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Hamilton Drinking Guide

Where to get drunk in Hamilton

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This post will be updated with the best places to¬†drink in Hamilton. First let’s look at the best places to drink/party by day. There’s a few main places to try if this list becomes out of date. Hess Village, ¬†Augusta, Locke Street, Westdale and James Street. There’s a few outliers like Corktown downtown and Baranga’s on the Beach out in Stoney Creek but nothing much on the Mountain other then a few dive bars a cookie cutter franchise restaurants. If you do live on the Mountain, specifically the west mountain. I would suggest trying The Brassie Pub. Expect it to get pretty lively but it’s an environment for sitting in a chair and drinking aka chill nights.

Best Places To Drink By Day in Hamilton, ON

Full posts for each day coming soon.

Monday:

ORA has a dance party situation in Hess Village.

Augusta Pubs

Ceili House is a good spot to warm up by listening to a comedy show.

Tuesday:

Gallagher’s Bar and Lounge

Wednesday:

Absinthe: Motown Wednesday has been a staple in the Hamilton party scene for years.

Thursday:

Haven’t been out on a thursday in a while. Leave a comment if you know a good spot.

Friday:

Hess Village will be a party.

Augusta always get packed. Theirs a spot down there if you walk through to the back there’s a sweet beer garden they I like to start out at.

 

Saturday:

Hess Village will be likely a bigger party.

Dirty Dogs for single pickup scene.

Sunday:

Baranga’s on The Beach (Day Drinking)

Please comment with your suggestions.

 

New Heat Record of 32.1 C (humidex 42) Set in Hamilton Wednesday

The Medical Officer of Health has issued a heat warning that continues to the city of Hamilton, Ontario.

According to Environment Canada, the temperature rose to 32.1 C. This has set a new high-temperature record. The highest reported temperature last year was 31.6 C.

It’s been predicted that temperatures as high as 42 C can be expected, which may feel warmer due to high humidity. Normally highs at this time of year are in the low 20s.

“This kind of weather so early in September is not unheard of,” says Geoff Coulson – Preparedness Meteorologist for Environment Canada. However, a string of three high days in a row is atypical.

He also stated that we should expect September to continue to be warmer than normal. With temperatures coming back down to more seasonal ranged near the end of the month.

In response to this atypical heat wave, students are wearing t-shirts and shorts to school instead of sweaters and jeans when the school bell rang this week.

Information about high temperatures was posted on The Hamilton-Wentworth School District’s (HWDSB) website as a public service to families.

The HWDSB district spokesperson, Robert Faulkner, informed schools to do their best to keep faculty and students safe during the school day. Some recommendations included limiting outdoor physical activities, ensuring access to water, keeping blinds and drapes closed, and moving classes to cooler areas of school buildings. Close monitoring of students throughout the day for signs of heat distress was also suggested.

Coulson advised that the rest of the warming trend should continue through the rest of the week with temperatures falling to Fall values by this Sunday. There is also a strong possibility for strong rains during the week which includes a chance of storms this Wednesday, Thursday, and Saturday.

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