When planning a night out, whether for date-night or some friendly fun, there is plenty to do without hopping on a train and heading to downtown Toronto. With a variety of karaoke bars, restaurants with delicious food and drink and more, Oakville and Burlington have a bustling nightlife waiting to be discovered. Here are just a few ideas:
Friends Night Out
Joe Dog’s Gasbar Grill
Both sports bar and lounge, Joe Dog’s is Burlington’s party hot-spot. With a new Underdog Rec Room (ages 21+) featuring arcade games, DJ, and cheap-drinks, it’s no wonder this is a popular destination for friends to drink, eat, and boogie. Their wacky weekday menu features drink specials, such as $4.43 domestic bottles and $12.99 wraps. Not to mention their tasty Taco Tuesday. If you’re looking to let loose, eat great grub, and dance your heart out to everything from old-school hip hop and classic tunes – Joe Dog’s is your spot.
531 Brant Street, Burlington
Beertown Public House
With a new location in Oakville and an already popular location in Burlington, Beertown Public House serves up locally brewed ales, many of which are brewed in Waterloo, Cambridge, and London, as well as brews from Burlington’s own Nickel Brook Brewing. Despite its beer-themed name, Beertown offers signature cocktails and wine in addition to their lengthy beer, lager and cider menu.
271 Cornwall Road, Oakville
2050 Appleby Line, Burlington
Chop and Wop Ristorante
New to Burlington with its fusion of Italian and Portuguese culture is Chop and Wop Ristorante. A unique fine dining restaurant, Chop and Wop’s focus is on providing a quality dining experience with a comfortable and relaxed atmosphere. Browse through the menu of delicious Italian and Portuguese cuisines, wine, cocktails, desserts, and after-dinner drinks for an unforgettable night out.
4045 Harvester Road, Burlington
In the up-and-coming food district of Oakville, the Moonshine Café on Kerr Street delivers great food to enjoy while singing along to the nightly live entertainment. With Monday night jam sessions, kids open mic nights, improv comedy theatre, open stage and more, there’s always a good time to be had.
137 Kerr Street, Oakville
West End Social
At Oakville’s West End Social, there’s no shortage of fun. In addition to their delicious food and drink menu, West End Social also hosts a variety of events throughout the week including Rhythm and Relaxation Wednesday, Throwback Thursdays Karaoke, Live Band Sundays, and more. Sit back and enjoy a drink from the craft brew and cider menu, wine list and the always evolving cocktail menu while enjoying some evening entertainment.
2432 Lakeshore Road West, Bronte Village
In the heart of downtown Burlington, enjoy seasonal menus, weekly specials and live entertainment at Honey West. Enjoy half-priced select bottles of wine on Tuesdays, half-priced appetizers on Wednesdays, $15 pizzas on Thursdays, $5 Honey West cocktails on Sundays, and live entertainment on Thursdays, Fridays, Saturday nights, and during the day on Sundays. Sample the delicious food and enjoy some live music just one block from Burlington’s waterfront.
399 Elizabeth Street, Burlington
Now under new ownership, The Dickens has a revamped menu and endless social fun. FYI, if you haven’t tried their “Best of Times, Worst of Times Poutine,” you’re seriously missing out. Test your talents with their Tuesday Open Mic Night, or belt out your best rendition of Your Heart Will Go On with some Karaoke. Friday, Saturday, and Sunday feature live bands, drink specials – Jager Sundays whhhhaaat.
423 Elizabeth Street, Burlington
If you walk into the Carrigan Arms any day throughout the week, the pub will be filled with live music, dancing, karaoke, trivia nights, and more. The Burlington bar boasts local talent with their live music and encourages nothing but fun for everyone with its neverending entertainment. Wind down after a busy Monday with trivia night or start the weekend relaxing to music from the Acoustic Duo every Friday.
2025 Upper Middle Road, Burlington
by Allie Murray