Taktiks - Briefs - Lipstick

Taktiks was a hugely popular dance club in the 1990s. When it first opened, it had one main level and remained that way for its first 3½ years. As the popularity of the bar grew, it was decided to expend on a second level witch included a huge balcony overlooking the dance Floor. TakTik was the mecca for the gay and bi crowd. On Saturday night, when at capacity, there was a crowd of over 400–500 peoples.  There was never a dull night at Taktiks.

Posters and event calendars show they had inventive events every night of the week, including male strippers, drag acts, draws, male-men nights for enabling more social connections, and more.

The space is now the Capital Music Hall, and has, on occasion, hosted queer events over the years.

If you know more details about this place, please email info@bankstreet.ca to share dates, facts, images or more.



151 George Street, Ottawa, ON K1N 1K8