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Bellwoods Brewery

Not Rated.
Bellwoods BreweryBellwoods Brewery
BEER AVG
4.01/5
Based on:
59 Beers
1,967 Hads
Place Score: 94
Reviews: 19
Visits: 55
Avg: 4.3
pDev: n/a
Taps: 10
Bottles: 50
Cask: N
Beer-to-Go: Y
[ Brewery, Bar, Eatery ]

124 Ossington Ave
Toronto, Ontario, M6J 2Z5
Canada
phone: (416) 535-4586 | map
bellwoodsbrewery.com

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Reviews: 19 | Visits: 55
Reviews by TheSevenDuffs:
Photo of TheSevenDuffs
4.4/5  rDev +2.3%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 3.5

Just realized that I haven't posted a review for one of my new favourite spots in the city.

Bellwoods is one of my favourite spots in the city. The beer is fist class, with constantly rotating taps that include a wide variety of styles and some very interesting wine oak barrel aged offerings. The Witchshark IIPA is a must have for anyone visiting for the first time and it usually (always?) on tap.

The atmosphere is great and the service is friendly and knowledgeable. The servers are well educated in beer styles in general and especially so in their own offerings.

Prices are more than fair.

The food was decent the one time I ate there, but the menu isn't geared towards full meals; more so finger foods and lighter dinner fare. Still, the food is creative and what I had tasted good enough.

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More User Reviews:
Photo of Taybeh
4.34/5  rDev +0.9%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.25 | food: 4.25

Photo of simplejj81
4.05/5  rDev -5.8%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | food: 4

Photo of psweendogg
4.35/5  rDev +1.2%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.25

Photo of Whatup14
4.5/5  rDev +4.7%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.5

Photo of MtnSoup
4.38/5  rDev +1.9%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4 | food: 4.5

Vibe: This place is awesome. Visited two nights in a row (Tuesday and Wednesday afternoon/evening), and both times there was a line to get seated. Everyone is super friendly (Canadians, eh), and you just get the feeling everyone working here loves the beer/brewery, and tons of locals frequent it as well.

Quality: Prior to my trip, research via BA indicated Bellwoods is probably creating the best beers in Canada - I would agree with this statement. Their IIPA was outstanding, resinous and hoppy, yet still balanced nicely. They also had a limited mango version on tap which was quite quaffable. Their bottle sales (to enjoy on-site or take away) were great. We had a bottle of the Motley Cru (Sour Red aged in white wine oak barrels if memory serves right), and it was fabulous.

Service: Attentive and knowledgable about both food and beers.

Selection: My only gripe (and it's a very small one), was that they only had about six beers on draft. Would've loved to have tried more. Each was very well done.

Food: I didn't expect the food to shine, but like the beer it was also great. Their charcuterie/salumi plate, along with the cheese selections were great compliments to the tap list.

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Photo of rooskey379
4.73/5  rDev +10%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 5 | food: 4.25

You. Must. Go. to Bellwoods if you're visiting. If you're a local, you must travel to BW on a frequent basis.

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Photo of jjboesen
4.58/5  rDev +6.5%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.25

As you can tell from the many positive reviews, Bellwoods seems to be a popular place to get some excellent beers. Having been able to see for myself, I agree: it is located in a quiet semi-residential neighborhood, a bit west of the downtown core. (I took the No. 63 Bus from the Ossington Street subway station - it passes right by.) The focal point is the busy patio that is set out from the open garage doors; there is a small bar to the left with a smattering of cramped tables taking up what space there is for the rather hipster crowd. Next door is the retail store. On draft were a wide array of their delicious brews; during my visit: I enjoyed: Wizard Wolf, a crisp sessional IPA, Paper Tiger, a dry-hopped lager, a nice and balanced stout, Witchshark, a massive Imperial IPA and wonderful barrel-aged session called "Farmageddon." Worth the trip, alone.

Great service and a unique food menu - I opted for their Chorizo verde, a spicy sausage entrée - makes for a must visit when in Toronto. I understand that they are expanding. No surprise here. I wish them well.

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Photo of icormier
4/5  rDev -7%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | food: 4

Visited Bellwoods on a busy June Saturday. It's packed and noisy, and our party of two was seated upstairs in a narrow seating section relatively quickly. The beer was great, service was friendly, and the food was really good. A standout the day we were there was the asparagus - but the tuna, and the fries, were also good.

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Photo of dgilks
4.26/5  rDev -0.9%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4 | selection: 4.25 | food: 3.5

Photo of Ultrarunner100
4.9/5  rDev +14%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5 | food: 4.5

Photo of Misterphinister
4.29/5  rDev -0.2%
vibe: 5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4

Awesome brewery, wish they had rare stuff in their bottle shop next door!

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Photo of KrisDLSmith
4.76/5  rDev +10.7%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 4.25

Photo of Derekmalcoln
4.5/5  rDev +4.7%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5 | food: 3.75

Photo of Luisc94
4.5/5  rDev +4.7%

Photo of Spreetaper
4.25/5  rDev -1.2%

Photo of swagboss
4.75/5  rDev +10.5%

Photo of Adamthornton13
5/5  rDev +16.3%

Photo of DaveBar
4/5  rDev -7%

Went to get some bottles but had to stay for 1!!

VERY expensive. Plain and simple.

Excellent selection. Had a Bring Out Your Dead. $22.00 for a 500ml bottle. Again VERY expensive.
Would be a stretch at $10.00 at the bottle shop but would buy a few for the cellar.

Did not try and of the food but what came out of the kitchen looked very attractive.

Looking forward to going back but I better save up as the pricing is HIGH.

Enjoy

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Photo of tally
3.5/5  rDev -18.6%

Photo of Electros
5/5  rDev +16.3%

Photo of hunterjames
4.5/5  rDev +4.7%

Photo of papat444
4.25/5  rDev -1.2%

Visited only the bottle shop, they had 3 or 4 beers available for purchase, mostly session ales. Nice, clean and friendly. The bar looked awesome and hope to come back to enjoy some beers on site.

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Photo of MayonakaStout
4.5/5  rDev +4.7%

Photo of ToddMopps
4/5  rDev -7%

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Bellwoods Brewery in Toronto, ON, Canada
94 out of 100 based on 19 ratings.