Avling, the east end’s pastel-hued brewery on Queen Street is more than just a pretty face. The sustainable brewpub’s top tier-talent, assembled by founder Max Meighen, includes head chef Suzanne Barr (previously the chef and owner of Toronto’s beloved Saturday Dinette), head brewer Brandon Judd, who comes by way of Godspeed Brewery, and head butcher
Bar Volo was one of Toronto’s first craft beer bars and has made a name for itself among the city’s ale aficionados. Opened in 1985, this bar was once an Italian restaurant. After relocating and opening a sister location, this bar is considered a stalwart amongst Toronto’s beer-loving community. Located at Yonge and Wellesly, Bar
Billy and Anne Madden founded Black Lab Brewing in 2018 with the vision of producing quality beers they would be proud to serve to family and friends. Black Lab currently runs both a bottle shop as well as a tap room, both of which feature a revolving list of beers. No food is served but
After existing as a dry neighbourhood for decades, the Junction now has two craft breweries: Indie Alehouse and Junction Craft Brewing, the latter of which recently opened a new tasting bar, retail outlet and brewery space on Cawthra Avenue. That’s a lot of craft breweries, given that all of Toronto has fewer than a dozen.
Toronto’s latest microbrewery is officially launching its first beer this Friday. Kensington Brewing Company (KBCo), the first microbrewery to hit downtown’s historic open-air market, will start by selling its flagship brew, Augusta Ale, at Burger Bar. Brock Shepherd, who heads up both the brewing company and Burger Bar, plans to spread KBCo’s beer to local watering holes, and if all goes well, to a much broader market.
Brew house and gastropub, Louis Cifer is the Danforth’s all-in-one eatery. Opened by the team behind Cabbagetown’s, Stout Irish Pub, Louis Cifer is your one-stop shop for good grub and even better brews. This local craft brewery is whipping up some wicked pub fare along with some upscale pub food that’s way beyond your classic
Billed as Toronto’s only vegan brewery and restaurant, Vegandale Brewery offers vegan beers and eats in its roomy Parkdale brew house. Local brewer Mike Duggan (whose brewery Duggan’s previously occupied the space) has created vegan beers with names tied to vegan ideology, like Morally Superior IPA and Principled Pilsner. The beer-friendly food menu comes courtesy