Indie Ale House
2876 Dundas West, 416-760-9691, indiealehouse.com
Indie’s earned a city-wide rep as one of the cool kids in the local craft scene for its big-flavoured, American-inspired brews and creative ingredients, but the inviting brew pub is generally packed with locals. It’s not uncommon to spot parents joyously clinking pints while young ’uns are distracted by a plate of fries and an iDevice. The spacious room has a warm Canadiana vibe, a mellow clime for throwing back a flight of Indie’s seasonals like Dead Spadina Monkey (sour ale aged on raspberries), Couch Surfer IPA and collabs like the Camp Out S’more Stout with Sawdust City. So hop on your bike or trek out to the Junction. Indie’s worth multiple visits. Years in operation Almost two Specialty Inventive in-house brews. Hit the beer store for beer to go. Food Pure beer food – pizza, burgers, mac ’n’ cheese and snacks like smoked chicken wings and Parmesan and sage popcorn; check out the Wednesday BBQ menu. Patio No Hours Brew pub Monday 5 pm to midnight, Tuesday to Thursday noon to 1 am, Friday and Saturday noon to 2 am, Sunday noon to 10 pm; beer store Monday 5 pm to 11 am, Tuesday to Saturday noon to 11 pm, Sunday noon to 9 pm.