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Ein-stein Cafe & Pub

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229 COLLEGE ST., Toronto, Ontario M5T 1R4, Canada
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11:00 am - 2:00 am
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Mon - Fri 11:00 am - 2:00 am
Sat - Sun 12:00 pm - 2:00 am
Dining options: Seating

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Perfect student hangout

It's got all you want for a student to wind down after studying all day at uni: cheap beer ($10 pitcher), cheap food with $2 Tuesdays. Food isn't amazing and service is decent. Great to wind down at tho.

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 9, 2014
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toronto, ontario
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2015

have seen the Ein-Stein while passing by on the streetcar a number of times and decided to give it a try. It's located in the basement level of the Institute For Christian Studies (even professors need to wet their whistles! a half level down from the street. typical university cafe and pub. eclectic collection of pictures, photos on the wall... More 

Thank muscletongue3000
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2015 via mobile

Although a college bar...the management is very selective. I could not get in because they decided I did not meet the criteria the smoking and Very selective ethnic bouncers judged me on. If you are not american..you may be allowed in.

Thank Ken D
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2015 via mobile

Great wings, cheap beer, what else can you ask for? Right beside UofT, there is a pool table and a patio. Great place to get drunk in the summer. You can definitely meet some interesting people there.

Thank mike w
Birmingham, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2015 via mobile

Googled best wings in Toronto as we were hungry this was no.8 on the list as it was close thought give it a try, so glad we did probably one of the best buffalo wings me & the wife have ever had this side of the world, they were huge, succulent and came with a mountain of fries for an... More 

Thank nani17
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2015 via mobile

If you're looking for a spot close to U of T to grab a drink and unwind without the pressure of ordering the right drink or impressing anyone, this is your spot.

Thank shawn m
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 71 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015

I was recently at Einstein's on a Friday afternoon to catch some World Jr. hockey action. The wings as always were top notch, large and juicy. They have a pretty good beer selection as well. I enjoyed pitchers of Amsterdam and Grolsh. Prices are on point with what you would expect, however they also have a "house brew" which is... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2014 via mobile

It's got all you want for a student to wind down after studying all day at uni: cheap beer ($10 pitcher), cheap food with $2 Tuesdays. Food isn't amazing and service is decent. Great to wind down at tho.

Thank sarenput
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2013 via mobile

Food is just OK and the place is dark and run down (it's a basement pub). The beer is good and the service is OK (not stellar but no complaints).

Thank Mookie2
Toronto, Canada
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2013

Steins is one of my regular haunts after a day (and occasionally morning) of studying at UofT. It isn't dining of Michelin star quality, but offers a variety of decent pub food at a reasonable price. I'm particularly fond of wings and stop in once a week to enjoy a pound of them with a pint of their house-brew, Einsteins.... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2012

Great for grabbing a pint or two, especially if you need to be on the U of T campus! It has a pool table and a really great vibe.

1 Thank Sarah K

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 229 COLLEGE ST., Toronto, Ontario M5T 1R4, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  Ontario  >  Toronto>  > Chinatown
  • Neighborhood: Chinatown
  • Phone Number: 416-597-8346

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Pub

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Bar scene
Open Hours
12:00 pm - 2:00 am
11:00 am - 2:00 am
11:00 am - 2:00 am
11:00 am - 2:00 am
11:00 am - 2:00 am
11:00 am - 2:00 am
12:00 pm - 2:00 am

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