Broton wrote:The Cup is in Germany... any German restu/pubs in Toronto? They make some tastey beers too!
tupalev wrote:I am not familiar with the Rampant. When you say a good selection of beers, are we talking Ontario Micro's, or more along the lines of what we might find at a Firkin pub?
tupalev wrote:Welcome to the site Forest.
I am not familiar with the Rampant. When you say a good selection of beers, are we talking Ontario Micro's, or more along the lines of what we might find at a Firkin pub?
GregClow wrote:inertiaboy wrote:tupalev wrote:My goal is to gather up a beer from every country, but that may prove pretty darn difficult...even with the lagers of the world emporium known as the LCBO.
I'm guessing you are going to have a little bit of trouble with Saudi Arabia and Iran. Another good idea though!
Josh Oakes actually found a couple of non-alcoholic Iranian beers at a halal grocery in Vancouver:
I wouldn't be surprised if they were available at some little hole in the wall grocery somewhere in Toronto or the GTA. Just a question of finding out where...
Josh Oakes wrote:Those African ones, on the other hand, will be tougher. I only see (non-Castle, non-Tusker) African beer once in a blue moon.
Soccer and beer — my two favourite
things. (Oh, stop. Besides that.) For Germany’s
World Cup, which begins next Friday,
you can never have enough time to plan
where you enjoy suds from World Cup countries
at one of the fine establishments listed.
England: At Scallywags (11 St. Clair Ave. W.),
order a pint of Boddingtons ($6.86) and
squeeze your elbows in when England opens
against Paraguay on June 10. It’s a haven for
Liverpool supporters, but football supporters
of all nations are found here in front of the
multiple screens on all three floors. There’s
room for at least 300. No need for red-card
behaviour at the door — there won’t be a
cover fee for the World Cup (local feeds).
Italy: Il Gatto Nero (“The Black Cat,” 720 College
St.) will be the place to watch Italy vs.
Ghana on their 52-in. screen and many others
on June 9, owner Carmine says. Cheer for
the Azzurri while sipping Perroni, Moretti
and Nastro (about $5.50 per bottle).
Australia/Holland: This pairing of supporters
can be found at Hemingway’s (142 Cumberland
St.) watching all of their heroes’
games. Enjoy a pint of Foster’s or Heineken
(both $6.45) while watching the game. Manager
Skye Johnson will have an eye out for her
There are four patios,
with screens on each
floor. When the
Dutch open against
on June 11,
the bar will have
a draw for a
The question is in
this bar’s name: If
(1212 Dundas St. W.). What IF
Portugal wins it all? What IF
Brazil repeats as champions? Discuss over a
bottle of Super Bock or Sagres from Portugal,
or Brahma from Brazil (all $5) on the patio or
inside this café run by siblings Nancy and Paul
Coelho. Screens are 42 and 56 inches wide.
States: You’re more likely to find Americans
at Beerbistro (18 King St. E.) than Germans,
Czechs or French, but this place has fine
beers to reel them in as well as folks from 14
other countries. The Cup’s host country’s
Aventinus Weissenbock in a 500-ml bottle is
$6.99; Czechvar is $6.49 for 500 ml. ‘Bistro’s
French beer costs more than a disciplinary
hearing — a 750-ml bottle of La Tour d’Ostrevant,
with 8.3 per cent alcohol, costs $20.99.
And then there’s the American beer the LCBO
can’t keep in stock — Dogfish Head 60-
minute IPA from Delaware. A 355-ml bottle
is $5.85. Enjoy all the games on their 42-in.
screen with surround sound.
Mexico: Corona is an easy beer to find, but La
Romana (1286 St. Clair Ave. W.), run by Argentine
Carlos Ojeda, a former Spanish second-
division footballer, is packed with South
Americans. The beers ($4.50 a bottle for imports)
will be sucked back by Argentines,
Costa Ricans, Ecuadorians, Mexicans and
even Portuguese football fanatics. Two big
screens (62 and 68 inches), and three 30-inch.
Angola: How many Angolan bars do you
know in the city? Well, now you know at least
one — Yauca Sports Bar (1173 Dundas St. W.).
All games will be shown, and expect Angolans
and other Africans to enjoy them with you in
this dark, modern eatery. Sorry, no African
beers. But you can enjoy the controversial official
beer of the World Cup — Budweiser.
How the Germans are
happy about that one.
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