Bar Volo

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Brewery, Bar, Eatery

587 Yonge St
Toronto, Ontario, M4Y 1Z4
Canada

// CLOSED //

Notes: After 28 years of business on the corner of Yonge and Dundonald in Toronto our family received an eviction notice to make way for a new condo development at 587 Yonge St. The last day of business was October 1st, 2016. We are working on re-locating Bar Volo to a new location in the new year. In the meantime you can visit our sister location Birreria Volo located at 612 College St. in Little Italy. Ciao!


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.
BEER STATS
Average:
3.71
Beers:
20
Reviews:
19
Ratings:
48
PLACE STATS
Average:
4.36
Reviews:
59
Ratings:
87
pDev:
6.88%
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Reviews by yancot:
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yancot from Canada

4.5/5  rDev +3.2%

Feb 13, 2014
More User Reviews:
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mattmarka1 from Minnesota

4.75/5  rDev +8.9%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.75 | selection: 4.75 | food: 4.75

Sep 07, 2016
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Tsar_Riga from Indiana

4.5/5  rDev +3.2%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.75

A rock solid craft beer destination. Nestled in a funky little neighbor off the university, the tap list is great, the cask options unique, particularly for someone from the States where such things are rare, and the bottle list is impressive, if sometimes pricey. It was a friendly place, and I'll look them up in their new digs, hopefully. This is a place you need to visit if you are in Toronto.

Jul 10, 2016
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kevinlater from Canada

4.56/5  rDev +4.6%
vibe: 5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 5

Jun 24, 2016
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UrbanCaveman from Illinois

4.09/5  rDev -6.2%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 3.5 | selection: 4

Located right near the highways in downtown Toronto, this is a quaint little bar, all dark wood, slate, and antiques as far as the eye can see. There's a tap for every letter of the alphabet plus a few, and the selection seems to be well-curated and varied. Service is restricted to going up to the bar to get your beverages, but it's hardly a negative, especially when the bartenders tend to be helpful. I did not try the food, but I did find a spectacular Canadian-brewed hefeweizen. I also didn't bother with the bottle selection, as when I'm out at a bar, it's for the draught experience.

Will definitely return on any subsequent trips to Toronto.

Dec 16, 2015
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psweendogg from Connecticut

4.28/5  rDev -1.8%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.25

Sep 25, 2015
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beerdrinkr from Canada

4.64/5  rDev +6.4%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.75 | food: 4.25

Aug 30, 2015
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jjboesen from Maryland

4.41/5  rDev +1.1%
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.

Jul 20, 2015
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KidBlast74 from Canada

4.65/5  rDev +6.7%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.5 | selection: 5 | food: 3.75

Jun 14, 2015
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dgilks from Australia

4.46/5  rDev +2.3%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4

Apr 13, 2015
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rale from Canada

4.28/5  rDev -1.8%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 3.75 | selection: 4.75 | food: 4

Mar 05, 2015
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Cycle69 from Canada

4.73/5  rDev +8.5%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.75 | selection: 4.75 | food: 4.5

Feb 26, 2015
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ABrewtifulMind

4.91/5  rDev +12.6%
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!

Jan 31, 2015
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HJayS from Michigan

4.44/5  rDev +1.8%
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.

Dec 24, 2014
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KATCanada from Canada

4.5/5  rDev +3.2%

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

Dec 03, 2014
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cam477 from Canada

5/5  rDev +14.7%

Nov 12, 2014
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liamt07 from Canada

4.25/5  rDev -2.5%

Oct 21, 2014
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hunterjames from Canada

4.5/5  rDev +3.2%

Sep 01, 2014
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denisetodd from Rhode Island

4.5/5  rDev +3.2%

Aug 27, 2014
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SlightlyGrey from Minnesota

4.25/5  rDev -2.5%

Aug 26, 2014
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mjacquard from Canada

4.5/5  rDev +3.2%

Aug 03, 2014
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terrec

4.75/5  rDev +8.9%

Jul 11, 2014
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Gotti311 from Wisconsin

4.75/5  rDev +8.9%

Jun 18, 2014
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AugustusRex from Canada

4.1/5  rDev -6%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.25 | service: 3.75 | selection: 4.25 | food: 4

Jun 14, 2014
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hopsolutely from Canada

4/5  rDev -8.3%

May 17, 2014
Bar Volo in Toronto, ON, Canada
Brewery rating: 3.71 out of 5 with 48 ratings