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The Granite

Postby G.M. Gillman » Tue Feb 21, 2012 8:06 pm

The Granite is a stalwart on our brewing and brewpub scene. Great beers, excellent, well-priced food, and nice ambiance enhanced by recent redecorating, e.g. the wood-paneled bathrooms.

On a visit tonight, the IPA was as English as ever and the well-balanced Darkside Black IPA proved the pub keeps up with the trends. I hear tell of new beers to come.

All hail to the Granite.

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Postby Derek » Wed Feb 22, 2012 12:21 am

Yeah, I miss that place (the back courtyard was great with our toddler).

Their stout is second-to-none, and I enjoyed many Best Bitter Specials until the Hoppin' Mad became my brew of choice.

I liked their ribs, but the curry special was always hard to pass up.

The growlers are a good deal too!
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Postby grub » Wed Feb 22, 2012 8:59 am

Derek wrote:Yeah, I miss that place (the back courtyard was great with our toddler).


just watch out for the local wildlife! ;)

always enjoy my visits to the granite, but don't get down there nearly enough...
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Postby JeffPorter » Wed Feb 22, 2012 9:15 am

Me too - I used to live at Yonge and Davisville, and would go there a lot! All those memories are with my ex, so it'd be nice to build some new ones!

My wife went to school in Nova Scotia and frequented the Halifax pub a lot...
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Postby Liverdie » Wed Feb 22, 2012 3:43 pm

Grew up in the neighbourhood..went to high school right up the street...Granite is a great local bar...and they make their own stuff! Definitely unique in the neighbourhood..always has been..

Good to hear their stout is good...tried most of their usual fare except the stout...all good..

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Postby Derek » Wed Feb 22, 2012 3:48 pm

grub wrote:just watch out for the local wildlife! ;)


I haven't been there in a 'coons age!
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Postby Torontoblue » Wed Feb 22, 2012 3:57 pm

Derek wrote:
grub wrote:just watch out for the local wildlife! ;)


I haven't been there in a 'coons age!


We stopped going after my wife got bitten by one when we were on the back patio!
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Postby Liverdie » Wed Feb 22, 2012 4:08 pm

Torontoblue wrote:
Derek wrote:
grub wrote:just watch out for the local wildlife! ;)


I haven't been there in a 'coons age!


We stopped going after my wife got bitten by one when we were on the back patio!


Oh, that kind of wildlife, UGH not a nice experience at all :x ...nasty things aren't they but we do encourage them with our garbage....and I think they just might like beer as well..double whammie!

Perhaps I'll stay inside!

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Postby grub » Wed Feb 22, 2012 8:16 pm

Torontoblue wrote:
Derek wrote:
grub wrote:just watch out for the local wildlife! ;)


I haven't been there in a 'coons age!


We stopped going after my wife got bitten by one when we were on the back patio!


exactly what I was referring to (and i suspect Derek too)!
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Postby JeffPorter » Wed Feb 22, 2012 9:03 pm

Torontoblue wrote:
Derek wrote:
grub wrote:just watch out for the local wildlife! ;)


I haven't been there in a 'coons age!


We stopped going after my wife got bitten by one when we were on the back patio!


Remember that guy about a year back, who maimed some baby raccoons, because they were getting into his garden every night? Everyone thought he was cruel...

I think that guy should be the next mayor...
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Postby Cale » Wed Feb 22, 2012 9:13 pm

JeffPorter wrote:
Torontoblue wrote:
Derek wrote:
grub wrote:just watch out for the local wildlife! ;)


I haven't been there in a 'coons age!


We stopped going after my wife got bitten by one when we were on the back patio!


Remember that guy about a year back, who maimed some baby raccoons, because they were getting into his garden every night? Everyone thought he was cruel...

I think that guy should be the next mayor...


Go fuck yourself
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Postby wittaker » Wed Feb 22, 2012 11:12 pm

Although Bryden's has become my go to pub, I still love the Granite. Great food and beer.
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Postby Bobsy » Wed Feb 22, 2012 11:17 pm

JeffPorter wrote:
Torontoblue wrote:
Derek wrote:
grub wrote:just watch out for the local wildlife! ;)


I haven't been there in a 'coons age!


We stopped going after my wife got bitten by one when we were on the back patio!


Remember that guy about a year back, who maimed some baby raccoons, because they were getting into his garden every night? Everyone thought he was cruel...

I think that guy should be the next mayor...


Couldn't be any worse than the current one.

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Postby El Pinguino » Thu Feb 23, 2012 6:18 pm

I often think I'll be really sad when the day comes that I hear the Granite is closing.

But I rarely go there anymore as I'm opposite end of town now. As soon as patio season arrives I'll make a point of stopping by...for some beers, and wildlife.
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Postby JeffPorter » Thu Feb 23, 2012 6:47 pm

Sounds like the Toronto BTers need to get together for a Granite visit.

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