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Zaphod Beeblebrox

27 York St., Ottawa, Ontario K1N 5S7, Canada (Byward Market Area)
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Ranked #15 of 75 nightlife in Ottawa
Type: Bar/ Clubs, Performances
Most recent review
- May 27, 2014
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English first
Ottawa, Canada
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36 reviews 36 reviews
16 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2014 via mobile

Went to see John Ottway here and wasn't disappointed.Lead in group, Belle Regards was excellent as well. High energy, fun and great music. Sound and lighting were good but could have used a little more seating. Friendly spot, good array of refreshments. There was a cover but I feel we received great value. Would definitely go again.

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Montreal, Quebec, Canada
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2013

Went there two times. First was "Towel Day", which if you don't know, is an event related to the H2G2 novels by Douglas Adams. We thought it would attract many people to the bar but, around 10 o'clock on a saturday evening, the place was pretty much empty. We were a group of four and we got to sit in... More

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Ottawa, Canada
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2013

I've visited Zaphods on several occasions during my time living in Ottawa and have never had a problem here. This place is a much better club than most of the others in this city, and especially those in the Market. I am never bothered by guys trying to grind up against me while I'm dancing, and on the one occasion... More

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Ottawa, Canada
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2013

what started as a fun evening ended in us leaving after being assaulted by the security staff. also they charge for water. the cover charge is minimal and the music was good. but like I said laying hands on a 120lb girl without asking her to move first is criminal. they are lucky that charges weren't pressed and they apologized.... More

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St. Catharines
13 reviews 13 reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2013

Agreed with some review that this is clearly a local hang out but what wrong with that? We love EDM and tried to find a place to go and shake our booties on a Monday (a challenge in any city) and came across this place online. No cover which was nice. It wasn't very busy but they had a really... More

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Vicosa, MG
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49 reviews 49 reviews
23 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2012 via mobile

This isn't exactly the place that you should go to meet new people or even to date someone. If you just want to hear different songs, see diferent styles of people and to drink a beer without that hi-end stuff, then it's ok!

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2012

Escape the heat and grab a few beers and listen to some great bands.

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Ottawa, Canada
14 reviews 14 reviews
3 attraction reviews
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2012

the place, the people, the music.....everything about this place sucks...and how about you replace the DISGUSTING carpet that your feet stick to....it's only been around for the past 20 years....gross!!!!!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2011

This place is awesome. The people who are giving the reviews must have gone on their slower night. On Thursday, it is their famous hip-hop night, where you can enjoy cheap jaggerbombs and enjoy a diverse range of mostly old school music. Saturday nights are also so much fun. I usually go with a group of guys and girl (20-35yrs).... More

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2009

It's a smaller verson of Velvet Underground in Toronto. Except more of like a hole in the ground. If you want to get loaded listening to underground electronic goth/rock. This is your place, but personally you're just better off finding a pub or going to an actual concert.

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