garthicus (64) Dublin, Ireland | April 15, 2011| Updated March 9, 2012
A great addition to Kensington Market and indeed Toronto. Really nice vibe to the place, laid back, family friendly (stroller parking!) and a small but very well thought out rotating tap selection and a cask engine too. Recently they have started brewing their own house beers too. The food is superb, the meat is ground in house. The real food jewel in the crown for me is the Saag Paneer Poutine - it’s superb. All in all a great little place. PS - check out my very own bar stool!
2011-03. Visited on a Saturday afternoon last March for a pub crawl, and then again on several occasions since then. This is a great little bar near Kensington Market and a great addition to the Toronto beer scene. The bar top itself is a giant slab of wood with the bark still attached, and various other interesting items are scattered about the small but cozy room. Beer selection is fresh and good, they usually have a cask on and other local taps pouring. The food menu is delicious, particularly the chili cheese poutine and the burgers. Would love it if it were my local, but am happy to commute! (5/10/11/10/10/16) 84%
A cool bar on Augusta and College, with a nice terrace in the front (no umbrellas though), a small eating area, and a bar made of one slice of tree. Service is very friendly (and cute), good tap selection (9 taps), nice burger menu, all good. Pleased to discover this place. Excellent flight for 5$ for 4 4 once tastes!
Came here for dinner and drinks with my girlfriend in May 2011. Tiny little spot that resembles something in between a pizzeria and deli. Maybe ten tables with a few seats at the bar. The patio was busy on our visit. I ordered the Brunch Burger (fried egg, bacon, maple syrup) and arugula salad; the lady had a custom Cowpoke and fries. Everything tasted fantastic. Our waitress did her best to please us but she was spread way too thin, so they should put on more staff. Food took a while to arrive and at one point I went to the bar to get my brew. However, the beer selection is very good. I saw St. Ambroise Pale Ale, Railway City Roundhaus Pilsner, and Lake of Bays Rousse on tap, a Great Lakes cask, and a number of quality bottles from Southern Tier, Bruton, Dieu du Ciel, Brooklyn, and various Ontario crafters. No Randall when we came. Prices are extremely fair for Toronto (bordering on cheap), as two burgers, two appetizers, and six drinks came to $60 with tip. Overall, Burger Bar really delivers on the food and beer, and I can see why this place is considered an up-and-comer on the T.O. beer scene.
A good cozy place to get a drink. They do a good job of getting new stuff - most of the beers I had here were more or less new, or at least mostly unrated. Good service, and got pretty busy on a saturday night.
Went in for lunch. Good tap selection of ontario micros, 8 taps. Ecclectic western hipster decor, friendly staff nice surroundings. The fod is great, the bunch burger ( fried egg, bacon, maple syrup) was outstanding. I would go back in a heartbeat.
Popped in for lunch. Nice spot in Kensington market. Hand pumped taps, which i loved. Nice selection of ontario casks, no macro brews on the beer list.Lots of tasty grass fed burgers and they take pride in serving tasty classic pub fare. I’d happily return.
Not a huge place it gets cramped with a crowd of beer geeks, both times I have been here has been for a beer event so I’d like to try it again. Selection is not extensive but you should be able to find at least one solid Ontario micro to catch your interest. Had a regular cheese burger on my latest visit which was one of the best, possibly THE best burger I have had. Granted this was in the middle of a pub crawl so I may have just been hungry but I plan to come back and find out! Grilled Cheese my wife had was decent, and the onion rings were pretty tasty too. Well worth a visit. Wierd William Shatner movie on the tv was intringuing!