Bar Hop

391 King West, 647-352-7476, barhop­

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Voted best draught se­lec­tion at On­tario's Golden Tap Awards last year (a de­served nod to the im­pec­ca­bly cu­rated 36 taps plus two casks), Bar Hop is an out­post for great beer on a touristy strip oth­er­wise best avoided apart from ran­dom pil­grim­ages to the LCBO and oc­ca­sional cul­ture ab­sorp­tion at TIFF Bell Light­box. Since open­ing two sum­mers ago, it's be­come lower down­town's spir­i­tual home for craft brews, at­tract­ing every­one from oc­ca­sional beer drinkers to full-blown hops schol­ars. What keeps the crowds surg­ing in, be­sides the in­cred­i­ble se­lec­tion, are the chill, über-knowl­edge­able staff, who un­blink­ingly fill in the blanks when it comes to the con­stant ro­ta­tion of col­lab­o­ra­tive one-offs and small-batch spe­cial­ties. Check in fre­quently for badass tap takeovers and the next in­stal­ment of Hop Talk, an ed­u­ca­tional meet-the-maker se­ries fea­tur­ing lo­cal brew­eries. Years in op­er­a­tion Two Spe­cialty 36 taps plus two cask op­tions; tons of ro­tat­ing and rare (mostly lo­cal) brews, plus a vast bot­tle se­lec­tion. Food Con­tempo pub fare like burg­ers and mac 'n' cheese; don't miss buck-a-shuck oys­ters on Tues­days. Pa­tio A small front pa­tio seats 14. Hours Daily noon to 2 am.

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