Ultimate Guide to Cocktails and Mocktails in Ottawa’s Original Downtown
September 16, 2023
Calling all cocktail connoisseurs! This blog will guide you through Rideau’s unmatched drink scene, complete with mocktails for your designated driver.
Zoe’s is a paradise for cocktail lovers seeking a touch of luxury. Their “Chateau Sparkling Cosmo” is a dazzling creation that pairs Chateau des Charmes sparkling wine with a harmonious blend of vodka, Cointreau, cranberry and lime. The “Lucid and Lush” mocktail is a non-alcoholic masterpiece, featuring muddle blackberries, elderflower cordial lime and soda water served over crushed ice. With every sip you’ll be transported to a world of pure indulgence.
📍 1 Rideau Street
⏰ Sunday to Thursday: 11:00 AM to 11:00 PM
⏰ Friday to Saturday: 11:00 AM to 12:00 AM
Prepare to glow up at Pure Kitchen where their “Glow-up” cocktail serves as the fan favourite! This drink is a blend of refreshing watermelon, cucumber and celery juice mixed with lime and tequila and a Tajin rim that adds a delightful kick.
For those seeking an alcohol-free option, the “Four O moon” mocktail is the perfect tropical escape. Combining grapefruit, lime and pineapple juice with alcohol free gin that will transport you to a tropical paradise with every sip.
📍 115 Rideau Street
⏰ Sunday to Wednesday: 11:30 AM to 9:00 PM
⏰ Thursday to Saturday: 11:30 AM to 10:00 PM
The Shore Club
Serving more than just the freshest lobster and steaks, The Shore Club boasts a delightful cocktail selection including the “Sunday Dinner”. This enchanting mix of rum, amaro nonino, chocolate bitters and black walnut bitters will warm you right up making it perfect for a chilly weekend evening.
For a refreshing mocktail option “Takes 2 to Mango” mocktail brings together mango, lemon and ginger beer creating a harmonious blend that’s bursting with tropical flavours.
📍 11 Colonel By
⏰ Monday to Friday: 11:30 AM to 12:00 AM
⏰ Saturday to Sunday: 3:00 PM to 12:00 AM
Level One Pub
Time to level up with a “Cherry Bob-omb”! This drink is a playful blend of cherry whiskey, amaretto and lemonade garnished with fresh cherries. Mocktail versions are also available!
📍14 Waller Street
⏰ Monday: 4:00 PM to 12:00 AM
⏰ Tuesday to Thursday: 2:00 PM to 12:00 AM
⏰ Friday: 2:00 PM to 2:00 AM
⏰ Saturday: 12:00 PM to 2:00 AM
⏰ Sunday: 12:00 PM to 12:00 AM
Prepare to embark on a tantalizing taste journey with Sidedoor Kitchen’s renowned “Stick with it” cocktail. This drink combines top-shelf bourbon with aromatic maple syrup, freshly squeezed lemon juice and a dash of aromatic bitters. Creating a rich flavour profile that’s sure to become a cocktail hour favourite.
“Back in Blackberry” is a non-alcoholic delight bursting with the essence of fresh blackberries, tangy lime juice and a splash of soda water. Offering the perfect balance of sweet and tart with each sip.
📍 18b York Street
⏰ Sunday: CLOSED
⏰Monday: 4:00 PM to 10:30 PM
⏰ Tuesday to Thursday: 12:00 PM to 10:30 PM
⏰ Friday to Saturday: 12:00 PM to 11:00 PM
The Albion Room sets the bar high with their creative libations that leave a lasting impression. The “Midnight Kiss” stands out as a true gem, combing premium vodka, a touch of blue curaco with fresh lemon juice and a splash of sparkling wine.
📍 33 Nicholas Street
⏰ Sunday to Wednesday: 11:30 AM to 10:00 PM
⏰ Thursday: 11:30 AM to 11:00 PM
⏰ Friday to Saturday: 11:30 AM to 12:00 AM
So, head on over to Ottawa’s Original Downtown and take a sip of an adventure you won’t soon forget!