Better With Age - Tales From Ottawa's Oldest Bar

  • Calder Pennie, a student from Carleton University put together this short segment as a year end project and submission for TVO. The submission wasn’t chosen, but we sure love how he highlighted the bar!

Shiners, brawls and the naughty side of sensible Canada

An article written by Sian Griffiths highlights the Haunted Walk Ottawa and the Naughty Ottawa Pub Walk which ends nightly at the Laff.


Shiners, brawls and the naughty side of sensible Canada

  • A student from l’Institut Grasset in Montreal just finished filming a great video highlighting the success of Lucky Ron at the Chateau Lafayette.
  • Projet de fin de session en réalisation documentaire dans le cadre d’un programmes de production télévisuelle et cinématographique à l’Institut Grasset à Montréal en 2011.

HIDDEN OTTAWA: Saturday Night Fever with Lucky Ron

  • An inspiring article, written by Patrick Langston, explores the phenomenon of Lucky Run and the Lafayette
  • “[…] You go there, and you know you’ll have a good time.” – Kimberly Cavanagh, Ottawa Native and doctoral candidate in cultural anthropology at the University of South Carolina – devout Lucky Ron fan.

CBC Ottawa has filmed a segment called Cultural Secrets featuring Lucky Ron discussing why the Laff is his cultural secret (well gem really, because we all know the Laff isn’t a secret anymore!). Check it out Thursday, September 29th, 2011 at 7:00pm on CBC Channel 8!

Shelter still sought at the Chateau Lafayette

An article written by Ron Corbitt highlights the efforts put forth by the Laff to aid in the fight against homelessness.

GolfNow Ottawa: The Golf Channel

The Golf Channel paid a visit to the capital this past summer and decided to take a break after their first day of filming by taking in the John Carroll show, and shooting a round of Bulleits with General Manager, Dominique Labelle.

Blues for folk and the devil, too

A great article highlighting John Carroll’s second album “Lost Radio.” Listen Here!

Chateau Lafayette; Today’s Tavern a Great Meeting Place After 160 Years in Business

An admiring article, written by Iris Winston, highlighting the Laff over the last 160 years.

John Carroll - A Christmas Carroll At The Laff

Listen to a live radio recording of a special Christmas concert recorded at the Laff.

  • John Carroll – vocals, guitar
  • Olivier Fairfield – drums
  • Fred Guignon – lap steel, electric guitar
  • Pierre-Yves Martel – bass, viola da gamba

36 Hours in Ottawa

The New York Times featured the Lucky Ron Show as a “must do” when visiting Ottawa in a short amount of time