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Beer Available At Toronado (arranged by most recent)
Russian River Pliny the Elder 100, Firestone Walker PNC 99, Magnolia Proving Ground IPA 92, Russian River Damnation 98, Moonlight Death and Taxes 97, The Bruery Batch #1000: Bryeian 97, Golden Road Wolf Among Weeds IPA 92, Heretic Evil Cousin 97, Ballast Point Brother Levonian Saison 71, San Francisco Brewers Guild Green Death 2013 51, Freewheel Ironbridge Hybrid IPA , Sierra Nevada Hoptimum 100, Moonlight Twist of Fate Bitter Ale 88, Moonlight Reality Czeck 95, Midnight Sun Hop Dog Double Wheat IPA 95, Peak Organic Weiss Principal 74, Boneyard Nefarious 94, Moonlight Bombay by Boat IPA 93, Bison Organic Hop Cuvee 68, Speakeasy Ales and Lagers Accomplice
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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 I’ve been there over 20 times in 10 years and can’t remember more than 2 good night (of bartenders). I’m 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 wasn’t busy (12/16/06)without being served (which is why they left), I’d 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. They’re not there. I can’t believe such a baddass city A) doesn’t have more great beer bars already, and B) hasn’t 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.
fletchfighters (56) , Australia | December 12, 2013
70 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 10/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 14/20
Utter dive bar. Loud, noisy, and smelly. Nice to smell weed right off the bat there. For a busy night I got good service and was impressed by that.
Tap list was a bit meh and bottle list was not any better but the markup was worse.
Yes it is a historical place in beer culture but not my type of place.
VastActiv (13) Oulu, Finland | December 5, 2013
86 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 9/10 SELECTION 13/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 8/10 OVERALL 17/20
Has some sense of original beer culture. No hints of commercial bullshit. Toilets are fabulous. Lady behind desk seems to know every customer expect me (which is natural because this is my first time here). Because I am Finnish I have to say something negative: All beers are very cold.
emartell (23) Zapopan, Jalisco, Mexico | December 3, 2013
70 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 5/10 SELECTION 11/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 9/10 OVERALL 15/20
Buen ambiente, aun que en general el lugar y rumbo no son de lo más amigables.
Buenq selección de ceevezas, ya que sin ser la más extensa, tienen excelentes cervezas, incluso algunas muy buenas añejadas.
El precio es justo y el servicio sumamente básico.
Aun así muy recomendable.
5150datkins (11) Washington DC | November 16, 2013
76 AMBIANCE 2/5 SERVICE 6/10 SELECTION 13/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 8/10 OVERALL 17/20
I guess Im just too old for this shit, classic dive bar, smells bad, sticky tables, grumpy bartenders, decent selection but I am just not into it.
iacopino_IpA (111) , | October 24, 2013
82 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 6/10 SELECTION 13/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 8/10 OVERALL 18/20
Historic bar in SF!!! Tap selection is awesome and solid ( very similar to the San Diego one!) cool ambiance, always very crowdy!
Bottle selection was good, but maybe I was expecting a little bit more... The service was pretty bad (maybe cause of the amount of people!). I know that maybe I am the only one in the world, but I prefer the SD location. Hope to see one day this place and the bartenders more relaxed and have a chat with them!
nate2g (530) Boomtown! / Waikato, New Zealand | October 19, 2013
86 AMBIANCE 5/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 12/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 8/10 OVERALL 18/20
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.
feltondengler (2) | October 18, 2013
78 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 6/10 SELECTION 13/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 6/10 OVERALL 17/20
Well worth a visit every time I visit San Francisco. Always special beers on tap
joshklein069 (14) Vermont | September 26, 2013
66 AMBIANCE 2/5 SERVICE 2/10 SELECTION 12/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 17/20
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.
ACD (29) Dublin, Ireland | September 16, 2013
84 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 14/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 9/10 OVERALL 18/20
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.
noradeirdre (16) New Orleans, Louisiana | September 15, 2013
90 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 14/15 FOOD 10/10 VALUE 9/10 OVERALL 19/20
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.
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