Bar Volo reopens today with double the taps and a refreshed menu by Guy Rawlings
The Yonge Street beer geek den Bar Volo closed for a snap renovation last Sunday and reopens today with some big changes. Most important: there’s an all-new draft system, which doubles the number of taps to 32 and has room for six casks (co-owner Tomas Morana likened the new, huge list, neatly written out on a chalkboard, to a “library of beer”). Morana told The Dish that the bar’s menu has been pared down and given a refresh by Guy Rawlings, and will include charcuterie from Grant van Gameren’s Crown Salumi and the new Hogtown Charcuterie, pretzels from Woodlot, a house-made mustard and a selection of cheeses, pâtés and terrines. The bar is also eliminating table service; patrons will now order via checklist at the bar, a system that’s common in beer halls in the U.S. In the new year, Volo will be launching a dinner series in which guest chefs will tailor their menus to rarely served beers (January’s meal will feature Saison Dupont), and Volo will continue the popular tap takeovers, with rotating breweries undertaking the daunting challenge of creating enough beers to fill all 32 taps (Amsterdam is up next). Yet another reason to believe it’s a good time to be a beer geek in Toronto.