Byward market is a bit more upscale, along Elgin/Somerset is more casual, lots of stuff on Sparkes st (with sidewalk patios in the summer) that is kind of inbetween, and then different neighbourhood places around the universities, etc. With COVID some more pubs have popped up in the suburbs. Which is great, as it can cost $75 for a taxi if the LRT/buses are down.
Also bunch of spots in the Glebe/South Ottawa, Little Italy, etc.
One of the areas in Hull was right around the giant Place de Portage, which relied on a lot of public servants going out after work, and has dropped off a bit during COVID, but noticed that some neighbourhood stuff on the Gatineau side has also shifted more into some smaller local places.
Not a bad mix of places for the various crowds honestly, and if someone is complaining they can't find anywhere in Ottawa to go out they aren't looking hard.