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What to do in Kitchener/Waterloo - Local Bars


Looking for somewhere great to grab a craft beer, a unique cocktail, hear some live music, have a great late night bite to eat or play some games,  here is a short list of some of the incredible bars in Kitchener Waterloo and what makes them great!


The Bent Elbow:

Located at:  2880 King Street E, Kitchener (Near Fairway and King at the Expressway Exit)

If you love craft beer, this little local bar is what you’ve been looking for: The Bent elbow offers 40 Taps of Ontario and World Class Craft Beer. Plus over 50 Bottles of One offs, Hard to Find Selections and Trappist Ales.  They even make beer signature desserts!


Rhapsody Barrel Bar:

Located at:  179 King Street W, Kitchener, downtown Kitchener 
This venue offers something unique nightly!  They are a great little space to listen to some music or watch an up and coming comedian. Whisky or wine pairings with their unique menu full of small tapas, tacos or sliders.  This is a great place to meet friends and enjoy some music on a nightly basis.  Check their calendars often for what is happening, it’s always different!


Death Valley’s Little Brother (DVLB):

Located at:  84 King Street N, Uptown Waterloo

This little shop is full of all those things you know you shouldn’t have in excess, coffee bar during the day, buttery bread and an extensive Whisky bar in the evening.  This is a great spot to end your night with a stiff nightcap and swap some stories!


Graffiti Market: 

Located at:  137 Glasgow Street, located in the Catalyst Buidling

This is the space Kitchener Waterloo has been waiting for and it offers all that we’ve been craving!  You start your experience at an interactive table where you can place your order right from the table, play games or even watch the kitchen in live time making your delicious meal!  Looking to enjoy a beer, they brew fouor in house and you can even take some home with you.  Looking for a lighter morning, they also brew their own coffee and bake pastries and breads onsite.  This location is worth a stop for a coffee, a drink, a fantastic meal or even just to see the art and the new electronic ordering tables!


Pin up Arcade Bar

Located at:  247 King Street N (King & University)

If you’re looking for a bit of nostalgia, stop into Pin Up Arcade bar for some adult beverages and some good old fashioned fun like we had at the old school arcade when we were kids!  This is a great hangout spot to bring old friends and new and if you go during the day, you can even bring your kids and introduce them to the games you played as a kid!


White Rabbit

Located at:  47 King Street North (Uptown Waterloo)

Carefully crafted cocktails and food is what you’ll find at White Rabbit, they have an impressive bar selection and wonderful food options and specials.  Offering up specials such as all you can eat mussels, $10 lunch and Flights and bites with five different beers and five bites for just $20.  Open until 2am, this is a wonderful stop for those who enjoy a well-planned cocktail and a tasty bite!


Arabella Park Beer Bar

Located at:  740 Belmont Avenue W (Belmont Village)

I would say Arabella park in one of the reasons that Belmont village is having a resurgence of great spots to spend time and enjoy some beverages.  With 18 rotating beer taps featuring some of the Regions best local beer and ciders as well as other great microbrews, this bar is a fantastic place to enjoy and old favourite or discover a new brew.  While you’re there, make sure to get some fries, they are fantastic too!

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