Dominion Pub & Kitchen is Corktown’s best local! We’re pulling 24 taps of craft beer and have over 20 bottles in the fridge. Looking for something to eat, we’ve got all your pub favourites done right â like our fish and chips hand-battered every day, or our made-in-Pub chicken pot pie.
But we’ve mixed it up with some stuff that you wouldn’t find at most pubs- you gotta have our Elk Burger and you’ll get it. Caesars to get your weekend started. Drop into Dominion today and raise a glass! Our food delivered to your doorstep! Fresh, made-in-pub pie and Peppery Pub Salad. One Bourbon. One Scotch. MIMOSAS: Do it Up for the Table! Hand-carved, 10 oz. prime rib roast marinated for 24 hrs. Yorkshire pudding, mashed potatoes, vegetables, jus, horseradish.
The staff at TTS take their cocktail making seriously, including the sidecar.
Over 100 different varieties are made here but the classic is always top of mind. Quality ingredients are always and presentation is also important. Year after year it seems the best sidecar is located at the same place. The staff at TTS take their cocktail making seriously, including the sidecar. A cognac based drink with cointreau and lemon juice all poured into a sugar-rimmed classic coupe glass.
Perfectly balanced in an intimate setting, sipping a sidecar here is truly a memorable experience. The Manhattan at County General packs a 3 oz. punch. Knob Creek bourbon, bold French red vermouth and bitters. These guys also do an orange flame peel which adds to the overall appeal of ordering the classic cocktail here. They truly keep it simple and don’t mess around with the concoction too much although they do substitute Guinette cherries as a garnish that makes this cocktail that much more delicious.
- Locations: 501 College; 106 John; 780 Queen St E
- Mile southeast of Eaton Centre
- Mysteriously Yours(2026 Yonge St.)
- O.Noir(620 Church St.)
- F Stop // 420a Wellington St
- Citizen: 522 King Street W, 416-703-2800
One of Toronto’s oldest craft breweries, Amsterdam was founded as a brewpub in 1986. This sparkling new Leaside location opened up in November 2012 after Amsterdam’s long-time Bathurst St. home got bulldozed to make way for condos.
Amsterdam returned to its brewpub roots last summer with the addition of this snazzy new waterfront location, with one of the best patios in town (300 seats, including a row of Muskoka chairs overlooking the lake). Don’t miss: Space Invaders Pale Ale, plus whatever’s new and seasonal.
The HQ of Molson-Coors Canada’s small-batch division Six Pints (which includes Creemore Springs, and Vancouver’s Granville Island Brewing) also has a fully operational (albeit small) brewery, on a site that formerly housed both Denison’s and Duggan’s brewpubs. Retail shop: Yes. It’s the only place in town to sample their rotating roster of beers. Retail shop: Yes. It’s the only place to purchase a bottle.
Don’t miss: Witchshark Double IPA, Mashpipe (smoked Berliner Weisse), and whatever’s new (they rotate their selection frequently). This is an attempt to recreate a village brewery from 1860s Ontario, using historical equipment and techniques (and no electricity). Don’t miss: Brown Ale, and whatever’s seasonal. While they’ve been around since 1997, this Etobicoke-based brewery isn’t as widely known as some other long-standing Toronto breweries.
One reason is that many of the brews they produce are done on contract for other companies, most notably Spearhead Hawaiian Pale Ale and Denison’s Weissbier. Cool produces beer for a total of 12 other breweries, in addition to its own. At one of the smallest breweries on the list, brewer Brad Clifford churns out batches of a little more than three kegs at a time for this west-end bar.
Retail shop: No. They’re only poured for drinking on site. Don’t miss: Porter, Bastard Landlord IPA (or whatever they’ve got going). Started out in 1991 as the Toronto outpost of a Halifax brewpub, but has outlasted the original. Still one of the best places in the city for traditional English-style ales, but has started branching out with more diverse styles.
It’s been around since 1997, but it’s only in the last four or five years ago that Great Lakes has really started drawing interest from beer aficionados, thanks largely to their increasingly varied seasonal offerings. Don’t miss: Miami Weiss, Crazy Canuck Pale Ale, anything from their limited edition Tank Ten series. The tiniest brewery on the list is nestled snugly into the basement of downtown beer emporium Bar Volo.