9 Upscale But Affordable Bars In Ottawa That Are Seriously Perfect For A Night Out - Narcity

9 Upscale But Affordable Bars In Ottawa That Are Seriously Perfect For A Night Out

Time to get dressed up!

Going out somewhere upscale usually involves spending a ton of money. Whether you're going out with your close friends or simply having a date night with your partner, heading out for a drink is always fun. As great as patio season is, this weekend is looking pretty grey when it comes to the weather. So it's time to plan for the rain by making your way to an upscale bar.

Sure having a beach bucket filled with sangria or mimosa is unbelievable, but sometimes we all want to be a little more fancy. From birthdays to graduations, going out somewhere nice is always a great time. It's finally time to break out that dress or blazer you've been waiting to wear and get all dressed up for a night out.


Joey Restaurants 

Where: Multiple Locations

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Joey Lansdowne or Joey Rideau both serve up great happy hour drinks and they're pretty affordable! The restaurant is super fancy and great for a night our with your friends. Happy Hour is everyday from 3 pm to 6 pm and from Sunday to Thursday goes on from 9 pm to close. Sangria for $4, Super Sonic Gin and Tonic for $4, and Muskoka Craft Lager for $4! These are just some of the many Happy Hour deals at Joey. 

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The Standard

Where: 360 Elgin Street

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The Standard may not be super duper upscale, but it is pretty nice in there. Plus the deals are pretty incredible! Everything on their menu from 4 pm to 6 pm is $6.00 all night Monday, 4pm to 6pm Tuesday through Friday. They also have $5 Corona, $5 Martinis, $6 nachos, and $6 taquitos!

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Restaurant E18hteen

Where: 18 York Street 

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You can just tell from the outside of the restaurant that you're in for a fancy night out. Restaurant E18hteen offers up great happy hour deals. During Happy Hour they offer select wines, well-drinks and beer for $6 to $7, along with several half-price items on the bar menu. Happy Hour happens from Monday through Friday at 5 pm to 7 pm, served on the patio or in the bar-area.

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North and Navy 

Where: 226 Nepean Street

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North and Navy is a super fancy restaurant that serves Prosecco, Peroni, and Negroni for only $6. Their dishes are Northern Italian-style of food, which means a ton of their menu is filled with pasta and fish options. If you're searching for an upscale place to eat an app and have a drink at, this is a great spot.

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Milestones

Where: Multiple Locations

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Milestone's is a classic play to go if you're looking to save some money yet be fancy. It's pretty cheap compared to some super fancy places in the city. They have drink specials throughout the week. From Bellini Tuesdays to Girls' Night Out you are in for a treat when you head to Milestones. 

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Play Food and Wine

Where: 1 York Street

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The drinks at Play Food and Wine are pretty pricey, but their lunch special is totally worth a visit. Sure you can splurge on your drink, but the lunch is pretty affordable. Their lunch special offers up two plates for only $25. For an upscale place this isn't a bad offer at all!

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Metropolitain Brasserie Restaurant

Where: 700 Sussex Drive

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Now if you love patios, then you 100% need to visit Metropolitain Brasserie. This spot has one of the best outdoor patios downtown Ottawa. This spot has a special Hill Hour on Monday to Friday between 3pm and 7pm. This is a great place to go for an appetizer and raw bar items. The special is a great way to save on some food while splurging on your drinks. 

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Social 

Where: 537 Sussex Dr

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From 3 pm to 6 pm Social has a special Social Hour where certain things on the menu are marked down. This is a perfect place to go for a fancy outing. From boujee wines to fancy cocktails, this restaurant will have you feeling like a million bucks!

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Moxies

Where: Multiple Locations

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Moxies always has drink specials throughout the week. If you love to sip on your drink at a rooftop patio head to their location in Gloucester. Their drink specials include Wednesday's 1/2 Price Bottles Of Wine, Friday's Bad Boy Beers and The G.T., and Saturday's Craft Draft. Specials do vary between locations. 

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