WVRST | Toronto, Ontario
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Excellent based on 28 ratings
Type: Restaurant

609 King Street West
Toronto, Ontario Canada M5V 1M5 [ print map ]
416 703 7775

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Hours: Sun - Wed 1130AM-11PM Thurs until 12AM Fri-Sat until 1AM

Mayor: crazy_cat_lady (5) | Taps: 24 | Bottles: 102


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Beer Available At WVRST (arranged by most recent)
Le Trou du Diable Saison du Tracteur 98, Bellwoods Omerta 91, Oast House Cousin Abbey Dubbel , West Avenue Barrett Fullers Secret , Dieu du Ciel / The Alchemist Moralité 99, Le Trou du Diable Bar Volo 25th Anniversary Special Sour Blend 98, Hopfenstark Boson de Higgs 96, Great Lakes Brewing 25th Anniversary Bourbon Barrel Aged Russian Imperial Stout 99, Dieu du Ciel Péché Mortel 100, Le Trou du Diable Grivoise de Noël 92, De la Senne Equinox Winter Beer 94, De Molen Hel & Verdoemenis (Hell & Damnation) 100, Le Trou du Diable Cholie Fraülein 49, De Molen Mooi & Meedogenloos (Beautiful & Ruthless) 98, Great Lakes Brewing Harry Porter 93, Granite Brewery Hopping Mad 83, De Molen Bommen & Granaten (Bombs & Grenades) 97, Shacklands Belgian Pale Ale , Le Trou du Diable Ninja Pale Ale 71, Indie Alehouse The Belgian Barnyard IPA 89
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28 reviews for WVRST
 Ambiance  81%
 Service  80%
 Selection  79%
 Food  86%
 Value  74%
 Overall  82%
 Rating  90%
Rating Distribution

