Beerbistro

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Bar, Eatery

18 King St E
Toronto, Ontario, M5C 1C4
Canada

(416) 861-8242 | map
beerbistro.com

Notes:
PLACE STATS
Average:
4.37
Reviews:
60
Ratings:
89
pDev:
7.32%
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Reviews by yancot:
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yancot from Canada

4/5  rDev -8.5%

Feb 13, 2014
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vincechan from Canada

3.61/5  rDev -17.4%
vibe: 4 | quality: 3.25 | service: 4 | selection: 3.75 | food: 3

May 10, 2018
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tkarsies from Ohio

4.13/5  rDev -5.5%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | food: 4

Thoughtful draft selection of around 25 taps. Good mix of styles. Nice bottle list plus a cellar list of high-end and aged bottles that I did not try. Reasonable food menu and nice decor. I was there mid-afternoon so not busy. Overall pretty good here for a beer lover

Oct 30, 2017
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StormAles from Canada

3.87/5  rDev -11.4%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 4 | service: 4.25 | selection: 3.5

Jul 16, 2017
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chrisjws from California

4.09/5  rDev -6.4%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.25 | service: 3.5 | selection: 4.25 | food: 4.75

May 18, 2017
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msondel from Massachusetts

4.04/5  rDev -7.6%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.5 | selection: 3.25

Feb 18, 2017
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Bf_89 from Canada

4.45/5  rDev +1.8%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.5

Jun 05, 2016
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Justin82 from Massachusetts

4.79/5  rDev +9.6%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.75 | service: 5 | selection: 4.75 | food: 4.75

Mar 22, 2016
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Keene from Washington

4.3/5  rDev -1.6%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4 | food: 4.25

Jan 24, 2016
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sherillc from Canada

4.41/5  rDev +0.9%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.25

Jan 18, 2016
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EMH73 from New York

4.53/5  rDev +3.7%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.75 | food: 4.75

Upscale restaurant/bar. Excellent selection of beers in bottles and on tap, probably a little heavy on Belgian beers. The food was excellent--ate here twice in 3 days. The mussels were among the best I have ever had. Only negative was the mixed drinks--stick with the beer.

Jan 04, 2016
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atigerlife from Hawaii

4.36/5  rDev -0.2%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4

I was staying practically across the street for a one-night stay in Toronto. Very convenient location. So, stopped in for a drink.

Vibe of the place was of young professionals, very clean and hip. Rather loud, but it was packed [first game of the Blue Jays series]. I sat at the bar.

Service was good if not particularly attentive. But, as I said, it was very busy.

Very nice selection. Served in appropriate glassware. Bartenders seemed knowledgeable and friendly. Food selection seemed fine. I had some fancy type of pizza, which was quite good.

Overall, I would definitely go back if I'm ever in the area again.

Jan 01, 2016
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VABA from Virginia

4.25/5  rDev -2.7%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.25 | food: 4.25

Aug 29, 2015
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jjboesen from Maryland

4.25/5  rDev -2.7%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.25

Plopped amidst the Financial District and serving as a beacon for the suit and cellphone crowd, Beer Bistro is a sleek and upscale venue; there is a large, high-ceilinged dining room decorated with beer paraphernalia and a rather small bar near the entrance. Of course, they offer a patio for outdoor quaffing. The selection was impressive (30 drafts)/60 bottles) and offered a good choice of local crafts, such as Nickelbrook and Publican House. They also threw in a few Europeans for fun. The server was being trained during my visit, so I'll go easy. (She was very efficient despite being a tyro.) The food was great - I enjoyed a Reuben sandwich - but served without sides. Huh?

One thing that endeared me: above the urinals vintage beer TV commercials play as you're doing your business. Remember George? he doesn't drink beer. He drinks Piels. (This was not on tap, though)

Jul 30, 2015
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kingjohnh from New Mexico

4.39/5  rDev +0.5%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.25 | food: 4.25

Jun 21, 2015
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Cycle69 from Canada

4.98/5  rDev +14%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5 | food: 5

Feb 26, 2015
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liamt07 from Canada

4.36/5  rDev -0.2%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.25 | food: 4.5

Feb 18, 2015
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AlexBananas from Illinois

5/5  rDev +14.4%

Great staff, great selection off brews and some solid food!

Dec 12, 2014
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KATCanada from Canada

4.5/5  rDev +3%

If you want a good meal with a great beer selection (this is TO's most likely spot for Cantillon ) Beer Bistro is your best bet (Bier Markt is #2). Good selection on tap plus a good cellar. Servers know their stuff. Food is very good. It's a little pricey and there are nights where is is full of the douchey banker set but overall solid. Walking distance from most of the major downtown hotels.

Dec 03, 2014
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Soloveitchik from New York

4.25/5  rDev -2.7%

Nov 30, 2014
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Canada_Dan from Colorado

4.25/5  rDev -2.7%

Oct 21, 2014
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Mr_Rocca from Canada

4.75/5  rDev +8.7%

Oct 16, 2014
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tally from California

4.5/5  rDev +3%

Sep 13, 2014
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drtth from Pennsylvania

4.36/5  rDev -0.2%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4

Nice upscale restaurant and bar with a wide selection of beers both bottled and on tap, including several local beers if you are interested in exploring those. Very conveniently located if staying downtown. Food was very good and reasonably priced for a downtown location. The service was excellent and attentive.

Expect to return on my next visit to Toronto.

Jul 27, 2014
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DaveBar from Canada

3.9/5  rDev -10.8%
vibe: 3.25 | quality: 3.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4

Dropped in for breakfast. Eggs benedict. Very good. Matched to a Leffe Brun on tap.

Amazing selection both on tap and in the bottle. WAY pricy. Too pricy. Come on guys please. Take it easy but if you can get it go for it. I just wont go back that's all. The value is not even close to being there.

Treat this place like one that if you can only get something here and no where else because you can get everything else everywhere else for less money.

Guess this place is a meet market after 9pm so count me out on that.

Jul 20, 2014
Beerbistro in Toronto, ON, Canada
Place rating: 4.37 out of 5 with 89 ratings