6 Toronto Breweries That'll Make You Feel Like a Local
Grab a drink at the best of Toronto's beer scene.
Toronto is known for many things: friendly locals, tasty poutine and Drake. What most out-of-towners fail to realize is that Toronto has one of the fastest growing brewery scenes to date. The next time you’re in Toronto and on the hunt for a tasty beer in a fun and relaxed environment, this list will have you covered.
1. Henderson Brewing
Henderson Brewing is an award-winning brewery with a focus on the history and culture of Toronto. Each month they feature a new brew highlighting events and places around the city, taking you on a cultural tour with every bottle. Stop by their brewery for a to-go case or grab a beer there and stick around to play on their pinball machines.
2. Bellwoods Brewery
Head on over to Bellwoods Brewery for a friendly neighborhood bar perfect for hanging out and enjoying a great brew. At Bellwoods Brewery, they have some amazingly unique beers with playful names like Goblin Sauce and Jelly King. The bottles features the work of a local artist on the labels.
3. Laylow Bar and Eatery
Looking for some place small with tasty food and even better beer? The smallest brewery in Toronto, Laylow Bar and Eatery won't let you down with its unique twists on classic pub foods and brews created right out of their kitchen. The eatery’s walls are full of paintings from hip-hop greats like Lauryn Hill and Mobb Deep, while their food will leave you full and satisfied. Check out the great upcoming events that will make you come back for more.
4. Halo Brewery
Head to Halo Brewery taproom and bottle shop for a drink with local Toronto creatives. Halo brews beer you won't find anywhere else like Elder God, a Belgian Ale with Apple Cider, Elderberry, and Elderflower. The creators of Halo Brewery Callum Hay and Eric Portelance started as homebrewers in their respective basements and together have grown their brewhouse to be one of the best in the city.
5. Rainhard Brewering Co.
Located in a former refinery, Rainhard Brewing Co. is a can't-miss spot in Toronto. Rainhard is taking things to the next level with bold brews and an amazing atmosphere you won't find anywhere else. The taproom is large enough to host events, yet small enough to feel cozy and welcoming. This award-winning brewery is doing so well they are expanding and we can't wait to see it grow.
6. Junction Craft Brewing
Junction Craft Brewing is celebrating six years of amazing beer that locals love. Located in the junction area of Toronto, this brewery is a must for any railroad enthusiast with its conductor's Craft Ale and Station Masters Stout. Junction Craft Brewing has recently expanded and has earned a slew of awards for its flavorful craft beers. You can find Juction beers sold around Ontario.
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