Ottawa is known for its high quality of life, and that extends to all facets of our city. Like any great world capital, this is a city of movers and shakers. It’s also a place practically overflowing with horny singles. No wonder there are so many bars and apps dedicated to helping singles find hookups in Ottawa.
We do have to admit, most Ottawa hookup sites and apps aren’t everything they’re cracked up to be. Too many are sparsely populated and of the actual users, the selection isn’t great (kind of like living in Cavamant). Meanwhile, hitting the bars every time you’re randy isn’t all that practical. Frequently, you’ll blow your rent buying drinks for uninterested parties.
We get how frustrating finding Ottawa hookups can be. That’s why we decided to do something about it. We’ve compiled the ultimate list of Ottawa hookup sites, apps and bars. These are the apps and websites that get results, along with the bars that draw good crowds. Whether you’re in South Riverside or Varnier or even studying at Carleton, there’s something here for you.
It’s time for you to take advantage of the fact that Ottawa has nearly a million people in it. Get out there and have some fun tonight. Tell us how our suggestions work out for you in the comments.
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Our favorite spots to find Ottawa hookups
Everyone has something different in mind when they head out in search of a hookup. Whatever your preference, this city has something for you. Here are the Ottawa hookup apps, sites and bars we find to be the most consistent.
The Twenty Seven Club is the best place to get laid in Ottawa
If you’re looking for girls who like to party, you’ll always find plenty of them at the Twenty Seven Club. The combination of live music with a traditional club atmosphere makes this a natural choice for drinking and dancing the night away with sexy Ottawa girls.
One of the best things about this night club is the eclectic mix of music. This club caters to every style from hip hop to metal and everything in between. Add that to this club’s great drink specials and you know you’ll have a good time here. Open until 2:30 a.m., Fridays and Saturdays are always the busiest nights, making The Twenty Seven Club the best place to pick up girls in Ottawa.
AFF is the best hookup app in Ottawa these days (try it free)
There are a lot of hookup sites and apps out there and most of them are terrible. There are a couple that are actually worth checking out since half of all hookups seem to start online these days. Right now we've found AFF to be Ottawa's best hookup app, particularly if you're a single man.
Tinder is the other decent option but it's become more of a relationship app. A lot of guys also really struggle on Tinder because it tends to be filled with women who are just looking for attention and an ego boost.
If you haven't had a ton of success elsewhere, AFF is probably going to give you the best success finding a hookup in Ottawa!
A big part of the site’s popularity is its singular focus on hookups. Nobody on AFF is looking for relationships or anything serious. That simplicity makes it a lot easier to use than other sites and apps. When you have that focus, a ton of local users, and over 60 million active members you get a pretty good hookup app.
Give their free trial a shot below and see why it's become so popular.
The best Ottawa pickup bars we've tried
We don’t want to leave anybody out, so we have a few more bars for hookups in Ottawa. We’re also including a couple more of the best hookup apps in NYC.
No other beer garden beats Craft
With several branches all over the city, they know exactly how to cater to beer-loving customers. With an enormous collection of beers on tap, Craft lets you pick a brew for every day of the month. As with any beer garden, you can take your glass and grab a seat outdoors to enjoy the fresh air.
With a relaxed atmosphere, singles from all over the city come here to unwind. They're not outright looking for hookups, but they're not averse to the idea either. So if you find yourself needing a drink and a nice bit of flirtation for the evening, you can always turn to Craft.
Château Lafayette has history in Ottawa hookups
The Château Lafayette (or The Laff) has been around since 1849. In those 170 years, it has earned its reputation as Ottawa’s favorite dive bar and home away from home. Like the best dive bars, it’s occupied by regulars but always open to newcomers.
The Laff not only provides a relaxed hang, but it’s also one of Ottawa’s most consistent venues for live performances. With a mix of longstanding performers and a regular open mic night, there’s always something going on here. When you’re feeling frisky, you want to find a place where you know you’ll find a crowd. The Laff is just such a spot.
Copper Spirits and Sights is one of our favorite spots to find hookups in Ottawa
Is there anything sexier than a rooftop cocktail lounge? When we’re on the hunt for hookups in Ottawa, we like a spot with a view. That’s why we hit up the Downtown Hyatt and headed up to the 16th floor for Copper Spirits and Sights. This cocktail lounge is the tallest in the city and offers a spectacular view from its patio.
Copper Spirits and Sights is a great place to bring a date, especially if she’s of the cougar variety. The classy surroundings and well-mixed drinks are a true aphrodisiac. If you’re flying solo, it’s still a great location. Come on Friday and Saturday nights for a live DJ and an evening in the stars. We can’t think of a better way to spend a weekend.
