Wednesday5:00 pm – 3:00 am.
Thursday5:00 pm – 3:00 am.
Friday5:00 pm – 3:00 am.
Saturday5:00 pm – 3:00 am.
236 Victoria Street
Everyone needs that bar where you can go and feel like yourself; non-pretentious, a few dark corners to hide in, perhaps a few big tables to dance on... With all that and more, Wonder Horse has established itself as the heart of Hamilton’s night scene, with amazing service, a whole lot of soul, and a menu of magnificent cocktails.
The bar is set down an alley off Victoria Street, so you may need to look twice before you see it. From 5pm onwards, these mixing geniuses are at work pulling beers and pouring vinos for the thirsty people of Hamilton. They have a small menu of delicious bar food on offer with delicacies such as blue cheese wontons, sliders, edamame beans all for around $5.
Wonder Horse began in 2012, and has since become a Hamilton fixture, the place for good chats, group hangs or after dinner drinks, open to the public from Wednesday till Saturday every week. The first Wednesday of every month is Beer Club, where people gather to taste seven different craft brews (and a snack) all for the price of $15. Or perhaps more to your taste is the Whisky Club on the third Wednesday of the month, ‘an adventure through the world of whisky’ with a bit of added ‘chit chat and useless facts’.
The bar is set in a two story loft, so you can sneak upstairs with your drink and find a space to enjoy your drinks with your posse. You may find yourself waiting for 5pm Wednesday, when Wonder Horse opens its doors again.
Words by Abbey Egden & Photography by Naomi Haussmann
236 Victoria Street
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