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Like a Local: Belleville’s Hidden Gems

IYKYK (If You Know, You Know)

Step off the beaten path and discover the best-kept secrets known only to the locals, as we show you the authentic essence of Belleville that newcomers might overlook.

From hidden gems in the culinary scene to lesser-known cultural hotspots, this guide invites you to experience Belleville like a true local, delving into the heart of the city’s unique identity that often escapes the gaze of the casual visitor.

For the foodies: Peanut butter on a burger, deep-fried butter tarts and burgers as poutine? Burger Revolution is upending burger recipes by putting unique twists on classic favourites.

Burger Revolution

Try Tropical Blends’ famous avocado toast, smoothies and key lime pies for a little taste of Florida.

Tropical Blends

For the cinephiles: Catch award-winning movies every other Wednesday at The Empire Theatre, where the Quinte Film Alternative curates festival-quality cinema.

For the wine and beer devotees: The Dugout is known for great food and generous servings but they’re famous for the ‘Dugout Pour’. Order wine.

Meyer’s Creek Brewing Company not only fills your cup with tasty craft beer, but names them after local landmarks or legends. Ask what ‘Stoney Lonesome’ means.

For the pet lovers: Take the kids on warm, sunny days to the ‘Turtle Pond’ in the Kiwanis East Bayshore Park to catch glimpses of turtles, fish, and swans, or visit Tyrannosaurus Pets for their extensive collection of tropical birds, reptiles, fish and rodents for sale.

For UK fanatics: British Isles Shoppe carries authentic Outlander products, tartans and kilts, as well as meat pies, teas and treats. Vegemite, anyone?

British Isles Shoppe Facebook photo

For music lovers: There’s no shortage of live musical acts in Belleville.

Here are some music and entertainment venues to check out:

The Local Social House, The Smokin’ 116 Bistro, The Empire Theatre, Little Texas, The Beaufort Pub, the Belleville Club, Capers, Sans Souci, Upfront Cafe, Shorelines Casino and Night Kitchen Too.

Please check links for hours of operation and schedule of events.

The Local Social House photo by AMP Visual Media


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