About Bruce Wine Bar
Don’t let the name fool you, this unique eatery boasts more than just a wine list distinguished by a Wine Spectator award.
Designated a Feast Ontario restaurant for its’ commitment to sustainable and organic regional fare, Bruce also serves up the best wood-fired Neapolitan style pizza north of the GTA. Add an impressive roster of independent Canadian musicians playing Fridays and you’ve got the vibe!
A funky eclectic design houses 25 cozy seats surrounding the open kitchen and another 40 in a loft-inspired space which includes a communal harvest table.
Once a tiny wine bar serving small plates three nights/week, Bruce has come into its’ own as a full-scale restaurant offering seasonally focused lunch, dinner and take-away menus daily, as well as catering for private parties and large events.
Feed your curiosity!
The Kitchen serves up lunch and dinner Tuesday to Saturday
Thornbury, ON N0H 2P0
Canadian, Comfort Food, Pizzeria
Hours of Operation:
Open Tuesday through Thursday 11:30-9:00
Friday and Saturday 11:30AM- Close
Live music Friday nights
2$ Corkage Tuesdays
Open Mic Wednesdays
Our ENTRANCE is in the alley behind the TD Bank in Thornbury
Arthur St West
CAN$30 and under
On Friday there are two dinner show and 7 and 9pm featuring up and coming canadian artists..sometimes it can be a little loud!
On Wednesday night we host an open mic from 8-10pm. featuring singer songwriters and poets
Bruce caters all types of functions from family gatherings to weddings. please contact us to discuss.
During the day we would request that you park across the street in the public parking area. In the evening feel free to use the parking at the restaurant
Behind the TD Bank in Thornbury
Public Parking available across the Street at the Thornbury Post Office
Shaun J Edmonstone
Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Dancing, Entertainment, Full Bar, Wine
Special Events & Promotions:
$2 Corkage every Tuesday Night (*applies only to 750ml bottle+ $15 min food charge per person)
Open Mic Wednesday Nights
Every Friday night Live music *( cover charge may apply)
Bruce Wine Bar Ratings and Reviews
We sat in the lower level which is where ...
We sat in the lower level which is where the kitchen is located. It's always fun to watch the food preparation while dining. Despite food service happening right beside us it's not loud and carrying on a conversation is easy.
Highly recommend the cheese boards. The balance of richness and flavours was wonderful. The addition of the honeycomb was a delight. The hallmark of the restaurant is the wine list and wood-fired pizzas; both are extensive. The value of the pizzas is punctuated by the brisk take-out business occurring throughout the night. There was a steady stream of orders being packaged during our entire time there. Although I didn't order this time, when I see Black Hills "Nota Bene" on the wine list I smile.
I booked for 6:30 PM as a date night with my wife. The timing was excellent as it became busier within an hour. It was our first visit there on a recommendation from a friend. We will go back again.
We had friends up for the weekend and I ...
We had friends up for the weekend and I knew they would love the vibe of this restaurant. The other bonus was a live band. The band was fantastic, service was perfect and the food was very tasty. Our friends said "good choice" many times. We'll be back for sure
Our dinner at Bruce Wine Bar was outstan ...
Our dinner at Bruce Wine Bar was outstanding in all aspects. Service was excellent, the food was superb and we have nothing bad to say about the restaurant, the waiters or the food. We were really surprised to find this gem in the middle of a small town where there are not many options. Would go again for sure!
Highly recommend. What's gem of a plac ...
Highly recommend. What's gem of a place
If you are ever visiting blue mountain. Do yourself a Favor. Leave the village and go here for dinner one night. Best food and wine selection around.
Everything we tried was excellent versions for any foodie
Went here for my birthday and I chose it ...
Went here for my birthday and I chose it based on the amazing reviews of the food and wine and it didn't disappoint! The hot olives, albacore tuna, curried lentils and short ribs were amazing. Impressive wine and cocktails too. It was well worth the 15 minute taxi ride from the village into Thornbury and would definitely go back again. Was a large group next to us that was a little loud. Only downside to the night!
On a Saturday night out with friends, we ...
On a Saturday night out with friends, we visited the Bruce Wine Bar on a recommendation from an esteemed chef acquaintance. All three of us had a lovely evening. The food was delicious, the staff were super attentive and friendly. The experience of the restaurant was lovely. The ambience is very cozy, but also upbeat. I will definitely be back, and would encourage anyone to pay a visit to this restaurant.
