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.
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.
Located in central Hamilton, The Underground is a popular late-night party house for the young and the restless. Host to a number of independent artists and bands, get ready to be a part of one of the most vibrant parties and club nights that are held in the city, much to the delight of the late-night revelers. Apart from live music, the club is host to weekend parties that run almost till 5a with techno/ house music churned out by well-known DJs from across the country. With variety of beverages to keep you company and a large dance floor where you can show your moves, The Underground is a perfect place to party with your friends. Call for more information.
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.
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.
If you're looking for a great place to dine while in Hamilton, then book a table at the Sizzle Restaurant & Standard Lounge. The restaurant also features regular events that include live music and dancing. For more on their menu and activities, call ahead or check out their website.