The Lookout Bar

The Lookout Bar, Ottawa: Tickets, Tours, Hours, Address, The Lookout Bar Reviews: 3.5/5

The Lookout Bar
3.5
Bars & Clubs • Gay Bars
2:00 PM - 2:00 AM
Monday
2:00 PM - 2:00 AM
Tuesday
2:00 PM - 2:00 AM
Wednesday
2:00 PM - 2:00 AM
Thursday
2:00 PM - 2:00 AM
Friday
2:00 PM - 2:00 AM
Saturday
2:00 PM - 2:00 AM
Sunday
2:00 PM - 9:00 PM
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3.5
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Scott
2 contributions
Great time at the Lookout
Sep 2021
Wife and I went there on Saturday for the first time to celebrate our 16th anniversary. Staff was great and super friendly, service was great and the drag shows were awesome especially the outdoor one at 7pm she had us roaring. I strongly suggest giving the place a try.
Written September 19, 2021
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Kayren M
Ottawa, Canada4 contributions
Went for the drag show, stayed for more drinks!
Aug 2021
Had the best time at a 930pm drag show, met some fun people and drank many Thirsty Boys - best summer drink ever! Kiki and the other queens were amazing performers.
Written August 29, 2021
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Voyage_familial
Ottawa, Canada491 contributions
Simple fun place for a drag show
Dec 2020 • Couples
The lookout is offering various drag shows of on weekends and it is a very nice ambiance and friendly place to be for everyone.
There was a small cover charge for the show but definitely worth it especially during this period. It brought cheers to everyone attended !!!
Simple and non pretentious
Written December 20, 2020
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Kelly
Ottawa, Canada61 contributions
Rude Service and Non-Existent Tap Water?
Jan 2020
Severely disappointed when my one friend (in a group of 15) requested tap water and was told that she could pay for bottled water or literally "be kicked out" by the server. I'm almost positive this is illegal and just plain rude for a venue that boasts a fun and welcoming environment.

I had been incredibly excited to visit, but decided to leave due to the impolite service.I will not be returning.
Written January 7, 2020
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416GYPSY
Toronto, Canada374 contributions
Drag show was fun
Jul 2019 • Couples
We liked the bar except it was 40 degrees out and this place in the second floor has no air conditioning...
We stayed for one quick drag show and ran out of there to an air conditioned bar quickly after the show..
Won't be back if this hot ever again..
Written July 22, 2019
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paperjello
Ottawa, Canada3 contributions
Great atmosphere at one of the few LGBT joints in town
Apr 2019 • Friends
Friday and Saturday night drag shows are always a blast with great local talent and packed dance floors. The staff are welcoming, especially if you get to know them a little bit. Great atmosphere- be sure to take a picture by the rainbow lights wall if it's your first time. One of the few LGBT joints in town.
Written April 13, 2019
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CaaVille
Ottawa, Canada52 contributions
Wonderful Drag Show!
May 2018 • Friends
The Saturday night drag show is excellent and the energy is wonderful. The show starts at midnight...try to get there before 11:30pm to get in. Everyone just crowds around the stage then dance on the stage between the sets. Positive place that gets really hot! Dress lightly!
Written July 24, 2018
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Tony F Brighton
Brighton, England, United Kingdom18 contributions
Visit to The Lookout Bar, Ottawa
Jul 2018 • Friends
We were staying in Ottawa so looked out the gay bar. Went on a Friday night, and it sounded empty as we went up the stairs. Immediately confronted with a 5$ door charge which did not include a drink. We decided not to double the numbers inside and enjoyed the other nearby bars instead.
Written July 8, 2018
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1000islandsdude
Gananoque, Canada439 contributions
Ok, But It Ain’t Key West
Dec 2017 • Solo
Maybe I’m spoiled by the great drag shows I’ve enjoyed in places like Key West, I expected this to be much more down scale but it was so down scale it fell off the chart. Lively bar after 11 pm. Dance floor is packed and the queens are somewhat entertaining, just not memorable.
Written December 3, 2017
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Tntelvis
Toronto, Canada245 contributions
Fun, hilarious and campy
Oct 2017 • Friends
If you are looking for a standard gay bar in Ottawa with the drag queens, the catch all crowd and the slightly campy/trashy but fun feel, this is it. In fact, sadly I think it’s Ottawa’s only remaining gay bar left open - strange for a city supposedly of a million people (doesn’t feel like it!) and with two universities and several colleges.
Anyway the Lookout is upstairs in Ottawa’s trendy Byward market. It isn’t big but offers a nice size with a dance floor and performers and a nice size bar. Balcony outside overlooks one of the Byward Market’s main strips.
Written October 10, 2017
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