Victory Cafe | Toronto, Ontario
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Victory Cafe
Exceptional based on 23 ratings
Type: Restaurant

581 Markham Street
Toronto, Ontario Canada M6B 2L7 [ print map ]
416 516 5787

victorycafe.ca

Hours: 4pm-2am Mon-Fri, Sat & Sun Brunch 10am-3pm


Mayor: Freaky_tiki (4) | Taps: 13 | Bottles: 20


Victory Cafe

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Beer Available At Victory Cafe (arranged by most recent)
Flying Monkeys Smashbomb Atomic IPA 98, Neustadt Springs Texas Tea Stout 84, Great Lakes Brewing Full Nelson APA , Camerons Auburn Ale 47, Granite Brewery IPA 44, Kensington Brewing Santaís íStache , Church-Key Black IPA 79, Great Lakes Brewing Lake Effect IPA 98, Sawdust City The Princess Wears Girlpants 81, St. Ambroise Apricot Wheat Ale 46, Gananoque Brewing Naughty Otter Lager , Neustadt Springs Sour-Kraut 40
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23 reviews for Victory Cafe
 Ambiance  74%
 Service  69%
 Selection  71%
 Food  72%
 Value  82%
 Overall  73%
 Rating  77%
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78
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 6/10   SELECTION 12/15   FOOD 7/10   VALUE 7/10   OVERALL 17/20
kevinsenn  (80) Waterloo, Ontario | March 25, 2011
They always have a good selection of beers, and itís the only place Iíve come across in Ontario that serves "real cask ale". Food is good too.
64
  AMBIANCE 3/5   SERVICE 6/10   SELECTION 10/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 7/10   OVERALL 13/20
Radek Kliber  (201) Toronto (Can) Krotoszyn (Pol), Poland | July 24, 2012
Pub located south of Bloor st near Bathurst intersection in old Victorian house. Multileveled for events Service is hit and miss. They do have solid beer list. Good value.
70
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 6/10   SELECTION 10/15   FOOD 8/10   VALUE 9/10   OVERALL 15/20
PatIrish  (13) Toronto, Ontario | December 21, 2011
I always have time for a pint at Victory. Unfortunately, I donít always have time for the poserís and hipsters.
64
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 6/10   SELECTION 10/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE N/A   OVERALL 12/20
JoeMcPhee  (502) Toronto, ON, Ontario | September 10, 2011
Finally visited this little spot with my sister on a recent warm afternoon. Long narrow room downstairs with a smaller upstairs area that doesnít seem to get used all the often. Inside is kind of dumpy. The patio is the busiest part of the establishment (at least on this sunny day, it was). Solid selection of Ontario micros at a fairly reasonable price. Youíll find similar brews on tap here as elsewhere around the city, but thereís not a whole lot of stuff in this immediate area, so itís worth checking out if you find yourself in the neighborhood.
44
  AMBIANCE 1/5   SERVICE 1/10   SELECTION 12/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 5/10   OVERALL 8/20
cratez  (185) Toronto, Ontario | July 12, 2010| Updated October 13, 2012
Holy pretentious Batman! Came here after a show in December í09 and was very disappointed. First of all, thereís nowhere to sit. Took a while to get some service, and when we did we got some lumber jack-looking goofball with a big chip on his shoulder. Upon asking, "what do you have on cask?" the server responded, "pfft...I donít know," then proceeded to cater to his hipster friends in the corner. Eventually I managed to get a pint of Durham Red Dragon, which was delicious. Didnít try any of the food because the kitchen was closed when we wanted to eat. The seats in our booth were ripped out of place and would lift each time you got up or moved forward. Basically this bar is a dump packed full of snobby U of T students. Good traits? Hmm...thereís a solid beer selection (Duggan #9, Hop Addict, King Pils) and drinks are cheap. Thatís about it. I would say avoid Victory unless youíre one of the insider locals who likes to sneer at íintruders.í A parochial enclave...go to Volo instead!
80
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 12/15   FOOD 7/10   VALUE 10/10   OVERALL 16/20
RC8  (18) Toronto, Ontario | June 8, 2010
Wondeful beer served by wonderful people at an even more wonderful price. I came here with my girlfriend, we both had a pint each, ate, etc. The bill was $20 and the atmosphere was terrific. Really a great place.
74
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 10/15   FOOD 6/10   VALUE 8/10   OVERALL 15/20
hopwartz  (32) Toronto, Ontario | June 5, 2010
The Victory is great when your with a group of friends that just really want to get hammered and have a good night. The draft list is usually the same, with the exception of a few rotating taps. They mostly serve Durham beers on cask which is always a plus. Service has been friendly most of the times, and the food is mediocre pubgrub. Not to mention pints are cheap!
84
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 13/15   FOOD 8/10   VALUE 10/10   OVERALL 17/20
AGAquino  (50) Toronto, Ontario | November 1, 2009
The Victory is probably my 2nd favourite beer bar in Toronto. Itís not shinny and sofisticated, nor would I want it to be. It is a casual quaint rustic bar with great food, great beer, knowledgeable and friendly wait staff. As an architect and beer aficionado, I would not change a thing.
68
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 7/10   SELECTION 9/15   FOOD 7/10   VALUE 9/10   OVERALL 14/20
PaulHegedus  (26) British Columbia | February 1, 2009
This is a great, cozy, unassuming place in the Annex. There are usually interesting local draughts and sometimes casks available, and the food was really pretty good. Nothing wrong with going here in the winter, but really this place is wonderful in the summer when you can take advantage of their awesome patio. Itís nice to have a good beer location in Toronto that isnít so expensive. Thereís nothing exciting to choose beyond the local beers though. Cask festivals here are worth checking out.
80
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 11/15   FOOD 10/10   VALUE 10/10   OVERALL 17/20
garthicus  (61) Dublin, Ireland | January 17, 2009
Look - if youíre looking for a fancy place to take a first date, then youíre not gonna like Victory. Itís a cheap and cheerful place with awesome local beers and awesome food. The prices canít be argued with and they always have something on cask. Itís potentially my favorite place in Toronto. Quite a laid back joint which embraces the craft beer drinkers without emptying your bank account! *hint hint beer bistro!* I love going here.

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