"A fresh take on pub favorites"

About Us

We are an upscale sports bar and restaurant, with a varied menu featuring home-made, mouth watering meals. We offer a new take on your pub favorites. Catering to both locals and tourists, we are a place where you know no one but leave knowing everyone by the end of your visit! A comfortable atmosphere throughout, we invite you to spend some time here either enjoying an intimate dinner or a cozy meal with family and friends.

The History of Riverside

Not a day goes by that we don't hear a story about the rich history of the Riverside Tavern. Nearly 200 years old, it began as a hotel. It was ultimately transformed into a restaurant, but the building itself has seen many changes. It has also seen some celebrities through the years and one scene of the 1953 Marilyn Monroe  film "Niagara", was filmed right outside the main door!

Special Events and Catering

Our restaurant is available for private events: weddings, business lunches, dinners, cocktail receptions, and more. We would love to discuss how to be a part of your next event. 

The Team


Jenn and Brad are often on hand to welcome you personally to the Riverside Tavern. They have been in the hospitality industry for a collective 40 years, managing restaurants in local communities in the Halton and Toronto regions as well as serving and catering to high profile clients.  Jenn is a native of Toronto and is proud to call Niagara region her home now.  Brad was born and raised in Fort Erie, Ontario and is happy to be back home.

In the kitchen

With 20+ years of experience cooking in a variety of restaurants, Brad is excited to present his vision to you and all our guests. Our caring and committed kitchen staff will ensure you have a fantastic experience with us.

Front of House

Customer Service is our main focus! Jenn and the Front House staff strive to be the best in every aspect of the hospitality industry.  We are proud of the food we serve, the relationships we make with each of our guests and the positive feedback we get from locals and tourists alike.