Popular jazz venue O’Doul's Restaurant & Bar closing after 40 years
After more than 40 years on Robson Street, O’Doul’s Restaurant & Bar (1300 Robson Street), located at the Listel Hotel, is closing its doors after dinner service on June 2.
The long-standing restaurant known for its West Coast cuisine and live jazz music was opened in the 1970s by Tommy O’Bryan, who named the restaurant after baseball player and Vancouver Mounties coach “Lefty” O’Doul. The restaurant was renovated into the 130-seat space it is today right before Expo 86, and began featuring live jazz in 1996.
Over the past few years, O’Doul’s has become a popular spot for weekend brunch and an official venue for late-night jam sessions during the Vancouver International Jazz Festival.
The Mike Allen Quartet will be the final musical act at O’Doul’s, performing May 31 to June 2 from 8 to 11 p.m. each night. After O’Doul’s closes, executive chef Chris Whittaker plans on opening a new restaurant in its place.
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