If you're on the west side, Bossanova Bottle Shop on Roncesvalles carries a lot of east end beer, including MYB.Thanks! I totally forgot about that one, I think I last had it when it was in bottles. I'll have to make a trip down there to grab some.
Unfortunately I am quite a ways from the west side these days (Durham Region) but I still work in Scarborough, so the east end breweries are an easy trip. That's actually something the (very) east end could use, a bottle shop to serve East York, Scarborough, etc. I can't think of any nearby.If you're on the west side, Bossanova Bottle Shop on Roncesvalles carries a lot of east end beer, including MYB.
(I know the owners of Bossanova, so consider this an ad)
I think Steadfast is going down. I pass by frequently, and ever since the busy opening night that I attended, I've hardly ever seen anyone in there. No buzz. No vibe. The mostly white walls and way-too-bright interior lighting don't help at all in my opinion. A brewpub needs to look cozy to be inviting.
The location is certainly awkward, almost tucked like an afterthought behind that awful Tim's plaza (which I'd love to see demolished). Sigh...I miss when it was still Lansdowne Brewery/Lot 30 Brewers (same ownership) - they had some decent, unique beers, the best interior decor that I've seen at any brewpub, and surpringly excellent food on their menu (early on at least). Mis-management did them in, because they really had something good going for quite some time. Then Woodhouse came and instantly ruined the look of the place with their lunkheaded unecessary reno.I passed by last Friday around 6:30 PM and it was dead in there as well. Which was a fairly big contract to other more popular bars or restaurants either to the east or west. I ended up going to "The Commoner" over at Dundas W & Howard Park.
I think after this many iterations of brewpubs, this location is just shaping up to be one of those "cursed" retail spots. Being at the edge of a neighbourhood or tail end of streets continues to put it as a disadvantage.