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Bar Volo

Not Rated.
Bar VoloBar Volo
BEER AVG
3.69/5
Based on:
25 Beers
54 Hads
Place Score: 96
Reviews: 58
Visits: 84
Avg: 4.35
pDev: n/a
Taps: 32
Bottles: 76
Cask: Y
Beer-to-Go: N
[ Brewery, Bar, Eatery ]

587 Yonge St
Toronto, Ontario, M4Y 1Z4
Canada
phone: (416) 928-0008 | map
www.barvolo.com

Notes:
Place added by: BeerAdvocate

barVolo has recently begun brewing house beers on premise, under the guise of House Ales. However they are not always available. Call ahead to confirm.
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Reviews: 58 | Visits: 84
Reviews by CBA:
Photo of CBA
4.22/5  rDev -3%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 3 | selection: 5

If only there were more bars like this - a great find in Toronto. Yes, it's expensive, but you certainly have to appreciate the diversity on the menu and the efforts put forth by the ownership to create such a beer oasis on a cesspool stretch of Yonge Street. The interior has a great feel and the size prohibits the masses from ruining the vibe. The service can be at times lacking, but the owner is always willing to stop and talk about something he obviously cares about - beer. This place will always be on my hitlist when I come to Toronto. Keep up the good work.

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More User Reviews:
Photo of UrbanCaveman
4.09/5  rDev -6%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 3.5 | selection: 4

Located right near the highways in downtown Toronto, this is a quaint little bar, all dark wood, slate, and antiques as far as the eye can see. There's a tap for every letter of the alphabet plus a few, and the selection seems to be well-curated and varied. Service is restricted to going up to the bar to get your beverages, but it's hardly a negative, especially when the bartenders tend to be helpful. I did not try the food, but I did find a spectacular Canadian-brewed hefeweizen. I also didn't bother with the bottle selection, as when I'm out at a bar, it's for the draught experience.

Will definitely return on any subsequent trips to Toronto.

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Photo of psweendogg
4.28/5  rDev -1.6%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.25

Photo of beerdrinkr
4.64/5  rDev +6.7%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.75 | food: 4.25

Photo of jjboesen
4.41/5  rDev +1.4%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4

Bar Volo gets great reviews and having been here I can now see why. It is a marvelous venue located right on Yonge Street. I stopped by on a quiet Sunday night, my first night in Toronto. There is a busy patio; however, the humidity drove me into the dim and intimate interior and a place near the small corner bar area. There is a chalkboard detailing the draft selection. I enjoyed: their house ESB on cask, Great Lakes Thrust IPA, Nickelbrook Headstock, Black Oak Saisson and O'Keefe Dry irish Stout. Delicious all. (There are water bottles at the bar that allow you to hydrate and cleanse the palate. Good thinking.)
Food-wise, the menu was pretty eclectic; I opted for the filling muffaletto sandwich. The bathrooms are downstairs - past the glass doors to the left of the bar.

A must for any beer lover when in Toronto.

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Photo of KidBlast74
4.65/5  rDev +6.9%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.5 | selection: 5 | food: 3.75

Photo of dgilks
4.46/5  rDev +2.5%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4

Photo of rale
4.28/5  rDev -1.6%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 3.75 | selection: 4.75 | food: 4

Photo of Cycle69
4.73/5  rDev +8.7%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.75 | selection: 4.75 | food: 4.5

Photo of ABrewtifulMind
4.91/5  rDev +12.9%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 4.75 | food: 4.75

Ridiculously good - friendly, knowledgable staff, great beer selection. Out of the way for me but completely worth the trip!

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Photo of HJayS
4.44/5  rDev +2.1%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.75 | service: 3.5 | selection: 5

If you find yourself in T.O., go to Bar Volo. A selection of beers as good as anywhere and a great atmosphere.

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Photo of KATCanada
4.5/5  rDev +3.4%

Solid choice for beers in the T-Dot. Good selection of Belgians and locals. 30 minute walk from right downtown or easy Subway ride.

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Photo of cam477
5/5  rDev +14.9%

Photo of liamt07
4.25/5  rDev -2.3%

Photo of hunterjames
4.5/5  rDev +3.4%

Photo of denisetodd
4.5/5  rDev +3.4%

Photo of SlightlyGrey
4.25/5  rDev -2.3%

Photo of mjacquard
4.5/5  rDev +3.4%

Photo of terrec
4.75/5  rDev +9.2%

Photo of Gotti311
4.75/5  rDev +9.2%

Photo of AugustusRex
4.1/5  rDev -5.7%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.25 | service: 3.75 | selection: 4.25 | food: 4

Photo of hopsolutely
4/5  rDev -8%

Photo of Dee13
4/5  rDev -8%

Photo of Brendan10
4.75/5  rDev +9.2%

Photo of yancot
4.5/5  rDev +3.4%

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Bar Volo in Toronto, ON, Canada
96 out of 100 based on 58 ratings.