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The Historic Red Dog Tavern

Peterborough’s largest dedicated live music venue with 24 draft taps.

The photo is of a concert held in the Historic Red Dog Tavern. There are fans outlines cover the floor on the bottom half of the photo. There are only outlines of the people and their sihouettes filling the crowd. The three artists on stage are black outlines and silhouettes. In the background behind the artists is a red lights, making the photo just black and white.


189 Hunter St. W.
Peterborough, Ontario
K9H 2L1


  • Open Year Round


In 1883, the Red Dog originally opened as Clancy’s Hotel and was owned by John Sullivan and John Clancy. It has also been known as the Peterborough House, The American Hotel/House and Brownie’s Tavern, but the Dog got its current name from former owner “Red Dog” Ray McGregor. Dubbed the “home of live music”, legendary artists such as Neil Young, Ronnie Hawkins, Jeff Healey and the Tragically Hip, along with up and coming artists like My Darkest Days, Hollarado, Arkells, Jeff Martin, Basia Bulat, Tokyo Police Club, The Weakerthans have all graced the stage. The Red Dog is also extremely proud to be able to showcase the outstanding local talent that Peterborough has to offer as well, with local bands like The Birthday Boys, Union City, Express and Co., Black Knight Satellite, and The Lohrwoods all regularly appearing

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