587 Yonge Street
Toronto, Ontario Canada M4Y 1Z4
bar (House Ales)  4.9/5.0 141 reviews
Mon-Thurs 4pm-2am; Fri-Sat 12pm-2am; Sun 2pm-12am *Opening times vary seasonally.*

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Mayor: Sammy (13) | Taps: 32 | Bottles: 70
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Dunham Assemblage no.65.5%12/26/2016
Nickel Brook Uber Berliner Weisse (Raspberry)4.2%9/29/2016
Le Trou du Diable Aldred4.25%9/19/2016
Revel Cider Spirit of India6.9%9/19/2016
Black Oak Sink or Swim4.5%9/10/2016
Stone City Ales Windward Belgian Wheat4.9%9/10/2016
Sawdust City There’s No Way of Knowing5.5%9/4/2016
Birrificio del Ducato Beersel Morning6.2%9/4/2016
West Avenue Catalyst II6.5%9/4/2016
Les Trois Mousquetaires Hors Série Berliner Weisse3%9/4/2016
The Exchange Session Saison4.5%9/4/2016
Dieu du Ciel Sentinelle5.2%9/4/2016
House Ales Reale3.8%9/4/2016
Rainhard x Folly Mass Hysteria5.9%9/4/2016
Burdock Cuvée III10%9/4/2016
Sawdust City The Mountie8%9/4/2016
Burdock Brett Pale Ale7.1%9/4/2016
The Exchange No. 10 Double IPA8.5%9/4/2016
Le Trou du Diable Grivoise de Noël7.5%8/29/2016
Stone City Ales Pretty Things3.8%8/29/2016
Dieu du Ciel Tamarindo Gose5.7%8/29/2016
Collective Arts Papaya Saison6%8/29/2016
Stone City Ales Bianca Sour Saison 6%8/5/2016
Le Trou du Diable / Del Ducato Bella Ciao5%8/5/2016
Indie Alehouse Pimmy McPimmface5%8/4/2016
Revel Cider Apfelgose7.5%8/4/2016
Stone City Ales Ampersand8%8/4/2016
The Exchange Oud Bruin7.4%8/4/2016
Burdock Mango Berliner4.5%7/27/2016
Trois Dames Forêt Noire6.8%7/14/2016
Sierra Nevada Nooner Pilsner5.2%7/14/2016
Bench Brewing Twenty Mile Farmhouse Ale5.3%7/11/2016
Revel Cider Cardinal6.9%7/7/2016
Nickel Brook Ceres4%7/7/2016
Sawdust City Bitter Beauty IIPA9%7/7/2016
Stone City Ales Single Ladies8%7/5/2016
Stone City Ales Night Watch7.2%7/5/2016
Stone City Ales Twelve Star Session Ale4.8%7/5/2016
Stone City Ales Windward (Sour with Cherries)5.5%7/5/2016
Stone City Ales Mad Mad World6.2%7/5/2016
Stone City Ales / Beau’s Brett Friends Forever6%7/5/2016
Stone City Ales Ships In The Morning5.6%7/5/2016
Stone City Ales Everything Is Purple5.5%7/5/2016
Stone City Ales Katerina4.3%7/5/2016
Stone City Ales Ben’s Best Bitter 4.3%7/5/2016
Stone City Ales Ladies First8%7/5/2016
Stone City Ales Sirena Spring Saison5.6%7/5/2016
Stone City Ales Layla7.5%7/5/2016
Great Lakes Brewery Karma Citra6.5%7/5/2016
Indie Alehouse Unheard Melodies6%7/5/2016
The Exchange Golden Ale7.6%7/4/2016
Nickel Brook Half Bastard5.3%7/3/2016
Le Trou du Diable Saint-Maurice4%7/3/2016
Rainhard Hop Cone Syndrome8.5%7/3/2016
Collective Arts Gose5.2%7/3/2016
Spirit Tree Lavender Pear6%7/3/2016
Innocente Two Night Stand8.5%7/3/2016
House Ales East Side6.3%7/3/2016
House Ales Southside Brett IPA5%7/3/2016
Amsterdam Ritual4%7/2/2016
Sawdust City It’d Be A Lot Cooler If You Did4.5%7/2/2016
Dieu du Ciel Saison du Parc4.2%7/2/2016
Bellwoods Jelly King5.6%7/2/2016
West Avenue Malus-Humulus6.9%7/2/2016
Stone City Ales Single Handed Rakau5%7/2/2016
Stone City Ales Sons of Sydenham (S.O.S.)0%6/26/2016
Stone City Ales Iron Lion8.7%6/26/2016
Stone City Ales Devil And the Deep6.5%6/26/2016
Stone City Ales Ships In The Night (Coconut & Vanilla)5.6%6/26/2016
Brewfist / Flying Monkeys Basilisk6%6/8/2016
House Ales Fumonero5.5%6/6/2016
Nickel Brook Immodest Imperial India Pale Ale9.5%6/1/2016
Nickel Brook Le Paysan Saison Farmhouse Ale5.7%6/1/2016
Great Lakes Brewery My Bitter Wife IPA7%6/1/2016
Dieu du Ciel L’Herbe à Détourne10.2%6/1/2016
Stillwater Gose Gone Wild4.3%5/25/2016
Great Lakes Brewery THRUST! An IPA6.5%5/25/2016
Great Lakes Brewery Octopus Wants to Fight IPA6.2%5/25/2016
