Easy Street Cafe

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Type: Bar, Eatery

822 Washington St.
Toledo, Ohio, 43624
United States

(419) 255-0010

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PLACE STATS
Reviews:
8
Ratings:
8
pDev:
29.14%
 
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Ratings: 8 |  Reviews: 8
Reviews by Ellbert:
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4.45/5  rDev +36.5%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 5 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | food: 5

This place is very unique. It is located in what I believe to be an old brathal. It has a very distinctive quality that is of it's own. The quailty of the restraunt is outstanding. The service is good, at least the times I have been there, and the food is outstanding. I have to say I think they have the best ribs in toledo, at least one of the best.

Now to the most important part, the beer.

Draught: Killians, Miller Lite, Michelob Light, Bass, Budweiser, Guinness, Michelob Honey Lager

Domestic: Michelob, Michelob Light, Miller, Miller Lite, Coors, Coors Light, Icehouse, Pete’s Wicked Ale, Budweiser, Bud Light, Rolling Rock, Old Milwaukee, Old Milwaukee Light, Miller Genuine Draft, Miller Genuine Draft Light, Stroh's, Anchor Steam, Anchor Steam Porter, O’Doul’s, Red Dog, Voo-Doo Crimson Ale, Voo-Doo Blackened Lager, Samuel Adams Boston Lager, Samuel Adams Cherry Wheat, Sierra Nevada

Imports: Fosters (Oil Can), Molson, Molson Ice, Labatt’s Blue, Labatt’s Ice, Moosehead, Boddingtons, Samuel Smith’s Oatmeal Stout, Samuel Smith’s Pale Ale, Samuel Smith’s Nut Brown,
New Castle, Fullers, Whitbread, Bass, Beck’s, Beck’s Dark, Warsteiner, Dab Light, St. Pauli Girl, St. Pauli Girl Dark, Bitberger,
Amstel Light, Heineken, Grolsch (flip top), King Fisher, Harp, Killans, Guinness Stout, Murphy’s Irish Stout, Peroni, Moretti, Red Stripe, Dos Equis, Corona, Corona Light, Pacifico, Tecate, Polander, Pilsner Urquell, Fisher LaBelle, Tsing Tao

I think this is a pretty good selection. On top of this they have a mug club.

A very good resturant.

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More User Reviews:
Photo of Rainne
3.23/5  rDev -0.9%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 3 | service: 4 | selection: 2.5 | food: 3.5

I think I liked the atmosphere here better than anything. I like the fell of brick and iron and this place offered that. It's kind of a strange crowd that gathers there and I wasn't really very comfortable though. The tap kind of sucks and the bottle selection is decent but I think it's dropped since some of these reviews. Food wasn't bad and I enjoyed it enough. The staff knew what they were talking about for the most part and it was pretty good service at least when I was there. It's worth checking out but of all the places in the area none match the beer selections of Daddy-Ohs or Maumee Bay.

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Photo of frazbri
2.55/5  rDev -21.8%
vibe: 4 | quality: 2 | service: 3 | selection: 2 | food: 3

This was one of the few Toledo area locations I hadn't written a beerfly entry for. We stopped after going to a Mudhens game and sat out on the patio. A local reggae band was playing, and it was an entertaining crowd. Our server was fairly knowledgeble, but she did seem somewhat overwhelmed. Food was basic bar fare. I had a decent burger, but wasn't overly impressed by the sweet potato fries.

The bottled beer selection was full of the familier imports and domestic brews. Great Lakes, Sam Adams and Anchor were the top U.S. craft brewers represented. The other american entries included crap like Smirnoff Ice, Twisted Green Apple and Triple Black, Old Milwaukee and the full BudMillerCoors catalog. The imported bottles include Foster's, Hoegarden, Molson, Moosehead, Grolsch, Bass, Corona,... you get the idea. The tap choices were just not good.

I had a good time, but I can't say it was overly impressive from the beerfly perspective.

