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Toronado

Not Rated.
ToronadoToronado
BA SCORE
95
world-class

376 Ratings
Ratings: 376
Reviews: 300
rAvg: 4.28
pDev: 13.08%
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 mzwolinski:
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mzwolinski

California

5/5  rDev +16.8%

This is a terrific bar. I was really excited to go once I looked at their web site -- 46 beers on tap, 3 of them cask-conditioned, and all of them exceptionally well-chosen. There's also a substantial list of bottled beer, including a few collectable (and expensive) selections. I envy the SF residents who get to attend the many beer-related events at the bar. Just this month I see a tasting with Allagash and a wonderful looking Belgian beer dinner. The atmosphere was surprising -- about half the crowd has lots of body piercings and tattoos, and the other half are very obviously beer geeks. Not much in between. The barkeep was friendly and knew alot about the beer. Great happy hour prices in the afternoon. There's really not much to complain about here! An absolute must-visit should you find yourself in the city by the bay.

04-07-2003 10:31:20 | More by mzwolinski
More User Reviews:
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mike312

New York

5/5  rDev +16.8%

Typical dive bar, okay service, but their second-to-none beer selection (Russian River, Alpine, etc.) speaks for itself.

08-28-2014 19:36:40 | More by mike312
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TNeedles

California

5/5  rDev +16.8%

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

California

5/5  rDev +16.8%

08-20-2014 11:35:21 | More by ubiq3000
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Justinsosmart

California

4.5/5  rDev +5.1%

08-17-2014 00:45:22 | More by Justinsosmart
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breathmint

Florida

4.25/5  rDev -0.7%

08-10-2014 20:29:40 | More by breathmint
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forthrightStew

California

3/5  rDev -29.9%

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

California

4.5/5  rDev +5.1%

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

District of Columbia

4.25/5  rDev -0.7%

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%

08-04-2014 02:12:49 | More by IBUQT
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Toronado in San Francisco, CA
95 out of 100 based on 376 ratings.