Burdock American Session Ale2.7%5/25/2016
Forked River Hansel and Brettel4.9%5/19/2016
Nickel Brook Uncommon Element5.2%5/19/2016
Blood Brothers Paradise Lost: Dark & Sour7%5/17/2016
Clifford Pinball Wizard5.5%5/17/2016
Le Trou du Diable L’Impératrice (Fût de Bourbon Américain)9%4/30/2016
Les Trois Mousquetaires Hors Série Gose3.8%4/30/2016
Folly Praxis0%4/30/2016
Great Lakes Brewery Harry Porter and The Curiously Spicy Cocoa Bean7%4/10/2016
Stone City Ales Green Goddess9.4%4/10/2016
Rainhard Kapow!*6.5%4/8/2016
House Ales Punters Gold5%4/8/2016
Stone City Ales Valkyrie5.2%4/1/2016
Le Trou du Diable Impératrice8.5%3/25/2016
Nickel Brook Brett Farmhouse5.8%3/25/2016
Folly ULLA5.6%3/16/2016
Dieu du Ciel Péché Mortel Édition Spéciale 20169.9%3/16/2016
Forked River Wicked Wench5.7%3/10/2016
Great Lakes Brewery Bourbon Barrel-Aged Imperial Solstice Stout11.9%3/10/2016
Revel Cider Bittersweet Freedom7%3/4/2016
Dieu du Ciel Péché Mortel Dry10%3/3/2016
Black Oak Triple Chocolate Cherry Stout5.8%3/3/2016

  • AMBIANCE 5/5
  • SERVICE 9/10
  • SELECTION 12/15
  • FOOD 8/10
  • VALUE 6/10
  • OVERALL 16/20
KyotoLefty  (690) Kyoto, Japan | September 21, 2008
Great beer selection in top condition. Every time I visited in August ’08 (about 4 times) There were always different draught beers on the list. Their choices were generally ver good. The bottle menu is amazing, though it will cost you. Food is good but I found it very pricey. Local cheese board was grat, though. Monday night is $5 pint nightI recommend it.
  • AMBIANCE 5/5
  • SERVICE 10/10
  • SELECTION 13/15
  • FOOD 8/10
  • OVERALL 17/20
Beershine  (850) The Sunshine State, Florida | September 18, 2008| Updated June 10, 2012
Impressive beer bar, quality selection includes local focus on draught, cask ales, and hard-to-find bottles. Knowledgeable staff and friendly owner. Pleasant outdoor patio and cozy inside. Good food. House-cured olives. Excellent grilled calamari. By far the best beer bar in Toronto. RERATE!! Now it’s a brewpub, so menu is more limited but still quality offerings of charcuterie, etc. Beers are great. Love the Volo.
  • AMBIANCE 5/5
  • SERVICE 9/10
  • SELECTION 14/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • OVERALL 18/20
kmweaver  (116) Petaluma, California | September 15, 2008
My wife and I had all of thirty minutes to spend here before they closed on a Sunday evening, and I thought about staying in town an extra night just to go back. Great, chill bar on Yonge St. with tons of beer-related decor, friendly lighting, English pub touches, and the best beer selection in Toronto. We went to Beer Bistro first, and left without ordering anything. Here, we could subsist for weeks. Tons of local Canadian beers represented on tap and in bottles (Church Key, Grand River, Denisons, etc.). Long bottle menu with lots of vintage beers available, plus tons of excellent taps. A must-see beer destination in Toronto.
  • AMBIANCE 5/5
  • SERVICE 8/10
  • SELECTION 13/15
  • FOOD 7/10
  • VALUE 8/10
  • OVERALL 17/20
Rastacouere  (664) Montreal, Quebec | August 28, 2008
As it’s been said, this place has to be made your number 1 priority when visiting Toronto. Efficient, friendly and quick service accompanies a classy outfit with a large and pleasant terrace. I don’t expect to find a better beer place in Ontario. Every beer tried was in pristine condition and the bottle selection, while not as large as Smokeless, is much more impressive with the likes of HOTD being represented. The food is above average Italian cuisine with a certain personality, though perhaps a bit expensive considering the small servings.
