The Best Brewpubs in Toronto
The best brewpubs in Toronto are welcoming locales where diners can linger over pints of craft brew and surprisingly thoughtful food.
You'll still find burgers, nachos, and wings aplenty at these spots, but each dish is made with care, ingredients are often locally sourced, and menus reflect the flavours of the seasons.
Here are the best brewpubs in Toronto.
Bigger and better than ever following a recent expansion, this rollicking Ossington restaurant offers a complete menu of seasonal fare. Pair each creative dish, like grilled tuna montaditos and vegetarian hand pies, with one of the adjoining brewery's popular craft pours by the pint or direct from the can.
Junction residents rely on this spot for globally-inspired comfort food accompanied by craft beer seven days a week. You'll find a rotating list of on-tap offerings, from IPAs and sours to spiced fruit beers. Pizzas, wings, nachos, and a burger made from stout-braised shredded short ribs have been known to inspire diners to order a second round.
For dinner and lunch (on weekends), the best way to secure beer from this Roncesvalles Village darling is at its in-house restaurant. Munch on beer-battered cheese curds and bulgogi short ribs alongside refreshing pints of Hoppelganger pilsner — you'll thank us later.
A restaurant and patio, music hall and retailer in one, this Bloordale Village spot (almost) has it all. A beer-friendly amalgam of snacky bites and more substantial plates from charcuterie and shishitos to a 10oz picanha steak, caters to both those popping by for a quick pint and those settling in for the night.
Find farm-to-table dishes and plenty of brews at this Riverside spot, where an endless array of events and specials keep things interesting every day of the week. Weekend brunch is an ideal time to sample a house-smoked trout plate, brunch burger, or the Brewer's Benny, made with habit-forming Backpacker Blonde hollandaise sauce.
Local flavours and seasonal beers are the raison d'etre at this Leslieville spot. In chef Laura Maxwell's skilled hands, ingredients from the rooftop garden become luscious plates, like garden sliders, cheesy stuffed jalapeños and seared scallops with confit ratatouille. A bevy of exciting beers means there's always something new to discover.
This comfortable Leslieville brewery and taproom beckons with a roster of house-made craft beer and a succinct menu of approachable pub grub. Dishes here may be simple but are always top-quality, whether you order the smoked celeriac on rye or the beans and wieners laced with a hefty dose of Sling Shot, the brewery's OG brew.
This sizable Little India spot with a brewery, taproom and retail shop continually garners raves for its intriguing pours. From Belgian blonds to Czech premium dark lagers, there's plenty on tap to pique your interest. The menu by Wvrst jumps from quick bites, like pretzels with cheese sauce to generous schnitzel sandwiches.
Fans of this Stockyards District brewery head here to sample session-style craft beers in its spacious taproom. Beer flights mean you can sip on a German pilsner before moving on to a popsicle sour, then a pumpkin coffee ale. Alongside, smash burgers, fried chicken, nachos, and other handheld delights mean you won't go hungry.
Jesse Milns at Bandit Brewery
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