199 Front St, Belleville
Step out of the cold and into The Lark with a delicately handcrafted drink (Suburban Divorcée is my fav!) and share a plate of fresh sourdough and burrata, topped with seasonal fruit or vegetables. The bar at The Lark is my favourite spot to cozy up for a chat and delicious food.
321 Front St, Belleville
Get out of the house for some evening entertainment with the Quinte Film Alternative and its premier of The Persian Version, or catch a live show in the charming atmosphere of the Empire Theatre.
Waterfront River Pub Snowglobes
22 Water St. W, Napanee
19A Market Square, Napanee
A mouthwatering addition to Greater Napanee, Fool’s Kitchen is an Asian fusion resto with flavourful bites. From pho to dumplings to ginger chicken, these delish plates will warm you right up when nothing else does the trick. The sleek decor and beautiful plating give the feel of big-city eats with small-town vibes.
Northumberland Fine Food
39 Richardson St, Brighton
The tasting lounge at Northumberland Fine Food has a warm and inviting atmosphere, topped off with live music and local beer and wine. You can watch a film during their Thursday Night Films, enjoy a live performance or order up a charcuterie board for your next hangout with friends.
65 Main St, Brighton
Looking for the latest read from BookTok? Stop into Lighthouse Books, located in the heart of downtown Brighton. I always leave here with a good book (usually a new thriller) to snuggle up with after a good chat with the owners.
Meyers Creek Brewing Company
60 Dundas St E, Belleville
Not just a place for beer, but for community. Meyers Creek serves up delicious brews and a good time—they also won Best Brewery in Best of the Bay 2023. From open mic to knitting classes, they’ll have you forgetting that it’s blustery and cold outside. My favourite is the Back Roads Vanilla Porter, perfect for a winter treat while catching up with friends!
The Brake Room
34 Dundas St E, Belleville
I enjoy spending a snowy afternoon at The Brake Room, chilling out at a window seat with a hot oat vanilla latte and a Flossie’s sammy while watching the busy streets outside. An inviting spot for any day of the year, but something about winter makes it extra special.
56b Quinte St, Quinte West
Relatively new to the scene, but always a good time, The Cardinal hosts live music and events like Wizard Bingo, Monday Trivia Night, and Ladies Nights in their intimate environment. I highly recommend a pint of the Fat Tire beer and an order of sweet potato fries with spicy mayo.
120 Dundas St W, Quinte West
A staple of Quinte West, Centre Theatre is a great spot for a winter hideout. Snuggle in for a flick and snack on hot popcorn at a fraction of the usual theatre price, while supporting local! The old-school feel of this historic theatre makes it one of my favourite places to visit on a weekend.
Tyendinaga Tee Time
283 Hwy 49, Tyendinaga Mohawk Territory
Miss golfing, but not willing to lose a putter in the snow? Tyendinaga Tee Time has you covered (literally). Book a two-hour slot in the golf simulator to make the most of your time, and keep those swings on par!