Comfort Inn West
222 Hearst Way
Kanata, ON K2L 3A2
Phone: (613) 592-2200
Fax: (613) 591-9600
222 Hearst Way, Kanata, ON, CA, K2L 3A2
- Phone: (613) 592-2200
- Fax: (613) 591-9600
Babylon Nightclub in Ottawa is the hottest venue where there is live music playing all the time. The shows held here are very fresh, energizing and original. To add to this the crowd that flocks this place is quiet upbeat and classy. Though it has a limited seating capacity, the dance floor is just perfect. Right from small, local bands to famous, flourished bands perform at this venue. Babylon nightclub has been host to a wide assortment of bands from Punk to Hip Hop to Rock and even Dj's.
Ottawa's largest live music bar, Barrymore's has played host to both local talent and established Canadian and international acts. Housed in a converted theater, the main bar area accommodates up to 600 people and is arranged in balconies with tables leading down to a large dance floor. Sunday retro nights are especially popular among the 20-something crowd. The Aloha Room, a small, surf-themed bar is located downstairs under the main hall.
Privilege Bar is a local hot spot. The place is cozy and the décor is just right for some music, drinks and partying.
This downstairs bar is one of the hottest dance clubs in Ottawa. Watch patrons dance on the bar as you enjoy your favorite cocktail and people-watch until the wee hours of the morning. Try and arrive before 10p on Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays; after 10:30pm expect to stand in line for up to 30 minutes. Tuesday nights are Ladies Night while Thursday night's feature cheap drinks all around. Coat check is available during the winter.
A favorite hot spot among Ottawa's 20- and 30-something crowd, this lively but small dance club, located at the south end of trendy Elgin Street, features a mix of dance music and '80s retro. Popular nights are Friday and Saturday, when people start lining up around 10p. The room itself is pretty sparse, but the tight confines and relatively small dance floor can make for a cozy atmosphere when things start to heat up.
The Fire Station is one of the city's hottest nightclubs, especially on weekends. Dance the night away or simply enjoy a drink at the bar. Otherwise, watch Ottawa's party animals in action. The station's relaxed ambiance and rocking music are sure get you in the party mood.
Enter through the main door and be surrounded by choices at Maxwell's Bistro & Club. To the right, a richly painted and cozy bistro offers a fusion menu, with emphasis on Italian pastas and grilled foods. To the left, a small pub offers a long marble-style bar. The front windows of both are removed in the summer, creating a patio on the busy Street sidewalk. Upstairs is a large club, tightly packed on the weekends with a young, trendy dancing crowd.
This venue may have the weirdest-sounding name, but musicians vie to perform here. The sound equipment is up-to-date, and the decor zany enough for rock gigs. It is one of the most popular venues in Ottawa. Past performers include The Rolling Stones, Cracker, Alanis Morrissette and the Afghan Whigs. So what are you waiting for, head straight to Zaphod for a rockin' good time!
This landmark watering hole, better known as The Laff, is one of the last traditional taverns in Ottawa. Opened in 1849, the bar has undergone a number of renovations but is still in the same Byward Market location it has occupied for over 150 years. Although the kitchen serves up a limited menu of hamburgers and sandwiches, its main reason for being is cold draft beer served directly from the tap. The main bar also features live entertainment on most nights.
Climb the long, narrow stairs between the cheese and fish shops of the Byward Market to Ottawa's trendiest jazz bar. A red velvet theme runs throughout the narrow, two-floor club, from the lanterns over the bar to the thick drapes hanging from the factory ceilings. No food is available, but the martini menu contains more than two-dozen concoctions. Dress varies among the young, professional, club-going patrons, from fashionable evening wear to the occasional pair of jeans.
A wine cellar is the perfect place to house the award-winning restaurant Vineyards. Dark wooden furniture with a curved bar with vintage wine bottles compliment the low ceilings and muted lights creating the cellar feel. With patrons off all ages, you'd find wine connoisseurs and novices alike are spoiled for choice with more than 300 wines, 60 Belgian beers, scotches and whiskeys offered. The menu is short but quite a mouthful with Cajun chicken pizza, Belgian mussels with Spiced grilled crabs a must-have. What's more you can also have "the cheeses of the world" and of course their sumptuous desserts.
If you're 25 and over and you feel like avoiding Ottawa's very young nightclub crowd, the Velvet Room is an excellent nightclub option. The decor is both opulent and understated - lashings of dark red velvet, artfully lit by antique lamps; lots of little nooks to snuggle into with your friends, or partner; gilded mirrors wherever you turn. The music is a fun mix of the best of the 80s and 90s - a DJ spins all the favorites on Friday and Saturday nights. The drinks list is a little on the pricey side. The Velvet Room also has regular dinner theater events, by Ottawa's Scarlett dinner theater group. Check the website for details of upcoming events.