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Toronado

Not Rated.
ToronadoToronado
BA SCORE
95
world-class

375 Ratings
Ratings: 375
Reviews: 299
rAvg: 4.27
pDev: 13.11%
Taps: 43
Bottles: 0
Cask: Y
Beer-to-Go: Y
[ Bar ]

547 Haight St
San Francisco, California, 94117-3406
United States
phone: (415) 863-2276

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Reviews by DrinkNoH2O:
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DrinkNoH2O

California

3.18/5  rDev -25.5%

Interesting place. We stopped here before the Phish show on Sunday - my buddy who lives in the neighborhood highly recommended.

The beer list honestly was pretty average, nothing that seemed overly unique other than the Toronado 25th anniversary which was a quite tasty wild ale from RR. Everything was poured well and served in proper glassware.

The vibe was upbeat as most people there were headed to the concert later, but the music was terrible. Straight heavy metal the entire time - my buddy said that's all they ever play. At least it wasn't loud.

I really liked the setup and interior - classic pub that was well maintained.

The service was flat out terrible. The place was busy but by no means packed. We quickly found a table and went to the bar to order. After waiting what we thought was an acceptable amount of time the male bartender still completely ignored us and strolled back and forth looking for his regular customers to help and no one else. The female bartender got into an argument with another patron further down the bar (we couldn't hear what was going on) then proceeded to storm off shouting "fucking douchebag" as she walked away. She then proceeded to ignore everyone for at least 10 minutes while she washed glasses (never mind the entire wall of clean glasses behind her) while the male still continued to stand around and only serve his friends.

We finally got a beer after patiently waiting directly at the bar for close to 20 minutes minutes.

I won't be going back here. Such a shame - I just wanted to hand them my money for a few beers but they made that very difficult.

08-21-2012 20:05:15 | More by DrinkNoH2O
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TNeedles

California

5/5  rDev +17.1%

08-21-2014 06:32:49 | More by TNeedles
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ubiq3000

California

5/5  rDev +17.1%

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California

4.5/5  rDev +5.4%

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Florida

4.25/5  rDev -0.5%

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forthrightStew

California

3/5  rDev -29.7%

08-10-2014 03:47:03 | More by forthrightStew
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JoeyStats707

California

4.5/5  rDev +5.4%

08-05-2014 21:38:29 | More by JoeyStats707
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nmann08

District of Columbia

4.25/5  rDev -0.5%

We stopped in starting at 3pm on a Friday and it was a great time to be there. We were able to get a seat in the bar area, rather than the back room (which is dark and quiet). It was 3/4 full and we stayed for a few hours. We left around 7pm and it was just starting to fill up.

The day-time bartender is good, but a bit of curmudgeon. Maybe that's his charm? When they changed over at about 5pm, it was like night and day, super friendly and engaging.

I thought the bottle list was a little weak when we visited, but I must admit, I had previously decided I was pulling the trigger on anything super rare they may have.

The tap list is great as expected. Toronado has a good reputation, lots of reviews, and I can promise that it is as advertised still to this day. If you haven't been, go and enjoy.

08-05-2014 17:42:49 | More by nmann08
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IBUQT

Oregon

4.75/5  rDev +11.2%

08-04-2014 02:12:49 | More by IBUQT
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Alpar

Minnesota

4.25/5  rDev -0.5%

08-03-2014 14:58:03 | More by Alpar
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Toronado in San Francisco, CA
95 out of 100 based on 375 ratings.