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Beer Available At Toronado (arranged by most recent)
Russian River Pliny the Elder 100, Firestone Walker PNC 99, Magnolia Proving Ground IPA 92, Russian River Damnation 98, Moonlight Death and Taxes 97, The Bruery Batch #1000: Bryeian 97, Golden Road Wolf Among Weeds IPA 92, Heretic Evil Cousin 97, Ballast Point Brother Levonian Saison 71, San Francisco Brewers Guild Green Death 2013 51, Freewheel Ironbridge Hybrid IPA , Sierra Nevada Hoptimum 100, Moonlight Twist of Fate Bitter Ale 88, Moonlight Reality Czeck 95, Midnight Sun Hop Dog Double Wheat IPA 95, Peak Organic Weiss Principal 74, Boneyard Nefarious 94, Moonlight Bombay by Boat IPA 93, Bison Organic Hop Cuvee 68, Speakeasy Ales and Lagers Accomplice
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Travlr (1256) Washington, Washington DC | November 30, 2010
90 AMBIANCE 5/5 SERVICE 9/10 SELECTION 13/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 9/10 OVERALL 18/20
Cheeseburger Tuesdays, next door, til they run out. Amazing taps and bottles here, and they never run out. Place filled up very quickly on a Tuesday around lunchtime, but still the bartender (Johnnie) was friendly, helpful, fast, and gave out samples left and right. Scruffy, with that lived-in look. Great bathroom graffiti. What more can you ask for?
3fourths (1182) Boulder, Oregon | August 16, 2004| Updated January 21, 2013
80 AMBIANCE 5/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 11/15 FOOD N/A VALUE N/A OVERALL 17/20
Do I even need to say anything? Simply the best damn beer bar Iíve ever visited. Awesome staff, knew their shit, awesome crowd with some nice dogs in attendance, I like that they allow pets :) Great beer, great happy hour prices... I left there floating from the awesome beer and a lighter wallet. Wish I could visit every day. My longsleeve shirt is awesome.
t0rin0 (970) Riverslime, California | December 23, 2012
72 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 3/10 SELECTION 13/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 8/10 OVERALL 16/20
Visited at least a dozen times Thanksgiving 2008.
I wont rant too much about the really shitty service, just know that if they treat you like dirt you can send it back and also not tip. You can always get a glass of Pliny and a couple of ticks, the jukebox has some good music on it, and Cable Car is always available if youíre looking for an expensive sour beer.
No food served but you can bring outside food in. Check out Rosemunde next door. Prices on draft are good, prices on bottles suck.
Iíll keep going back.
Braudog (696) Hampton, Virginia | April 13, 2008
86 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 14/15 FOOD N/A VALUE N/A OVERALL 18/20
April 2008 - Iíve finally made it ... one of the all-timers on my wanna-visit list. And it was actually nicer than Iíd be groomed to expect! This is definitely not your neighborhood yuppie beer bar. But itís not quite the seedy joint Iíd been led to believe either. It fits into the Haight scene, with an eclectic crowd of street backpackers to, well ... me. I think everyone was equally welcome. Of course, the draft beer selection was second to none and I found the bartender friendly enough. Classic.
Rastacouere (651) Montreal, Quebec | July 1, 2009
86 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 13/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 8/10 OVERALL 18/20
To me, this is unarguably the only one must-hit spot in San Francisco. An essential visit at least once in a lifetime wherever you live, Toronado is a classic. Still, we were quite impressed that the selection was actually inferior to the San Diego house where it seems as if the rarer bottles remain on the shelves longer (Cable Car for instance). In SF, the place was packed through the whole weekday evening and fortunately, it was not closing at 12. The tap list is impressive indeed with even 2 beers from breweries Iíd never heard of (Iron Springs) and goodies like Consecration, Moonlight, Port Brewing 3rd anniversary. Lots of IPAs, lots of Belgian takes, this is a beer-geek menu. A single waiter attended the bar, but managed pretty well on hiw own despite the high number of patrons. The atmosphere is very loud, with heavy metal bands playing on the speakers (which I enjoy, but is not for everyone) at a volume that competed with the tight crowd. While a large part of the crowd consists of beer enthusiasts, I donít know how much I liked the place. I would spend an evening here without hesitating on the selection alone, but since Toronado can only be compared to world-class establishments itís not as comfortable to me as other classics like the Ginger Man or Spuyten Duyvil in NYC. The prices are a bit steep, especially on the bottles, but you can find something youíre interested in at a good price on draught. We came back with T-shirts, so it had to be good!
brokensail (624) Orange County, California | August 15, 2012
80 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 12/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 18/20
The infamous/world famous Toronado. Itís really not much different from your average dive bar, other than they happen to have some really good beers. The tap list is always solid, the bartenders can be a little bit surly, but I donít think Iíve ever had a problem. Prices are good, especially for San Francisco. Atmosphere is dark, smelly, and loud. Definitely an experience if youíve never been before. No food and cash only.
Oakes (614) Vancouver, British Columbia | January 29, 2006
74 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 12/15 FOOD N/A VALUE N/A OVERALL 15/20
Small space...a dive with beer decor. The stickers are good entertainment for the wandering mind. The tap list wasnít bad but heavy on the easy-to-find stuff. Bottles had good beer but again all the easy standards. Not a massive selection. Atmosphere loud and divey. I could see that working for some people. I prefer to drink in more peaceful climes.
nate2g (530) Boomtown! / Waikato, New Zealand | October 19, 2013
86 AMBIANCE 5/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 12/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 8/10 OVERALL 18/20
Came by for a few visits during my SF stay. Dunno man, I just reckon Toronado rocks. From my limited experience here everyone was pretty cool. Great beers, surly staff, byo food, happy hour Pliny, chatty locals, good music, beery paraphernalia all over the place, dive atmosphere. Loved it.
MartinT (521) Montreal, Quebec | August 4, 2010
86 AMBIANCE 2/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 15/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 10/10 OVERALL 19/20
It is amazing to me that such a dark, cramped, smelly little bar can have such a breathtaking draft menu. Because of that menu alone (not just quantity, but quality!), I would come back here every day if I could. Yes, service at the bar is uninterested. But who cares? Iím not looking for a friend, just a great beer at a decent price. And this is exactly what you get here.
JoeMcPhee (501) Toronto, ON, Ontario | February 4, 2010
84 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 13/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 8/10 OVERALL 18/20
Itís load, itís busy and itís awesome! I donít really know what else you can say. An excellent selection of mostly local stuff. Itís well priced, the people behind the bar know their stuff and the beer is priced to go. Chatted beer for awhile with a guy starting a nanobrewery in CO which is always fun. Every place I visited just made we wish I had more time to spend in them.
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