ThirstyBear Brewing Company

ThirstyBear Brewing Company

661 Howard St (btwn 2nd & 3rd), San Francisco, CA 94105
Hours:
Closed until 10:30am tomorrow (Show more)
  • Mon, Thu
    • 10:30 AM–10:00 PM
  • Fri
    • 10:30 AM–11:00 PM
  • Sat
    • Noon–11:00 PM
  • Sun
    • 5:00 PM–10:00 PM
Price:
$ $ $ $
Menus:
Dinner
Credit Cards:
Yes (incl. Discover & Visa)
Wi-Fi:
Yes
Outdoor Seating:
No

ThirstyBear Brewing Company is San Francisco's only CCOF certified brewery serving handcrafted ales and lagers. We serve Spanish tapas, cocktails, and wine.

9.2/10

Based on 1969 votes

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People talk about:

  • "The Golden Vanilla beer that's popular here is now known as Panda..." (5 tips)
  • "Polar Bear, really good Pilsner." (6 tips)
  • "... Street I.P.A. and Kozlov Stout" (2 tips)
  • Charles E.

    Check out the oatmeal stout!

    Charles E. · January 24, 2012
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  • Vivek P.

    Go to Thirsty Bear and order the Beer Sample

    Vivek P. · March 15, 2009
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  • Macworld Expo I.

    Have an adult beverage at the Thirsty Bear!

    Macworld Expo I. · July 9, 2009
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  • matt h.

    Down the street from many startups, including Foursquare and Twitter.

    matt h. · August 16, 2011
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  • Tara d.

    Go to Thirsty Bear, and order the "Sample 9" they're little shots of each brewed beer at the restaurant. My favs: Meyer E.S.B., Howard Street I.P.A. and Kozlov Stout

    Tara d. · June 5, 2009
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  • Nida T.

    the golden vanilla beer is my favorite! and the kozlov stout

    Nida T. · May 27, 2010
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  • Jonathan G.

    Eat some awesome tapas!

    Jonathan G. · March 28, 2010
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  • The Expendables 2

    Check out the extreme "green" scene while you sip their organic Golden Vanilla brew at Thirsty Bear Brewing Co. Brought to you by THE EXPENDABLES opening August 13!

    The Expendables 2 · June 30, 2010
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  • James N.

    Golden Vanilla is tasty!

    James N. · March 15, 2010
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  • jenny s.

    Go sit in the bar and order tapas and drink!

    jenny s. · September 17, 2009
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  • Jori L.

    Thirsty Bear's vanilla beer is the best

    Jori L. · November 13, 2011
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  • Tantek Ç.

    Use the free wifi: SSID:Thirsty Bear / pw:ThirstyBear

    Tantek Ç. · June 1, 2012
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  • Iam W.

    Get the koslov stout... It's good.

    Iam W. · January 24, 2011
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  • Derek D.

    +1 corporate post moscone drinking place.

    Derek D. · February 25, 2010
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  • Justin T.

    There's a Flamenco show here every Sunday that never disappoints. Good beer too!

    Justin T. · July 26, 2009
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  • Prantik B.

    Get the beer sample.

    Prantik B. · May 4, 2013
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  • Brittany G.

    Golden Vanilla Beer is my new Favorite! You have to try it!

    Brittany G. · August 24, 2010
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  • Andrei I.

    I am a Thirsty Bear / They have so much good beer here / I might get arrested later

    Andrei I. · June 28, 2011
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  • Faruk A.

    The Golden Hallucination, a strong Belgian gold, is fantastic. When they have it, get it!

    Faruk A. · June 10, 2010
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  • Untappd

    Looking to try something new? Try a flight of one of San Fransisco's finest breweries! They also have a upstairs with a pool table!

    Untappd · December 29, 2012
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  • Ellen L.

    The place is huge. If it looks packed, go in anyway and there will be room.

    Ellen L. · January 19, 2011
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  • Ron S.

    Always check out what the cask conditioned ale is.

    Ron S. · May 5, 2010
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  • Matthew S.

    Try the paella!

    Matthew S. · February 9, 2010
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  • An V.

    The Golden Vanilla beer that's popular here is now known as Panda Bear. Vanilla golden ale with cocoa nib flavoring. Totally amazing.

    An V. · September 28, 2013
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  • Andy S.

    This place has the worst smelling bathrooms in the entire city.

    Andy S. · February 3, 2013
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  • Mark A.

    Don't order the burger.

    Mark A. · January 12, 2012
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  • Elana L.

    Dont leave this place without trying their seasonal beers.

    Elana L. · November 19, 2011
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  • Iam W.

    The manager or owner here not helpful.... Please tell to the server....

    Iam W. · January 24, 2011
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  • Luiz E.

    hungry? bocadillos and albondigas are really good!

    Luiz E. · January 14, 2011
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  • Taylor

    Golden vanilla IS a must try as are the sliders!

    Taylor · October 3, 2010
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  • Michael M.

    Howard St IPA . . . yum!

    Michael M. · August 28, 2010
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  • Jonathan G.

    Tapas are awesome here.

    Jonathan G. · April 10, 2010
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  • Jason Y.

    Golden vanilla. A man's brew!

    Jason Y. · February 27, 2010
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  • Kapil D.

    Go to the bar and try the Taster. The seasonal one are great but the brown bear and stout are awful. If you can drink them all . you have done it !

    Kapil D. · January 24, 2010
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  • Colleen D.

    Dr I nk beer

    Colleen D. · February 20
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  • BarChick

    Try the Golden Vanilla with whole vanilla beans, light and distinctive! Oh and they have Flamenco performances every Sunday http://barchick.com/find-a-bar/san-francisco/thirstybear-brewing-company

    BarChick · August 22, 2013
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  • Chris M.

    Their seasonal bourbon-barrel aged beers are delicious.

    Chris M. · August 19, 2013
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  • Hsiu-Fan W.

    WiFi password is "ThirstyBear"

    Hsiu-Fan W. · August 17, 2013
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  • Jerry H.

    Taste all the beers!

    Jerry H. · May 25, 2013
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  • Jackson C.

    You can taste the "game-iness" of the lamb in the thirsty burger. I forgot that I don't like lamb.

    Jackson C. · April 12, 2013
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  • Cass C.

    Check out the giant taxidermied bear downstairs!

    Cass C. · October 20, 2012
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  • Kingsley H.

    I've made a huge mistake coming here. Mediocre is a compliment.

    Kingsley H. · September 7, 2012
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  • Happy Hour Index

    Go for the Happy Hour Read more

    Happy Hour Index · June 15, 2012
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  • Barracuda Networks

    A fun place to grab a beer after a long day on the floor at RSA 2012. Great appetizers too! Make sure to stop by booth #1147 to visit Barracuda Networks!

    Barracuda Networks · February 27, 2012
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  • Sahiti K.

    Golden vanilla!

    Sahiti K. · February 15, 2012
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  • Sherwin G.

    Get the stout. Your welcome.

    Sherwin G. · February 12, 2012
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  • Drew O.

    Best nuts in the city.

    Drew O. · January 23, 2012
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  • Blake S.

    Golden vanilla. 'nuff said.

    Blake S. · December 3, 2011
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  • Gal O.

    Never been disappointed here.

    Gal O. · October 3, 2011
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  • Drew K.

    Don't expect lagers here

    Drew K. · September 21, 2011
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