Castroís Lounge | Toronto, Ontario
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Castroís Lounge
Good based on 14 ratings
Type: Bar

2116 Queen Street East
Toronto, Ontario Canada [ print map ]
416 699 8272 | twitter

Hours: Mon-Thurs 3PM-2AM, Fri-Sun 12PM-2AM

Taps: 10 | Bottles: ~100

Castroís Lounge

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14 reviews for Castroís Lounge
 Ambiance  80%
 Service  76%
 Selection  68%
 Food  67%
 Value  73%
 Overall  75%
 Rating  78%
Rating Distribution

  AMBIANCE 3/5   SERVICE 7/10   SELECTION 9/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 8/10   OVERALL 14/20
Radek Kliber  (270) Toronto (Can) Krotoszyn (Pol), Poland | June 23, 2015
Visited on weekend while going to teh Beach. On afternoon there were only few people inside. Located on turisty Queen st. part but sadly with out of patio, Ok list for beers withmuch better bottle list. I did not checked if all of beers taht were listed were avaiable. Pricess looked good. Service was ok, nothing special nothing abd to say. Had one pint and moved on.
  AMBIANCE 5/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 11/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 7/10   OVERALL 17/20
JoeMcPhee  (529) Toronto, ON, Ontario | September 20, 2012
Finally popped in here while over in the Beaches recently. A very cool little space. Warm and inviting with a very convivial environment. I dig the decor and there was a solid selection of regulars and a few rotating casks when I was in. Lots of Belgians which although common if youíve been around for awhile, are pretty hard to come by at any one time in Toronto. Fair prices for most stuff (although the casks were a bit spendy). Friendly bar staff and a great group of people. Iíd be in here all the time if I lived in the neighborhood.
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 10/10   SELECTION 13/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 8/10   OVERALL 16/20
garthicus  (64) Dublin, Ireland | February 7, 2012
Great ambiance, nice neighbourhood vibe, chilled out, good volume of music, didnít have the food, fantastic friendly service, great selection of bottles and FOUR casks!!! Will come back.
  AMBIANCE 5/5   SERVICE 9/10   SELECTION 14/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 7/10   OVERALL 13/20
solidfunk  (254) Washington D.C., Washington DC | October 16, 2011| Updated November 6, 2011
Great little places in Beaches near my house. Combine commie propoganda on the walls, reggae music and great beer - a good recipe for success. About 10 taps or so that rotate fairly regularly and tons of bottles, two full shelves of Belgians. Their menu never keeps up with their selection - you always have to check the fridge.
  AMBIANCE 5/5   SERVICE 9/10   SELECTION 13/15   FOOD 8/10   VALUE 8/10   OVERALL 18/20
AGAquino  (50) Toronto, Ontario | September 4, 2011
This was a pleasant surprise. Ambiance and atmosphere to spare. Small, crowded, great music, good beer, good food. The place was packed with what looked liked locals. Everone was friendly, bank was good. Iíll be back.
  AMBIANCE 5/5   SERVICE 10/10   SELECTION 8/15   FOOD 7/10   VALUE 10/10   OVERALL 20/20
Jayne  (3) , England | August 31, 2011
Add live music, great atmosphere and itís a winner.
  AMBIANCE 3/5   SERVICE 6/10   SELECTION 9/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 7/10   OVERALL 13/20
Sammy  (611) Toronto, Ontario | January 18, 2009
Smallish bar in the up and coming Beaches area. WIth a Belgian fest, it became very crowded. Service is trying, but they are not particularly knowledgeable. Go by the smokers in the front. A decent number of taps of local stuff. If you are in the very Southeast, this is a place to go for a tap. Almost all Belgians were LCBO.
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 6/10   SELECTION 10/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 6/10   OVERALL 13/20
mabel  (230) Toronto, Ontario | August 10, 2008
Visited on a busy Saturday evening at the end of September 2007. A close-feel garage-windowed bar on busy Queen Street, bouncing cute Cuban-esque beach music off pictures of famous people on the walls. Service was ok. Good beer selection. Overall, would be an interesting local pub.
  AMBIANCE 3/5   SERVICE 4/10   SELECTION 8/15   FOOD 3/10   VALUE 4/10   OVERALL 9/20
robinvboyer  (87) Sturgeon Falls, Ontario | August 4, 2008
Cute little bar, itís like a hole in the wall really. I used to live at Woodbine and Gerrard so it wasnít too far for me to walk. Nice selection of belgian, but they donít seem to educated on how to keep them, i often got bottles of Rochefort almost frozen served to me at the same temperature as a Coors Light. All the sediment has solidified, and i had HUGE floaters, and iw as chastized when i brought the bottle back,amd they argued with me that it was supposed to be like that. The food is minimal, all stuff made on a cooking board in the back, they dont have an oven. Meh, it you live nearby its a good place to find some beer you wont get at the LCBo but don t go looking for this place.
  AMBIANCE 3/5   SERVICE 7/10   SELECTION 11/15   FOOD 9/10   VALUE 8/10   OVERALL 18/20
DerWeg  (45) Toronto, Ontario | October 27, 2007| Updated April 17, 2015
RERATE 2015 - going here more often lately, I find the food making skill has improved vastly - I would recommend the burrito style wraps even to replace a meal. Itís all Vegan or vegetarian but the flavours there now. Iím usually really happy with the quality of the pours lately too, few but well chosen taps with a handful of casks from Durham and Granite I usually pay less heed to, and the place grows on me a bit as my Local. Good bands are a not unusual occurrence, worth coming by if you can squeeze in for some of the more popular draws. Still ever so slightly too small and too few places at the back bar. Still annoyingly robotic service at times... *** OLD RATE 68 ** Breezy, slightly tacky little echoey cavern with a good selection of bottled beers and some fair draught options. Social vibe is mix of desperately bored Beach area youth and a few aging beerophiles. Food is nothing to stay for. Keep an eye on the bottle list, quite good for this slightly dull quiet part of town although prices used to be a little kinder to the restless Beaches dweller seeking respite from the seagulls and surf. ** update rate 2013 ** I think this place is gradually losing touch in some ways. The well-marked-up bottle menu is no longer printed. Service seems rote and apathetic, failing the badly-needed vibe of hospitality to the sterile space. A long-expired bottle of St Bernrdus Wit had the expiry date labeled over and it tasted like sour crap. Yours for $9.50 ++ - although I thank them for not charging when I firmly refused it (you need to use strong eye contact.) Joyless venture it would seem. So why come here - well the cask ale can be good, and if youíre lucky, the regulars can be good to talk to.

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