If you have a thing for traditional European beer halls and British pubs, you have another reason to get excited about living or working in Liberty Village.
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For those in the dark, Big Rock has been a leader in Canada’s craft beer scene for over 30 years – long before it became ‘a thing.’
Celebrating the entry of Big Rock into Ontario, Liberty Commons will mark a collaboration between chef and brewmaster, with a quality menu (it’s O&B, after all) that creatively marries comfort food and beer.
The culinary direction will be lead by Chef Anthony Walsh and John Horne and Brewmaster Connor K. Patrick will oversee the brewing team.
Centered on Big Rock’s selection of quality craft products, the menu will include beer-based marinades and beer pairings. The dining experience will nod to culinary theatre (always an added bonus) with tableside carving, oversized dishes and an emphasis on cooking over live fuels.
”In partnering with Oliver & Bonacini, we are able to bring together our two worlds – introducing our quality, creative and diverse craft beer line-up alongside an impressive culinary program.” said Robert Sartor, CEO, Big Rock Brewery.
Set in a unique two-level heritage space and designed by award-winning firm DesignAgency, Liberty Commons will feature an impressive (and Instagram-worthy) blend of modern and nostalgic touches and diverse seating for a variety of experiences. It will occupy the entire lower floor, featuring a contemporary bar and dining space, a customizable private dining area for events and – best of all – a patio oasis, complete with comfortable lounge seating and outdoor fireplaces. The Big Rock storefront at the main level will feature a tasting room, with Big Rock products available for purchase.
Covering all the bases, the spot will be ideal for weekday lunches, post-work drinks, watching games, dinner celebrations and weekend lounging.
So, there’s one reason to feel better about the inevitable end of lazy, hazy, summer days, right?