WVRST | Toronto, Ontario
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Excellent based on 34 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)
Viven Porter 97, Les Trois Mousquetaires G.C. Porter Baltique Édition Spéciale 2011 98, Le Trou du Diable L’Ours 96, BrewDog Hardcore IPA (9.2%) 99, BrewDog Libertine Black Ale 99, BrewDog Dogma 95, BrewDog Cocoa Psycho 99, Les Trois Mousquetaires Hors Série Gose 92, Side Launch Belgian Hat Trick 83, Beaus Lug Tread Lagered Ale 46, Collective Arts Saint of Circumstance 80, 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, Viven Imperial IPA 98, Le Trou du Diable Saison du Tracteur 98, Bellwoods Omerta 94
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34 reviews for WVRST
 Ambiance  83%
 Service  80%
 Selection  78%
 Food  85%
 Value  73%
 Overall  82%
 Rating  90%
Rating Distribution

  AMBIANCE 5/5   SERVICE 10/10   SELECTION 15/15   FOOD 9/10   VALUE 9/10   OVERALL 18/20
RLiddell  (6) Valrico, Florida | June 23, 2012
I was visiting Toronto and checked with Ratebeer as to places. This was my second stop and after a very nice Great Lakes Lake effect IPA. Was recommended, I had a chance to meet the owners, Aldo and Bram. Both were extremely knowledgeable and made some great recommendations. Plan on coming back and enjoying the food as well!
  AMBIANCE 5/5   SERVICE 10/10   SELECTION 15/15   FOOD 9/10   VALUE 9/10   OVERALL 18/20
PatIrish  (13) Toronto, Ontario | December 20, 2011
Fun staff, great space with a growing variety of beer selection.
  AMBIANCE 5/5   SERVICE 10/10   SELECTION 13/15   FOOD 10/10   VALUE 8/10   OVERALL 18/20
Ontbeertaster  (159) 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 8/10   SELECTION 14/15   FOOD 10/10   VALUE 7/10   OVERALL 19/20
AGAquino  (50) Toronto, Ontario | September 28, 2011| Updated August 26, 2012
Great place food sausages and beer. Elegant picnic table - communal tables, nice beer selection, and extensive sausage selection. Beer selection has improved noticeably. Friendly wait staff.
  AMBIANCE 5/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 13/15   FOOD 9/10   VALUE 7/10   OVERALL 18/20
kevinsenn  (84) Waterloo, Ontario | May 7, 2012
I was really looking forward to this place, and it did not disappoint! A mix of "line up and order" service with table service, friendly knowledgable staff, and a very social feel to it. Love the wall decorated like the wall of a subway platform, with station name "WVRST". Elk sausage on a bun was delicious. Now let’s move past the misleading name and concentrate on what this place is REALLY about - beer! An incredible selection of nothing but quality beer (you won’t find Coors Light here). Big focus on Ontario and Quebec beer. Rotating taps end up giving you even more options than the menu leads you to believe. I was able to find some beers that have been on my "must try" list for some time here. Tap takeovers (Le Troue du Diable and Dieu du Ciel are coming up), Monday "craft beer" nights (with $5 craft beer pints), as well as other events make this an exciting place to come back to time and time again. This will have to be a regular stop for me when I am in town.
  AMBIANCE 5/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 13/15   FOOD 9/10   VALUE 9/10   OVERALL 18/20
ltdan546  (27) | October 8, 2012
Not sure why it took me so long to discover this place. Extremely solid beer selection, and sausage is one of my favourite foods. Plus, cool setting: big communal tables, and an unofficial house rule against popped collars.
  AMBIANCE 5/5   SERVICE 9/10   SELECTION 12/15   FOOD 8/10   VALUE 7/10   OVERALL 17/20
PaulHegedus  (26) British Columbia | March 17, 2012
Wvrst is a unique and memorable restaurant in Toronto. The attention to detail in this place is terrific. I appreciate the aesthetic: simple writing on the wall, pared down menu, plain black tap handles with single letters of the alphabet stuck to the wall behind each one. The room is long, full of wooden ’beer hall’ picnic tables. Mixture of beer drinkers with glass handled 1 litre ’mass’ German lager beers and others with smaller Canadian draught pints and sausages on metal plates with wooden forks. Service was friendly. We arrived for lunch; it was not too busy. Bar tender knew her beer and poured many samples, all very fresh. Dieu du Ciel tasted wonderful! No TVs was a plus, though it looks like they pull down a projector screen for the Leafs game. Wvrst only serves sausage, frites and beer. Really good sausage, delicious frites and wonderful beer. Better to do three things so very well, than 30 things more forgettably. Beer hall tables make for a warm and fun place to sit with friends. Recommended.
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 9/10   SELECTION 11/15   FOOD 8/10   VALUE 7/10   OVERALL 18/20
rwgould  (3) Vancouver, British Columbia | November 10, 2012
Probably my favourite place in Toronto, and definitely my most frequented. It purports to be a modern beer-hall, and they achieve it with their long, shared tables and benches, the danging-bulb lighting, and how incredibly loud the place gets. They serve sausages and fries (and even have veg-friendly options), and serve beer in pints and 1L steins (except for the premiums). They have some wine available, and the only hard liquor is bourbon and jäger (both on tap). I’ve often had them screw up my order, but they rectified it promptly (once with a free shot of jäger). Bottled beer prices are exceptionally high, and most of their stock was available at the LCBO at some point. They have a huge number of beers on tap, and none of them are crap. Usually a good selection of lagers, IPAs, and pilsners. They always have at least one dunkellager, hefeweizen, and dunkelweizen on tap. The breweries are usually Ontario based, with a bunch of German, and Dieu du Ciel is almost always available. Only downside is that the place can be incredibly loud sometimes, and it is rather pricy (though cheap for the area).
  AMBIANCE 5/5   SERVICE 7/10   SELECTION 13/15   FOOD 9/10   VALUE N/A   OVERALL 17/20
BreWedge  (7) Ottawa, Ontario | March 24, 2013
Love the atmosphere. German style beer hall makes for great interaction. The sausage and duck fat fries are outstanding. While there are places with more extensive beer selections, they still have a robust collection all of which cater to a beer geek. You know they’re beer lovers given the sign on the wall telling you how many days since the last time they cleaned the tap lines.
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 13/15   FOOD 8/10   VALUE 8/10   OVERALL 17/20
samzim  (56) Ontario | July 15, 2014

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