Anecdote on Rogers Television is showing an episode including your friendly neighborhood board game cafe... us! Tune in to see us on the small screen tonight at at 7pm!

Published Monopolatte on 2016-06-07 22:23:09 GMT

Proud new owner of sumo suits, C.E.O David slams into Monopolatte

Published Monopolatte on 2016-06-03 21:58:11 GMT

Assam makes his pilgrimage through the market building, teeming with eager rug merchants, in our new game Marrakesh!

Published Monopolatte on 2016-05-26 22:32:18 GMT

Back from the cottage and need somewhere to spend that pesky Monday off? Monopolatte is open Victoria day May 23 12pm- 12am. Come join us for some holiday sanctioned board game fun.

Published Monopolatte on 2016-05-18 21:38:09 GMT

Published Monopolatte on 2016-05-17 22:07:30 GMT

Last week, we held an appreciation event for our volunteers. It's an opportunity to say thank you and recognize the 400 volunteers who help us deliver programs, services and care every day. A special thank you to Monopolatte who loaned us some games for the event.

Published Shepherds of Good Hope on 2016-04-20 13:40:56 GMT

Published Monopolatte on 2016-04-15 17:22:34 GMT

There's still eggs hidden. ~Chocolate Robin Hood/Neighbourhood Easter Bunny

Published Valerie Milian on 2016-04-09 23:46:40 GMT

I am ready to explore some more!

Published Eroca Zeviar on 2016-04-02 16:05:36 GMT

We are open today starting at 4pm and will be open all weekend, including Monday, for our normal hours! See you here!

Published Monopolatte on 2016-03-25 16:38:20 GMT

New tip competition! Monopolatte is committed to helping the Republican party of the USA find a better presidential candidate than Donald Trump. To do so, each week we will have a showdown between Trump and one other potential candidate. This week: DONALD TRUMP VS KANYE WEST. Next week: WHO KNOWS?

Published Monopolatte on 2016-03-24 22:51:55 GMT

A special shout-out to Monopolatte, who is lending Total Eclipse of the PROMdemonium a GIANT Kerplunk and a GIANT Connect Four for PROM NIGHT!!!

Published PROMdemonium on 2016-03-21 13:42:40 GMT

Last minute announcement of this month's Stop, Drop and Roleplay, our monthly celebration of roleplaying games and collaborative storytelling! New comers and experts are welcome to come play with our brilliant game masters and meet some new people. Thursday night at 6:30pm!

Published Monopolatte on 2016-03-17 02:53:09 GMT

Published Monopolatte on 2016-03-17 02:50:47 GMT

Do you guys have Jaipur or Patchwork?

Published Andrew Stewart on 2016-03-16 16:36:56 GMT

There are a billion version of Monopoly out there, but the strangest, and one that most purveys harmful stereotypes is definitely the 1983 Gay Monopoly. You buy and trade bars and bathhouses, the bills come in a beautiful array of pinks and purples, and you can choose to play as a high heel shoe, hair dryer or... jeep? Bass Fishing Monopoly has lost the title of "Least Necessary Monopoly Edition". Check out the game here:

Published Monopolatte on 2016-03-10 19:13:01 GMT

New Art!

Published Monopolatte on 2016-03-05 14:41:22 GMT

CALL FOR LOCAL ARTISTS! We're going to have some open space on our walls pretty soon and we'd love to fill it with sweet local art. If you, or someone you know, is an artist that would be interested in putting up an exhibition at Monopolatte, send a sample of your work to All styles and subjects welcome!

Published Monopolatte on 2016-03-02 18:32:42 GMT

Proposals for new chess pieces from SMBC. "Communist: If you remove your Communist from the game, for the next three turns, all pieces are equal because you are now playing checkers."

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