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Reviews by PuckLSHS:
4.36/5 rDev +2.6%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4 | $$
Went to the Toronado after it was recommended to me by the owner of Naja's and the brewmaster at Hoptown. I took it that those were pretty damn good recommendations, so this must be a place I had to hit up.
Walked in the pub at around 10pm on a Saturday night. It was quite hoppin', but we still found a place to sit and sidled up to the bar to order a few pints.
I tried a few of the local beers and settled on a Moonlight Bombay by the Boat IPA and the Speakeasy Old Godfather. I also ended up trying the New Belgium 2 Below and the Full Sail Wreck the Halls. The place was rather crowded, so I didn't ask for too many tastes before deciding on what I wanted. They had a ton of Craft Brews on tap and most of them were pretty big beers. It was like heaven for beer drinkers.
The environment was full of men and seemed rather punky, but it was very comfortable. It didn't have that pick-up bar feel which is very nice. Nothing like going to a place with a bunch of meat heads bothering the hell out of you.
I don't know if there was food in the place, but I do know that you can order full on German sausage from the place next door. I don't eat meat, or else I would have tried it...it smelled rather good.
I would hit this place up anytime. Too bad I don't currently live in San Fran. If I did, the bar would know me by name.
04-20-2006 21:56:43 | More by PuckLSHS
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3.68/5 rDev -13.4%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 3.75 | service: 2.5 | selection: 4.5 | $$
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.