Carlin’s Favourite Beer Bars

Carlin weighs in on the Toronto beer bar debate

There’s been lots of discussion around the station of what the best beer bars in Toronto are, so I decided to weigh in on the debate. A favourite bar is completely subjective, it’s like your favourite child, there are reasons why you secretly like him/her a little better than the rest and nothing I say is going to change your mind. For a bar, it might be the atmosphere, selection, staff, location or something completely different. These are 3 of my favourite spots to grab a beer…all in my neighbourhood, (King Street West) because who wants to stumble 15 blocks home. If you want to try a beer you’ve never had before, and hopefully have one of those nights where you wake up full of shame, any of these bars will do nicely.

Wvrst

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I’ve been to this place once, it was last night, and it’s partially to blame for the hangover I currently have. It reminds me of family reunions because it’s a bunch of picnic tables pushed together and all that’s on the menu is sausage. That might not be 100% true, but its pretty close. They do have an extravagant sausage spread and also my personal favourite washroom advertisement.

Bier Markt

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Bier Markt has a massive selection of beers. I always seem to start my night here. I once ordered a boring beer and the bartender made fun of me. If you’re willing to look down and poke fun at a customer for ordering a boring beer, then you have my full respect and admiration. Maybe that’s why I always start my night here.
 

Bar Hop

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Another Bar with a gigantic list of beers. It’s tiny, has great food that shouldn’t be referred to as pub food, and a warm vibe. They also have the best coasters.