It was the first (truly) chilly November night when I walked through the doors of Bru Restaurant in Downtown Oakville. As I entered the room for the first time (they opened just a few months ago) it felt like a warm embrace. The staff gave me a friendly welcome, the atmosphere was cozy with salvaged wood and exposed brick adorning the walls, roof and bar, the game was on TV (the Leafs were actually winning!) and a chalkboard menu hung in front of me listing 3 of my favorite craft beers. I couldn’t help but smile and feel completely at home. The food is simple, but executed perfectly. Between 2 we shared the jalapeño poppers (which were gooey with just the right amount of kick), the Oktoberfest special (a delicious German-style sausage paired with homemade sauerkraut, whole grain mustard and a toasted ciabatta) and the fish and chips (which were battered to perfection, not too greasy and served on a bed of delicious fries). The beers went down easily and with the cold weather outside we didn’t need much encouragement to order another round and relax in the warmth of our surroundings.
Written by Danielle Cherkas
138 Lakeshore Rd E, Oakville