ThirstyBear Brewing Company

ThirstyBear Brewing Company

Brewery, Tapas Restaurant, and Other Event
661 Howard St (btwn 2nd & 3rd), San Francisco, CA 94105, United States
Closed until 11:30 AM tomorrow (Show more)
  • Mon–Thu
    • 11:30 AM–10:00 PM
  • Fri
    • 11:30 AM–11:00 PM
  • Sat
    • Noon–11:00 PM
  • Sun
    • 5:00 PM–10:00 PM
$ $ $ $
Lunch, Dinner, Dessert
Beer, Wine, Full Bar, Cocktails
Credit Cards:
Yes (incl. Discover & Visa)
Outdoor Seating:

Established in 1996, ThirstyBear Brewing Co. is SF's Only CCOF Organic Certified Brewery Serving Craft Ales and Lagers. We serve Spanish tapas, artisanal cocktails & wine.


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  • What you need to know
    Steven D.
    The Panda Bear is a worthy heir to the legendary Golden Vanilla(9 Tips)
    Aaron D.
    The golden vanilla beer is smooth and satisfying.(5 Tips)
    Matt M.
    Always a good cask ale on tap, if you like that sort of thing.(5 Tips)
    Miikka K.
    Great Beer sampler 9 flavored 3 oz each(3 Tips)
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  • beer
  • tapas
  • panda bear
  • polar bear
  • paella
  • breweries
  • organic food
  • sangria
  • good for groups
  • burgers
  • lively
  • cocktails
  • empanadas
  • vanilla
  • pool tables
  • seared ahi tuna
  • dancing
  • sliders
  • chorizo
  • calamari
  • Bre R.

    Not the best menu as far as options, but I suppose this is more of a drinking place than an eating place.

    Bre Roz · 1 week ago
  • Jenny L.

    Seemed to be a mostly after work crowd, but its a nice building. The panda bear beer was pretty tasty.

    Jenny L. · 1 week ago
  • Gosia

    Panda Bear - with vanilla flavor was just perfect

    Gosia · May 5
  • John D.

    Good beer good times. Closed for private events too often though.

    John Doherty · April 25
  • Max K.

    Do not get the burger. It's really just not that good.

    Max K · April 24
  • Wil R.

    The ESB was legit

    Wil Reynolds · April 7
  • Francesca H.

    My burger was dry!!! But the calamari is yummy and you gotta try the Valencia Wheat beer, delicious

  • Anton N.

    Tried three different beers, didn't like a single one of them. And neither did my stomach.

    Anton Nekhaenko · March 20
  • Chris H.

    Great vibe and not too loud. Nice to have a drink and also be able to hear the person across from you.

    Chris H. · February 23
  • Miikka K.

    Great Beer sampler 9 flavored 3 oz each

    Miikka Kangas · February 8
  • Peter G.

    Thirsty Burger worth to try.

    Peter Gazaryan · February 6
  • Ming-Samurai L.

    Closes at 11pm

    Ming-Samurai Lai · January 10
  • Libby L.

    The crispy potatoes and roasted Brussel sprouts are both amazing

    Libby Lee-Egan · January 7
  • Mad

    Eggnog was quite tasty for a beer spot. Happy holidays!

    Mad · December 13, 2014
  • Lauren S.

    Meh. Average food, average beers. Fun bar games upstairs but no one was playing them.

    Lauren Strehlow · November 27, 2014
  • Ben C.

    Delicious appetizers. Easy to meet big groups of people here. Only 1 IPA on tap: Howard Street Hoppy IPA 7% ABV

    Ben Coffee · November 19, 2014
  • Sean S.

    A nice brewery/restaurant in San Francisco. Lots of great things on tap, so be sure to grab the sampler. The Panda Bear, a golden ale with vanilla and cocoa nibs sounds odd, but is amazing!

    Sean Smith · November 17, 2014
  • Vlad M.

    There are better breweries in San Fran

    Vlad Mereuta · November 7, 2014
  • Oleksandr S.

    Try set all beers set

    Oleksandr Skrypnyk · October 25, 2014
  • Bommy C.

    Panda bear ale and polar bear pilsner 🍻

    Bommy Cha · October 19, 2014
  • Daniel R.

