Since opening its doors in Liberty Village last year, The Craft has quickly become my local watering hole. This could be because of its genuinely inviting neighbourhood vibe, helped by the fact I immediately recognized half the staff from my own years in the hospitality industry.

The only thing that could make the beer and the food even better was great music!

After a year of success -- and me repeatedly asking "when are we throwing a party in here?" -- I got the call that the anniversary jam would be happening May 12th.

The party started around 7 and as people trickled in were given complimentary food samples from Chef Adrian Andaya's kitchen, and local craft beer samples poured by Side Launch, Steam Whistle and Collingwood Breweries.

The photos above show some of the action but to hear the crafty cuts I was playing check out the upload of the first hour of my set below.

I'm looking forward to doing more at The Craft in the form of a weekly Thursday night starting in June!