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Ottawa’s best late-night bites

Whether you need to refuel after a night on the town or those food cravings hit late at night, here are the top spots in Ottawa to check out for some late-night bites.

Elgin Street Diner

Aptly named after the street it’s located on, Elgin Street Diner is open 24/7, 365. No matter the time or day, you can always find something delicious to eat here.

Known for being the perfect spot to dine after a night out on the town, this spot it more than just a restaurant, it’s an Ottawa institution.

The menu is full of large-portioned poutines, breakfast and brunch items and classics like burgers and hotdogs. Don’t be surprised when you find yourself continuously coming back for more in the wee hours of the morning.

The King Eddy

Found in Ottawa’s historic ByWard Market neighbourhood is The King Eddy. Home to incredible burgers, chicken and waffles, brunch delicacies and eight different milkshake flavours, this is a must-try restaurant for late night bites.

Open 24/7 on Thursdays, Fridays, and Saturdays, make this your go-to spot when spending a night out in the market.

Chez Lucien

Open until 2 a.m. seven days a week, with the kitchen open until midnight, Chez Lucien is offers high-quality burgers, mains, salads, starters and brunch. Tucked away in the ByWard Market neighbourhood, the atmosphere here is cozy, making it a great late-night date spot.

Atomic Rooster

With the full menu and kitchen open until 1 a.m. every night of the week, Atomic Rooster, located in Ottawa’s Centretown, is a great choice for a late-night bite.

This bar and restaurant hosts regular events like karaoke on Mondays and Thursdays and various bands and art shows taking place throughout the month, so you’ll always find something fun happening here.

S o m e w h e r e dine bar

Nestled in the heart of Ottawa’s ByWard Market nightlife scene is S o m e w h e r e Dine Bar. Open until 2 a.m. seven days a week, this restaurant turns into the place to be each night.

Enjoy seafood, small plates, mains and a wide variety of wines and spirits. With a hidden back patio and tropical décor, you’ll feel like you’re on vacation near the equator in the heart of Canada’s capital city.

The Koven

Are you a heavy metal music fan? Then you need to check out The Koven. This unique bar and eatery located in the ByWard Market neighbourhood gives you the opportunity to enjoy a delicious late-night bite while listening to your favourite music.

Their signature burgers and poutines will leave you wanting more. Open until 2 a.m. seven days a week, you can get your fill of heavy metal and comfort food any day of the week.

Arlo Wine & Restaurant

If you’re looking for a more sophisticated spot for your late-night dining, head to Arlo Wine & Restaurant on Somerset Street. You’ll be treated to a fusion of flavours with both the food and extensive natural wine list. Open until midnight six days a week, this cozy restaurant will feed both your stomach and your soul.

Blue Cactus Bar and Grill

Open until 2 a.m. on Fridays and Saturdays, Blue Cactus Bar and Grill is a go-to spot for dining and drinks in the ByWard Market. Known for their Southwest-inspired cuisine with their sizzling fajitas, tacos and nachos as well as their $10 triples deal, Blue Cactus is the perfect spot to satisfy your late-night cravings.

Hometown Sports Grill

Located near the Billings Bridge area is Hometown Sports Grill. Open until midnight every day of the week, here you can enjoy a full menu consisting of sports bar classics like pizza, wings, burgers and more. With a full vegan menu available as well, there’s something for everyone. Watch your favourite team compete while you snack on delicious food surrounded by like-minded sports fans.

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