Waterfront businesses encourage visitors to cozy up to Canalside this fall/winter


BUFFALO, N.Y. (WIVB) — Local businesses are encouraging visitors to cozy up at Canalside this fall and winter.

For the first time, The Liberty Hound will stay open all year.

For the past four years, The Liberty Hound closed its doors at the beginning of October and didn’t reopen until summertime. Now, the waterfront restaurant is staying open all year and they’re kicking off a special Oktoberfest menu.

All month long you can get potato pancakes, schnitzel, braut burgers and pumpkin beer. They’re also launching a happy hour on Thursdays and Fridays.

This winter, the restaurant will offer free hot chocolate to those that visit Canalside.

The Co-owner of The Liberty Hound says they attract a lot of people from out of town and Canadians. He says as Canalside continues to grow in popularity, it only felt right to stay open during all seasons.

“Canalside you know when we first opened up we were the only ones here, it was really just a summertime destination, but over the years we’ve been seeing that kind of transition and the core for winter activities is growing and more and more people are coming down here and frankly we see the demand, we want to join 716 and some of the other places down here that have come in after us and decided to stay open all year and we think the timing is right,” said Jason Davidson, co-owner of The Liberty Hound.

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