My favourite brewpub in the city. Lovely converted loft space. Awesome covered patio out front that is doubles the seating.
You can’t go wrong with any of Bellwoods beers, but if you don’t fancy drinking one of theirs, they have an extensive and impressive list of bottles.
Food is great. The steak is one of the best I’ve had in the city. The cheese board is also one of the best I’ve had. The menu changes seasonally, giving a nice change of pace every now and again.
My only complaint is how tiny the indoor space is, making for potentially long waits in the cold months.
The best brewpub in Canada? The best brewpub in Canada. Incredible atmosphere, prompt service, and Bellwoods’ own outrageously good beers. It gets pretty full on the weekends or a mildly nice day, so go early and stay late.
This was my favorite stop in Toronto. I know the ratings are pretty solid for this place, but somehow I felt it was underrated. A small place with an outdoor patio (that I almost missed because there is no sign), a garage door that could close off the patio, and a few tables/small bar then all the tanks and brewing equipment (there might be seats upstairs but I didn’t venture up there). Anyway it was packed on a Thursday evening. Top notch beer selection - excellent. They had maybe 8-10 of their own beers (including unique offerings such as berliner weisse, wine barrel aged tripel, single hop IPA, collaboration IIPA, imperial stout, 2 different saisons, etc). They have a few guest taps and a decent bottle selection (including Westy 12 for $30 if you so desire). Not only do they have a phenomenal beer list, but the beers are actually really good. Of the 5 I tried, lowest rated was a 3.7, highest 4.1. I guess you could find fault with their food menu - it is small, mostly things like meat plate, cheese plate, etc. and fairly expensive. So I didn’t order any food. But what I saw (and smelled) looked really good too. Service was great too - although it was busy, our waiter kept coming back and making sure we were ok. Overall - this is a brewpub you must check out if in Toronto, you won’t be disappointed.
Visited at the opening on October 10th, 2014. Located on a relatively quiet street (except for some buses), a nice eclectic and small brewpub, with a terrasse that double its size. A large garage door separate the indoor part and the terrasse, so when its open it has an open air feeling, it was great on that day. The decor is recycled furniture and items, really nothing flashy here. There is a mezzanine where you can watch the action in the brewery room while you eat and drink. The service was great, fast and knowledgeable, very friendly and just like at Indie Alehouse, they gave me water with out me asking for it. I had two beer, an IPA and a Baltic porter, very interesting but well made. I also ate some bread from a local bakery with some homemade butter, very delicious. The bottle shop next door is quite nice, with opening hours different from the brewpub. It’s a short walk from Dundas from the north and Queen from the south. This is a kick ass brewpub, a must visit!
Great concept of opening the garage door to make a nice patio, sitting out there while they are BBQ’ing is wonderful. Always have some good new beers, bottle shop next door for 4 packs, nice simple but hearty food. Great place to visit before going to Bellwoods park!
Have visited on numerous occasions. Brewpub machinery is in the back with limited seating inside and upstairs, but they’ve added a patio with heaters -- as a result, this place is constantly packed. Delicious beers are usually available, several on tap and many more in bottles (though the latter can get expensive), and some events provide even better offerings with cask beers. In the summer there were fun jazz bands playing amongst the brewing equipment, behind the glass! (Side note: Love the tap handles at the bar, they use all sorts of different wood.) Food is sometimes strange but usually tasty and a lot of it is made or cured in-house. Brewery bottleshop is right next door, plus they sell t-shirts and other paraphernalia. This is certainly one of the top beer bars in Toronto, and they’re expanding soon! This location is right on the TTC bus route down from Ossington so it’s easy to get to for travellers. Definitely worth a visit, and good luck finding a seat.
Une boutique et une chaleureuse terrasse attachés à un restaurant rempli de magnifiques gens et liquides. La cuisine et le service sont sans taches et à l’image de celle produite par la marque de commerce. Un incontournable pour l’Amérique entière.
Yeah, this place is no joke. Very cool ambiance with a main bar area with tables and a long, narrow mezzanine acting as almost a 2nd floor bar overlooking the main floor and the brewhouse. No standing at the bar which I still will never understand unless you’re a legit restaurant, but nevertheless only waited 15 minutes or so for a couple seats upstairs. Beers were excellent, service was prompt and very friendly, and to go bottles were a bit expensive ($8/500 mL) but right there and convenient to purchase next door. Go here.
Visited on a Monday for dinner. Less than an hour after opening the place was almost full, our hostess seated us on a large table that we could have had to share with the next patrons. Really nice atmosphere, wood tables, framed prints of their labels on the walls and a lot of patio seating. Selection-wise a dozen house beers, half on tap, the other half being their reserve bottles (those were priced a bit steep : 20-25$). Also around twenty guest bottles (from memory they had Trou du Diable sours, De Molen stouts and Stillwater saisons). Service was friendly and efficient, they seemed to know their products very well. We also tried a couple items on the food menu and everything we had was absolutely fantastic. I can’t wait to come back.
Beau petit brouepub, avec une jolie petite terrasse. Service hyper sympathique et efficace. Les prix sont corrects. La nourriture semble délicieuse (les frites sont très bonnes). Évidemment on y va surtout pour la bière qui est sublime la plupart du temps.