Beer Bistro

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Beer BistroBeer Bistro
BA SCORE
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world-class

56 Reviews
Reviews: 56
Visits: 77
rAvg: 4.34
pDev: n/a
Taps: 20
Bottles: 145
Cask: N
[ Bar, Eatery ]

18 King St E
Toronto, Ontario, M5C 1C4
Canada
phone: (416) 861-8242

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Reviews: 56 | Visits: 77
Reviews by uno99:
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4.35/5  rDev +0.2%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 5 | food: 5

Since moving to Toronto, this has been on my hit list of places to visit, and I just happend to walk by it today and got sucked in the revolving doors by the sight of beer pron in the windows.

A: upscale, but not too trendy. You know this is a serious beer hall by all the beer porn around. its definitly not cluttered however and you are immediately comfortable in your seat.

S: since we were sitting in the bar section, service wasent as quick as the resteraunt partition would be, so no points taken off for that. The bartender came to take our drink orders, and from then on I went to him when it was time to order food and pay the bill. I did have a couple chats with him however, and he was definitly a beer geek. thats a huge plus!

S: Could be the best selection in toronto for bottle list (assuming they have everything in stock). not as many taps as I expected but thats ok I usually like to order obscure bottles anyway. Bonus points here for the beautiful beer menu. all the 100+ bottles they sell are accompanied by 5-6 line descriptions of the beer, and also organized not by style, or country, but by occasion and flavor profile. Whoever is in charge of this place has a true passion for beer and it shows.

F: As it was lunch time, my fiancee' and I decided to order a couple apps. The belgian frittes were excllent. the duck fat makes all the diffrence, and the kosher salt seasoning was perfect. The homemade ketchup and mayo take them over the top. The cheese fondue we ordered was a little rich for me, but my better half loved it... Oh i forgot to mention, everything on the menu uses beer in some form. It noticably gave the cheese a little lift.

Value: not as expensive as I would have thought. the frittes are $6 and you get a boat load, the fondue was $13 and carefully created and plentiful. the beer is expectedly expensive being that we are in Ontario, but not much or any more expensive than other Toronto beer bars.

An excellent resteraunt and bar in a great location. Can't wait to go back! (2,025 characters)

More User Reviews:
Photo of jjboesen
4.25/5  rDev -2.1%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.25

Plopped amidst the Financial District and serving as a beacon for the suit and cellphone crowd, Beer Bistro is a sleek and upscale venue; there is a large, high-ceilinged dining room decorated with beer paraphernalia and a rather small bar near the entrance. Of course, they offer a patio for outdoor quaffing. The selection was impressive (30 drafts)/60 bottles) and offered a good choice of local crafts, such as Nickelbrook and Publican House. They also threw in a few Europeans for fun. The server was being trained during my visit, so I'll go easy. (She was very efficient despite being a tyro.) The food was great - I enjoyed a Reuben sandwich - but served without sides. Huh?

One thing that endeared me: above the urinals vintage beer TV commercials play as you're doing your business. Remember George? he doesn't drink beer. He drinks Piels. (This was not on tap, though) (882 characters)

Photo of kingjohnh
4.39/5  rDev +1.2%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.25 | food: 4.25

Photo of Cycle69
4.98/5  rDev +14.7%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5 | food: 5

Photo of liamt07
4.36/5  rDev +0.5%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.25 | food: 4.5

Photo of AlexBananas
5/5  rDev +15.2%

Great staff, great selection off brews and some solid food! (59 characters)

Photo of KATCanada
4.5/5  rDev +3.7%

If you want a good meal with a great beer selection (this is TO's most likely spot for Cantillon ) Beer Bistro is your best bet (Bier Markt is #2). Good selection on tap plus a good cellar. Servers know their stuff. Food is very good. It's a little pricey and there are nights where is is full of the douchey banker set but overall solid. Walking distance from most of the major downtown hotels. (395 characters)

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4.25/5  rDev -2.1%

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4.25/5  rDev -2.1%

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4.5/5  rDev +3.7%

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4.5/5  rDev +3.7%

Photo of DaveBar
3.9/5  rDev -10.1%
vibe: 3.25 | quality: 3.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4

Dropped in for breakfast. Eggs benedict. Very good. Matched to a Leffe Brun on tap.

Amazing selection both on tap and in the bottle. WAY pricy. Too pricy. Come on guys please. Take it easy but if you can get it go for it. I just wont go back that's all. The value is not even close to being there.

Treat this place like one that if you can only get something here and no where else because you can get everything else everywhere else for less money.

Guess this place is a meet market after 9pm so count me out on that. (522 characters)

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4.75/5  rDev +9.4%

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4.25/5  rDev -2.1%

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4.5/5  rDev +3.7%

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4.5/5  rDev +3.7%

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5/5  rDev +15.2%

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4.5/5  rDev +3.7%

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4.75/5  rDev +9.4%

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4/5  rDev -7.8%

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5/5  rDev +15.2%

Photo of MarcatGSB
4.18/5  rDev -3.7%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4

Took me a second to locate Beer Bistro as it is located in the main business district of downtown Toronto on the bottom floor of an office building.

It has that vibe as well. It's a large open room with tall ceilings, nice chandeliers, and a very upscale feel.
They have an attractive little glass case right when you walk in the door, featuring some of their big dick beers...And they have some good ones. The beer selection here is one of the best I've seen during my travels. Lots of taps featuring many Canadian beers, with some special imports from the states. They were very excited about some Brooklyn Brewing beer and some Rogue as well. I didn't even think about either of those.

The bottle list was fantastic...the bartender (who happened to be the bar manager) hooked me up with a couple samples on tap, and was very informative about the Toronto beer scene, much appreciated.

Another great Toronto stop. Beer selection is great...food looked good (tried some Frites, which were good), and it's a pretty neat space. Top 5 of Toronto. (1,051 characters)

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4.5/5  rDev +3.7%

Photo of AugustusRex
4.13/5  rDev -4.8%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | food: 4.25

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Beer Bistro in Toronto, ON, Canada
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