Closed May 14th, 2017

Hello friends,

For over 26 years Zaphod Beeblebrox has helped grow and nourish Ottawa’s local music and nightclub scene.  As a live music venue we have hosted thousands of local and international acts spanning virtually every genre. As a dance club we’ve tried to provide a safe, inclusive and fun environment for all people regardless of age, gender, race or sexual preference.  We believe in fair treatment, fair prices and good service.

Zaphod’s is a place where you can dance, laugh, love and not worry about judgement from others.  Zaphod’s was shaped and molded by YOU the customer as much as by the music we played, the artists we hosted and the amazingly dedicated staff who were themselves patrons before they joined our team.  There’s a reason that the staff hardly ever turned over – we are family and we believe in the “Phod’s”.

That being said, these are uncertain economic times and we have struggled to avoid a decision that will affect so many lives: that on May 14th, 2017 Zaphod Beeblebrox will closed its doors for the last time.

We want to say a heartfelt THANK-YOU to everyone who helped bring us this far – the bands, artists, artisans, DJs, promoters, management companies, press, media, product reps, vendors, sponsors, maintenance crews, all the wonderful staff (PAST + PRESENT), management, ownership and especially YOU the patrons. If you’ve ever attended a gig, hit the dancefloor, double-tapped a shot of Jager, or even yelled “BINGO!” – we sincerely thank you from the bottom of our hearts.


With love,

All of us at Zaphod Beeblebrox