barVolo | Toronto, Ontario
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World Class based on 133 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 (28) | Taps: 32 | Bottles: 70


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Beer Available At barVolo (arranged by most recent)
Stillwater Contemporary Works - Yacht 91, Beavertown Smog Rocket 95, Stone City Ales Uncharted India Pale Ale 95, Rainhard Kapow!* , Du Lac Saint-Jean Guimbarde , House Ales Swag Out Stout (Brett) , Revel Cider Waes Hail , Beavertown Neck Oil (2013- ) 91, Beavertown Gamma Ray 97, Indie Alehouse Shotgun Wedding , Harbour India Pale Ale 73, Oast House Berliner Weisse , Le Trou du Diable Blanche aux Cerises 44, Great Lakes X Station Cold Brew Imperial Vanilla Bean Espresso Imperial Stout , House Ales Fermium 98, Le Trou du Diable Saison du Tongka 87, Great Lakes Brewing Maniacal Hopshop IPA 98, Dieu du Ciel Immoralitť 98, Black Oak Red Eye Coffee IPA , House Ales Civil Servant
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133 reviews for barVolo
 Ambiance  86%
 Service  80%
 Selection  88%
 Food  75%
 Value  73%
 Overall  85%
 Rating  98%
Rating Distribution

  AMBIANCE 5/5   SERVICE 10/10   SELECTION 14/15   FOOD 8/10   VALUE 6/10   OVERALL 18/20
JStax  (263) Devola/Marietta, Ohio | January 10, 2015
Stopped in here on a cold wintery Saturday close to lunch time. I think they just opened. There is no dedicated parking here, or metered parking along the street. Actually, we ended up in a metered parking lot about a block away just off of Yonge Street. Not bad really and it wasnít all that expensive. When we walked in, there was one other group inside. For the duration of my visit, it was just us. One quirk about this place is that for any orders, be it food or drink, you had to place it at the bar. I would hope there was somebody in the kitchen preparing the food, but I canít really say with any level of certainty. The person running the bar and taking orders was very knowledgeable about all of their beer and food, so that was great. The tap list and bottle list was heavy on the sours, which I have never seen anywhere else. Also, there was mostly Canadian beer on tap, so local centric. When I noticed they had bottles of Cantillon available, the bartender regretfully informed me that they just blew a keg of Classic Geuze the night before. Regardless, their tap list and bottle list was about as good as it gets. I ordered a draft Bellwoods beer and was able to enjoy a bottle of Dieu du Cielís cherry berliner weiss. Everybody ordered sandwiches and we shared a pickle and ferment plate as an appetizer. Everybodyís meal was awesome. Prices were decent on the food. Bottle prices were a little high, but drafts were appropriate. This place is badass. One thing I didnít like about this place is the restrooms. The menís smelled like piss, and my wife said the womenís toilets would not flush. I donít know if this is a common issue, but it was very much noticed during my visit. That part was bad, but not nearly bad enough to keep me from coming here again.
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 7/10   SELECTION 12/15   FOOD 8/10   VALUE 6/10   OVERALL 18/20
Jur  (37) , Netherlands | August 23, 2014
Lovely beers, cosy place, nice food. Bool patio, wifi. Pricy though and it can take a while to order.
  AMBIANCE 5/5   SERVICE 9/10   SELECTION 14/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 8/10   OVERALL 16/20
KansaiBeerLvrs  (392) Kyoto, Japan | August 12, 2014
My last stop of my Toronto beer tour, we got here at about 1am on a Thursday night and it wasnít so busy. Smaller than most places i went in town but with a nice large outdoor terrace The interior is dark wood with a huge chalkboard with the best tap list in town. Tons of saisons were on tap which was a style underrepresented at other places in town. 50 cents for 1 oz pours plus 3$ for a more substantial tasting size had me ordering a bunch of stuff. Friendly staff, truly a world class place.
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 7/10   SELECTION 13/15   FOOD 8/10   VALUE 8/10   OVERALL 17/20
john_henry  (14) , | July 7, 2014
  AMBIANCE 5/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 15/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 6/10   OVERALL 16/20
berkshirejohn  (194) Bracknell, England | May 31, 2014
A small neighbourhood bar with an awesome selection of beers. You can see whatís currently on by visiting their website - then youíll see what you are missing.
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 7/10   SELECTION 15/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 7/10   OVERALL 17/20
wheresyourball  (61) El Cajon, California | May 2, 2014
Took a cab to barVolo with my wife, based on all the positive reviews. Itís a small corner beer bar in a busy part of town. Limited seating; we had to wait a bit. Massive list of mostly Canadian craft beers; each beer is numbered and you order at the counter using the number - clever. Friendly service; fun place.
  AMBIANCE 5/5   SERVICE 9/10   SELECTION 13/15   FOOD 7/10   VALUE 7/10   OVERALL 18/20
mcberko  (535) Vancouver, British Columbia | March 19, 2014
Definitely the best bar in the city and an absolute must stop when here. Fantastic beer list of mostly Ontario locals, but also some Quebec stuff (Dieu du Ciel especially). Wonderful ambience and service was top notch. Food was good too, with even a couple of vegan options. Prices are slightly more reasonable than Bar Hop. Awesome place.
  AMBIANCE 5/5   SERVICE 9/10   SELECTION 13/15   FOOD 9/10   VALUE 5/10   OVERALL 18/20
DandyLion  (8) Leicester, England | March 13, 2014
Nice friendly bar with good selection of beer, some on cask. Food was great and the beer well kept. Friendly crowd. Lovely little place.
  AMBIANCE 3/5   SERVICE 6/10   SELECTION 13/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 8/10   OVERALL 16/20
Bendrixian  (68) Canadiana, Ontario | February 24, 2014
A great place to have a beer. Great selection of beer. I just donít like it that I have to pre-plan my trips here weeks in advance because they seem to have a lot of functions that sell out quickly and make it impossible to get in.Hopefully if more beer bars open up in the town it will alleviate this problem. The beer board is rotated regularly and that is exiting but unless one is on Facebook or Twittersphere it is hard to know if it is worth dropping in or not. the service is íhipster coolí and people just sort of sit where they want making it a bit dark and disappointing if one wants to actually take in all that is a beer, colour aroma taste. Your glasses may be re-used without washing and they take only cash and visa, nothing else. The beer is great, the service is a little too much about being something else.
  AMBIANCE 5/5   SERVICE 6/10   SELECTION 13/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 6/10   OVERALL 17/20
sudomorph  (21) Barrie, Ontario | December 5, 2013
I have been here multiple times and enjoyed every visit. 26 taps and a number of casks always available. Really great ambiance and lighting. Service was at the bar but it was quick and easy. Prices are a but steep but it is very unique with a great selection of constantly rotating taps. One of my favorite places to go. Cheers!

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