Toronado

Mayor: JohnGalt1 (4) | Taps: About 50 | Bottles: About 50
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Beers At Toronado

NameABVEntered
Sante Adairius Simpleton6.4%4/16/2017
Deschutes Fresh Squeezed IPA6.4%4/2/2017
Lost Abbey Cable Car7%2/15/2017
Speakeasy Double Daddy IPA (Blood Orange)8.5%2/15/2017
AleSmith Speedway Stout - Mokasida Coffee12%2/15/2017
Boulevard / Firestone Walker Collaboration No. 6 Barrel-Aged Blend12.5%2/15/2017
Firestone Walker Walkerís Cuvee #24.8%2/12/2017
Firestone Walker Parabajava14%2/12/2017
The Rare Barrel Another World5.8%2/12/2017
Firestone Walker Walkerís Cuvee5.7%2/12/2017
Russian River Temptation7.25%2/12/2017
Drakes Hop Vice6.2%2/12/2017
Russian River Blind Pig IPA6.1%2/12/2017
Russian River Hop 2 It5.5%2/7/2017
Burning Beard Holy The Voyd Coffe Stout6%2/7/2017
Grimm Super Spruce4.7%2/7/2017
Russian River Happy Hops5.46%2/7/2017
Societe The Butcher9.8%1/17/2017
Fremont Three Mattís Barrel-Aged Reserve Blend (Barrel Greatness)0%1/16/2017
Lagunitas Dark Swan8.7%11/17/2016
Almanac Grand Cru White Ed. 210.6%11/14/2016
Almanac Dogpatch Grand Cru10.5%11/14/2016
Kern River Long Swim8.2%11/14/2016
Sante Adairius Lagger5.3%11/14/2016
Alpha Acid Juice Bigalow IPA6.7%11/14/2016
Fieldwork Galaxy Juice6.6%11/14/2016
Lagunitas Willett Whiskey Barrel-Aged Imperial Stout11.7%11/14/2016
Alvarado Street Contains No Juice8.1%11/14/2016
Barebottle Galaxy Dust6.1%11/14/2016
Stone Foudre Aged Imperial Saison10.6%9/22/2016
Lagunitas Lucky 138.56%9/5/2016
Lost Abbey Veritas 0166.5%8/31/2016
Anchor Porter5.6%8/30/2016
Moonlight Simcoe Szack5.3%6/8/2016
Cellarmaker Party Ghost6.6%6/6/2016
Lost Abbey Box Set: Track #8 (Number of the Beast)13.7%6/5/2016
New Belgium La Folie7%6/5/2016
Almanac Tropical Platypus6%6/5/2016
Russian River Pliny the Elder8%6/5/2016
Cellarmaker Modern Day Warrior6.5%5/19/2016
Cellarmaker Maltster of Puppets4.5%4/30/2016


