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Published: Wednesday, 9/15/2010

Scene: The Ottawa Tavern

ADDRESS: 1815 Adams St.

PHONE: 419-725-5483

ORIGIN OF THE NAME: Built in 1925 on Ottawa Street, the Ottawa Tavern is iconic in the history of Toledo night life. Many Toledoans went there with mom and dad for a burger as children and continued to go there as they reached legal age. Some of the best musicians in Toledo played the OT. We've brought back this historical venue in its own historical location. The OT's current home was built in 1928 and for many years was a music store serving the Old West End and downtown areas. Pianos and other instruments were on display in the current bar area and private lessons were given upstairs, where three beautiful loft apartments were created in 2007.

TYPE OF MUSIC YOU FEATURE: The current Ottawa Tavern opened in August, 2008, and has since evolved into a favorite of the many local and national acts that we put on stage as well as the Old West End crowd and the many talented artists in the Toledo area.

CLIENTELE: The typical age range is 25-35 but you see all types in here given the eclectic history of the Ottawa Tavern.

UPCOMING EVENTS: We hope to have the Black Atlantic back this fall, but we always have something new and exciting in store. Follow us on Facebook or go to our Web site. We also do fund-raisers for various charities in an event called “Raising the Bar.”

WEB SITE: www.otavern.com

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