587 Yonge, 416-928-0008, barvolo.com
Most things beer-related in Toronto are influenced by Volo's gravitational pull. Family-owned and -operated since 85, this craft beer mecca brews its own (House Ales), imports the stuff beer geeks dream about via Keep6 (Trou du Diable, Cantillon, De Molen) and even organizes its own celebration of cask-conditioned ale, Cask Days. (This October marks the festival's ninth year). Expect to wait for a seat on Volo's superpopular leafy patio, but once you get a glass of something special in your hand, nothing else much matters. Years in operation 29 Specialty Thirty-two regional and often rare draught options, plus six cask ales and two local wines on tap. Explore the rotating selection of House Ales from the in-house nano brewing system, the cellar stocked with local bottles and awesomeness imported by Keep6. Food Snack boards (local cheeses, meats, pickles) and sandwiches. Patio Seats 60 Hours Monday to Thursday 2 pm to 2 am, Friday and Saturday noon to 2 am, Sunday 2 pm to midnight.