A huge sports bar catering to big crowds. I came by post-work hours and it was hectic in here. Managed to grab a spot at the bar for a beer and the bartender was surprisingly quick to take my order. The taps have a wide appeal approach and clearly geared to the city crowd but also some interest for a beer enthusiast. Centrally located in downtown.
When Iíve visited: Several times since they changed their tap lineup. What Iíve had: Barn Door Summer Storm Lager, Junction Craft Brakemanís Session Ale, Liberty Village Gosebuster, Great Lakes Limp Puppet Session IPA and Lake Effect IPA, Oast House Imperial Rye Porter, many other beers, Caesar salad, fish tacos, sausage plate, other entrees. What I like: Every time I come here the draft list is slightly better than the previous visit (lots of rotators available), seems like theyíre starting to attract a different crowd, servers are efficient and polite, love the fact that theyíre now pouring cask ale, prices are fair, very glad to have this place nearby. What I dislike: Food is just okay, itís often hard to find a seat at the bar, can sometimes be a dude fest here so not always the best spot to bring your wife/girlfriend. Would I go back? Yes. Overall Rating: 72
A very large bar it feels like a big corporate run place. Relatively loud, which is hard to avoid in a place this size. Recently converted a large number of taps to craft beer and now boasts a pretty decent tap list, particularly for this neighbourhood. A good spot to bring a group that is not necessarily craft beer focused as it is mainstream enough to please most, and it is close enough to SkyDome, Union Station, ACC, etc. to be a good option before and after events (though it may have crowds as a result.) Decent spot, centrally located, but if you are in the neighbourhood the hardcore beer folks should be considering a walk to Bar Hop or Amsterdam either as an alternative, or in addition to.
has a very decent selection of craft beer. Menu is organized by IBUís which I like. there are about 20 taps of generic/commerical brews and about 20 taps of local/craft beer. downstairs seems to be a rock venue with the upstairs being a sports bar of sorts. The bar is geared towards the younger crowd and the food can be un-impressive but beer wise it is not the worst place to go.
A revived bar, a good amount of room. Loud music, sports TV, but also 24 local craft taps, and among the import taps, a handful of craft. Good variety but even the crafts are stuff that will sell: Irish reds and the like.
One of the better beer bars in downtown Toronto. A mix of sports bar and beer bar really. Decent, albeit, fairly expensive food. Try the maple donuts! A very nice selection of beers, especially local and Ontario specific beers.
Huge bar in down-town Toronto. Long bar with many high tables around the place. Friendly staff with a decent beer selection. Many massive televisions scattered around the place. This place is packed when the hockey is on.