I visited this establishment for the first time on August 10, 2007 (Day 1 of Toronto’s Festival of Beer). The beer menu is a fine book. It contained 129 beers from around the world of many different styles, heavy on the Belgians. The atmosphere is upscale casual on the inside, with an ample sized patio. The service was very good, no hovering, and knowledgeable about the product. The value was excellent, the prices were slightly less expensive than some of the other beer restaurants in the city.
Note: My visit ran from 3:30pm to 6:00pm
Part of the popular chain, pretty huge space in the City with a Belgian-inspired design and some brewing memorabilia. Tap list is fairly unimpressive with a majority of worldwide macros. Bottle selection is more interesting, leaning towards solid imports, service is pretty random though. Probably wouldn’t recommend the place for beergeeks, seems to attract more the local businessmen crowd.
I finally made it here for a lunch meeting, great location and patio seating.
As for the food and beer, there is great attentive service and good patio seating in a great location. Not sure I’d eat there so often. But the service!!
When I’ve visited: Several times since moving downtown.
What I’ve had: Rogue Yellow Snow IPA, Mocha Porter and 7 Hop IPA, Central City Red Racer Pale Ale, ESB and IPA, Goose Island Honker’s Ale, and many other beers on tap, sauvignon blanc for the Mrs.
What I like: Decent to good selection of U.S. and West Coast drafts that you can’t find elsewhere in Ontario, proper glassware, quick if impersonal service, can usually find a seat at the bar if you come early, a good place to bring friends who aren’t beer nerds (and you can still drink well).
What I dislike: Beer prices are on the high side, food is so laughably expensive that it doesn’t warrant trying, I don’t go here after 7pm on weekends since there’s typically a massive lineup of douchebags clamouring to get in.
Would I go back? Depending on the time of day and what’s on tap, yes.
Overall Rating: 70
Good location near the downtown core with a fantastic beer menu. Some of the more hard to find beers (Rochefort 10, Westmalle, Westvletern) are listed but likely not in stock. Still it’s the best selection of beers I’ve seen in Toronto and the food is quite good as well. Good weekend atmosphere with live bands on the weekend. Can be a bit pricey but worth it if you’re looking for the complete package.
Beauty beer selection, rotational taps, killer food, great late night atmosphere too. Loved that I had a dressy dinner with some work colleagues, and a wicked party with some buds in the same establishment.
Place was very large, didnt try the food, but they had a huge beer list, lots of taps and tons of bottles. they said they just changed over their menu so I struck out a few times ordering beers but I got one in the end that was very tasty. Service was decent and I would definitely head here again
Visited this place on a cool and sunny Friday afternoon between the lunch rush and dinner. Large indoor and outdoor seating area with prompt seating and service. Excellent selection of Belgian and European beers with a smaller selection of American imports. Bottle list is extensive with a variety of older vintages and rarer bottles. Food selection was broad and diverse as well, and the poutine frites were very good. Overall one of the top places that we visited while in Toronto.