Indie Ale House | Toronto, Ontario
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Indie Ale House
Excellent based on 20 ratings
Type: Brewpub (see listing)

2876 Dundas Street West
Toronto, Ontario Canada M6P 1Y9 [ print map ]
416 760 9691

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20 reviews for Indie Ale House
 Ambiance  82%
 Service  78%
 Selection  80%
 Food  79%
 Value  76%
 Overall  79%
 Rating  88%
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  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 6/10   SELECTION 11/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 7/10   OVERALL 15/20
Sammy  (537) Toronto, Ontario | November 1, 2012
Indie Ale House opening recently after long delays, and was well worth waiting for. It is in the heart of the rising Junction area at Dundas and Keele. Usually very buzy ("rammed") even during the week, there are many servers here. A decent sized bar, real wood tables and bar, and a safe feeling of young couples out for a pleasant drink, whom are successful, polite, and happy. The beer is as good as any decent American brewpub, with Jason at the helm and higher than abv offerings. Yes there are growler fills. All of my friends liked it, the lighting was very good, the food menu was approriate. Right glassware.
82
  AMBIANCE 5/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 12/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 7/10   OVERALL 16/20
JoeMcPhee  (502) Toronto, ON, Ontario | January 27, 2013
A bright beautiful space on a rapidly changing stretch of Dundas St. West. Very clean looking with a simple, modern layout. Long bar dominates the center of the room and this is surrounded by a series of tables and banquettes that line the room. High ceilinged. The beers are top notch I must say - a great selection of session-style beers (the mild is solid) along with a lot of higher gravity experimental type stuff. These guys know what theyíre doing too - lots of tasty takes on a number of styles. I didnít eat when I was in - but will do on my next visit as the food menu was pretty appealing. A great addition to the burgeoning Toronto beer scene.
80
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 12/15   FOOD 8/10   VALUE 8/10   OVERALL 16/20
Lubiere  (448) Ottawa, Ontario | February 21, 2013
A bit far from downtown, but with the detour. Good food ( Blue cheese popcorn was a hit, 3 porks pizza) and solid beer line up. 8 taps with a 5 X 4 on sampler for 10$. Super friendly service, with good interaction with clients.
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  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 9/10   SELECTION 13/15   FOOD 9/10   VALUE 8/10   OVERALL 15/20
jercraigs  (270) Toronto, Ontario | November 26, 2012| Updated September 25, 2013
2012-11-17. First time here, we have been looking forward to coming for a while. Arrived earlyish for dinner after hearing that they get quite busy on the weekends and got a seat with no trouble. We got glasses of about 3/4s of the beers on offer, (Today was mostly their own as well as a Beauís seasonal) which come in sizes ranging from about 10oz to 20oz depending on the beers. My favorites of the night were the Spadina Monkey2 (apparently the base sour they use to blend some of their other sours) - which I wish came in a larger glass, Yumm! - and the Jump the Shark ASA. The Instigator IPA and Cockpuncher were both super quaffable, but less assertively hoppy than I remember some of the test batches, but I tried them later in the evening so I am curious to see if I think the same thing next time.
Food was delicious, Mabel and I shared a pulled pork sandwich, and a Three Little Pigs pizza. I loved the pizza, particularly the great corn meal dusted crust. Mabel foud the sausage a bit too "porky" (More for me!) The pulled pork was great but the sauce had a bit more heat to it than I expected. The chili cheese fries that our friends shared were about as spicey as I can eat. When the menu says spicy they mean it! :) Prices seemed quite reasonable for both the food and drink.
Server was great and really knew her stuff (not surprising since we have seen her around at beer events), and was great at explaining the beers to our less beer geeky dinnermates. I like the atmosphere overall, the tables are a bit closer together than my preference, particularly at the front of the house but thatís not such a big deal really. The location is a bit off the beaten path depending on where you are coming from but transit from Yonge & Sheppard got us there in 45 minutes so that is well worth it. Looking forward to seeing what they do in the future, I definitely want to try more of the pizzas.
