With a state-of-the-art craft brewery in the basement, a chic farm-to-table brew pub on the main level, and an inviting seasonal patio upstairs, Toboggan Brewing Company immediately made an indelible mark on London’s craft beer and culinary scene. Ten Toboggan beers are regularly available, in addition to seasonal small-batch specials. Two Gold Medal-winning Toboggan ciders are also on tap. Enjoy a pint or a tasting flight in-house or take some home with you.
The basement houses the brewing equipment, with sparkling stainless steel brewing tanks decoratively lit on the north side wall of the main level. A long bar — featuring a total of 36 different beers on tap — flanks the opposite wall, with flat screen TVs behind it and a large moose head anchoring one end. The 519 Kitchen runs across the back of the room, capped by the curled end of the large woodwork evoking a toboggan on the ceiling. The Beer & Gear Store near the exit offers a regular and rotating selection of Toboggan beers to take home, and all the accessories you might need.
“We’re focused on as many foods as we can from the 519 area code,” says owner Mike Smith, describing the 519 Kitchen. The emphasis on local ingredients is in sync with the craft beer options. The open kitchen allows visitors to see the staff in action with the blazing stone pizza oven and a large BBQ smoker. Chef Mike Smith (same name, different person) cooks up Neapolitan Pizzas, from traditional favourites like the Margherita to modern choices like the Beef Brisket. There are also plenty of vegetarian options, more than usually found on a typical pub menu. Other recommendations include:
- House Smoked Meats, in a variety of gourmet sandwiches or in the popular Street Tacos, served with flour or gluten-free soft corn tortillas;
- Small Plates Pub Fare, perfect for sharing, such as Pot Stickers or fresh-cut Shoestring Frites served with roasted garlic mayo, ketchup and sriracha aioli;
- Cheese and Charcuterie Boards, featuring local producers.
Brewery, Farm-to-Table Pub & Retail Beer Store
585 Richmond St. (at Central), London ON
10 Different Toboggan Craft Beers & Seasonal Small-Batch Specials
Two Toboggan Craft Ciders on Tap
Vegetarian & Gluten-free Options
Store Open Daily, incl. Holidays