Trendy brewpubs, lounges with a local flare, drinks on the scenic shores of Lake Ontario and happy hour within walking distance of the Falls — Niagara Falls USA features a number of options on where to meet up for drinks.
Whether you’re seeking a location for a stunning sundowner or spot for a lively happy hour, the region offers an extensive bar menu. From refreshing craft beers to signature cocktails, here’s our breakdown of where to find the perfect drink near Niagara Falls USA.
IN NIAGARA FALLS, NEW YORK
You’re never too far from a welcoming brew at The Griffon Gastropub when visiting the Falls. This happening gastropub has 50 brews on tap, so pick a comfortable bar stool.
A local favorite for happy hour in Niagara Falls proper, Judi’s Lounge offers friendly service and cool beers with a bunch of mixed drink classics. If you work up an appetite, be sure to indulge in their famous wings.
LoxStock & Barrel Saloon
Priding themselves on cold craft beers and cocktails shaken or stirred, LoxStock & Barrel Saloon is a locally favored American saloon offering real home-from-home hospitality in Niagara Falls.
With a cocktail in your hand and Niagara Falls in your backyard, the downtown Hyatt Place makes for a seriously handy happy hour. Their signature Coffee to Cocktail bar (open morning to midnight) serves beers, wine, and expertly mixed cocktails, while you relax in typically plush Hyatt surroundings or rooftop patio.
New York Beer Project
Don’t let the name fool you — the New York Beer Project is no experiment. Not only does this trendy Lockport hotspot offer stellar local beers, it also features a fantastic wine and bourbon menu. If you’re looking for something with a little more punch, the NYBP craft cocktail menu includes delicious margarita and martini flights.
Lock 34 Bar & Grill
From Lock 34 Bar & Grill’s Sunday bloody mary and mimosa specials to Monday’s domestic beer deals, there’s technically a good reason to visit this friendly Lockport bar every day of the week.
Lewiston Stone House
If you’d like to pair your merlot with a little history, head to this magically traditional bar in charming Lewiston. A Lewiston Stone House highlight is the covered outdoor patio — the ideal spot to sip your favorite vintage, come spring, summer or fall.
Woodcock Brothers Brewing Company
A tale blending history and hops, Woodcock Brothers Brewing Company in Wilson is the first brewery in Niagara County to brew and serve its own beers. You’ll find a beer for every palate here: from a citrusy grapefruit pale ale to a smooth and malty Goat Island maibock.
Sunset Bar & Grill
Now this is what you call a sundowner. Sunset Bar & Grill, located on the scenic shores of Lake Ontario, not only offers winning beer, cocktails, and food, but the sunsets here are what really sets this Wilson bar apart. Music lovers can rock out to their live gigs, too.
IN NORTH TONAWANDA
Dwyer’s Irish Pub
If you’re a whiskey lover, you’ll be hard-pressed to beat the selection at Dwyer’s Irish Pub in North Tonawanda. Check out their daily specials for great deals on beers and bites.
Canal Club 62
This trending tap and eatery in North Tonawanda offers great live music, myriad drink specials, and fun dining promos. For new visitors to Canal Club 62, here’s a teaser: Taco and Tequila Tuesdays and Wine Wednesdays. Cheers to that.