Zaphod Beeblebrox (nightclub)

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Zaphod Beeblebrox
Address 27 York St
Ottawa ON K1N 5S7
Location Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
Coordinates 45°25′41″N 75°41′38″W / 45.427943°N 75.693779°W / 45.427943; -75.693779Coordinates: 45°25′41″N 75°41′38″W / 45.427943°N 75.693779°W / 45.427943; -75.693779
Type Nightclub
Built ?
Opened March 1992 (York St Location)
Website Zaphod Beeblebrox

Zaphod Beeblebrox is a ByWard Market nightclub in Ottawa, Canada featuring live band performances.

It is themed after The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy, with drinks like the Pan Galactic Gargleblaster and other cocktails, and the Zaphod Beeblebrox style, which is described as "...the worst dressed sentient being in the universe, and even though he didn't try to be cool, he was."[1]

Eugene D. Haslam originally opened the venue on Rideau Street on August 1989, but was shut down on January 1991 when Bell Canada purchased the club's property for its telephone facilities. Haslam reopened Zaphod Beeblebrox in its present location on March 1992. Haslam later acquired and reopened Barrymore's, an Ottawa live music venue in 1996, and opened another short-lived club on Bank Street which was named Zaphod's 2.

The club introduced Electronic Mondays in July 2012, a free-admission event hosted by DJ Lowpass[2] featuring many generes of electronic music.[3][4][5]

Zaphod's has hosted many artists who would go on to international success such as Alanis Morissette, Jewel, Bif Naked, Ani DiFranco, The Philosopher Kings, The Sheepdogs and Nickelback.[6]

On August 29, 2005, the Rolling Stones shot the music video for "Streets of Love" there.[7]

During the week of March 4–10, 2012 Zaphod's celebrated its 20th anniversary with week long concerts and DJ sets.[8]


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