Bier Markt - King West

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Bier Markt - King WestBier Markt - King West
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Bier Markt - King WestBier Markt - King West

Type: Bar, Eatery

600 King St W
Toronto, Ontario, M5V 1M3

(416) 862-1175 | map

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Added by cratez on 06-13-2011

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Ratings: 9 |  Reviews: 4
Photo of sherillc
4.39/5  rDev +7.3%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.25

Photo of Bounty2007
4.71/5  rDev +15.2%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 5 | selection: 4.75

My brother (who is a Budweiser drinker.... but I'm working on converting him lol) and I were out for a stroll in Toronto and came across this nice little place. Other than a small meeting that was taking place, we were the only other clients as it was just opening. The bartender had plenty of time to talk to us and answer many of our questions. I most certainly will be back.

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Photo of Cycle69
4.15/5  rDev +1.5%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4 | food: 4.25

Photo of PaleAleWalt
3.64/5  rDev -11%
vibe: 3 | quality: 3.5 | service: 3.75 | selection: 4

Photo of DaveBar
3.25/5  rDev -20.5%

Pretty expensive for what you get. Good food at an ungodly price.

Over 50 beer on tap and 150 bottles but not a great selection. Can get 90% of all of it at the LCBO at various times during the year. Nothing special at all.

Good for business meetings as I don't have to pay for it. Beer pricing is ok.

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Photo of Trevor_IPA
4/5  rDev -2.2%

Photo of Beer-Fetish
3.75/5  rDev -8.3%

Photo of Roberrific
4.95/5  rDev +21%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5 | food: 5

My crew loves the Bier Markt on King St W - we have very good odds with ladies we meet there, esp on weds night. Its a fall back every night though because if our party craps out and we're downtown, well its commonly held that you can't go wrong if you end up there.

Big Screen TVs behind the bar help my boys digest popular culture while I work the room. The live entertainment on Thursday is good when its quiet and groovy. But personally I like the after work vinyl mixer Weds night is best because I like DJs over bands - DJ is always best f. and the room is best suited for taking care of business. I like low audio high culinary taste experience arenas and I find that in Bier Markt.

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Photo of cratez
4/5  rDev -2.2%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | food: 4

EDIT - SEPT. 2011: on my latest visit they had Rogue Mocha Porter and Brutal IPA and Lost Coast Indica IPA on the beer menu. Very impressive for Ontario. Service improved as well. I've upped my score as a result.
I’ve been told that the Esplanade Bier Markt is a nightmarish douche bag guido club (à la Jersey Shore), so I was relieved to find that the King West location is a fairly respectable beer bar and restaurant.

Inside has a lounge-like atmosphere with black-on-red walls and a large dining area in between the entrance and bar.

Service was decently quick, although the waitress didn’t know if they had the beer that I asked for. But the food and drinks arrived in reasonable time and she suggested an appropriate alternative to my original beer of choice, which was out of stock.

The food is tasty and well presented. I enjoyed the clam chowder and smoked chorizo sandwich while my girlfriend had a delicious tomato and goat cheese flatbread. However, be prepared to pay $15-24 for lunch.

Beer selection is 30+ taps and 70 bottles of premium imports (mostly European) and local micros. I noticed Urthel Hop It and Beau’s LugTread on draught, a few Rogue bombers, and some nice Belgian bottles like Verboden Vrucht and the entire Rochefort lineup. Lots of stuff to choose from with a solid range of styles.

Overall, while this place is a little too pricy and yuppyish for me, it does offer a wide selection of brews and they treat the beer with respect (proper glassware, descriptions, pairings). Also, the food is excellent. Since these three things are pretty much all I that look for in a good beer bar, I would say the King West Bier Markt is one of the better destinations in T.O., and especially outside of downtown. Worth a visit.

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Bier Markt - King West in Toronto, ON, Canada
Place rating: 4.09 out of 5 with 9 ratings
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