  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 11/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 5/10   OVERALL 15/20
Sammy  (537) Toronto, Ontario | June 15, 2012
the atmosphere there is efficient, clean and very pleasant. Staff is most friendly, and were knowledgeable and straightforward about what the beers were about. Prices were reasonable by Toronto standards. Many taps dedicated to Ontario craft, and the allocation to European beers were differentiated from the standard macros. Decent and different bottle selection, and improving with an association for events with the BarVolo crew.
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 11/15   FOOD 9/10   VALUE 8/10   OVERALL 16/20
LilBeerDoctor  (335) Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania | October 27, 2012
Neat restaurant/beer bar in Toronto. This is set up as a large communal hall with long tables, lots of open space. There is a counter to make your food orders and then you can sit down and wait for your food (or you can sit at the bar). The annoying thing about the bar was that they only listed the name of the brewer of the beers they had (ie Black Oak, Great Lakes) and you had to ask the brewer which specific beer they had (the other blackboard by the food ordering counter did list the beer name and brewer though). Anyway, the beer list was all local brews, nothing too crazy. The food is really why you come here - specialty sausages (I had the duck which was really good). Prices are typical for the area (ie pricey!). If you’re aiming to try some Canadian local beer and good sausage, this is the stop for you.
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 6/10   SELECTION 10/15   FOOD 8/10   VALUE 5/10   OVERALL 15/20
jercraigs  (270) Toronto, Ontario | August 19, 2013| Updated August 26, 2013
One of the larger beer bars in Toronto I tend to come to Wvrst for beer events, or "outings" like someones birthday. It’s downtown location attracts a busy crowd on weekend evenings, so try to come earlier if you are looking for a quieter visit. The meu is not extensive, primarily featuring a selection of sausages all of which are pretty tasty available on a bun or on their own. beer prices are not cheap, though the 1L steins can be a deal. Staff is friendly but vary in their beer knowledgability. Seating is "beer hall" style with a number of picnic tables and raised communal tables. Beer is bar service only, but you can order drinks with your food which will get delivered to your table. Approximately 10-15 taps I think? Nice spot, easy to get to downtown and well worth a visit, but if you are not looking to try the sausage there are other places in town that I would prioritize over this one if your time in Toronto is limited.
  AMBIANCE 3/5   SERVICE 7/10   SELECTION 10/15   FOOD 8/10   VALUE 7/10   OVERALL 14/20
Radek Kliber  (205) Toronto (Can) Krotoszyn (Pol), Poland | May 1, 2013
Cool place plenty of potential. Get far too loud on weekends. Wish to see website that would tell you what is on tap. Service was ok , too busy to be court. Kielbasa with sourkraut I had was very good.
  AMBIANCE 5/5   SERVICE 7/10   SELECTION 12/15   FOOD 9/10   VALUE 7/10   OVERALL 16/20
cratez  (198) Toronto, Ontario | March 3, 2012
Came here with the lady and a group of friends in October 2011. Atmosphere: sleek modern beer hall, vibrant colours, barebones layout with tons of seating, clearly visible tap list and lots of branded glassware on display. I like how they post when the draught lines were last cleaned. Service: had to wait a while for our first round but eventually the bartender picked up the pace. Patrons are friendly as several people gave us their tokens for a Leafs ticket raffle that was going on by the bar. Selection: solid mix of Ontario micros and European lagers on draught and a small but respectable bottle list that includes LCBO standouts and direct-from-brewery offerings (like Church Key Barley Legal). I had a Dieu du Ciel! Rosée D’hibiscus on tap and a can of Central City Red Racer IPA; my girl enjoyed her pints of Stiegl and Pilsner Urquell. Food: delicious sausages with wacky toppings and dipping sauces are the main attraction here. We shared the Bratwvrst with Dirty Duck Fat Fries and Jimi’s Sweet Chili sauce, everything tasted awesome. Prices are steep but worth it. Overall: WVRST offers high quality homemade sausages and an impressive range of craft beers in a fun and approachable beer hall environment. The selection keeps improving and they’re now hosting Beer Schools, so I think the best is yet to come from this place. It’s a great option for beer geeks and foodies alike, and I’ll gladly return when I find myself west of downtown. Check it out.
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 9/10   SELECTION 12/15   FOOD 9/10   VALUE 7/10   OVERALL 16/20
KPD  (169) Michigan | March 23, 2014| Updated March 29, 2014
Beer hall type place, had a great lunch and beers. Did a sampler of Germans/lagers then moved on to Ontario brews and a couple of Le trou du diable beers. Really liked this place, you like sausage and beer this is Nirvana.
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 9/10   SELECTION 11/15   FOOD 8/10   VALUE 7/10   OVERALL 16/20
solidfunk  (165) Washington D.C., Washington DC | June 13, 2012
This place has a unique layout with the whole German beer and sausage hall vibe. Lots of beers on tap, many of them German and Belgian and a good showing of local craft beers (Flying Monkeys, Beaus, Sawdust City etc.). They have a lot of good Quebec bottles as well, from DDC and Le Trou du Diable with trois mousquetiers on the way (as well as some Mikkeller bottles). Prices are alright for the tapped beer, though some of the bigger bottles are super expensive. Looks like they have lots of tap takeovers - Just missed a Trou du Diable and there’s a DDC takeover coming up this weekend I won’t be able to hit. The staff is great - they offer samples of tap beers and have good recommendations. Food is great too - all kinds of sausages from the ordinary to game meats like bison or elk. Good concept for a place.
  AMBIANCE 3/5   SERVICE 10/10   SELECTION 13/15   FOOD 7/10   VALUE 8/10   OVERALL 15/20
Hoser  (162) Cowtown, Alberta | November 13, 2013
Liked the place but we were then when it was pretty empty. The staff cares and knows about the beer which is refreshing.
  AMBIANCE 5/5   SERVICE 10/10   SELECTION 13/15   FOOD 10/10   VALUE 8/10   OVERALL 18/20
Ontbeertaster  (158) Ontario | August 14, 2013| Updated August 27, 2013
This place is down right wicked awesome cool. Hands down the place i think to go for a beer in toronto. It has all the makings for my kind of place. One of minor features which makes it that much better then most bars, is the order your food and pay, not having to wait for the waitress to give you your bill and pay. The convenience is assume. My only complaint is the beer is kind of a bit expensive even for toronto standards. But its not enough to scare me off and clearly the patrons of toronto, as it is always crazy busy when your here. Recommend coming here early for dinner or lunch as you can miss some of the traffic.
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 9/10   SELECTION 10/15   FOOD 9/10   VALUE 8/10   OVERALL 15/20
pushkinwow  (121) Ottawa, Ontario | January 30, 2014
Ended up here for some food and a beer after a conference that let out early (around 3ish) and had this place completely to ourselves. Its on the second floor with some nice windows overlooking King St and seating is more family style/German beer hall but its quite roomy. Since I can only rate on what I experienced the service was top notch not too mention that all servers have their cicerone server certification so know a fair amount about the beers. The food is excellent but obviously don’t come here if you don’t like sausages. The beer selection was decent, combination of German, Ontario and some Quebec, and they were happy to provide a sample of whatever I wanted but I think that was more because there was nobody there - the actual sample tray is preset based on their selection and you can’t change anything.

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