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Steam Whistle Brewery

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Address: The Roundhouse | 255 Bremner Blvd., Toronto, Ontario M5V 3M9, Canada
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+1 416-362-2337
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11:00 - 18:00
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Hours:
Sun 11:00 - 17:00
Mon - Thu 12:00 - 18:00
Fri - Sat 11:00 - 18:00
Recommended length of visit: <1 hour
Fee: Yes
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Located within walking distance of the CN Tower and Rogers Center, Steam...

Located within walking distance of the CN Tower and Rogers Center, Steam Whistle Brewing occupies Bays 1-24 within the old John Street Roundhouse building, a designated National Historic Site that was previously home to the Canadian Pacific Railway steam locomotive repair facility. Thousands of visitors visit this brewery every year to attend one of the on-site events or take a tour of how the company brews its own Pilsner.

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Great brewery, fantastic beer

The Steam Whistle Brewery has quickly become a staple of downtown The. The beer (they only make one beer) is delicious and reasonably priced. You do not need reservations to visit... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 days ago
Matt B
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Halifax, Canada
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Halifax, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

The Steam Whistle Brewery has quickly become a staple of downtown The. The beer (they only make one beer) is delicious and reasonably priced. You do not need reservations to visit the brewery and have a pint, though a reservation is recommended for a tour. I usually spend an hour at the brewery having a few beers when I am... More 

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Barrie, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

My husband and I went here yesterday. We were very impressed. The staff were very friendly and knowledgeable. I do wish that we would have arrived earlier as it closes at 6pm on weekdays. The last tour is at 4pm. The beer is excellent. Next time we will go earlier in the day to do a tour.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

This is my third trip to Toronto from the United States and I always make this a must stop especially with friends that haven't been. The staff is great, the tour is awesome and the beer is fantastic. I recommend it.

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Thank Christopher G
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

This was a fun visit. We visited with our daughter who was about 11 at the time and she also found in interesting. Great to see the factory and learn a little bit about the process. Neat!

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Northfield, New Jersey
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Compliments of our hotel (The Delta Marriott), which was across the street from both the Brewery and the Ripley's Aquarium, we were offered a free tour of the Steam Whistle Brewery. For starters, the Brewery is situated inside a now unused roundhouse once used for trains. The tour includes some very interesting facts on how the brewery started and how... More 

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Woodstock, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

I have been twice to the Steam Whistle Brewery at The Roundhouse Toronto and on both occasions have been very impressed by the friendly young staff behind the bar. Instantly offering a sample of their excellent beer. They don't shove a gift store to you it's quite small, instead they let their beer be centre stage. The bar area always... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We really enjoyed this tour. It was just the right length (so you don't have to be on your feet for too long, but still get to see a good portion of the factory). We got one bottle of beer included with the tour, and a sample at the end. We learned some cool information about Steam Whistle. It's great... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

Visited on Saturday before a leafs game. Busy but service was still nice. Free sample which was nice. Worth a visit.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Nice location and atmosphere. Can't pass up the free beer tasting. Walking distance from the CN tower.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Had a great tour yesterday afternoon. Super entertaining and informative. Would definitely go back and recommend it to others!

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