Bellwoods Brewery

Bellwoods BreweryBellwoods Brewery
Bellwoods BreweryBellwoods Brewery
Brewery, Bar, Eatery, Beer-to-go

124 Ossington Ave
Toronto, Ontario, M6J 2Z5
Canada

(416) 535-4586 | map
bellwoodsbrewery.com

Notes:
BEER STATS
Average:
4.07
Beers:
183
Reviews:
889
Ratings:
3,109
PLACE STATS
Average:
4.32
Reviews:
33
Ratings:
96
pDev:
9.49%
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Reviews by yancot:
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yancot from Canada

4.25/5  rDev -1.6%

Mar 22, 2014
More User Reviews:
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CXBrad

4.28/5  rDev -0.9%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4

Exceptional spot for a night out. Real destination.

Feb 10, 2020
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blisscent from Rhode Island

4.58/5  rDev +6%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5

Nov 12, 2019
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jlindros from Massachusetts

3.72/5  rDev -13.9%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 3.75 | service: 4 | selection: 3.5

Interesting place. Very hip feeling but not quite hipster. Outdoor patio "beer garden" with hanging lights and various plants and vines. Very old wooden tables and bar. Inside various paintings on the wall, and exposed brewery. Upstairs has an old pub feel overlooking the rest of the place. Overall fairly small though. Very new wave hipster like music playing fairly loud.

Staff is in their own world, doing all their prep and talking to each other. But they are friendly.

Eight of their own beers and a few guest taps on. Various nice bottles as well, including a bunch of Drie Fonteinen, even hommage. Also a bunch of their own vintage bottles. Their beers on draft are all pale ales, iPad, and sours. The very hipster modern beer list. Nothing unique or classic unfortunately (except a code which I could argue is also the modern hipster retro style). Not even a single dark beer when the weather is very cold.

It would be a cool place to hang out with friends for a late night bottle share, less so for a quick couple of beers at lunchtime.

Food options for lunch include a couple snacks, two sandwich options, a single salad, and very expensive assorted cheeses. Very meh. But I didn't try anything they made, just bread from a local bakery.

Oct 19, 2019
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BGDrock from Canada

4.33/5  rDev +0.2%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.25 | food: 4.25

Jul 21, 2019
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LeftHanded666 from New York

4.03/5  rDev -6.7%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4 | service: 3.75 | selection: 4.25 | food: 4

Jul 01, 2019
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ikidunot from Canada

3.85/5  rDev -10.9%
vibe: 4 | quality: 3.75 | service: 3.75 | selection: 4

May 11, 2019
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brother_rebus from Maine

3.91/5  rDev -9.5%
vibe: 2 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4

kinda like a beer nerd gloryhole. metal door. Anonymous. In & out. I like.

Mar 03, 2019
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npolachek from New York

4.57/5  rDev +5.8%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.75 | selection: 4.5

Very solid brewery. Staff was passionate about beer and brewing, and they had a solid selection of well priced bottles and pours. Environment was chill with lots of super nice people.

Feb 10, 2019
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AllanCox1 from Canada

4.53/5  rDev +4.9%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 5 | food: 4

Sep 13, 2018
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JunctionCat from Canada

3.74/5  rDev -13.4%
vibe: 3.25 | quality: 4.75 | service: 3 | selection: 3.75 | food: 3

If you go here for the beer, you have to fight the people who want to be there for selfies or to say they were there. The service is 'cool' bordering on aloof, but friendly. They certainly know their stuff and will help if asked, but otherwise are a little standoffish. Food is clearly an afterthought, but not bad. The main reason to go IMHO is the beers, and they are excellent. The selection is often limited, with gaps in the popular beers, as to be expected I guess, but disappointing. Expensive with small portions but if you're there for the beer, that's par for the course. What you can get, is almost always excellent and worth ant hassle of crowds, fanboys, and the like. Always worth it.

