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Mercury Lounge

56 By Ward Market Sq, Ottawa, Ontario K1N 7A2, Canada
+1 613-789-5324
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Wednesday Fun Night out # Drag Show performance !

Hey .......Have you ever wonder what the National Capital region hold when it come to hidden talent... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Ali AbdoulMagid A
Ottawa, Canada
Bringing In The New Year

Last New Year's Eve, I went with a date to the Mercury Lounge and was impressed with the music and... read more

Reviewed 18 September 2017
Scott P
Ottawa, Canada
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The Mercury Lounge has been a Mecca for the arts in Canada's capital city of Ottawa, since its inception in November 1996. Its programming purports a musical vision steeped in the traditions of jazz and yet forward in its approach to encompass all its many derivatives.
  • Excellent46%
  • Very good27%
  • Average0%
  • Poor16%
  • Terrible11%
1 week ago
“Wednesday Fun Night out # Drag Show performance !”
18 Sep 2017
“Bringing In The New Year”
56 By Ward Market Sq, Ottawa, Ontario K1N 7A2, Canada
Byward Market Area
+1 613-789-5324
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Hey .......Have you ever wonder what the National Capital region hold when it come to hidden talent Drag performer Show # we just did! #Bored home on Wednesday Night don't know what to do but a Simple phone Call from Friend’s: "Hey we're going Out...More

Thank Ali AbdoulMagid A
Reviewed 18 September 2017

Last New Year's Eve, I went with a date to the Mercury Lounge and was impressed with the music and the atmosphere. There are two dance floors of this venue. The lower floor caters to Hip Hop while the second floor has House, Garage and...More

1  Thank Scott P
Reviewed 10 July 2017 via mobile

I went specifically for a concert featuring members of the National Arts Centre Orchestra. It is a relaxed place for both guests and musicians (no black tie here!) The staff is friendly. The show was first-class, even including a World Premiere piece. Bring a jacket...More

Thank Oddd
Reviewed 3 March 2017 via mobile

If you love House and techno music or you just love to dance, this is the place for you! They bring in some amazing DJ's...but the cool thing is the resident DJ's are legends in their own right - they are awesome! People from all...More

1  Thank Andrew K
Reviewed 4 December 2016

Bought tickets for a Flamenco guitarist from Spain, Pedro Navarro at 7pm. Doors to Mercury Lounge opened at 6:15pm. We purchased the tickets online for $15, at the door tickets were sold for $20 and they charge $2.50 mandatory coat check per person. Very limited...More

Thank puchi2014
Reviewed 28 February 2016 via mobile

The DJ yesterday - feb 27th - was simply: AWESOME. So unfortunate that everything shutdown at 2. Wish that this night could have lasted until dawn. Next time I need to boogie I'll drop there again for sure!

1  Thank Nicolas T
Reviewed 15 December 2015

Bought tickets for a show at 10pm. Doors to the club didnt open until 10pm so we waited in the cold outside. Tickets say the band performs at 10pm when in fact the band came on stage at 1130pm and played for less than an...More

2  Thank Canadien2015
Reviewed 7 December 2015

Somewhat disappointed, we came here in the past and with three floors it provided different atmosphere to hang in. Now it's just the one small dance floor and they could not fill the place. Must of been the cover charge which kept people away. We...More

Thank Ottawa couple b
Reviewed 28 July 2014

Just love the wall art and their different levels! A must-see for club goers. There are 3 levels, so if you didn't like the music on one level, you can always move to another. I'm picky on music, so this is perfect!

Thank Wendy Z
Reviewed 27 September 2013

One doesn't go to the Mercury Lounge for the service or the liquor. One goes for the atmosphere, the camaraderie and entertainment. It is an intimate venue, with not-badly priced drinks of a standard nature and it is campy and funky with the high ceiling...More

1  Thank TechLord
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