Taps: 43 / Bottles: -
Cask: Y / Beer-to-Go: Y
Ratings: 321 | Reviews: 292 | Show All Ratings:
Reviews by MiScusi:
4.63/5 rDev +8.9%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.5 | $
Atmosphere: We got there around 2:00 in the afternoon. This is just about the only place I could tolerate blaring music in a small room. It just goes with the whole feel of the place. People just casually sitting around talking, having beers, dogs walking through the place, etc. Really unique.
Quality: They know how to serve their beers. Belgians get Belgian tulips and the rest get pint glasses.
Service: The bartender was right there when I needed and he filled out order very fast. I also gave him way too much money for our first round cause I didn't know it was happy hour and he promptly told me about that.
Selection: Really really good. Lots of NorCal stuff... some interesting belgians. Personally I would have liked to see even more NorCal stuff on tap that we may never see down south.
Food: I guess the sausage place next door is practically the Toronado's. The sausages are awesome. I had the beer sausage with chili and mild chili's.
I'm sure my rating could change if I was there on a crowded night, but I wasn't, so this review is based on my experience on a weekday afternoon during happy hour.
06-16-2008 21:04:02 | More by MiScusi
More User Reviews:
3.68/5 rDev -13.4%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 3.75 | service: 2.5 | selection: 4.5 | $$
Overall a great beer bar. Visited during SF beer week. At the time they had over 50 barleywines on tap from a excellent selection of breweries. The atmosphere was loud and bustling. Frequently shoulder to shoulder throughout the bar. The bar was fairly dirty and there was a lot of toilet paper on the floor throughout the bar. The service was poor, but the knowledge was great.
02-19-2014 01:21:50 | More by jaydoc
4.3/5 rDev +1.2%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.5 | $$
Stopped in here twice during SF beer week, once for an event and another when nothing was going on. I have wanted to check this place out ever since I stopped at the one in SD, glad I could finally visit it. Atmosphere was exactly how I expected it to be, jam packed and loud. Tons of people all over the place enjoying themselves, some a little too much. I like these kinds of beer bars so if you don't I could see why some wouldn't like it. Service was good even when they were getting slammed with orders. I had a bit of trouble getting their attention but once they saw me it was smooth sailing. Quality was high on the beer end, correct glasses and such, the bar itself could use a hose down every once in a while but it wasn't that bad. Selection was excellent as expected. I was able to try a bunch of the Moonlight beers which was awesome as well as Anchor OBA which has been on my wants for years, all of which was after the -tion night beers which were incredible. Since they are connected to the sausage house next door I am just going to include it, the merguez sausage was awesome. Prices were quite good, even during the event. Overall it was exactly what I was expecting, and even a little more. I would be a regular here if I lived in the bay area.
02-17-2014 18:57:09 | More by orangesol
Toronado in San Francisco, CA
94 out of 100 based on 321 ratings.