Tenth Street Tavern
There's a new blues venue in South Nanaimo: The Tenth Street Tavern (tel. 250-754-7900), 1 - 1273 South Island Highway at the corner of Tenth Street in the South Parkway Plaza behind the Mohawk Station. It's the former "Chase River Arms", now run by Brandon in the kitchen and Amber behind the long wooden bar. There are daily food and drink specials. On Tuesdays and Saturdays the karaoke kicks in at 9 pm, hosted by Dr. Phil when he's around. Wednesday nights it's poker which is free to join at 7 pm and the tables fill fast. On occasion Anita Bonkowski and Gary Preston play live blues. The pool table in back is open all day and only $1 a play (free on Sunday). The awesome staff and great atmosphere make the Tenth Street Tavern the place to go in South Nanaimo.