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Amsterdam Barrel House

4.4
4.4
1021 Reviews
CAN$30 and under
Comfort Food
The Amsterdam Barrel House is located in the heart of Leaside, and offers a from-scratch menu curated of delicious comfort foods & Toronto's best-in-class craft beer portfolio pouring through 16 taps.

With two floors of seating and expansive outdoor patios, the Barrel House offers a unique dining experience for every season.

Savour our lip-smacking dishes including Buffalo Cauliflower, Lemon Chicken Schnitzel, and our famous Smokehouse Burger, all while warming yourself by the roaring fireplace in our main dining room or our multi floored patios!

We are a "local go-to" where we aim to show you our Amster'Dam good hospitality and keep you coming back again & again....

Hope to see you soon!

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2 people

11:00 p.m.


Booked 4 times today

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Dining areas

Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Price
    CAN$30 and under
  • Cuisines
    Comfort Food, Brewery, Gastro Pub
  • Hours of Operation
    Mon–Thu, Sun 11:30 am–10:00 pm Fri, Sat 11:30 am–11:30 pm
  • Phone number
    (416) 504-1060
  • Payment Options
    AMEX, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress Code
    Smart Casual
  • Executive Chef
    Clara Cunanan
  • Catering
    We pride ourselves on serving our own freshly brewed beers right from our brewery down the street! Our chef works closely with our events team to bring our locally sourced, craft food program to a wide variety of private dining parties from passed canape cocktail receptions to family style dishes.
  • Private party facilities
    Celebrate any special occasion! Contact our Events Manager, Trisha Rendon to inquire for private event. Email: trisha.rendon@amsterdambeer.com If you’re looking to infuse your event with industrial vibes and a playful twist. We have Amsterdam Brewhall located at 45 Esandar 2 mins away from Amsterd
  • Private party contact
    Trisha Rendon: (416) 998-1043
  • Neighbourhood
    Leaside
  • Cross Street
    Laird Drive and Eglinton Avenue
  • Parking Details
    There is ample parking around the the BarrelHouse without charge.
  • Additional
    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Beer Garden, Cocktails, Delivery, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Indoor Fireplace, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 1,021 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.4
4.4 based on recent ratings
  • 4.3Food
  • 4.4Service
  • 4.4Ambience
  • 4.1Value

NoiseModerate

1,021 Reviews
  1. DanM

    Toronto

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    It was my first time visiting Amsterdam Barrel House. My wife and I throughly enjoyed our evening. The food was outstanding, the atmosphere was amazing and our server was very nice and pleasant. We enjoyed the beverage recommendations with our meals. I would recommend this place to our friends.

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  2. ChrisC

    Toronto

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We loved it there great atmosphere and our waitress was outstanding (Danielle)

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  3. Niecey

    Toronto

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    First time at Amsterdam Barrel house and will definitely go back. Love the atmosphere and ambience was cozy ….the waitress was very helpful and attentive. The only thing I had a problem with is lack of desserts …..with such a warm nice place to hang out do better with your dessert menu cuz 2 choices of desserts plus ice cream is a huge disappointment and you all can clearly do better….(some sort of apple pie or crumble would have been a nice add on and bring back that bread pudding please, I would have loved to taste it….

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  4. BruceS

    Vancouver

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Food and service were fine. Parking during the day is a REAL issue. It was very hard to find a paking spot at 12:15. There are a few 'reserved' spaces for Amsteram Barrel House but they are not managed and taken by people going to other places nearby. Some people parked in 2 spaces.

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  5. LauraKalvin

    Toronto

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 11, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    My visit to The Amsterdam Barrel house with my husband and friends was awesome! The ambience was warm and inviting. Our sever, Michael, was exceptional and enthusiastic. The food was super delicious! I would highly recommend the macaroni and cheese topped with tender brisket! And of course, the beer selection was plentiful, even allowing us to taste test some, before choosing one!

