While we would like to think COVID19 is coming to an end in Ontario, we are still facing lockdowns and restrictions. These past two years have been extremely difficult for the service industry as many struggle to stay afloat amongst the ever changing restrictions. As we went into lockdown this winter, restaurants have had to get creative. Support your local hospitality industry by checking out these establishments navigating their way through another lockdown.
Bars & Restaurants
Restaurants in the niagara region have decided to embrace the cold this winter and offer more than just takeout. Many restaurants have fire pits, heaters and domes for their customers to enjoy a restaurant experience despite Ontario’s weather conditions.
335 on the Ridge - A restaurant in Ridgeway offers a heated patio where you can enjoy their homemade bread and soups! Looking for an at home alternative, 335 on the Ridge also offer delicious takeout bundles that feed a family of four.
335 Ridge Rd N, Ridgeway, ON L0S 1N0
The Kilt and Clover - The Kilt and Clover is a pub in Port Dalhousie. Often seen as a summer gem, they have amped up their patio to take on the cold. The Kilt and Clover is offering tabletop s'mores. Diners can enjoy graham crackers, chocolate and marshmallows roasting right at the table on their mini fires. Enjoy this sweet dessert while you warm up your hands.
17 Lock Street Corner of Lock Street and, Main St, St. Catharines, ON L2N 5B6
Boston Pizza - Looking for casual dining that you are familiar with? Boston Pizza in St. Catharines is offering their full dinner and beverage menu under the comfort of their heated patio. Still feeling chilly? Just ask for one of their complimentary blankets.
221 Glendale Ave, St. Catharines, ON L2T 2K9
Mr. Mikes Steakhouse - Mr. Mikes is a casual dining chain that operates across Canada. The St. Catharines location has added a heated patio where you can enjoy a steak and a cold one on Mr. Mikes heated patio.
295 Fourth Ave, St. Catharines, ON L2S 0E
Niagara is known for its world renowned wine country. Wine season did not have to end this winter as many local wineries have found their way to serve your favourite wines despite the current lockdown.
Konzelmann - Sip on an apple cider sangria while you roast marshmallows on their tabletop fires for the perfect date night this winter.
1096 Lakeshore Rd, Niagara-on-the-Lake, ON L0S 1J0
Stone Ridge Estate Winery - Stone Ridge Estates is currently offering a beautiful winter experience with cabins and domes that are beautifully decorated. The domes and cabins offer a private heated dining experience that you will not want to miss out on this season.
3201 King St, Vineland, ON L0R 2C0
Wayne Gretzky - What better winery to include skating, than Wayne Gretzky Estates. Their beer garden that people know and love in the summer turns into a skating rink and heated patio in the winter months. You can rent skates and enjoy warm signature cocktails with friends for the perfect winter outing.
1219 Niagara Stone Rd, Niagara-on-the-Lake, ON L0S 1J0
Beer lovers are in luck too! There are also a few breweries that are also coping with the current restrictions.
Bench Brewing Company - Bench Brewery in Beamsville offers an outdoor patio with fireplaces and heaters. Make sure to dress warm as this is a popular spot. With amazing small bites and delicious beers you will be sure to warm up quickly.
3991 King St, Beamsville, ON L0R 1B1
Cold break - Head over to ColdBreak Brewery and order their marshmallow brewery Fondewery! Marshmallows as toasty as you want them with a side of chocolate fondue is the best way to warm up while enjoying a cold one.
93 St Paul St W, St. Catharines, ON L2S 2C9
It is important to support local during these overwhelming times. The service industry has taken a big hit this year and is relying on their communities to help them stay afloat. Remember to be kind to staff and patient while restaurants, bars and everyone involved try to cope with these ever changing restrictions.
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AUTHOR: Abbey Hills