Where to Drink around The Westin Ottawa
Collected by Westin AFAR
Canada’s capital is a gem of a city, with a fascinating history that informs its diverse and evolving present day. From its museums, to its distinct neighborhoods, to its emerging foodie culture, Ottawa is a cosmopolitan city on a human scale.
315 Somerset St W, Ottawa, ON K2P 0J8, Canada
There's a lot of soul in the bourbon-heavy cocktail menu at Union 613. Skip the restaurant bar upstairs in favor of the downstairs speakeasy where you can enjoy your choice of a classic cocktail, seasonal creation, or house specialty in a more...
1020 Wellington St W, Ottawa, ON K1Y 2X9, Canada
From dangling mason jar lightbulbs to mismatched furniture, this pub has “rustic” covered. But there’s nothing shabby about the menu of Ontario microbrews, seasonal cocktail menu, and hard-to-find Niagara wines. On a Friday or Saturday night you’...
1 York St, Ottawa, ON K1N 6Z5, Canada
For a relaxing, leisurely evening in an upscale, yet laid-back atmosphere, check out Play near Byward Market-Parliament Hill. The menu is based on a host of small plates, not unlike tapas, and the wine list is extensive but not overwhelming.
55 Byward Market Square, Ottawa, ON K1N 9C3, Canada
ByWard Market is both a market, filling the block bounded by ByWard, William, York and George streets, and the name for the surrounding neighborhood. This is where Ottawa began, an area laid out by Lt. Col. John By who oversaw the construction of...
374 Elgin St, Ottawa, ON K2P 1N1, Canada
A fun atmosphere, fast, friendly, and consistent service, affordable food, and generous portions have made this downtown Ottawa greasy spoon a local institution. The Hangover and Blue Plate Breakfast specials and home-spun milkshakes are...
Ottawa, ON, Canada
Bring a newspaper or a laptop (there are plugs) and settle in with a cappuccino and a butter tart or samosa. The service is friendly, the pumpkin cake is gluten-free, they have almond milk, and the coffee is fair-trade, organic, single origin and...
18 York St b, Ottawa, ON K1N 5T5, Canada
East meets West at this casual, cozy, and hopping bistro located in the Byward Market. Inspired by the foods and flavors of the Orient, Southeast Asia, and South Asia, their menu offers guests a family style dining experience where food is served...
442 Preston St, Ottawa, ON K1S 4N6, Canada
What goes with bacon-wrapped olives? A Brazzo! Bookers Bourbon, W&H Rare Old Oloroso Sherry, and West Indian orange bitters on top of two enormous ice cubes. A gin martini, however, wouldn’t go amiss either. This Little Italy bar, whose menu lists...
27 York St, Ottawa, ON K1N 5S7, Canada
Named for a character in author Douglas Adams' Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy, this rock and roll venue has featured heavy hitters like Alanis Morrissette, Jewel, and Arcade Fire. If you're looking for live music in a friendly bar (their website...
319 Bank St, Ottawa, ON K2P 1X9, Canada
This pool hall has been around for more than 50 years, and while it's nothing fancy, the tables and the drinks are inexpensive (if you sign up on their website, you can even get a free introductory hour of play). It's open every day from 2 p.m. to...
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