"Where the freaks come to play..." Byward Market Tip by Canadian_girl

Byward Market, Ottawa: 29 reviews and 18 photos

Zaphod's is probably the coolest place in Ottawa, and one of my all-time favourites. They have a wide variety of *extremely* interesting live music acts (including some really good ones) and theme nights. My personal favourite is Tuesdays, which as I recall is "Industrial Goth" night, or something like that. Don't expect to hear much top 40 music, but DO expect to have a really great time. And try the Pan-Galactic Gargleblaster - which is yummy, and tends to glow under the black lights (see below).

Dress Code: The more bizarre and elaborate the better. That's the best thing about this place: EVERYONE is accepted. You could show up in a paper bag or a business suit and no one would give you a second glance. But if you're going to wear dark colours, make sure you don't have any fuzzies on your clothes -- the place is full of black lights.

Address: 27 York St.
Directions: In the Byward Market, just east of Sussex Dr.
Phone: +1-613-562-1010
Theme: Nightclub
Website: http://www.zaphodbeeblebrox.com

Review Helpfulness: 3.5 out of 5 stars

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  • Updated May 13, 2003
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