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 8/10   SELECTION 12/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 8/10   OVERALL 18/20
nate2g  (550) Boomtown! / Waikato, New Zealand | October 19, 2013
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.
  AMBIANCE 3/5   SERVICE 6/10   SELECTION 13/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 6/10   OVERALL 17/20
feltondengler  (2) | October 18, 2013
Well worth a visit every time I visit San Francisco. Always special beers on tap
  AMBIANCE 2/5   SERVICE 2/10   SELECTION 12/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 7/10   OVERALL 17/20
joshklein069  (14) Vermont | September 26, 2013
Not my kind of place I guess, bartenders are grumpy, beer lines could use a good cleaning, cheap beer during the day. Smells pretty bad in the bathrooms.
  AMBIANCE 3/5   SERVICE 7/10   SELECTION 14/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 9/10   OVERALL 18/20
ACD  (29) Dublin, Ireland | September 16, 2013
Proper divey feel to this gaff. Unbelievable tap selection for an outsider like myself - too much choice to be fair. Happy hour was when I came so Pliny was five dollars per pint - can’t say fairer than that. Some nice US sours on offer too, interesting to try a few of them. in 6oz pours. A few cask handpumps on offer, which was a surprise - didn’t get round to trying anything from them, but a good few people were. Service was pretty rough and ready, but that’s the vibe of the place - the bloke behind the bar had some great banter in him though. For me, without the epic beer selection, this gaff would be a shitpiece - haven’t quite embraced the divebar culture yet. Still, this place is a must visit when in the city. Get a sausage sarnie from next door and bring it in too - delicious stuff.
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 14/15   FOOD 10/10   VALUE 9/10   OVERALL 19/20
noradeirdre  (16) New Orleans, Louisiana | September 15, 2013
I love this place. Four real ale pumps, a great selection of local and Belgian beer, a punk rock attitude, and the ability to go to the Rosamund sausage place next door and get the best sausages on the planet to enjoy with one’s beer. Bathrooms are a bit frightening, and sometimes the bartenders can be a little gruff, but otherwise, perfection.
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 6/10   SELECTION 14/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 10/10   OVERALL 18/20
AlainG  (15) Montréal, Quebec | September 11, 2013
Petite place très intéressante selon moi. Collection de cabaret, de fanions, de bouteilles et toute sorte d’autre trucs accrochés au murs. Belle sélection de bières en fût. Le service laissait un peu à désirer. Un être antipathique travaillait derrière le comptoir au moment de ma visite, mais il n’était pas impressionable. N’empêche, qu’avoir accès à de La Bear Republic et de Russian River en fût était très agréable.
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 7/10   SELECTION 14/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 9/10   OVERALL 18/20
gyllenbock  (144) Stockholm, Sweden | August 27, 2013
Visited rather early on a Wednesday in August 2013. Thankfully the place was not noisy or crowded during my visit. The selection was very good, I only concentrated on the taps. Pliny the Elder for 5 USD, what a steel! I also bought a bottle of Firestone PNC for 25 USD to go. The woman behing the bar was quite a character, but the service was fast and "friendly" in a different way. They seems to have a lot of self confidence at this place. If visiting SF again I will for sure visit Toronado again.
  AMBIANCE 3/5   SERVICE 1/10   SELECTION 9/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 7/10   OVERALL 10/20
Errl  (15) Plano, Texas | August 26, 2013| Updated February 19, 2014
When here on a weekday afternoon...Very crowded and I snagged the only table left in the back room..Tap selection was so so, most of the tap selection I could get back in Texas..The bottle list was pretty solid with some good deals and some other very pricey bottles..service was decent
  AMBIANCE 5/5   SERVICE 10/10   SELECTION 13/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 9/10   OVERALL 18/20
alexsdad06  (30) Ohio | August 24, 2013
First stop after flying in from Cincinnati. Sit down next to someone who seemed local and they had moved from Cincy a couple years earlier. Nice selection on draft, but I had actually had many of them. Didn’t really check the bottles or ask for the more rare things. Exactly like I expected it would be. Good times.
  AMBIANCE 3/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 13/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 9/10   OVERALL 18/20
blomster  (6) Göteborg, Sweden | August 12, 2013
Probably my 10th time here. Hate coming here at night, crowded, noisy, iffy service, to loud music. Totally different experience if you get here early afternoon, almost cosy, great service, not noisy, just an awesome experience.

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