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)
Deschutes Fresh Squeezed IPA 98, Moonlight Bombay by Boat IPA 92, Cellarmaker Ottoís Backpack , Moonlight Reality Czeck 95, The Bruery Oude Tart 99, Moonlight Death and Taxes 96, Almanac Saison Dolores 68, Almanac Farmers Reserve Blackberry 98, Deschutes Not The Stoic 99, Lost Abbey Judgment Day 99, Deschutes Pine Drops IPA 91, El Segundo Blue House Pale Ale - Citra 92, Bear Republic Tartare Rouge 94, 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
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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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92
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 15/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE N/A   OVERALL 19/20
DYCSoccer17  (300) Woodland, California | December 18, 2006
I canít really add anything more about this place that hasnít been said. The beers they had on tap were freaking mind-blowing and the bottled beers were also amazing (RR Beatification and PP Old Viscosity to name a few). The sausage place next door was fucking awesome. Great food and great prices. The graffiti on the bathroom walls here are legendary. I never thought Iíd find a beer bar better than OíBrienís in San Diego, but this is it.
86
  AMBIANCE 5/5   SERVICE 7/10   SELECTION 13/15   FOOD 9/10   VALUE N/A   OVERALL 18/20
mkgrenwel  (110) Cambridge, Massachusetts | December 17, 2006
This place is great. Probably my favorite bar Iíve ever been to. Great dive bar atmosphere complete with a giant board for their tap list. The bartenders were actually pretty friendly to us. The beer selection is great. Tons of big IIPAs on tap and all kinds of great stuff in bottles. And the sausages next door deserve at least one more mention (duck, lamb, wild boar, pheasant, etc.). Even though they donít serve food, I give them big points for allowing you to bring in whatever you want. More than just a beer bar, Iíd call this a canít miss experience.
74
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 6/10   SELECTION 9/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE N/A   OVERALL 18/20
Walt  (189) Austin, Texas | December 10, 2006
What an awesome bar! Great tap list! Super crowded on the weeknight I was there. Great bottle list, but I think the bartender suffered from "Iím too lazy to go look for your bottle, so we are out" syndrome.
84
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 13/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE N/A   OVERALL 17/20
mjg74  (47) La Mesa, California | October 18, 2006
Great bar, cool music, and awesome beer. I think this place is deserving of itís accolades. I wasnít expecting a dive bar, but being the dive bar freak that I am, I was more than slightly pleased. Good beer prices and awesome selection. The guys behind the bar were cool. Parking in the area sucks.
80
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 6/10   SELECTION 13/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE N/A   OVERALL 17/20
Goldorak  (114) Montreal, Quebec | September 27, 2006| Updated May 16, 2007
I almost tripped over the off-white wooden half-door as I walked in. Textbook example of a dive bar. Old and warn, dusty and dirty, with a few salty dogs sitting at the bar, and an actual dog begging to have a piece of those sausages cooked next door. We sat down in the booth section in the back and to the left, which is a little more intimate compared to the clamor and music on the other side. No service at the tables, so I took a look at the impressive list on the board and went for a Moonlight Twist of fate on cask. Service was fine, I didnít get any attitude, dirty looks from the bartender. Not that I tried to extract a conversation from the guy, I just ordered my pints, paid and took them to my seat. After a short while Hey_Kevin showed up (I met at the airport, he spotted my Dieu du Ciel T-shirt). Francisweizen, a local from BA also joined us and made me try a Russian River Beatification, holy crap was it good. In fact every pint and bottle we had was top notch. In a dive bar, the only things that should be clean are the Beer lines and fridges, and it seems to be the case here. And the selection is great, and Iíve been told that turnover is pretty fast, so thereís always something new and interesting on. Donít be intimidated, go there and have a good time.
94
  AMBIANCE 3/5   SERVICE 9/10   SELECTION 15/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE N/A   OVERALL 20/20
chimaybier  (13) Redding, California | September 16, 2006
Nuff said about this place. It is the BEST beer pub in the USA. David is very mindful of bringing in all the best Belgian beers he can. Itís not a upscale beer bar like you would find in Seattle, Manhattan, etc. however all walks of life can enjoy a pint here. Sometimes itís not the fanciness of the tables, but the beauty and wonderfullness of the beers served. If you dont mind a bit of noise, then come on in and sit a spell!
88
  AMBIANCE 5/5   SERVICE 6/10   SELECTION 14/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE N/A   OVERALL 19/20
luiss  (14) Elmsford, New York | September 2, 2006
Great place decorated with funky tap handles all over the wall. A must visit if youre in San Fran. The beer selection on draft is one of the best ive seen in a while, although it does take a while to get a beer itís worth the wait. served in proper glassware and to the right temp.
78
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 7/10   SELECTION 12/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE N/A   OVERALL 16/20
sistinas  (6) Mountain View, California | August 25, 2006
Dark, loud, and a bit surly - definitely my kind of place depending on how loud the loud actually gets. Great selection of taps and bottles, though I think I named about four different beers over the course of the night that they were out of. Service was pretty gruff but helpful - theyíre there to get the beer out, not make friends. I got a great sandwich from Love & Haight, the place next door. Thankfully, I didnít have to use the bathroom, which looked kinda frightening from the outside.
80
  AMBIANCE 2/5   SERVICE 5/10   SELECTION 15/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE N/A   OVERALL 18/20
Ratman197  (133) Arvada, Colorado | August 4, 2006
Dark dingy neighborhood bar look, kinda turned me at first then it grws on ya. The service was good but the bartender is a little surly [ in a good way]. The beer selection is excellent. If you are anywhere near San Fran donít miss the Tornado!!!
74
  AMBIANCE 3/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 11/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE N/A   OVERALL 15/20
f351c4v  (77) Mechanicsburg, Pennsylvania | July 9, 2006
Definitely an experience. Many N. Cali beers on draft that just donít exist on the east coast. Draft prices were on target, most around $4. A few Belgians on tap as well, winter offerings from DuPont and Delirium, as well as Lindemanns. Bottle selection was decent, loaded with Belgians. Bottle prices were a bit high, towards $20+ for many Belgian 750ís. Not quite the rare selection of a Monks Cafe, but the service at the Toronado was light years better than Monks. The two bartenders were fast and helpful. Atmosphere lived up to its billing, loud metal music, mostly younger locals, mixed with a biker crowd. Worth the trip if youíre in town.

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