You can't miss this version of the Hard Rock Cafe chain, it has a 1959 Cadillac embedded above the front door. Inside the 178-seat restaurant, the walls are covered with photos, paintings and memorabilia from the world of rock 'n' roll. Its treasures range from Elvis' brown suede jacket, Buddy Holly's sunglasses, and John Entwistle's Fender guitar to a stained-glass wall in honor of the Hindu god Ganesh. The cafe offers typical diner fare with lots of burgers, fries, salads and finger foods.
The brainchild of Chris Dobson, Weinkeller is a blend between a gourmet restaurant and winery in Niagara Falls. Sporting a classic wine-cellar décor, this establishment is replete with wooden themes, barrels stacked against walls, and sleek tables, evoking a rather sophisticated ambiance. Choose from a variety of old-school favorites like pork chops, pastas and barbecued chicken and wash them down with a fine glass of wine. If picking the perfect wine seems hard, the sommelier can help you make a choice from one of the in-house wines or the imported ones.
Located pretty close to the Niagara Falls, Niagara Brewing Company is a small brewery. The most popular brews include the Hennepin Stout, Niagara Icewine Beer and the Beerdevil IPA. There is food as well in the form of artisan cheese, sliders and Homemade Meatball. Live music events are held here.
The ninth floor of the Embassy Suites Hotel is taken up by the Keg Steakhouse & Bar, which is known as much for its food as for the views of the Niagara Falls it affords. A seat by the floor to ceiling glass windows is the perfect place to enjoy a romantic meal, enjoying the varieties of steaks on the menu, with a glass of one of their specialty wines. This is the kind of restaurant the ambiance of which can be enjoyed by a couple out on a romantic date, just as much as the entire family out for a fun meal, with the kids indulging in their own special menu.
The next time you want to catch the latest game with friends, head to the Hooligans Sports Bar. This trendy bar offers plenty of TV screens to watch the games. There is pool as well. The jukebox offers an entertaining background music. Guests can sample the chicken wings and other snacks served with beer and drinks. Karaoke is also organized here.
Situated at the top of the Skylon Tower and 775 feet (236 meters) above the Falls, this restaurant offers delightful continental dining and a spectacular view as it revolves once an hour. During the day, you can see 80 miles (100 kilometers) in every direction; at night, there's the added wonder of the Illumination of The Falls. The upscale dinner menu includes broiled salmon filet in Hollandaise sauce and grilled New York sirloin steak. There's also a wonderful wine selection. Check website for opening hours.
Wine and seafood makes for a great paining, and what better place to sample this than at the Tide and Vine. This delightful wine bar serves a range of wines along with a good collection of oysters that are freshly sourced. The menu also consists of Duck Confit, Roasted Lobster Tail, House Smoked Salmon and Kat's Seafood Chowder that are popular with the regulars.
If you are in the 'Queen City of the Great Lakes' and looking for a place where the drinks are cheap and the music diverse, then head straight for the Sportmen's Tavern. This place presents some excellent live acoustic, alternative, country, rock, and even punk music performances. The artists come-and-go every night, in fact it has more shows than there are days of the month! For nearly three decades, proprietors Dwayne and Denise Hall have created an intimate place for hundreds of artists to try and hone their sound in front of enthusiastic locals as well as out-of-towners. It is no wonder that Sportsmen's is considered to be one of the best places to hear live music in the entire Western New York region.
If you are tired of formal dining and are looking for an unpretentious and casual restaurant, Foley's Restaurant fits the bill. This tavern offers American specialties that is served by their friendly staff. To complement the wholesome meal they have a decent selection of drinks as well. All in all, this restaurant provides a delightful experience that does not leave a hole in your wallet.