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ThirstyBear Brewing Company

ThirstyBear Brewing Company

Brewery$$$$
SoMa, San Francisco
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  • Sean M.
    Sean McKenzie2 weeks ago
    There was some sort of chicken appetizer that was amazing. Everything was good
  • Marcel F.
    Marcel Felder3 weeks ago
    Very spacious and a little bit loud, but with very nice people and very special beers on draft! I tried the local IPA and although it was a bit too bitter for me, I enjoyed it's very unique taste.
  • Ashley B.
    Great beer selection and fun tapas inspires food. Huge restaurant too. Has pool tables and space for private events.
    Upvoted Mar 13
  • Dan C.
    Dan CastellanoFebruary 12
    Really spacious bar, great for large parties
  • Samantha B.
    Samantha BergNovember 30, 2016
    Been here 10+ times
    The Coastal IPA, full of sage and mint, is great for anyone who favors herbal drinks. Get the 9-beer flight, you're sure to find something you like.
  • Liz M.
    Liz McLean KnightNovember 9, 2016
    Organic beer and tasty appetizers.
  • Jaromir V.
    Jaromir VicariOctober 17, 2016
    Lovely beer and food, really excellent!
  • Tomantha M.
    Tomantha MercedesSeptember 29, 2016
    Skip the bread pudding.
  • Ashley S.
    Ashley SpearsSeptember 19, 2016
    Shrimp were surprisingly delicious
  • Will M.
    Will MaddenSeptember 11, 2016
    The beer is great
  • Kevin M.
    Kevin McCarthySeptember 9, 2016
    Try the Grilled Asparagus - (via @Foodspotting)
  • Kevin M.
    Kevin McCarthySeptember 9, 2016
    Try the Beer Braised Crispy Pork Ribs - (via @Foodspotting)
  • Kevin M.
    Kevin McCarthySeptember 9, 2016
    Try the Albondigas - Beef and Pork meatball sofrito garlic queso (via @Foodspotting)
  • Kevin M.
    Kevin McCarthySeptember 9, 2016
    Try the Date With Spiced Goat Cheese and Morcilla Sausage Corn Dog - (via @Foodspotting)
  • Kevin M.
    Kevin McCarthySeptember 9, 2016
    Try the Heirloom Tomatoes - (via @Foodspotting)
  • Kevin M.
    Kevin McCarthySeptember 9, 2016
    Try the chicharrones - (via @Foodspotting)
  • Jessica T.
    Jessica TarletonAugust 20, 2016
    The Dunkan beer and haur street ipa. Also, get the potato tapas
  • Diego A.
    Diego AlvarezJuly 3, 2016
    🍻 Taste all beers
  • Matthew W.
    Matthew WilkesJuly 1, 2016
    Nice enough pub food, decent beer. The standard is so high in SF that above average isn't always good enough.
  • Shruthi K.
    Shruthi KSJune 19, 2016
    I liked the strawberry ale beer called devil's milkshake..
  • Pavan K.
    Pavan KulkarniJune 19, 2016
    Great list of organic beers.1. hoppy beers try hoppy hefe, sfmomo mosaic has weed hoppy taste. don chiote stout is decent. for the sweet beer people try the panda bear And devils milkshake
  • Graham S.
    Graham SiegelJune 17, 2016
    Liked the Stout.
  • Untapped Cities
    Untapped CitiesJune 7, 2016
    Located in the Market District, Thirsty Bear is a large bustling brewpub with a decent selection of house-made beer that is one of the few certified as organicRead more
  • Tendance M.
    Tendance MlleMarch 31, 2016
    A lot of choices of beers
  • Arte Y.
    Arte YescasMarch 26, 2016
    great beer sampler, I totally recommend tortilla española and any of the burgers :)
  • Tal F.
    Tal FogelFebruary 21, 2016
    Good food, great service! Kat is a rock star, manager is awesome!!
