Toronado

Mayor: Heidbummer (2) | Taps: About 50 | Bottles: About 50
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  • AMBIANCE 5/5
  • SERVICE 6/10
  • SELECTION 13/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE 10/10
  • OVERALL 17/20
BigBang  (19) Indiana | September 15, 2008
I had long wanted to check this place out. You could easily miss this place just walking down Haight Street. Dark with tons of taps handles on the wall and other decor. Music was way too loud (had to yell to place an order) and bartender wasn’t too friendly or helpful. Value was great. $3 Pliny’s, etc. Lots of tap selection and several on cask as well. Bottle selection was decent as well.
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  • AMBIANCE 5/5
  • SERVICE 8/10
  • SELECTION 14/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE 10/10
  • OVERALL 19/20
Schlenkerla  (798) Vienna, Austria | September 12, 2018
Have been to this institutional beer bar many years ago. Awesome ambiance and beer selection. One of the best beer bars on earth!
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  • AMBIANCE 5/5
  • SERVICE 7/10
  • SELECTION 14/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE 8/10
  • OVERALL 18/20
Camons  (827) Hasselager, Denmark | July 20, 2018
Words to come
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  • AMBIANCE 5/5
  • SERVICE 9/10
  • SELECTION 14/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE 9/10
  • OVERALL 18/20
BeerandBlues2  (1120) Escondido, California | January 24, 2018
The quintessential American dive bar but with craft beer. The half door makes an even better entrance - I wonder how many drunk patrons run into this? Big guy at the door holding a tiny dog - classic. Great service with a "don't waste my time" attitude. Know what you want and get what you asked for. You can bring in food from outside and, since this is San Fran, there is food aplenty. Great vibe and one of America's iconic bars - a must visit.
94
  • AMBIANCE 5/5
  • SERVICE 8/10
  • SELECTION 15/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE 10/10
  • OVERALL 19/20
Tide  (41) Helsinki, Finland | November 23, 2017
Exquisite selection of craft beers, there's always lots of new stuff every week. Pliny on tap all the time. Pints cost $6 or even just $5 during happy hour. Proper rock style dive bar, jukebox playing Iron Maiden or Tool. The service is down to the point, order a beer from the list or someone else will be next. For some that's a problem, but I don't need to spend 5 minutes discussing a beer and blocking everyone else... My favorite place in SF.
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  • AMBIANCE 5/5
  • SERVICE 9/10
  • SELECTION 15/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE 10/10
  • OVERALL 20/20
ffbot  (21) Oakland, California | September 28, 2017
Awesome huge selection of taps. Small bar but great prompt service and I could stay there all night if I wanted to. No food I think. Cash only, which is kinda lame.
88
  • AMBIANCE 4/5
  • SERVICE 8/10
  • SELECTION 14/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE 10/10
  • OVERALL 18/20
Iznogud  (591) , Croatia | September 19, 2017
Ah, the famous Toronado. We sat just near the bar, lots of stickers, has a dive bar feel to it. We've visited in the afternoon, managed to find a place to sit, got busier half an hour later. Great selection, 50 taps, very good Russian River selection, also some Rare Barrel specials for the Toronado anniversary. Nice. Prices are great for SF. Finally, the service was OK. I had a situation after we've left I took some photos of the bar from outside which made the barman very upset. At one point I thought he's coming out after me. Obviously I broke the unwritten (or maybe written somewhere?) no photo rule so won't hold it against them. A must visit.
86
  • AMBIANCE 4/5
  • SERVICE 7/10
  • SELECTION 15/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE 7/10
  • OVERALL 17/20
PorterPounder  (600) Tallahassee, Florida | August 13, 2017
Visited here in early August ’17 while on vacation. Narrow digs, long bar, high top tables to the side, has an extra room to the side, Plenty of graffiti, beer paraphernalia, and other stuff all over the walls. Definitely fits the definition of a dive bar in appearance, but the tap list is superb, Full of California goodies such as Russian River, Moonlight, Beachwood, Lost Abbey, Lagunitas etc, Prices extremely reasonable, especially considering the area - $5 for a real pint (not a 12 oz shaker), Makes me shake my head how some local brewers charge up to $8 for a 10 or 12 oz pour. Barkeeps are all business, cash only. A must stop if anywhere near Haight Street.
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  • AMBIANCE 5/5
  • SERVICE 5/10
  • SELECTION 14/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE 10/10
  • OVERALL 18/20
tricksta_p  (303) Steenwijk, Netherlands | June 16, 2017
Visited twice during our stay in town. Rough heavy rock/metal look and atmosphere, which suits me just fine. Heard some familiar and awesome tunes, even some death metal on the second visit. Great selection of mostly Cali craft, among them three Russian River including Pliny for very fair prices. Prices in general are absolutely great for expensive SF, you can get half pints of great beers for 3-4 bucks. Service however is minimal to say the least, the bartender looked bored and uninterested on both occassions. I am definitely not ’charmed’ by this kind of take it or leave it attitude. He was fast to respond to my needs though. Worst toilet I’ve ever been to in an elite beer spot. Overall a must-visit in SF, this place would be world class with better service.
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  • AMBIANCE 5/5
  • SERVICE 8/10
  • SELECTION 14/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE 9/10
  • OVERALL 20/20
vtafro  (92) Wayne, New Jersey | May 22, 2017
Great draft and bottle list, reasonable prices, (except Cable Car, but it was available!) NO food, but nice sausage place next door. Both highly recommended.
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  • AMBIANCE 4/5
  • SERVICE 8/10
  • SELECTION 11/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE 8/10
  • OVERALL 17/20
fldpi  (5) , Switzerland | March 27, 2017
Nice bar with a nice selection of craft beer. I had my first (and so far only) pint of pliny here :D

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