United States > California > San Francisco
Beer Available At Toronado (arranged by most recent)
Moonlight Twist of Fate Bitter Ale 85, Cellarmaker Laces Out IPA , Boneyard Armored Fist Imperial CDA 98, Russian River Blind Pig IPA 100, Track 7 White Stout , Lost Abbey Cable Car 100, Cellarmaker Dank Side of the Moon , Social Kitchen The Smell , Moonlight Reality Czeck 95, Moonlight Death and Taxes 96, Two Rivers Pomegranate Cider , Russian River Pliny the Elder 100, Georgetown Lucille IPA 97, New Belgium / Alpine Lips of Faith - Super India Pale Ale 99, Humboldt 500 BC 93, La Choulette de NoŽl 85, Thirsty Bear Stave Series #14: Bugs & Cherries , Faction 2 Hop Pale Ale (Nelson and Galaxy) 97
drawde (4) San Francisco, California | July 19, 2007
100 AMBIANCE 5/5 SERVICE 10/10 SELECTION 15/15 FOOD N/A VALUE N/A OVERALL 20/20
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.
Hoser (175) Cowtown, Alberta | July 16, 2007| Updated July 25, 2009
70 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 11/15 FOOD N/A VALUE N/A OVERALL 14/20
Great selection of tap, surly bar staff and great happy hour prices. I got really drunk here nice see to The Hair of the Dog Blue Dot on tap.
khytre (6) Oslo, Norway | July 4, 2007
92 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 10/10 SELECTION 15/15 FOOD N/A VALUE N/A OVERALL 17/20
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 :)
BeerVirgin72 (97) Pickerington, Ohio | June 14, 2007
94 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 10/10 SELECTION 15/15 FOOD N/A VALUE N/A OVERALL 19/20
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!!
hellomynameis (30) Mayer, Minnesota | June 5, 2007
88 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 14/15 FOOD N/A VALUE N/A OVERALL 18/20
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.
SledgeJr (106) Omaha, Nebraska | June 2, 2007
88 AMBIANCE 2/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 15/15 FOOD N/A VALUE N/A OVERALL 19/20
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.
Ernest (191) Boulder, Colorado | May 28, 2007
72 AMBIANCE 2/5 SERVICE 6/10 SELECTION 13/15 FOOD N/A VALUE N/A OVERALL 15/20
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).
gvrefugee (2) | May 22, 2007
68 AMBIANCE 5/5 SERVICE 5/10 SELECTION 5/15 FOOD N/A VALUE N/A OVERALL 19/20
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.
CheesedMan (12) Saint Cloud, Florida | May 5, 2007
88 AMBIANCE 5/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 13/15 FOOD N/A VALUE N/A OVERALL 18/20
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?
WeeHeavySD (111) Portland, Oregon | March 31, 2007
78 AMBIANCE 5/5 SERVICE 6/10 SELECTION 11/15 FOOD N/A VALUE N/A OVERALL 17/20
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.
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