  • Miikka K.
    Miikka KangasFebruary 14, 2016
    The beer is exceptional!
  • Amogh K.
    Amogh KanadeJanuary 24, 2016
    Organic IPAs ftw !
  • Phil K.
    Phil KatzJanuary 18, 2016
    Some interesting beers, like the Panda, but nothing spectacular, and the food is blaze.
  • Shawty Got Low L.
    Shawty Got Low LowSeptember 19, 2015
    Spanish tapas and hipster brewery a bit of an odd combination, but it works.
  • Ava
    AvaSeptember 12, 2015
    mediocre beer selection at best
  • Jiexi C.
    Jiexi CaoAugust 10, 2015
    The paella and tortilla was awesome! Huge place too. Event spaces up above
  • Jaydeep S.
    Jaydeep SinghJuly 28, 2015
    Not bad. Was here for an event and it's very clean, their beers on tap selection is a bit small but I liked quite a few.
  • Ashley K.
    Ashley KemperJuly 12, 2015
    For all the hype, the Panda Bear beer tasted like a vanilla candle
  • Bre R.
    Bre RozMay 26, 2015
    Not the best menu as far as options, but I suppose this is more of a drinking place than an eating place.
  • Jenny L.
    Jenny L.May 21, 2015
    Seemed to be a mostly after work crowd, but its a nice building. The panda bear beer was pretty tasty.
  • Gosia
    GosiaMay 5, 2015
    Panda Bear - with vanilla flavor was just perfect
  • John D.
    John DohertyApril 25, 2015
    Good beer good times. Closed for private events too often though.
  • Max K.
    Max KApril 24, 2015
    Do not get the burger. It's really just not that good.
  • Wil R.
    Wil ReynoldsApril 7, 2015
    The ESB was legit
  • Francesca H.
    Francesca HernandezMarch 26, 2015
    My burger was dry!!! But the calamari is yummy and you gotta try the Valencia Wheat beer, delicious
  • Anton N.
    Anton NekhaenkoMarch 20, 2015
    Tried three different beers, didn't like a single one of them. And neither did my stomach.
  • Chris H.
    Chris H.February 23, 2015
    Great vibe and not too loud. Nice to have a drink and also be able to hear the person across from you.
  • Miikka K.
    Miikka KangasFebruary 8, 2015
    Great Beer sampler 9 flavored 3 oz each
  • Peter G.
    Peter GazaryanFebruary 6, 2015
    Thirsty Burger worth to try.
  • Ming-Samurai L.
    Ming-Samurai LaiJanuary 10, 2015
    Closes at 11pm
  • Libby L.
    Libby Lee-EganJanuary 7, 2015
    The crispy potatoes and roasted Brussel sprouts are both amazing
  • Mad
    MadDecember 13, 2014
    Eggnog was quite tasty for a beer spot. Happy holidays!
  • Lauren S.
    Lauren StrehlowNovember 27, 2014
    Meh. Average food, average beers. Fun bar games upstairs but no one was playing them.
  • Ben C.
    Ben CoffeeNovember 19, 2014
    Delicious appetizers. Easy to meet big groups of people here. Only 1 IPA on tap: Howard Street Hoppy IPA 7% ABV
  • Sean S.
    Sean SmithNovember 17, 2014
    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!
  • Vlad M.
    Vlad MereutaNovember 7, 2014
    There are better breweries in San Fran
  • Oleksandr S.
    Oleksandr SkrypnykOctober 25, 2014
    Try set all beers set
  • Bommy C.
    Bommy ChaOctober 19, 2014
    Panda bear ale and polar bear pilsner 🍻
  • Daniel R.
    Daniel ROctober 18, 2014
    Try : Test All Beers 9ea, 3oz BeersIncluded 2 Seasonal Beers
  • Sara H.
    Sara HOctober 13, 2014
    Our awesome waitress made a toddler friendly cup out of a to-go soup container!
