Large sheets of plexiglass hung from chains on the ceiling like a synthetic butcher’s shop. Lights reflect behind them, creating for all of us the same kind of blurred visualization of those who should wear glasses but don’t. The suspended sheets have since been removed, but the sweaty self-reflection remains. Otherwise unassuming, Irene’s is a pub that will reflect your assumptions, but on Sunday nights, Irene’s becomes a time capsule.
November’s second summer is coming to an end and this weekend we will have returned to more seasonal temperatures. While we may have to put on our jackets and scarves before heading outside, there is plenty to enjoy if we do (as well as plenty to do if we don’t)!
Welcome to another winter weekend, folks! The holiday season is in the air and there are all kinds of festive things to get up to. We know everyone is busy this time of year, so we won’t waste any time and will get right to it!
Yeah, it’ll be cold. But there’s still plenty to do in Ottawa, from concerts to galleries to skating. See you out there!
“Dance to forget where you’re goin’, dance to forget where you’ve been, dance to remember the earth beneath your feet, dance to feel this moment that you’re in.”
North Bay native, Cody Allen definitely set the room ablaze on Saturday night, as he unleashed his latest effort, IGNITE to a packed house at Irene’s Pub. With the help of his accomplished band members, Jeff Logan (electric guitar), Rob Toth (bass), and producer, Steve Foley (drums), Allen offered up a set of well over […]
Thirty years ago in 1985, a woman by the name of Irene Corey opened the doors to her modest-sized pub in the then up-and-coming neighbourhood on Bank Street called The Glebe. Originally called, “Cap’n Pinky’s”, it bore the charm of a cozy, rustic Maritime seaboard local, which rapidly became home to a regular clientele in […]
Stranger to neither sailor suits nor snot rockets, the perpetual troubadour tornado that is B.A. Johnston once again blows through Ottawa on April 12th. The truculent gale, teeming with both guttural growls and Casio-keyboard jingles, shall unleash its mighty strength on Irene’s alongside Flying Fortress and Mnemonics. B.A. is somewhat fresh off the wave of his […]