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Beer Available At The Only Cafe (arranged by most recent)
Camerons Rye Bock , Ayinger Celebrator Doppelbock 100, Flying Monkeys Lionís Liquid Courage , Flying Monkeys Creepy Munchkin , Flying Monkeys Good WItch of the South , Church-Key Holy Smoke 76, Flying Monkeys Scarecrowís Addled Brain , Flying Monkeys Yellow Brick Road , Flying Monkeys Dorothyís Strange Adventure , Flying Monkeys Squashed Witch , Flying Monkeys Not in Kansas Imperial Stout , Flying Monkeys Craft Red on Red , Silversmith Bavarian Breakfast Wheat , Flying Monkeys Green Man Imperial Lager 62, Flying Monkeys Horse of a Different Colour , Flying Monkeys Ozís Balloon , Camerons Auburn Ale 47, Le Trou du Diable La Noble SMaSH , Le Trou du Diable Moussícornue 65, Le Trou du Diable Saison du Tongka 88
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pushkinwow (121) Ottawa, Ontario | January 30, 2014
84 AMBIANCE 5/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 13/15 FOOD 6/10 VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 16/20
Ended up here because Sammy mentioned there was a Flying Monkey tap take over and so went out of my way (couple subways but from downtown or anywhere close to the subway its not that much effort to get to) to visit. This place makes me think of a Canadian Tornado although not quite as "exclusive". Its a large room divided in half between a coffee shop and a bar but for all intents and purposed they are separate apart from a curtain at the back that allows you to go back and forth (not sure if they actually allow you to take things back and forth though). Seats are along the bar, small tables beside the bar, and a few larger tables at the back. They have an extensive bottle selection in the fridge or delicious and limited Ontario and Quebec brews and when I was there had a great Ontario focused draft list. Huge plus is that they do 5 samples for $10 of anything on tap but you have to order 5. Food is limited (they were only really making 3 things while I was there) but what I had was cheap and decent. This place had character coming out of the wazoo and depending on the tap list and if you are ok with a bit of a hike on the subway should definitely be visited - heck combine it with some time on the Danforth and your evening/afternoon should be full.
Hoser (162) Cowtown, Alberta | November 13, 2013
78 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 12/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 8/10 OVERALL 16/20
A dive bar that cares about beer awesome.
Helsdon (3) , | August 17, 2013
94 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 9/10 SELECTION 15/15 FOOD 3/10 VALUE 8/10 OVERALL 19/20
It might not have all the polish of some of the other Toronto bars, but the Only has been a beergoers haven for decades. The grunginess around the edges, and in the middle, is part of the charm, but it has an unbeatable beer selection. There are things on tap, and in bottles, that Iíve never seen anywhere else. (Good example is the Project X beers from Great Lakes, or Beauís Greener Future membership beers.) No food to speak of, but a great place to have a pint.
AGAquino (50) Toronto, Ontario | November 28, 2012
86 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 9/10 SELECTION 12/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 8/10 OVERALL 18/20
Small, somewhat crowded, but quite cozy, and well stocked. Nice tap selection.
johncoates (2) Torono, Ontario | October 16, 2012
94 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 9/10 SELECTION 14/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 10/10 OVERALL 20/20
One of my favorite places to drink in Toronto. They upgraded their taps last year and it really turned it into one of the best beer bars in Toronto. Itís also one of the cheapest and most ílocalí type place. They have a great patio in the back too. Itís a little out of the way, but totally worth it. They also have the cheapest bottles in the city as well.
solidfunk (123) Washington D.C., Washington DC | June 17, 2012
86 AMBIANCE 5/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 13/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 8/10 OVERALL 17/20
Wonderful place in Toronto. Hit up this place after going to a Moroccan restaurant nearby - great food followed by great beer. Atmosphere inside is great with all the framed paintings. Extra points for Madre Teresa drinking a beer with Fidel and Bob Marley out on the sweet patio. Has an enormous selection of Belgian bottles, and a whole bunch of good Canadians and other stuff. Prices are very good for Toronto, most bottles hang around the 7.50$ range. They have a lot of Ontario and Quebec stuff on tap as well, all of Ontarioís best. This place is also a hostel, so thatís probably partly responsible for the cool, colourful atmosphere.
