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Beer Available At Thirsty and Miserable (arranged by most recent)
Great Lakes Brewing Brett Hole , Le Trou du Diable Saison du Tracteur 98, Charlevoix Vache Folle Imperial Milk Stout 97, Beaus Lug Tread Lagered Ale 46, Dieu du Ciel Péché Mortel 100, Great Lakes Brewing No Chance With Miranda 79, De Molen Mooi & Meedogenloos (Beautiful & Ruthless) 98, Junction Craft Stationmaster’s Stout 62, Silversmith Black Lager 82, Abbaye des Rocs Speciale Noel 98, Dieu du Ciel Isseki Nicho 98, Nickel Brook Old Kentucky Bastard Imperial Stout 94
Hoser (162) Cowtown, Alberta | November 13, 2013
84 AMBIANCE 5/5 SERVICE 10/10 SELECTION 9/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 8/10 OVERALL 18/20
Punk Rock and beer, this was one of my favourite bar visited in Toronto not named Volo. Peche on tap was insane.
Lubiere (442) Ottawa, Ontario | August 8, 2013
78 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 12/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 15/20
Small litte bar in Kensington market, and a diamond in the rough. 10 taps of solid beers, thats it, and good company from the owner. Some rare bottles from abroad.
The4Saisons (8) , | July 6, 2013
70 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 8/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 16/20
Hole in the wall with loud rock and punk playing. Bartender/owner is knowledgable and friendly. Good bottle selection and a handful of local taps. Bad smell seems to be gone now that fish market next door has closed. A great place for a quick pint in the market.
DerWeg (36) Toronto, Ontario | January 13, 2013
56 AMBIANCE 2/5 SERVICE 5/10 SELECTION 10/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 6/10 OVERALL 11/20
Decent bottle selection for a smaller Kensington Toronto bar, and draught list is worth watching for local hits and some decent imports. Place smells kind of gross, which puts me a little on edge for possibly contagious pathogens instead of enjoying my beer. Thirsty has this weird ’arm pit in the middle of nowhere’ feel to it like this could be some desolate rural bar in the Arctic VS a comfortably cool dive-bar in major world city. I don’t like the vibe much here at all, skeezy. I always want to leave instead of linger. But please. You make the call on this one!
GuillaumeCL (6) Toronto, Ontario | January 7, 2013
80 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 13/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 6/10 OVERALL 15/20
Finally checked this place out. It’s kind of a dive, but in the best kind of way. The tables have hilarious etchings in them, and the graffiti in the bathroom is absolutely awesome. The beer selection is really quite good, lots of Belgians, and a really nice tap list. Definitely worth checking out if you’re in the area.
JoeMcPhee (501) Toronto, ON, Ontario | December 26, 2012
78 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 12/15 FOOD N/A VALUE N/A OVERALL 15/20
Finally managed to check this spot out after it consistently being closed the only times I was in the ’hood. A cute little hole in the wall that’s a bit off the beaten path in Kensington. An old, dark but well-worn feel when you walk in. A solid tap list and a lot of very reasonably priced bottles as well. More Belgian stuff than is typical for Toronto, but there is other stuff as well. There’s an odd smell when you first walk in, but just accept it as a part of the vibe and carry on. I quite enjoyed the spot and would be here pretty frequently if I lived in the area. Friendly service and good music - you could do a whole lot worse than this spot.
AGAquino (50) Toronto, Ontario | November 28, 2012
64 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 7/15 FOOD 5/10 VALUE 9/10 OVERALL 15/20
A dive. But quite cozy and friendly at that. Good beer selection.
solidfunk (122) Ottawa, Ontario | October 22, 2012
72 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 10/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 15/20
Nice little hole in the wall that makes for good drinking in Kensington Market. Changing beer list with some great taps and some reliable Belgians and American micros. Ambiance is rather miserable, but I was thirsty and probably will be next time I’m there as well. The focus on this place is beer. Smells a little like fish from the market next door as well.
PatIrish (13) Toronto, Ontario | April 16, 2012
68 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 9/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 8/10 OVERALL 15/20
A nice little addition to Kensington, with a decent little tap selection. A few nice bottles available to. Enjoyed the raucous music and the overall attitude of the place.
garthicus (58) Dublin, Ireland | April 3, 2012
66 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 7/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 10/10 OVERALL 15/20
Tucked away in Kensington market. 8 taps, some rotating. Nice vibe, a little hipster, prices advertised are tax in which is nice. Toilets are down a low ceiling stairs, nice and clean. Good bottle selection. Quite dark in the evening. There’s no food per se. Unfortunately it’s cash only and there’s no tabs however there is an ATM. Don’t worry about the food. Eat before you come in. Not a bad spot at all.
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