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Toronado

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Address: 547 Haight St, Lower Haight, San Francisco, CA 94117-3406
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+1 415-863-2276
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Sun - Sat 11:30 - 02:00
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Discriminating beer lovers have a wide selection of brews to choose from at...

Discriminating beer lovers have a wide selection of brews to choose from at this Lower Haight pub.

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A must visit if you're into craft beer

The tap list here is through the roof awesome, including PTE! The only bummer is the beer menu posted above the bar doesn't have any description of the beers (other than IPA's and... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
Lance S
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7 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The tap list here is through the roof awesome, including PTE! The only bummer is the beer menu posted above the bar doesn't have any description of the beers (other than IPA's and sours) and this place is usually pretty busy so it can be a little difficult to decide what you want. The bartenders are pretty friendly and very... More 

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Thank Lance S
Denver, Colorado
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Attempted to have a beer to celebrate an old friend's birthday Feb 28, 2017. The short, youngish bartender with long beard served him a beer, but immediately upon serving, took back the beer and had a nervous breakdown, indicating he was not going to serve a woman. Bartender then proceeded to verbally assault me with the "c" word, and spiraled... More 

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Thank amywsears
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I went to Toronado because I'm into US craft beer, and I'd heard they have a large number of drafts. I was happy to find an English bartender, but things quickly turned bad. The bartender was abusively rude. Okay, okay, so get that attitude is this place's quirk, and it's what to expect, and that's sort of fine... until they... More 

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Thank Ian B
New York City, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Toronado is the perfect beer bar. There is no other way to describe it. The focus is solely on the beer (bring your own food plus a great jukebox are both pluses) and their list is amazing. I was lucky enough to stop by during a Russian River tap takeover and was thrilled to enjoy multiple beers from Russian River... More 

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Thank John D
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 February 2017

Possibly the most crowded bar I have ever been in - which can only mean it's good. HUGE menu of beer choices - you are guaranteed to find something you like. And when you get hungry, try the sausage restaurant next door (they have vegetarian sausage too!). On top of the extensive beer list - despite having only two bartenders... More 

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 January 2017

There may not be a better place to get a pint in San Fran. Tons of options, and prices are great. Good atmosphere, friendly folks. My kind of place.

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Thank valzebub
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 January 2017 via mobile

We were staying close by on a road trip holiday that started in SF and checked this place out well in advance. I have to say that of all the places that we visited on our 1500 mile trip this place was by far the most memorable. It's got such a great vibe, the staff and service was second to... More 

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Thank Tony W
San Jose, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 December 2016 via mobile

The Toronado is a great locals place, a great after work place and where draft is king! Cash only! Anthony Bourdain visited here and loved this place, and you will too!

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San Francisco, California
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 November 2016 via mobile

From a San Franciscan that's been here a half dozen times. This is a dirty tourist trap with a good selection of beer on top but literally nothing else going for it. The staff are a bunch of racist, sexist trolls that delight in pissing off customers because you don't look or talk like they want you to. There's so... More 

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Cincinnati, Ohio
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 November 2016

A local introduced me to Toronado and that's probably on oft repeated story. When in the Haight and you're thirsty I do advise a pit stop here. First, bring cash. It's the only payment they take. Second, be prepared for busy and slightly gruff bartenders. Third, crane your neck upwards as you enter to take stock of the wide range... More 

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The area surrounding the intersection of Haight and Ashbury streets, “The Haight” still exudes vibes of the 1960s counterculture as a haven for vintage clothes, music, pop posters and body piercing shops. While the Summer of Love ended decades ago, Haight-Ashbury has turned into a melting pot of hippies, hipsters, and professionals. Walking through its streets can still feel like stepping back in time. A must-see neighbourhood for most music fans, it’s easy to see why these streets attracted the likes of the Grateful Dead and Janis Joplin. You’ll likely be content in The Haight day or night, just be sure to wear some flowers in your hair.
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