Bellwoods Brewery

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BEER AVG
4.01/5
BEER STATS
Beers:
59
Reviews:
586
Ratings:
2,064
PLACE STATS
Place Score:
93
Reviews:
19
Ratings:
57
Avg:
4.21
pDev:
7.84%
 
 
Taps:
10
Bottles/Cans:
50
Cask:
N
Beer-to-Go:
Y
Bellwoods BreweryBellwoods Brewery
PLACE INFO

Type: Brewery, Bar, Eatery

124 Ossington Ave
Toronto, Ontario, M6J 2Z5
Canada

(416) 535-4586 | map
bellwoodsbrewery.com

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Added by jrenihan on 04-08-2012

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Reviews: 19 | Ratings: 57
Reviews by cratez:
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4.23/5  rDev +0.5%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.5

When I visited: April 2012.

What I had: Lost River Baltic Porter, Witchshark Imperial IPA, Berliner Weisse, various snacks, dessert.

What I liked: Comfortable, welcoming atmosphere, excellent timely service, delicious food and beer. Bellwoods is cranking out high quality takes on under-represented styles, and they blow Mill St. and Granite out of the water. I’ll be interested to see how other newcomers - like the Indie Alehouse - stack up.

What I disliked: Nothing. My only criticism is that the beer, while very good, falls short of greatness. These guys will continue to evolve, though, and I think their best is yet to come.

Would I go back? Absolutely.

Overall Rating: 84

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More User Reviews:
Photo of Corson
4.39/5  rDev +4.3%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4.75 | food: 4

Photo of street_spirit
4.33/5  rDev +2.9%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4.75 | service: 3.75 | selection: 4.25 | food: 4.25

Photo of Taybeh
4.34/5  rDev +3.1%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.25 | food: 4.25

Photo of simplejj81
4.05/5  rDev -3.8%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | food: 4

Photo of psweendogg
4.35/5  rDev +3.3%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.25

Photo of Whatup14
4.5/5  rDev +6.9%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.5

Photo of MtnSoup
4.38/5  rDev +4%
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 +12.4%
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 +8.8%
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 -5%
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 +1.2%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4 | selection: 4.25 | food: 3.5

Photo of Ultrarunner100
4.9/5  rDev +16.4%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5 | food: 4.5

Photo of Misterphinister
4.29/5  rDev +1.9%
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 +13.1%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 4.25

Photo of Derekmalcoln
4.5/5  rDev +6.9%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5 | food: 3.75

Photo of Luisc94
4.5/5  rDev +6.9%

Photo of Spreetaper
4.25/5  rDev +1%

Photo of swagboss
4.75/5  rDev +12.8%

Photo of Adamthornton13
5/5  rDev +18.8%

Photo of DaveBar
3.46/5  rDev -17.8%
vibe: 3.25 | quality: 3.25 | service: 3.75 | selection: 3.5

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 -16.9%

Photo of Electros
5/5  rDev +18.8%

Photo of hunterjames
4.5/5  rDev +6.9%

Photo of papat444
4.25/5  rDev +1%

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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Bellwoods Brewery in Toronto, ON, Canada
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