    Try : Test All Beers 9ea, 3oz BeersIncluded 2 Seasonal Beers

    Daniel R · October 18, 2014
  • RJ C.

    Awesome tapas selection and the paella is really good too

    RJ Corcuera · October 15, 2014
  • Sara H.

    Our awesome waitress made a toddler friendly cup out of a to-go soup container!

    Sara H · October 13, 2014
  • SFGate

    Stop by after work and nosh on tapas here -- there are more than 30 varieties to choose from -- while you stay for a beer or two. Read more

    SFGate · October 9, 2014
  • Dave J.

    The seasonal/specialty beers are always great here, especially their barrel-aged series.

    Dave Jensen · October 9, 2014
  • Yaron S.

    Beer and cheese pairings are nice. Flamenco performances on Sunday nights

    Yaron S · September 28, 2014
  • Lumen B.

    Nice to good with friends.

    Lumen Bigott · September 24, 2014
  • ThirstyBear Brewing Company

    New Menu! Seared Ahi tuna, tortilla española, albóndigas, gambas al ajillo, ribs w/ ESB bbq sauce, melón con jamón, a new flatbread & pinchos…

    ThirstyBear Brewing Company · September 4, 2014
  • Bourbon🍸Explorer

    This may be a brewery but the real star are the tapas. The craft beer is hit or miss so stick to the bourbon barrel aged beers when available.

    Bourbon🍸Explorer · September 1, 2014
  • Amy R.

    This place is massive, great beers and great staff. Get the taster rack.

    Amy Robinson · September 1, 2014
  • Brian N.

    Pool table is upstairs

    Brian Nguyen · August 30, 2014
  • Cathal C.

    Polar bear

    Cathal Cleary · August 23, 2014
  • Peter G.

    Thirstyburger is awesome.

    Peter Gazaryan · August 21, 2014
  • Adam S.

    They also have Excellent Tapas

    Adam Sampson · August 14, 2014
  • Adam S.

    Get the Beer Sampler - Only $12

    Adam Sampson · August 14, 2014
  • Fernando G.

    The "tapas" taste really like spanish tapas, try them, they'll save you a $2000 flight ;)

    Fernando Gomollón Bel · August 13, 2014
  • Fernando G.

    Homebrewed beers with a very particular taste, try the "Panda" with cocoa and vanilla!

    Fernando Gomollón Bel · August 13, 2014
  • Paul C.

    Good beer selection

    Paul Cunningham · August 9, 2014
  • Mitch L.

    Excellent tapas! Some of the absolute best in the city. Ask them to pair beer samples with each tapa to increase the dining experience.

    Mitch Lopez · August 9, 2014
  • Janice L.

    slow service, slightly higher prices than expected and the food is okay. would only go for beer & snacks witing a large group in the future.

    Janice Li · August 6, 2014
  • ThirstyBear Brewing Company

    If you liked our Golden Vanilla in the past, check our out our Panda Bear. We added toasted cocoa nibs to whole vanilla beans to make a delicious organic golden ale.

  • Leticia C.

    Try the sample menu 🍺

    Leticia Caltran · June 17, 2014
  • Gustavo H.

    Excelente opción para disfrutar de unas tapas con muy buena cerveza.

    Gustavo Hidalgo · June 13, 2014
  • Alec M.

    Only organic brewery in San Francisco

    Alec Mitchell · June 6, 2014
  • Logan C.

    Anything on cask.

    Logan Cautrell · June 2, 2014
  • Matt S.

    Great Bloody Mary with Tito's vodka.

    Matt Silverman · May 7, 2014
  • Elysha O.

    Try the samplers to get a feel of all ales. I had the Panda Bear aka the Golden Vanilla. Flavorful. The seasonal double IPA Bitter Kiwi is surprisingly crisp & light. The food is really yummy too.

    Elysha Omoomy · May 3, 2014
  • Todd C.

    One of my favorite places to visit in the city! Great tapas and brews!

    Todd Christ · February 28, 2014
  • Jules Winnfield

    Come here for the beer (try the Valencia Wheat & the Grizzly Bear Red Ale) but pee somewhere else. The restroom smells like dead sockeye salmon.

    Jules Winnfield · February 24, 2014
  • Colleen D.

    Dr I nk beer

    Colleen Dix · February 20, 2014

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