CBAC: A Brewer's Guide to Hamilton

So, you're flocking to Hamilton next week for CBAC and you're probably wondering — what does Hamilton have to offer for the food and drink scene? Well, we've teamed up with our pals at Willibald Brewery, Distillery & Restaurant and have created the ultimate list of what the Hammer has to offer. 

Seeing as Hamilton is in our backyards, between Escarpment Labs and Willibald, we have our fingers on the pulse of the city and there is something for absolutely everyone.

Find greasy spoons, coffee, late night eats & more — plus the BEST pizza Hamilton has to offer. 

You'll see that we haven't included breweries on our list, but don't forget to check out the great community of beer as well with Grain & Grit Beer Co, Merit Brewing, Fairweather Brewing Co, Clifford Brewing, Shawn & Ed Brewing, Barrel Heart Brewing, Collective Arts Brewing, & more.

Scroll down to the bottom for the full interactive map, making it easy to find great spots on the go!


Introducing, TERPS: A West Coast IPA named after (and using) our newest exclusive strain.

Sitting at 6.5%, this brew is delicious and danky, brewed with hops high in myrcene (Citra, Simcoe & Mosaic) to bring out those mango terpene flavours.

Willibald says, "This beer packs a dank flurry of grapefruit, lime and mango on the nose with flavours of grapefruit juice, citrus pith, and an off-dry finish. If you’re a terp-head (probably not a thing) this one’s for you."

TBH, we couldn't agree more. You'll be able to find this tasty brew at The Brain Bar (199 James St N, Hamilton, ON — full details in map below) as of Thursday, May 23rd. We're not telling you that you should go... but you totally should go.


Click or tap the square with the arrow in the left hand corner to view categories and full listings (including address, website & hours!).

To check out some of Willibald's favourite spots (with their beer available!), you can check out the following: 

Watering Hole:
— Wildcat 353 Barton St E, Hamilton, ON L8L 2X8
— Farside 288 James St N, Hamilton, ON L8R 2L3
— Lionshead Pub 137 John St S, Hamilton ON L8N 2C3
Light Night Eats (plus Arcade Bar!):
— Moodys 107 George St, Hamilton, ON L8P 1E3
— The Ship 23 Augusta St, Hamilton, ON L8N 1P6
— Cowabunga 30 Vine St, Hamilton, ON L8R 2K8
Casual Fine Dining:
— Le Tambour 345 James St N, Hamilton, ON L8L 1H3
For EVEN more options, check out the map above!

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