80
  • AMBIANCE 3/5
  • SERVICE 8/10
  • SELECTION 13/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE N/A
  • OVERALL 16/20
dmtroyer  (24) Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania | April 2, 2008
I read about this and decided I must go. With friends in the lower haight, it was quite easy to find. My first impression was mixed, the bartender couldnít find the tap of my requested beer and had to opt for another choice. I was a bit turned off, but had a great time... and the bartender totally changed my impression of the place when they brought me a glass of the first beer that couldnít be found the first time on the house. highly recommended. expect anything. I highly recommend the caveís awesome falafel to pair.
72
  • AMBIANCE 2/5
  • SERVICE 5/10
  • SELECTION 14/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE N/A
  • OVERALL 15/20
ChazMania  (13) Oceanside, California | March 25, 2008
This place is a pretty interesting experience. Based on reputation I thought it would be bigger and have an outdoor area. When we walked in I thought well, this is a tiny ass hole in the wall place but holy crap their beer selection is awesome! I had been to 5 places in the Bay Area looking for Pliny the Elder on tap. I found it here! I had 2. Then I had a Lagunitas Hop Stoopid. The bartender was a hard ass but he did help me quickly once I got his attention. It was LOUD in there on a Saturday afternoon. People smoking weed on the sidewalk so the occasional scent of that wafts in. So, great beer, but not a place I could hang in often, and the bathroom as a nasty of a bar bathroom I have ever seen.
90
  • AMBIANCE 1/5
  • SERVICE 10/10
  • SELECTION 15/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE N/A
  • OVERALL 19/20
Slopoke  (10) San Francisco, California | March 4, 2008
Place stinks, tons of douchebags, stay out!! Stop trying to talk to me at the bar. I donít want to talk to you.
62
  • AMBIANCE 3/5
  • SERVICE 3/10
  • SELECTION 10/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE N/A
  • OVERALL 15/20
doubleo  (18) San Diego, California | February 25, 2008
I went to the Toronado twice in the last week while on vacation. The first time I went was on 2/17/08 at the tail end of the BW Fest(mistake) and the second time was the night of 2/20/08. The place is basically a dive bar with maybe 10 tables and 20 seats along the bar. Lots of tap handles and other historical breweriana line the walls. My favorite was the passenger side door of the Bear Republic Racer 5 race car. The bartenders are not very friendly, basically to get served you have to wave some greenbacks at íem. The place is CASH ONLY so be forewarned. When I went on 2/17/08 I was too late for any of the good BWís and they hadnít replaced hardly any of the blown BWís with their regular taps so there were probably 30+ empty taps. Anyway, that one is my fault. The night of 2/20/08 there were only about 10 BWís left on tap but still only maybe 15 other taps up and running... Still many empty taps. Very dissappointing, I drank alot of Blind Pig those two visits. Ah well, bad timing on my part, slow tapping on theirs. The potential is definitely there though.
90
  • AMBIANCE 5/5
  • SERVICE 10/10
  • SELECTION 13/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE N/A
  • OVERALL 17/20
jmcinerny  (2) Maryland | February 7, 2008
Toronado is a great bar in my opinion but only a very good beer bar. Visited at 4:00PM X-mas eve of 2007, my two brothers in law and I were able to slip away from a family gathering. Toronado is a great bar because it is a dive and I love dives. It attracts everyone from long haired, pierced and tattooed twenty somethings to balding, gray haired sixty something beer enthusiasts. Its jukebox is all over the map. It only takes cash and does not serve its own food but you can get a sausage from next door. I imagine that it is jammed and loud on a busy night. However, I went at an off time and not many people were there. Another plus, it is open to 6:00PM on Christmas eve then opens at 5:00 on Christmas day. As for the beer, yes it is very good, about fifty taps (I think four casks) and about fifty bottles. Very California and Belgium centric, which is very very good by any beer loverís standards, but I do not think it is great. It is not that hard to be California and Belgium centric when you are a San Francisco bar. In short, I love this place!!!
84
  • AMBIANCE 4/5
  • SERVICE 7/10
  • SELECTION 13/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE N/A
  • OVERALL 18/20
ojclark  (5) Santa Monica, California | February 4, 2008
About 50 taps: 4 are cask beers. Great selection representing California (and other US) craft beers, with some very nice Belgian and European selections as well. Not the biggest selection Iíve seen, but certainly one of the best. No BS place serving great beers in an unpretentious atmosphere. Hundreds of tap handles, beer glasses, stickers, etc. decorate the walls. Dozens of empty 3L Duvel bottles lined up along back wall. Seems like CBGBs would have been like this had it been a beer bar. Service is not warm, but is generally very good.
80
  • AMBIANCE 4/5
  • SERVICE 7/10
  • SELECTION 13/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE N/A
  • OVERALL 16/20
MIBRomeo  (142) Wisconsin | February 2, 2008
Nice place... lots of taps.. I was disappointed in the lack of anything special there this past weekend, but Iíd go again.
92
  • AMBIANCE 4/5
  • SERVICE 8/10
  • SELECTION 15/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE N/A
  • OVERALL 19/20
OldChuffy  (17) | January 23, 2008
A must stop for beer lovers in San Francisco. Crowded and noisy, but the draft beer selection is outstanding. I had an Anchor Old Foghorn and Drakeís Russian Imperial Stout, among others. Not to be missed.
76
  • AMBIANCE 3/5
  • SERVICE 6/10
  • SELECTION 13/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE N/A
  • OVERALL 16/20
hapjydeuce  (22) Carlsbad, California | January 17, 2008
Toronado is a definite must for any enthusiast visiting San Fran. Smaller place that gets a bit cramped on the weekend nights, and bar access can be tough. Somewhat reminds me of the old Liarís Club scene in Mission Beach. But they have a great tap list and a broad cellar list that makes up for it. They always carry some bomb RR stuff, and the bottle menu will send you home with something.
88
  • AMBIANCE 4/5
  • SERVICE 7/10
  • SELECTION 14/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE N/A
  • OVERALL 19/20
cloudskipper  (3) Kaneohe, Hawaii | January 3, 2008
I love this place. I go there often as I work a mere 3 min. walk from it, and Iíve never been disappointed. The service is not the best, thatís true, but the beer selection is. So many choices from so many acclaimed breweries, and is the only place Iíve seen an Alesmith beer on tap in NorCal (Speedway Stout. Yum). Grab a sausage next door at Rosamunde and stick around. Its always an enjoyable experience.
42
  • AMBIANCE 1/5
  • SERVICE 1/10
  • SELECTION 15/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE N/A
  • OVERALL 4/20
UofFkid  (32) Orlando, Florida | December 28, 2007
Toronado has been built up as a beer mecca in San Fran. This was a must see on our list while in town for a short period of time. We were so dissapointed. Now donít get me wrong they have one of the best beer offerings Iíve ever come across. The problem was the bartender wasnít pleased to serve them to you. Definetly an interesting neighborhood and neat for any out of towner but once inside the fun stopped. The place is about as big as my walk in closet and dark and dirty. The bartender reminds of Seinfeldís Soup Nazi. Know what you want to order and have cash in hand!! One of the biggest positives was that they didnít offer food but you could bring in food from outside. I scored some of the best BBQ Iíve ever had from across the street. Toughed it out long enough to grab lunch and dinner, loved the food so much. Canít say much about Toronado, go in with low expectations and you may come away happy. Beer selection is to die for, I could do without the staff.

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