Drum roll, please! We’ve asked our readers to choose the best breweries in Niagara for 2023 and the votes are finally in! If you’re looking to visit some local spots this summer, you’ll want to add these top six choices to your bucket list.
Bench Brewing Company has come out on top, with many favourites following close behind.
This vote is part of our Reader’s Choice Award series, where we asked you to choose the best local spots in Niagara including winery, brewery, breakfast, fine dining and more. To view all of the results, click here.
WINNER: Bench Brewing Company
When it comes to the best breweries in Niagara, our readers agree that Bench Brewing Company should be at the top of your bucket list.
Not only does the local spot have so many different brews to choose from, but they also have a mouthwatering menu filled with comfort foods. Have a warm buttered pretzel, beer cheese dip and more.
2. Oast House Brewers
You can’t miss this big red barn while you’re driving through Niagara-on-the-Lake. With many rotating flavours, it’s the perfect spot to grab a glass and enjoy the sunshine on their patio.
Bushfire Smoke BBQ is currently on-site and offers some mouthwatering food that pairs well with any beer that you grab.
3. Counterpart Brewing
This spot in Niagara Falls is known for its beer, food and community. With Pilsner, Pale Ale, Lager, IPA and more on tap, there is something that everyone will love.
With multiple board games available, it’s also the perfect place to hang out with a friend or significant other.
4. The Merchant Ale House
In the heart of St. Catharines, this pub is the perfect place to enjoy a nice cold beer and a warm meal.
With fan favourites including Blueberry Wheat, St. Paul Pils and Bad Blood, there is something for everyone to enjoy.
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5. Blackburn Brewhouse
With an expansive tap list, this local spot draws in all beer lovers. Sip on some suds and chow down on their amazing food menu, or check out some of their events.
Blackburn Brewhouse currently has live music every Friday and Saturday evening and Bend & Brew Yoga.
6. Silversmith Brewing Company
Located in a 100-year-old church, this brewery is filled with history and suds. With live music, food and other events happening throughout the year, it’s a great place to check out all year round.