Wow, I can’t believe that it’s already been two weeks since we sold our first keg. We’re now up to 10 accounts with more on the way. Check out these awesome spots to grab a pint:
A great place on Queen St. W, they offer 12 craft beers on tap and have 14 different Ontario ciders available. They have big plans for the upcoming Jays season, follow them @tequilabookworm for the latest updates.
The OG’s of the Ontario craft beer scene, Bar Volo has 26 taps, 6 cask pumps and an endless bottle list. This year, they’ll be hosting the 5th Annual Ontario Cask IPA Challenge on May 4th & 5th. Look-out for one of our one-off IPAs in the Challenge.
The Only Café
The Only is our local pub and we fell in love with it 4 years ago when we moved to East York. They’ve got 24 taps, a great back patio and they let you bring in food from anywhere you like. We highly recommend Big House Pizza which is right next door!
The Rebel House
Just north of Yonge & Bloor, The Rebel House features a great food menu and 49 different tequilas. They are a big supporter of the Niagara College brewing program and feature the custom brewed Rebel Bitter on tap.
One of my favourite places since they opened just a few years ago, WVRST will make a sausage out of anything. Seriously, they have pheasant, duck, venison, bison, wild boar and even kangaroo sausages and some of the best duck fat fries in the city.
Thirsty and Miserable
Located in Kensington Market, Thirsty & Miserable’s owner Katie works her ass off to keep an interesting seletion of rotating taps available, as well as a bottle list of Belgian Trappist beers, US micro’s and local craft.
Another cool spot in Kensington, Cold Tea proves that good things are worth searching for (down at the end of Kensington Mall, behind an unmarked steel door). Cold Tea offers $5 steamed-on-the-spot dim sum (yum!), a small draught selection, and any cocktail you can dream up. On a recent visit, I had a whisky sour and a “something bourbon, bitter”. Stacey the bartender doesn’t disappoint.
The Dakota Tavern
At the corner of Dundas and Ossington, The Dakota Tavern has live music every night of the week and an all you can eat bluegrass brunch every Sunday (and soon to be every Saturday, starting April 6th).
Near King and Spadina, Bar Hop is an awesome before-the-game beer destination featuring 36 craft taps and 2 rotating cask selections. They also place a big emphasis on quality food so they’d be more than happy to fill your belly too.
Last but definitely not least is 3030 Dundas West, our incredible host for our Home Opener official launch party on Friday April 5th (are you joining us?). 3030 is a huge space so there’s lots of room to eat, drink, dance, and play boardgames or pinball. Chef Adisa keeps it interesting with an ever changing arsenal of $5 small plates, can’t wait to see what he has up his sleeve for the ballpark inspired menu he has planned for the party.