2455 Bloor West, 416-760-8069, brydens.ca
This local has been valiantly waging war on the thirst epidemic in Bloor West Village since the turn of the century – 1998 to be exact. A trip to Bryden’s (a bit of a hike for those not stationed due west) is worthwhile for local beer lovers and mandatory during festivals like OCB and Toronto Beer Week, when it hosts a series of beer-tastic events. Bryden’s keeps it close to home with 17 craft draughts, the majority of them Ontarian. Years in operation 16 Specialty Seventeen taps, including a cask option, seven of them rotating Food Sandwiches, schnitzel, salads, nachos, butter chicken. Patio Seats 20 Hours Monday to Sunday noon to 2 am.