• By: Tori McNeely

New York style cocktail lounge opens in the heart of the city at ARC The Hotel

The iconic ARC The Hotel in downtown Ottawa is about to get even more luxurious with the opening of their New York style cocktail lounge!

The former ARC Lounge, a complete restaurant, here on out to be known as the ARC Cocktail Lounge, emphasizes personally crafted cocktails by one of their New York City trained mixologists.

Guests can relax with a unique cocktail in the sleek contemporary lounge bar, while all the focus is on a personally designed, craft cocktail just for them. While always enjoying the unique feel and vibe of the lounge.

Located within walking distance from the foremost attractions in Ottawa, a 6 minute walk from the National Arts Centre, 6 minutes from the National Parliament, 10 minutes from Rideau Centre, Shaw Centre + Byward Market or a 20 min drive from the airport, ARC The Hotel welcomes the truly discerning traveller.

The Mixology focused lounge mimics the existing chic ambiance that manifests throughout the rest of the hotel. As Ottawa’s first lifestyle boutique hotel, ARC The Hotel is an intimate and bijou sanctuary surrounded by the urban skyscraper landscape.

Did we mention there’s live music every week…

Here’s a sneak peak at some of the exciting new creations ARC Cocktail Lounge has to offer:


Steak Lettuce Wraps

Pickled Jalapeño | Crushed Peanuts | Cucumber Wasabi Remoulade

Med Dip Duo

Flat Bread | Marinated Olives | Lemon Garlic Yogurt | Smoked Hummus

Charcuterie & Cheese

Smoked Grainy Mustard | Seasonal Chutney | Delicious Pickled Things | Smoked Duck Breast | Tasso Ham | Quebec Cheeses


Smokey Caesar

Cilantro Infused Tequila | Cardamom | Black Pepper | Thai Chili | Applewood Smoked

See You Slater

Berry Infused Cognac | Dark Rum | All Spice Syrup | St-Germain Liqueur | Grape Fruit Bitters

ARC-Erol Spritz

Campari Infused Baked Strawberry | Alize | Galliano | Prosseco

The new lounge is located inside ARC The Hotel at 140 Slater Street and is open Monday to Friday 4:00pm – 11:00pm. For more information visit www.arcthehotel.com or email guestservices@arcthehotel.com.