upcoming events

Jun 22, Fri, 2018
Avant-Garde Coctail Night
Enjoy our renowned Avant-Garde martinis and cocktails starting from $6.19 and our extensive selection of chilled vodkas starting from $4.87 a shot. Our kitchen is open late and we play a selection of famous international music videos on our large screen (we will also play live sporting events upon request). Nights like these are perfect times to view our collection of rare constructivist art, old soviet propaganda posters and paintings by local Ottawa artists.
Jun 23, Sat, 2018
The Jacob Hamilton Band
Jacob Hamilton is a rock musician from Midland, Ontario, Canada.
He was the founding member and drummer of Central Ontario band X Among Y who placed runner-up in Rock95FM's 2006 Local and Loud contest in Barrie ON.
After the dissolution of X Among Y, Hamilton founded a new project in the electronic genre called 'Techstasy', as a keyboardist and vocalist. Relocating temporarily to Toronto ON to pursue Techstasy full time, he also joined the alternative rock band The Android Meme, and signed to Magna Carta Records in 2010. Hamilton ultimately left The Android Meme to pursue new projects in 2011. He soon after co-founded the band 'Between Transit', but left the group in 2013 due to creative differences, and the band changed it's name to 'Crisis Ctrl Club'.
In 2015, Hamilton served as the drummer in Legally Blonde: The Musical, presented by the Georgian Bay Musical Theatre Company. The show ran for 9 dates and sold out in the first three weeks of ticket sales. Immediately following the end of Legally Blonde's run, he co-founded the hardcore-punk band 'Kasady', serving once more as drummer.In July of 2017, Hamilton released his debut LP 'Moments Worth Living In (?)', his first ever solo effort, on which he performs all vocals and instruments. In July of 2017, Hamilton released his debut LP 'Moments Worth Living In (?)', his first ever solo effort, on which he performs all vocals and instruments. In July of 2017, Hamilton released his debut LP 'Moments Worth Living In (?)', his first ever solo effort, on which he performs all vocals and instruments.
In August of 2017, Hamilton served as the drummer in Rock of Ages: The Musical, presented by the Georgian Bay Musical Theatre Company. The show ran for 11 dates to sell out crowds.
Jacob Hamilton continues to support both his solo effort, as well as drumming for Kasady.
Jun 27, Wed, 2018
Ottawa Triple Book Launch: Forsythe, Ross, Venright.
Come celebrate the existence of three exciting books!
The first two titles from Stuart Ross's A Feed Dog Book imprint from Anvil Press:
I Heard Something, by Jaime Forsythe
The Least You Can Do Is Be Magnificent, by Steve Venright
plus Stuart's own new book, Pockets, from ECW Press.
There will be readings from the authors, superb conversation, and fantastic food and drinks at the Avant-Garde Bar, a real Ottawa gem.
And our special guest host: the one and only Conyer Clayton!
Please join us!
Jun 28, Thu, 2018
| 7 PM || $7 suggested cover or Pay What You Can |
Andy Towse
Hailing from northern England, singer-songwriter Andy Towse is bringing his brit pop influences across the pond to Avant Garde Bar in Ottawa.
With a mix of originals and covers, Andy has taken inspiration from the likes of Arctic Monkeys, The Black Keys and Oasis to craft his set for the evening.
Andy is the former frontman of the English indie rock band, FRONTEERS, who have played to crowds of over a thousand people across Europe and the UK and have headlined the BBC Introducing stage at Reading & Leeds Festival in 2016.
Jun 29, Fri, 2018
Aaron Allen and the Small City Saints
Aaron Allen And The Small City Saints is the brainchild of Aaron . Debuting as a solo artist in mid 2000, Aaron created a buzz for himself amongst the country/folk and bluegrass scene in Southern Ontario.
The Small City Saints have seen numerous members over the years. The band currently consists of Juno award winner Dan Broadbeck, Tara Dunphy (of The Rizzdales), Glen "Archie" Gamble (formerly of Helix/The Joys), Corey Cameron and Simon Larrochette.
Cory Levesque
Violently Honest Acoustic Songs.
Cory sings about the simplicity of living in the country, off a gravel road, four walls, a bed, a homeā€¦ Warming your house with the wood you chopped.
With special guests:
Ivan River (Folk)
and Pat Fockler( Blues)
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