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Babylon Nightclub in Ottawa is the hottest venue where there is live music playing all the time. The shows held here are very fresh, energizing and original. To add to this the crowd that flocks this place is quiet upbeat and classy. Though it has a limited seating capacity, the dance floor is just perfect. Right from small, local bands to famous, flourished bands perform at this venue. Babylon nightclub has been host to a wide assortment of bands from Punk to Hip Hop to Rock and even Dj's.
Ottawa's largest live music bar, Barrymore's has played host to both local talent and established Canadian and international acts. Housed in a converted theater, the main bar area accommodates up to 600 people and is arranged in balconies with tables leading down to a large dance floor. Sunday retro nights are especially popular among the 20-something crowd. The Aloha Room, a small, surf-themed bar is located downstairs under the main hall.
This venue may have the weirdest-sounding name, but musicians vie to perform here. The sound equipment is up-to-date, and the decor zany enough for rock gigs. It is one of the most popular venues in Ottawa. Past performers include The Rolling Stones, Cracker, Alanis Morrissette and the Afghan Whigs. So what are you waiting for, head straight to Zaphod for a rockin' good time!
This landmark watering hole, better known as The Laff, is one of the last traditional taverns in Ottawa. Opened in 1849, the bar has undergone a number of renovations but is still in the same Byward Market location it has occupied for over 150 years. Although the kitchen serves up a limited menu of hamburgers and sandwiches, its main reason for being is cold draft beer served directly from the tap. The main bar also features live entertainment on most nights.
Climb the long, narrow stairs between the cheese and fish shops of the Byward Market to Ottawa's trendiest jazz bar. A red velvet theme runs throughout the narrow, two-floor club, from the lanterns over the bar to the thick drapes hanging from the factory ceilings. No food is available, but the martini menu contains more than two-dozen concoctions. Dress varies among the young, professional, club-going patrons, from fashionable evening wear to the occasional pair of jeans.
One of the best night clubs in the city for house music, Tila Tequila has it all: style, blaring music and fun times. Known for its trendy parties this is where you will find those who know how to party and want to be seen. At Tila Tequila you will find well dressed youngsters in their 20s having a ball, while the DJ spins some of the best house and techno music in town. Drop in for one of their themed parties and you will surely have fun. Tila Tequila does also play host to a number of guest DJs from all over the world. The atmosphere inside is calm and with good music filling the air. Call to know more.
A wine cellar is the perfect place to house the award-winning restaurant Vineyards. Dark wooden furniture with a curved bar with vintage wine bottles compliment the low ceilings and muted lights creating the cellar feel. With patrons off all ages, you'd find wine connoisseurs and novices alike are spoiled for choice with more than 300 wines, 60 Belgian beers, scotches and whiskeys offered. The menu is short but quite a mouthful with Cajun chicken pizza, Belgian mussels with Spiced grilled crabs a must-have. What's more you can also have "the cheeses of the world" and of course their sumptuous desserts.
If you're 25 and over and you feel like avoiding Ottawa's very young nightclub crowd, the Velvet Room is an excellent nightclub option. The decor is both opulent and understated - lashings of dark red velvet, artfully lit by antique lamps; lots of little nooks to snuggle into with your friends, or partner; gilded mirrors wherever you turn. The music is a fun mix of the best of the 80s and 90s - a DJ spins all the favorites on Friday and Saturday nights. The drinks list is a little on the pricey side. The Velvet Room also has regular dinner theater events, by Ottawa's Scarlett dinner theater group. Check the website for details of upcoming events.
Since it opened in 2003, the Whiskey Bar has established itself as one of the places to go for unpretentious, unadulterated fun. The music is a canny mix of 80s and 90s pop, which fills up the small dance floor with revelers quickly, especially on a Friday and Saturday night. The DJs are also prone to wheeling out songs that everyone will know; be ready to produce your best YMCA moves. The bar service is quick and friendly but it can get crowded at the bar. The Whiskey Bar is strictly over 21s, ensuring that the crowd isn't too young. Call for opening hours.
Situated on York Street in Ottawa the Club Caliente is your one stop destination for salsa, merenge and everything Latin dancing . The place has wooden flooring, a seating area as well as a small stage where the band performs. During the week various events are held like the, Wednesday Salsas and Thursday Ladies Nights. Saturday Nights are special with the Saturday Night Party. One can show their moves on the dance floor to the South American music or just choose to watch dancers while you sit and sip on some fine wine or soothing ales. The crowds really have a good time here. Call or check their website for further details.
Located in the downtown area of Ottawa is the curiously named bar, The Drink. This one is designed to as to resemble the bars of Los Angeles, and has successfully pulled it off. It boasts a stylish lounge area with red lighting, VIP booths, a spacious dance floor and four bars where the bartenders serve up an innovative blend of cocktails. Theme Nights are common here especially Models & Bottles where Playboy-featured ones are flown in to host the night. Make sure you are dressed in your funkiest clothing as this upmarket bar is no neighborhood watering-hole.
Located on Rideau Street, the Rumba Night Club is you one stop shop for Latin dancing and music. Packed with events throughout the year this place is where you would want to be for Latin music. The music played is typically Salsa and Merengue with a mix of Latin and Bachata. The dance-floor a the Rumba Night Club is very impressive. Alcohol and snack tit bits are also served here.