Best Places to Party in Ottawa
Best Places to Party in Ottawa
Ottawa, the gargantuan capital of Canada, surely fits your travel bill with its infinite endowments. Multi-ethnic and multi-cultural, it has the best infrastructure that pairs in well with a life that demands long walks on the riverfront! There are gorgeous parks, gardens and ample open spaces to keep you ‘travelling to a noisy big capital’ fear at bay. Spectacularly snowy in winters and gorgeously vibrant with the eye-popping red and yellow leaves in summers, Ottawa oozes beauty and charm from every nook and corner.
And what’s more? Well, the capital city awakens eve more wide-eyed as the sun goes down! Streets that exhibit local farmers, boutiques and artisans in the daylight change their avatar to a buzzy entertainment district after sunset. So, to be able to indulge in all of it, you must know where to go! Check out the top 3 neighbourhoods to party in Ottawa:
1. York Street
The most happening part of Downtown Ottawa, York St. is home to the most fantastic nightclubs and bars. Be it country, Latino, House or Jazz, this neighbourhood serves all kinds of music palates. Mostly catering to the young, student crowd of the capital city, this neighbourhood in Ottawa serves the low-on-budget and high-on-stamina kind of revellers. Check out Liquor Store Party Bar, a warehouse-styled club that hosts all kinds of events from retro to keg nights. The Great Canadian Cabin is another popular spot for the country music lovers. Every Thursday night, this bar welcomes you in your cowboy boots attire. Pub 101 is another 3-storeyed casual hangout spot that hosts the Big Games with great food and booze. Other popular spots include Zaphod, The Whiskey Bar, Velvet Room, Mercury Lounge, etc.
Well, this one isn’t exactly in Ottawa. But its location across the Ottawa River, right in front of Ottawa gives it a perfect setting for the locals and tourists. Traverse across the Alexander Bridge and you get to witness some of the best, most recently refurbished nightlife. Though earlier, Gatineau locals flocked in to Ottawa to indulge in debauchery. But in the past years, the area has opened a number of worthwhile options for partiers. Casino-de Lac Leamy, a highly popular nightspot is as famous amongst the locals as tourists and Ottawa people. Other options include Mardigras Gatineau, ALEA and Maison Nightclub.
3. Clarence Street
If you wish to be stationed around Downtown Ottawa instead of trying to be too experimental, try Clarence Street, a short walk away from The York Street. You will mostly find a crowd of 20-30’s here, a perfect blend of University students and professionals. If sophistication is what you seek, try Kavali Nightclub, a 2-storey spot that offers House music and an impeccable bartending. El Furniture Warehouse is a unique dive bar that offers cheap thrills to people who believe in spending wisely. Other well flocked options include Heart & Crown Irish Pubs, Tequila Jack’s and Dodge City.
Ottawa encompasses everything from hipster joints to cosy Irish pubs. So take your pick and hit the capital!