Ottawa's Oldest Tavern
Serving Ottawa since before it was even Ottawa — over 168 years! Ottawa’s original Dive bar.
“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.” ~ Playboy Magazine (2010)
Our personable and relaxed atmosphere is home to some of Ottawa’s best performing artists:
Local artist and icon John Carroll
Every Wednesday evening since November 2004
Featuring live music by talented, local musicians, hosted by John Carroll on Tuesday nights
Lucky Ron, local Ottawa legend
Every Saturday at 4:00 (ish) since November 1999. He’s never missed a Saturday!
DJ Jon Deck
Every Sunday ABOVE THE CLOUDS 10pm-Close! Jon Deck • Founder & Formerly of A Tribe Called Red • M’ikmaq/Dene • Redbull 3style finalist.
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!