Toronado | San Francisco, California
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Toronado
Excellent based on 303 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)
Russian River Blind Pig IPA 100, Track 7 White Stout , Lost Abbey Cable Car 100, Cellarmaker Dank Side of the Moon , Social Kitchen & Brewery The Smell , Moonlight Reality Czeck 95, Moonlight Death and Taxes 96, Two Rivers Pomegranate Cider , Russian River Pliny the Elder 100, Georgetown Lucille IPA 98, New Belgium / Alpine Lips of Faith - Super India Pale Ale 99, Humboldt 500 BC 94, La Choulette de NoŽl 85, Thirsty Bear Stave Series #14: Bugs & Cherries , Faction 2 Hop Pale Ale (Nelson and Galaxy) 97, Thirsty Bear Bearly Legal Barley Wine 93, Deschutes Fresh Squeezed IPA 98, Cismontane Marea Roja Flemish Red 66, Cellarmaker Rodney Dankerfield 92, Uinta Wetín Wyld 70
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303 reviews for Toronado
 Ambiance  75%
 Service  68%
 Selection  89%
 Food  80%
 Value  83%
 Overall  85%
 Rating  95%
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92
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 10/10   SELECTION 15/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE N/A   OVERALL 17/20
khytre  (6) Oslo, Norway | July 4, 2007
What a perfect place. it took some time to get the attention of the barkeeper, but after staiying for a couple of hours, buying some very interesting beers from Russian River I even got a free beer for travelling all the way from Norway :) A must.
94
  AMBIANCE 3/5   SERVICE 10/10   SELECTION 15/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE N/A   OVERALL 19/20
BeerVirgin72  (96) Pickerington, Ohio | June 14, 2007
I almost didnt come here. I was on a visit to San Fran for business, and it was a bit of a hike from my hotel. But I was told I might lose my beer cred if I didnt give it a try. (THANKS MIKE!) So I wandered down here on my own...Can I just say that this was my favorite part of my trip, and that I would fly back to California SIMPLY to drink here? I went on a Wednesday night, and they were packed. I had NO PROBLEM finding the place per my mapquest directions. ONE bartender...But I got immediate service. The bartender was busy, but took time to note my note taking, and my picture taking. Asked where I was from, told me about some other Ohio-ans who had been in recently. Offered to take my picture in the bar...VERY nice guy. Met a few locals...This place was awesome. It is like the best neighborhood bar times ten. Truly felt like I had come home. I highly recommend it. It is a MUST SEE for any beer person. The sausage next door did not disappoint either, and she was the friendliest of ladies...Truly, one of my favorite bars of all time.Thanks San Francisco for the GREAT memories!!
88
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 14/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE N/A   OVERALL 18/20
hellomynameis  (30) Mayer, Minnesota | June 5, 2007
This place was pretty fun. I almost missed it when I was walking down Haight. They have a very impressive tap list and four cask brews. Add to that a great list of bottles (well maybe not for natives but it was heaven for a midwesterner). The service was actually really great and the bartender was really patient with me and my finiky ordering. Meet some nice people but missed out on the sausage.
88
  AMBIANCE 2/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 15/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE N/A   OVERALL 19/20
SledgeJr  (106) Omaha, Nebraska | June 2, 2007
I was here for the Belgian month and found the selection to be nothing short of amazing. When I first stepped up to the bar (mid-afternoon, not too crowded, but still busy), I told the bartender that I wanted to taste lots of beers to rate on ratebeer and he proceeded to pour me 5-6 taster glasses at a time with no hostility or bad attitude. So from my perspective, they seem to recognize the serious beer lover and treat them accordingly.
72
  AMBIANCE 2/5   SERVICE 6/10   SELECTION 13/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE N/A   OVERALL 15/20
Ernest  (189) Boulder, Colorado | May 28, 2007
Great little bar with only two real problems: the restrooms are disturbingly unkept (always reeking badly of urine; you have a good chance of having to stand in puddles of it as it gets later into the evening), and they seem to think a single bartender is plenty enough staff even when it gets crazy busy (so when itís busy, be prepared to wait a while for service...or better yet, try to organize your trip to go when itís not busy). Other than that, itís got an excellent selection overall...taps for mostly American stuff (west coast slanted, of course), and bottles for mostly Belgian stuff (a few semi-rarities, but nothing shocking). As with Falling Rock in Denver, service is usually no-bullshit, non-chatty "get íer done" style (though here they have a good excuse for it, since FR usually has 2 or 3 people tending the bar).
68
  AMBIANCE 5/5   SERVICE 5/10   SELECTION 5/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE N/A   OVERALL 19/20
gvrefugee  (2) | May 22, 2007
F-ing awesome bar. Second best selection Iíve ever been exposed to. As far at the bartending goes, I had no problem with the taking care of business attitude. As a matter of fact, my wife got an Anchor and I got a Chimay Tripel to start off the night and the guy gave me too much change back. I told him so, and the rest of the night was on him. Of course the guy made a gigantic tip in the end (more than the beer I drank), so it was all good. Moral of the story: if you like holes in the wall, go here--next to the Brickskeller in DC, this is the best one yet for me.
88
  AMBIANCE 5/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 13/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE N/A   OVERALL 18/20
CheesedMan  (12) Saint Cloud, Florida | May 5, 2007
Have I died and gone to heaven? How bad an it be when you start the evening off when Pliny the Younger and finish with a Mead the Gueze?
78
  AMBIANCE 5/5   SERVICE 6/10   SELECTION 11/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE N/A   OVERALL 17/20
WeeHeavySD  (111) Portland, Oregon | March 31, 2007
Damn, I had a great time here last night, got some great brew, prices were high but damn some good brew so I canít complain. Got a bottle of Batch 02 Sanctification as well as an Oerbier Special Reserve 02, as well as a great Tripel on tap. Not bad at all. Great atmosphere if not a little loud.
82
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 6/10   SELECTION 13/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE N/A   OVERALL 18/20
GeneralGao  (222) Iowa City, Iowa | March 24, 2007| Updated October 25, 2008
Edgy place in the lower Haight only a short walk from Magnolia. Iíve bee here a few times now, and it seems to be busy no matter when I go (Tue afternoon, Fri night, or Sat afternoon). I would characterize the service as curt yet attentive not nearly as bad as I had expected from previous ratings. The draft beer selection was very good and included the likes of Drakeís, Sierra Nevada, Speakeasy, Bear Republic, Russian River, Marin, Anderson Valley, Anchor, Stone, Deschutes, Moonlight, and Iron Springs. They also tend to have at least a few hand pumped cask ales. The free wireless network is a big bonus.
80
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 5/10   SELECTION 14/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 9/10   OVERALL 17/20
swoopjones  (312) Buffalo, New York | February 27, 2007| Updated February 16, 2012
Graet brew place right in the middle of Haight. Love the Duvel magnums & tap handles all over the walls.Service seemed uninterested in answering this Easternís plea for reccommendations Sausages next door were great. Great West Coast selection. Very jealous here in WNY

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