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John Carroll & Lucky Ron : Château Lafayette Serving Ottawa since before it was even Ottawa — over 168 years! Ottawa’s original Dive bar.

May 13th, 2018 | by Richard Paul
John Carroll & Lucky Ron : Château Lafayette  Serving Ottawa since before it was even Ottawa — over 168 years! Ottawa’s original Dive bar.
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images for story about the Laff in Ottawa for travel section and jen bain Image Ottawa bartender: Laff bartender Jourdon Girard, who has poured beer during hundreds of Lucky Ron shows over the years, likens it to the Rocky Horror Picture Show with the audience calling out. Image Ottawa four handsome: Regular Handsome Johnny calls out “Number four” as Lucky Ron finishes  his third song of the Saturday afternoon set. image Ottawa four/Ottawa four crowd: Part of the fun on a Saturday afternoon is calling out “Number four” as Lucky Ron finishes his third song and pretends not to hear the crowd.  Ottawa LR” Lucky Ron has been playing the same set at the Laff, “nothing new or different,” since 1999. Ottawa laff john:  John Carroll (left in glasses and hat), takes a break from his regular Wednesday night set at the Laff. Ottawa ball team:  A local ball team warms up at the Laff before their game on a Wednesday night.  Uploaded external by: allford, jennifer

images for story about the Laff in Ottawa for travel section and jen bain
Image Ottawa bartender: Laff bartender Jourdon Girard, who has poured beer during hundreds of Lucky Ron shows over the years, likens it to the Rocky Horror Picture Show with the audience calling out.
Image Ottawa four handsome: Regular Handsome Johnny calls out “Number four” as Lucky Ron finishes his third song of the Saturday afternoon set.
image Ottawa four/Ottawa four crowd: Part of the fun on a Saturday afternoon is calling out “Number four” as Lucky Ron finishes his third song and pretends not to hear the crowd.
Ottawa LR” Lucky Ron has been playing the same set at the Laff, “nothing new or different,” since 1999.
Ottawa laff john: John Carroll (left in glasses and hat), takes a break from his regular Wednesday night set at the Laff.
Ottawa ball team: A local ball team warms up at the Laff before their game on a Wednesday night.
Uploaded external by: allford, jennifer

Château Lafayette

Serving Ottawa since before it was even Ottawa — over 168 years! Ottawa’s original Dive bar.

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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

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Open-Mic night

Featuring live music by talented, local musicians, hosted by John Carroll on Tuesday nights

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Lucky Ron, local Ottawa legend

Every Saturday at 4:00 (ish) since November 1999. He’s never missed a Saturday!

images for story about the Laff in Ottawa for travel section and jen bain Image Ottawa bartender: Laff bartender Jourdon Girard, who has poured beer during hundreds of Lucky Ron shows over the years, likens it to the Rocky Horror Picture Show with the audience calling out. Image Ottawa four handsome: Regular Handsome Johnny calls out “Number four” as Lucky Ron finishes  his third song of the Saturday afternoon set. image Ottawa four/Ottawa four crowd: Part of the fun on a Saturday afternoon is calling out “Number four” as Lucky Ron finishes his third song and pretends not to hear the crowd.  Ottawa LR” Lucky Ron has been playing the same set at the Laff, “nothing new or different,” since 1999. Ottawa laff john:  John Carroll (left in glasses and hat), takes a break from his regular Wednesday night set at the Laff. Ottawa ball team:  A local ball team warms up at the Laff before their game on a Wednesday night.  Uploaded external by: allford, jennifer

images for story about the Laff in Ottawa for travel section and jen bain
Image Ottawa bartender: Laff bartender Jourdon Girard, who has poured beer during hundreds of Lucky Ron shows over the years, likens it to the Rocky Horror Picture Show with the audience calling out.
Image Ottawa four handsome: Regular Handsome Johnny calls out “Number four” as Lucky Ron finishes his third song of the Saturday afternoon set.
image Ottawa four/Ottawa four crowd: Part of the fun on a Saturday afternoon is calling out “Number four” as Lucky Ron finishes his third song and pretends not to hear the crowd.
Ottawa LR” Lucky Ron has been playing the same set at the Laff, “nothing new or different,” since 1999.
Ottawa laff john: John Carroll (left in glasses and hat), takes a break from his regular Wednesday night set at the Laff.
Ottawa ball team: A local ball team warms up at the Laff before their game on a Wednesday night.
Uploaded external by: allford, jennifer

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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!

@thelaffottawa

Ottawa’s Oldest Tavern, since 1849

The Laff

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