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189 Ottawa Street North Hamilton ON L8H 3Z7
(905) 869-9159

Merk v.,
1. To fully indulge in an activity
2. ‎To perform well
3. ‎To act passionately and fully

Bar Philosophy

At Merk Snack Bar we simply don't make bad things - this includes our cocktails. To make good cocktails you need to have good ingredients. We've carefully chosen our supply of spirits so that even our "bottom shelf" is top notch.

We hand juice our citrus to ensure each sip packs a punch of flavour. Inclusivity is kind of a big deal to us and because of that, we want everyone to feel comfortable and confident when ordering a cocktail.

That's why we've adopted a casual, approachable philosophy to cocktailing. Our bartenders are happy to offer suggestions and will gladly breakdown our recipes for those who want a little education with their chosen libation. While we love a good classic, we also enjoy adding our own unique twists.

Our cocktail menu changes seasonally, so be sure to keep your eyes peeled for new additions. If you don't see something on the menu, just ask! Chances are we can, and will happily, mix it up for you. Whether you're a fan of old faithful or have a more adventurous tongue, we've got something that will surely please everyone.

Cocktails Board

Some Featured Cocktails

New York Sour

Bourbon, fresh citrus, simple syrup topped with red wine

Paper Plane

Bourbon, Aperol, Amaro and lemon

Old Fashioned


with muddled sugar,


and orange zest

Thunder 2.0

Dark Rum, Gold Jamaican Rum, Orange, pineapple, Cherry, Ginger Beer


Gin or Vodka,