Hungry night owls rejoice! Hamilton’s late night food scene is expanding with many local kitchens now serving delicious fare late into the night. Here’s just a sample of some tasty spots to satisfy your late night cravings.

The Mule (open until 2 a.m.)

Balancing vibrant Mexicana and sexy urban decor, is King William Street’s The Mule. The culinary joy here is shared equally between their exquisite chef-inspired Mexican fare. Each taco at The Mule has its own distinct flavour experience. The fish taco – whitefish, lime crema, sweet onion pickle sales, chipotle mayo and radish – is a bounty of flavours that could easily serve as their “edible business card”. Venturing away from traditional Mexican territory is also recommended and the Baja Style Chicken Wings with lime crema and Mexican hot sauce will make you glad you did!

The Ship (open until 2 a.m.)

The Ship C

Beloved late night Augusta Street pub The Ship is the perfect place for those looking for the simple promise of great food, and authentic service. The dynamic and diverse patrons range from sharp-dressed business crowds to students, hipsters and all points in between which tells you much of what you need to know about this irresistibly genuine and charming pub.  The menu changes seasonally. Highlights include the Fried Peach Brie, the indescribably delicious gourmet burgers like The Southern Picnic or their sinfully tasty Chicken Fried Steak.

Two Black Sheep (open until 2 a.m.)

Two Black Sheep

Hamilton hotspot Two Black Sheep on John Street has (rightfully) earned a reputation as one of the city’s most sought after late-night kitchens.  It’s the kind of place where guests find themselves effortlessly staying until closing time without regret. Couple that with a dizzying selection of succulent charcuterie, artisan cheeses and plump, fresh oysters and an eclectic selection of vinyl – and their decision to stay open until 2 a.m. seven nights a week seems not only prudent but entirely necessary.

Coach & Lantern Pub (open until 1 a.m.)


The warm and comfortable Coach & Lantern Pub is a late night oasis in Ancaster.  Serving both skillfully prepared traditional English fare and chef-inspired seasonal dishes is only the beginning of your experience at “The Coach”.  Live entertainment is a mainstay with stellar local and international artists taking the stage almost every night of the week including Wednesday night’s popular “Sing Along with Judy Marsales” .

The Brux House (open until midnight)

What beloved Dundas restaurant “Quatrefoil” is to fine dining, its Locke Street sibling, Brux House. At The Brux House, all dishes are artfully designed.


This article is courtesy of Dave Hanley from Pop Up Hamilton.

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