Toronado | San Francisco, California
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Toronado
Excellent based on 291 ratings
Type: Bar

547 Haight St
San Francisco, California United States 94117 [ print map ]
415 863 2276

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Hours: 11:30am to 2:00am daily


Mayor: AirForceHops (4) | Taps: About 50 | Bottles: About 50


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Beer Available At Toronado (arranged by most recent)
Moonlight Reality Czeck 95, The Bruery Oude Tart 99, Moonlight Bombay by Boat IPA 92, Deschutes Fresh Squeezed IPA 98, Moonlight Death and Taxes 97, Almanac Saison Dolores , Almanac Farmers Reserve Blackberry 99, Deschutes Not The Stoic 99, Lost Abbey Judgment Day 99, Deschutes Pine Drops IPA 92, El Segundo Blue House Pale Ale - Citra 92, Bear Republic Tartare Rouge 95, Bear Republic Mach 10 97, Beachwood Pole Position IPA 87, Golden Road Wolf Among Weeds IPA 94, Stone Cali-Belgique IPA (Cali-BelgiŽ) 98, Half Moon Bay Mavericks Pit Stop Chocolate Porter 57, Widmer Brothers Reserve Vanilla Barrel Aged Brrrbon 91, New Belgium Lips of Faith - Coconut Curry Hefeweizen 82, Boneyard Notorious IPA3 99
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291 reviews for Toronado
 Ambiance  76%
 Service  68%
 Selection  89%
 Food  80%
 Value  83%
 Overall  85%
 Rating  95%
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100
  AMBIANCE 5/5   SERVICE 10/10   SELECTION 15/15   FOOD 10/10   VALUE N/A   OVERALL 20/20
ChillCoat  (43) Concord, California | December 1, 2004| Updated December 8, 2004
If I were to open my own place Iíd want it to be like this. Great selection including many beers that are hard to find in this area. Go next door for a sausage then enjoy some great beer.
100
  AMBIANCE 5/5   SERVICE 10/10   SELECTION 15/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 10/10   OVERALL 20/20
Jjbigtime  (14) California | March 9, 2011
Truth be told the service is only an 8 but everything else is so perfect the Toronado gets itís own set of rules. The grandaddy of California beer bars still leads the pack in itís uncomplicated and unpretentious glory. Like a lot of you, this is where it started for me. Best beer selection 20 years running. Iíd give it more than 100 if I could.
100
  AMBIANCE 5/5   SERVICE 10/10   SELECTION 15/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 10/10   OVERALL 20/20
50belair  (147) Florida | February 16, 2011
Toronado is beer.......
100
  AMBIANCE 5/5   SERVICE 10/10   SELECTION 15/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 10/10   OVERALL 20/20
HonusWagner  (11) Florida | September 13, 2010| Updated May 27, 2011
Possibly the only place in America where you can walk in on any day of the week and have a top 10 IPA, Pilsener, Black Lager, Sour, Porter, DIPA, Hefeweizen, and Belgian Ale on draft, guaranteed. Also a nice bottle list with some very well-priced bargains, but hard to get them to sell you those bottles (Beatification, Cable Car, etc.). This is one of the best places in the world to have a beer, hipsters and jerk bartenders be damned.
100
  AMBIANCE 5/5   SERVICE 10/10   SELECTION 15/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 10/10   OVERALL 20/20
bmerz  (121) Brooklyn, New York | March 25, 2012
This is my favorite bar anywhere! This is valhalla. Every time I have the opportunity to be in SF it is a must stop. Walking through waist height door you are greeted with the smells and spirit of one of craft beers most important establishments with the tap list front and center focus. I love all of this place from the astounding patina of paraphernalia to the room ring of Duvel magnums to the metal often on the sound system, to the punk rock club-esque bathrooms. It can be crazy crowded on many nights but it is still pretty easy to get a beer. The bar tenders are fast and if you are a good patron treat you very well, even with the occasional buyback. I love the ritual with them. The beer list has some old classics that this bar clearly has a relationship with. I find it very respectable they havenít eschewed these for other trends. The draught list is better curated and more personal than anywhere Iíve been. Iíve only looked at the bottle list once and while extensive I just canít bring myself not to order from the taps for what by most standards are such good deals. Thanks Toronado for so many worthwhile hangovers.
100
  AMBIANCE 5/5   SERVICE 10/10   SELECTION 15/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE N/A   OVERALL 20/20
Crosling  (70) Loveland, Colorado | March 13, 2005| Updated November 3, 2005
Iím convinced there is not a better bar in the U.S.A.
100
  AMBIANCE 5/5   SERVICE 10/10   SELECTION 15/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE N/A   OVERALL 20/20
willblake  (81) Bel Air, Maryland | June 17, 2005
Well, this is a pretty long ride from NJ, but itís so freakin worth the trip that Iíve made it twice now. Iím not claiming to have visited every beer bar in the US, but Iíll go out on a limb and say Toronado is the best not only for selection (which is constantly rotating and beautiful) but also for just the incredible sense of satisfaction of being there. Iíve experienced a great crowd of locals in daytime on a thursday and the mayhem of the Barleywine Festival. And for godís sake walk 20 feet next door to get some sausages. They have had Westy 12 both times Iíve been there. The BWF is amazing. They put almost every Belgian you ask for in not just the appropriate glassware, but the actual logo glassware. Bartenders have been great at telling me about the beers, sharing anecdotes, and putting up with my drunk ass.

Iím telling you, if you donít like Toronado, youíre on the wrong website and in the wrong hobby and if this doesnít score perfect what the hell do you want? Free AdR Brune and blowjobs? Well, youíll never get that, so RUN to Toronado and experience the best youíll ever get.

100
  AMBIANCE 5/5   SERVICE 10/10   SELECTION 15/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 10/10   OVERALL 20/20
Nik925  (20) California | July 17, 2011| Updated July 25, 2011
Who am I kidding, this is the best beer bar in the nation. I usually go for events, but on a random night you can find amazing beers that only 10 other people have rated. Just an amazing place. You know it, you love it, Iím not even sure why the hell Iím rating it. Lost Abbey night was one of the highlights of my beer consumption. The bartenders range the FULL spectrum...Some are complete A-holes, others are extremely nice (last time the bartender just plopped a off-menu super rare Lost Abbey in front of me with a big smile). If you are rating beer and live in the bay area, you have already gotten drunk here...if not, I just planned next Saturday night for you.
100
  AMBIANCE 5/5   SERVICE 10/10   SELECTION 15/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 4/10   OVERALL 20/20
paolone  (19) | March 21, 2010
IL POSTO per eccellenza, varietŗ straordinaria di birre e competenza e passione come non se ne trovano da altre parti. Ci ho lasciato il cuore
100
  AMBIANCE 5/5   SERVICE 10/10   SELECTION 15/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE N/A   OVERALL 20/20
drawde  (4) San Francisco, California | July 19, 2007
This place is the best place in SF hands down, almost certainly the best place in the Bay Area, and (according to some who have more experience at other famed bars) arguably the best place on the West Coast. Go. I love it. Downsides? not a ton of chicks, but the one who are their are beer fans! What more can you ask for? Didnít try the food (didnít even know they had food, I was mesmerized by the beer!). A must if you are anywhere near it.

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