The Bier Markt has two locations: the original on the Esplanade and the newer one at King West and Portland. In general, the Bier Markt is best suited for a quick afternoon foray than an evening out. After 9pm this place turns into the Brunny for the Bay Street set. However, you can't discount it entirely because where else in this city can you find a bottle of Hoegaarden Gran Cru? On a Friday afternoon, don't even think about getting a table on the patio without a lengthy wait.