Southwestern Ontario drinking and nightlife

Brewery in Guelph

Guelph Beer Bus

Guelph's five local breweries – Brothers, Fixed Gear, Royal City, Sleeman and Wellington – teamed up to provide free bus transportation to their tasting rooms one Saturday per month (summer only). The bus runs conti…
Pub in Leamington & Pelee Island

Stonehouse 1891

Originally a family home, then a liquor store frequented by Al Capone's Purple Gang during Prohibition, today the Stonehouse is an upmarket bar serving craft beers and farm-to-table pub grub. Just steps from the fer…
Pub in Windsor

The Manchester

Friendly staff, a solid lineup of draft beer and hearty British pub fare make this downtown bar a sensible choice for a coupla' pints. Live music and trivia nights are regulars. Plus, there's always a Friday night f…
Pub in Guelph


In an old red brick house, The Wooly has a good lineup of local craft brews and ranks highly for upmarket pub grub like its pork-belly reuben sandwich ($16) and Lake Erie fish and chips ($20). Saturday nights bring …
Brewery in Southampton & Around

Outlaw Brew Co.

Stop into this local brewpub for a cold craft beer, made with Canadian barley and premium hops, and taste treats like wild blueberries. The brewery itself is in what was once the historic Southampton Hotel, a wild w…
Pub in Elora & Fergus

Shepherd's Pub

Cold pints of Guinness and Ontario craft beers by the river. Triva Nights and Open Jams plus all-day breakfast fry-ups, beer-battered fish and chips, and hearty beef pies will revive you if you spent too long here t…
Pub in London

Barneys/The Ceeps

Don't ask about the name – we don't get it either. Hands down London's largest and most hopping patio. Come for the bands and DJs, pool tables, shuffleboard, and local beers on tap. The original Richmond Row institu…
Bar in Guelph


The pizza at this music supper club is hot and fresh like the smooth, smooth jazz: there's live music most nights. Near the university, it's a mellow place to unwind. Check the website for details. No cover.
Pub in Elora & Fergus

Goofie Newfie

Cold beer, river views and live entertainment make the Goofie Newfie the jolly place it is. Come early to snag a seat on the riverfront patio.