The scene at this place is interesting - an odd mix of metal and hipster that I haven’t encountered before, but somehow works. Expect lots of young, tattooed people with a few middle-aged professionals mixed in. The beer list was solid, but the real highlight was the awesome beer garden out back. Great place to hang out.
Visited on a Saturday evening in March 2016. The place was not crowded at all, probably because of the bad weather.
I liked this place, it was rather dark but with a quick and friendly service. The selection was nice, 50 taps. I would love to sit in the beer garden during a nice summer evening.
I also liked the fact that one was not allowed to take photos at this place.
Hipster beer garden. Very interesting place that has mostly widely available beers in pitchers, and bloody mary’s. Great people watching, good prices, and some rare beers. Fun place to hang out, but I wouldn’t expect crazy beers.
Divey, biker metal/punk bar with a few tables and billiards inside, and an awesome beer garden outside. Service was quick and friendly enough. Selection was great, a whole bunch of local draught and some killer selections otherwise. Cash only, but the prices are pretty low for a big city. Definitely a cool spot.
Very divey with a metal/punk feel. Lots of loud music and packed on the weekend. Service was extremely quick and the selection was excellent, as were the prices. A little rough around the edges for me but if you’re into that sort of thing, this is the place to go.
Punky rough-around-the-edges place that knows what they’re doing. They know what they don’t like (credit cards, phones, and babies), and they know what they like (good beer, hamburgers, and sausages). The bier garden is pretty cool, but also a little rough around the edges. The bratwurst I had was pretty darn good. The main reason to come here, though, is the beer selection, which was large and high-quality. They’re open early (and their kitchen is too), which is a plus.
Visited the 12th February 2015 - Between Mission and the Downtown, you will find the Zeitgeist. Ambiance is heavy metal and stoner with good beer and cocktails. All what I like ! I have been there for the event : Anderson Valley during the beer week. The selection of beer is really amazingg with 50 taps, I thinks it’s the biggest selection on tap I have never seen! Price are nice and service is clean. The staff is really friendly as the people inside. The place is not so clean but it’s ok and you will like the beer garden outside! Really exclusive for San Francisco! A good place if you like good beer and heavy metal. The place is on the same philosophy as the Toronado.
Finally visited the other night with a friend. As most have noted - the interior reminds me of Toronado. Dive bar with a huge Taplist that smells like good beer and Murphy’s Oil soap.
The obvious main attraction is the covered outdoor beer garden, which is a great place to spend a cool SF evening over some great beer. Selection was inflated due to the start of SF Beer Week, but as I understand it, it’s usually great anyway.
First stop of in our USA trip and boy did this place kick start a month of loose craft beer times! Came here on a Saturday afternoon and the beer garden was pumping. Pitchers of sculpin to get things going. Great vibe and atmosphere. Everyone was so friendly. Craft and good vibes work so well. Go here instead of Toronado!!