Bellwoods Brewery | Toronto, Ontario
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Bellwoods Brewery
Excellent based on 34 ratings
Type: Brewpub (see listing)

124 Ossington Avenue
Toronto, Ontario Canada M6J 2Z5 [ print map ]
416 535 4586 | facebook | twitter | food menu | beer menu

Hours: 5p-12a Mon-Wed, 5p-1a Thu, 2p-1a Fri-Sat, 2p-12a Sun. Bottleshop 11-11 every day

Mayor: neongolden (24) | Taps: 10 | Bottles: 26

Note: The bar and bottle shop have different hours. Check their website for details!

Bellwoods Brewery

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Beer Available At Bellwoods Brewery (arranged by most recent)
Indie Alehouse Sun Kicked Anejo , Bellwoods Bounty Hunter 96, Bellwoods Gotham 93, Bellwoods Catherine Wheel 94, Bellwoods Boogie Monster 96, Bellwoods No Rest For The Wicked 96, Bellwoods Lilí Farmie 73, Bellwoods Stay Classy 88, Bellwoods Bimini Twist 90, Bellwoods Monogamy (Ella) , Bellwoods Omerta 94, Bellwoods Lost River Baltic Porter 96, Bellwoods Donkey Venom 95, Sawdust City Skinny Dipping Stout 82, West Avenue Heritage Dry Cider 46, Bellwoods Equinox , Bellwoods Roman Candle IPA 97, Bellwoods Monogamy (Summit) 94, Bellwoods Cat Lady 96, Bellwoods Wizard Wolf Session Ale 94
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34 reviews for Bellwoods Brewery
 Ambiance  88%
 Service  83%
 Selection  80%
 Food  69%
 Value  70%
 Overall  84%
 Rating  94%
Rating Distribution