The food never disappoints. I bring frie ...
The food never disappoints. I bring friends and family and they love it. Our friends go back after they have been with us. They have a good bartender and are knowledgeable about the wine. Recently had chorizo pizza at lunch and my husband and I will have that again. Best pizza in the Collingwood area. Gourmet!! Servers know the dishes and are helpful if you have an allergy.
Love this restaurant. We eat here whenev ...
Love this restaurant. We eat here whenever we are in Thornberry. Food is always great. I particularly love the pizza- it has the best crust! Upstairs is very lively. They often have live bands. We prefer the quieter downstairs.
Bruce was recommended among three differ ...
Bruce was recommended among three different restaurants (it was at the top of the list). I really liked the menu and the vibe of the restaurant from the website, so we picked Bruce. It did not disappoint, I found it a cool, charming, warm ambience with an interesting menu. Our dishes were all delicious. I would highly recommend and go again!
This was a great find. Interesting menu. ...
This was a great find. Interesting menu. We opted for the daily special - venison. It was superbly done (medium rare) accompanied by a delicious jus and sweet potato purée. The apple dessert was also delightful, although the cheddar cheese was hardly noticeable and needed more sharpness.
Great atmosphere, exceptional wine selec ...
Great atmosphere, exceptional wine selection, and really fun band playing during dinner. Good selection of dishes for vegetarians which included ingredients that were sourced from local farms and producers (all acknowledged in the menu). The place felt like you were in someone's home enjoying a big dinner party - intimate, friendly, and casual, yet vibrant and fun - the perfect place for us to celebrate our big birthday and anniversary!
The Bruce Wine bar has a great wine list ...
The Bruce Wine bar has a great wine list and the food was very good. The service at the restaurant was efficient and friendly and the server had a great knowledge of the area and the menu options. We were in for a late lunch (3PM) and had a pate board to start followed by pizza from their pizza menu. All the food was good. The wine I ordered turned out to be out of stock but our server recommended a substitute and it was fine. The wine list is a bit over priced but the selection is good.
The Bruce Wine Bar is our favourite spot ...
The Bruce Wine Bar is our favourite spot for dinner in Thornbury. The service, ambiance and overall experience are second to none. My husband and i both ordered the beast special which was good but not mind blowing (pork tenderloin). Everything else was 5 star.
Our server Cindy was great and so were t ...
Our server Cindy was great and so were the craft beers. We went on a Tuesday and it was bring your own wine so we didn't have an opportunity to try the wine offerings ($2.00 corkage..very reasonable). They use fresh, high quality ingredients including the pizza dough. They cook the Pizza at a high temperature so they don't cook the taste out of the ingredients
The only down side is that you cannot create your own pizza or change any "stock" Pizza that they have on the menu
We have been to Bruce many times and thi ...
We have been to Bruce many times and this time, brought friends from the UK. We all had tasty starters, delicious pizzas and a good Niagara syrah. As always, a lovely showcase of local foods with low-key but attentive service. We sat upstairs and the room was full at 6:30. Great spot!
I would not recommend this restaurant ba ...
I would not recommend this restaurant based on our recent visit. We were seated upstairs along with only a few other tables around us. We ordered the romaine lettuce appetizer, which was very close to opening a premix package sprinkled with more bacon and parmesan shavings--not very imaginative or fresh tasting. I ordered our pizza while taking my last bit of salad so relatively soon after our arrival. Shortly after that another table with 4 patrons came in which the waitress settled with water/orders and then another table between us arrived. I watched both tables receive their pizzas while we waited and waited up to 40 minutes. The waitress recognized I was not happy and I informed her of our long wait. She said our order was after the other tables and since I was facing that direction I know those patrons were not even physically present at the time of ordering. She got the hostess downstairs to come up and speak to us of which she informed us it had been 30 minutes since our order and I informed her that the time our order got into the computer was not the real time of when we ordered it and that we were basically out of wine of which we had planned to have with our pizza. She explained how busy the kitchen was for both downstairs and upstairs and I reiterated that we were the only table not served at this point. End of story was for us to just suck it up and pay our bill---no offer of restitution. News alert---the pizza was not that great and also lukewarm.
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