Options for cocktails in Ottawa
Ottawa comes alive as the sun sets, bringing nocturnal locals out of their shells and into the streets in pursuit of the best bars. Visitors curious about where to get the city's most elaborate or traditional cocktails can use this handy guide to save themselves from walking around for hours on end:
Sotto: For a cosmopolitan
Ladies should put on their dancing shoes before hitting Sotto, Ottawa's latest and greatest nightclub. Whether single or bringing along a significant other, guests can enjoy sheer sophistication as they sip top-shelf cocktails like cosmopolitans and dirty martinis.
The Velvet Room: For a gin and tonic
The vaudevillian and decadent decor of The Velvet Room caters to crowds who want to step back in time to the prohibition days. As gin and tonics were a staple beverage during the speakeasy days of the 1920s, the bartenders at The Velvet Room know how to whip up some of the most refreshing variations of the beloved cocktails.
Fat Tuesdays: For a taste of Mardis Gras
Visitors will be covered in Mardi Gras beads once they leave Fat Tuesdays, the New Orleans-themed bar and restaurant that serves up a tasty cocktail menu of southern-inspired libations. Located in a historic building in the ByWard Market district, this stylish bar boasts a casual setting and Cajun-Creole cuisine that allows diners to satisfy their hunger while they sip on the classic Hurricane cocktail, which features two different kinds of rum, Amaretto, mango, orange, lime and grenadine.
The Drink: For bottle service
Visitors looking for a night to remember should bring all of their friends to The Drink, which offers bottle service for large groups hoping to share their drink of choice with whomever they choose. Mixologists will concoct elaborate cocktails with vodka or rum, so ladies and gentlemen can try whatever tickles their fancy.