As plenty of others have mentioned, this place is in the middle of the Distillery District, which is kitschy as kitschy can be - especially if you happen to visit during the Christmas market, which my girlfriend and I did. This means Mill St. tends to be crowded, and that crowd tends to be raucous - even on a Thursday evening. If you’re looking for somewhere relatively quiet, this is not for you. Service seems to be hit or miss - our experience seated indoors was subpar, while our experience at the outdoor bar was good. The food is a bit pricey, and is not quite up to the standards one might expect for the price point.
Regarding the beer, this is not a brewery that caters to the hophead crowd - which means that I rather enjoyed their beers. There was an assortment of lagers and porters, most of which were all right, a couple of which were rather tasty. I’d return on my next stop in Toronto, but just to have a beer or three.
I don’t like sports bars, and I don’t like pre-fabricated frozen food assembled purely for high profits. The beer here has hits and misses, and I rarely enjoy mill street beers they try to dream up for novelty. I would give it a pass. You can tick ratings all you want.
Huge space inside the restaurant with on-site brewery. There’s a retail shop to the left as you walk in flogging the Mill St. merchandise and wares. It all feels a little corporate. I ordered a tasting flight at the bar and the beers were clean but dull. Nothing offensive. The bartender was friendly and he was much more excited about the house brews than I, but good to see the enthusiasm. The Distillery District is a lovely area to stroll around, and worth visiting the nearby sake house too.
J’y suis allé plusieurs fois durant mes 2 passages Torontois, en été c’est blindé difficile d’accès aussi en week end c’est très rustrant pour un endroit qui n’est exceptionnel que parce que c’est dans le quartier de la Distillery acr pour le reste ce n’est pas un endroit incroyable
I’m a big fan of Mill Street’s beers, and attend their regular Brewmasters dinners throughout the year. The brewers love what they do, and their passion for making flavourful beers is evident. I find the prices for both the food and beer here a little overpriced, but I always have a good time here.
We have been here a number of times now. The beers are generally decent, but have declined slightly in quality from their prime a couple of years ago. The atmosphere is quite nice and fits in nicely with the Distillery district. TV is generally unobtrusive but makes for a lively spot to watch a big game. The high top seating area in front of the bar can get very crowded, and a bit claustrophobic if like me you don’t like sitting so close to your neighbours. The booths and tables are nicer. The food is generally pretty good, prices range from reasonable to pricey. Generally speaking its pub grub with dreams of being fancier than it ends up being. I like it, but it’s hard to describe – the food often feels like something that was aiming to be fantastic, and ends up just being good. Staff is generally friendly and attentive. Their beer knowledge varies from lots to very little. If you are coming from out of town to see the distillery, it is well worth a stop for lunch and some drinks. If you have limited time in town, there are other beer bars closer to downtown that should be your priorities.
Love pretty much all the beers on offer at the pub, particularly the seasonals. Food is very good, too, with some creative offerings. It can be a little loud, but it’s fine if you’re coming for a good time with friends. A good time in a pretty setting in the Distillery District.