barVolo | Toronto, Ontario
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World Class based on 127 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 (30) | Taps: 32 | Bottles: 70


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Beer Available At barVolo (arranged by most recent)
Collective Arts Ransack the Universe IPA , Stillwater Existent 93, Rainhard Lazy Bones , Amsterdam Leaf Hop Saison , Sawdust City Twin Pines IIPA 93, Amsterdam Summer In The City Rye Pale Ale , West Avenue Cherriosity , West Avenue Spontaneity , De Dolle Arabier 96, Spirit Tree Dry Hopped Cider 56, Beaus / Gigantic La Formidable 93, Le Trou du Diable Aldred 92, Black Oak Love Fuzz , Spirit Tree Freedom Of The Pressed , Central City Red Racer ISA 85, MacKinnon Brothers Wild Peppermint Stout , Amsterdam 18 Hands 74, Amsterdam Howl 66, Dieu du Ciel Pťchť Mortel …dition Spťciale 2015 99, Sawdust City Le Chandail de Skokie 89
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127 reviews for barVolo
 Ambiance  87%
 Service  80%
 Selection  88%
 Food  75%
 Value  74%
 Overall  85%
 Rating  98%
Rating Distribution

  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 weíd have enough time for a few beers and a single entree each. We didnít 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 wifeís didnít appear to have been finished. We were in a hurry so we let it pass. When I got home I was very ill. I donít know if it was the food, or the Hair of the Dog Fred, but Iíll give them the benefit of the doubt. This could be a great restaurant, but it wasnít 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 Joeís 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 Joeís 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 donít 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 werenít 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 ainít bad for a summerís eve.
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 14/15   FOOD 8/10   VALUE 7/10   OVERALL 17/20
Radek Kliber  (246) 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. Canít 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!
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 13/15   FOOD 9/10   VALUE N/A   OVERALL 18/20
shintriad  (8) Toronto, Ontario | November 19, 2006| Updated November 28, 2006
Very small place, but a warm atmosphere. The tiny size makes it hard to find a seat in peak hours, and service can thus be a bit slow, but they do try their hardest to be polite and accommodating. Very reasonable food prices, and the quality of the meals are excellent -- simple but delicious Cal-Ital. Finally, while the beer selection isnít the longest in town, itís got the highest average quality in my opinion. Only place I know that serves beer from the mysterious British Columbia region. For that alone, it gets top points for effort!
  AMBIANCE 5/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 13/15   FOOD 8/10   VALUE N/A   OVERALL 17/20
kwoeltje  (86) Manchester, Missouri | October 11, 2006
Very cozy, rustic Italian interior. The menu is small but what I had was excellent. I donít usually think of beer and Italian going together (except perhaps pizza), but I had a nice combination. Excellent beer selection, including a cask ale available on draught.
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 9/10   SELECTION 13/15   FOOD 7/10   VALUE N/A   OVERALL 16/20
MikeF  (204) Cleveland, Ohio | October 2, 2006| Updated January 18, 2010
Cozy, middle aged inspired interior which opens to patio seating. It seemed to me that this is were those who are serious about beer, but also somewhat trendy come to spend their weekends. Our server was excellent. He made very good recommendations and was very attentive. On my visit they had the best draft list (of volo, beer bistro, and smokeless joe). They also have a very extensive bottle list. If you sit neer the bar, which is elevated overlooking the small but nice restaurant below, you will find numerous books on beer to flip through, a simple, but nice touch I thought. I cannot comment on their dinner menu, but I had a dessert which was very good. If you just want to drink good beer head here first when in toronto.
  AMBIANCE 3/5   SERVICE 7/10   SELECTION 13/15   FOOD 6/10   VALUE N/A   OVERALL 15/20
wnp22  (21) Toronto (Roncesvalles Village), Ontario | October 1, 2006
Have hit Volo several times, usually without any beer plan in mind. Ok patio, kinda scummy Yonge street locale, but nice beer wares. Service was good, waitress fairly knowledgable and good micro and worldly selection. A little bit out of synch with menu / theme.

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