Toronado | San Francisco, California
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Excellent based on 305 ratings
Type: Bar

547 Haight St
San Francisco, California United States 94117 [ print map ]
415 863 2276 | facebook

Hours: 11:30am to 2:00am daily

Mayor: b3shine (2) | Taps: About 50 | Bottles: About 50


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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, Thirsty Bear Bearly Legal Barley Wine 93, Deschutes Fresh Squeezed IPA 98
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305 reviews for Toronado
 Ambiance  75%
 Service  68%
 Selection  89%
 Food  80%
 Value  83%
 Overall  84%
 Rating  95%
Rating Distribution

  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 7/10   SELECTION 12/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 7/10   OVERALL 16/20
Frank  (73) San Francisco, California | March 22, 2012
This place gets serious traffic even on a weekday afternoon so if you donít like crowds go early. The reputation of this place really preceded it in my case and it is indeed a very nice beer bar. It has sort of a tough rock-n-roll vibe to it and a heavy focus on California beers.The tap list was great and there were plenty of beers to try for sure, esp. for someone visiting from out of state. This place reminds me quite a lot of being in the Maproom in Chicago where you can just tell that itís been a great beer bar for forever and not somewhere cashing in on a trend.
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 12/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 9/10   OVERALL 16/20
WingmanWillis  (594) , England | November 14, 2015
Visited on a Tuesday night in November 2015. Dive bar on Haight St, great range of beer on, music pumping and decent service. Sat in the back room which was fairly quiet, tried a couple of good beers. Itís a good place to go visit but think other places in the city are better.
  AMBIANCE 1/5   SERVICE 1/10   SELECTION 13/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 8/10   OVERALL 10/20
reggiedunlop  (178) The dub c, Pennsylvania | August 4, 2015
Visited on a recent trip out to the left coast for beercation. I drank 1 beer and left. The draft lineup was nice and the bottles were great but the place was not merely a dive was filthy. Like sticky bar and old crust jammed in the crack where the bar was attached filthy with a nasty stench in the air. And I wouldíve tolerated that if it werenít for rude awful service...the guy had the air about him that said "Iíve been doing this for years. Longer than you. And Iím too cool for it which makes me special. Which makes you unimportant." And his service backed it up. A guy who makes a snide comment when you were unaware that they didnít take credit cards (my bad...I live 3000 miles away and after is 2015) and then barely speaks at all in taking orders is not cool, hip, or any other characteristic that he fancies himself. Heís a poor server/bartender and needs to reconsider his chosen profession. I was thoroughly disappointed after being very excited to go there and will never go back.
  AMBIANCE 5/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 15/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 8/10   OVERALL 18/20
daknole  (447) Scottsdale, Arizona | July 23, 2015
Finally made it. Awesome dive bar feel with a shit ton of great beer. Cash only.
  AMBIANCE 2/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 12/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 7/10   OVERALL 15/20
sthlm  (145) Duluth, Minnesota | July 2, 2015
Stopped by on a Monday evening. Small, dark place with fairly loud music, but surprisingly easy to get a table. Bartender was pretty friendly and service was fast. Prices were decent, and the taplist was solid, albeit not amazing. Only being able to pay in cash is a pain. Definitely worth a stop, but not a place I would visit often if I lived in San Francisco.
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 13/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 8/10   OVERALL 17/20
SinH4  (50) Garching, Germany | June 26, 2015
Been there during a visit of San Francisco. A very rustic Pub atmosphere, but thatís how I like it! It was quite crowded, but the barkeeper always served us quite fast. Selection is nice and international, but also some locals - many people come here for Pliny I guess. Seeing a 2014 Cable Car bottle for 60$ to drink on the premises is not that nice. Taps are pretty cheap for CA. Paid 5$ for the Pliny I had during Happy Hour, would have been 6 otherwise. Definitely one of *the* places to check out in San Francisco.
  AMBIANCE 3/5   SERVICE 5/10   SELECTION 12/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 7/10   OVERALL 14/20
DeanF  (64) Northwest Territories | June 21, 2015
Went there years ago and remember it well. Lots of craft beers on the chalkboard and busy with a wide variety of folks. Not the cheapest place around but pretty good for picking out craft beer selections.
  AMBIANCE 5/5   SERVICE 9/10   SELECTION 15/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 10/10   OVERALL 20/20
svastuber  (23) , Australia | June 18, 2015
Been here twice and its a great bar in San Francisco. The selection is very good, I only concentrated on the taps. Pliny the Elder for $5.Very crowded at 11:30am.Exactly like I expected it would be. I will be coming back as often as I can!
  AMBIANCE 3/5   SERVICE 5/10   SELECTION 14/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 10/10   OVERALL 15/20
empedokles  (54) , Sweden | May 22, 2015
Great beers for cheap! Ambience is special.
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 14/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 9/10   OVERALL 19/20
sir__v  (154) Lille, France | February 17, 2015
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.
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 9/10   SELECTION 15/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 10/10   OVERALL 19/20
anstei  (24) Zurich, Switzerland | February 6, 2015

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