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Ein-stein Cafe & Pub

Bar, Canadian, Pub
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229 College St, Toronto, Ontario M5T 1R4, Canada
+1 416-597-8346
11:00 - 02:00
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Mon - Fri 11:00 - 02:00
Sat - Sun 12:00 - 02:00
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28 reviews
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Reviewed 13 February 2017

Excellent food and great service,Its mainly a student pub but if you are on a modest budget and want great pub food at a reasonable price then you will enjoy this hidden gem.

Thank IlovekingstonON
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30 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 12 January 2017

If I could write one review in two words, I would and those two words would be the following: Hammer Wings. Stein's is a UofT pub, specifically one that the Engineers frequent. So, if you don't mind a basement dive bar filled with social awkward people, then go here and eat. The food is awesome and well priced.

Thank Gian M
Mackay, Australia
1 review
Reviewed 24 October 2016 via mobile

Food was great could tell it was freshly made. Beer was cheap and service was great. All and all great place

Thank leesh22
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130 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 July 2016 via mobile

The bar is good because it has different kinds of games like pool, pinball, etc... During the week is not that crowded, but on Friday its was good. The waitress was really friendly, but the one's in the bar weren't not that nice...

Thank Marcelle L
Saskatoon, Canada
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38 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 March 2016

Went Toronto for a layover. Went of dim sum then needed a beer afterwards. Have been to this place in the past. University bar. Small, cheap beer. Pretty empty when we were there. Little run down, washrooms need a bit of love. Can image it would be fun at night. Good place for drinks on budget.

Thank Dr-Presidente
toronto, ontario
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205 reviews
140 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 81 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 October 2015

have seen the Ein-Stein while passing by on the streetcar a number of times and decided to give it a try. It's located in the basement level of the Institute For Christian Studies (even professors need to wet their whistles! a half level down from the street. typical university cafe and pub. eclectic collection of pictures, photos on the wall... More 

Thank muscletongue3000
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11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 September 2015 via mobile

Although a college bar...the management is very selective. I could not get in because they decided I did not meet the criteria the smoking and Very selective ethnic bouncers judged me on. If you are not american..you may be allowed in.

2 Thank Ken D
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 3 June 2015 via mobile

Great wings, cheap beer, what else can you ask for? Right beside UofT, there is a pool table and a patio. Great place to get drunk in the summer. You can definitely meet some interesting people there.

Thank mike w
Birmingham, United Kingdom
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44 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 May 2015 via mobile

Googled best wings in Toronto as we were hungry this was no.8 on the list as it was close thought give it a try, so glad we did probably one of the best buffalo wings me & the wife have ever had this side of the world, they were huge, succulent and came with a mountain of fries for an... More 

Thank Paul R
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25 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 March 2015 via mobile

If you're looking for a spot close to U of T to grab a drink and unwind without the pressure of ordering the right drink or impressing anyone, this is your spot.

Thank shawn m

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
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    4 of 5 bubbles
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Bar, Canadian, Pub
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Good for
Cheap Eats, Bar Scene
Open Hours
12:00 - 02:00
11:00 - 02:00
11:00 - 02:00
11:00 - 02:00
11:00 - 02:00
11:00 - 02:00
12:00 - 02:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 229 College St, Toronto, Ontario M5T 1R4, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  Ontario  >  Toronto>  > Chinatown
  • Neighbourhood: Chinatown
  • Phone Number: +1 416-597-8346

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

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