Family-Friendly Breweries and Beer Bars in Toronto | Tourism Toronto

Family-Friendly Breweries and Beer Bars in Toronto | Tourism Toronto


Hi! We’re the Murphy’s from BabyAndLife.com,
and we love exploring this city of ours as a family. On most weekends you can find us exploring
Toronto’s food scene, as well as hunting down fun activities for the little ones. We work up quite the thirst during these excursions,
so we also know the best craft beer spots in downtown Toronto to welcome the young ones. Today we’re going to take you to five of
Toronto’s best brew pubs located near some of Toronto’s top attractions. If you need a beer after experiencing the
daring heights of the CN Tower, we recommend visiting the Bar Hop Brew Co. Located in the Queen Street shopping district,
this large multilevel brew pub features a rotating selection of 36 craft beers on tap,
and their fantastic bottle list has more than 50 hard-to-find beers and ciders. Bar Hop also has the food to match. Renowned chef Mark Cutrara delivers up a number
of irresistible sharing plates that will pair perfectly with your beer. If you’ve got little ones like us, ask to
park the stroller downstairs and grab one of the spacious booths on the second level. If you’ve just seen the Stanley Cup up close
and it’s time for a beer, head over to C’est What? on Front Street – Toronto’s original
craft beer bar. With its focus on Canadian-made single batch
brews, C’est What is a great place to discover some of the region’s up-and-coming breweries. Its basement location, complete with a fireplace,
makes it a great place to warm up during those cold winter months. And their popular food menu features a lamburger,
Moroccan stew, and even Jambalaya. There is a wide set of stairs leading down
to the pub, so strollers can be difficult, but once inside the kids will love the home-like
atmosphere, the craft non-alcoholic root beer, and of course – the Dijon chicken tenders. High Park is Toronto’s largest public park,
and we usually work up quite an appetite after an afternoon at the playground in Park Zoo. That’s when we head out to the Indie Ale
House. With a selection of brewed-on-site beers that
cater to all tastes, and a menu that features some of our favourite dishes in the city,
Indie Ale House is pretty close to being the perfect brew pub. Tasting flights are available, and if you’re
lucky you can pick up your favourite in the on-site bottle shop. When we’re hungry, we never pass up their
black truffle popcorn, or the spiced maple licorice chicken wings. The kids love it here too – grab a couple
colouring books at the door, and then ask the waitress about their off-menu kids’
options. If you’re in West Queen West checking out
the area named the second-coolest neighbourhood in the world by Vogue Magazine, then don’t
miss Bellwoods Brewery. The brew pub offers a range of award-winning
beers on tap, along with several limited-release barrel-aged bottles. And their small plates menu includes some
delicious options to pair with your beer. If you’re bringing kids, there’s not much
room for a stroller inside, but their front-facing patio is the ideal place to spend a late afternoon
unwinding in the sun with your little ones. Don’t forget to visit their bottle shop
next door – you might just discover your new favourite beer to bring back home. Toronto’s waterfront is an underappreciate
gem, and one of the highlights of the area is the Amsterdam Brewhouse, located right
on the shores of Lake Ontario. Featuring a selection of seasonal brews, well-known
favourites, and the occasional barrel-aged beer, the Brewhouse is the ideal place to
enjoy a view of Toronto Island. The carefully-crafted food menu includes wood-oven
pizza, and a great selection of meats from their Cherrywood smoker. Our favourite aspect of the Brew pub is its
kid-friendliness. Its large open areas make it easy to maneuver
our stroller, plus they have a great kids’ menu. So there you have it, five great Toronto attractions
sure to please the kids, and the best places nearby for parents to unwind with a beer and
a meal. Toronto’s thriving craft beer scene features
a number of places that’s sure to please even the most dedicated craft beer lover – and
we’ve shown you just a few. To explore more of Toronto’s food and entertainment
scene, be sure to check out SeeTorontoNow.com, and follow the #seetorontonow hashtag on social
media for the best local tips.

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