Venue Menu: Treat yourself to Toronto-inspired beer with a classic Chicago touch at Goose Island Brewhouse


Goose Island Beer Company has collaborated with Bier Markt to build Toronto’s premier Goose Island Brewhouse; a Chicago-based craft brewery in Old Town Toronto. This venue is approximately 19 years old and has been revamped into a cozy brewpub on The Esplanade.

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The brewhouse is Goose Island Beer Company’s first endeavor into the Canadian brewery business. Premium beer is prepared at the state-of-the-art on-site brewery and is served from 12 taps. As you walk in, the well-lit space features modern wooden decor, complemented by rustic brickwork all throughout the venue. It also features very long bar, behind which sits seven fermentors.

Mains – Features

In the brewhouse, catch a full view of the brewery operations of head brewer Bernard Priest and his team, right from your seat. This casual, yet refined venue space has a capacity of 100 guests mingling and approximately 75 seated. It’s ideal for any social gathering such as a networking event, farewell party, or beer-paired dinner. The brewhouse also offers smaller dedicated sections for groups of 20-75. After your event, take home a Beer Growler (64oz) or Howler (32oz) of a brewed-in-house favourite! Do you have a bigger event? Book the brewhouse and Bier Markt Esplanade for a maximum of 700 guests mingling.


Enjoy al fresco dining at the Beer Garden. This outdoor space boasts a wall of homegrown hops climbing the surrounding four storeys of exposed brick. It’s an excellent space for a team building event or summer social. While enjoying craft brews paired with from-scratch cuisine, challenge a friend to Giant Jenga ® and Connect-4 ™.

Desserts – The Icing

The food menu was developed by Bier Markt Executive Chef Kevin Maniaci and Chef de Cuisine Shawn Jackson. The menu is seasonal, as the team uses fresh and local ingredients, with dishes designed to pair with the beers on tap.



Brewhouse: 100 mingling, 75 seated

Beer Garden: 60 guests

Front Patio: 60 guests

Bier Markt Esplanade + Goose Island Brewhouse: 700 mingling

Bier Markt Patio: 90 guests



70 The Esplanade, Toronto  ON M5E 1M1



Brewhouse: Sunday-Wednesday 11am-1am, Thursday-Saturday 11am-2am

Retail Shop: Monday-Thursday 11am-10pm, Friday-Saturday 11am-11pm, Sunday 11am-7pm



Phone: (416) 862-7575

General info:





Social Media

Facebook: @GooseIslandCanada

Instagram: @goosetoronto

Twitter: @GooseIsland

Snapchat: @goose-island

Barque Butcher Bar, the best BBQ experience in town!

June 29, 2017 by  
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Barque Smoke House presents its extended new bar Barque Butcher Bar. This wooden space is perfect for social and corporate dining. You can buy some fresh products from the restaurant. Bar suggest special food with gluten-free and dairy-free or for vegetarian and vegan people.

Their specialty is Smoker’s Choice Family Style Meat, this special menu is a large platter for sharing. You will live a refined BBQ experience. For only $44 per person, you can have wings, salad, one side, you can choose 3 types of meat on 9 different types of meat and day’s dessert. Don’t miss it! For groups of up to 10, hands-on cooking sessions reveal the secrets to achieving BBQ perfection in an over or a smoker.

Barque Butcher Bar suggests a lot of meats, from poultry to seafood, everyone can find what he likes! Between $5 and $16, it’s totally accessible. Plus, you can take fresh salad, fries or poutine. And don’t forget to taste their daily cupcakes. The maximum capacity is 40 private seats, 25 semi-private seats, and 60 standing.


By Kevin Hewitt Photography.


Barque Butcher and Bar

287 Roncesvalles Avenue

Toronto, ON M6R 2M3




Monday – Thursday: 12PM – 10PM

Friday: 12PM – 11PM

Saturday: 10AM – 11PM

Sunday: 10AM – 9:30PM


Monday – Thursday: 5PM – 10PM

Friday: 5PM – 11PM

Saturday: 12PM – 11PM

Sunday: 12PM – 9:30PM

By Kevin Hewitt Photography


In order to register you:



For private event, register you at:

Social Media:


Twitter: @barquebutchers

Instagram: @barquebbq

Facebook: @barquebutchers

By Kevin Hewitt Photography

Expertly crafted cocktails at East Thirty-Six

April 6, 2017 by  
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Every detail is looked after to create the perfect tasting experience. Chilled glasses and rims dipped in the finest of ingredients, including lavender sugar and lemongrass. Different flavour combinations were muddled and mixed to excite your palette. The new spring/summer menu at East Thirty-Six, uses seasonal flavours with lots of citrus inspired liqueurs to evoke a clean and crisp feeling, like a spring morning, when enjoying your drink.