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  6. Bebe

    Toronto

    11 reviews

    4.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on February 10, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Ate here on a Saturday night & it was very busy. Quite noisy, sometimes it was hard to hear each other when we were talking. We ordered the brisket dinner. Unfortunately the brisket was very dry & not hot, but it had a nice flavour. All the sides were delicious, especially the baked beans, they're excellent. Always great service. All & all a good night & we will be back.

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  7. PeterA

    Toronto

    10 reviews

    4.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on February 4, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 5
    Overall experience was good! Food quality and value was excellent. Unfortunately, the service was rather underwhelming. If they can get that part right, this would be five stars all the way. As restaurants are now reopening again after being closed for so long it always surprises me that the servers don’t seem to get that they make more money when they’re attentive, they’re constantly watching their tables, and they provide good service. Not waiting for the customers to flag them down. It’s not complicated.

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  8. MichelleW

    Toronto

    11 reviews

    4.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on January 27, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    It was our 1st time at this location to celebrate a family members bday and it had a great vibe. Everyone enjoyed their meals altho we found the spinach artichoke dip and the chocolate cake were pretty small portions for the price. The rest was really good and we’d definitely go back.

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  9. Jackson

    Toronto

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on January 26, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Excellent restaurant. We always enjoy eating here.

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  10. charlier

    Toronto

    3 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on January 20, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 4
    Service was very slow. Three tables around us were quite unhappy with the server

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  11. EmilyJ

    Toronto

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 11, 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 3
    Wait staff was condescending and borderline rude, we had a table of 8 and no one liked their food. Staff recommended the beer cheddar fries, they were frozen curly fries, no visible cheese and a chopped up sausage on top for $19…I had the quinoa power bowl, menu said it has avocado, not one piece, way over priced, $24 for some pickled veggies. Experience was very disappointing, only good thing is the beer, won’t return.

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  12. trisha

    Toronto

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on January 11, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Took a friend who had never been. She enjoyed it very much. We always do! Thanks for being as excellent as usual.

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  13. CharlynR

    Hawaii

    13 reviews

    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on January 10, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Looking forward to trying out their patio in the summer

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  14. SarahD

    Toronto

    8 reviews

    4.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on January 5, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 2
    Very nice but there was a heating vent above our table that was too warm and too strong, so we were keen to get outside to the cool air after our meal
    Amsterdam Barrel HouseResponded on January 11, 2024
    Hi Sarah- Oh no! I do hope you were able to communicate the heating situation to your sever while you dined with us. We definitely strive to make a nice and inviting place to all- having uncomfortable air blowing down on you is not what we want and it would have been a simple fix of just turning off the heat in your area. Apologies for that! Gets a little tricky this time of year. Either way, thank you for taking the time to send some feed back our way and for tagging as as Neighborhood Gem- as we want to be the go-to place in the neighborhood. Look forward to hosting you again soon- we will get the heating under control by then! All the best, Barrel House

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  15. ItalianSophia

    Toronto

    65 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    65 reviews

    Dined on January 3, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Love Amsterdam but miss wine Wednesday Maybe they should have a Seniors Day!

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  16. JaneG

    Toronto

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 31, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Overall a good dining experience. I would recommend this restaurant to everyone.

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  17. OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 31, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 5
    Burger and chicken sandwich were awesome. Smaller piece of chicken but very tasty.

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  18. RobMac

    Toronto

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on December 20, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent location, good choice of food and beverages. Services was friendly while remaining professional. Quick acute service. Great choice for lunch, dinner, or a quick light food and beverage outing.

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  19. Leasider

    Toronto

    29 reviews

    4.0

    29 reviews

    Dined on December 20, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    I was with a party of 8 for a pre-Christmas gathering. It was very festive at the Barrel House with the Christmas tree and the roaring fire. I selected the soup of the day - a delicious tomato vegan soup accompanied by the guacamole dip and corn chips. A perfect combo for me (diabetic). I didn't keep track of what everyone else had, except my husband who really enjoyed the blackened chicken and my friend next to me who very much liked the fish tacos. The service was friendly and accommodating and we all had a good time. We probably contributed to the "energetic" atmosphere!

