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.



Townhall Social Eatery

Enjoy communal dining at this Concession Street eatery with everything from tacos to burgers to wine.

Chicago Style Pizza

Thin, thick, or stuffed, this pizza is a fan favourite among locals and visitors alike.

Caribbean and Canadian Restaurant

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.

The Dirty South

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.

Bring Me Some Vegan

Specializing in vegan fried "chickun", the all-vegan eatery also serves up delicious burgers, chickun tenders, biscuits, and poutine.

Sasso Pizza Market & Bar

This relaxed Italian resto serves all the classic dishes with a menu shaped by seasonal ingredients.

Fishing Sushi

Sushi is the stand-out, thanks to an extensive menu featuring an enticing assortment of rolls, sashimi, and blowtorch-pressed sushi.

Little Saigon

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.

Mountain Burger

Grab a classic cheeseburger or one of their famous Philly Cheesesteak Sandwiches and with gluten-free options, there's something for everyone.


La Spaghett

Famous for its delicious sauces and made-from-scratch pasta, you might find it difficult to choose just one dish.



Feed your sweet tooth at this adorable bakery featuring everything from classic butter tarts to beautiful holiday-themed treats.

Lady Glaze Doughnuts

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.

La Bakeri

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.

Juice Kitchen

Juices and smoothies tap into the goodness of fresh, healthy ingredients to help put the pep back in your step.


Never Board Games Lounge

Bring your friends to enjoy a night of board games, drinks, and laughs at this board game lounge on Concession Street.

Station on Concession

Enjoy handcrafted cocktails and shared plates with friends at this cool late-night cocktail bar.



Canadian Warplane Heritage Museum

With close to 50 aircraft on display, Canada's largest flying museum is a must-see for aviation lovers

Cameron Speedway and Amusement

Satisfy your inner thrill seeker at this expansive amusement centre currently open for go-karting on a mile-long track (weather permitting) and paintball.

The Zoetic Company

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.


Sam Lawrence Park

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.

Escarpment Stairs

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.


Seven Sacred Grandfather Teachings

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.

Ray of Sunshine

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.

Enjoy the unexpected views as you drive up to the mountain and take in the stunning murals along the Keddy Trail Underpass. The newest colourful masterpieces by artists Scott McDonald and MYL.

Explore more murals on Concession Street and check out our Guide to Hamilton Street Art for where to find art pieces throughout the city.


Lime Ridge Mall

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.

Candi Werx

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.

Big B Comics

Comic fans will make the drive to this well-loved store because of the comprehensive knowledge of the staff across many genres.