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: Listigovers (3) | Taps: 24 | Bottles: 102


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Beer Available At WVRST (arranged by most recent)
Left Field Prospect IPA : Simcoe , Northwinds Route 26 , Stillwater Brontide 79, Baird Daidai IPA , Viven Porter 96, Les Trois Mousquetaires G.C. Porter Baltique …dition Spťciale 2011 99, Le Trou du Diable LíOurs 96, BrewDog Hardcore IPA (9.2%) 99, BrewDog Libertine Black Ale 98, BrewDog Dogma 95, BrewDog Cocoa Psycho 99, Les Trois Mousquetaires Hors Sťrie Gose 91, Side Launch Belgian Hat Trick 92, Beaus Lug Tread Lagered Ale 45, Collective Arts Saint of Circumstance 78, Kensington Watermelon Wheat 25, Sweetgrass Session Saison 92, Sweetgrass Golden Ale 44, Beaus MaddAddamites NooBroo 48
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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 4/5   SERVICE 9/10   SELECTION 10/15   FOOD 9/10   VALUE 8/10   OVERALL 15/20
pushkinwow  (128) 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 donít come here if you donít 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 canít change anything.
  AMBIANCE 3/5   SERVICE 7/10   SELECTION 13/15   FOOD 9/10   VALUE 8/10   OVERALL 18/20
crazy_cat_lady  (5) , | January 29, 2014
This really is a íbeer hallí. You go up and order and pay, get a number, and theyíll bring you your food/drinks. Long tables fill the space, and you sit wherever you like, next to whoever happens to be there at the time. Music was kinda annoying, but then Iím not a big fan of hiphop/rap, so it may have been just the day I was there. Food was quite good: quality sausages and fries with a selection of dipping sauces; tried their currywurst, which was different but tasty. Husband had more traditional sausage on a bun which was really nicely done. Iíll probably stick to the sausage on the bun next time.
  AMBIANCE 3/5   SERVICE 10/10   SELECTION 13/15   FOOD 7/10   VALUE 8/10   OVERALL 15/20
Hoser  (175) 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 4/5   SERVICE 6/10   SELECTION 10/15   FOOD 8/10   VALUE 5/10   OVERALL 15/20
jercraigs  (356) 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. Itís 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 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 3/5   SERVICE 7/10   SELECTION 10/15   FOOD 8/10   VALUE 7/10   OVERALL 14/20
Radek Kliber  (261) 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 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 theyíre beer lovers given the sign on the wall telling you how many days since the last time they cleaned the tap lines.
  AMBIANCE 3/5   SERVICE 6/10   SELECTION 9/15   FOOD 6/10   VALUE N/A   OVERALL 15/20
Gethinbeer  (122) Nova Scotia | March 24, 2013
Modern decor in a German themed beer hall. I sat at the bar and was served pretty quick. Good selection of beers on tap. The beers were excellent. I donít recommend the curry wurst. My drinking buddy definitely made a the better choice of a regular bratwurst. The place is rammed on weekend nights.
  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 jšger (both on tap). Iíve often had them screw up my order, but they rectified it promptly (once with a free shot of jšger). 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 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 youíre aiming to try some Canadian local beer and good sausage, this is the stop for you.

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