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Reviews by munro78:
2.6/5 rDev -39.4%
Left Bellwoods very thirsty and frustrated. Had a timeframe to shoot up there and grab a bite to eat and sample some of their beers which appeared to be off the beaten path. When we arrived we were told we would have to wait 5 to 10 minutes. Thinking, let's go to the bar I soon realized the bar itself had no room at all as it was about 10 feet long. HHHmmmm... Brew-pub with no where to drink a beer.... Then the hostess warned us to back up next to the entrance as we were blocking them from working. Had a fun time standing guard in the doorway and watching people drink. To seal the deal I looked right in front of me and ever so painfully watched some guy sitting at a table of four, no food, no beer, working feverishly away at his crossword puzzle. We left, I felt embarrassed as I with with company.
a. sell beer and ditch the restaurant - so people can actually walk in, stand there and drink it OR
b. open up a bigger place. or let me brainstorm, how about a patio - it was 65 and sunny. (or brew off premise)
It appears that they are truly trying to make a good product, but if people can't try it then all I can say is good luck. Are they a brewery or a pseudo hip urban bar?
05-19-2012 16:05:04 | More by munro78
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3.39/5 rDev -21%
Went here last night...
Walking up, really cool looking place, good outside seating area. During busy time they have you wait in line just to get to the host, who is also working as a server, so we waited ten minutes until we even knew what the deal was. You're also not allowed to even go to the bar as you wait. Once we got approached the hostess was really nice and got us seated at the bar within five minutes.
Once at the bar, really cool inside area, also has an upstairs and is all in viewing area of the brewery which looks to be a 10bbl system. On tap is mostly house beers, I had a the Witch IPA and the Brett american Pale Ale, both good. Buddy had a the Grizzly Brown and Stout, both good. We ordered the meat plate which was great. Ordered the buffalo chicken sausage, which was a little small but very good and spicy. After those two plates we ordered the flat iron steak, which took over 25 minutes to cook and we eventually cancelled it. That's when the waitress started giving us some lip.
Overall, I'd go back and try again on a less busy night. Place stays open till midnight every day.
SIDE NOTE: Good bottle selection, a lot of belgians, some sours, some saisons. Bottle Shop is cool too.
06-01-2014 18:05:21 | More by SankeySr
3.04/5 rDev -29.1%
Tried samples of all of the Bellwood's beers and though there were a few that were quite good on the whole they were under attenuated, muddled, and dull. Some were not good at all. The bottle list was not bad and it is nice to have Westie 12 on the list. The great variety of beers they make seems to have prevented them thus far from taking the time to iterate and master any one beer in particular. Hopefully that will change in the future.
The place itself is insanely noisy, crowded and unpleasant.
02-16-2014 22:53:33 | More by dipso123
Bellwoods Brewery in Toronto, ON, Canada
94 out of 100 based on 34 ratings.