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.
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.
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.
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.
If you wish to relax, unwind and enjoy a laid back meal then head to West Town Bar & Grill. This friendly, neighborhood bar and restaurant has a welcoming vibe and entertains tourists with the same warmth as it delights locals. West Town Bar & Grill opens up early in the morning, making it a great spot for a hearty breakfast too. If you explore them for lunch, do try their delectable steaks, for which the place is best known. Some evenings at West Town Bar & Grill see live performances by local bands on other nights the TV is at its entertaining best.
The Doors Pub is a haven for rock music enthusiasts. Its lounge with dim lights, a chandelier, leather couches and posters of Jim Morrison has a nice feel to it. While the actual bar area has the iconic band's pictures all across and is a great place to head bang, drink and enjoy your night. Some of their previous listings are Dowsing, Adrenechrome, M.O. Littles and Morningside Lane.
With its brick walls, wooden furniture, and crystal chandeliers, Radius Restaurant ensures a lovely dining experience. Several menus are available, showcasing brunch, lunch, dinner, and late night fare. The cuisine and service are both memorable though the food is the real star of the show at Radius. In the past, options have included lobster poutine, triple cooked wings, goat cheese spring rolls, beef short ribs, lamb korma falafel sandwiches, and smoked surf burgers. The dessert and wine offerings are as delicious, adding the finishes touches to the Radius experience.
The Pheasant Plucker is a perfect place to have a nice, laid back meal with your friends after a long day in the city. Start your fare at The Pheasant Plucker with something from the extensive appetizers, Pheasant Nachos, Escargot and the Coconut Shrimp come highly recommended. Next, sandwiches like Smoked Salmon Bagel or the Reuben become perfect options for lunch but do not leave out the Chicken Wing Poutine or the Pheasant Phries Poutine because these are classics served at The Pheasant Plucker.