This is the grand daddy of them all. Old Town Hard Times Cafe opened in 1980 on this very site. Founders Jim & Fred Parker didn't really know what they were getting in to except they knew how to cook award-winning chili. The rest is history. Parking in rear of building after 6pm Monday-Friday and all day Saturday & Sunday.
On Tuesdays at 9pm the second floor of the Hard Times transforms into an intimate club setting that offers acoustic musicians, poets and comics a late evening opportunity to try out new material and socialize with other artists.