Today I met up with a couple of friends for lunch and we decided to check out Bier Markt near King and Bathurst.
As you walk in, dimmed lights mix with the street view to create a nicely lit atmosphere. European decor lines the walls along with a few amusing kitschy items—including a painting of Adam and Eve enjoying a pint. Thankfully Bier Markt pulls it off with a wink in their eye.
The place was not overly crowded, but that's to be expected of a spot specializing in beer (we went around 1, after all). I can see it becoming a totally different venue during dinner and after work.
I was kind of overwhelmed by the selection of beers so I ended up with an Erdinger, a wheat beer with a sweet edge. It was good. The selection is huge and will probably satisfy most beer-lovers out there.
Bier Markt's food is way better than you would expect from traditional pub fare, though it can run a little on the pricey side. I ordered an ABT (Avocado, Bacon, Tomato) with a side of chips. The ABT was a real standout. It was served on a ciabatta bun, which immediately makes any sandwich better in my mind. A light avocado spread worked well with the drier chicken breast and bread. Oh, and the chips weren't too greasy while still retaining a good degree of crispiness.
Overall, my lunch portion was generously sized and could've passed off as dinner. No complaints about the service, though I can't speak for the after-work rush.
I didn't get to visit the place at night, but now I'm interested in paying another visit. Bier Markt is definitely "earmarked" for my next outing; a solid 4 out of 5.
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