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  20. KenW

    Toronto

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 19, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
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  21. WillyW

    Toronto

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 18, 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    Comfortable setting for family gatherings. Food selections could be better,

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  22. Bebe

    Toronto

    11 reviews

    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on December 13, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Always enjoy our time at Amsterdam Barrelhouse. Good food & great staff.

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  23. JohnO

    Toronto

    2 reviews

    2.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 12, 2023

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 2
    Service was awful waited 30 mins for the beer I ordered and watched people who arrived after me be served ahead of me. Truly terrible service. Food was great once it finally came.
    Amsterdam Barrel HouseResponded on December 13, 2023
    Hey John, I am so sorry to hear your experience from Monday night. You are right, we were a lot busier than we were expecting and we might have been a little stretched thin right when you came in. I see from your name and reservation, you were the two guys that had the Schnitzel at the bar and a couple of rounds of beer, no? If not, please disregard but if so, I am sorry to hear that you felt that way. I was the manager on duty that brought your schnitzel and also checked in on you while dining, I would have loved to hear that you were not enjoying your evening so I could have tried to make it better for you. I will also follow up with the bartender that evening to create a coachable moment. Waiting half hour for a beer is not okay. Please know that ...

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  24. SusanS

    Toronto

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on December 9, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Our server was extremely efficient, kind and helpful with answering all our questions. The cauliflower appetizer never disappoints.
    Amsterdam Barrel HouseResponded on December 13, 2023
    Aww Susan, Thank you so much for taking the time to send some love our way. So happy to hear that you enjoyed your time with us and that service was up to your standards, Look forward to hosting you again soon! All the best, Barrel House

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  25. Leasider

    Toronto

    28 reviews

    4.0

    28 reviews

    Dined on December 5, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    I'm a frequent diner at Amsterdam but chose something I haven't had before - the Leaside salad bowl. As a recently diagnosed diabetic, my options are more limited now so thought the salad would be a good choice, despite the fact that I don't like anything pickled. I should have asked to hold the pickled vegetables as this salad was not for me. I found the salad rather boring and the vinaigrette was not particularly tasty, It ended up being quite expensive at over $21 as I added chicken ($7) which turned out to be the best part. I won't order this next time. My friend had the vegetable soup of the day with the pretzel and loved this. It was very noisy for a Tuesday lunchtime as there were a number of parties there but understandable for the time of year. I am returning on Dec 20 with a party of 9 so I expect we will be loud too! But it was hard to talk over the noise. It was still a pleasant lunch and the service was quite good.

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  26. outandabout

    Toronto

    13 reviews

    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on December 4, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Shared two mains, Lemon Chicken Schnitzel and the 12 Hour Smoked Brisket Dinner. Excellent! As was the service.

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  27. GerryG

    Toronto

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 2, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Atmosphere was as convivial as ever The staff cheerful and helpful The restaurant as always was very clean I was not impressed with the menu which seems reduced and the entree, fish and chips, was just blah I’ll be back to give the Barrel House another try.

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  28. OpenTable Diner

    Toronto

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on November 20, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Very cozy feeling. Nice and clean. Food was delicious and all the other meals smelled wonderful. Service was perfect. Good value for the food.

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  29. MichaelandSaraAdamson

    Toronto

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on November 18, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The staff here are incredible! That is the reason we keep coming back...and the food and drink are awesome too. Thanks for all the do.

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  30. KimM

    Toronto

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 17, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    I had the schnitzel and the sauce on the noodles was not to my taste and was not eaten. The two burgers, salad and fries were enjoyed by others. Beers were good too. I really enjoy this place, staff a friendly, helpful, and the place is clean.

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  31. TaniaM

    Toronto

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on November 16, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    We had a business dinner at the restaurant, the service was attentive and non-intrusive. The food was very tasty and portion sizes were as expected.