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  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 12/15   FOOD 8/10   VALUE 7/10   OVERALL 15/20
Radek Kliber  (205) Toronto (Can) Krotoszyn (Pol), Poland | March 13, 2013
Very busy spot , despite thats ervice was very attentive. They do offer samplers. Food was very nice. Interesting to see plenty of families attending this joint.
86
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 9/10   SELECTION 13/15   FOOD 8/10   VALUE 8/10   OVERALL 17/20
cratez  (198) Toronto, Ontario | January 2, 2013
Iíve been here several times with my girlfriend and weíve had nothing but good experiences. The layout is clean, modern, and simple with plenty of seating throughout, and I like how thereís multiple chalkboards so that you always have a clear view of whatís on tap. The severs are very friendly and attentive - weíve never had to wait more than a minute or so to order another round. The beers are fantastic and lean towards robust American and Belgian styles, with the Instigator and Christmas Porter being the standouts IMO. Foodwise you canít go wrong with the Junction Pie and Double Pepperoni pizzas. We also enjoy the Chocolate Mousse dessert. Pint prices are fair as most are in the $6-6.50 range for 16-20 oz pours. The clientele varies from night to night. Typically itís an unpretentious young crowd that minds their own but occassionally youíll find some hipsters staring about. However, the patrons arenít a deciding factor for whether or not to visit - we come for the excellent food, beer, and service that Indie consistently delivers. Overall I think this place has a bright future ahead of it. Jason is doing a superb job of bringing a Chicago-style brewpub experience to Toronto (think Revolution, Piece, etc), and I look forward to having many more sessions here. Worth a crawl.
80
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 10/10   SELECTION 11/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE N/A   OVERALL 15/20
Hoser  (162) Cowtown, Alberta | November 13, 2013
The place wasnít open but the staff poured us some samples. Well made beers.
76
  AMBIANCE 3/5   SERVICE 9/10   SELECTION 11/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 8/10   OVERALL 15/20
solidfunk  (161) Washington D.C., Washington DC | January 8, 2013
Nice addition to the Toronto scene. Lots of taps here - I counted at least 10 when I was there, one cask. Flights of five samples go for $12. Lots of interesting, experimental takes on styles here. Ambiance is a little bland but the service is great. A few of the beers need some fine tuning, but hopefully practice will make perfect here. Didnít have the food, but the menu looked good, unpretentious and affordable - an easier menu on the wallet than certain popular beer bars or brewpubs in town.
80
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 12/15   FOOD 7/10   VALUE 7/10   OVERALL 16/20
pushkinwow  (121) Ottawa, Ontario | January 23, 2014
Went for dinner on BBQ night along with a few beers. Place was fairly busy and happy we had a reservation. Nice open concept place, gets a little noisy as it fills up; menu was limited to just BBQ which was fun but make sure you want that before you go on a Wednesday, otherwise wait for a different day. Food was reasonable for Toronto and beer was a little expensive but like the taster of 4 for 10 bucks. You can also get growlers filled, buy bottles and merchandise at the front and left of the brewpub. Worth visiting for sure when in Toronto for both good food and their beers which I thought were all pretty good. Also in terms of getting here its not that hard - just make sure you map out your route once you get off the subway and know which bus to take.
86
  AMBIANCE 5/5   SERVICE 9/10   SELECTION 12/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 8/10   OVERALL 17/20
Gethinbeer  (120) Nova Scotia | March 18, 2013
I read about this place in the Porter magazine on the flight to Toronto, unknowing I would stumble into the place on a busy Saturday night and have a few beers. The bar is modern, bright and cheerful. It was busy and the place had a good feel to it. JoeMcPhee and myself had a little wait at the door but the young lady did her best to fit us in at the rather long bar with a view into the clean spacious kitchen. The staff seemed very friendly and gave a knowledgeable service. The beers were all very good quality. As I sat enjoying my beers and eating my brother in laws chips, I realised I was one in maybe a couple in the bar not wearing black or grey. Now this has nothing to do with the bar Iím sure, in fact I noticed it all over Toronto. Everyone loves wearing black.

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