Hanover Square


Downtown Syracuse, New York

Syracuse's First Commercial District

Hanover Square is Syracuse, New York’s oldest commercial district and now home to a vibrant community with a mix of residential living, great restaurants, bars, retail, salons and many government and private business offices.

Since 1880, Hanover Square has played a vital role in Syracuse’s commercial development. Still a functional service area, Hanover Square’s retail/commercial history resulted from its proximity to the bustling Erie canal. Banks and theatres lined the square, which was known as Veterans Park in 1900.

Hanover Square is a National Register Historic District and a Local Preservation District whose buildings represent over 100 years of architecture sited on less than one acre. The square itself has undergone many changes. Initially serving as a transportation nexus for railroads and trolleys, it is now a major setting for ceremonial and cultural gatherings in the heart of downtown Syracuse. Shade trees and annual plantings complement the water sculpture and provide an inviting spot to brown bag your lunch and listen to a variety of entertainment programs.

Right next to Clinton Square

In the summer there are often great festivals featuring awesome food, music and fun.  In the winter there are the Christmas tree and ice rink.  And across the street in Hanover Square there are many great bars, restaurants, shops, and more all year round.




Another gorgeous late October day in Syracuse! Enjoy the patios in Hanover Square (Maxwells Prime Steak House J Ryan's Pub in Syracuse, NY The Evergreen Wolff's Biergarten Syracuse Wild Will's Saloon) while you can! ... See MoreSee Less

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Great music at Maxwells this Saturday! ... See MoreSee Less

Tansksley Live at Maxwells

October 21, 2017, 10:00pm - October 22, 2017, 1:00am

Tanksley blends jazz, soul, rock and hip-hop in his own original songs. Pop in no cover Oct 21st at 10pm.

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Friday is Wild Will's Saloon 18th Anniversary party! Come celebrate with pizza, wings, prizes and drink deals. Happy Birthday Wild Will's! ... See MoreSee Less

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Bars and restaurants in Hanover have weekly events like trivia, beer pairing dinners, and more.  We also have outdoor events in the park from time to time. Check our calendar regularly for updates.


If you’re a Hanover Square business and would like to have your business listed on the site, or listing edited, please email us at info@hanoversq.co with all your information and attach your logo and pictures.  For general inquiries please use the form below.


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