In the heart of Downtown Kitchener, The Wax has an awesome atmosphere, low drink prices and is a great venue for weekday shows.
The Wax is a venue in Downtown Kitchener, nestled above Bobby O’Brien’s sports bar, yet has a completely different atmosphere then its downstairs partner. We visited The Wax earlier this year during the KOI Music Fest with a recent visit prompting a full recap.
On weekends, the venue is a nightclub, home to the tri-cities college and university students, but during the week, The Wax brings in some seriously great talent. Up and comers in the rock music scene The Glorious Sons, stopped in at the Wax on their first cross-Canada tour. Read a full review on that show here.
A wide open floor allows for a great view, with the space overhead occupied by the “record-setting, LARGEST Chandelier in the Tri-Cities”. That’s quite a title. Probably impresses those college kids. Regardless of the bling, the venue has a lot of things to brag about. The sound quality was spot on, the staff were amazing and best of all, washrooms were super clean.
Beers at The Wax are a great price, getting two bottles for $7. For this particular show, bistro tables were set up letting you stand comfortably with a drink in hand, or if you were lucky, this allowed you to watch the show seated.
The Wax is easy to find in the busy downtown, located at 125 King St W, Kitchener. Street parking is rare, but available and downtown has various parking garages available. You can also visit the venue via public transit by taking the Mainline 7 Route.
Prime location, inexpensive drinks and a great roster of musicians coming through the doors makes The Wax a great stop on a night out.
Thanks to the good folks at Audio Blood for setting us up at The Wax for the night to check out the venue and sit down with The Glorious Sons. You can find the full November 13th artist interview with Pull the Plug Podcast on iTunes. Check out their track “Gordie” below, recorded with PTP Podcast outside of The Wax on their tour RV.