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Toronto Local Craft Beer Tour: 2 Beers at 2 Unique & Historical Pubs provided by Intrepid Urban Adventures - Toronto

Toronto Local Craft Beer Tour: 2 Beers at 2 Unique & Historical Pubs

Toronto Local Craft Beer Tour: 2 Beers at 2 Unique & Historical Pubs
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Tour snapshot
Explore with a guide: Visit hidden gems and easy-to-miss points of interest
Duration:
4h
Taking Covid-19 safety measures
Group size:
12
Near public transportation
Ticket type:
Mobile
Free cancellation
  • Duration:
    4h
  • Taking Covid-19 safety measures
  • Group size:
    12
  • Near public transportation
  • Ticket type:
    Mobile
  • Free cancellation
About
Learn about Toronto’s beer scene on a walking tour of the city’s best pubs and historic neighborhoods. Traveling with a guide ensures you see unmarked points of interest that most visitors miss if exploring on their own. You’ll hear about the history of beer in the city, taste local brews at three highly rated pubs, and get help navigating St. Lawrence Market. A small-group size means plenty of personal attention.
Know before you go
  • Duration: 4h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Available languages
English
Highlights
  • Enjoy local beer samples at 3 of Toronto’s highly-rated pubs
  • Samples at St. Lawrence Market: Guide points you to best vendors
  • Small group size limited to 12 ensures an intimate experience
What to expect
Meet your guide in the afternoon outside the Hockey Hall of Fame on Yonge Street. As you walk through the streets of Old Town Toronto, learn about the role beer has played in the history and growth of the city. The amount of bars in Toronto can be overwhelming—on this tour, relax and let the guide choose for you. At three highly-rated pubs, sample local beer as you listen to historical anecdotes often missing in guidebooks. Continue on to the iconic St. Lawrence Market, where your guide navigates to the market’s best vendors. Enjoy a handful of samples before moving on to Toronto’s Distillery District, where your guide will point out unmarked highlights many visitors miss. The tour ends here, leaving you with enough time in the evening to grab a bite or explore further on your own.
Know before you go
  • Duration: 4h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Available languages
English
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Highlights
  • Enjoy local beer samples at 3 of Toronto’s highly-rated pubs
  • Samples at St. Lawrence Market: Guide points you to best vendors
  • Small group size limited to 12 ensures an intimate experience
What to expect
Meet your guide in the afternoon outside the Hockey Hall of Fame on Yonge Street. As you walk through the streets of Old Town Toronto, learn about the role beer has played in the history and growth of the city. The amount of bars in Toronto can be overwhelming—on this tour, relax and let the guide choose for you. At three highly-rated pubs, sample local beer as you listen to historical anecdotes often missing in guidebooks. Continue on to the iconic St. Lawrence Market, where your guide navigates to the market’s best vendors. Enjoy a handful of samples before moving on to Toronto’s Distillery District, where your guide will point out unmarked highlights many visitors miss. The tour ends here, leaving you with enough time in the evening to grab a bite or explore further on your own.
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Call the number below and use the product code: 6934BEER
Important information
Inclusions
  • Friendly local English-speaking guide
  • Visit a few unique and historical pubs
  • Local craft beer at each of the two pubs
  • A craft brewpub visit
  • Learn that beer really does make history better!
  • Get tips on what else to see, do and eat during your stay
  • Entry/Admission - Hockey Hall of Fame
Exclusions
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Tips & gratuities for your guide
  • Additional beer and food
Duration
4h
Departure details
  • Hockey Hall of Fame, 30 Yonge St, Toronto, ON M5E 1X8, Canada NW corner of Yonge St. and Front St, outside the Hockey Hall of Fame
  • Distillery District, Toronto, ON M5A, Canada
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Minimum age is 19 years
  • Operates in all weather conditions; please dress appropriately
  • Tour involves a good amount of walking; comfortable shoes are recommended
  • Please note that a small beer at each of the first two pub stops is includede in the price of the tour. At the last stop you are welcome to purchase a beer and linger for a meal at your own expense. Additional drinks may be purchased at any of the stops during the tour.
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Travellers 18+ must show proof of COVID-19 vaccination.
  • Most travellers can participate
  • We reserve the right to change both the route and places visited within the tour.
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 12 travellers
Inclusions
  • Friendly local English-speaking guide
  • Visit a few unique and historical pubs
  • Local craft beer at each of the two pubs
  • A craft brewpub visit
  • Learn that beer really does make history better!
  • Get tips on what else to see, do and eat during your stay
  • Entry/Admission - Hockey Hall of Fame
Exclusions
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Tips & gratuities for your guide
  • Additional beer and food
Departure details
  • Hockey Hall of Fame, 30 Yonge St, Toronto, ON M5E 1X8, Canada NW corner of Yonge St. and Front St, outside the Hockey Hall of Fame
  • Distillery District, Toronto, ON M5A, Canada
Duration
4h
Return details
  • Distillery District, Toronto, ON M5A, Canada
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Minimum age is 19 years
  • Operates in all weather conditions; please dress appropriately
  • Tour involves a good amount of walking; comfortable shoes are recommended
  • Please note that a small beer at each of the first two pub stops is includede in the price of the tour. At the last stop you are welcome to purchase a beer and linger for a meal at your own expense. Additional drinks may be purchased at any of the stops during the tour.
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Travellers 18+ must show proof of COVID-19 vaccination.
  • Most travellers can participate
  • We reserve the right to change both the route and places visited within the tour.
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 12 travellers
Travel safe during COVID-19
Last updated: 27 May 2022
A note from Toronto Local Craft Beer Tour: 2 Beers at 2 Unique & Historical Pubs
Travellers 18+ must show proof of COVID-19 vaccination. Children 6-17 must present a negative COVID-19 test (PCR or lateral flow) conducted maximum 72 hours prior, proof of recovery dated up to 9 months or proof of vaccination.
What you can expect during your visit
  • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
What you can expect during your visit
  • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
  • Contactless payment for gratuities and add-ons
Itinerary
  • You'll start at
    Hockey Hall of Fame
    30 Yonge St, Toronto, ON M5E 1X8, Canada
    NW corner of Yonge St. and Front St, outside the Hockey Hall of Fame
    See address & details
  • 1
    Hockey Hall of Fame
    Stop: 2 hours - Admission included
    See details
  • 2
    St. Lawrence Market
    Stop: 60 minutes
    See details
  • 3
    Distillery Historic District
    Stop: 60 minutes
    See details
  • You'll end at
    Distillery District
    Distillery District, Toronto, ON M5A, Canada
    See address & details
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Detailed Reviews: Reviews order informed by descriptiveness of user-identified themes such as cleanliness, atmosphere, general tips and location information.

