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The Lookout Bar is a lively gay bar near downtown Ottawa which offers a plethora of activities and an extensive list of zippy cocktails. The cocktail list is heavy on mojitos and martinis and the food menu consists on typical bar snacks like nachos and chicken fingers. The dance floor is usually packed with people shaking a leg to catchy beats played by the DJ late into the night. Events like drag shows, karaoke nights, men's night and ladies nights ensures that the bar stays bustling and busy.
If you like pubs with an old world charm, then you will like the Earl of Sussex pub. Its a trendy, upscale English pub with a huge patio that is warm and welcoming. Food offered is superb and rightly flavored with fish-n-chips, calamari, traditional nicoise salad being favorites. Team the food with a wine or beer from their impressive list. Not just this they use zero transfat oil for cooking, making the food healthy. With guests being treated like royalty, the service is great. And to top it off sip on their famed Lavazza coffee while the owner entertains guests with his magic tricks.
Aulde Dubliner Poruhouse, is an Irish pub that adds a charm of its own to the Byward market. It has two levels with a spacious mezzanine patio that serves as the pub with its own bar and live music. It also has an outer dining area for those who would like to engage in people-watching while enjoying their meal. For food you're spoilt for choice, but specials would be beef stew, shannon salad and homemade beer battered fish-n-chips. Pair these with a delightful wine or house spirits. Not just this, a fitting finish would be the Belgian Chocolate supreme or a good Irish whiskey. Head here for a good meal or drink while local bands entertain the crowd with live music.
The Senate Tavern on Clarence is a casual pub and restaurant where the local crowd can be found cheering for their favorite team on a game night or simply enjoying some beer and conversation with other regulars. A great place to grab an after-work drink, the bar offers a number of local beers, exceptional wines, and classic cocktails. You can also linger over hearty Canadian and American dishes like Haddock Teasers, Burgers, Pulled Pork Sandwiches, and Poutines. Open-brick walls, sports-themed décor and paraphernalia, hardwood floors and flat-screen TVs lend this place a lively ambiance. Great discounts and happy hours also make this a great spot for budget travelers.
Luxe, a famed steakhouse in Ottawa, is another offering from the Firestone family. The food is made with a creative flair and flourish, the best ingredients used to whip up scrumptious delights packed with explosive flavors. The menu changes frequently in keeping with the trends. Select from appetizers, salads, steak options, and seafood. Couple the impressive dishes with draft beers, cocktails, or wines. Round off your wholesome meal with decadent treats from the dessert menu.
Located on the excellent people-watching corner of Byward and Clarence, in the Byward Market, this Tex-Mex restaurant's large windows offer a great view. The Mexican and South-Western United States menu features large portions of standards like nachos, fajitas and particularly tasty quesadillas, as well as pastas, ribs, Santa Fe pizzas and home-made desserts. It also has a small bar at the entrance. Popular with a young, casually dressed crowd, Blue Cactus marks itself as "Ottawa's most popular restaurant,"