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Beer Available At Ciro's (arranged by most recent)
mabel (211) Toronto, Ontario | July 26, 2011
78 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 10/10 SELECTION 12/15 FOOD 9/10 VALUE 10/10 OVERALL 13/20
2011-07. Visited many a Monday night this year after our ball hockey games at the Just-4-Fun gym nearby, it is a bit of a dive when you first walk in. Then you look at the tap and bottle list and mosey to the back patio and all is well again! Love the mosaic flooring and private back patio and even the resident raccoon in the tree, but strongly dislike the washroom (poorly lit and extremely cramped). Beer-savvy owner and servers are very friendly and often crack jokes. Food menu has some tasty Pad Thai and other spicy offerings, plus inexpensive grilled sandwiches and simple grub. Beer selection has about a half dozen on tap (including Blanche de Chambly!) and they list 50+ imported and interesting bottles, though not all are stocked. A good visit if youíre going by Lansdowne station anyway: sitting on a shaded patio with a pint of BdC canít be beat in this 30 degree weather! (4/10/12/9/10/13) 78%
garthicus (62) Dublin, Ireland | January 5, 2008
72 AMBIANCE 2/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 12/15 FOOD N/A VALUE N/A OVERALL 14/20
Popped in here at 15mins to Midnight on NYE, staff were very friendly, had DT on tap and at midnight they handed out champagne and party poppers etc. Good selection of bottles, a lot of Belgians available, I would like to see more North American stuff. Not the most aesthetically pleasing place but quirky and nice all the same
DerWeg (38) Toronto, Ontario | October 27, 2007| Updated November 7, 2010
52 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 6/10 SELECTION 9/15 FOOD 3/10 VALUE 6/10 OVERALL 8/20
Food is fair, beer list is not bad. Not inspired to go there much. Rochefort 10 you say? Hmm..** RATING UPDATE ** Recent visits are discouraging, with terrible tasting Urquell on tap, and Maudite BSA served in skinny little Pilsner glass (almost poured me a large size in a Hefeweizen glass!) Place is dead on a Saturday night and I think the area still repels people. Perhaps the slow gentrification will raise up both the area and the clientele? I would be happy to see that. Nothing that unusual on bottles, given reputation.
mephisto (53) , Taiwan | August 7, 2007
60 AMBIANCE 2/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 10/15 FOOD N/A VALUE N/A OVERALL 11/20
at first this place seems like a bit of a dive, but the nice service and matching beer glasses (at least for the belgian ales i tried) earns extra credit. one of the few places in toronto to still offer rochefort 10.
Gorbalev (57) Ontario | November 16, 2005| Updated April 21, 2006
66 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 8/15 FOOD 9/10 VALUE N/A OVERALL 13/20
Umm, no hookers about when I went (maybe check 5-10 years ago). Not the greatest íhood but improving (witness condos and townhouses going up in the area). Funky dark atmosphere, great new patio in the back and the front opens as well. A true mix of swill drinkers and the odd the beer geek. Taps have taken a turn for the worse, no local micros last time I was in (some Quebec and odd imports though). Bottles are good, leans towards Belgians with some rare finds at fantastic prices. Food is amazing and great value. Service is good too, especially if the owner is around, heíll bring you in behind the bar to check things out. Overall, an underrated place thatís been around forever.
Sammy (553) Toronto, Ontario | June 12, 2005
58 AMBIANCE 2/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 8/15 FOOD N/A VALUE N/A OVERALL 11/20
In a horrible part of town with hookers about. But a decent selection, though almost completely what you cn buy in the liquor store. with several fruit beers. Had a Belgian that I donít know where and why he got it. If they came up with something else interesting, I would come back. Prices less than in classier part of downtown, of course. Food did not look appetizing. Several people on a Tuesday mid-evening, must be better than dreary homes and apartments. Good waitress.
GregClow (12) Toronto, Ontario | September 5, 2004
70 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 10/15 FOOD 9/10 VALUE N/A OVERALL 14/20
Located at one of the diciest intersections in Toronto (if you need some crack or heroin to go with your beer, just pop around the corner!), Ciroís is a true diamond in the rough. The beer selection isnít quite as strong as places like Smokeless Joe or BeerBistro, but aside from a few macros they keep on hand for the local yahoos, itís all top quality stuff, with prices that are the lowest in town. The food is similarily cheap and quite tasty, with selections including massive stirfries & burgers,fish & chips and all day breakfast. Service is generally excellent, although it can get a little slow when theyíre busy. And thanks to Torontoís new non-smoking bylaw, the complaints of smokiness are no longer an issue.
mds (100) Toronto, Ontario | May 24, 2004| Updated September 21, 2005
66 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 10/15 FOOD 7/10 VALUE N/A OVERALL 12/20
This was my regular spot since it was conveniently located about 300 metres from my apartment. They have a great selection of Belgians for reasonable prices. The
food is a great value too, eg. $6 for a 1/2 pound burger with fries. They also have stir-fryís and an all-day breakfast menu. Unfortunately it gets quite
jercraigs (314) Toronto, Ontario | March 25, 2004| Updated July 10, 2011
72 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 9/10 SELECTION 10/15 FOOD 10/10 VALUE 9/10 OVERALL 14/20
Update: Food is still great and they now have a patio in the back that is pretty nice. Bathrooms are an adventure but donít let that stop you!
Rating March 2004: I wouldnít call the atmosphere grungy per se, though its not necessarily a place I would have checked out unrecommended! Service was excellent. Menu is very reasonably priced, and the asian dishes I tried were massive portions. Garage doors open in summer. I will be back. Beer prices are good. (Some beers $1-3 cheaper than elsewhere in town.)
Oakes (668) Vancouver, British Columbia | March 19, 2004
56 AMBIANCE 1/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 10/15 FOOD N/A VALUE N/A OVERALL 10/20
Grungy bar in a grungy neighbourhood. Definitely does not win the "decor & fine cuisine" award...heated up frozen stuff, those big, orange, melty-plastic lampshade and some sort of tiling on the floor that reminds of cheesy Greek joints. Good choice of beer from a Belgian-accented list, including some items that are rare for Toronto. Prices are low.
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