barVolo

Not Rated.
barVolobarVolo
BEER AVG
3.73/5
Based on:
23 Beers
18 Reviews
Place Score: 95
Reviews: 57
Visits: 81
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: 81
Reviews by toronto_beermaven:
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4.25/5  rDev -1.8%

More User Reviews:
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

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

Photo of rale
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

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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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4.5/5  rDev +3.9%

Photo of MarcatGSB
4.65/5  rDev +7.4%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.25 | selection: 5

Dude.

BarVolo stacks up with the best. It is honestly one of the best beer bars I have ever been to.
They have quite a few rotating taps, I'd say about 35 or so, wich 6 or 7 beer engines. Fantastic! Love me a good cask ale now and then. The taplist consists of a mixture of Ontario beers and a few from other Canadian provinces. Just a really nice, well rounded selection. A little short on Stouts, which was surprising seeing how it's November, and beginning to be a bit chilly. They had quite a few APA's and IPA's, which I see isn't just an American thing, even the Canadian's have bought into the hop rage...it's all good. I didn't have any Pale's at all.

Their bottle selection is where it's at. Freaking amazing bottle selection. Things that you will not find anywhere else, aside from some of the really great beer bars around the world.

I didn't try any of the food on my first visit, but I know I will be back and want to give the food a shot, sounds and looks tasty. The service was fine. The bartenders were knowledgeable and friendly...I like the fact that they don't take your order at the table. Don't be a lazy D-Bag and get off your ass to order a freaking drink and a snack, bro! It keeps the staff to a minimal and that means taking up less space and less overheard for this bar.

Will recommend to people I want to visit...all others stay away. (1,371 characters)

Photo of Lilwiza
5/5  rDev +15.5%

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