If you crusin’ for some boozin’ and find yourself in the nation’s capital, here are our top picks for the Top 5 bars in Ottawa.
The Crazy Horse Kanata
115 Roland Michener Drive, Kanata ON
There are few guarantees in life, but The Crazy Horse Kanata promising a good time is one of them. The Western-themed bar is best known for its delicious stone grilled steak but also features the lil bit of country atmosphere that you are expecting from a place with “Crazy Horse” in its name. This is the perfect place to start your weekend off.
137 Murray Street, Ottawa ON
Located in the Ottawa Byward Market, if you enter Chez Lucien you will immediately start questioning our recommendation. The place is very busy, a little weird and is known for its slow service. The obvious question then is why would we recommend it and the answer is simple. It’s part of the charm. If you want to some grub to help quell your hangover, the burger and fries are said to be the best in the city.
442 Preston Street, Ottawa ON
A change in pace from the other loud bars that we have suggested, The Moonroom is more of a lounge where servers prepare meals for you right in front of you at the bar. The music changes depending on who is working the shift.
54 York Street, Ottawa ON
Conveniently located below The Fish Market Restaurant, Vinyard’s Bistro has a great atmosphere and combines a sense of Ottawa’s culture along with a great vibe. A perfect spot to grab a couple of cocktails after work, Vineyard’s Bistro also benefits from its great Byward Market location. If you feel like bar-hopping, it is a great option to pair with Chez Lucien.
Les Brasseurs du Temps
170 rue Montcalm, Gatineau (Hill)
Les Brasseurs du Temps brews its own beer on-site and features one of the best outdoor patios in town. The patio over looks a canal in Hull and is one of the best views you can get in the city while downing a pint.