Some of our neighborhood favorites near Niagara Street on the West Side…
1 Pawprints by Penny / 1245 Niagara St
Full service pet care facility that offers grooming, daycare, and training for your furry friends. Located in the same building as the West Side Pet Clinic.
2 Ranchos / 1516 Niagara St
Arepas are a wonderful addition to our city’s culinary landscape: your choice of filling inside of a corn cake (a Colombian pita pocket, if you will). Ours was delicious roasted pork and had to weigh at least 2.5 pounds.
3 Sugar City / 1239 Niagara St
Sugar City is anything you want it to be. This artist run, all-ages, alcohol-free venue has some of the most eclectic programming in the city, ranging from stand-up comedy to punk to performance art to poetry.
4 KC’s Fitness / 100 Gelston St
The antithesis of a big box gym, KC’s offers classes in boxing, MMA/wrestling, weightlifting, kettle bell training, Muay Thai, and yoga. The gym’s motto: Amor vincet timorem.
5 Community Beer Works / 15 Lafayette Ave
Great beer from the good guys, the brewery is open Thursday-Saturday for straight-from-the-source tappings and growlers to go. And complimentary kettle chips, because these guys aren’t messin’ around.
6 Resurgence Brewery / 1250 Niagara St
A game-changer for Niagara Street when it opened in 2014, opening the corridor for nightlife, entertainment, and the odd literature event, like the “B3” reading and book release on March 9.
7 Santasiero’s / 1329 Niagara St
Neighborhood red sauce joint that harkens back to West Side’s Italian history. Wine by the carafe and spaghetti by the full and half-plate, the eggplant parm and pasta fagioli spell comfort.