WVRST | Toronto, Ontario
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Excellent based on 40 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)
Left Field Grandstand Hoppy Wheat 90, Brothers Tropic Thunder Pale Ale , Stone City Ales Windward Belgian Wheat 74, Longslice ¡Hopsta la Vista! 60, OutSpoken Rabbit’s Foot IPA , Manantler Liquid Swords IPA , Bobcaygeon Common Loon , Blood Brothers Cocoa Woman , Silversmith / The Exchange Telephonique , Sleeping Giant Hoppit IPA , Old Flame Black Willow , Garden Bière de Garde’n , High Road Soleil , Shillow Bitter Waitress 83, Muddy York Dereliction Double I.P.A. , Brimstone Sinister Minister IPA 46, Le Trou du Diable Aldred 94, Left Field Prospect IPA : Simcoe , Northwinds Route 26 , Stillwater Brontide 76
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40 reviews for WVRST
 Ambiance  83%
 Service  80%
 Selection  79%
 Food  84%
 Value  73%
 Overall  82%
 Rating  91%
Rating Distribution

  AMBIANCE 5/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 13/15   FOOD 9/10   VALUE 7/10   OVERALL 18/20
kevinsenn  (105) Toronto, 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 9/10   SELECTION 15/15   FOOD 9/10   VALUE 10/10   OVERALL 20/20
aidansmith  (6) Ontario | October 27, 2015
Fantastic! Simple menu, beer and sausages. I like Wvrst take a chance on smaller start up craft breweries so you’ll often see outstanding beer here that you won’t see anywhere else.At the same time they wwill also bring in Quebec beer and popular seasonals from bigger breweries. $5 Ontario craft beer pints on Mondays are the real deal. Great service, staff know their beer and thee food is simple and tasty.
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 12/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 8/10   OVERALL 16/20
JoeMcPhee  (529) Toronto, ON, Ontario | August 29, 2015
Odd that I hadn’t rated this place considering how many times I’ve been here. A big, bright cavernous space on King Street West with loads of large communal tables throughout and a bright industrial looking bar dominating the far end of the room. There is a food order area off to one side where you can order a lot of very tasty sausages. The vibe really depends on the time of day - it gets really loud late on Friday/weekends but midday is actually pretty chill. Great beer lists with a nice selection from around Ontario. There’s usually something new on and the bottle list is well chosen as well. Good knowledgeable servers too. You could do a whole lot worse than stopping by here. They host occasional events as well which are always a good time.
  AMBIANCE 5/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 12/15   FOOD 10/10   VALUE 7/10   OVERALL 18/20
Whatup14  (179) Saint-Jean-sur-Richelieu, Quebec | August 11, 2015
Beau restaurant avec des tables communes. Le choix de nourriture est plutôt limité (saucisses) mais excellent. Beau choix de bières en fût, environ une vingtaine de bières ontarienne et un grand choix de bières en bouteilles. (Avec des prix plutôt élevés). Service efficace et sympathique, les prix sont un peu élevés, mais bon on est à Toronto.
  AMBIANCE 3/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 11/15   FOOD 6/10   VALUE 6/10   OVERALL 13/20
nate2g  (1046) 上海 / 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 8/10   SELECTION 12/15   FOOD 8/10   VALUE 6/10   OVERALL 16/20
ametras  (56) Gatineau, Quebec | May 22, 2015
Visited on a Tuesday for lunch. Large place with long communal tables, some seating by the windows and a more private area. Huge red shiny brick wall and hundreds of little lights hanging from the ceiling. Great ambiance. Service is excellent, you order at the counter they give you a number and serve you at your table. About 20 taps, mostly local seasonals, some European classics and a couple good Quebec’s beers. I didn’t care much about the bottle list, it seemed pretty solid. Food-wise, there’s a wide selection of delicious sausages and you absolutely have to try du duck fat fries. It’s not cheap by any means but I would definitly come back.
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 7/10   SELECTION 12/15   FOOD 8/10   VALUE 7/10   OVERALL 14/20
biirusaikou  (277) , | March 28, 2015
Nice sausage bar, with large German-style oktoberfest tables. Good beer selection, specially for bottles with some solid European imports which I haven’t seen anywhere else in town. Food is good too, obviously focused on all kinds of sausages. A bit pricey overall but a fun place to visit.
  AMBIANCE 5/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 10/15   FOOD 8/10   VALUE 8/10   OVERALL 17/20
Lubiere  (470) 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 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.
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 9/10   SELECTION 12/15   FOOD 9/10   VALUE 7/10   OVERALL 17/20
Listigovers  (26) Toronto, Ontario | November 9, 2014| Updated October 28, 2015
Good location with a casual feel, nice to be able to get good simple food with nice craft beers. Selection of bottles is medium but expensive, some Belgians, taps are varied between international (always some German) and locals. Rotates often. Drafts are priced how you’d expect for Toronto. I really like the place.
  AMBIANCE 5/5   SERVICE 6/10   SELECTION 10/15   FOOD 7/10   VALUE 6/10   OVERALL 14/20
KansaiBeerLvrs  (395) 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.

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