Saturday, December 10, 2022

Toledo According to Doug Amstutz

Toledo’s a big town with a lot of friendly faces. Ever wonder what a walk in Ottawa Park, or throughout Downtown, is like for other residents? We’re stepping inside the soles and souls of Toledoans to learn how they fill up their Glass City.

Name: Doug Amstutz
Age: Perpetually 25
Occupation: Owner/Operator of Realm Nightclub and Concert Venue
Toledoan since: I was 6 months old.


The last store I went to is All Star Music.

If money wasn’t an object, I would book the Foo Fighters.

When I am feeling a bit too much of Saturday night on a Sunday, I can always rely on Jaime at the Four Horsemen with the best Bloody Mary’s to make my day better.


When out of towners visit us, I always take them to Stella’s, Sakura or Mancy’s Steakhouse.


The local artists and musicians I love are too many to list! I see so much incredible local talent come thru our doors at Realm it’s impossible to name just one… some are – Noisy Neighbors, Angola Road, Tropic Bombs, Boogie Matrix, Peanutbutter Wiiliams & Friends, Johnny K’s Kommunity Service, Fail & Deliver, Jeff Stewart, The Bridges, Social Impact, RMO, Flatline Revival, Chris Shutters… and that’s just a few off the top of my head!

I always brag about Toledo’s live music scene, restaurants and great people!

The hardest thing about living in Toledo is the weather, but the best thing is it will change again in an hour.

When I want to unwind I go to Doc Watson’s.

The first three words that come to mind about Toledo are friends, home and family.

The street I drive/walk on most often is Anthony Wayne Trail.

I know The Oasis will satisfy my munchies.

Northwest Ohio Rib Off is my favorite annual event.

My favorite neighborhood is Beverly in South Toledo.

I wish Club Bijou were still open.

Toledo’s motto should be “It can happen for you in Toledo.”

With all the potholes in the roads, Toledo’s theme song should be Down in a Hole – Alice in Chains.


The Toledo Police Department and the Toledo Fire Department  are the Toledoans I most admire. They put themselves at risk to keep us safe and secure!

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