Zaphod Beeblebrox says it will close May 14


Iconic downtown night club Zaphod Beeblebrox confirmed Wednesday it will shutter on May 14.

The music hall at 27 York St., also known as Zaphod’s, was founded in 1989 by Eugene Haslam. He retired in 2015 and sold it to a staff member.

The name came from a character in the sci-fi series The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy.

“These are uncertain economic times and we have struggled to avoid a decision that will affect so many lives,” said a statement about the closure, posted to the club’s website.

The last event posted on its website is its recurring Trailer Park Bingo series at 9 p.m. on May 14, with the name “Zaphod’s says goodbye.”


OttawaStart Staff


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