Fine Beers + Great Food

There are few better companions than fine beers and great food, and we've kept this concept close to heart. We focus as much on the quality of our dishes as we do on our ales.


Original Dishes

What makes a dining experience truly unique? Original dishes in a style all their own, paired with friendly service and fine craft beer brewed fresh from grain to glass - All served to you in a warm turn-of-the-century building: “The Merchant Ale House”.


Unique Beer Brewed On-Site

Imagine traveling back to a time when ales were brewed on-site. Where unique beer was enjoyed by all who visited their local pub. Look around. You’re already there.


A Truly Local Experience

The Merchant Ale House is one of Niagara’s longest running craft beer breweries, located in the heart of downtown St. Catharines. ‘The Merch’ is home to one of the region’s most extensive craft beer menus, featuring over a dozen house brews alongside seasonal selections from other Ontario microbreweries. Whether it’s the Old Time Hockey Ale, the Blonde Bombshell or the Drunken Monkey Oatmeal Stout, there’s quality and character in all our beers – and something for every taste. Combined with a dynamic food menu prepared from scratch, local wines and spirits, The Merchant Ale House offers a truly local experience that will keep you coming back.

Enjoy a Pint

From the brew house to the pint glass, we invite you to enjoy your food and beer the way it was meant to be, at the city’s first and finest brewpub.

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Merchant Music

Few things pair better with great beer and food like live music, and the Merchant Ale House is no exception. Every weekend, you’ll find local and some not-so-local artists creating a whole new atmosphere in the pub. Check our events calendar for all our upcoming music listings!

Upcoming Events

Contact Us


Come to the front doors as usual and we’ll seat you!

Monday: 5pm – 12am BAR SERVICE ONLY
Tuesday: 5pm – 12am BAR SERVICE ONLY
Wednesday: 4pm – 12am
Thursday: 4pm – 12am
Friday: 12pm – 12am
Saturday: 12pm – 12am
Sunday: 12pm – 12am

Available for Takeout and Retail beer. No reservations.

98 St. Paul Street, St. Catharines