New spot in a hot hood in the city, serving only Ales! Mostly Belgian, English and hybrid varieties. Three IPAs when I visited but lots of experimentation going on and they barrels of aging sour ales in the basement!
Food was amazing scratch made pub fare - not a lot of veg or vegan options, be ware. Smoked meat pizza was unreal.
Cool decor, loud, but not over crowded. No TVís! so feels like a US or european brewpub and not a chain pub.
Growlers to go sell out daily with limited selection available, too bad hope that changes soon.
Staff were great, some really know their beers, others obviously in training as a new place. Brewer on site most days to help with questions or give tours.
Visiting around noon on a Saturday in June. Place was not very busy, and service was quick to seat us. Nice cozy place. We sat in a booth and it was fine. 13 beers on tap, 11 of their own two guest taps, one from great Lakes one from stone. Their own beers were excellent, had two flights of 5 each and got to try ten different beers. The Strawberry ipa was a standout. had some fries that were excellent and some maple licorice wings which were also very good, but a touch dry. Value is there, two people drank and snacked for under $40. Itís waaaaaay out there if you are staying downtown, but itís worth the jaunt out to th junction.
My fav place. Food and Beers are always on point. Best pub food in the city and the IPAs are always fresh and punchy. Rotating taps means always something new, but the beer you had last visit is probably gone unless its the IPA. Most servers are great and beer geeky.. some are less knowledgeable but still capable. Always have a good time, gets very full in the evening so plan accordingly. Popular for a reason, and very fair price / portion sizes (huge).
Visited on the 9th of October, 2014, at noon! A pretty good size brewpub/restaurant in a simple but nice neighborhood, well lighted, very comfortable. The service was excellent, she gave me a bottle of water without me asking, and very knowledgeable. Very interesting food menu, I had one of their pizza, delicious! As for the beers, I just had two and they both caught me off guard. First The Belgian Barnyard IPA, I only had one good Belgian style IPA, make that two. And the Strawberry Brown Ale, best combo! Great brewpub with great food, what more du you want?
Have visited on a few occasions now, I wish it were closer to home! Great ambiance, love the decor -- check out their awesome taps and interesting ceiling. Love the food selection, have tried a bunch of menu offerings and am always impressed. Beer selection is solid with at good handful of their own always available, if not more. You can try samplers but have patience if itís busy, and it can get quite busy on weekends and evenings. The service is very friendly and helpful and usually quite knowledgeable about their beers. They do not take regular reservations, if you didnít catch that on their website. Have attended a few fun events here, so my rating is probably an average of several visits overall. Would definitely recommend a visit.
What a great place, lots of wood inside but it feels light and airy. Bottle shop in front, growlers available, lots of merch (theyíve got nice glasses.) Good beers, some barrel aged sometimes, some funky beers, their standby beers are all good. Pizza here is nice, nothing but good things to say.
flatmatt (77) Northville, Michigan | April 30, 2016| Updated July 24, 2016
Great place, great feel. A good selection of beers on tap, all done well so far as I could tell. Itís nice to see this kind of variety from one brewer while keeping the quality, especially with sours in the lineup. The food was quite tasty as well. The server was very friendly and helpful. Definitely a place to return to if Iím in the city again.
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.
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.