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Great Lakes Brewery

Open Now: 11:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Open today: 11:00 AM - 6:00 PM
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Local craft beer

This is NOT a restaurant. This is a small brewery in the heart of Etobicoke. They have a decent... read more

Reviewed September 25, 2017
Toronto, Canada
via mobile
The new Wavy Wall Kitchen Food makes this a spot to hang out!

Having been regular GLB visitors for several years, the missing piece was lack of food service... read more

Reviewed October 14, 2018
Mississauga, Canada
via mobile
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A fiercely independent owned and operated brewery, Great Lakes is currently celebrating 30 years in the craft beer business, making them one of the oldest craft breweries in Ontario. Great Lakes specializes in producing flavourful beers that will be...more
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30 Queen Elizabeth Blvd, Toronto, Ontario M8Z 1L8, Canada
+1 416-255-4510
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Reviewed October 14, 2018 via mobile

Having been regular GLB visitors for several years, the missing piece was lack of food service. Chef Mike with the Wavy Wall Kitchen (permanent food “truck” in a trailer) makes a great constantly changing selection of easy to eat and tasty food. Food service is...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed November 19, 2017 via mobile

In from the K-W area visiting friends...and someone suggested GLB. As I have a growler from a brewery in my area...they wouldn’t fill it as they only fill their own growlers...stating it was policy...? So much for trying to be ecologically conscience and reuse a...More

Date of experience: November 2017
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Troy B, Manager at Great Lakes Brewery, responded to this reviewResponded November 21, 2017

Hi Fly Guy 62, Sorry to hear that your were disappointed in our growler fill policy. Please allow me to explain why we do what we do. We choose to do this for a number of reasons, but the main one has to do with...More

Reviewed September 25, 2017 via mobile

This is NOT a restaurant. This is a small brewery in the heart of Etobicoke. They have a decent selection of bottles and cans to choose from and you can mix and match tall cans in a pack of 6. They do have a small...More

Date of experience: September 2017
1  Thank LerochkaS
Management response:Responded October 3, 2017

Thanks for much for taking the time to post a review, Lerochka! We sincerely appreciate your support and are thrilled to hear that you had a great experience. Thanks again for the review and for visiting us here in Etobicoke. Cheers, Troy

Reviewed July 22, 2017 via mobile

It was a like rainy, but they brought an umbrella as the inside only seats about 4. The beer flight was good, our server did a great job of explaining what the 5 flights were. Unfortunately, no food to be had, except chips and cheesies....More

Date of experience: July 2017
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Reviewed February 10, 2017 via mobile

Just a heads up. This is a bottle store. Not a restaurant. That said; the prices are good. So is the selection. The staff will let you sample anything, even if it means opening up a can to let you try just a little. GLB...More

Date of experience: February 2017
Thank Jeremy M
Management response:Responded August 2, 2017

Thanks for the review, Jeremy! We sincerely appreciate you taking the time to share your thoughts. Cheers, Troy

Reviewed January 16, 2017 via mobile

Great Lakes Brewing is located off the Islington exit from the Gardiner Expressway near the Costco. This is a nice spot to try some great beer. Service is very good. A few things to note... 1. Not the best spot for large groups. The space...More

Date of experience: January 2017
Thank mbc421
Reviewed August 26, 2016 via mobile

Drove several hours to buy some of my favorite beer but found the available selection underwhelming. Was planning on buying 2 to 3 cases but left with only 12. Hard to find locally for me. They basically had a couple of fridges with a very...More

Date of experience: August 2016
Thank Greg C
Reviewed July 13, 2016

Nice selections of 4 or 5 craft draft beer on tap and they rotate those taps. I was there and another costumer asked to taste one of the bottled beer and the service popped the top and we all enjoy the samples. For beer to...More

Date of experience: July 2016
Thank Art48455
Reviewed May 30, 2016 via mobile

Whether you're visiting Toronto or a local, GLB is a 'must stop' on your travels. Although you can purchase these fine libations at LCBO (liqueur store) and now some supermarkets, head out the the GLB retail store. There you can taste some of their brews...More

Date of experience: May 2016
Thank Abner L
Reviewed May 14, 2016 via mobile

With the retail options for beer so limited in Ontario, seeking out local breweries is always a good idea. While tastes may be a personal preference, I don't think many could argue that this is one of the most exciting spots in the GTA for...More

Date of experience: May 2016
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Etobicoke is a relaxed area along the Humber River.
It's saturated with green spaces and conservatories,
making it a premier destination for outdoor sports,
hiking, and nature walks. Its abundance of parkland
and lakes makes it a typical spot for fishing,
picnicking, and camping out, especially in warmer
months. The peaceful area is also enjoyed by families,
who appreciate its boardwalks and sports facilities.
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