With more than 90 wineries across the region, most people recognize Niagara for winemaking. However, the same climate that sustains a bountiful grape harvest, can also produce wheat, barley and hops - giving rise to the area's impressive beer scene. From freshly brewed ales to authentic pub experiences, we've put together 4 places for you to grab a pint next time you explore Niagara.
Niagara Oast House Brewers
This repurposed red barn is hard to miss on your venture into Niagara-on-the-Lake. Specializing in Farmhouse Ales, Oast House has quickly become a staple in the Niagara beer scene. Head there on a Friday night to enjoy live music and a bite from their in-house restaurant Brushfire Smoke, a mouth-water offering of plates displaying the best in old school bbq with new school flair. When the warm weather hits, a patio pint is a must.
Niagara Brewing Company
This award-winning brewery, proudly offers unique beers skillfully weaved with locally sourced ingredients. Niagara Brewing Company’s four on tap staples pay homage to Niagara Falls and Canadian heritage with names like Beerdevil and Honeymoon Peach Radler. Grab a classic brewery snack and a flight inside or on their outdoor patio that will definitely have you in the thick of things, towering over Clifton Hill.
Doc Magilligan's Irish Pub
Doc Magilligan’s has brought a little taste of Ireland to Niagara Falls. Awarded in the Top 10 Irish Pubs in North America, Doc’s provides a laid-back, fun-loving place to enjoy a drink or two, anytime of year. Their massive selection of local, domestic and international beer and enticing menu - which includes all the Irish classics - makes it an easy favourite for locals and visitors alike.
Located at the edge of Clifton Hill, Kelsey’s boasts a prime location and sprawling all season patio to enjoy your favourite beer. With 24 on tap to choose from, and a distinctly Canadian menu filled with all your favourites, Kelsey’s is a great place to take a break on a busy day of exploring Niagara or spend the evening with friends taking in the bustling atmosphere.