The Ottawa Tavern is a hydra of sorts as far as local bars go. The original on Bancroft St. burned down in 1999. It reopened in UpTown on Adams St. in 2007 and has redressed its personality a handful of times since. But as tradition, the OT has always rocked.
And even though it has done so well past the prime of the Philadelphia duo Hall & Oates, Zack Jacobs, the newest manager of the music venue, bar and pizza kitchen, started a new tradition of his own for the last-callers, “No matter what, we end the night with a Hall & Oates song.”
Why would a 20-something want to end every night in a bar full of 20-somethings with the ‘70s/‘80s easy listening blue-eyed soul of Daryl Hall and John Oates?
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