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Patios are here!
Downtown Rideau BIA

Summer weather is officially here! And what better way to soak it all in than a trip to a patio?

Luckily Downtown Rideau is full of beautiful patios. Whether you are looking for some casual drinks, an intimate experience, yummy street food, or a good burger with craft beer, Downtown Rideau has got you covered for every occasion. 

La Terrasse

1 Rideau Street 

Open daily from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m.  

Spend your summer afternoon, or evening with La Terrasse at the beautiful Fairmont Château Laurier hotel. Dubbed Ottawa’s hidden gem, the views from La Terrasse are unmatched. No matter where you are seated you are guaranteed to see the Parliament buildings, the Gatineau Hills, and/or the Ottawa River. 

Click here to browse their food and beverage menus. 

 

 

Milestones

700 Sussex Drive, Unit 201 

Open Monday-Thursday 11 a.m. to 11 p.m., Friday 11 a.m. to 12 a.m., Saturday 10 a.m. to 12 a.m., and Sunday 10 a.m. to 11 p.m. 

Milestones is a fan favourite for everybody. First and foremost, the Original Bellini is a must when visiting. The peach blend with their sangria is a long-time crowd pleaser. Milestones has an extensive list of appetizers to choose from, along with delicious mains. Going out with your plant-based comrade? No problem, there are plenty of options for everyone at Milestones. 

And P.S. Happy Hour is daily from 9 p.m. to close. 

Click here to browse their food and beverage menus. 

 

Metropolitain Brasserie

700 Sussex Drive 

Open Monday-Wednesday 11:30 a.m. to 11 p.m., Thursday-Friday 11:30 a.m. to 12:00 a.m., Saturday 10 a.m. to 12:00 a.m., and Sunday 10 a.m. to 11 p.m. 

France might not be in the cards for you this summer, but Metropolitain Brasserie is. Sitting on their patio will have you reminiscent (or dreaming) of Paris nights. Whether you’re meeting business partners, or celebrating a family event, one thing is for certain: the conversations held at Metropolitain Brasserie will be unmatched. 

Pro Tip: have your hand at the oyster bar. You will not regret it. 

Click here to browse their food, beverage, and brunch menus. 

 

JOEY Rideau

50 Rideau Street 

Sunday-Thursday 11 a.m. to 12 a.m., and Friday-Saturday 11 a.m. to 1 a.m. 

Happy hour is every day from 2-5 p.m., and Sunday-Thursday 10 p.m. to Close. 

JOEY Rideau is all about making history modern. Adored and loved by many in Ottawa, JOEY Rideau is the place to be on any night of the week. Craving steak and sushi? Look no further. Truffle parmesan fries? JOEY has got it. Or maybe a Crispy Tofu Bowl. Come to JOEY and enjoy their globally inspired menu. 

The JOEY patio is also a wonderful photo op. You can never go wrong with a sunny JOEY patio, cheesy smile, and pretty drink in hand.  

Click here to browse their food and beverage menus.

 

Clocktower Brew Pub

140 Rideau Street 

A fan favourite in Ottawa, Clocktower Brew Pub is the perfect place to stop by after work for a pint of craft beer and a burger. The patio is spacious and large, located in the heart of Ogilvy Square and facing Rideau Street.  

Make sure you follow the Clocktower and Downtown Rideau on Instagram for up to date announcements on fun summer activities. Trivia nights are held every Wednesday evening on Rideau Street. Grab your friends and get your competition pants on. 

Click here to browse their food and beverage menus. 

 

Sí Señor

506 Rideau Street 

Tuesday-Wednesday 3 p.m. to 9 p.m., Thursday-Saturday 12 p.m. to 9 p.m., and Sunday 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. 

Sí Señor is the number one destination for authentic Mexican street food in Ottawa. A family owned business, owner Hugo Crespo had always dreamed one day he would own his very own restaurant. From delicious tacos, to burritos, quesadillas, nachos, and more. Sí Señor brings a hint of Mexico to life with every bite.  

Their weekly specials include Taco Tuesdays, Burrito Wednesdays, and Quesabirria Thursdays. Support local and visit Sí Señor and their lovely outdoor patio today. 

Click here to browse their food menu.

 

3 Brothers Shawarma and Poutine

530 Rideau Street 

Open daily from 11 a.m. to 5 a.m. 

3 Brothers is best described as Middle Eastern cuisine with a Canadian twist. It is also a go to spot for a late-night poutine. Whether you’re on the hunt for a generously stuffed shawarma, falafel, or a gooey curd filled poutine, 3 Brothers is the place for you. 

Their outdoor patio is large and spacious. Enjoy the warm rays of the sun as you munch away. 

Click here to browse their food menu. 

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Downtown Rideau BIA

A 53-block area representing over 600 thriving businesses and organizations, the main goal of the Downtown Rideau Business Improvement Area (D.R.B.I.A.) is to position the district as a high-street destination for shopping, dining, and culture.

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