Toronto’s Best Local Breweries.

Few things can effectively combat a hot summer day better than a cold brew, and if you’re in the city of Toronto, you don’t have to walk very far to find a pint.

Beer has never not been popular, but Toronto’s craft beer scene has gone from niche to mainstream as new brewers continue to pop up and demand for local product increases.

Whether you’re new to the craft beer scene, or a beer veteran who is always looking for the next great drink, here is a list of local breweries that proudly serve their own beer.  

Bandit Brewery

2125 Dundas West

New to the craft beer scene, Bandit launched with 8 of its own recipes, but quickly added 12 more to the list, including 5 beers from other local breweries. Classic Belgian-style ales are the focus, but there are options to satisfy every palate.

Steam Whistle

 Roundhouse Park, 255 Bremner Boulevard 

It’s certainly not small, but the local Steam Whistle factory has worked hard to earn its big reputation. It only produces 1 pilsner, but it has perfected the recipe, which only requires 4 ingredients.    


75 Victoria Street 

This new Creemore Springs-owned brew pub is within walking distance of Studio Condos, and offers 6 rotating house brews along with a lineup of Creemore and Molson-Coors products. It also has an inventive beer cocktail menu that is sure to delight. 

Amsterdam Brewhouse

245 Queens Quay West

A lakefront staple, Brewhouse has been celebrated for its selection of fine craft ales and lagers since 1986. While its most popular creations are available at the LCBO and Beer Store, its seasonal microbrews can only be enjoyed at the restaurant. Plus, the scenic patio views are well worth the trip. 

Bar Volo

587 Yonge Street

This family-run bar and restaurant is sadly closing its doors in September after 28 years of service, however a new place will be opening up in Little Italy in the near future. For now, Bar Volo is serving patrons 1 of 26 rotating regional beers, wines or ciders on tap, along side 6 traditional cask-conditioned ales. Never had cask ale? Get over to Bar Volo and order a glass today (the staff are happy to tell you everything you could ever want to know about this special drink, too).