Toronado | San Francisco, California
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Excellent based on 287 ratings
Type: Bar

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

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

Mayor: dinkle50 (3) | Taps: About 50 | Bottles: About 50


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Beer Available At Toronado (arranged by most recent)
Stone Cali-Belgique IPA (Cali-België) 98, Half Moon Bay Mavericks Session Chocolate Porter , Widmer Brothers Reserve Vanilla Barrel Aged Brrrbon 88, New Belgium Lips of Faith - Coconut Curry Hefeweizen 82, Moonlight Death and Taxes 97, Boneyard Notorious IPA3 99, Golden Road Wolf Among Weeds IPA 93, Russian River Pliny the Younger 100, Russian River Blind Pig IPA 100, Oaked Arrogant Bastard Ale 99, Russian River Pliny the Elder 100, Firestone Walker PNC 100, Magnolia Proving Ground IPA 92, Russian River Damnation 98, The Bruery Batch #1000: Bryeian 97, Heretic Evil Cousin 97, Ballast Point Brother Levonian Saison 71, San Francisco Brewers Guild Green Death 2013 51, Freewheel Ironbridge Hybrid IPA 58, Sierra Nevada Hoptimum 100
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287 reviews for Toronado
 Ambiance  76%
 Service  68%
 Selection  89%
 Food  80%
 Value  83%
 Overall  85%
 Rating  95%
Rating Distribution

  AMBIANCE 5/5   SERVICE 2/10   SELECTION 15/15   FOOD 8/10   VALUE N/A   OVERALL 17/20
MullMan  (29) New Jersey | June 19, 2005
this joint is smack dab in the center of the lower haight cool, so the locals are inked up and pierced. great big chalkboard, hundreds of taps all over the walls. very overwhelming for your first itme in. essential selection and top notch themed "festivals". one time getting drinks was a pisser though, took five minutes before the barmaid got to me, she missed one of two drinks, then took another five mins to get the other. a local approached the bar through the crowd and then the barmaid said loudly, "finally, someone I like is here". go next door for the best sausage at rosamundes and they are way nicer to you there.
  AMBIANCE 3/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 14/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 8/10   OVERALL 17/20
Dfonorow  (56) Chicago, Illinois | March 15, 2014
Small, crowded, and loud, but for some reason I still really enjoyed my time at this bar. Service was great considering how many people were packed into this small area. They have a large selection of hard to find locals and a few of the heavy hitters. They don’t serve food, but they allow you to BYOF.
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 7/10   SELECTION 14/15   FOOD 8/10   VALUE 7/10   OVERALL 18/20
orangesol  (153) Pennsylvania | February 17, 2014
Stopped in here twice during SF beer week, once for an event and another when nothing was going on. I have wanted to check this place out ever since I stopped at the one in SD, glad I could finally visit it. Atmosphere was exactly how I expected it to be, jam packed and loud. Tons of people all over the place enjoying themselves, some a little too much. I like these kinds of beer bars so if you don’t I could see why some wouldn’t like it. Service was good even when they were getting slammed with orders. I had a bit of trouble getting their attention but once they saw me it was smooth sailing. Quality was high on the beer end, correct glasses and such, the bar itself could use a hose down every once in a while but it wasn’t that bad. Selection was excellent as expected. I was able to try a bunch of the Moonlight beers which was awesome as well as Anchor OBA which has been on my wants for years, all of which was after the -tion night beers which were incredible. Since they are connected to the sausage house next door I am just going to include it, the merguez sausage was awesome. Prices were quite good, even during the event. Overall it was exactly what I was expecting, and even a little more. I would be a regular here if I lived in the bay area.
  AMBIANCE 3/5   SERVICE 3/10   SELECTION 14/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 9/10   OVERALL 18/20
salvaticas  (20) , | January 19, 2014
Can’t beat the selection, honestly, but as much as I like dives, this place is a little too grimy. Especially the service. But can’t argue with one of the only places to get a varied selection of Russian River in SF proper
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 2/10   SELECTION 13/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 9/10   OVERALL 13/20
kevinsenn  (80) Waterloo, Ontario | January 10, 2014| Updated March 21, 2014
Inadvertently popped in during a 49ers playoffs game. So... pretty busy. Big high quality selection. Returned another time when it was not busy, and the bartender made me feel very unwelcome; all but pushed me out the door. Don’t let the high score food food on rb fool you - there is no food here. I can put up with subpar service for good beer, but this was probably bad enough to keep me coming back.
  AMBIANCE 3/5   SERVICE 7/10   SELECTION 12/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 8/10   OVERALL 17/20
mcberko  (212) Vancouver, British Columbia | December 24, 2013| Updated December 25, 2013
Compared to the San Diego location, this is more like a rustic dive bar. Tap selection is solid, though there wasn’t anything crazy / special on draught. Bottle list wasn’t very interesting, surprisingly. Servers have a bit of attitude, but are generally helpful. Prices are reasonable. No food served, but you can bring your own food inside. Worth a stop, but definitely an overrated place.
  AMBIANCE 3/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 10/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 7/10   OVERALL 14/20
fletchfighters  (66) , Australia | December 12, 2013
Utter dive bar. Loud, noisy, and smelly. Nice to smell weed right off the bat there. For a busy night I got good service and was impressed by that. Tap list was a bit meh and bottle list was not any better but the markup was worse. Yes it is a historical place in beer culture but not my type of place.
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 9/10   SELECTION 13/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 8/10   OVERALL 17/20
VastActiv  (24) Oulu, Finland | December 5, 2013
Has some sense of original beer culture. No hints of commercial bullshit. Toilets are fabulous. Lady behind desk seems to know every customer expect me (which is natural because this is my first time here). Because I am Finnish I have to say something negative: All beers are very cold.
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 5/10   SELECTION 11/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 9/10   OVERALL 15/20
emartell  (23) Zapopan, Jalisco, Mexico | December 3, 2013
Buen ambiente, aun que en general el lugar y rumbo no son de lo más amigables. Buenq selección de ceevezas, ya que sin ser la más extensa, tienen excelentes cervezas, incluso algunas muy buenas añejadas. El precio es justo y el servicio sumamente básico. Aun así muy recomendable.
  AMBIANCE 2/5   SERVICE 6/10   SELECTION 13/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 8/10   OVERALL 17/20
5150datkins  (11) Washington DC | November 16, 2013
I guess Im just too old for this shit, classic dive bar, smells bad, sticky tables, grumpy bartenders, decent selection but I am just not into it.
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 6/10   SELECTION 13/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 8/10   OVERALL 18/20
iacopino_IpA  (111) , | October 24, 2013
Historic bar in SF!!! Tap selection is awesome and solid ( very similar to the San Diego one!) cool ambiance, always very crowdy! Bottle selection was good, but maybe I was expecting a little bit more... The service was pretty bad (maybe cause of the amount of people!). I know that maybe I am the only one in the world, but I prefer the SD location. Hope to see one day this place and the bartenders more relaxed and have a chat with them!

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