Offering a brunch, dinner, and late-night menu, The Ship is a go-to eatery at any hour. The restaurant lives up to its advertisement of having great food and a good craft-beer selection though it also offers a fun cocktail list, tons of spirits, and a couple wines on tap. Go for a gourmet burger and sour beer or pink lemonade cocktail and south-of-the-border salad. If there between 9:30 and 1:30 AM, try the late meals, shareables, or snacks selections, which have included a french onion burger, crab poutine, and duck wings respectively.
Brux House offers an elegant dining experience replete with local cuisine and craft beer. Taste the delicious dishes listed on the lunch and dinner menus, such as the baby gem salad, pastrami smoked salmon, Belgian-style fries, and pork schnitzel. The dessert menu consists of mouth-watering sweets like lemon meringue pie and pot de creme. As much a drinker's haven as a gourmand's hangout, Brux House encourages patrons to try out the excellent craft beer selection or peruse the wine list. There is also a prix fixe lunch menu at a great price, which can be enjoyed on the patio for an al fresco experience.
Located on the iconic James Street North, This Ain't Hollywood provides Hamilton its daily fix of eclectic live music. On most nights, one can see this cool bar teeming with audiophiles, here to enjoy touring small-scale bands and local homegrown talent perform musical magic. Musical genres are anything but limited, and span all kinds of acts, from hip hop, jazz and rock, to folksy acoustics, and blues. In the past, This Ain't Hollywood has hosted Grammy-winning folks and blues singer Maria Muldaur perform to a roaring crowd.
Have an elegant dining experience at Mattson and Co. Located in the city's happening west end, this restaurant offers brunch, lunch, and dinner menus, as well as live music from a fantastic lineup of jazz musicians. The menu borrows from several global cuisines, particularly featuring plenty of your Italian favorites. Many of the dishes can also be made vegan or gluten-free, as indicated on the menu. Try to swing by for brunch on Saturday or Sunday or on the evenings boasting jazz accompaniments. If you're extra excited about dining at Mattson and Co., make a reservation in advance to guarantee a table when you want it most.
Aptly named, Saltlick Smokehouse serves up finger-licking smoked meats, all prepared in-house. Southern-style flavors blend perfectly with global tastes in dishes like crispy pork belly nuggets, which are classically dry rubbed and paired with Soyaki sauce, or smoked pork, which comes with your choice of barbecue or jerk sauce. Also available is an exclusive Sunday brunch menu. Have an event coming up? Treat your guests to the Saltlick Smokehouse experience with its catering offer. The restaurant aims to please, and special requests are generally accepted.
Located in the heart of the city, The Casbah is known for the attractive lineup of bands that perform here. Specializing in live music performances, the club is a great choice to spend some time meeting new people or simply having fun with a group of friends. The atmosphere here is lively and the club is often crowded by the locals as well as the tourists alike. Patrons can also enjoy a glass of chilled beer while the performances are on. With the tap feature, one can also enjoy their favorite drinks all night long. If you are looking for the best live music entertainment in the city, head to The Casbah and experience some lively band entertainment.
A highlight of the popular Hess Village, Trust Nightclub creates a luxurious ambiance for you to bring in your weekend in style. The first two floors of the club are defined by VIP areas, potent acoustics, and an impressive bar to quench your thirst. With its cabana-style seating spaces and sweeping views of the skyline, the rooftop adds to the place's lavish charm. The dance floor is spacious and perfect for you to shake a leg with your friends and mingle with new faces. There are theme nights to keep things interesting, and bottle service to keep you in high spirits.
Tickle your taste buds with quintessential North American grub at this time-honored restaurant and pub. On the menu at The George Hamilton are dishes like pulled-pork sandwiches, crispy polenta fries, and hand-cut chicken fingers. Continental and other international inspirations add flair to the menu in the form of such choices and shepherd's pie, bangers and mash, stir-fried vegetables, and crab rolls with Thai chilli sauce. There's also a thoughtfully designed kid's menu with easy options like junior burgers, pepperoni pizza, and healthy sides. After your meal, stick around the bar for a taste of the local pub culture.