  AMBIANCE 5/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 12/15   FOOD 8/10   VALUE 7/10   OVERALL 18/20
Ferris  (510) Burnaby, British Columbia | May 17, 2013
Maybe I had too much sun or jet lag, but I canít say enough about this place. Atmosphere is elegant park bench, ridiculous until you are there. Service was quirky but acceptable and fun. Beer was all theirs, but so good I am happy they didnít ruin it with foreigners. Food was well done bohemian fare, try the jalapeŮo roasted duck hearts. I wish I still lived in TO.
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 11/15   FOOD 8/10   VALUE 6/10   OVERALL 17/20
Gethinbeer  (120) Nova Scotia | April 23, 2013
Trendy, fashionable place. Seems like a place all the hipsters would go to in the area. Great selection of beer from the brewery you can watch as you drink. Clean simple design, a cool place to hang out. Try the duck hearts...booooootiful.
  AMBIANCE 3/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 13/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 6/10   OVERALL 16/20
Bendrixian  (57) Canadiana, Nova Scotia | April 3, 2013
Little spot with a garage door in a quieter end of town. Very nice. food seems locally sourced and a bit higher end than standard pub fare. seems like all the food is as locally sourced as possible. They have a nice bottled beer selection as well that is supplied by the folks over at Barvolo, so there are a few rarities as guest bottles there. Overall, decent place with great beer.
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 13/15   FOOD 4/10   VALUE 7/10   OVERALL 18/20
Mooncattie  (57) Markham, Ontario | March 28, 2013
Visited March 23, 2013. Located in what is billed as Torontoís "Little Portugal", Bellwoods Brewery sits on a tiny lot that used to be a mechanicís garage. The garage door is still there, and goes up in warmer months to connect the small interior to a front patio. The frequently updated Draught menu listed ten beers on my colder-than-usual March Saturday afternoon visit. I started with the Common Session Ale, and was very pleasantly surprised by the mini-explosion of tropical citrus flavour. Itís deceptively powerful for a 4.6% ale, and I could easily make it my one beer of the visit. I moved up, however, to the 6.4% Monogamy single hop (Summit) pale ale. Not my favourite of the three pints I had here, itís a light yellow colour with not so much flavour as the Common. Itís worth mentioning at this point that the food menu is somewhat limited, somewhat pricey, and eclectic. I stuck with a $4.00 bread and butter plate to take the edge off the suds. No "pub food" here. Last beer for me was the Witchshark, combining two nasty iconic images into one 9% double IPA, served in smaller goblets. Iíve had double IPAs and, indeed, single IPAs that kind of hopped me right off the stool, but this wasnít one of them. Itís delicious, not overpowering, and if I was staying overnight nearby I could sip on three of these liíl gobs in an evening before slowly pointing my feet towards a spot to lie down! Bellwoods is well worth the journey out of the city centre for visitors to Toronto, and locals should definitely make the effort to come here as well. No grand banner or neon sign to announce the place, just a small gas station-like sign with a red bell logo to welcome you. Take the Dundas or Queen streetcars to Ossington and walk south or north respectively for five minutes or so. Or take the Bloor subway line to Ossington station and catch the Ossington 61 bus south to the sign of the red bell at Argyle Street. Itís a cool area to wander around. Highly recommended.
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 11/15   FOOD 7/10   VALUE 8/10   OVERALL 16/20
Arizont  (7) Toronto, Ontario | January 15, 2013
This place has had a great start. It has great spacce, particularly in the summer. The location on Ossington is cool. It needs a wider selection, but that will no doubt come with time.
  AMBIANCE 5/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 10/15   FOOD 6/10   VALUE 6/10   OVERALL 17/20
yrstruly  (1) Guelph, Ontario | December 30, 2012
Really nice looking space, but very small. Donít go on a Saturday - service definitely suffers when then place is busy. The food is overpriced but okay, bottle selection is good, their own beer is the best in the province.
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 9/10   SELECTION 13/15   FOOD 9/10   VALUE 9/10   OVERALL 18/20
Radek Kliber  (236) Toronto (Can) Krotoszyn (Pol), Poland | November 27, 2012
From outside this place does not look like much. Inside you will be welcomed with most attentive staff there is in Toronto. They offer generous samplers , food menu is limited but everything tasted great. For quality they offer prices are very reasonable. Beer is excellent. Toronto needed such place to rise benchmark.
  AMBIANCE 5/5   SERVICE 9/10   SELECTION 14/15   FOOD 8/10   VALUE 8/10   OVERALL 19/20
LilBeerDoctor  (335) Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania | October 27, 2012
This was my favorite stop in Toronto. I know the ratings are pretty solid for this place, but somehow I felt it was underrated. A small place with an outdoor patio (that I almost missed because there is no sign), a garage door that could close off the patio, and a few tables/small bar then all the tanks and brewing equipment (there might be seats upstairs but I didnít venture up there). Anyway it was packed on a Thursday evening. Top notch beer selection - excellent. They had maybe 8-10 of their own beers (including unique offerings such as berliner weisse, wine barrel aged tripel, single hop IPA, collaboration IIPA, imperial stout, 2 different saisons, etc). They have a few guest taps and a decent bottle selection (including Westy 12 for $30 if you so desire). Not only do they have a phenomenal beer list, but the beers are actually really good. Of the 5 I tried, lowest rated was a 3.7, highest 4.1. I guess you could find fault with their food menu - it is small, mostly things like meat plate, cheese plate, etc. and fairly expensive. So I didnít order any food. But what I saw (and smelled) looked really good too. Service was great too - although it was busy, our waiter kept coming back and making sure we were ok. Overall - this is a brewpub you must check out if in Toronto, you wonít be disappointed.
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 14/15   FOOD 5/10   VALUE 7/10   OVERALL 18/20
rob6239  (51) Ontario | September 30, 2012
Great little place. Outdoor patio with heaters for nicer weather, otherwise not as much seating inside. Offered about 10 of their own beer on draft and about as many fantastic bottle selections. Draft selections were all unique and some were some type of one-off hybrid products. Menu was small but the food offered was great. That our server knew the proper temperatures to serve and drink the different beer styles impressed us a lot.
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 9/10   SELECTION 12/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 7/10   OVERALL 16/20
Johnsense  (71) , | September 6, 2012
Nice building in an inconvenient location (unless youlive downtown). Service was prompt, very friendly, good pours. A few imported bottles available but this is place is all about Bellwoods solid lineup of beers. Had Fruit Helmet and Last Splash - both were excellent. Did not try the food but the BBQ out front was tempting. A bit pricey, but you pay for quality, right?

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