JoeMcPhee (502) Toronto, ON, Ontario | April 20, 2012
80 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 13/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 8/10 OVERALL 16/20
This is a damn cool spot over on Danforth and Coxwell. A tight space up front with more in an adjoining coffee shop type space - I usually camp out by the coolers up front. A solid selection of craft beers and a great deal on flights as well (5X5 oz for 10 bucks). An extensive bottle selection as well with some stuff that Iíve not seen anywhere else. Iíve never eaten here, so I canít comment on the food. Itís got a nice chill vibe and they keep theyíre website up to date with tap lists (which is shockingly rare for something thatís so easy to do). Itís got a chill vibe. Itís a great spot to while away an afternoon.
Spab (47) Toronto, Ontario | April 6, 2012
78 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 12/15 FOOD 2/10 VALUE 10/10 OVERALL 15/20
Small little spot (although with a pretty big patio), a touch rough around the edges but in a sort of charming way. Has a nice selection of mostly Ontario craft beers (and the odd Quebec one) on draft. Taps seem to change gradually but do evolve. Even have a cask now. Bottle selection is largely interesting and seasonal LCBO stuff but there are a few more hard-to-find ones. Service is usually pretty friendly and reasonably knowledgeable. Some of the cheaper pints in the City. The real downside is the food - I only ate there once but both my wifes and my food was terrible, and Ive heard similar tales from others. However, theyre always willing to let you bring in outside food (heck, usually the staff are running out to grab a pizza slice or shawarma) which is definitely the way to go if youre hungry. But worth going to nonetheless.
cratez (185) Toronto, Ontario | February 24, 2012| Updated February 25, 2012
84 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 13/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 17/20
Went here for the first time in November 2011. Itís a small spot with a relaxed and welcoming vibe. Packed when we came, and no food available, but we managed to snag three seats at the bar and the beer selection is very good. Featured draughts were Publican House Head of the Trent Vienna Lager (which I regret not trying), Amsterdam Black Friday CDA, and Cheshire Valley Galaxy Pale Ale, so they seem to get the harder-to-find taps. Bottles are an extensive mix of LCBO seasonals and features and various private orders. In fact, they probably have the fourth best bottle selection in the province, next to barVolo, beerbistro, and Gambrinus. I had a fresh pint of Mad Tom IPA and a bomber of Rogue Northwestern Ale. Bartender was happy to provide samples and my non-beer geek friends really liked the place. I will definitely come back, as they offer a large and interesting range of craft beers in an unpretentious environment with reliable, attentive service. Great watering hole.
chris__hartley (4) Ontario | February 14, 2012
68 AMBIANCE 2/5 SERVICE 5/10 SELECTION 13/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 10/10 OVERALL 14/20
Ah, que dire de la Only? A few warnings about the Only. Firstly, it ainít classy; I can tell you that. The atmosphere leaves something to desire, and on busy nights it gets a little cramped if you donít have a table. That isnít to say that it doesnít have its charm. They get great live bands in the other room, a lot of great jazz musicians. If I had to describe the Only Iíd say, rustic; but full of dirty hipsters. Unlike the crowd at Bar Volo, these wankers donít know their shit and can be rude as fuck. This being said, the mass majority of patrons are really nice people (including the staff); make sure to avoid any plaid-laden, Ray ban-sporting dingbats. The one saving grace of the Only, are the prices; they cannot be beat. For the selection that they posses itís impossible to deny that the Only has Bar Volo beat in prices. So for the best experience the following steps should be taken: go on a week night (other than Friday), bring a friend or two, be kind to the servers (theyíll return the favour), leave your posh attitude at home, and go simply for the beer.
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