Shopping & Food

Ottawa’s Best Happy Hours

There are only so many hours in your evening, so why not choose happy hours? Here are five of Ottawa’s top-rated restaurants whose happy hour menus are unmatched—the perfect way to explore the city’s food and drink scene without breaking the bank.


1. The Shore Club – 11 Colonel By Dr.


When: Monday – Friday 4 – 6 pm.
What: The Shore Club’s Low Tide Cocktail Hour gives you a chance to try the seafood, steak and cocktails that they are known for. Their menu includes $1 oysters, $2 jumbo prawns, $3 sliders and a special cocktail, wine and draft list.

Why: The Shore Club is Ottawa’s go-to for afterwork drinks with a classy and relaxed atmosphere. Right across from the Rideau Canal, you can find it in the lobby of the Westin Hotel. It’s just a short walk from the Byward Market and can be accessed through the Rideau Centre.



2. North & Navy – 226 Nepean St.


When: Monday – Friday 5 pm – 7pm
What: North and Navy offers its Bacaro (bar only menu) from 5 -7, which includes seasonally inspired, locally sourced, Northern Italian inspired small plates and a drink menu that with a $5 negroni, champagne, and wine.

Why: Nestled just a short walk from downtown Ottawa’s business district in a warm and inviting converted house, North & Navy offers an incredible dining experience. Their menu includes fresh pasta made in-house, locally-sourced steaks, classic cocktails and other dishes you will find nowhere else in the city.


3. Joey – 50 Rideau St E106 & 825 Exhibition Way


When: Everyday from 3 – 6pm, 9pm – close.
What: Joey’s two locations in Ottawa know how to do happy hour right (it goes until midnight every day). Their happy hour drinks range from $3.50 to $7.50 and include peach bellinis, their signature sangria, 6oz glasses of wine and more. Their happy hour eats are even more extensive, ranging from $4 yam fries to $20 steak frites. They feature fresh sushi rolls for $13.

Why: Whether you catch the pre-game crowd at Joey Lansdowne or head to the market for Joey Rideau, these two hotspots are a great place to enjoy a relaxed and social atmosphere.


4. Local Public Eatery – 107 – 825 Exhibition Way


When: Everyday from 3 – 6pm, 9pm – close.
What: Local Lansdowne’s happy hour menu includes glasses of wine and beer for $4.50 and $4 – $7 pub-style eats, including $5 fish tacos.

Why: Local is a fun and upbeat spot to enjoy the action at Lansdowne. They also do a brunch menu which includes Mimosas for $7.



5. Supply and Demand – 1335 Wellington St W.


When: Sundays
What: Happy hour at Supply and Demand Foods and Raw Bar features $1 Oysters and champagne specials. Is there a better way to spend a Sunday?

Why: A unique find in Wellington West and just short bus ride out of downtown, this stylish raw bar offers an ever-changing menu of locally inspired dishes and next-level cocktails.


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