Lakeview Apartments (360 Croydon Avenue) residents don’t have to go downtown to see bands, shows and live events. Ottawa’s west end has plenty of bars and theatres with local and international talent to keep you entertained all year. Today on the blog, Osgoode Properties has highlighted some of the best venues near major OC Transpo stops to dine, dance and play.

Tailgators – 1643 Merivale Road

Tailgators makes their reputation by offering pool, live sports, pub fare and shows almost every night of the week. Whether it’s Family Guy voice actor Craig Gass or Canadian indie pop band The Balconies, the live shows at Tailgators always draw a crowd who pack their massive bar with more than sixty seats.

Keep an eye out for their half-price wings deal, all-you-can-play pool and special nights when students get pool and appetizers on the house.

Centrepointe Theatre – 101 Centrepointe Drive

Centrepointe Theatre is one of Ottawa’s largest venues in Nepean. Offering live music like Pat Methany and the United Group, Centrepointe also features plays, musicals and special dance performances for adults and seniors. Their most anticipated shows are performances by Tom Lavin and The Legendery Powder Blues, Ricky Skaggs and The Klezmatics.

Centrepointe has a show to satisfy any music taste only twenty minutes from Lakeview Apartments when you take OC Transpo’s 84 Riverview bus.

Chances R – 1365 Woodroffe Avenue

Chances R near the corner of Woodroffe Avenue and Navano Drive is the perfect way to start the weekend with live music. Thursdays and Fridays from 5:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. feature original and cover rock bands from the Ottawa Valley and surrounding area.

Chances R is more than a live music venue. They are also one of the west end’s favourite restaurants that serve breakfast, lunch, dinner and delicious home-brewed Brazilian coffees. Live music, dinner and drinks are all in one place just 24 minutes from Lakeview Apartments using OC Transpo’s 94 Riverview bus.

Explore Nepean’s live music and shows in theatres, bars and restaurants near Lakeview Apartments. Grab a bite, have a drink and be entertained all at the same time.