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Bars and nightlife in Waterloo Regional Municipality

Top bars

Bar
“Amazing selection of Beer & Ciders! Huge tap list, and a wide variety of craft beers from across the world. Won-Ton Nachos are also amazing!”
  • 17 locals recommend
Coffee Shop
“Moody combo espresso/whiskey bar. A local favourite, and one of my favourite spots for coffee and conversation.”
  • 23 locals recommend
Music Venue
“My favourite patio in KW, stop in for a pint along the river and take in the sounds of our local bands playing inside.”
  • 20 locals recommend
Off-Licence
“Abe Erb is an uber local themed excellent microbrew pub. The beer and burgers are definitely worth the vist, and the staff and owners and staff support the community hugely! Stop in and say Hi”
  • 14 locals recommend
Bar
“Amazing chicken and waffles. Southern food, good drinks and fun wait staff.”
  • 13 locals recommend
Pub
“Delicious pub food with an awesome craft draft beer selection, and excellent service.”
  • 12 locals recommend
Bar
“Wonderful local pub with English Ales and delicious food. Live music often.”
  • 13 locals recommend
Brewery
“Walking distance. Descendants Beer & Beverage Co. is an award winning Ontario Craft Brewery at 319 Victoria St. N. in Kitchener. The European-style bierhalle has a full bar, eatery and a retail shop with cans, bottles, growler fills and merchandise.”
  • 11 locals recommend

Nightclubs

Night Club
“Great interesting items and value on their menu - Tex Mex and Bar Fare. Lots of people come to hang out at the bar as well. ”
  • 7 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Excellent for breakfast and lunch, has outdoor patio, uptown waterloo location, good value”
  • 5 locals recommend
Night Club
“If you are looking for the local nightlife, it's in waterloo at places like this one!”
  • 6 locals recommend
Nightclub
“Cheap. Dirty. Grimy. No dress code whatsoever, great music (we went on Sunday retro days), and very cool Crowd. The bartender is nice, and so were the security guards. Oh and 2.25 dollar drinks! What more can you ask for? Just go with a fun group for the purpose of getting wasted and have a great time!!”
  • 4 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Amazing cocktails in a quaint setting in the heart of downtown. Great place to have a drink on the patio.”
  • 5 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Local food sources from Ontario. Great menu with cool food ideas. A little pricey but good.”
  • 5 locals recommend
Nightclub
“$3 Thursdays & no cover. Fridays enjoy a wide variety of music with DJ Kris & Courtney from our local radio station KIX 106.7 FM. Wax & Bobby O'Brien's go LIVE every Friday night with 91.5 The BEAT with Mr D & DJ Matt Hodge.”
  • 3 locals recommend
Night Club
“August 15-17, 2019 - a huge (by village standards) outdoor music festival. About 15 min walking distance from Redbrick Retreat, Riverfest has headlined performers such as Serena Ryder, Blue Rodeo and the Flaming Lips. ”
  • 4 locals recommend

Music venues

Concert Hall
“Many shows and concerts come to Center in the Square. Check their website for what might be playing while you are in the area! A small venue with lots of great shows coming through. Parking is reasonable, and lots of great food spots to go to before or after.”
  • 26 locals recommend
Music Venue
“My favourite patio in KW, stop in for a pint along the river and take in the sounds of our local bands playing inside.”
  • 20 locals recommend
Jazz Club
“Friday and Saturday nights at the Whether Hotel. an excellent cross section of musicians, $10 cover charge most nights, more if their is a major talent performing ”
  • 6 locals recommend
Music Venue
“Rhapsody has live music, most nights, a Saturday matinee show as well. I love the great friendly staff and overall vibe. Speciality coffee, wine, and whiskey, full lunch and dinner menu. A great place for business meetings, catching up with friends or a place to stop in for a bite to eat in a culturally rich environment.”
  • 7 locals recommend
Café
“Again, a great coffee shop with good treats and great atmosphere. A chill place to read the newspaper or work on your laptop.”
  • 6 locals recommend
Concert Hall
  • 1 local recommends
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