St. Catharines is a city in the Niagara Region. It has the Welland Canal, a dry-dock for ships, and automotive plants. Two World Rowing Championships have been held here, first in 1970, and the most recent being in 1999.
One of the world's best rowing courses, and is home to the annual Royal Canadian Henley Regatta, named after the original regatta in Henley-on-Thames.
Port Dalhousie (pronounced Da-lou-zee) is, as the name suggests, located at the mouth of Twelve Mile Creek on Lake Ontario. It is the home of Lakeside Park, made famous by the Rush song of the same name. It is a small area, basically one square block, but it hosts more than 10 bars, almost all of which have patio areas. One popular attraction is the old-fashioned carousel, which costs only 5 cents a ride.
In the Corner Billiards & Lounge, 448 Welland Ave. A pool hall with 12 billiards tables, 2 snooker, food, beer and fun. All ages welcome.
Pen Centre, Hwy. 406 & Glendale Ave., ☎ 905-687-6622/1-800-582-8202. M–F 10AM–9PM, Sa 9 AM–6PM, Su 11AM–6PM. A shopping mall. You can get anything.
Papa Vince Pizza Thorold (905) 227-9394. Papa Vince has great pizza and wings, but where it really stands out is with their steak sub. Everyone should try a fatty!
Da Pizza Joint Port Dalhousie. Da Pizza Joint is one of the number one pizza places in St. Catharines, with multiple styles and the famous Bianco. After a remodeling of the upstairs in 2005, Da Pizza Joint is now the perfect place to eat and drink while spending a night in Port Dalhousie.
Heavy Duty Pizza Downtown
Pizza Pizza Downtown
Pita Pit Downtown. very cheap, good.
Jak's Subs Downtown
Fresco's West End
Buona Pizza North End (905) 935-5353 Incredible, enormous, saucy chicken wings. Must be seen to be believed, and must be tasted no matter what. The pizza is tasty too.
Amakara Japan, 19 Geneva St., ☎ (905) 684-0612. This is a Japanese reataurant. The owner is Japanese, so you can enjoy real Japanese food: sushi, teriyaki beef/chicken, tempura and so on.
EAST Downtown. One of Japanese restaurants. It's the latest.
Duru Korean restaurant
Sahla Thai, 270 St. Paul St. (downtown), ☎ (905) 984-4482. M-F 11AM–10PM, Sa 5PM–10PM, Su 5PM–9PM. Thai restaurant.
There are two primary bar areas in the city: Port Dalhousie and downtown. Generally, Port Dalhousie is the active bar scene during the warm summer months, and downtown is the prime location for nightlife in the winter.
The downtown area also has its fill of bars, likely more than twenty. Everything from small pubs to large dance clubs fill the area, although almost every bar has a laid back feel (with matching laid-back clothing requirements.) There has been a bit of an upscale trend lately, with the addition of a few martini bars. It's a bigger area to cover than up in Port, but even still it's quite easy to walk from a bar at one end of downtown to another at the opposite end.