This fairly new addition to the Elgin Street bar and restaurant strip manages to be trendy and classy at the same time—not an easy feat. Long, deeply upholstered banquettes line the walls, and a large bar dominates the centre. Billing itself as a “luxury tavern,” it draws an animated crowd of 20- and 30-something professionals. They come as much for the six-late-nights-a-week roster of talented DJs as for the rather, well, standard menu of burgers, pizza and pasta. It’s one of the few kitchens in Ottawa that’s open until midnight every night. The mini-burger trio is a nice snack, and the martinis are fabulous. This is the kind of place where the bartenders know that just because you throw a bunch of liquids in a cone-shaped glass and call it a something-tini, it doesn’t mean James Bond would touch it with a 10-foot revolver.
- Open Hours: Saturday to Sunday from 10:00 AM to 02:00 AM, Monday to Thursday from 04:00 PM to 02:00 AM, Friday from 11:30 AM to 02:00 AM
- Feature: Trendy
- Credit Cards Accepted: visa, mastercard, amex