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Ottawa Nightlife, Ontario

Situated in the Canadian region Ontario (region capital: Toronto) Ottawa is the capital of Canada and just the right place to start experiencing the Canadian lifestyle. Ottawa's charm goes far beyond its many museums, historic landmarks and fabulous surroundings, because at night, the city switches on the party mode, and colorful neon reflections dance in the waters of the historic Rideau Canal. Restaurants, nightclubs, pubs and dance clubs open their gates, inviting people in with seductive aromas, cozy settings and crazy gigs.

Ottawa Nightlife - Restaurants

From the finest to the least expensive, Ottawa's restaurants cover a wide range of specialties and are able to satisfy any desire. Blue Cactus Bar and Grill, Foundation, Social, Vineyards Wine Bar and Bistro, Chianti Ristorante Italiano or Sweetgrass Aboriginal Bistro are just some of the restaurants where Ottawa's elite gather and dine. Some American franchises are also part of Ottawa’s nightlife: Hard Rock Cafe, Denny's or Perkins. For a selection of local dishes, you can try an Ottawa buffet that is to be found in places like Thuker's Marketplace, Mosaic Buffet of Emerald Buffet. Other good choices include: The Prescott, Moji Fusion Kitchen, Stella Osteria, Mexicali's Rosa, Touche Lounge, Green Papaya or Il Primo.

Ottawa Nightlife - Culture and Entertainment

Ottawa's music scene revolves around several concert halls and music bars, such as: Barrymore's Music Hall, The National Art's Centre, Opera Lyra Ottawa, Babylon, Black Sheep Inn or Heart and Crown. Local and international theatre representations can be attended in one of Ottawa's numerous theatre halls: East End Theatre, Centerpointe Theatre, Kanata or Odyssey Theatre. As for some family fun, places like 3D Virtual Reality Games Lounge, Midway Family Fun Park or Walkley Bowling Centre stay open until evening. Seeing a movie is always an option, and Ottawa’s cinemas are playing both American and international movies: Bytown Cinema, Cineplex Odeon South Keyes, Coliseum Ottawa, Rideau Centre Cinemas.

Ottawa Nightlife - Bars and Pubs

Last but not least, Ottawa nightlife is proud to present its fine collection or bars and pubs that fall into all categories known to man, from sports to piano bars. If entertainment is what you’re looking for, you might enjoy the comedy shows hosted by Absolute Comedy, Bytown Tavern or Yuk Yuk’s in downtown Ottawa. Nevertheless, if drinking and dancing are your main priorities, the possibilities are countless: Mercury Lounge, The Velvet Room, Collection Bar 56, The Drink, Royal Oak, Chateau Lafayette or Tila Tequila. Given the many options enumerated above, if Ottawa fits your tastes and desires, check out the travel possibilities in the Ottawa airfare deals section.

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  • luciBeavertails Pastry
    travel tip by luci posted more then 30 days ago
    Beavertails Pastry, as the name shows offers a special kind of hot pastry with all kinds of syrups and ice-creams as a topping. It's very very delicious, you can't get this kind of cake anywhere else. I've tried it a thousand times...
  • ElzaBlue Cactus Grill
    travel tip by Elza posted more then 30 days ago
    Blue Cactus Grill is great, with good Tex-Mex food and a great bar. I was there once and I liked it, the service - as in almost all Canadian places - was good, people are very kind and friendly. Although Tex-Mex style, the place is...
  • zsoldicsaSweetgrass Aboriginal Bistro
    travel tip by zsoldicsa posted more then 30 days ago
    All I can tell about Sweetgrass Aboriginal Bistro is that its wonderful. The meal is unique and delicious and the service is friendly - though a little slow doe to the popularity of the place. The patio is calm and seems far from the...
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Ottawa City Ratings

  • Rating66%
    City Rank255
  • History & Culture: rated for 70%
  • Night Life & Entertainment: rated for 80%
  • Family & Fun: rated for 60%
  • Outdoors Activities: rated for 70%
  • Food: rated for 70%
  • Sightseeing: rated for 60%
  • Shopping: rated for 60%
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