Really nice busy brewpub in Toronto. If you’re on a layover (like I was) you can take the airport train to Bloor, then Bloor Dundas west subway to Ossington, and the Ossingnton bus stops right in front of Bellwoods. Anyway nice patio and indoor bar. Decent food. Good fast and friendly service but perhaps not as informative about the beers as they would be when its not so busy. (Whenever that might be). Good selection of Bellwoods and guest taps and a great (but expensive) bottle list. A good stop in Toronto.
Located in the Portuguese quarter, this informal and relaxed brewpub is a must-visit when in Toronto. The selection includes delicious own brews on taps and in bottles as well as some other decent bottled craft beers. The staff are knowledgeable and very friendly. Reasonable prices. Flights available. Did not try the food but it looked okay. There is a retail store right next door. It is really worth the trip from the strict centre of the city.
Man is this place popular. I arrived on a Thursday just before opening and already there was a queue of almost two dozen folks. There’s an awesome patio that fills up straight away on a nice day. I grabbed a seat at the bar so service was prompt. The beers can be purchased in taster size or full pours. All but one of the beers on tap was hoppy stuff. Food was tasty but may not be bang for buck if you prefer larger portions. It’s a cool space here and I was happy to linger and enjoy the beers. There’s also a retail shop next door for takeaways.
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.
Outstanding brewpub, great vibe, great beers, great food! What more can we ask for? These guys are clearly brewing magicians, releasing addicting beers ranging from the lightest hoppy session ale to the heaviest craziest barrel-aged spice-infused imperial stout. Meat and cheese boards are simply fantastic too, make sure to share as portions are quite large. Overall an unforgettable experience, cheers guys and keep up the great work!
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.
DuffMan (335) the land of bitumen, beef & beer, Alberta | January 20, 2015
Great spot-- not a lot of space and very popular, but worth the wait. Cool vibe, interesting layout (we sat in the loft area overlooking the big steel tanks), great food, amazing beers. Despite it being mega-busy, our server was attentive and knowledgable. Highly recommended.
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.
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.
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.
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!