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Bar Hop

Not Rated.
Bar HopBar Hop

Taps: 38 / Bottles: 100
Cask: Y / Beer-to-Go: N
BA SCORE
92
outstanding

17 Ratings
Ratings: 17
Reviews: 10
rAvg: 4.17
pDev: 5.52%
$$ - reasonable
[ Bar, Eatery ]

391 King St W
Toronto, Ontario, M5V 1K1
Canada
phone: (647) 352-7476

visit their websiteWebsite view map and get directionsMap @barhopbar

Notes:
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(Place added by: Sammy on 06-15-2012)
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Reviews by TheSevenDuffs:
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TheSevenDuffs

Ontario (Canada)

4.4/5  rDev +5.5%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4 | $$

This has quickly become my go-to beer bar in Toronto.

The tap list is great both in terms of quantity and quality. There is always a good assortment of styles and breweries and often a few one-offs or harder to find beers from the local breweries. Not to mention, they almost always have Peche Mortel on tap!

The service is great as well. Bartenders are knowledgeable, talkative and friendly. As are the waiters.

The prices are reasonable and the food is pretty good as well.

Atmosphere is also nice. Not too upscale of a feel but also nice, clean and inviting.

12-11-2012 13:54:35 | More by TheSevenDuffs
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Trevor_IPA

Ontario (Canada)

4.25/5  rDev +1.9%

06-28-2014 05:45:40 | More by Trevor_IPA
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LampertLand

British Columbia (Canada)

3.75/5  rDev -10.1%

06-26-2014 07:02:37 | More by LampertLand
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beckerboots

Ontario (Canada)

4.06/5  rDev -2.6%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4 | selection: 4.25 | food: 3.5 | $$

This place is a little gem. Read some of the BA reviews and had to visit. I was not disappointed. Stuck right in the heart of a major steetcar intersection ( I believe due to construction). I had the idea it would be noisy, smelly and busy. What a shock. King Street is always a high traffic area, but inside the friendly confines of Bar Hop it was beervana . The beer menu was user friendly; in fact maybe too much. The communication with my non-drinking wife ceased. I was too engulfed in ABV's IBU's and Plato to hear about her Eaton Centre exploits. Note To Self: Do not make a habit of this. Our server was very in touch with the product. Food options were limited, however good sized portions and prepared to order specifications negated this drawback. Two cask offings and a plethora of micro brews made this a memorable experience. Tried the County Durham Cask and a Leftfield Saison. Both were served in proper glassware at the correct temperature. Biggest testimonial from that wife of mine, who pretty much hates every beer place in the world. She said she would return to Bar Hop because she enjoyed the food and ambiance. I love her for that type of candor.

06-03-2014 19:35:23 | More by beckerboots
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bumchilly25

British Columbia (Canada)

4.25/5  rDev +1.9%

05-21-2014 23:10:21 | More by bumchilly25
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hopsolutely

Ontario (Canada)

4.25/5  rDev +1.9%

05-17-2014 20:57:05 | More by hopsolutely
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mtomlins

Ontario (Canada)

4.38/5  rDev +5%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.25 | $$

What a great little spot! I was there for lunch and the food menu was standard fare with lots of fun twists (e.g., bone marrow aoli on the burger). I would describe it as simple food prepared very well with some inventive ideas.

The wait staff was very knowledgeable, friendly and prompt.

And the beer was great. They have ~20 taps pouring local craft beer and have two rotating casks. I did not spend a lot of time reading over the bottle list, but it seemed to have a lot of options, but maybe no whales.

The atmosphere was inviting and overall, I had a very enjoyable lunch!

04-30-2014 18:30:56 | More by mtomlins
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yancot

Ontario (Canada)

4/5  rDev -4.1%

02-13-2014 03:58:16 | More by yancot
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toronto_beermaven

Ontario (Canada)

3.75/5  rDev -10.1%

12-11-2013 20:46:39 | More by toronto_beermaven
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MarcatGSB

Michigan

4.32/5  rDev +3.6%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.5 | $$

Bar Hop was high on the list of beer stops for my Toronto vacation, and it just so happens it's right across the street from MEC (The Canadian version of REI).

It's a small place, kind of nestled in between some of the taller structures down on eastern part of West King street (if that makes sense).

I didn't get the chance to try any of the food, although the lunch crowd seemed very happy and the food appeared to be tasty, as MasterSki mentioned, kind of glorified pub food, which is fine and dandy with me. That sort of thing works well with beer, hence why they have been doing for years and years.

The draft list was very impressive. Mostly Toronto beers, with a few from surrounding Ontario area. A very well rounded draft list though, with everything from quite a few selections of Pale Ales and IPA's, to some local odd ball things like a wine barrel aged Saison, which was damn delicious. The bottle list is sufficient, but nothing that compares to Beer Bistro or BarVolo. Honestly, the tap list is much better at BarHop than Beer Bistro tho.

A great place, I'll probably wander back over there today to try some of the grub and get another pint or two, cool place.

11-23-2013 14:52:54 | More by MarcatGSB
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Bar Hop in Toronto, ON, Canada
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