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ZoeLucyk
14 contributions
Aug 2020
Had a great day on the History is Better with Beer Tour in Toronto! 4 of us were toured through some great parts of Toronto by Jordon who was extremely knowledgable on the History of Toronto. We all learned some great history while enjoying great beer along the way. Will be booking another tour soon. Thanks Jordon!
Written 7 September 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Brad B
1 contribution
Jan 2020
Jordan was excellent! Was incredibly knowledgeable about both beer and Toronto history. I'm from Toronto and he had a number of facts & stories about Toronto that I did not know. As other reviews have mentioned he was funny, friendly and well informed. He also had the challenge of taking us through freezing temperatures and a blizzard. Really enjoyed the tour!
Written 20 January 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Extreme weather won't stop Jordan! Thanks for braving the elements and I'm so happy you had a great time.
Written 7 February 2020
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

rich606
Stafford, UK46 contributions
Aug 2019 • Couples
If your going to have a beer tour who better to host than a beer lecturer, or a beer writer or an international beer judge - we’ll Jordan was all three and a great raconteur to boot!!

About 11 people on our tour, a large family, 2 couples and a solo traveller - all from various parts of the world and it was great to chat to them all during the tour - all very relaxed.

Walked from Hockey Hall of Fame to the Distillery District taking in 3 bars along the way. Jordan’s knowledge of the various ales on offer was superb and he gave some great recommendations based upon various tastes. Each of the bars were very different giving a great x-sectional flavour of the beer vibe in Vancouver (we loved Betty’s - some great live music out back) all tied together with their offering of a multitude of craft beers!!

Along the way Jordan would stop and give some commentary on both significant historical landmarks and some bits of entertaining trivia. Had a brief stop at Lawrence Food Market too which was another attack on the senses - we took a tip from Jordan and bought a couple of namaimo bars (cake) from one of the bakery’s - fantastic!!

At the end of the tour we got a few tips from Jordan to take in a couple of bars on the walk back - which we duly acted upon!!

So in summary a fantastic experience with a truly passionate guide - a great afternoon, evening, night!! TOP TIP - do not expand this trip if you have an early flight the next morning………………😵😵😵
Written 4 August 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

dodgerdave2018
Downey, CA22 contributions
Aug 2018 • Couples
A nice way to get out and see some of the city sites and visit some nice bars and beers. Cydney was our tour guide and she was friendly and knowledgeable about Toronto and the surrounding area. She knew her history and really gave us an appreciation of Toronto and its past.

