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#74 of 6,792 Restaurants in Toronto
Certificate of Excellence
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Downtown West
German, Bar, Canadian, Gluten Free Options
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609 King Street West, Toronto, Ontario M5V 1M5, Canada
+1 416-703-7775
11:30 - 23:00
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Sun - Wed 11:30 - 23:00
Thu 11:30 - 00:00
Fri - Sat 11:30 - 01:00
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Christchurch, New Zealand
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19 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Been to Wvrst a couple of times in the past two months - we are never disappointed. The interior is clean and fresh. Service is consistently good. Fun, casual vibes from the beer hall style seating. This is the place to be on a Monday, $5 craft night, you can't go wrong.

Thank Crazeandscooby
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9 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Went here for a staff party and the place was packed. Best bet would be to make a reservation AND show up early. The restaurant is very casual and has a simple design but can host large parties. The wide selection of beer is great if you know what type you like, but otherwise can be a bit overwhelming to... More 

Thank Reuben S
Sao Paulo, SP
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4 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Great location in the heart of the Entertainment district. The menu and the atmospher was simple but well done and fun. Great for group gatherings. Tons of craft beer selections. The staff was very nice and attentive. We will go back.

Thank bkrus
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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190 reviews
102 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 104 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 January 2017 via mobile

Have been wanting to try this place for a while due to the good reviews of the beer selection. Was not disappointed with many good craft ales on tap and more available by the bottle! Had a fantastic (or three) Great Lakes IPA... Food menu is sausages - many different types (I had bison), fillings and fries. Go for the... More 

Thank Paul S
Toronto, Canada
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53 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 81 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 January 2017

I went for dinner on King Street with the fam last night. Was easy to find - just look for the blood-red lettering outside and walk up a flight of stairs to the communal up-scale casual beer hall setting that is WVRST (a playful respelling of the Germanic word for sausage).. Service was swift and efficient without being too overbearing.... More 

Thank SSL260
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43 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 January 2017 via mobile

My sister brought my partner and I to this fab venue as it offered gluten free options. The selection of sausages and beer/cider was fantastic! Sides were great and the dipping sauces was also amazing :) A very casual dining atmosphere, but a perfect location to enjoy the laid back Toronto way of life! Highly Recommended!

Thank Pure_Siren
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130 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 January 2017 via mobile

Absolutely love this establishment and looking forward to going back. Sausage was great. I had venison and my husband had bison. Fries and dips were delicious but the best part for me was the variety of ciders. We sat at the bar and the service was great. The ladies behind the bar were friendly and made great recommendations. The atmosphere... More 

Thank Gwen T
Toronto, Canada
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164 reviews
80 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 81 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 January 2017 via mobile

Very good, authentic German pub! We shared three sausages, not on a bun, Ocktoberfest, Elk and Duck, all were excellent. The Duck fat fries are awesome and a variety of dipping sauces. Community type seating just as in pubs in Germany. Lots of craft beers, you won't be disappointed.

Thank Kat562
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17 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 January 2017

This place is amazing: it has a super friendly atmosphere and great food. The list of sausages and beers seems almost endless, so you'll definitely find something you like. With its long tables, WVRST is a fantastic place to go with friends. Also, you have to taste the fries, they are delicious, and the dips are even better. Don't miss... More 

Thank William D
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9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 January 2017 via mobile

Great sausage place with tons of variety and knowledgable staff. Great bar with huge selection on tap

Thank Jamie B

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$ 9 - US$ 19
German, Bar, Canadian, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Highchairs Available, Free Wifi, Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover
Good for
Bar Scene, Child-friendly, Groups
Open Hours
11:30 - 23:00
11:30 - 23:00
11:30 - 23:00
11:30 - 23:00
11:30 - 00:00
11:30 - 01:00
11:30 - 01:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 609 King Street West, Toronto, Ontario M5V 1M5, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  Ontario  >  Toronto>  > Downtown West
  • Neighbourhood: Downtown West
  • Phone Number: +1 416-703-7775
We're a casual open space designed for communal dining, a hangout for beer aficionados, for families, work friends, and sausage lovers of all ages.

We make great sausages with over twenty five options; from Chorizo and Bratwvrst, to our Venison with red pepper, or Wild Boar and black tea. We also have our Barese sausage, which is made for sharing, but that doesn't mean you have to. Like fries? We have regular and duck fat (all Belgian style) with 16 house made dips to choose from. Also, we love vegetarians = 3 vegetarian, and 2 vegan sausages.

We have 24 taps that we clean every two weeks. Our draft list is constantly rotating, but always focuses on home grown craft beer and cider. For our bottles and cellar we seek out the best brewers and cider makers from around the world. Some vintages won't be opened for 10+ years. On the first Sunday of each month we tap a keg that has been aging for at least 2 years.

We were honored this year to be voted Best Fries and Beer Selection in the city.

WVRST is something you can enjoy with your family. Afternoons and evenings are great time with the kids. We have room for strollers and we don't mind if you make a bit of noise and have fun, we'll probably be doing the same thing.

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

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