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
Whether you’re on a date, meeting friends or flying solo, 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
See big name music stars or up and coming talent at world-class festivals, free events and local happenings during Ottawa’s warm seasons!

Upcoming events in Ottawa

Fireworks
Canada Day Fireworks Boat Party
Canada Day Fireworks Boat Party is here! Enjoy three hours sailing and see the city like never before. There will be live DJs, a dance floor and more.
Canada Day
Canada Day Weekend Centretown Block Party
Centretown Bank hosts Canada Day Weekend Block Party on Bank Street, bringing Ottawa's underground dance community together in an exciting outdoor…
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.
GOOD2GO at Irene's Pub
GOOD2GO at Irene's Pub
GOOD2GO Live at Irene's Pub - With influences ranging from The Rolling Stones to Blondie and beyond , GOOD2GO kicks out the jams at full throttle and…

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Nightlife hotspots in Ottawa

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56 ByWard
Three unique lounge and nightclub venues housed in one building in the heart of the ByWard Market.
Afterlight
Afterlight
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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