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The Beer Drinkers’ Guide to Toronto’s West End

Beer is of the masses in Toronto. No matter where you go, no matter where you turn, you will either run into a brewery or a craft beer hot spot. Heck, one can’t go far in this city without knowing at least one person who brews their own beer. We’re lucky this way — the beer possibilities are endless.

In case you didn’t know just how much beer is in this city, we’ve put together a beer drinkers’ guide to Toronto. Check it out below.


Great Lakes Brewery

Location: 30 Queen Elizabeth Blvd

A little further out from downtown, but defiantly worth the commute. Great Lakes Brewery was 2016’s Ontario Brewery of the Year and there’s a reason for it.

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Junction Craft Brewing

Location: 90 Cawthra Ave #101

Great beer and trivia are the key ingredients for a good time every Wednesday night.

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Bandit Brewery

Location: 2125 Dundas St W

Trees, picnic tables, and a rocky floor, Bandit Brewery’s patio truly makes you feel like you’re drinking out in the woods.



Location: 1184 Bloor St W

Brewery, restaurant, music venue. Your one stop for all those Friday night plans you can’t decide on.

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Brew Pubs

Bellwoods Brewery

Location: 124 Ossington Ave

With one of the coolest street patios in the city, Bellwoods Brewery is the perfect date spot after a romantic walk through Trinity Bellwoods Park.


Duggan’s Brewery

Location: 1346 Queen St W

Beer Candied Bacon is an item on the menu, if that doesn’t convince you…


Indie Ale House

Location: 2876 Dundas St W

A beer on tap called “Broken Hipster” is sure to hit home for many of us.

Bars with Great Selection

The Craft

Location: 107 Atlantic Ave

With over 120 craft beers on the menu, you’re pretty much guaranteed something you’ve never tried before. Not to mention $4 select drinks 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. on weekdays.


Tallboys Craft Beer House

Location: 838 Bloor St W

Giant selection of craft tallboys and a big projector brings this small bar to life.


Get Well

Location: 1181 Dundas St W

Craft beer and arcade machines will have you entertained for hours.


3030 Dundas West

Location: 3030 Dundas St W

Weekly trivia, paint nights and movie nights, all while serving delicious food and local craft beer.


Tequila Bookworm

Location: 512 Queen St W

Proudly serving drinks exclusively from our own backyard. “No Heineken or Corona.”


Bar Hop

Location: 391 King St. W

Like a little seafood with you beer? Mussel Mondays and Buck-A-Shuck Tuesdays sound perfect for you.

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Feature photo courtesy Tequila Bookworm via Facebook.

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