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The first Granite Brewery opened in 1985 by Kevin Keefe in Halifax, Nova Scotia. He had trained at the Ringwood Brewery in England and saw an opportunity to bring the English style ales to Halifax. After several years of planning, Kevin’s brother, Ron, came on as a partner and opened our location in Toronto.
When we opened in 1991, many Torontonians did not know what craft beer was, much less tasted it. It was a time when the beer market was dominated by mega-breweries and the beer selection from bar to bar was predictable. Today, after nearly 25 years in operation, we continue to produce unique, quality English ales in a market that has embraced the craft beer revolution with open arms. With the help of Ron’s daughter, Mary Beth Keefe, taking over as head brewmaster, we have grown our roster of ales from seven to over fifteen seasonal and rotating drafts with a specialty in cask-conditioned ales.
We are proud of the beer we produce and the loyal customers we serve. Come by and say hello!
The Granite Brewery and Restaurant has been at the southeast corner of Eglinton and Mt. Pleasant in Toronto for over 15 years. Our award winning English style ales are brewed on site where we also have a 170 seat restaurant as well as 130 outdoor seats, including a private garden courtyard. The Granite is ideal for groups and private functions. Last minute functions are our specialty. Group menus are available on line. Free parking.
We welcome you to our warm inviting atmosphere with classic decor. Visit the library for lunch, our dining room with fireplace for dinner, sit at the bar to watch the game, or enjoy one of our two outdoor patios in the summer months.
We also offer:
THE BEER STORE
Enjoy the hand-crafted, freshly brewed taste of the Granite Brewery at home with friends and family. We’re open longer than the Beer Store and you can’t match the hand-crafted quality and freshness for the price. We also offer Granite Brewery merchandise and great gift ideas. Check out what we have available and we’ll look forward to hearing from you soon. See below for available products and pricing.
Beer Store Hours:
Monday-Saturday:11:30am – 11pm
Sunday:11am – 11pm
245 Eglington Avenue East Toronto M4P3B7