Sep 03, 2018
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West_Chester_Ale_Tester from Ohio

4.15/5  rDev -3.9%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4 | selection: 4.25

The open air concept of this brewery really sets it apart. It just feels like your in a different place. Very farm to table. The beer is very good and they were the spot I was most looking forward to in Toronto. It didn't let me down.

Aug 12, 2018
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Coronaeus from Canada

4.51/5  rDev +4.4%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 5 | selection: 4.25

May 24, 2018
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vincechan from Canada

4.08/5  rDev -5.6%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.25 | service: 3.75 | selection: 4.25 | food: 4

May 10, 2018
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StonedTrippin from Colorado

4.43/5  rDev +2.5%
vibe: 5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.25 | food: 4.5

this place is so rad, as good as i hoped it would be. a direct cab from the airport brings me to a mellow place on a sunday night, open seats at the small and welcoming little bar. they have candles burning in jars, but otherwise low light, and a cool vibe, with a terrace up top, a frozen patio out front that i could see popping off in the summer, and a vertically oriented brew house. bottle shop next door as well. i couldnt believe how small the place is for how famous their beer is, at least in my circle, so upscale humble, which is a wonderful vibe to cast, i super dig it, woody and rustic in here, reclaimed wood and neat artwork, relaxed lighting, and so much less seating than expected. the beer is amazing, had the barn owl brett pale with apricots and the coconut and coffee variants of the rum barrel aged skeleton key, all were epic, and the bottles i got to go were special too! food was wicked too, seriously next level, so so good, adventurous and european while the service was good but maybe too relaxed to be expert. the beer and vibe though, unbeatable, maybe the best around, although i am not a toronto veteran. i really love bellwoods now, and their beer is just unreal. i cant recommend this place enough. i could have spent all night in here, sipping and tasting and appreciating and relaxing. just loved it!

edit: enjoyed it so much i had to go back right away and drink through some more of the beers. all equally awesome. maybe my favorite beer stop in toronto this week!

Feb 05, 2018
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patre_tim from Thailand

3.91/5  rDev -9.5%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 3.75 | food: 3.75

Visited here last night after class in Toronto. Great music, good vibe, and kind servers. Centrally located, and a popular place for a Saturday night out. There was a line up still after 11pm.

Jan 29, 2018
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kjkinsey from Texas

4.26/5  rDev -1.4%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4

Nov 26, 2017
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BossMD from Canada

4.9/5  rDev +13.4%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5 | food: 4

Oct 22, 2017
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byronic from Canada

4.29/5  rDev -0.7%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4.25 | food: 4

A very busy spot with great brews. Love the separated bottle shop "express line" Can get really busy, especially with nice weather. A good selection of draughts and take home brews.

Sep 26, 2017
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TheBubblegumkid from Canada

5/5  rDev +15.7%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5 | food: 5

Sep 12, 2017
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Simon212 from Canada

4.53/5  rDev +4.9%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 3.75

Aug 03, 2017
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Daniellobo from District of Columbia

4.23/5  rDev -2.1%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.25 | food: 4

Jul 23, 2017
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StormAles from Canada

4.76/5  rDev +10.2%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.75 | food: 4.75

Jul 16, 2017
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WheelsPSU from New Jersey

4.03/5  rDev -6.7%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.25 | service: 3.5 | selection: 4 | food: 4.25

Visited on a beautiful warm Saturday afternoon and there was about a 20 minute wait for a table for two. The beer was good although there were only about five beers on tap. Service was slow since the place was packed.

Jul 09, 2017
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coldriver from Texas

4.29/5  rDev -0.7%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4.25 | food: 4.25

We got there right after they opened on a Monday night which proved to be a good choice since the waiting list developed quickly. The place is fairly small and I'd guess they could easily double in size and still fill up every seat. Not a huge tap selection but everything we tried was excellent from their sours to the hoppy offerings. Great outdoor patio with friendly Toronto crowds on hand.

Jun 27, 2017
Bellwoods Brewery in Toronto, ON, Canada
Brewery rating: 4.07 out of 5 with 3109 ratings