Map: Niagara Street

by / Mar. 2, 2016 3am EST

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.