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  32. LuckyMike

    Toronto

    12 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on November 10, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Overall a solid dependable choice. Brisket Mac &Cheese was a hit and burgers are solid. I ordered the wood fired steak med. it did not taste wood fired nor was it medium. Fries were good. Sad the the Brussel sprouts were not on the menu anymore.

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  33. jeanH

    Phoenix

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 20, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    I was advised by one of my other people at the table the Market Salad was not very good nor the Chicken bowl. We shared a pizza as we felt it the safest.

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  34. EmilyV

    Toronto

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 14, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent service with our large group. Great food and beer.

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  35. TinaD

    Toronto

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 9, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Service was outstanding and food was excellent! What more do you want?

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  36. CamJam

    Toronto

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on October 8, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    It was a great first experience. Server was great, food was well made. Will definitely be back!

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  37. EdR58

    Toronto

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on October 8, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    A great overall dining experience. Service was on point, food & drinks served promptly. Everyone enjoyed their food. Atmosphere was cozy with the fireplace on.

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  38. Murie

    Toronto

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 6, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Guacamole was very fresh, but thought it needed a bit of salt and more cilantro. My friend had the curry, which she indicated had good flavour. My brisket tacos seemed to lack some flavour. Our server was friendly and attentive, despite the busy dinner hour. Overall a nice location for a meal, I will try another dish next time!
    Amsterdam Barrel HouseResponded on October 15, 2023
    HI Murie, Thank you for taking the time to send some feedback our way and for the tasting notes. I will pass on the notes to our chef but appreciate you taking the time to let us know. Glad to hear you enjoyed our hospitality as we pride ourselves on making people feel welcome! We look forward to hosting you again soon! All the best, Barrel House

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  39. OpenTable Diner

    Toronto

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 4, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Food quality could be a bit better to match the price. Other than that great.

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  40. AB2200

    Toronto

    5 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on October 3, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    The service team there is always the best. I have been going there for a while, and It is sad to see that the food quality is decreasing. Some of the food seems to be stale or precooked and served, not even warmed up properly. I hope it gets back up because it used to be the perfect go-to restaurant for us. It can be very cozy and nice. They have removed some items from the menu that I hope they bring back (brick chicken, for example). I still hold hope for this place, though at the moment I am not too happy.

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Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitising

    • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitiser or wipes provided for customers

FAQs

Amsterdam Barrel House does offer delivery in partnership with Skip The Dishes. Amsterdam Barrel House also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (416) 504-1060.

Amsterdam Barrel House is rated 4.4 stars by 1021 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

11:00 p.m.


Booked 4 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Google Map for Amsterdam Barrel House

87 Laird Dr Unit 1, East York, ON M4G 3T7

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Cross Street
    Laird Drive and Eglinton Avenue
  • Neighbourhood
    Leaside
  • Hours of Operation
    Mon–Thu, Sun 11:30 am–10:00 pm Fri, Sat 11:30 am–11:30 pm
  • Price
    CAN$30 and under
  • Cuisines
    Comfort Food, Brewery, Gastro Pub
  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Dress Code
    Smart Casual
  • Parking Details
    There is ample parking around the the BarrelHouse without charge.
  • Payment Options
    AMEX, Mastercard, Visa
  • Executive Chef
    Clara Cunanan
  • Additional
    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Beer Garden, Cocktails, Delivery, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Indoor Fireplace, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Phone number
    (416) 504-1060
  • Catering
    We pride ourselves on serving our own freshly brewed beers right from our brewery down the street! Our chef works closely with our events team to bring our locally sourced, craft food program to a wide variety of private dining parties from passed canape cocktail receptions to family style dishes.
  • Private party facilities
    Celebrate any special occasion! Contact our Events Manager, Trisha Rendon to inquire for private event. Email: trisha.rendon@amsterdambeer.com If you’re looking to infuse your event with industrial vibes and a playful twist. We have Amsterdam Brewhall located at 45 Esandar 2 mins away from Amsterd
  • Private party contact
    Trisha Rendon: (416) 998-1043
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