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The Lookout Bar

Neighbourhood: Byward Market Area
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Address: 41 York St | Byward Market, Ottawa, Ontario K1N 5S7, Canada
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+1 613-789-1624
14:00 - 02:00
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Sun 14:00 - 21:00
Mon - Sat 14:00 - 02:00

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Had a very good time!

We went on a saturday night (as a couple). We arrived at 11:30 and left at 2. It was great. Super fun, nice music, nice drinks, nice people. The drag queen show was very... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 5 December 2016
Montreal, Canada
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Montreal, Canada
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104 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 December 2016

We went on a saturday night (as a couple). We arrived at 11:30 and left at 2. It was great. Super fun, nice music, nice drinks, nice people. The drag queen show was very entertaining we did not know there was going to be one! Plus the cover charge was only $5. Even the staff was cool and nice to... More 

Thank Fredddou
Montreal, Canada
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34 reviews
4 attraction reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 October 2016 via mobile

2 pints of beer for 16$ (without tip yet) 3 other customers in bar friendly bar tender Dead in downtown Ottawa on this Thursday night. At that price no wonder

Thank Denis B
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 August 2016

Was a Thursday night. Fun top 40 and upbeat music. Pretty much could have danced all night long. Definitely good if you're in a party mood. As with most club/bars, don't expect to be able to have a conversation with anyone over the music.

Thank Tansy C
Ottawa, Canada
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4 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 August 2015

This place was pretty decent - the big go for me was they had sangria (both kinds) for like 13$ for a small pitcher. the drag show was good, the service was good. people were freindly. over all good time

1 Thank LeenaRosa
Toronto, Ontario
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7 reviews
5 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 June 2015

The Lookout! is a great community space for lesbians++ in Ottawa. Whether you're queer or questioning, this is the place where you can make great friends, and have a good time. There are indeed drag king shows, and lots of young-ish queer women (baby-dykes mostly). That's ok because the lesbians in Ottawa tend to get old, get married, settle down... More 

Thank Jenny_Jumps
Iqaluit, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 April 2015

had a great time there staff are great, highly recommended...great place to meet people and to enjoy the night.

Thank ringseal
2 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 July 2014 via mobile

I was at visiting The Lookout on July 5th for Lady Gaga impersonation show. It was a great show and great time I have had in a bar. I was out to see Lady Gaga at Bluesfest and my friends suggested going to The Lookout. Best time, best people and service. Drinks were good price and taste great. Of course... More 

Thank Francoiscote2014
Ottawa, Canada
1 review
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 June 2014 via mobile

I've just moved to Ottawa and was looking for a great place for karaoke! I did a search online and The Lookout came up. I visited on The Tuesday karaoke and it was a great time. The bartender was hands down one of the most amazing workers I've ever seen. The bar was crowded and he was moving like a... More 

2 Thank bentyler41
Ottawa, Canada
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8 reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 April 2014

The lookout is not bad, but not one of my first choices for a club / bar scene. I have been a couple of times, friday and saturday. The drinks are pretty poor quality, and so it the service. Could at least try and fake a smile?! Entry when i went was 4$, which is rather cheap than other places... More 

Thank Therese M
Ribeirão Prêto, São Paulo, Brazil
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6 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 September 2013

Hi! Some friends, my husband and I have been at this place this weekend by mistake and we totally regretted!!!! This is a very cheap and tiny place. Its infrastructure totally poor, but the worst part is the costumer service! The Barman and the bar woman (which according to the security were the manager and the owner respectively) are most... More 

4 Thank Karla C

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