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Mill Street Brew PubMill Street Brew Pub

Type: Brewery, Bar, Eatery

21 Tank House Lane
Toronto, Ontario, M5A 3C4

(416) 681-0338 | map

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Reviews: 28 | Ratings: 59
Reviews by cratez:
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3.48/5  rDev -7.4%
vibe: 4 | quality: 3.5 | service: 3.5 | selection: 3 | food: 4

EDIT - MAY 2012: popped in here with the lady after viewing some apartments and I couldn’t believe that the Blueberry Wheat was the only specialty/one-off available. Grabbed a growler of the Paradise IPA and it tasted like a weak English bitter. I’ve lowered my score significantly.

2009 Review - Had another wonderful evening here on my most recent visit to the city.

VIBE: a spacious bar and restaurant area greet you at the door, seating accommodates groups of two, four, or larger. At this time of year there's Christmas lights dangling throughout the establishment, which adds a bit of cheer to the atmosphere. Crowd is a diverse mix of young couples, beer geeks, older folks, tourists, and locals. The number of wine drinkers suggests that people actually come here for something other than the beer!

SERVICE: just okay. Our waitress seemed busy and distracted, she might've had too many tables. Nevertheless, the food arrived quickly. We got our drinks in reasonable time by grabbing the attention of other servers.

SELECTION: this being a brewpub, the beer list is all of Mill Street's offerings. I tried the Roggenbier, ESB, and Helles Bock, the latter of which I had to settle for because the waitress told me - erroneously - that the Weizenbock was not available. I enjoyed all three beers and my girlfriend found a wine of her liking.

FOOD: excellent quality. With such a large menu you'd figure something would suck, but all of our stuff was very tasty. I'd recommend the Coffee Porter ribs, good smokiness and spice, drenched in BBQ sauce, with a bit of slaw on the side.

OVERALL: based on this last visit, we will definitely come back to Mill Street on future trips to Toronto. Despite the mediocre service, this brewpub has a great vibe, awesome beer and food, and solid value. A gem on the T.O. beer scene.

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Photo of Electros
3.66/5  rDev -2.7%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 3.75 | service: 3 | selection: 3.75 | food: 4

Photo of UrbanCaveman
3.34/5  rDev -11.2%
vibe: 3 | quality: 4 | service: 2.75 | selection: 3.5 | food: 2.75

As plenty of others have mentioned, this place is in the middle of the Distillery District, which is kitschy as kitschy can be - especially if you happen to visit during the Christmas market, which my girlfriend and I did. This means Mill St. tends to be crowded, and that crowd tends to be raucous - even on a Thursday evening. If you're looking for somewhere relatively quiet, this is not for you. Service seems to be hit or miss - our experience seated indoors was subpar, while our experience at the outdoor bar was good. The food is a bit pricey, and is not quite up to the standards one might expect for the price point.

Regarding the beer, this is not a brewery that caters to the hophead crowd - which means that I rather enjoyed their beers. There was an assortment of lagers and porters, most of which were all right, a couple of which were rather tasty. I'd return on my next stop in Toronto, but just to have a beer or three.

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3.66/5  rDev -2.7%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 3.5 | selection: 3.25 | food: 3.75

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3.71/5  rDev -1.3%
vibe: 4 | quality: 3.75 | service: 3.5 | selection: 3.75 | food: 3.75

Photo of jjboesen
4.04/5  rDev +7.4%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4.25 | food: 4.25

Mill Street can be found amidst the very touristy Distillery District, an interesting block of early 20th Century building that have been converted to stores, shops, galleries and eateries, of which Mill Street is one. It is very busy, loud and raucous. Maybe you'll get served and maybe you will not. My first attempt was at the indoor bar, where I just got stares from the bartenders. After 15 minutes of watching others drink beer, I went out to the patio bar and all was well. If you can endure the noise, the buzz and the chain atmosphere, you can enjoy yourself with decent beer and hearty grub. While I do not see myself going here again, I would seek out heir beer.

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3.46/5  rDev -8%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 3.25 | service: 3.75 | selection: 3.5 | food: 3.25

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3.9/5  rDev +3.7%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 4 | service: 4.25 | selection: 3.75 | food: 3.25

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3.5/5  rDev -6.9%

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3.25/5  rDev -13.6%

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4/5  rDev +6.4%

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4/5  rDev +6.4%

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2.95/5  rDev -21.5%
vibe: 2.5 | quality: 3 | service: 3 | selection: 3 | food: 3

Stopped in for a beer and bite. Wanted to try a brew house looking for something off the radar. Didn't find much here.

Same offering as the LCBO and The Beer Store. WAY expensive food and beer. Not much flavor and it's pretty much a crush you in and turn the seats over ASAP and you get that feeling

Not for me again.

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Mill Street Brew Pub in Toronto, ON, Canada
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