5 Restaurants In Ottawa That Have Totally Tropical Vibes

Craving a summer escape? Step into a tropical paradise at these 5 restaurants and cocktail bars in and around Ottawa.
Two tropical summer cocktails from Umbrella Bar are pictured on the left and the Baja Burger Shack sign is pictured on the right.

Ottawa, known for its political scene and busy city life, may not be the first place that comes to mind for a beach vacation but this city is home to some hidden gems that will transport you to a tropical paradise! From lush greenery decorating vibrant restaurant interiors to relaxing waterfront patios, these local spots promise a romantic summer escape for your next date night.

This new Caribean and Afro-Latino restaurant in the Byward Market offers a unique a luxurious culinary experience. Tropikal’s interiors are stunning with colourful flowers and feathers adorning the ceiling, sultry dim lighting setting the tone, and bright pops of neon throughout the space.  

Their specialties include Oysters, Jerk Poutine, Tacos, and Cocktails.

Location: 89 Clarence St, Ottawa, Ontario

A beachfront restaurant and bar makes for the perfect summer lunch date! Baja Burger Shack has locations has three locations across Ottawa’s most frequented beach areas. Enjoy delish burgers, tacos, frozen cocktails, and more! 

Locations: Britannia Beach (102 Greenview Ave, Ottawa), Mooney’s Bay (2960 Riverside Dr, Ottawa), Petrie Island (795 Tweddle Rd, Orléans)

Located on the shore of the Ottawa River, the Rest’O’Bord Le Pirate is a go-to gathering place for friends and family to enjoy the beautiful sights and sounds of the Outaouais. The restaurant and bar offers an inviting patio overlooking the water where you can enjoy drinks and pub fare. 

Location: 1067 Jacques-Cartier St., Gatineau, Quebec

Bikini Beach Bar, located within The Point Lounge, is a hidden gem in Constance Bay. It’s located just 50 ft away from the Ottawa River with breathtaking views of the Gatineau Hills. Stop by with your squad for delicious pub fare, tasty cocktails, and live music.

Location: 346 Bayview Dr, Woodlawn, Ontario

Located at the Dow’s Lake, Umbrella Bar is one of Ottawa’s most popular waterfront patios. Their rustic-chic lakefront restaurant is ideal for indulging in comfort dishes, sipping on craft cocktails, and soaking up the sun!

Location: 1001 Queen Elizabeth Driveway, Ottawa, Ontario

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