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Address: 56 By Ward Market Sq, Ottawa, Ontario K1N 7A2, Canada
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+1 613-789-5324
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The Mercury Lounge has been a Mecca for the arts in Canada's capital city...

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.

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Dancing like there's no tomorrow :)

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... read more

Reviewed 28 February 2016
Nicolas T
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13 reviews
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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 walks of life are welcomed - everyone is there for the love music and life!... More 

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Thank Andrew K
Ottawa, Canada
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13 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
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 parking in downtown or nearby the Byward market, We had to park the car in... More 

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Thank puchi2014
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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!

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1 Thank Nicolas T
Toronto, Canada
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9 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
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 hour. Very small and cramped space after climbing steep stairs. Very limited seating so mostly... More 

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2 Thank Canadien2015
Ottawa, Canada
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31 reviews
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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 won't be back.

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Thank Ottawa couple b
Ottawa, Canada
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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!

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Thank Wendy Z
Nassau, New Providence Island
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177 reviews
34 attraction reviews
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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 and folk art painted on the walls. It needs new furniture. The service is so-so,... More 

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New York, New York, United States
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Reviewed 12 February 2013 via mobile

Stopped by here on a Monday night by accident and what an amazing suprise. They have one of the best jazz like singing I have ever heard every Monday night. $7 martini are really good as well.

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1 Thank Alex F
Ottawa, Ontario
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24 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 January 2013

Located in a loft on the Byward Market, the Mercury Lounge offers great music and ambiance if you need to dance and party the night away. Caters to Lounge and upbeat music lovers with great DJs.

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1 Thank NicChap
Montreal, Canada
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42 reviews
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Reviewed 9 July 2012

Good music, three floor to discover, great seating and nice painting to look at. Make sure to see their web site for venues before going.

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