Ottawa's Oldest Tavern
With a reputation as “the bar you went to in university,” we’ve been serving Ottawa before it was even Ottawa — over 167 years! We are Ottawa’s original Dive bar.
As defined by Playboy Magazine (2010): “A [dive bar] is a church for down-and-outers, and those that romanticize them, a rare place where high and low rub elbows – bums and poets, thieves and slumming celebrities. It’s a place that wears it’s history proudly.”
Our personable and relaxed atmosphere is home to some of Ottawa’s performing artists:
Local artist and icon John Carroll
every Wednesday evening since November 2004
featuring live music by talented, local musicians, hosted by Birdie Whyte on Tuesday nights
Lucky Ron, local Ottawa legend
every Saturday at 4:00 p.m. since November 1999
Sundays with Birdie Whyte
every Sunday from 6-10pm, since May 2013
We have a digital internet jukebox, which has access to almost any song you might want to hear.
We’re a simple bar that people have been coming to for years. We’re casual and unpretentious; a place where people can be themselves. So, if you’re much the same, drop by for a pint and a snack!