With the exponential growth in the craft beer business over the past decade, choices are plentiful for
craft beer lovers in Ontario. Oshawa is home to two excellent craft breweries to add to your travel
itineraries, and also has some great destinations if you’re more locally-minded while wanting to discover
tastes from across the province.
Read on to discover the best craft beer destinations in Oshawa.
ALL OR NOTHING BREWHOUSE + DISTILLERY
439 Ritson Rd S, Oshawa, ON L1H 5J8
Founded by brothers Jeff and Eric Dornan, All or Nothing is located inside a former 1950’s Brewers’
Retail, aka “The Beer Store” location on Ritson Road, just north of the 401 highway. Now renovated to
align with All or Nothing’s bold yellow and black branding, and featuring a totally insta-worthy Oshawa
mural, the heritage of the building gives the taproom a certain je ne sais quoi. In the taproom, you’ll find
ample seating, the opportunity to enjoy 10 rotating taps of popular favourites and one-off styles,
and a great selection of beer to go. While you’re there check out their selection of merch and fun bar
snacks, hot sauces, and other culinary delights to-go. The brewery often hosts special events such as
makers’ markets, live music, food trucks and more. Insider tip: Pick up a jar of the house brand “Drunk
Pickles”— beer-brined pickles—or zippy bar snacks to go with their snappy lager for a perfect pairing.
NEW RITUAL BREWING
716 Wilson Rd S Unit 2, Oshawa, ON L1H 6E8
New Ritual Brewery opened its doors in May of 2021 and quickly found a dedicated following because of
its well-crafted IPAs. Founded by four friends—Molly, Mel, Jim, and Tim, the brewery
specializes in limited releases. Brews have names like “Anthem” and “Renewal Pattern” and packaging
pulls inspiration from music, the occult, and often features psychedelic art. The D.I.Y. vibe of the brand
extends to their collectable merchandise which has included hand-dyed clothing (that often sells out
quickly). Visit for beer-to-go or enjoy a beverage on-site in the cozy taproom, which often hosts special
events and restaurant pop-ups. Insider tip: Try the freshest hoppy IPA on offer, which is sure
to be one of the best available in Ontario on any given day.
BREW WIZARDS BOARD GAME CAFÉ
74 Celina St, Oshawa, ON L1H 4N2
A fantastic selection of craft beer can be found at Brew Wizards in Downtown Oshawa. 16 rotating taps
with selections from across Ontario, plus a masterfully-curated collection of cans and bottles will keep you coming back to this cozy café to try the latest feature. Alongside craft beer, you’ll discover fair
trade coffee from another local favourite, Deadly Grounds, including standards and seasonal roasts, plus
house-made snacks. Of course, all of this is complimented by a massive selection of board games to keep
the conversation flowing. Insider tip: Ask for expert recommendations from the enthusiastic and
knowledgeable staff working the bar at Brew Wizards.
CORK & BEAN
8 Simcoe St N, Oshawa, ON L1G 4R8
Craft beer, wine, and coffee are the core of the menu at Cork and Bean, but you’ll also find pastries and
other light lunches at this open and welcoming downtown Oshawa destination. A beloved haunt for
students, date nights, and casual meetings, Cork and Bean boasts over 80 varieties of craft beer on their
menu, and hosts weekly live music events. Insider tip: Not sure what to try from the large selection? Ask
staff for a small sample before purchasing a full pint.