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Toronado

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ToronadoToronado
BA SCORE
95
world-class

417 Ratings
Ratings: 417
Reviews: 310
rAvg: 4.28
pDev: n/a
Taps: 43
Bottles: --
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 willjschmidt:
Photo of willjschmidt
4.28/5  rDev 0%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 5

I visited the Toronado for the first time yesterday. I was a little worried after reading some of the reviews on here. I was expecting an absolute dump with rude bartenders and a phenomenal beer selection. I was very pleased to discover that it wasn't nearly as bad as some people made it out to be.

The atmosphere is that of a dive bar. The walls are covered with magnums, labels, coasters, beer signs, old tap handles, etc. It is dimly lit but not as bad as I expected. I went in on 6PM on a Sunday and the front room was full but the back was empty. We were able to go into the back room and have a conversation at normal voice levels. It's not the cleanest place you'll ever see but it's not bad. The clientele was just your regular 30-something year old lower Haight San Franciscans. Again, nothing bad about this at all. There was also a dog in the bar which was kind of cool.

I can only review the service from a sample size of one. When I went to the bar the bartender came right over and took my order. She wasn't exactly friendly but she was fine. No problems here at all.

The selection is simply amazing. Around 45 beers on tap, lots of local stuff and imported Belgians and Germans. This is why people come here. All in all I would say that it was a good experience. I will definitely be stopping in whenever I can.

More User Reviews:
Photo of Bigdoc91
4.87/5  rDev +13.8%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 5 | service: 4.75 | selection: 5

Photo of benzalman
4.22/5  rDev -1.4%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5

Photo of ChaseTheAce
4.07/5  rDev -4.9%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4.25

Photo of M_chav
4.93/5  rDev +15.2%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 4.75

Any place that has PtY on tap is great, fast paced and fun place to visit - don't get offended!

Photo of noproduction
4.58/5  rDev +7%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4 | selection: 5

Photo of Deggar
4.39/5  rDev +2.6%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.75

Photo of Spaceman_Jer
4.41/5  rDev +3%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4.75 | service: 3.25 | selection: 5

Photo of BartS
3.74/5  rDev -12.6%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.25 | service: 1.75 | selection: 5

Photo of erha2
4.36/5  rDev +1.9%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5

I personally had no problems with the bartenders but could see trouble for clueless customers. Love the speed metal vibe while drinking some of the best beers in the world. They had Cable Car for $60 or $80/bottle depending on vintage.

Photo of almostjay
4.23/5  rDev -1.2%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 3.5 | selection: 4.75

Photo of Dodgerrigo77
4.9/5  rDev +14.5%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 5 | service: 4.75 | selection: 5

The original, come correct or get to steppin.

Photo of Robert17529
4.33/5  rDev +1.2%
vibe: 3 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4 | selection: 4.75

Photo of babyrocks
4.5/5  rDev +5.1%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5

Photo of jbriggs7
3.9/5  rDev -8.9%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.75 | service: 2 | selection: 4.75

Photo of MichaelLamb
4.53/5  rDev +5.8%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.75

Photo of jimh67
4.81/5  rDev +12.4%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4.5 | service: 5 | selection: 5

I've been wanting to visit this place for a long time. It was everything I was looking for and more....
Patrons and staff were awesome! Sat with one of the staff (steeler fan) and watched MNF-Falcons/Packers. Very knowledagble on beer and suggested some bay area breweries that I might like-Faction in Alameda-I was staying in east bay. It is def. worth the trip across the bay bridge.
Forgot how good the Pliny was when fresh like that. Reaffirmed to me that it is the best.

Photo of smekermann
4.25/5  rDev -0.7%

Photo of ckeegan04
4.5/5  rDev +5.1%

Great selection. Cool, low key vibe. A little divey, but that is fine with me. Patrons were friendly as could be and the service was fine. Definitely a place worth checking out.

Photo of Kishanti
4.25/5  rDev -0.7%

Photo of cletusdog
4.75/5  rDev +11%

Photo of Anaxagoris
5/5  rDev +16.8%

Photo of DCLAguy11
4/5  rDev -6.5%

Photo of SeeingMeansMore
4.25/5  rDev -0.7%

Photo of spycow
4.75/5  rDev +11%

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Toronado in San Francisco, CA
95 out of 100 based on 417 ratings.