Below is a list of the top and leading Craft Breweries in Toronto. To help you find the best Craft Breweries located near you in Toronto, we put together our own list based on this rating points list.
Toronto’s Best Craft Breweries:
The top rated Craft Breweries in Toronto are:
- Great Lakes Brewery – a lively brewery with a narrow bar for local craft beers & tastings, with a spacious patio
- Junction Craft Brewery – aims to offer a 3,600-square-foot taproom consists of mostly live-edge tables, some benches, a harvest table, and a few bourbon barrels acting as beer stands
- People’s Pint Brewing Company – brewpub with an array of craft beers on tap in a modern setting with vibrant wall art & hightops
- Muddy York Brewing Co. – take a ‘less is more’ approach to brewing. All of their beers are handcrafted, remarkably drinkable and well balanced
Great Lakes Brewery
Great Lakes Brewery offers a range of items to be enjoyed by all, from special seasonal ales, bottle conditioned launches, year-round ales and premium lagers to their 7 Barrel and Tank Ten Beer Collection. Great Lakes, a ferociously independently owned and run brewery, marked 30 years in 2017 in the craft beer industry, rendering them as one of Ontario’s oldest craft breweries. GLB specializes in making flavorful beers that, with each drink that will certainly stimulate your taste receptors.
Address: 30 Queen Elizabeth Blvd, Etobicoke, ON M8Z 1L8
Phone: (416) 255 4510
“For over 30 years great lakes has been a staple in the Toronto craft beer industry (one of the oldest in Toronto). Over the past few months they’ve been crushing out some amazing new England style IPAs. Definitely check out their 7 barrel and tank 10 series beers. Super delicious. They also have free local delivery (over $50) and pick up at the brewery.” – Mark Oleniuk
Junction Craft Brewery
Junction Craft Brewery started in 2011 by founders Tom Paterson and Doug Pengelly with a goal to produce the highest-quality, hand-crafted beers. In 2018, the company moved to its new location in the art-deco incinerator of the former City of Toronto in the 1930s, fondly called ‘The Destructor,’ an award-winning heritage building which is the ideal place to experience a part of the history of Toronto, hang out in their cozy and expansive taproom, grab a brewery tour and sample nice, fresh beer.
Junction Beer, Caribru Beer, Loop Sour Beers, Kegs, Taproom
Address: 150 Symes Rd, Toronto, ON M6N 0B1
Phone: (416) 766 1616
“Today was my first time at Junction Craft Brewing and I was blown away! The space is absolutely wonderful and what I expect a brewery to look like. Everything was clean and tidy which I thoroughly enjoyed. Emily talked me through all the beers on tap and helped me choose a flight which I absolutely loved. I ended up getting a litre of something, I can’t remember what it was but Emily knew thank goodness! Also those Neal brothers chips are unreal! I ate an entire bag of the maple bacon forever flavour all to myself. ” – Sean Bridge
Black Lab Brewing
Black Lab Brewing opened its doors in October 2018. Driven by Snoopy, the real and faithful black Labrador mix of the founders, the brewery’s mission is simple, which is to create a supportive environment and make high-quality beers that they want to share with family and friends. Most live-edge chairs, few seats, a harvest table and a few bourbon barrels serving as beer stands constitute of the 3,600-square-foot tap room, giving you plenty of space in the Black Lab for both two-legged and four-legged buddies.
Beers on Tap, Bottle Shop
Address: 818 Eastern Ave, Toronto, ON M4L 1A1
Phone: (647) 352 2525
“I seriously cannot say enough good things about this local brewery. The beer is delicious. The staff are friendly. They often showcase local restaurants on weekends so there is new and delicious food to try, not to mention the chance to discover new local businesses! The beer garden is shady and comfortable. They take dog friendly to a whole new level. We truly love taking our pup here.” – Gabi
People’s Pint Brewing Company
People’s Pint Brewing Company was established in January 2015. They have ten or so different beers available on tap at any given time and in bottles or cans to go and is committed to getting together and showcasing talented brewers from around the city at their brewery. In fact, on May 29th, they organized and carried out their very first function at the Gladstone Hotel for several months. They pulled together 15 different brewers who produced and introduced them to the public with 18 special one-off beers.
Taproom & Patio, Beer, Food & Non-Alcoholic Beverages
Address: 90 Cawthra Ave Unit #101, Toronto, ON M6N 3C2
Phone: (647)350 9150
“This is one of the best breweries in Toronto. They have great beers that they always carry and such creative new seasonal ones all the time. They are offering delivery of beer and if these cheese, chocolate and beer packs that are outstanding. They have a small patio that’s open now and update their Instagram all the time with updates. You need to try them!” – Kat Jovey
Muddy York Brewing Co.
Muddy York Brewing Co. is named for a derisive word used to describe the early settlement that became Toronto’s prosperous metropolis, then known as York. It was a period of hard work and fresh beginnings, in which people were proud of their craft and created things to last, and this is just the same about their beer at Muddy York Brewing Co. In brewing, they take a ‘less is better’ attitude. Their beers are all homemade, exceptionally drinkable, and well balanced, and are proud of the specifics because it’s the knowledge that makes great breweries great.
Address: 22 Cranfield Rd, East York, ON M4B 3H1
Phone: (416) 619 7819
“ Came by for the first time recently and enjoyed the selection of beers here on the outdoor patio. Personally, I found the Clementine Sour to be my favourite out of the bunch and wish I got the chance to experience the tap room and a wider selection of their brews. Although I can’t speak to it directly, I wish I got to try the Indian food popup that’s typically available. Solid variety in their menu and adds to a much more unique than the usual pub/tap room food that I’ve come across.” – Andrew Siu