Indie Ale House | Toronto, Ontario
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Indie Ale House
Excellent based on 21 ratings
Type: Brewpub (see listing)

2876 Dundas Street West
Toronto, Ontario Canada M6P 1Y9 [ print map ]
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Indie Alehouse Hop Scotch , Amsterdam Space Invader 88, Indie Alehouse X Nickel Brook Weakday Warrior , Indie Alehouse X Beyond The Pale Golden Devil 73, Indie Alehouse SíMore Stout 72, Indie Alehouse The Belgian Barnyard IPA 89, Indie Alehouse Broken Hipster 72, Indie Alehouse Instigator Pale Ale 94, Indie Alehouse Roll in the Hay 82, Indie Alehouse Cock Puncher 97, Indie Alehouse Couch Surfer 88, Indie Alehouse X Brasseurs de Monde Split Personnalitť , Indie Alehouse Strawberry IPA , Indie Alehouse The International Incident , Great Lakes Brewing Limp Puppet 83, Indie Alehouse Fallen Idol 87, Indie Alehouse X Indie 88 - Jackpot Cherry Saison , Indie Alehouse Spadina Monkey (Cherries) , Indie Alehouse Tim Buckedtwo , Indie Alehouse Spadina Monkey (Pineapple)
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21 reviews for Indie Ale House
 Ambiance  82%
 Service  78%
 Selection  80%
 Food  79%
 Value  75%
 Overall  80%
 Rating  88%
Rating Distribution

  AMBIANCE 5/5   SERVICE 9/10   SELECTION 14/15   FOOD 10/10   VALUE 10/10   OVERALL 18/20
jjarovi  (1) markham, Ontario | December 14, 2012
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.
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 13/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 9/10   OVERALL 18/20
AGAquino  (50) Toronto, Ontario | October 21, 2012
First visit, definetly will not be the last. Very nice, inventive brews. Nicely presented. Flights available, pints are reasonably priced. Next time Iíll try the food.
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 9/10   SELECTION 13/15   FOOD 8/10   VALUE 8/10   OVERALL 17/20
cratez  (215) 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.
  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.
  AMBIANCE 5/5   SERVICE 10/10   SELECTION 12/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 8/10   OVERALL 16/20
jkwood04  (65) Connecticut | January 31, 2014
A cool little brewpub. Bought a couple bottles but didnít stay to drink any beer because I needed to get back to the hotel. Seemed crowded and popular, so definitely seems worth checking out. A nice draft list of their beers, and a good amount of growlers plus bottles to go. Worth the visit.
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 9/10   SELECTION 13/15   FOOD 9/10   VALUE 8/10   OVERALL 16/20
jercraigs  (314) Toronto, Ontario | November 26, 2012| Updated July 22, 2014
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.
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 12/15   FOOD 8/10   VALUE 6/10   OVERALL 18/20
Ferris  (514) Burnaby, British Columbia | July 28, 2014
A great place with a nice vibe in a trendy part of town. Big with lots of seating and great service. They have at least 10 beers on tap with a few guests. They do sample trays. I found most of their beers pretty good. Food was great. A wonderful place overall, just a bit pricey.
  AMBIANCE 5/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 12/15   FOOD 9/10   VALUE 7/10   OVERALL 16/20
sudomorph  (21) Barrie, Ontario | September 27, 2013| Updated December 5, 2013
Stopped in for some lunch and a drink. Great ambiance and fantastic food. 13 taps are behind the bar with lots of tables and seats at the bar. I had the Brisket Mac & Cheese and a half pint of their Instigator Pale Ale. Service was good. There when needed, not when not. Overall a great place not just for a drink but for food and to hang with friends.
  AMBIANCE 5/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 12/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 7/10   OVERALL 16/20
JoeMcPhee  (508) 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.
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 12/15   FOOD 8/10   VALUE 8/10   OVERALL 16/20
Lubiere  (450) 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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