Ratings: 11 | Reviews: 5 | Display Reviews Only:
4.15/5 rDev +5.3%
Came here for the first time recently with my wife and a group of friends.
Despite the wide variety of interests, everyone seemed to enjoy the vibe of the place. There was a good buzz in the room (pun sort of intended), and as long as you could find seating, it's a great place to sit, chat, eat, and drink.
The food is fantastic. It's fun, unique, and delicious. The duck fat fries are a must and the sausages we tasted were as good as advertised.
The beer list is impressive - a number of Cdn and Ont craft beers, and a good selection from around the world. Agree with the previous poster that the chalkboard of draft beers needs to have the beer style listed - a buddy of mine went up to buy a round and unknowingly came back with the smoke beer for everyone! Though it wasn't universally enjoyed, it did get drunk, and it was a great opportunity to engage in a little beer tasting 101 (e.g. describing that smoked ham flavour).
Service was relaxed, attentive, and prompt.
The only off-putting part of WVRST, and my only complaint, is the markup on some of the bottled selections. Some of the better selections from Quebec and around the world were priced 2.5 - 3 times what you would pay in the LCBO (though they aren't always available there). But, I guess wine suffers the same fate in any other restaurant, so why should beer be any different?
However, overall, WVRST is a place to which I would easily return.
03-04-2013 21:38:40 | More by dsnyds25
3.88/5 rDev -1.5%
Been here a few times and finally getting around to reviewing.
Number of taps is nothing earth-shattering but he quality is very good. The bartenders are always knowledgeable and friendly as well.
Atmosphere is really good. Lots of room and clean. Food is also really good, as long as you are in the mood for a hot dog/sausage.
My one complaint is the chalkboard/beer menu that lists the brewery and not the actual beer/style, which is extremely frustrating when you are trying to make up your mind. Would also save the bartenders a lot of time if they gave more details on the beer list.
11-12-2012 02:05:58 | More by TheSevenDuffs
3.84/5 rDev -2.5%
A welcome and warm addition to the Toronto scene, and being close to Bathurst within a reasonable drive for me. A nice revitalizing area. Unusual to walk up to the second floor, yet the atmosphere there is efficient, clean and very pleasant. Staff is most friendly, and were knowledgeable and straightforward about what the beers were about. Prices were reasonable by Toronto standards. Many taps dedicated to Ontario craft, and the allocation to European beers were differentiated from the standard macros. Decent and different bottle selection, and improving with an association for events with the BarVolo crew.
06-15-2012 13:06:57 | More by Sammy
3.98/5 rDev +1%
Came here with the lady and a group of friends in October 2011.
Atmosphere: sleek modern beer hall, vibrant colours, barebones layout with tons of seating, clearly visible tap list and lots of branded glassware on display. I like how they post when the draught lines were last cleaned.
Service: had to wait a while for our first round but eventually the bartender picked up the pace. Patrons are friendly as several people gave us their tokens for a Leafs ticket raffle that was going on by the bar.
Selection: solid mix of Ontario micros and European lagers on draught and a small but respectable bottle list that includes LCBO standouts and direct-from-brewery offerings (like Church Key Barley Legal). I had a Dieu du Ciel! Rosée D'hibiscus on tap and a can of Central City Red Racer IPA; my girl enjoyed her pints of Stiegl and Pilsner Urquell.
Food: delicious sausages with wacky toppings and dipping sauces are the main attraction here. We shared the Bratwvrst with Dirty Duck Fat Fries and Jimi's Sweet Chili sauce, everything tasted awesome. Prices are steep but worth it.
Overall: WVRST offers high quality homemade sausages and an impressive range of craft beers in a fun and approachable beer hall environment. The selection keeps improving and they're now hosting Beer Schools, so I think the best is yet to come from this place. It's a great option for beer geeks and foodies alike, and I'll gladly return when I find myself on King West. Check it out.
03-03-2012 22:17:42 | More by cratez
WVRST in Toronto, ON, Canada
89 out of 100 based on 11 ratings.