Toronado | San Francisco, California
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Excellent based on 299 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: AirForceHops (4) | Taps: About 50 | Bottles: About 50


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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 95, 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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299 reviews for Toronado
 Ambiance  75%
 Service  68%
 Selection  89%
 Food  80%
 Value  83%
 Overall  85%
 Rating  95%
Rating Distribution

  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 7/10   SELECTION 12/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 7/10   OVERALL 16/20
Frank  (61) Chicago, Illinois | 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 3/5   SERVICE 5/10   SELECTION 14/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 10/10   OVERALL 15/20
empedokles  (34) , 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  (122) 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  (15) Zurich, Switzerland | February 6, 2015
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 7/10   SELECTION 14/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 8/10   OVERALL 18/20
svastuber  (2) , Australia | January 25, 2015
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.
  AMBIANCE 3/5   SERVICE 7/10   SELECTION 12/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 8/10   OVERALL 16/20
badhack  (32) San Francisco, California | January 3, 2015
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
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.
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 6/10   SELECTION 10/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 8/10   OVERALL 15/20
troubles  (175) Tel Aviv, Israel | November 25, 2014
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.
  AMBIANCE 2/5   SERVICE 3/10   SELECTION 12/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 8/10   OVERALL 12/20
jonnyguns  (41) , Australia | November 6, 2014
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...
  AMBIANCE 2/5   SERVICE 7/10   SELECTION 14/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 7/10   OVERALL 16/20
AirForceHops  (153) Epping, New Hampshire | August 22, 2014
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
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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