Steam Whistle Brewery, Toronto

4.6
#1 of 131 in Breweries in Canada
If you’re a beer lover, consider visiting Steam Whistle Brewery, home of an award-winning pilsner. Gain an in-depth explanation of the process with fun and knowledgeable guides, and enjoy a post-tour beer at the bar. Learn about the site's interesting history as part of the railway system, and found out why it is referred to as Toronto’s ‘greenest building’. Be sure to check out the brewery's gallery, which showcases local talent and changes monthly. Take a look at our Toronto day trip planner to schedule your visit to Steam Whistle Brewery and learn about what else to see and do during your holiday.
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  • Hubby and I bought 2 pints of beer and a Pretzel! Everything was fantastic! Atmosphere was perfect! And service was outstanding, my hubby told them it was my birthday and they gave me a free beer and ...  more »
  • A place we stumbled on while just walking around Toronto. A freebie beer was offered. A good tasting beer. Friendly staff.  more »
  • Our guide, Noah, was very funny and made the tour extra interesting. Got a history of Steam Whistle which included a beer while you walked around the building.  more »
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  • I thoroughly enjoyed this brewery and the tour that accompanied it. It's located in the old railroad turntable and offers opportunity to rent out its space for special events and weddings! The beer is really good and not too happy. It's a German style pilsner and damn is it good. No parking anywhere. I highly suggest public transportation or walking
  • Perfect location, attentive bar staff, but the tour is the best thing. You can easily fit it into a small part of your day and learn some modern Toronto history! As a manufacturing geek, seeing their process first hand was cool. My guide was also amazing and stayed with us for a while afterwards to chat in a way more relaxed and natural manner. The unfiltered beer you get at the end of the tour is fantastic - I preferred it to the normal beer!
  • The service is excellent, and for some reason, the crowd is as well. Good beer, joyful ambience. Believe it or not, you can have your kids on a push cart and get drunk at the same time. It's a lovely place that shouldn't be overlooked.
  • Went for a tour and tasting. Our guide was nice, you could tell she was very proud of the place she worked. Apparently we went too close to closing time because nothing was happening while we were there. For the price of admission I would at least like to see one of the machines running. It was also very very warm in there, both inside the factory area and in the bar area... I couldn't wait to get outside to cool off.
  • From Australia and we were happy with getting a sample beer and a bottle of beer before the tour started then got another beer and sample beer at the end. Very relaxed and knowledgeable tour guide. So worth the cost just for the amount of beer you got.

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