Welcome to "Hamilton Mountain".

The city is cut into two sections by the Niagara Escarpment - Upper and Lower Hamilton. As the city grew, development spread to the southern, upper part, aka ‘the Mountain’.

Head to Concession Street for hip restaurants, a sweet treat, vibrant street art and a stunning panoramic view of the city. Nearby, Upper James is home to hotels and plenty of convenient shopping and food stops.



Townhall Social Eatery is a cooler version of a food court where you can enjoy everything from tacos to burgers to wine.

Chicago Style Pizza is a fan favourite with its thin, thick, and stuffed pizza.

Caribbean and Canadian Restaurant is where locals in the know come for some of the best jerk chicken in the city.

The Dirty South is a cool BBQ joint serving up all things fried, smoked, pulled, and slow-cooked.

Cowabunga is a small but mighty pizza counter dishing out award-winning pies with everything from classic to creative pies.

Sasso Pizza Market & Bar is a relaxed Italian resto featuring classic dishes shaped by seasonal ingredients.


La Spaghett is famous for its delicious sauces and made-from-scratch pasta.


Sweet Paradise Bakery is a Hamilton icon serving cakes, cannolis, and donuts all made fresh in house.

La Bakeri is a favourite among locals for their Italian pastries, cakes, and Sicilian cannolis.

Heal serves up healthy plant-based smoothies, bowls, and waffles.

Juice Kitchen is where juices and smoothies tap into the goodness of fresh, healthy ingredients.

Incline Coffee serves up perfectly roasted Relay Coffee paired with delicious baked goods.


Never Board Games Lounge is where you can enjoy a night of board games, drinks, and laughs.

Station on Concession is the perfect pairing of handcrafted cocktails and shared plates.



Canadian Warplane Heritage Museum is a must-see for aviation lovers with close to 50 aircraft on display, including the Avro Lancaster.

Cameron Speedway and Amusement will satisfy your inner thrill seeker with go-karting on a mile-long track (weather permitting) and paintball.

The Zoetic Company is a beautifully restored theatre nearly a century old featuring cinema, live performances and events.


Sam Lawrence Park has panoramic views o the city and harbour, beautiful gardens, and some of the best green spaces on the mountain.

Escarpment Stairs offer a different way to navigate the city with breathtaking views at the top.


Home to some of the most expansive murals in the city, it’s hard to miss these bright and inspiring pieces. Here are a few highlights of the street art you can find on the mountain.

Visit the Mountain Section of our Street Art Guide for full details on the murals, artists, and locations to explore.


Lime Ridge Mall is your go-to on the Mountain with easy access to the LINC highway and public transportation.

Big B Comics is a comic fan’s dream with knowledgeable staff and a great selection of comics across genres.

For more places to eat and shop on the Hamilton Mountain, visit the Concession Street BIA