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The Lookout Bar

Open Now: 2:00 PM - 2:00 AM
Open today: 2:00 PM - 2:00 AM
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Wonderful Drag Show!

The Saturday night drag show is excellent and the energy is wonderful. The show starts at... read more

Reviewed July 24, 2018
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Ok, But It Ain’t Key West

Maybe I’m spoiled by the great drag shows I’ve enjoyed in places like Key West, I expected this to... read more

Reviewed December 3, 2017
Gananoque, Canada
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Jul 24, 2018
“Wonderful Drag Show!”
Dec 3, 2017
“Ok, But It Ain’t Key West”
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41 York St | Byward Market, Ottawa, Ontario K1N 5S7, Canada
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Reviewed July 24, 2018 via mobile

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!...More

Thank CaaVille
Reviewed July 8, 2018

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...More

Thank Mike H
Reviewed December 3, 2017 via mobile

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...More

Thank 1000islandsdude
Reviewed October 10, 2017 via mobile

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...More

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Reviewed August 14, 2017

We Went out Saturday night to the lookout grab a drink, chat, meet old friends bien sure watch "Miss Jade London" et oui "Jady" & her crew. The Show is at his best Yes it's not Montreal or Toronto but please for a National Capital...More

Thank Ali AbdoulMagid A
Reviewed August 11, 2017

The Lookout used to be my stomping ground when I was younger, so I always make a point of passing through when I am visiting Ottawa. Lately, the music has been WAY TOO LOUD. On our last visit (July 29), myself and three friends had...More

Thank ML H
Reviewed May 29, 2017

I always have so much fun at The Lookout! Great staff and awesome music. Thursday nights are my favourite since you can download the MyJam app and dance to your favourite songs... plus everyone talks to everyone so it's a great place to meet new...More

Thank Jeff S
Reviewed December 5, 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!...More

Thank Fredddou
Reviewed October 13, 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
Reviewed August 23, 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
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