Cheers! Where to Enjoy Cocktail Hour in Niagara County

Trendy brewpubs, lounges with a local flare, drinks on the scenic shores of Lake Ontario and happy hour within walking distance of the Falls — Niagara Falls USA features a number of options on where to meet up for drinks.

Whether you’re seeking a location for a stunning sundowner or spot for a lively happy hour, the region offers an extensive bar menu. From refreshing craft beers to signature cocktails, here’s our breakdown of where to find the perfect drink near Niagara Falls USA.

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New York Beer Project

Don’t let the name fool you — the New York Beer Project is no experiment. Not only does this trendy Lockport hotspot offer stellar local beers, it also features a fantastic wine and bourbon menu. If you’re looking for something with a little more punch, the NYBP craft cocktail menu includes delicious margarita and martini flights.

Dwyer’s Irish Pub

If you’re a whiskey lover, you’ll be hard-pressed to beat the selection at Dwyer’s Irish Pub in North Tonawanda. Check out their daily specials for great deals on beers and bites.

Woodcock Brothers Brewing Company

A tale blending history and hops, Woodcock Brothers Brewing Company in Wilson is the first brewery in Niagara County to brew and serve its own beers. You’ll find a beer for every palate here: from a citrusy Grapefruit Pale Ale to a smooth and malty Goat Island Maibock.

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Lock 34 Bar & Grill

From Lock 34 Bar & Grill’s Sunday bloody mary and mimosa specials to Monday’s domestic beer deals, there’s technically a good reason to visit this friendly Lockport bar every day of the week.

LoxStock & Barrel Saloon

Priding themselves on cold craft beers and cocktails shaken or stirred, this locally favored American saloon offers real home-from-home hospitality in Niagara Falls. For more bang for your buck, the LoxStock & Barrel Saloon happy hour starts 3 p.m. Monday through Friday.

Hard Rock Café Niagara Falls USA

Arguably the closest cocktail to Niagara Falls USA can be found at the legendary Hard Rock Café. The cocktails are pretty legendary, too. Massive mason jars of Long Island Iced Teas and fruity Bahama Mamas offer a kick of epic proportions.

Judi’s Lounge

A local favorite for happy hour in Niagara Falls proper, Judi’s Lounge offers friendly service and cool beers with a bunch of mixed drink classics. If you work up an appetite, be sure to indulge in their famous wings.

Sunset Bar & Grill

Now this is what you call a sundowner. Sunset Bar & Grill, located on the scenic shores of Lake Ontario, not only offers winning beer, cocktails, and food, but the sunsets here are what really sets this Wilson bar apart. Music lovers can rock out to their live gigs, too.

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The Griffon Gastropub

With a location in Niagara Falls proper, you’re never too far from a welcoming brew at The Griffon Gastropub when visiting the Falls. This happening gastropub has 50 brews on tap, so pick a comfortable bar stool.

Hyatt Place

With a cocktail in your hand and Niagara Falls USA in your backyard, the downtown Hyatt Place makes for a seriously handy happy hour. Their signature Coffee to Cocktail bar (open morning to midnight) serves beers, wine, and expertly mixed cocktails, while you relax in typically plush Hyatt surroundings or rooftop patio.

Rainforest Café

It may be best known as a wild place to shop and eat, but a drinking at the Rainforest Café (beneath the Sheraton Niagara Falls hotel) is also a great go-to for tropical cocktail concoctions. They also feature fun patio concerts all summer long.

Lewiston Stone House

If you’d like to pair your merlot with a little history, head to this magically traditional bar in charming Lewiston. A Lewiston Stone House highlight is the covered outdoor patio — the ideal spot to sip your favorite vintage, come spring, summer or fall.

Canal Club 62

This trending tap and eatery in North Tonawanda offers great live music, myriad drink specials, and fun dining promos. For new visitors to Canal Club 62, here’s a teaser: Taco and Tequila Tuesdays and Wine Wednesdays. Cheers to that.

Happy Hour in Niagara County

As you can see, happy hour does not fall short with these options. Pick a favorite every day of the week and keep the drinks pouring when you're out at these Niagara Falls bars!

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