When going out, it can be hard choosing a bar that is worth an effort. Going to an upscale bar makes for a classy night with all of your best friends. We've all been in a situation where you really want something fancy AF to go to just for the purpose of dressing up. 

READ MORE: 10 Cool Restaurants/Bars In Ottawa You Should Have Already Gone To In 2016

If you feel like being classy, here are 11 upscale bars you and your friends can totally dress up for.


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Zoe's Lounge // 1 Rideau St

Located in Ottawa's own castle, Zoe's Lounge is a perfect place to feel as classy as a Queen or King. They have live entertainment on Friday and Saturday nights. Zoe's also has a wide variety of cocktails, martinis, mocktails, wines, ciders, and beers meeting every royal's needs. 


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Moscow Tea Room // 527 Sussex Dr

In the heart of the ByWard market, Moscow Tea Room will make you and your friends feel chic and classy AF. Don't let the name trick you, this lounge serves up award winning drinks and has a variety of options on their drink menu


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JOEY Lansdowne // 103 - 825 Exhibition Way

Every day from 3 - 6 pm is happy hour at Joey Lansdowne.  As well as from 9 pm - close from Sunday to Thursday. This restaurant and bar is worth dressing up for and you will for sure enjoy their delicious drinks. 


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107 Fourth Avenue Wine Bar & Café // 107 Fourth Ave #1

This bar knows their drinks, especially their wines. So if you're a lover of wine definitely check out 107 Fourth Ave. This bar offers up to two dozen different wines and a wide range of other drinks as well. 



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The Waverley // Multiple Locations

This is the perfect place to eat, drink, and socialize. It initially began as a pub and then evolved into a bar and restaurant, so they sell some good drinks. 


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Beckta Dining & Wine // 150 Elgin St

Wine and dine at this Ottawa wine bar. Now if you are a wine superfan then this is 100% the place to dress up for. Check out their drink menu and see the extent of options available. 


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The Albion Rooms // 33 Nicholas St

This restaurant has an amazing bar and an entire menu just for cocktails. After undergoing a massive facelift The Albion Rooms has a fresh and modern design that is definitely worth some extra lipstick. And if you're a kambucha lover, The Albion Rooms has you covered. 


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DiVino Modern Italian // 225 Preston St

Another wine bar for the wine lovers out there. This modern Italian restaurant has an amazing wine bar with a wide array of wines from all Italy. If you and your friends want to feel like taking a trip to Italy but you're broke AF, head here and enjoy the wine bar. 


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Bar Laurel // 1087 Wellington Street West

This Spanish influenced bar sells a wide range of beers, cocktails, and wines. Bar Laurel sells wines from Spain, France, Italy and Canada.


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Andaz Ottawa ByWard Market // 325 Dalhousie Street

Bar with a surreal view of Ottawa? Yes please. Andaz Ottawa has a bar called Copper Sights & Spirits the glass windows and rooftop patio that overlooks Downtown Ottawa is without a doubt worth dressing up for.  


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Makita Kitchen Bar Ottawa // 589 Bank St

In the North end of the Glebe, Makita Kitchen Bar sells delicious foods as well as wonderful wines, beers, and cocktails. From 2 - 5 pm it's happy hour, with $5 pints and $8 cocktails. 

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