WVRST | Toronto, Ontario
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Excellent based on 37 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: Sammy (4) | Taps: 24 | Bottles: 102


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Beer Available At WVRST (arranged by most recent)
Northwinds Route 26 , Stillwater Brontide 80, Baird Daidai IPA , Viven Porter 96, Les Trois Mousquetaires G.C. Porter Baltique Édition Spéciale 2011 99, Le Trou du Diable L’Ours 96, BrewDog Hardcore IPA (9.2%) 99, BrewDog Libertine Black Ale 98, BrewDog Dogma 95, BrewDog Cocoa Psycho 99, Les Trois Mousquetaires Hors Série Gose 91, Side Launch Belgian Hat Trick 83, Beaus Lug Tread Lagered Ale 45, Collective Arts Saint of Circumstance 79, Kensington Watermelon Wheat 27, Sweetgrass Session Saison 92, Sweetgrass Golden Ale , Beaus MaddAddamites NooBroo 44, Muskoka Rum Tum Tom IPA 77, Pilsner Urquell Nefiltrovaný 99
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37 reviews for WVRST
 Ambiance  82%
 Service  79%
 Selection  78%
 Food  84%
 Value  72%
 Overall  81%
 Rating  90%
Rating Distribution

  AMBIANCE 3/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 11/15   FOOD 6/10   VALUE 6/10   OVERALL 13/20
nate2g  (1016) Boomtown!, Australia | June 11, 2015
Large room with communal tables set up to replicate a modern German beer hall, or so I gather. One of the better taplists in town and the bartender really knew his stuff. As the name goes, they serve sausages from a selection of traditional or game meat. The bison hot dog I had was pretty weird. I can see this being popular with boisterous groups, rather than coming by for a quiet pint at the bar.
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 7/10   SELECTION 12/15   FOOD 7/10   VALUE 5/10   OVERALL 15/20
Ferris  (793) Burnaby, British Columbia | August 1, 2014
Really nice communal beer hall space. Service was pleasant and selection was reasonable. I had a hard time finding anything really interesting. Food was good if you like sausages. Prices were just too high. It would be unlikely that I would return.
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 11/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 5/10   OVERALL 15/20
Sammy  (585) 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 5/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 10/15   FOOD 8/10   VALUE 8/10   OVERALL 17/20
Lubiere  (469) Ottawa, Ontario | January 11, 2015
Visited in November 2014...What a nice place, plenty of sausages, decent beer selection, fantastic ambiance, friendly and fast service...the impetus here is more food than beer, but if you’re in the area, go for it.
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 11/15   FOOD 9/10   VALUE 8/10   OVERALL 16/20
LilBeerDoctor  (345) 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  (344) Toronto, Ontario | August 19, 2013| Updated May 31, 2015
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 menu 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. The picnic table style seating can be awkward to get in and out of if you are tall and not small like myself. :)
  AMBIANCE 5/5   SERVICE 6/10   SELECTION 10/15   FOOD 7/10   VALUE 6/10   OVERALL 14/20
KansaiBeerLvrs  (322) Kyoto, Japan | August 12, 2014| Updated October 6, 2014
On the 2nd floor was this huge concrete beer hall with long wooden tables, a sausage deli counter in the back and a long bar along one wall. While not exactly a craft bar they have a solid tap list and had a set 6 beer tasting set for 12$, I also grabbed a danger dog curry wurst which was pretty good. I loved the red tiled wall with WVRST written on it in the style of the Toronto subway stations. One negative - in my taster all the beers were in the wrong slots, I figured it out but it lowers the service mark and for beer newbies would be confusing - kind of unprofessional. The music was quite loud too, focusing on being hip rather than the beer. A good place for sausages though prices are high.
  AMBIANCE 5/5   SERVICE 7/10   SELECTION 12/15   FOOD 9/10   VALUE 7/10   OVERALL 16/20
cratez  (256) 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 3/5   SERVICE 7/10   SELECTION 10/15   FOOD 8/10   VALUE 7/10   OVERALL 14/20
Radek Kliber  (250) 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 8/10   SELECTION 12/15   FOOD 9/10   VALUE 8/10   OVERALL 15/20
mabel  (230) Toronto, Ontario | January 3, 2015
Have visited on several occasions, usually for an event. It’s a huge room with a bar along one wall, numerous taps, and long benches for seating. You order food at the side kitchen and they come out to you when it’s ready. Food is essentially an eclectic selection of different meat sausages. The events have been really fun but are usually quite packed so be prepared to wait in line. Delicious beers for the most part! It varies so much though that it really depends when you go. Definitely worth a visit if you’re in the area, plus it’s not too far from several other good beer bars in the area.

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