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Beer Available At Toronado (arranged by most recent)
Social Kitchen & Brewery The Smell , Moonlight Reality Czeck 95, Moonlight Death and Taxes 96, Two Rivers Pomegranate Cider , Russian River Pliny the Elder 100, Lost Abbey Cable Car 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, Russian River Blind Pig IPA 100, Thirsty Bear Stave Series #14: Bugs & Cherries , Faction 2 Hop Pale Ale (Nelson and Galaxy) 93, Thirsty Bear Bearly Legal Barley Wine 93, Deschutes Fresh Squeezed IPA 98, Cismontane Marea Roja Flemish Red 67, Cellarmaker Rodney Dankerfield 92, Uinta Wetín Wyld 70, Moonlight Bombay by Boat IPA 91, Cellarmaker Ottoís Backpack
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hogfodder (34) Seattle, Washington | January 27, 2007| Updated February 19, 2008
54 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 1/10 SELECTION 13/15 FOOD N/A VALUE N/A OVERALL 10/20
Although I live elsewhere (Pacific NW), I have been here many times over the years. Now whenever I go to SF, I ask myself why should I? Is it worth it? The main reason I am writing this review is in hopes that someone (Dave) realizes how much his staff can negatively impact the experience. The bad service is so omnipresent it is almost unimaginable. Everyone has bad nights behind the bar, but Iíve been there over 20 times in 10 years and canít remember more than 2 good night (of bartenders). Iím not buying the whole they want it to be that way thing. If I owned that bar, and saw the number of people walk out on a Sat nite when it wasnít busy (12/16/06)without being served (which is why they left), Iíd make changes. It is really sad because there is so much about the Tornado that could be (used to be?) great. Now it just makes me realize how few choices there are for great beer bars in SF. No kidding. Name embut back it up. Theyíre not there. I canít believe such a baddass city A) doesnít have more great beer bars already, and B) hasnít had somewone figure this out and open the Tornado w/o Attitude. It is really getting to be a shame. The good news is, if they fix that ONE THING, I would probably put this in the top 5 beer bars in the country.
empedokles (34) , Sweden | May 22, 2015
74 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 5/10 SELECTION 14/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 10/10 OVERALL 15/20
Great beers for cheap! Ambience is special.
sir__v (123) Lille, France | February 17, 2015
90 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 14/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 9/10 OVERALL 19/20
Visited the 13th February 2015 - This place on Haight Street looks as an institution on the city. With 50 beers on tap, the selection is impressive with beers for all peoples. I was there for the Pliny the Elder on tap. The ambiance is heavy rock and noisy. There is a jukebox where people can play music to get a louder noise atmosphere. People and service is really friendly inside. Price are nice and friendly. About the decoration, the place looks dark and a little bit dirty but thatís may people come! As I wrote on the Zeitgeist. Tornado and Zeitgeist have the same atmosphere.
anstei (15) Zurich, Switzerland | February 6, 2015
94 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 9/10 SELECTION 15/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 10/10 OVERALL 19/20
svastuber (2) , Australia | January 25, 2015
86 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 14/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 8/10 OVERALL 18/20
Great bar in San Francisco,the selection was very good, I only concentrated on the taps. Pliny the Elder for 5 USD.Very crowded at 11:30am.Exactly like I expected it would be.i will come back.
badhack (32) San Francisco, California | January 3, 2015
76 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 12/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 8/10 OVERALL 16/20
Dive bar. This is a rock bar, donít come here if youíre dainty or delicate. Good beer list from mild to wild. Also a bottle list. Prices are great. No food, but Rosamunde next door sells sausages and you can bring them in.
jredmond (226) Manhattan, New York | December 14, 2014
78 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 12/15 FOOD N/A VALUE N/A OVERALL 17/20
A bit disappointed. Draft list was okay. Cash only which is a hassle. Bartender is in your face but in a nice way? Not too many bottles available worth getting. Maybe I caught them at a bad moment, but Toronado SD has been much better expierences imo.
troubles (175) Tel Aviv, Israel | November 25, 2014
70 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 6/10 SELECTION 10/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 8/10 OVERALL 15/20
Visited Friday night. Seems more like a nostalgic place than an up-to date spot. Selection is OK, nothing really amazing. Had 4 casks which is nice. No food whatsoever, service was not that pleasant, but i guess thatís like it is when itís packed. Itís nice for a first visit, but I donít think Iíll come back, there are other good places in town.
jonnyguns (41) , Australia | November 6, 2014
58 AMBIANCE 2/5 SERVICE 3/10 SELECTION 12/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 8/10 OVERALL 12/20
This place is fucking overrated...yeah they have a cool beer list with russian river etc on tap and its fucking cheap but the staff are rude and the ambiance is so out dated and boring. Good beer doesnt make a place, needs atmosphere...
AirForceHops (153) Epping, New Hampshire | August 22, 2014
78 AMBIANCE 2/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 14/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 16/20
What a dive!! Young crowd, jukebox in the back corner blasting hard rock, the place wasnít clean at all, in fact the floor was so sticky I could have done a Spider-Man impression and climbed on the ceiling.
Being from the East Coast 90% of the beers on tap I canít get back home so for me it was a win. However, I will say that it was NOT fun coming here on a Friday night. Nothing but college kids, I think Iím getting too old for that shit. Oh, and in case you have heard, cash only!!
alagnak (78) Littleton, Colorado | June 30, 2014
78 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 6/10 SELECTION 13/15 FOOD N/A VALUE N/A OVERALL 16/20
Not sure what to say on top of the other ~300 reviews. Itís an SF landmark for beers. Cash only - giant selection on the board over the bar. Not a place where you will get lyrical, comprehensive recommendations from the barkeeps, but the selection is awesome.
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