beerbistro | Toronto, Ontario
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beerbistro
Excellent based on 101 ratings
Type: Restaurant

18 King Street East
Toronto, Ontario Canada M5C 1C4 [ print map ]
416 861 9872

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Hours: 11:30a-1a Mon-Wed, 11:30a-2a Thu-Sat, 11a-11p Sun


Mayor: crazy_cat_lady (8) | Taps: 20 | Bottles: 150


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Beer Available At beerbistro (arranged by most recent)
Samuel Adams Utopias 100, Baladin Wayan 87, Dieu du Ciel / The Alchemist Moralité 99, Bush Pêche Mel 49, Nickel Brook Kentucky Bastard Imperial Stout 97, Nickel Brook Green Light Berliner Weisse 58, Dieu du Ciel Péché Mortel en Fût de Bourbon Américain 100, Rogue Mocha Porter 95, Dieu du Ciel Grande Noirceur 100, Abbaye des Rocs Grand Cru 100, Petrus Aged Pale 96, Bellwoods Monogamy (Mosaic) 92, Achel Extra Bruin (de 3 Wijzen) 100, Petrus Oud Bruin 80, O’Hanlon’s Thomas Hardy’s Ale (2003 - 2008) 100, Le Trou du Diable La Buteuse 98, Le Trou du Diable Saison du Tracteur 98, Achel 8 Blond 98, XO Beer Cognac 8% 40, Victory Prima Pils 95
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101 reviews for beerbistro
 Ambiance  80%
 Service  80%
 Selection  83%
 Food  81%
 Value  68%
 Overall  82%
 Rating  95%
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88
  AMBIANCE 5/5   SERVICE 9/10   SELECTION 13/15   FOOD 9/10   VALUE N/A   OVERALL 17/20
cyrenaica  (9) Milton, Ontario | July 15, 2007
I visited the beer bistro with a friend on June 21, 2007 after reading the restaurant’s website. The selection and the quality of the selection was extremely good. Draught and Bottled selections from the world over, I didn’t count the selections, but the accompanying 20+ page professionally printed beer menu attests to their being a large selection. The atmosphere was similar to that of a swanky restaurant with modern decor. Certainly not the type of place that is aiming to attract the beer drinker aiming to simply get drunk. The service was exceptional. Our waiter was very knowledgeable about the products we ordered, as well as questions dealing with ’what goes best with this dish, etc). He was also very friendly without being ’in our space’. I felt that in some cases the prices were a little steep but the food was very good, and the beer selection was great. I will be making a return trip (probably several)."
84
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 13/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 7/10   OVERALL 17/20
sic1314  (353) Leiden, Netherlands | May 14, 2014
Pretty upmarket and expensive, decent enough service and an excellent selection.
96
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 10/10   SELECTION 14/15   FOOD 9/10   VALUE 8/10   OVERALL 20/20
suds4me  (1) , | April 14, 2014
86
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 9/10   SELECTION 12/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 7/10   OVERALL 18/20
SmashinSaxon  (20) Virginia | April 8, 2014
100
  AMBIANCE 5/5   SERVICE 10/10   SELECTION 15/15   FOOD 10/10   VALUE 10/10   OVERALL 20/20
crazy_cat_lady  (3) , | January 28, 2014
This is my favourite beer place in Toronto. Very knowledgeable staff, with a great beer selection and interesting things in their cellar. This place introduced me to the wonderful world of beer. A great place to learn since there is a detailed description for each beer, recommended beer pairings, and failing all that, the staff are very happy to help you pick out something. Phenomenal food, especially since Michelle is back in the kitchen.
78
  AMBIANCE 3/5   SERVICE 9/10   SELECTION 10/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 9/10   OVERALL 17/20
Hoser  (162) Cowtown, Alberta | November 13, 2013
Aecht Schlenkerla Rauchbier Märzen, a nice selection beers on tap and in the bottle Didn’t eat there but the staff treated us great and even gave us a VIP discount.
88
  AMBIANCE 5/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 13/15   FOOD 9/10   VALUE 7/10   OVERALL 18/20
Ferris  (375) Burnaby, British Columbia | November 6, 2013
Simply stunning upscale bistro. Food is great and beer bottle list very surprising with vintages and 5 year verticals available. Tap list is a little mundane. Pricing is a bit high, but inline with the trendy atmosphere. A must for a nice night out.
90
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 10/10   SELECTION 13/15   FOOD 7/10   VALUE 6/10   OVERALL 18/20
chris__hartley  (4) Ontario | September 5, 2013
I stumbled across this gem in the hopes of replacing the once great Volo with something more classy. This place is fabulous, and I’m slowly becoming a regular. The staff are avid beer enthusiasts (not just reading from a cue card) and so down to earth - not to mention all of the them are gorgeous, yet approachable and darn quick. The atmosphere is so stylized and classy. I can’t speak too much for the food because I go for the beer, and when I dip into the food-stash I’m usually quite plastered (will attempt more objective deduction later). The selection is extensive and reasonably priced. The only potential drawback is that given it’s location on King there are a lot of pompous and beer-ignorant business men that go there for image - but some of them are quite nice (beware of snakes). All in all, this place has a LOT of personality and charm. They know what they’re doing, and they do it well.
86
  AMBIANCE 3/5   SERVICE 9/10   SELECTION 14/15   FOOD 9/10   VALUE 7/10   OVERALL 17/20
sudomorph  (19) Barrie, Ontario | June 1, 2013| Updated December 5, 2013
The selection is the largest I’ve seen in Toronto. Food is great. Service is great. A win all around if you are downtown Toronto and looking to get your beer on.
84
  AMBIANCE 5/5   SERVICE 9/10   SELECTION 12/15   FOOD 9/10   VALUE 8/10   OVERALL 16/20
TeamTrappist  (23) jericho, New York | April 21, 2013
I was very impressed by the Beer Bistro. It is a very classy place, with a very comfortable bar area and an inviting dining room. We sat at a table in the main room. Fairly extensive tap and bottle list , with an extra cellar beer menu. Prices were not cheap, but not out of line with the quality of the space. All the food sampled at our table was very good, I especially enjoyed the Kobe beef tacos and the mussels , but everything looked great and my party was very satisfied with their food and beers. Definitely worth a visit or three.
78
  AMBIANCE 5/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 11/15   FOOD 9/10   VALUE 7/10   OVERALL 15/20
LilBeerDoctor  (335) Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania | October 25, 2012
A nice, cozy bistro in downtown Toronto. It is a hopping lunch spot - we arrived around 12:00 on a Wednesday afternoon and the place was fairly empty - within 20 minutes it was completely packed with business people having lunch. There is a small bar area, with seats facing the sidewalk outside, and a dining area. The tap list includes local beers with a decent selection. The food is excellent, on the pricier side though. I got the BBQ chicken pizza and it was excellent. I could imagine myself spending the day here drinking beer and watching the street traffic. Great spot!

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