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Exchange Brewery, The Doors Open Niagara-on-the-Lake

Exchange Brewery, The

Constructed in 1880, this building was Niagara's first telephone exchange. In 2015, it was transformed into a brewery, but it retains some of its original features. Original hemlock floor joists became the second-floor bar and tabletops. Some nods to the building's use as a telephone exchange include brewing numbers (instead of names) and a tasting board shaped like a rotary dial. As part of Digital Doors Open, you can learn more about this unique site through the video below. Check their website, too, for virtual events - including Sourpalooza.

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Contact info

7 Queen Street
Niagara-on-the-Lake, Ontario
Telephone: 905-468-9888


Year built: 1880; adapted in 2015
Architect: Williamson Chong
Architectural style: Art moderne
Building type: Commercial, Food and drink

Dates/hours open

Friday May 1 – Wednesday March 31, 2021
Part of Digital Doors Open Niagara-on-the-Lake

Exchange Brewery, The 7 Queen Street