The best bars in Hamilton’s hottest neighbourhoods.
Contributed by: Zoocasa
The Hamilton housing market is booming — and it’s no surprise when we consider that the city is just one hour door-to-door from Toronto, has desirable Victorian-era building stock and a solid job market.
Zoocasa examined the latest Hamilton real estate data and found that detached houses in all but one neighbourhood, measured by postal code, had massively appreciated in the last few years, from 2014 to 2018.
In 2014, there were five postal codes in which detached houses for sale in Hamilton sale had actually been declining in price — areas roughly according to Ancaster just west of the 403, the industrial sectors, Normanhurst and Centremount/Balfour.
By 2017, just a single neighbourhood had a negative annual appreciation — a tiny section in the north-west end off of York street.
All the previously mentioned areas in decline are now seeing annual appreciation sometimes exceeding 10 per cent. What a transformation!
Home buyers aren’t just drawn to Hamilton for their relatively inexpensive home prices – many local neighbourhoods offer vibrant retail, restaurant, and nightlife options.
To help new owners get to know their new neighbourhoods, Zoocasa has compiled a list of the five best bars in areas that have seen over 10 per cent annual price appreciation, so that current house owners can celebrate their good fortunes (and everyone else can drown their sorrows if detached houses now seem forever out of reach)
1 | Mezcal Tacos & Tequila Bar; Durand North
Highlights include a tequila list several pages long, pitchers of margerita’s and wild boar on the menu. Taco Tuesdays, anyone? You can count us in!
2 | Rebel’s Rock Irish Pub, Landsale
The place to spend next year’s St.Patrick’s day and enjoy Irish dancers, live music, and Guinness braised meats.
3 | Ye Olde Squire, Westdale South
What’s the difference between a British and an Irish pub? We’re not exactly sure but we sure know better than to ask the question aloud! Enjoy traditional British food, $9 beer pitcher specials, live music at this mainstay local pub chain.
4 | Sand Bar at Barangas; Hamilton Beach
Treat yourself to bottle service and you can almost pretend you’re watching the sunset in Santorini, instead of on North 43 at an outdoor beachfront bar.
5 | Coach & Lantern; Ancaster
Embrace the quaint charm of this cozy pub and relax by the working fireplace with a pint.
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