Mercury Lounge

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Climb the long, narrow stairs between the cheese and fish shops of the Byward Market to Ottawa's trendiest jazz bar, the Mercury Lounge. Besides, there are DJ and dance events, poetry reading sessions and more making Mercury Lounge a versatile event venue. A red velvet theme runs throughout the narrow, two-floor club, from the lanterns over the bar to the thick drapes hanging from the factory ceilings. Dress varies among the young, professional, club-going patrons, from fashionable evening wear to the occasional pair of jeans.

Location:  56 Byward Market Square

Business hours:  Mo 5:30 p.m.-12:00 a.m., Tu 7:00 p.m.-2:00 a.m., We-Sa 7:00 p.m.-2:30 a.m.