barVolo | Toronto, Ontario
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World Class based on 131 ratings
Type: Bar (see listing)

587 Yonge Street
Toronto, Ontario Canada M4Y 1Z4 [ print map ]
416 928 0008 | facebook | twitter | beer menu

Hours: Mon-Thurs 4pm-2am; Fri-Sat 12pm-2am; Sun 2pm-12am *Opening times vary seasonally.*

Mayor: Sammy (25) | Taps: 32 | Bottles: 70


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Beer Available At barVolo (arranged by most recent)
Dunham Petite Mort 99, House Ales Hip-Hop Series #1 RUN ESB 90, Community Beer Works / Great Lakes Francois , Great Lakes Brewing No Chance With Miranda 76, Great Lakes Brewing X Barhop Saison du Gilligan 90, Les Trois Mousquetaires Hors Série Saison Brett 96, Les Trois Mousquetaires Hors Série Berliner Weisse 85, Dunham Saison Cassis , Dunham Berliner Mango Weiss , Revel Cider Escarpment Series: BB7011 , West Avenue Belgiantosh , Beaus And Boom Gose The Dynamite (Special Funk Night Edition Gose) , Le Trou du Diable Oude Blanche Cerises , Great Lakes Brewing X Dunham X House Ales Found In Translation Blueberries , Sawdust City X Barhop Coriolis Effect , Great Lakes Brewing Apocalypse Way Later , Revel Cider Peaches & Cream , Jester King Wytchmaker Farmhouse Rye India Pale Ale (Batch 9+) 95, Jester King Snörkel 89, Jester King Vernal Dichotomous (2015) 87
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131 reviews for barVolo
 Ambiance  87%
 Service  80%
 Selection  88%
 Food  75%
 Value  74%
 Overall  86%
 Rating  98%
Rating Distribution