Lowertown Brewery is a true taste of Ottawa
Ottawa has officially become the craft brewing capital of Canada which gives you a lot of options for finding hookups near where you live or work. There are breweries and pubs all over the city that focus on specialty brews. It would be a vast oversight to not include at least one in our list of the best Ottawa hookup bars. For that reason, we have to mention our favourite of the bunch, Lowertown Brewery.
We enjoy many of the local breweries, but Lowertown just does it for us. It’s the mix of a comfortable atmosphere with a fantastic food menu and, of course, delicious beer. The taps are always flowing with an amazing craft selection. It doesn’t stop there. Their cocktail list is also extensive. It all adds up to a place where people love to hang out and make new friends.
The best clubs for finding hookups in Ottawa
There’s always a bevy of beauties drinking and dancing at the hottest Ottawa clubs. Here are some of our personal favourites:
It’s all about the music — and Ottawa hookups — at City at Night
One of the best things about this club is that it’s not at all unusual to find confident and sexy girls here on their own. Surprised? Don’t be. Aside from the music, this club is known for the emphasis it places on the safety and respect of its female patrons. So, even though this club is smaller than some of its peers, you’ll always find lots of sexy Ottawa girls here.
The other great thing about City at Night is the music. Some of the capital's best DJs and artists play here, packing the dance floor every weekend. So, if you want to have fun and meet lots of girls, this is a great club to do just that.
Best places to meet sexy Ottawa girls during the day
If nightclubs aren’t your thing, worry not. There are many other great ways to find Ottawa hookups during the day. Here are the best places to run into some of the city’s hottest girls.
Clocktower brews up a good time
You can’t have just one. We had to talk about one more of our go-to local brewers, Clocktower. This brewery has been an institution in Ottawa for decades, and in that time it has earned the respect of beer lovers citywide. Their mix of regular brews and seasonal concoctions means they always have something for everyone.
There are many Clocktower locations across the city, but for our money, the original location is best. Located on Bank Street, the Glebe / Brew House is a relaxed pub with outdoor seating and amazing food. This is where Ottawans come to day drink. It also happens to be where we head for Ottawa hookups when we’re feeling social. Give it a try, it may surprise you.
Happy Goat Coffee Co. is a popular place to meet single girls
If you want to meet cute girls while enjoying a great cup of joe, this is the coffee shop for you. Although Happy Goat has several locations in Ottawa, the Sandy Hill location that’s just three minutes from the University of Ottawa campus is your best bet.
The coffee, hot chocolate and sweet treats really are to-die-for. And that’s why you’ll often find the tables filled with girls chatting with friends or working on their laptops while enjoying a drink and dessert.
This spot also serves craft beer starting at 4 p.m. But the best time to meet girls is probably mid- to late afternoon. That's when they’re done with classes for the day. So head on over for a coffee and pull up a chair near a cute girl.
Find tone, fit Ottawa hookups at Anytime Fitness
If you want to get fit and meet a lot of sexy girls, it’s hard to beat Anytime Fitness. This gym, which is open 24/7, is popular for its convenience and its classes. From spinning and zumba to cardio, body conditioning and yoga, there’s literally a class for everyone. The key is to see how many girls are attending the classes before signing up.
You can always bond with a hottie next to you on the elliptical or treadmill. But we highly recommend giving a class a try, even if it’s out of your comfort zone. Nothing gives you a better opportunity to chat with girls than sweating it out in a yoga or Zumba class.
Other great spots to get laid in Ottawa
No matter what they tell you, Tinder is still the best place to get laid in Ottawa.
Tinder can be decent if you're pretty attractive
Writing about Tinder is like writing about Romeo and Juliet. Everyone’s heard of it and already has an opinion. We’re not here to change anyone’s mind. We just want to offer some perspective.
Most Millennials and younger folks have tried Tinder at one point or another. It’s massively popular among people between the ages of 18 and 28, though you’ll find older people on there too. If you want to find someone who absolutely loves the app, head over to Carleton University or Dominican. Youth is a major plus when using Tinder.
The other essential quality is good looks. Sure, being attractive is helpful in any hookup situation, but it’s especially important on Tinder. Guys who aren’t in the top 10-15% in the looks department rarely get matches. If you aren’t especially hot and you’re older than 28, don’t even waste your time.
That said, most women have pretty good luck on this app. If you’re in the top 50% of looks, you’ll get non-stop matches and tons of messages. The hottest women on Tinder are so overwhelmed by the attention, they don’t even bother to message back. For these women, Tinder is all about boosting their egos and nothing else. Fair play to them, but it does make the app frustrating at times.
Tinder has started to focus on being an app for romantic relationships and dating. Maybe that will work out for them, eventually. For now, though, Tinder remains the Ottawa hookup app with the sexiest (and youngest) user base.
Map of all the best spots to find hookups we covered
Now that we've gone over the best options for finding Ottawa hookups you need to plan out how you're going to spend your nights. Use the map below to planning out your dating strategy and ensure that you're not wasting any time. Hit a few different places each night and get solid results.
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