Rotown is one of those places that has been around for a while and yet it never grows old. Opened in 1987, Rotown is originally a pop venue by night and a bar by day. However, nowadays the events and genres are endless. You can regularly attend open mic nights for singers, poets and DJs and one Sunday a month you can trade or buy records and art. Rotown is infamous for its pop quizzes that sometimes spread out all over the city centre and their festivals in collaboration with other venues and organisations. They’ve had local and foreign artists play shows and every year they host their very own alternative showcase festival: Left of the Dial. The musicians they offer a stage to, range from ambient piano music to the most mosh-pit-worthy rock.
So, great people, great music, great parties and great fun. What are we missing? Great food! Well, they can tick that box! I haven’t tried everything on the (very wittily written) menu, but I can tell you that I would kill for their Vegan bao. Trust me on this one.
If you’re in town, you should definitely check the program on their website or drop by for a drink.