If I described Mascot’s Beer Garden as a millennial playground in a panopticon of condos, that might come off as a not so subtle hint to avoid it at all costs – but don’t. Come here to kill a Sunday afternoon with a pack of pals or descend after work to wash away mundane office dramas with a fresh, crispy house-brewed pilsner. In the interest of longevity, there’s plenty of shade to be found under giant yellow umbrellas while stuffing your face with spare ribs and ceviche. If there’s something special to celebrate – like I dunno, life – 5-litre Mascot mini-kegs are a genuine menu item.
31 Mercer, at Blue Jays Way, 416979-0131, mascotbrewery.com