The cost of the tour was well worth the money and a good value. The beer was not expensive at the two bars visited and at the last stop the beer was complementary. If your from the US as I was the cost was additional 25% lower than stated just because of the exchange difference

I enjoyed the trip and would encourage others to take this tour as well
Written 11 August 2018
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Thanks for your review and I'm glad you enjoyed having Cydney as your guide - we think she's pretty swell too! I hope you come back to visit us again - we've got some new tours in the works - and I hope the exchange rate continues to work in your favour when visiting Canada.... at least until I decide it's time to visit my friends in New York and California that is. ;-)
Written 8 September 2018
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Kodie O
5 contributions
Oct 2017 • Couples
We had just got off the plane from a long 24 hour trip from Australia, so were keen to learn about the city we had no idea about. Mike was a fantastic guide and knew his history and recommended great beer. I appreciated the walks between drinks, and loved that we got to see a variety of places. This was such a marvellous way to explore a new city and even make new friends! I'd recommend this to not only overseas travellers but to local Torontonians - the city is so rich with different perspectives of history. (And appreciate the inclusion of Native history as well!). We had the best time!
Written 25 October 2017
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

CheekyDublin
Dublin98 contributions
Jul 2019
This was a really fun way to discover and explore parts of Toronto that we had not thought to see etc. Really enjoyed the walking and discussion with our tour guide. it was VERY hot the day we took out tour but stopping off for beer refreshments kept us going. Got to see the markets and distillery district which we had not been aware of!
Written 10 September 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Marrkizza
Grande Prairie, Canada25 contributions
Jul 2019 • Couples
The tour guide was very knowledgeable and energetic! But the group was way to big for everyone to hear or see the sites. I wish it would include more tastings, as we had a chocolate one and beer tasting that was free to try as walk in.
Written 26 July 2019
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I'm happy you enjoyed the tour guide, but I don't understand how you found the group to be too large since our maximum group size for this tour is 12 guests with an average of about 7 per tour. This tour includes 2 beers, a snack, and a beer tasting at the final brew pub. We could include more beer, but the cost would go up significantly, and it would be more affordable for guests to just purchase more beer if they aren't satisfied with one beer per stop. Not everyone wants to drink heavily on a beer history walking tour, so we include what we feel is a reasonable amount that anyone would drink.
Written 26 August 2019
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

gvanaalsburg
Fresno, CA15 contributions
Jun 2019 • Couples
Tour guide Jordan has tremendous knowledge of the history of Toronto and the progress of both beer and distilleries. He guided us through the "old city" stopping often to expand on the activities of notables and the locales of various events. We casually mentioned we had stopped at St. Lawrence market the day before, so he called an audible and we diverted to the old banking district for a "substitute" route toward the distillery area.

We stopped at 3 local breweries/pubs, all unique, colorful, and had a wide variety of beers from which to choose. We deferred to Jordan's expertise and had him choose our "flights". NOT disappointed!! Hint, nachos @ Betty's are GREAT!!

4 hours of leisurely walking, talking, learning, and relaxing. Time and money well spent.
Written 12 June 2019
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Tómas J
Liverpool, UK4 contributions
It was this first time from me in Canada. I always go to tours when I'm visiting a new place. Sometimes walking tours and sometimes hop and hop off.
I decided to do the beer tour after I had good expirence with them in other cities.
Mike was our guide and he was fantastic tour guide. He had good knowledge about history of Canada and Toronto and gave us great local tips about everything we wanted to know. We went to three really good craft beer bars and the beers were all really good. You can order every style you can think of. Ipa, wheat, lager, stout, sour you name it.
Mike had good knowledge about the beers and helped us find beers that fit our style we liked.
We heard some great and interesting facts about Toronto I gotta say again Mike did excellent job of being a insightful and funny guide.
Me and my brother loved the tour and the beers and getting all this extra knowledge from the guide was the icing on the cake.
Thank you again Mike!
Written 7 June 2019
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Leah W
Chicago, Illinois, United States9 contributions
Apr 2019 • Couples
It ended up just being my husband and I on the tour and Mike our guide made it feel like 3 old friends out for an evening. Super fun, good bars, a great time!
Written 1 June 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

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Awesome experience
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It was an interesting morning
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A must
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Fantastic way to explore the neighbourhoods
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A great way to experience the neighborhood.
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Charming way to absorb the history and current state of an interesting and diverse part of Toronto
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Very Enjoyable
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Tim is an amazing guide!
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Great tour experience
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Worth every penny
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