Even though it's officially cuffing season, not all of us are in picture perfect relationships. Some of us girls are actually happily single and doing our thing! Truth be told though, it can be hard to find some fun things to do in the city without running into at least one fvckboy; it's almost like they're everywhere. 

With that being said, in such a small city like Ottawa, although it can be hard not running into your fvckboy of an ex, this is a list of the best places to spend a girls night! 


Origin Trade 

Where: 111 York St.

via @bbtkween

On Friday nights, you and your girl group can get a free cheese board with any bottle of wine from 5pm - close. Totally delish because who doesn't love wine?! I mean cheese... They also serve great coffee if you're not a fan of wine!

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Atari 

Where: 297 Dalhousie St.

via @romboutsjenn

If you have nothing to do on a Tuesday, Tuesday is ladies Night at Atari. Ladies eat free every Tuesday night from 6pm - close. Not only will you not see any fvckboys here, but you'll get to eat for free! What a win-win situation.

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J'adore Beauty Bar and Lounge

Where: 329A Elgin St.

via @jadorebeautybarlounge

There's a high chance you probably won't see any fvckboys at the nail salon. However, this salon in particular offers you alcoholic beverages while you get pampered so why not grab your girl gang and go indulge?

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Patty Boland's 

Where: 101 Clarence St.

via @tarrs92

Patty Boland's has $2 drinks for women in the VIP section on Fridays, amazing! Additionally, this pub has 3 floors meaning if you do see a fvckboy you hate, you can easily go unseen. They also serve great food so if you're not necessarily up for a night of partying, you can still grub out.

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Common 

Where: 380 Elgin St.

via @danilavitt

Common is definitely a way cooler vibe than what you'll find at some other spots in Ottawa. Unlike what you'd find in the ByWard Market, this Elgin gem never has any fvckboys so it's the perfect spot to kick it with your besties.

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The Standard 

Where: 360 Elgin St.

via @annie613_

If you're over partying in the ByWard Market and running into the same old people, head over to Elgin St! The Standard is a super popular bar in Ottawa that plays some of the best beats. You can also choose to just dine or actually turn up.

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Nordik Spa

Where: 16 Chemin Nordik

via @carocorkery

Of course not every single lady wants to turn up, some of us just want some relaxation! Thus comes Nordik spa, one of Ottawa's most amazing gems. From massages to hot baths to salt water pools, this place is magical and you definitely won't run into any fvckboys here.

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Play Food and Wine

Where: 1 York St.

via @mercboykin

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NVY

Where: 295 Dalhousie St.

via @afia.lulu

NVY is dope because they have ladies' nights every Saturday! On top of that, they have bottles for 60$, so if you're just looking to have a good time with your girls, you can get a really cheap bottle and forget about any guy. 


Andaz Rooftop

Where: 325 Dalhousie St.

via @christieariana

Not only will you get an awesome view of the city, but you'll also get to experience fine dining on a rooftop patio! Over the past year, this hotel/ restaurant has become extremely popular so if you're looking for a low key but lit time with your girls, this is where you should be.

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Blue Cactus

Where: 2 ByWard Market Square

via @emhewittt

10$ triples on Friday! Whether you're genuinely looking to eat or you're going out after, Blue Cactus has officially become the new go to spot for people looking to get buzzed. If the drink special doesn't appeal to you, the food is oh-so-amazing.

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E18hteen

Where: 18 York St.

via @siolabeouf

If you want to feel like an A-lister celeb with your girls, E18hteen is the spot to do so. They have a happy hour menu that includes not only drinks, but also food! You get the best of both worlds.

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SOCIAL

Where: 537 Sussex Dr.

via @lili_catherine

This underrated spot has some amazing wine and it's one of the best spots in Ottawa to socialize with your friends, no pun intended. Ditch the fvckboys and go enjoy yourself here!

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The Grand

Where: 74 George St.

via @baileyballum

What's better than pizza? Literally nothing. Grab your best girls and go enjoy some pizza and drinks because Lord knows you deserve it! Cheers to avoiding fvckboys all night, just have fun.

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Gladstone Shisha

Where: 750 Gladestone Ave.

via @hookahsnaps

If you're looking for somewhere really lowkey where you won't run into any fvckboy, Gladstone shisha is that special gem. It's hidden in Little Italy but they have some amazing shisha and the best music. 

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Spend a night in!

Where: Your place or your friend's place

via @angelina_912

Last but not least, spend some time at your place or your girls place. You guys can share a bottle of wine and catch a romcom, it'll definitely be better than accidentally running into your ex, that's for sure! 

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