Most kids don't spend much time thinking about bars, but Ellie, the owner of Stonewalls on York, did. Ellie's favorite show growing up was Cheers, and she knew that one day she wanted to run a place where she knew everybody's name. After some time spent managing music venues, she opened the place she envisioned, Stonewalls: a gastropub that serves a satisfying blend of gourmet and comfort food and stages some of the area's best live music. And after just a few years in business, Stonewalls has been praised for everything from its fries to its jazz music, proving Ellie's childhood dream wasn't just a wacky fever dream.
Serve Ping Pong Bar And Lounge doesn't take itself too seriously. Of course there are the ping-pong competitions that play out across the 10,000-square-foot urban space in Downtown Hamilton. There are also cheekily named shareable plates made with local ingredients. These include the Backhand meat plate with nduja and candied whisky bacon and the Cardiologist Special flatbread, which heaps asalingo salumi, pepperoni, and dry-cured coppa onto flatbread slathered in San Marzano tomato sauce.
Get together with friends at Hamilton's M & J Billiards & Video for a night filled with rave refreshments and an easy ambiance.
Round up your friends and head on over for a couple craft cocktails.
Parking is plentiful, so guests can feel free to bring their vehicles.
At Rockling's Tap & Grill, guests sip 16 different draft beers and pass good times with friends and neighbours over hearty pub fare and European eats. Plates of spaghetti marinara, fish and chips, and ribeye steak sate appetites. Diners can watch soccer and UFC fights on big-screen TVs, and patrons can play friendly games of pool.
Kiwi partners with the Cambridge Farmer’s Market to bring its patrons fresh, locally acquired ingredients. In fact, the staff brings those ingredients to guests in the finished form of plates such as hand tossed pizzas, lamb cevapi, NY strips, and blackened salmon. However, there are vegetarian options, such as the veggie burger. The eatery offers breakfast, lunch, and dinner, with a culinary blend that's Italian, American, and Canadian.
For some, moonshine conjures up images of prohibition or drinking the equivalent of rubbing alcohol—but Dixon's Distilled Spirits wants to correct that assumption. The distillery's line of spirits includes moonshines handmade onsite from Canadian-grown grains. That's not all that's on the roster, however; cocktail lovers will rejoice at the selection of Canadian-made liquors. Read on for a selection of Dixon's wares:
Vodka: Hand-bottled, carbon-filtered, and five-times distilled, this vodka is great in martinis or just on the rocks. There's also a line of house-infused vodkas for those seeking extra flavor.
Moonshine: White moonshine is an un-aged whiskey made from local grains. The aged variety is actually a time-traveler of sorts—Dixon's adds a charred-oak spiral to recreate the flavor of a barrel-aged whiskey without the three years required otherwise.
VirGin: The smooth gin is made with a special blend of herbs and botanicals.