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The top new pubs in Toronto

Toronto loves its pubs so it's fitting there are plenty of places that opened this year where we can dig into a big plate of nachos and a frosty glass of beer. The new pubs that opened in the city this year have the craftiest brews, cheesiest snacks and most comfy atmosphere.

Here are my picks for the top new pubs in Toronto.

Bandit Brewery

At Dundas and Roncesvalles, this popular brewpub serves up their own beer along with a sophisticated little menu of charcuterie boards, stews, and other snacks. They also host a bevy of events like art shows and oysters n’ beer.

Crafty Coyote

With a crazy chalkboard menu of dozens upon dozens of Ontario craft beers, this new spot in the Annex thankfully replaced the generic yogurt shop and other businesses previously populating the prime corner. Froyo is great, but the Annex has a greater demand for fine ales.

Radical Road

This brewpub in Leslieville is pumping out big beers in their tiny little space, as well as a comforting but delightful pub menu of items like octopus salad and braised beef with mac n’ cheese and cornbread. They serve their own thoughtful, drinkable beers, though in a limited variety.

The Belsize

This pub up on Mount Pleasant has great food and possibly even better beer, often with exclusive sneak peek picks from brands like Muskoka and always with a cask ale on tap. For the hungries, they’ve got terrine, salade nicoise, fried pickles, burgers, and specials like shepherd’s pie.

The Dylan

This Danforth East pub is meant to pay homage to Dylans both Bob and Thomas, and has a ton of rustic booze options from tall boys of craft beer to whiskey-forward cocktails.

Round the Horn

This Roncesvalles pub with a neighbourhood feel stocks local cans and bottles from producers like Pommies and Kensington Brewing Company, and draft from Flying Monkeys, Nickel Brook, Beau’s, and the like, as well as a menu of hot dogs.

Her Father’s Cider

This artsy and colourful newcomer to Harbord Village earns its status with a cider menu of over 75 apple-based beverages from Ontario and around the world. Their menu includes elevated comfort food in the form of raclette, duck rillette, and cod prepared in cider.

Lead photo by

Jesse Milns at The Dylan


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