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’, and joined older neighbourhoods like Concession Street. The resulting blend of old and new has been
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.
Enjoy communal dining at this Concession Street eatery with everything from tacos to burgers to wine.
Thin, thick, or stuffed, this pizza is a fan favourite among locals and visitors alike.
Known for its authentic and homemade dishes, this is where locals in the know come for some of the best jerk chicken in the city.
This cool BBQ joint serves up all things fried, smoked, pulled, and slow-cooked.
Cooking up some award-winning pizzas, this hugely popular pizza counter covers the classics like pepperoni while also offering creative pies.
Specializing in vegan fried "chickun", the all-vegan eatery also serves up delicious burgers, chickun tenders, biscuits, and poutine.
This relaxed Italian resto serves all the classic dishes with a menu shaped by seasonal ingredients.
Sushi is the stand-out, thanks to an extensive menu featuring an enticing assortment of rolls, sashimi, and blowtorch-pressed sushi.
A visit in 2016 from comedian Jerry Seinfeld drew curious diners who were won over by its tasty Pho, fresh spring rolls and stir-fried noodle dishes.
Grab a classic cheeseburger or one of their famous Philly Cheesesteak Sandwiches and with gluten-free options, there's something for everyone.
Famous for its delicious sauces and made-from-scratch pasta, you might find it difficult to choose just one dish.
COFFEESHOPS & TREATS
Feed your sweet tooth at this adorable bakery featuring everything from classic butter tarts to beautiful holiday-themed treats.
The ever-changing menu of beautiful doughnuts and inventive flavours will keep you coming back for more just to see what they’ll do next.
Serving up Italian pastries, tortes, and cakes for over 40 years, their Sicilian cannolis are worth the drive alone.
Serving up healthy plant-based smoothies, bowls, and waffles, this is the perfect spot to refuel before heading out to explore the city.
Juices and smoothies tap into the goodness of fresh, healthy ingredients to help put the pep back in your step.
Bring your friends to enjoy a night of board games, drinks, and laughs at this board game lounge on Concession Street.
Enjoy handcrafted cocktails and shared plates with friends at this cool late-night cocktail bar.
SEE & DO
With close to 50 aircraft on display, Canada's largest flying museum is a must-see for aviation lovers
Satisfy your inner thrill seeker at this expansive amusement centre currently open for go-karting on a mile-long track (weather permitting) and paintball.
This beautifully restored theatre is nearly a century old and home to an always changing line up of cinema, live performances and events. Check their calendar on your next visit.
Catch a panoramic view of the city and harbour, stroll through the gardens, or set up a picnic in some of the best green spaces on the mountain.
Five sets of stairs connect Hamilton Mountain and the lower city below, offering a different way to navigate the city with breathtaking views at the top.
The sprawling and vibrant mural on Concession Street features seven animals that reflect the oral history and traditions passed down by Indigenous elders from the artist Kyle Joedicke’s Haudenosaunee culture.
Hamilton-based artist Tim Nijenhuis took explosions of yellow, blue, and green to wrap this entire building at the corner of Concession and Summit, bringing brightness to the entire neighbourhood.
For visitors looking for a local shopping mall, Lime Ridge is your go-to on the Mountain with easy access to the LINC highway and public transportation.
Visit the sweetest shop on Concession Street, carrying everything from artisan chocolate to treats imported from Britain, to nostalgic favourites like wax lips and Pez.
Comic fans will make the drive to this well-loved store because of the comprehensive knowledge of the staff across many genres.