Read to find out what the best bars are to go to in Ottawa written by UOttawa and Carleton students who go to them.


Price: $-$$

Pros: massive in size with multiple bars to choose from, good size patio, live music, great drink selection

Cons: long lines, can feel very crowded easily

Student Pro Tip: The boozy brunch is top tier, recommended prior to a darty or for fighting the Sunday scaries.

This British Pub proves that bigger is better. Though their Brunch service is temporarily unavailable. Students go for the great and speedy service, good portions, and the live music. Its a great pub vibe which makes it perfect for any week night where they have trivia and bingo, or for the dinner before the pre if you want to get started early.

Price$-$$ (cash and card)
Specials1/2 Price Wings Wednesdays, $40 Bucket of Corona Beers
Why students go thereIts a great sit-down vibe, the service is pretty quick due to the multiple bars and is only short Uber away


Price: $

Pros: Large capacity, multiple patios, good food, karaoke Wednesdays, live music 

Cons: Long lines, service is dependent on how busy it is

Student Pro Tip:

Located in the heart of the Ottawa bars and patio scene, Heart and Crown is a staple. The bar offers over 30 beers on tap and has a British pub menu with Canadian twists. Students love the patio to enjoy Ottawa's short and sweet summer and offering a cozy pub vibe in the winter is why they are packed all year round.

Price$ (cash and card)
SpecialsCheck socials, but will only have them for special events
Why Students Go ThereWednesday Karaoke is the night to be there if you are not feeling the long Uber out to Crazy Horse


Price: $

Pros: live country music, good size, has good seating for a club, good patio

Cons: It's pretty out of the way being a 20 minute uber ride from the city's core, When the bull is present there’s no real alternative space for a dance floor

Student Pro Tip: Go very early or after 11 for your best chance of getting in.

This country bar is unique in the sense that their best night is Wednesdays, however this doesn't stop students from dusting off their boots and heading there every week. While you're there make sure to check out the live bands, and take the mechanical bull for a spin. However, when coming here with a group is a come together, leave together. Do NOT lose your friends in the crowd so you do not have to soak the Uber ride alone.

Price$/$$ (cash and card)
SpecialsHappy Hour 4-6pm Monday to Thursday, rotating vodka specials so check socials
Why Students Go ThereIts a Wednesday night staple and everyone is there, the live country music and mechanical bull make it unique and brings people out from everywhere


Price: $

Pros: Cheap food, roof top patio, great service, open to 2am everyday, live DJ

Cons: expensive drinks, patio has a very limited capacity, gets very busy

Student Pro Tip: The rooftop patio can be rented out for events, great if you're planning a birthday or special event and want it to be in a prime location.

Warehouse has become a staple in most university bar scenes and Ottawa is no exception. The cheap food is what gets people in the doors, but the great drinks and service is what keeps people there all night. Its also a much younger demographic at all times because of the prices and the music unlike some of the other bars in the area.

Price$ (cash and card)
SpecialsPower hour 4-6 everyday, specials every Tuesday check socials for details
Why Students Go ThereIts cheap and its predominantly a younger crowd, Warehouse has multiple bars across the country as well so people visiting will know to go there for a younger crowd and cheap food