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Beer Bistro

#26 of 6,600 Restaurants in Toronto
Certificate of Excellence
$$$
Neighborhood:
Downtown
Bar, Canadian, Belgian, European
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18 King St East, Toronto, Ontario M5C 1C4, Canada (Yonge St.)
+1 416-861-9872
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Today
11:00 am - 2:00 am
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Hours:
Sun 11:00 am - 12:00 am
Mon - Wed 11:30 am - 1:00 am
Thu - Fri 11:30 am - 2:00 am
Sat 11:00 am - 2:00 am
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

A wonderfully large selection of beer, with excellent recommendations provided by the staff. I was there with friends, but we were able to have a decent conversation witghout having to yell. And the fries were very good!

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Thank William R
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This restaurant was recommended by the concierge and so close to our hotel. The atmosphere is very pleasant, casual, and relaxing. There are tables outside as well. The fries cooked in duck fat was very tasty, so were the pizzas. Try the duck confit pizza! They have a good selection of beer and wine. Overall, a very pleasant meal and... More 

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Thank TheMonkeyFarmer
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

If you love Beer you must go to Beer Bistro. I can't remember the bartender's name, but man, he knows his stuff. Super friendly, large selection of beers, great vibe. I would definitely go back in a second.

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Thank Derek P
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4 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

good bar with many beers however the terraces outside is not really nice since it is located between two houses! I would rather go for a beer here inside

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Thank Lukas E
Toronto, Canada
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98 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Fantastic menu, great beers with a huge selection. A must visit in downtown Toronto. Lots of German beers and the duck fat fries are spectacular.

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Thank Geo-Cooks
Washington DC area
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We went here with friends from the area who were not beer drinkers but ended but loving it! We had a selection of different samplers, so they were able to determine which ones they liked. The mussels were fantastic (I had the Thai ones). I have had Thai mussels in many other places and these were absolutely the best! Other... More 

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Thank OnLineBargainHunter
Quakertown, Pennsylvania
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Stopped in for a meal and a beer. I was pleased with the beer selection. They have a decent list to choose from. My meal was great. I had the mussels in the white garlic sauce. Outstanding.

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Thank PTycz
Turrialba, Cartago, Costa Rica
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I was looking for a spot close to my hotel to try some local Toronto beers and Google pointed me here. The decor was off putting...reminded me of generic midtown Manhattan, but the beer selection was endless, with at least 20 beers on tap, probably 100 more in bottles from Americas, Europe, and beyond. Two bartenders tag teamed like pros... More 

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Thank Rachel N
Toronto, Canada
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51 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

A great patio, great food, an amazing wine list. This place beats most of the places in the downtown core for value. The food is solid, the service is expert, the patio is very quiet (for downtown!) and it very conveniently located just east of Yonge Street at King.

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Jordan, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

My wife and I took our daughter and son-in-law here for dinner at 4 pm on a Tuesday. I had enjoyed my last visit approximately 2 years ago. The restaurant wasn't busy so we were able to find space on the patio. While we like beer, we found the beer selection a bit overwhelming. Our food was excellent. We ordered... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Average prices
$31 - $31
Cuisine
Bar, Canadian, Belgian, European
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Drinks
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Reservations, Wheelchair Accessible
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Bar scene, Business meetings, Special occasions, Large groups
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 12:00 am
Monday
11:30 am - 1:00 am
Tuesday
11:30 am - 1:00 am
Wednesday
11:30 am - 1:00 am
Thursday
11:30 am - 2:00 am
Friday
11:30 am - 2:00 am
Saturday
11:00 am - 2:00 am
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 18 King St East, Toronto, Ontario M5C 1C4, Canada
    (Yonge St.)
  • Public Transportation: King Subway Station on the Yonge Line; King St. Street-Car service 24-hour Queen St. Street Car Service.
  • Location: Canada  >  Ontario  >  Toronto>  > Downtown
  • Neighborhood: Downtown
  • Phone Number: +1 416-861-9872

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Downtown
At the heart of Toronto, Downtown is the destination for cheap eats and fast fashion. Cut through by hip and trendy Yonge Street, the vibe here is young, with a strong student influence from the Ryerson University Campus. As a result, the Downtown area is always in flux: undergoing the construction of new facilities, with fresh retail spaces and pop-up cafes. Home to Toronto's largest indoor shopping mall, a number of vintage cinemas, and a healthy nightlife centered on the area's Distillery District bar and clubs near the East End, it's both an easygoing daytime spot and a popular party place after sunset. It also features some of Toronto's best outdoor landmarks, including Yonge-Dundas Square and the Nathan Phillips Square: perfect for a concert, a skate, or a relaxing sit-down.
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