6 awesome brew pubs in Niagara

Looking for somewhere to hang out, drink tasty local brews and enjoy delicious food. Check out these great breweries in St Catharines and the Niagara Region.

We are spoilt for choice in the Niagara Region when it comes to hip spots to enjoy a locally brewed beer. These six brewers know how to make a great beer and provide the food and atmosphere for a fun outing.

Check out our 6 favourite brewery restaurant/ bars in St Catharines and Niagara.

Oast House Brewers


This premium craft brewery is a perfect spot for drinks and a casual lunch or dinner with friends. Delicious food is provided by Tide & Vine Oyster Co. Enjoy the picturesque view of the vines from their patio in the warmer months or cosy inside in Winter. They also have a fantastic live music line-up.

Silversmith Brewery


Silversmith Brewing Company in Niagara-on-the-Lake is nestled perfectly in the charming exterior of an old church. Cosy up to the bar and enjoy a tasty drop and hearty eats.

Lock Street Brewing Co


You may have walked past their unassuming glass door on Lock Street, Port Dalhousie, before, but step inside Lock Street Brewing Co and you will be pleasantly surprised by the hip modern interior and the gorgeous garden patio.

The Merchant Ale House


Before brew pubs were the latest hipster hang, there was The Merchant Ale House. St Catharines’ original brew pub, their focus is great tasting beverages and generous servings of pub-style food. And, they’ve been doing it consistently well for over 20 years.

Plan B Brewery

Plan B Brewery St Catharines board games

Plan B Brewery & Lounge focus simply on making good beer. You can bring your own food here, play board games, and kick back with a brew. It’s akin to hanging at your friend’s place… if your friend was a really good brewer.

The Exchange Brewery

The Exchange Brewery in Niagara-on-the-Lake

The Exchange is a slick operation. It’s a proper “grown-up” establishment sans the rustic hipster theme. Modern minimalist shades of white and black and curved bars give the interior sophistication. The Exchange doesn’t have an extensive menu of their own, but they do host foodie events throughout the month.

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