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Perfect lounges for late-night snacks

- —Katie Shapiro

The Moonroom The Moonroom burns brightly at night. Without a full kitchen, there’s a solid list of snacks (get the bacon-wrapped olives) to complement the comprehens­ive drinks list. Add such classic cocktails as a delicate French 75 or a boozy Manhattan to the effortless­ly cool vibe, cue the sweet beats — this little bar has it all. 442 Preston St.

Oz Kafe After moving away from their spot of 12 years on Elgin Street almost a year ago, Oz Kafe is set for a reincarnat­ion on York Street. A perennial favourite among those in and out of the service industry, there’s now an even greater focus on seasonalit­y and regionalit­y on the menu — and there’s a 54seat patio. 10 York St.

Belmont Eclectical­ly decked out with vintage maps and pennants, Belmont puts deliciousl­y unorthodox twists on small plates such as kimchi and pork rillettes. Try “Ohh Baby, I Like It Rawww” — salmon tartar with togarashi mayo. The menu is as quirky as the decor. Check the chalkboard for a rotating list of such tipples as Lisa Needs Braces, which mixes chartreuse, gin, and grapefruit juice. 1169 Bank St.

Copper Spirits and Sights On the 16th floor of the Andaz Hotel in the ByWard Market, Copper Spirits and Sights has a view that’s hard to beat, and you’ll be sure to catch a cool evening breeze outside on the patio. Local spirits and ingredient­s are big features — sip on the NCC (National Capital Caesar), featuring Perth’s Top Shelf vodka. There’s a live DJ on weekends to provide the perfect soundtrack to your late-night snacking (salami chips and caviar, anyone?). 325 Dalhousie St.

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