Once summer hits, all us Ottawans want to do is park out butts on a patio. And we deserve it, considering the temperature is hotter than hell outside. If you can't find a pool to lay in all day, this is the next best thing. Getting drunk on patios is what we seem to do best, so why not make some fun out of it? Staying at one spot is so boring when Ottawa has amazing patios in the summer. Enjoy!
1st Stop: Andaz Ottawa ByWard Market // 325 Dalhousie St
Andaz Ottawa ByWard Market is the perfect place to start off the night. It's classy, and their rooftop is the prime spot to see the most beautiful views of Ottawa. It's also a great first stop since you'll be able to get prime Insta pics here, before the whole night turns around. Sip on their amazing ketchup chip rimmed Caesar to prepare for the night!
2nd Stop: Pub 101 // 101 York St
Pub 101 is the ultimate place to start up your night. It has three floors, so you'll be able to meet new people and not get bored by just staying in one spot. They also have a beautiful patio, so you can go out there if you want a view of the market. Pub 101 isn't a crazy place, so you'll start off the night nice and slow.
3rd Stop: El Furniture Warehouse // 77 Clarence St
There is no way we could forget this place. If you're like me, you're always hungry. So by this stop you're probably getting the munchies and wanting something cheap to snack on, obviously with a drink in your hand. El Furniture Warehouse is the prime spot for that. Everything on the menu is $4.99, so you won't be breaking the bank and you can get a big sized meal for the rest of the night. Score!
4th Stop: Burrito Borracho // 105A Clarence St
Yes, this is another food stop. But we're not here for the food this time. Now that you're stomach is filled and your hanger is gone, it's time to get revived. Burrito Borracho is an amazing Mexican restaurant and obviously, they serve tequila. They also serve amazing margaritas, pina coladas, etc. There is no way you can pass up a shot of the finest tequila or a cute drink!
5th Stop: Elgin Beer Project // 399 Elgin St
Elgin Beer Project is a great spot if you're getting a little tired. They have a huge selection of local beers that will for sure wake you up, and give you the energy you need to complete the night. Maybe you're not a huge beer drinker, but don't you worry, you can fit right in since they offer Rosé in a can!
6th Stop: Datsun // 380 Elgin St
As the night ends, the night becomes more fun. So why not celebrate with the cutest drinks ever? At Datsun, you can get these amazing Mai Tai cocktails, and even snack on some delicious Asian food. Pork and chive dumplings? While you're drunk? Best decision ever.
7th Stop: The Standard Luxury Tavern // 360 Elgin St
At this point, you need somewhere to either liven you up or simmer down. The Standard Luxury Tavern will 100% liven you up with their fun atmosphere and DJs. These pineapple drinks with rejuvenate you and you'll feel like you're on a tropical beach somewhere instead of in Ottawa's humid AF weather. A perfect place to end the night!