Don’t miss these Ontario summer brewery events!

Fill the gaps in your summer calendar with our round-up of summer brewery fun in Ontario. Getty Images photo

This summer, many Ontario breweries are hosting events and activities that make for a fun night out. Whether you’re looking for a healthy dose of competition amongst you and your friends, family-friendly programming, or something new to do on date night—this list has you covered!


Get ready to feel the anticipation as you wait for your final bingo number to be called! You can chase that high at Rainhard and Fixed Gear or check out Orleans for musical-themed Bingo.


Test your obscure knowledge on music, pop culture, current events and so much more at Red Tape, Brock Street, Concession Road, Lot 10, Sons of Kent, Powerhouse, Side Launch, Whitewater and Thornbury.


Who says you can’t exercise and enjoy a beer at the same time? It’s called multi-tasking!

Have you been watching a lot of those roller skating videos on TikTok? Then you’ll enjoy Skate & Sip night hosted by Something in the Water at The Bentway.

If you’re looking for some friendly competition, visit Cartwright Springs for beach volleyball, Haven for darts or Black Lab for cornhole.

If yoga is your activity of choice, you can find it at Bad Apple, Collingwood, Canvas, Quayle’s and Beaches.

Runners, make sure to check out the running clubs at Eastbound.


The return of live music has been one of the joys of reopening. You can hear live music weekly at Old Flame, Market, Caledon Hills, Stonehooker, Black Gold, Cured, Flux, Draft, Calabogie, Lake of Bays and All or Nothing.

Do you have a lot of vinyl and think you’d make the ultimate DJ? Then share your talents at Stray Dog and Couchiching.

Or if you’re looking to perform, stop by the open mic nights at Elora and Spearhead or karaoke at Imperial City.

Collective Arts is hosting jazz nights this summer while Goodlot Farmstead has reggae days.


Craft beer might only be for adults, but many breweries are hosting events that the whole family can enjoy. If you’re looking to meet other parents visit Babies & Brew at Grain & Grit or the family concert series at Shawn & Ed. On Saturdays, this summer Badlands will have a food truck and there’ll be a market at All or Nothing.


The following unique events don’t fit into any of the above categories, though I’d recommend pencilling them into your summer schedule.

Assemble your team and head over the Left Field for euchre night. Meanwhile, bibliophiles should get ready to talk about their favourite summer reads at Saulter Street’s Books & Brews.

Gillingham is staging comedy nights and Clifford is hosting acrylic pour painting workshops. For those who want to learn more about food, Avling’s offering kitchen, brewery, and farm tours. And for those who want to watch their favourite television show with others, make sure to attend Kensington’s RuPaul’s Drag Race viewing parties.

—by Sabryna Ekstein

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