  • AMBIANCE 5/5
  • SERVICE 10/10
  • SELECTION 14/15
  • FOOD 8/10
  • VALUE 8/10
  • OVERALL 19/20
PaulHegedus  (26) British Columbia | August 26, 2008| Updated September 20, 2008
Volo Cafe is the best beer bar in Toronto, and the best I’ve visited in Ontario. I try to visit as regularly as I can. Like most locations, visiting in the afternoon is best as it is less busy and there is time to talk to the knowledgeable and attentive staff. Order a cheese board cheese is their specialty as much as beer, and few foods pair better! Special events here, Cask days are a must. Draught and bottles rotate frequently. The patio is comfortable in summer and the bar is a warm and toasty visit in winter weather. Denison’s Weiss tastes wonderful here, and bottle selection includes excellent US and Belgian brews. Service here is the key: the best I’ve encountered, with fantastic beer selection to boot!
  • AMBIANCE 4/5
  • SERVICE 7/10
  • SELECTION 15/15
  • FOOD 8/10
  • VALUE 8/10
  • OVERALL 18/20
robinvboyer  (95) Sturgeon Falls, Ontario | August 4, 2008| Updated October 31, 2015
Great bottle selection, and a wonderful tap selection of almost all Ontario micros. Nice little patio, and the food is quite good. The only problem i have with Cafe Volo is the service. I find that it’s often a little lacking, when i 1st started going the servers knew ALOT about beer, now I find their knowledge lacking.
  • AMBIANCE 4/5
  • SERVICE 4/10
  • SELECTION 14/15
  • FOOD 7/10
  • VALUE 8/10
  • OVERALL 14/20
Quevillon  (270) Boisbriand, Quebec | July 15, 2008| Updated October 20, 2014
Visited for the first time on 9 jullet, 2008, visited three times on vacation in TO. As I read that it was small here, they are right, but comfortable and warm and I was lucky because it was not as crowded. Very good selection of bottled and was therefore Denison, Southern Tier, Hair of the Dog and more. Met two local (jerc and Mabel) plus the owner, Ralph, very good guy. Negative side and they can not do anything at the moment, is that you can not have separate bill. Six years later, it got worse because now they don’t have table service. For beer you go to the bar and ask for something, you can pay now or get a tab. For food, the counter next to the bar where they give a number so some guy looks for you with your food. If it wasn’t for the great beer selection, this place would suck big time!
  • AMBIANCE 5/5
  • SERVICE 9/10
  • SELECTION 13/15
  • FOOD 8/10
  • OVERALL 18/20
austinpowers  (152) New York, New York | May 5, 2008
Terrific place! Somewhat swank and clean. Much like a wine bar, just with about 100 beers or so. The beer list lists brewer, abv, city and state as well as style of beer. Very comprehensive tasting notes, too. Service was attentive and cared about the beer, though they shouldn’t have given me a hard time about the green apple beer (if it’s so bad, don’t put it on the menu). They shouldn’t presume to know what I’d like since they don’t know me. Food was pretty good, too. All in all, this was top notch.
  • AMBIANCE 4/5
  • SERVICE 6/10
  • SELECTION 13/15
  • FOOD 7/10
  • OVERALL 15/20
Imperial-John  (4) Mississauga, Ontario | March 16, 2008| Updated April 20, 2008
A cozy place, good for people watching near the big windows on Yonge Street. Service was much better than on my last trip and the owner, Ralph is always around to chat with the customers. The main reason you go to Volo is to try beers you can’t get anywhere else in Toronto. The Italian style food is very good.
  • AMBIANCE 4/5
  • SERVICE 8/10
  • SELECTION 14/15
  • FOOD 8/10
  • OVERALL 18/20
yarry  (2) Waterdown, Ontario | February 4, 2008| Updated February 6, 2008
The place itself was very beautiful although it would benefit with more street visablity. Service was both good and overworked. He was full of great stories and was able to converse with us as well as all patrons readily. He was occasionally swamped and unable to get to us sometimes, this I now understand. The beer selection is great, and I imagine that EVERYONE will find a beer or two theyve never had there. Food was delicious though the pizza was a somewhat smaller portion then I had anticipated. Overall however Volo was very good, the beers were amazing, the food was very good (although maybe not the best fit for a beer place such as this) To sum it up however, I will be back, and hopefully soon. (Cheers Lawrence -) )
  • AMBIANCE 5/5
  • SERVICE 10/10
  • SELECTION 13/15
  • FOOD 7/10
  • VALUE 8/10
  • OVERALL 18/20
garthicus  (64) Dublin, Ireland | January 8, 2008| Updated August 29, 2010
I thought it was about time that I updated my rating of Volo. What can I say that hasn’t already been said here? I love this place, I love the decor, I love the staff and I love the beer. Ralph, Thomas & Julian make this place worth visiting (along with the rest of the staff of course!) The staff are knowledgeable, courteous and friendly. The food is excellent (try the Volo burger) and the beer is outstanding in both selection and condition. There’s always rotating casks and tons of bottles on hand. Monday night is $5 pint night. Throughout the year they host countless beer events but their jewel in their crown is ’Cask Days’, you gotta see it to believe it. This is an absolute must visit if you’re in Toronto. If you don’t, you’ll regret it.

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