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If you're 25 and over and you feel like avoiding Ottawa's very young nightclub crowd, then the Velvet Room is an excellent nightclub option. The decor is both opulent and understated - stone walls with lashings of dark red velvet, artfully lit antique lamps and chandeliers, gilded mirrors wherever you turn, and lots of little nooks to snuggle into with your friends, or partner. The music is a fun mix of the best of the 1980s and 1990s - 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.
An addition to the already booming party scene in Ottawa, Mansion Nightclub is a perfect hangout for those who like to party hard and have fun. Stretched over two levels, the club has become a revolution of sorts and a top spot for music lovers. The spacious dance floor, modern lighting and great sound systems promise the ultimate club experience. Known to have the best DJ music and organizing the craziest parties, this nightclub attracts crowds who come here simply for the music. A number of international bands too have graced the stage here at the club. Most noted are the Rehab Sundays which are a big hit with the crowds here. Besides, you can even celebrate your special occasions here as the venue can be rented for private functions.
Lively and trendy, Tequila Jacks is the place where the university crowd of Ottawa comes to party and shake a leg to beats which vary from 80s rock to mellow country. Renowned for the most happening parties in town, the club also sees quite a lot of out-of-town customers and businessmen unwinding after a successful deal. The Vegas-themed club has quite an exceptional dance floor with poles and raised platforms. Along with birthday parties and bachelor parties, the club is also host to events like fundraisers, sports-themed parties and movie shoots.
Ritual is one of those better places around town where music and live gigs happen to be the order of the day. Hustling and bustling with activities all round the year, Ritual is known for its excellent taste in music and for the unpretentious air that it carries off with panache. A place for budding talent and experienced seasoned artists, as the name suggests, music here has become more of a cult and a ritual. So, for those who go all gaga over music, Ritual is where you should come knocking to.
Babylon Nightclub in Ottawa is one of the hottest venues where there is live music playing all the time. The shows held here are fresh, energizing and original. Babylon nightclub has been host to a wide assortment of bands from Punk to Hip Hop to Rock and even Djs. To add to this, the crowd that flocks this place is quite upbeat and classy. Though it has a limited seating capacity, the dance floor is just perfect to shake a leg while the DJ spins your favorite track. Right from small, local bands to famous, flourished bands perform at this venue.