The mixologists, headed by Julien Salomone, were busy making new cocktails including:

Photo of The Mid-Summer's Night

Photo of The Mid-Summer’s Night

A sweet tasting drink with citrus infused Absolut vodka, passionfruit syrup and a dash of Dillion’s DSB Bitters with notes of vanilla and allspice.

Photo of The Mezcalito

Photo of The Mezcalito

The trendy  “cousin” of tequila, Mezcal takes center stage in this green coloured cocktail. Like tequila, it was sipped with a salted rim. Instead of the typical lemon wedge, a chilli pepper graced the drink with a toothpick. The smoky pepper flavour was very subtle but evened out the sweet agave.

The gourmet snack food was delicious. Circling through the room were Lamb Sliders and Fried Humboldt Squid.

On a regular night, the venue can hold 120 people standing, or 65 seated for dinner. There is also a semi-private room for parties of 18. The evening saw the space filled with people mixing and mingling after work, complemented with jazz music from the Brushstrokes Trio, that made the relaxed ambiance even more enjoyable.

For venue details and menus, visit their website



Track and Field Bar – Old Games for Young People – New Bar and Venue Midtown Toronto

August 17, 2015 by  
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It’s time to introduce you this incredible venue in the centre of Toronto. Located at 860 College Street, this non-conventional bar has a lot to offer! If you’re into old games and beating your friends in every possible game, let me tell you, you’re going to have a blast! This bar is made for you.


On the other hand, if you just want a quiet evening with your SO (significant other, FYI), you can chill in the large couches while enjoying a cool beer. You cannot ignore the calling of beer on a warm summer night.


But if you’re interested in meeting new people and socializing a little, be sure to go there! No less than 158 people meet there each weekend! The popularity is rising!  You can also organize a private event for any occasion of your choosing. You can book an area for your team or group to enjoy the games together and special tournaments can be organized.


The games are a destination for everyone. You can choose between Bocce Ball, Shuffleboard and Crokinole. You can go check out the rules on their website. You can rent out lanes by the hour or consider joining a league.


That is all for today. Thank you for tuning in and I hope I’ll have the pleasure to write on other interesting venues for you to enjoy!


Capacity: Track & Field is just under 5000sqft and our capacity is 159.


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You can contact Track and Field on their website :

For a private event, contact Tasha Potter at  


The Toronto Rum Diaries

July 9, 2015 by  
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This is the summer of RUM and the forecast looks Dark and Stormy. The Rum Exchange is a unique rum themed bar located in downtown Toronto. The décor is very club-ish and the venue caters mostly to the after work crowd. Throughout the week the Rum Exchange offers after work drink specials. From Monday- Friday you can enjoy $5 bar rail and house wine along with $3 domestic beer and complimentary appetizers. The high top tables in the centre of the venue are made to look like old wooden rum barrels that have been repurposed very obviously playing on the rum theme. The Rum Exchange is primarily a bar, but they do offer some small plates such as bruschetta, chicken tenders and lamb skewers.


Founder Rumen Dimitrov has a passion for all things alcohol. Not only did he open the Rum Exchange, but he is also the founder of Pravda Vodka Bar which stocks more vodka varieties than anywhere else in the city.  His vision was to create the perfectbar/lounge for the after work crowd and it seems his vision has been achieved. Behind the bar is lit up in bright colours displaying the most impressive collection of rums in Toronto. Get introduced to the best and most recent rums on the market at one of the Rum Exchange’s rum tastings. They have more than 80 rums in stock so you’re guaranteed to find something that satisfies your tastes.



The Rum Exchange loves to host private and corporate functions. Scotiabank and KPMG have held their events there. The space can host anywhere between 50 and 125 people and comes fully equipped with an AV system (both screen and projector), microphone and DJ booth at no extra charge. It’s also really close to a lot of hotels which is very convenient if you’re bringing in people from out of town.  For any event the Rum Exchange offers the choice between either standing or passed hors d’oeuvres that include vegetarian, seafood and meat options.

If rum is your thing or you’re simply into having a good time, be sure to check out the Rum Exchange.



The Rum Exchange Information:

Address: 67 Richmond St. West, Toronto (Bay and Richmond Sts.)


Contact: (416) 941-0000

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