  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 14/15   FOOD 7/10   VALUE N/A   OVERALL 17/20
kseecs16  (209) Naperville, Illinois | November 23, 2007
Small place. Active atmosphere. Tiny Italian style coffee bar with no seats. Came after their cask fest so the casks were sitting outside, having been out their in the sun all day I think they suffered, because they all seemed a little lifeless when I tried them. Nice beer lists and friendly staff. Pizza I had was tasty.
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 10/10   SELECTION 15/15   FOOD 8/10   VALUE N/A   OVERALL 18/20
JAF737300  (45) Chicago, Illinois | October 30, 2007
You can’t ask for much better. Great local brews on tap, a nice deep inventory of bottles from around the world, decent edible italian pub grub, and a nice and affable staff. I ran into another beer geek here who was also wokring in the city.
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 14/15   FOOD 4/10   VALUE N/A   OVERALL 18/20
DerWeg  (45) Toronto, Ontario | October 27, 2007
Perfection. Ralph’s little ’Caffe’ is so relaxed and caters mainly to a very serious interest in beer. Food is of less consequence but that’s fine by me. Draught list is kept very much alive with variety, bottles are amazing. Mondays Four Dollar Pint night. Really like the friendly helpful people and the warm woody ’hideaway’ feel of the place. Strangers naturally unwind and talk to you here. Nice patio. Good bless ’em.
  AMBIANCE 5/5   SERVICE 9/10   SELECTION 14/15   FOOD 8/10   VALUE N/A   OVERALL 18/20
Bobsy  (25) Toronto, Ontario | September 25, 2007| Updated November 22, 2007
Volo is an amazing place. The atmosphere is relaxed, and the aged wood makes it feel like a well-worn bar. Service has always been prompt and friendly, and the beer selection is definitely amongst the best in the city. We’ve only eaten pizza there, and it was pretty damn delicious!
  AMBIANCE 3/5   SERVICE 6/10   SELECTION 14/15   FOOD 8/10   VALUE N/A   OVERALL 13/20
mgermani  (15) Vancouver, British Columbia | July 30, 2007
We visited Volo on July 27th 2007, and we arrived at 8:30. We had a train to catch at 10:10 and we figured we’d have enough time for a few beers and a single entree each. We didn’t mind the 15-minute wait for a table, but the place was in obvious chaos - our poor server was run off her feet while her male co-workers ambled around disinterestedly. When the food arrived, half an hour later, my dish was excellent and my wife’s didn’t appear to have been finished. We were in a hurry so we let it pass. When I got home I was very ill. I don’t know if it was the food, or the Hair of the Dog Fred, but I’ll give them the benefit of the doubt. This could be a great restaurant, but it wasn’t when we were there.
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 13/15   FOOD 8/10   VALUE N/A   OVERALL 18/20
cyrenaica  (9) Milton, Ontario | July 15, 2007| Updated July 6, 2009
I first visited this establishment on July 11, 2007 with a friend. It is a small restaurant with as many seats inside as outside. The server brought both a food menu (mainly Italian) and a beer menu (over 150 varieties available). Checking the website, I discovered that 29 of the top 100 from this site were available. One of the things I noticed when reading the beer menu was that there were some listed on the menu not ono the web site. I chose a St. Bernardus Abt 12. Most of the patrons in the restaurant were drinking a wide variety of beer. The food was good, not great. The service was very good as well. No hovering. Value? I found the prices for similar beers at Smokeless Joe’s and The Beer Bistro to be less expensive at Cafe Volo. I find the atmosphere at Cafe Volo to be similar to that of Smokeless Joe’s and more conducive to beer drinking than the Beer Bistro. I have already recommended this place to a friend.
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 7/10   SELECTION 12/15   FOOD 6/10   VALUE N/A   OVERALL 15/20
mephisto  (53) , Taiwan | June 27, 2007| Updated August 4, 2007
re-rate ii. ok, in the highly unlikely event (which happened) that you are actually reading this review, please note that my reviews suck, all of them. please don’t take them seriously. my reviews only serve as personal notes that register what i drank and where i have been and are not intended to have any value to anyone else. -------------------------- first restaurant in toronto for me, the place has a nice feel to it with a crate of wesvleteren full of empty abt 12 bottles and the famous yellow caps on it. i had to wait a long time for my beers and there weren’t many people at 5:00 pm. that was a minus, but the selection was good and i was happy to try many canadian beers. still, the wait is ridiculus.
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 13/15   FOOD 8/10   VALUE N/A   OVERALL 18/20
mabel  (230) Toronto, Ontario | June 18, 2007
Around the corner from Wellesley TTC Station, this little cafe may be wee on sight but packs a lot in. Outdoor patio, beers galore, yummy snacks and entrees, and knowledgable, friendly staff make this one of the best experiences you could ask for in town. Ralph the owner is known by all to be kind and generous, popping by to say hello when he gets a free moment -- it can get quite busy. Beers are relatively inexpensive, ensured to be fresh and tasty. The food is fair-priced and rarely disappoints -- Funghi e pollo pasta and tuna pannini are excellent. You know, sitting on the patio overlooking Yonge Street and sipping a refreshing pint ain’t bad for a summer’s eve.
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 14/15   FOOD 8/10   VALUE 7/10   OVERALL 17/20
Radek Kliber  (268) Toronto (Can) Krotoszyn (Pol), Poland | January 1, 2007| Updated December 9, 2012
If you are in Toronto this is the place to go . You will feel welcome and respected. Mixed home style service with passion of true beer lover at very reasonable cost. Can’t ask for much more.
  AMBIANCE 5/5   SERVICE 7/10   SELECTION 13/15   FOOD 6/10   VALUE N/A   OVERALL 17/20
RaphaelN  (6) Peterborough, Ontario | December 19, 2006| Updated May 4, 2008
Great place and a great environment. The waitress was very knowledgable and the owner Ralph greeted us upon entry. The food is is satisfactory, and can vary from good to great! Very cozy and enjoyable atmosphere! Mind you though, you better be ready to shell out tips. Being students ourselves, I will admit that we left a small $5 tip as we were running quite broke after the drinks (contrary to my usual payment). The waitress returned the $5 bill and demanded a higher tip asking if the service was bad! I was amazed by her nerve! We left after shelling out $15, and as sad as it does sound, we had left our bank cards at home and had to cancel our plans to play pool. That is my only gripe. Nothing to do with the place though, just the very offensive individual. The place looks great! And the prices are unbeatable!

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