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Photo of goodbyeohio
1.61/5  rDev -50.6%
vibe: 1.5 | quality: 1 | service: 3 | selection: 1

this place was the bane of human existence and a total beer blackout. i cannot believe that it holds a 4-point-something after a handful of reviews. i am here to change that.

my first impression of this place was awe of the actual structure.. easy street is housed in a beautiful old building with dark shiny wood everywhere, ornate carvings on the door frames and railings, etc. however, this place looks more like a collegey bar with the 21st century additions.. signs advertising things like buckets of 8oz coors lite bottles cover up the ornate walls.

this place seemed like a local place of all locals.. families out for dinner, lots of bikers and mischevious types. the three people i sat next to at the bar were comparing their lengthy criminal records, with several entries each for drunken assaults of random bar patrons. i kid you not. not the most comfortable place, nor was it clean. this is what you get when you introduce SUPER CHEAP beer specials and greasy bar food into a local watering hole. a DUMP.

and the beer.. nothing of note on tap, the bottle selection has decreased since the last reviewer who listed them.. a couple sam lagers and sam lites, lots of malternatives and a corona i think or two. nothing was acceptable, i had the 'margarita special' for 2.50. terrible.

bartender was nice enough, and i can't fault them for that.

this was a time killer before dinner reservations at maumee bay and we opted to walk around the abandoned downtown area and take pictures of buildings because we were so uncomfortable and weird there. the video trivia machine kept us entertained for a while, but when joe criminal started getting loud and ornery.. it was time to go. didn't feel like being on the recieving end of a vicious beating.

didnt have the food.

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Photo of BeerFink
4/5  rDev +22.7%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 3.5 | selection: 4.5

Pretty cool place. I was surprised by their vast selection of bottled beer (for Toledo anyway). There is not much on tap, though - Guinness and Bud and one or two other things. The decor is cool - wrought iron and brick. The staff are attentive, friendly, and seem to be familiar with the microbrews they serve. Their prices aren't too bad compared to other bars with crappier beer selection. The only drawback to the service is that they don't have much selection of glassware. When I ask for a glass, sometimes I get a pint glass, sometimes I get the kind they serve soft drinks / mixed drinks in, and they ask if I want it frosted.

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Photo of babyhobbes
4.15/5  rDev +27.3%
vibe: 4 | quality: 3.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.5

There are two of these restaurants in northwest Ohio. One is in downtown Toledo and the other is in Bowling Green. This review concerns the Toledo location as the service and crowds at the BG location have always been too surly for my taste.

Easy Street Cafe is a nice clean restaurant with an outstanding bottled beer selection. The decor at both locations is wood and wrought iron with a feel for an old train or trolley station.

The service has always been great and knowledgable about the food and the beer. They offer a fantastic chocolate fondue plate which can serve 5-6 people easily. If you like chocolate covered marshmallows, pineapples and graham crackers this is the place for you!! If you like loads of beer selection (for Toledo) this is a good place to go!

The last few times I've been in they've been out of just about everything beerwise. So, I worry that they may be planning to eliminate many of their beers. Let's hope not!! All you Toledoans get out there and support Easy Street Cafe!!

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Photo of benmiliron
2.3/5  rDev -29.4%
vibe: 2.5 | quality: 2 | service: 1.5 | selection: 2.5 | food: 4.5

August 2005: Nearly 2 years later and this place has really gone downhill fast. Before where there was little draft beer selection, now there is even less. Crowd has gotten a bit shiftier as noted in a review from above. The bottled beer selection has dwindled and I imagine all you're getting is the crap they've yet to get rid of. Food is however, still good. Fried pickles all the way.


DEC2003: The food is real good. The place looks nice, especially for being in near downtown Toledo. This is a hangout for some friends of mine, though I don't make it over there as much as I should. The "wall of foam" challenges you to drink all the beers they offer, winning a big mug if you're victorious.

GREAT beer selection, probably 100+ varieties. Draft beer selection sucks, but hey, this is Toledo, suck it up. This and Maumee Bay Brewing are the best we have to offer. So get out there and frequent them often!

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Photo of AtLagerHeads
3.76/5  rDev +15.3%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 3.5 | service: 3.5 | selection: 4

This is unique. The building resembles a building one might find in the French Quarter of New Orleans with all the balconies and wrought iron. There are several areas, both inside and outside, and even separate entries for smoking and non-smoking areas. Generous, but not adequate off-street parking.

The beer selection is large but not loaded with big beers or beers of exceptional quality. The service is adequate, but not overtly friendly or helpful. The buidling and furnishings make it worth a visit.

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Easy Street Cafe in Toledo, OH
Place rating: 3.26 out of 5 with 8 ratings