ALÉA Nightclub

Nightlife in Ottawa

Ottawa comes alive after the sun goes down with a vibrant nightlife scene including live music venues, nightclubs, cocktail spots, pubs and restaurants that are open late. Here are the best ways to experience nightlife in Canada’s capital region.

Ottawa nightlife inspiration

Canadian Museum of Nature
Unique nightlife ideas in Ottawa
Unique nightlife ideas in Ottawa – from museums at night to summertime music festivals and everything in between.
Heart and Crown live music
9 of the best live music spots in Ottawa
Experience the best of Ottawa’s live music nightlife scene at these eight bars and music venues.
Heart and Crown dancing crowd
Nightlife in Ottawa's ByWard Market
Canada’s capital awakens when the sun goes down! If you’re looking to go out in downtown Ottawa, the ByWard Market neighbourhood is where you want to…
Andaz Ottawa ByWard Market hotel
Great cocktail spots by Ottawa neighbourhood
You can easily find the perfect place to have drinks in Canada’s capital.
Cheerful man eating burger while gathering with friends in bar
Ottawa’s best late-night bites
The best restaurants in Ottawa for late night meals.
TD Ottawa Jazz Festival
Ottawa’s summer 2024 music festivals
Ottawa beats to the sound of countless outdoor and indoor music festivals during the summer of 2024.

Upcoming events in Ottawa

Capital Pride
Capital Pride
During the third week of August every year, you can join in diverse celebrations of Ottawa's 2SLGBTQ+ community in parks, streets, clubs and other sites across the city.
comedy show
Crackup Comedy Festival
Comedy festival featuring top comedic talent with events in Ottawa, Cornwall, Pembroke and Smiths Falls.
Escapade Music Festival
Escapade Music Festival
Escapade Music Festival is the first festival of its kind in the NCR.
Sound Provider & Friends takeover The Underground for FUZION, a night of HOUSE, BASS, & DNB. LINEUP /TABOO: 10~11 [House] / PA$ION: 11~12 [House] /…
Latin Sparks Festival
Latin Sparks Festival
Don’t just watch as Ottawa turns into a night in Havana - be there! Join the thousands at Latin Sparks Festival for a night entrenched in Latin Culture.
Nature Nocturne - Canadian Museum of Nature
Nature Nocturne
Dance until midnight while DJs fill the castle with awesome sound! Meet artists throughout the galleries. Discover four floors of world-class museum…

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Nightlife hotspots in Ottawa

Nightlife, Nightclub
56 ByWard
Three unique lounge and nightclub venues housed in one building in the heart of the ByWard Market.
Speakeasy lounge and listening bar with music curated by some of the capital's most prominent music selectors.
ALÉA Nightclub
ALÉA Nightclub
Located in a spectacular structure overlooking the Casino Lac-Leamy gaming area, ALÉA is the destination nightclub par excellence to appreciate the best in nightlife.
Casino du Lac-Leamy
Casino Lac-Leamy
Enjoy gaming, live entertainment, great food and much more fun at the Loto-Québec entertainment resort located just minutes from downtown Ottawa in Gatineau, Québec.
City At Night
City At Night
Underground electronic music venue programmed and hosted by the capital's most prominent DJs and promoters.
Escape Manor
Escape Manor
Choose a themed escape room to get locked into with friends and try to puzzle your way out of it—before the clock runs out.

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