Best Restaurants for Beer-Drinkers

This page is currently under construction as I work towards creating a (much) more complete guide to the dozens of fantastic bars and restaurants around the city. For now, why not check out one of these delicious options:

bellwoods logo124 Ossington Ave.
Toronto, ON M6J 2Z5
(416) 535-4586

A small craft brew pub in downtown Toronto, Bellwoods Brewery opened on April 6, 2012. Brewing whatever they feel like, they encourage visitors to step out of their comfort zone and try something new. They favour bright, hoppy beers similar to those made popular by the burgeoning American craft brewing scene and take inspiration from Belgium’s Trappist styles. Constantly brainstorming and seeking new ways to make tasty brews, they have experimented with cognac, cider, tequila, and rum barrels.

bier markt logo58 The Esplanade
Toronto, ON M5E 1A6
(416) 862-7575

With multiple locations in Toronto, Bier Markt is committed to providing the best examples of the art of beer.  By storing, serving, and pairing each beer perfectly with their European brasserie inspired menu, this downtown attraction is sure to give you an amazing culinary experience. With a unique keg system featuring three different gas blends, the Bier Markt is dedicated to delivering the perfect pour exactly as the brewer intended.

granite logo245 Eglinton Ave E,
Toronto, ON M4P 3B7
(416) 322-0723

Producing small batched of natural, hand-crafted ales free of preservatives, the Granite Brewery has been brewing beer in Toronto for  over 20 years. They have won a variety of awards over the years and create a wide variety of styles, some of which are on offer at bars and pubs throughout the city of Toronto. Their seasonal and rotating drafts are worth a trip to the North end of the city throughout the year and their food is truly excellent.

beer bistro logo18 King St E,
Toronto, ON M5C 1C4
(416) 861-9872

With a fantastic selection of craft beer from all over the world and a truly delicious menu, the Beer Bistro is a popular choice for young, hip beer lovers in the downtown core. The beer list contains a variety of common and rare options including bottles, kegs, and casks. The atmosphere is bright and open making it a great option for an evening drink with friends or a romantic dinner.

indie alehouse logo2876 Dundas St W,
Toronto, ON M6P 1Y8
(416) 760-9691

Easily the best place to get dinner and a pint in the West end of Toronto, the Indie Alehouse specializes in – you guessed it – ales. Brewing their own beers, collaborating with other local breweries, and sharing guest taps the Indie is an excellent place to discover a new favourite beer. The Indie also has a great menu of food and snack items including cheese and cured meat platters and some absolutely amazingly delicious popcorn.