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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Indie Alehouse X Brasseurs de Monde Split Personnalitť , Indie Alehouse Strawberry IPA , Indie Alehouse SíMore Stout , Indie Alehouse Couch Surfer 85, Indie Alehouse The International Incident , Great Lakes Brewing Limp Puppet 82, Indie Alehouse Fallen Idol , Indie Alehouse X Indie 88 - Jackpot Cherry Saison , Indie Alehouse Spadina Monkey (Cherries) , Indie Alehouse Roll in the Hay , Indie Alehouse Tim Buckedtwo , Indie Alehouse Spadina Monkey (Pineapple) , Indie Alehouse Grendelís Revenge , Indie Alehouse Spadina Monkey (Chardonnay Barrel) , Indie Alehouse Crush 73, Indie Alehouse Icebreaker , Indie Alehouse X Amsterdam Jump the Shark 91, Indie Alehouse Cock Puncher 97, Indie Alehouse Quiet Time , Indie Alehouse Breakfast Porter 87
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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 5/10   SELECTION 11/15   FOOD 7/10   VALUE 4/10   OVERALL 13/20
danmalleck  (16) Alberta | February 28, 2013
Itís good to see more brewpubs in Toronto and I was excited about making the long transit trip from the core to this place. I was disappointed, for the following reasons. 1) The cheese plate of two meagre slices of two artisanal cheeses, a few bits of pickled carrot and beans, (I mean a few) and a smudge of jam, three quarters of a strawberry and a few crostini for $10. 2) premium price add-on to the flight (on my second flight three of the five samplers had an additional $1, which meant that the flight cost me $13 for 20 ounces of beer 3) the waiter did not tell me about this premium pricing schedule before I ordered. 4) a waiter who didnít really care to come to ask how things were. 5) the kitchen opened at 5pm which I was not told until I had ordered my beer. I wonít comment on th ebeer too much because I think my palate was off and I was definitely in a bad mood by the time I got out of there. They pretty much were all relatively bland to me except for an exceptional Imperial Stout. So given the ratings Iíve seen here, and the fact that I had one of their beers at WVRST yesterday, and it was quite tasty. I blame my palate.
80
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 12/15   FOOD 8/10   VALUE 8/10   OVERALL 16/20
Lubiere  (448) Ottawa, Ontario | February 21, 2013
A bit far from downtown, but with the detour. Good food ( Blue cheese popcorn was a hit, 3 porks pizza) and solid beer line up. 8 taps with a 5 X 4 on sampler for 10$. Super friendly service, with good interaction with clients.
70
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 9/10   SELECTION 8/15   FOOD 5/10   VALUE 8/10   OVERALL 14/20
rob6239  (46) Ontario | February 14, 2013
Great new place. Had lunch and they had a very small lunch menu but it was still delicious. The place was pretty quiet on a weekday afternoon, only a couple other people in there.
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.
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.
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.
92
  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.
82
  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.
72
  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.
86
  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.

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