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Where to Find a Good Craft Cocktail in Niagara Falls USA

Niagara Falls, NY

Judas Tree

Judas Tree

Think of this Pine Avenue hideaway, owned by a local brother-sister duo, as a very Instagrammable opportunity to live la dolce vita for an evening. Influenced by the local Italian-American culture, Judas Tree’s menu highlights the Italian tradition of apertivo: spritzes and negronis, as well as antipasti like burrata, cured meats and crostinis. Bonus: The charming outdoor patio becomes a solarium come winter.

Seva Tapas Bar & Lounge

Conveniently located in the new Cadence Hotel, just a short stroll from Niagara Falls State Park, Seva is the perfect place to unwind with a round of drinks and an appetizer or three. Small plates are inspired by far-flung destinations — chicken satay with cinnamon peanut sauce, masala shrimp, char siu pork — and cocktails follow suit with names like  “Chakra Collins” and “Jets to Spain.”


New York Beer Project

It may have “beer” in the name, but that doesn’t mean you shouldn’t expect a quality Moscow mule. This local brewery-slash-gastropub is all-in on cocktails — expect seasonal spins on mules, mojitos and margaritas, as well as plenty of barrel-aged bourbon and a food menu worth sticking around for. (Save room for their famous Buffalo-style mac-and-cheese.)

Lock 34 Bar & Grill

Looking for live music? A place to watch the game? A solid burger? A Friday fish fry? Oh, and good cocktails? This one-size-fits-all bar and grill in the center of Lockport has you covered. Keep an eye on their social media to stay on top of what’s on — they might be hosting boozy bingo, a silent disco or an acoustic night.

North Tonawanda

Remington Tavern & Seafood Exchange

Remington Tavern & Seafood Exchange

If your idea of a perfect cocktail is one that’s served with a side of fresh, raw oysters, this is your place. It’s also your place if you love history — it’s located in a converted trolley barn on the Erie Canal — or if you’re craving seafood dishes like seared scallops, broiled lobster and seared ahi tuna.

Canal Club 62

If you’re a sprits aficionado, you’ll find plenty to love about the extensive, whiskey-heavy menu at this modern American eatery. Wine lovers will be pleased, as well — as will those looking for modern takes on comfort fare, like peppadew-and-chorizo-topped woodfired pizza or Buffalo-style cauliflower. In warmer months, consider dining (and sipping) on the oversized back patio.


Battle Flag Tavern

A rallying point for friends and visitors alike, this old-school tavern on Lewiston’s Center Street does new-fangled cocktails well, with a focus on small-batch gins and whiskeys, house-made syrups and local ingredients. Pull up a barstool or unwind on the patio — either way, you’ll be part of something special.