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4.06/5 rDev -5.4%
A microcosm of a good Brooklyn bar. Looks like a garage from exterior with a few tables and a medium and very woody bar. I am looking forward to the patio, the potential rooftop, and we think more patio out in the back.
I hear the food is good but I go for the beers.Every beer was very good, a reasonable or better representation of the style. A Bit out of the way in a hip area, it was worth the trip. Reasonable pricing. Good environment, it was nice to see young couples and their kids about.Very good service, very clean.
04-16-2012 01:36:10 | More by Sammy
4.4/5 rDev +2.6%
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.
09-10-2012 11:44:53 | More by TheSevenDuffs
4.29/5 rDev 0%
This is a "must-stop" if you are visiting Toronto. Stopped by on a Saturday afternoon, and it was packed. Outdoor seating, decent sized bar, and an upstairs overlooking the bar and brewery. They have a bottle shop next door for beer to go and swag. No growlers currently due to Ontario laws, which is a bummer. They had 7 of their own beers available on-tap, and a very decent bottle list with some whopper whales on it. There is a tapas style menu, and while I was there they had a grill fired up outside that appeared to be separate from the brewery itself. I didn't eat, but it sure did smell good. The beer was fantastic. I could have stayed and quaffed all day. Great variety of styles, and all well put together. The service was decent, and friendly, but sitting upstairs sometimes you felt a little neglected. Nothing to ruin the trip, but some dry mouth moments nonetheless. All in all, if I find myself back in Toronto I will be at Bellwoods. Fantastic spot to hit!
06-26-2013 01:30:37 | More by GarthDanielson
4.36/5 rDev +1.6%
Love, love, love Bellwoods Brewery.
Showed up on a Wednesday night to discover an all but packed pub. There was a really nice seating area outside, but it wasn't occupied save for two or three people at one picnic table. There were a few heaters out there, so it actually wasn't all that bad.
A spot opened up at the bar, so I hopped in, and started chatting with the bartender a bit. She was a very nice girl, who you could tell knew her beer.
The first beer I tried was their session stout. A dry irish stout pushed with nitro, that clocked in at a mild 3.5% or so. Very, very good. Some nice oat crispness, with a touch of roast. I liked that it was poured on nitro, as the nitrogen gave it some added body, as it could have come off a bit light I'm sure without.
I then started chatting up the young gentlemen next to me, and as it turns out, he was born in the U.P. of Michigan. Well hello. He was a total beer geek as well, so we ended up sampling some of the bottles from their reserve board. Excellent choices.
The Collaboration with Jeppe from Evil Twin was fantastic, No Sleep Till Brooklyn. A sour stout aged in thrid or fourth run Cognac barrels. Very little barrel character, all sour funky roasty goodness. A great choice.
The second was Three Minutes to Midnight...a barrel aged stout in Cognac barrels. Again, very good. Some real jammy notes from the cognac barrel.
The vibe of this place was fantastic. Stopped by two different occasions, and both were full of friendly, upbeat young people. I didn't have the opportunity to try any food, but heard it's good.
Again, a great new beer spot in Toronto. These scene is growing, and in a good direction. Bellwoods is an awesome addition!
11-26-2013 00:38:49 | More by MarcatGSB
4.23/5 rDev -1.4%
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
07-22-2012 18:03:00 | More by cratez
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.