Are you looking for the perfect patio to visit with your friends this summer? If so, you need to visit Ottawa's waterfront patio where you can sit by the water on swinging chairs! It is the ultimate spot to enjoy a cocktail and enjoy the sunshine! Umbrella Bar opened in the middle of May in the Dows Lake Pavilion.

With a prime location in Ottawa right next to the beautiful Dows Lake it is an excellent patio with plenty of outdoor and indoor tables where you can enjoy the view of the water.

The interior of Umbrella Bar is gorgeous with a large bar, and plenty of wood tables right next to windows so you can enjoy the view of the water. But if you want to enjoy the best seats, head outside to the patio. Here you can find swinging patio chairs, which is the perfect spot to sip a cocktail outdoors.

On the menu, they have revolving snacks, with two of the most popular dishes being a Poke Tostada (raw ahi and albacore with avocado, lettuce and feta topped with a truffle soy dressing) and a hand-rolled Crab Rangoon Eggrolls.

To drink Umbrella Bar has plenty of fun summer cocktails to pick from, including some served in Tiki glasses. They also have craft beer and wine.

Next month, in July they will be launching a patio brunch with guest DJs, to offer Ottawa's first brunch party on the Rideau Canal! It promises to be a brunch you won't want to miss.

Umbrella Bar is open every day from 11 am till late and is located at 1001 Queen Elizabeth Driveway on the 2nd floor. For more information about Umbrella Bar, visit their Facebook Page.

Umbrella Bar

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Address: 1001 Queen Elizabeth Driveway on the 2nd floor

Why you need to go: Relax on the swinging chairs next to the water!