Taps: 38 / Bottles: 100
Cask: Y / Beer-to-Go: N
Ratings: 17 | Reviews: 10 | Display Reviews Only:
Reviews by cratez:
4.63/5 rDev +11%
vibe: 5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 5 | food: 4 | $$
When I visited: June 2012.
What I had: Cameron’s RPA, Beau’s Farm Table Saison, Great Lakes Barrel-Aged Robust Porter, and Nickel Brook Saison on tap, Lager & Jerk Mussels, white wine and Jimi Mac & Cheese for the lady, Beeramisu to split.
What I liked: modern pub atmosphere, friendly and chatty patrons, pleasant servers, first-rate draught menu, many private order bottles, tasty food, several taps that you rarely see elsewhere in Ontario (Le Cheval Blanc, Dieu du Ciel!, La Trappe). They now have 36 handles and 2 casks.
What I disliked: The service was slow during the soft opening, but has drastically improved since then. Bartender Matt is always up for good conversation.
Would I go back? Yes.
Overall Rating: 92
07-22-2012 19:20:01 | More by cratez
More User Reviews:
4.06/5 rDev -2.6%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4 | selection: 4.25 | food: 3.5 | $$
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
4.38/5 rDev +5%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.25 | $$
What a great little spot! I was there for lunch and the food menu was standard fare with lots of fun twists (e.g., bone marrow aoli on the burger). I would describe it as simple food prepared very well with some inventive ideas.
The wait staff was very knowledgeable, friendly and prompt.
And the beer was great. They have ~20 taps pouring local craft beer and have two rotating casks. I did not spend a lot of time reading over the bottle list, but it seemed to have a lot of options, but maybe no whales.
The atmosphere was inviting and overall, I had a very enjoyable lunch!
04-30-2014 18:30:56 | More by mtomlins
4.32/5 rDev +3.6%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.5 | $$
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
Bar Hop in Toronto, ON, Canada
92 out of 100 based on 17 ratings.