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Ein-stein Cafe & Pub

Bar, Canadian, Pub
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229 College St, Toronto, Ontario M5T 1R4, Canada
+1 416-597-8346
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
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Mackay, Australia
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 24, 2016 via mobile

Food was great could tell it was freshly made. Beer was cheap and service was great. All and all great place

Thank leesh22
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 23, 2016 via mobile

The bar is good because it has different kinds of games like pool, pinball, etc... During the week is not that crowded, but on Friday its was good. The waitress was really friendly, but the one's in the bar weren't not that nice...

Thank Marcelle L
Saskatoon, Canada
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 19, 2016

Went Toronto for a layover. Went of dim sum then needed a beer afterwards. Have been to this place in the past. University bar. Small, cheap beer. Pretty empty when we were there. Little run down, washrooms need a bit of love. Can image it would be fun at night. Good place for drinks on budget.

Thank Dr-Presidente
toronto, ontario
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194 reviews
129 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 78 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles 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 bubbles 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.

1 Thank Ken D
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5 of 5 bubbles 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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5 of 5 bubbles 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 Paul R
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5 of 5 bubbles 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
Mississauga, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles 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 

Thank CardioCanadian
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8 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles 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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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Bar, Canadian, Pub
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
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
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 229 College St, Toronto, Ontario M5T 1R4, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  Ontario  >  Toronto>  > Chinatown
  • Neighborhood: Chinatown
  • Phone Number: +1 416-597-8346

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

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Toronto's main Chinatown has the honor of being the largest in North America. Gaping down across Dundas Street West and Spadina Avenue, the area is a wonderful medley of shops and restaurants, busy signs and bright red gates, a destination for foodie fun. Chinatown's streets are always bustling, packed with people and outdoor stalls hawking fresh produce and products. The restaurants and authentic marketplaces that shoulder in against each other display shining roast ducks and menus studded with dumplings and noodle bowls. The air is pervaded with music. different languages, and the smell of fried food and mouth-watering desserts. Chinatown's restaurants represent a broad range of fare, from traditional Szechuan and Shanghai foods, to other Asian delicacies, including some of the top Japanese, Vietnamese, and Korean spots in the city. Whether you're in the mood for a sit-down tea house or a bubble tea to go, Chinatown is the spot to enjoy an exciting walk and the promise of leaving satisfied.
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