Drinking & Nightlife

From cheap-and-crusty beery dives to cheery local pubs and plush, see-and-be-seen lounges, Ottawa has it on tap. Head south on Bank or Elgin Sts for local hangouts, and to the buzzing ByWard Market area for out-and-out revelry. For something a little different, descend the stairs to Union Local 613's underground speakeasy. Many people cross the river to party on in Hull (Québec) when Ottawa winds down around 2am.