As plenty of others have mentioned, this place is in the middle of the Distillery District, which is kitschy as kitschy can be - especially if you happen to visit during the Christmas market, which my girlfriend and I did. This means Mill St. tends to be crowded, and that crowd tends to be raucous - even on a Thursday evening. If you’re looking for somewhere relatively quiet, this is not for you. Service seems to be hit or miss - our experience seated indoors was subpar, while our experience at the outdoor bar was good. The food is a bit pricey, and is not quite up to the standards one might expect for the price point.
Regarding the beer, this is not a brewery that caters to the hophead crowd - which means that I rather enjoyed their beers. There was an assortment of lagers and porters, most of which were all right, a couple of which were rather tasty. I’d return on my next stop in Toronto, but just to have a beer or three.
I don’t like sports bars, and I don’t like pre-fabricated frozen food assembled purely for high profits. The beer here has hits and misses, and I rarely enjoy mill street beers they try to dream up for novelty. I would give it a pass. You can tick ratings all you want.
Huge space inside the restaurant with on-site brewery. There’s a retail shop to the left as you walk in flogging the Mill St. merchandise and wares. It all feels a little corporate. I ordered a tasting flight at the bar and the beers were clean but dull. Nothing offensive. The bartender was friendly and he was much more excited about the house brews than I, but good to see the enthusiasm. The Distillery District is a lovely area to stroll around, and worth visiting the nearby sake house too.
J’y suis allé plusieurs fois durant mes 2 passages Torontois, en été c’est blindé difficile d’accès aussi en week end c’est très rustrant pour un endroit qui n’est exceptionnel que parce que c’est dans le quartier de la Distillery acr pour le reste ce n’est pas un endroit incroyable
I’m a big fan of Mill Street’s beers, and attend their regular Brewmasters dinners throughout the year. The brewers love what they do, and their passion for making flavourful beers is evident. I find the prices for both the food and beer here a little overpriced, but I always have a good time here.