Indie Ale House | Toronto, Ontario
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Indie Ale House
Excellent based on 26 ratings
Type: Brewpub (see listing)

2876 Dundas Street West
Toronto, Ontario Canada M6P 1Y9 [ print map ]
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Indie Ale House

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Beer Available At Indie Ale House (arranged by most recent)
Indie Alehouse Pumpkin Abbey 69, Indie Alehouse Rye So Sour 70, Indie Alehouse Instigator Pale Ale 95, Indie Alehouse Love Triangle IPA , Indie Alehouse The Belgian Barnyard IPA 90, Indie Alehouse Temporada , Indie Alehouse x Granite Brewery Hop Pun the Bandwagon , Nickel Brook / Sawdust City 11.05 Triple IPA 97, Indie Alehouse Cock Puncher 97, Sawdust City X Bar Hop Blood of Cthulhu 90, Indie Alehouse Coco Crispinís , Indie Alehouse 99 Luft Balloons 41, Indie Alehouse Fallen Idol 88, Indie Alehouse Strawberry Brown Ale , Indie Alehouse Have Your Carrot Cake and Eat It Too , Indie Alehouse Couch Surfer 88, Indie Alehouse Breakfast Porter 88, Indie Alehouse Unicorn Blood , Indie Alehouse Stage Fright , Indie Alehouse X Nickel Brook Weakday Warrior 77
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26 reviews for Indie Ale House
 Ambiance  78%
 Service  80%
 Selection  79%
 Food  80%
 Value  75%
 Overall  79%
 Rating  90%
Rating Distribution

Hoser  (175) Cowtown, Alberta | November 13, 2013
The place wasnít open but the staff poured us some samples. Well made beers.
  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 3/5   SERVICE 3/10   SELECTION 13/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 9/10   OVERALL 16/20
Bendrixian  (63) Canadiana, Ontario | September 18, 2013
Nice & cozy in a quiter part of town. Makes some good beer. the food is what it is, trying to be local and different but who cares, it is about the beer and they are great. The staff are a little too hipster for me, but that is par the course for this whole town. Service is sub-par unless one is hipster then I guess the service is great. Definitely will be visiting again...hopefully the hipsters donít kick me out for not having tight jeans.
  AMBIANCE 3/5   SERVICE 6/10   SELECTION 13/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 6/10   OVERALL 16/20
DerWeg  (40) Toronto, Ontario | May 9, 2013
The savoury and fresh-baked aromas drifting from the kitchen were mouth-watering. I just had a few faultlessly good beers that day, and will be back for many others. Well-located on the starting-to-happen Junction Strip, this place is physically huge! Typical Canadian style they could do slightly more to put the ívibeí together, decor-wise but itís more than fine just as it is, and probably not as sterile-feeling when the place is full. Would also help to bring a bit more warmth and attentiveness to the service, starting with eye contact and acknowledging customers politely - none of this ínavel gazingí routine which seems the norm here. So. Very good selection of high-integrity house-brewed beers, worth more or less what you pay, and they have a great attitude about working with other local bars and small breweries. This is why you do see guests taps on here, and Indie beers at select locations like Bar Volo. There is endless potential here in the passion for no-nonsense, no-hype honest craft brewing (hold the pineapple, if I may insert a snarky reference to they hype machine called Spearhead.) No Iím sure IAH will find a great Belgian Tripel or something to brew with grilled pineapple and Muscat barrel aging - no joke, they are going to be very experimental with a lot of one-offs in their basement full of barrels, so the whole produce department is definitely likely to be involved creatively.
  AMBIANCE 5/5   SERVICE 9/10   SELECTION 12/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 8/10   OVERALL 17/20
Gethinbeer  (122) 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 4/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 12/15   FOOD 8/10   VALUE 7/10   OVERALL 15/20
Radek Kliber  (245) 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.
  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 $13 for 20 ounces of beer 3) the waiter did not tell me about this premium pricing schedule before I ordered. 4) a waiter who didnít really care to come to ask how things were. 5) the kitchen opened at 5pm which I was not told until I had ordered my beer. I wonít comment on th ebeer too much because I think my palate was off and I was definitely in a bad mood by the time I got out of there. They pretty much were all relatively bland to me except for an exceptional Imperial Stout. So given the ratings Iíve seen here, and the fact that I had one of their beers at WVRST yesterday, and it was quite tasty. I blame my palate.
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 12/15   FOOD 8/10   VALUE 8/10   OVERALL 16/20
Lubiere  (469) Ottawa, Ontario | February 21, 2013
A bit far from downtown, but with the detour. Good food ( Blue cheese popcorn was a hit, 3 porks pizza) and solid beer line up. 8 taps with a 5 X 4 on sampler for 10$. Super friendly service, with good interaction with clients.
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 9/10   SELECTION 8/15   FOOD 5/10   VALUE 8/10   OVERALL 14/20
rob6239  (52) 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.
  AMBIANCE 5/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 12/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 7/10   OVERALL 16/20
JoeMcPhee  (510) 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.

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