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barVolo

Not Rated.
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BEER AVG
3.77/5
Based on:
23 Beers
19 Reviews
Place Score: 95
Reviews: 57
Visits: 82
rAvg: 4.33
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

visit their websiteWebsite view map and get directionsMap @barvolo

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: 57 | Visits: 82
Reviews by assurbanipaul:
Photo of assurbanipaul
4.43/5  rDev +2.3%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5 | food: 5

Although this is located directly on the major street of Toronto, Volo would not be out of place in the middle of Europe. A quaint small sidewalk cafe, candlelit by night with a European-themed decor. I could see this being a great place to take a special date.

As a cafe, the food is elegant and extraordinary. True, the portions are a little small but all ingredients are the best available, very farmhouse and artesianal. Service is just as good as the food, very well educated about what they serve and can make intelligent recommendations about both.

I counted 14 taps and somewhere around 150 bottled offerings. One thing I would like to mention about Volo is that this seemed to be the only BeerFly place I found in Toronto that was not afraid to carry a lot of US beers (US selection was abysmal everywhere else). Kudos to them for recognizing the US is more than just pisswater macros. (900 characters)

More User Reviews:
Photo of beerdrinkr
4.64/5  rDev +7.2%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.75 | food: 4.25

Photo of jjboesen
4.41/5  rDev +1.8%
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. (827 characters)

Photo of KidBlast74
4.65/5  rDev +7.4%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.5 | selection: 5 | food: 3.75

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4.46/5  rDev +3%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4

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4.28/5  rDev -1.2%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 3.75 | selection: 4.75 | food: 4

Photo of Cycle69
4.73/5  rDev +9.2%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.75 | selection: 4.75 | food: 4.5

Photo of ABrewtifulMind
4.91/5  rDev +13.4%
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! (124 characters)

Photo of HJayS
4.44/5  rDev +2.5%
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. (111 characters)

Photo of KATCanada
4.5/5  rDev +3.9%

Solid choice for beers in the T-Dot. Good selection of Belgians and locals. 30 minute walk from right downtown or easy Subway ride. (131 characters)

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5/5  rDev +15.5%

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4.25/5  rDev -1.8%

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4.5/5  rDev +3.9%

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4.5/5  rDev +3.9%

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4.25/5  rDev -1.8%

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4.5/5  rDev +3.9%

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4.75/5  rDev +9.7%

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4.75/5  rDev +9.7%

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4.1/5  rDev -5.3%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.25 | service: 3.75 | selection: 4.25 | food: 4

Photo of hopsolutely
4/5  rDev -7.6%

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4/5  rDev -7.6%

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4.75/5  rDev +9.7%

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4.5/5  rDev +3.9%

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4.25/5  rDev -1.8%

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4.5/5  rDev +3.9%

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barVolo in Toronto, ON, Canada
95 out of 100 based on 57 ratings.