This restaurant has two locations, one in a big box mall wasteland near Laird and Eglinton, and one dockside in the Corus building next to the waterfront campus of George Brown College, and just down the waterfront from "Sugar Beach" Toronto's artificial, but funky harbour side sunspot.
First of all.... getting there. Transit options are minimal, though once the Queen's Quay streetcar and roadway renos are done, it will be a desolate five block walk, The Jarvis south bus, frighteningly intermittent, leaves you with a two block desolate walk. Not dangerous, just dusty and boring. Or you can drive, and pay heavy duty parking fees.
But that may all be worth it, once you settle into the (industrial) dockside patio for a delightful beer and bite. None of that will be cheap (though 3-6pm drinks specials weekdays are very fairly priced and no doubt attract office workers from above and college professors from next door. The patio has an assortment of tables and lounge areas, the service varies from okay to good, and the slightly expensive (by downtown standards) food is well prepared and presented.
Basically, the decent menu (great burgers and a deft hand with local pickerel and also halibut) serves to compliment delightful drinks and a view of a couple ocean going bulk carriers, the Toronto Islands, sailboats (lots of them - there is a sailing school nearby) and the artistically brick paved walkway that is all that separates the patio from the harbour.
Inside... it's a somewhat upscale Keg/Joey's/Milestones/Etc., with a wall of windows and some large TVs. The patio is the deal. The excellent beer choices (locals identified on the menu for visitors) encourage conversation and relaxation.
Maybe not an everyday hang, but well worth a visit and a corner of Toronto even locals venture seldom. Dinner entrée and 2-3 drinks... $50-60 each.
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