‘Ottawa’ Centretown Pub, One of Ottawa’s First Gay Bars, Abruptly Closes
The doors to the popular Centretown Pub — touted as one of the city’s first gay bars — have been padlocked shut.
The pub — located at 340 Somerset St. W. in a three-storey, century-old brick building — has been the heart of the Centretown gay community for more than three decades.
The owner of the pub had been trying to sell the business for close to a year. Last January, the pub was listed for $399,000 while the building was for sale for $849,000.