Quaff the quaff, shoot the shit, drink the drank.


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The Moon Room
442 Preston St.
(613) 231-2525

Ottawa's quintessential date joint. Off the beaten track enough that you're likely to avoid your ex(es). Great wine & beer selection, solid snacks, and music loud enough to bob to, but never overpowering conversation. Sexy glow-y lights included!

/ Wine, spirits & beer


The Dominion Tavern
33 York St.
(613) 241-7706

A pillar of the old-school punk community. Tall boys, pool tables, and a solid patio. 

/ Beer & hangs


Centretown Pub
340 Somerset St W
(613) 594-0233

Ottawa's original gay bar in the heart of the Somerset Village. 

/ Pub fare, cruisin'


Raw Sugar Café
692 Somerset St W
(613) 216-2850

By day, Raw Shugs offers up a suuuuper chill atmosphere to get some work done, catch-up with a bud, and bask in its mondo-cute decor. By night, it's one of Ottawa's fav Chinatown hangouts and intimate show bars. 

/ Espresso-based drinks, desserts, Leb-snacks, beer & wine


Bridgehead Coffee 
15 locations across Ottawa

Our city's powerhouse, fair-trade coffee chain. These folks go to INSANE lengths to bring our city some of the best coffee available to humanity. 

/ Coffee, espresso, snacks and everything in between


The Manx Pub
370 Elgin St.
613.231.2070

Ottawa's infamous arts pub. Where most of the city's arts community lives in the winter. Huge scotch & whiskey menu, tonnes on draught, a gossip hot-spot.

/ Gourmet pub food for the best price in town


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Oz Kafé 
361 Elgin St.
(613) 234-0907

Home of Ottawa's infamous industry chef nights. Best martinis in town, sweet patio, DJs, a Gold-medal plate under their belt, and a great late-night menu on til 2am. Need to power through? Get their Roto, and you'll be just fine.

/ Martinis, cocktails, wine, limited beer