  • SFGate
    SFGateOctober 9, 2014
    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
  • Dave J.
    Dave JensenOctober 9, 2014
    Been here 25+ times
    The seasonal/specialty beers are always great here, especially their barrel-aged series.
  • Yaron S.
    Yaron SSeptember 28, 2014
    Beer and cheese pairings are nice. Flamenco performances on Sunday nights
  • Lumen B.
    Lumen BigottSeptember 24, 2014
    Nice to good with friends.
  • 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…
  • Amy R.
    Amy RobinsonSeptember 1, 2014
    This place is massive, great beers and great staff. Get the taster rack.
  • Brian N.
    Brian NguyenAugust 30, 2014
    Pool table is upstairs
  • Cathal C.
    Cathal ClearyAugust 23, 2014
    Polar bear
  • Peter G.
    Peter GazaryanAugust 21, 2014
    Thirstyburger is awesome.
  • Adam S.
    Adam SampsonAugust 14, 2014
    They also have Excellent Tapas
  • Adam S.
    Adam SampsonAugust 14, 2014
    Get the Beer Sampler - Only $12
  • Fernando G.
    Fernando Gomollón BelAugust 13, 2014
    The "tapas" taste really like spanish tapas, try them, they'll save you a $2000 flight ;)
  • Fernando G.
    Fernando Gomollón BelAugust 13, 2014
    Homebrewed beers with a very particular taste, try the "Panda" with cocoa and vanilla!
  • Paul C.
    Paul CunninghamAugust 9, 2014
    Good beer selection
  • Janice L.
    Janice LiAugust 6, 2014
    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.
  • 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.
    Leticia CaltranJune 17, 2014
    Try the sample menu 🍺
  • Alec M.
    Alec MitchellJune 6, 2014
    Only organic brewery in San Francisco
  • Logan C.
    Logan CautrellJune 2, 2014
    Anything on cask.
  • Matt S.
    Matt SilvermanMay 7, 2014
    Great Bloody Mary with Tito's vodka.
  • Todd C.
    Todd ChristFebruary 28, 2014
    One of my favorite places to visit in the city! Great tapas and brews!
  • Jules Winnfield
    Jules WinnfieldFebruary 24, 2014
    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.
  • Colleen D.
    Colleen DixFebruary 20, 2014
    Dr I nk beer
  • Karina M.
    Karina MFebruary 9, 2014
    I really enjoyed the Paella Velenciana!! -and will return for that. The Steamed Mussels and Clams were a bit salty.
  • Josef R.
    Josef RichterFebruary 2, 2014
    Pils(ner) from Pilsen tastes actually completely different, but the local beer is pretty good even for a Czech guy ;-)
  • G. Sax
    G. SaxNovember 24, 2013
    Panda Bear or bust!
  • Jim G.
    Jim GehrettNovember 9, 2013
    Been here 10+ times
    Great brewpub with Spanish tapas. Also a great place to watch a game.
  • Christian N.
    Christian NilesOctober 11, 2013
    Vegetarian Paella is great, and enough for two people.
  • Nick Q.
    Nick QuinlanOctober 6, 2013
    Beary good beer. Food is bearly worth mentioning. Ripe with bad bear pun possibilities.
  • An V.
    An VuSeptember 28, 2013
    The Golden Vanilla beer that's popular here is now known as Panda Bear. Vanilla golden ale with cocoa nib flavoring. Totally amazing.
  • Mike S.
    Mike SingletonSeptember 19, 2013
    Good brews, but please resist using the bear-themed names. Just ask for the Pilsner, not the Polar Bear.
  • Gosia G.
    Gosia GabrielSeptember 14, 2013
    Try thirsty bear's vanilla and chocolate beer... So tasty!
  • Steven D.
    Steven DoyleAugust 23, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    The Panda Bear is a worthy heir to the legendary Golden Vanilla
  • BarChick
    BarChickAugust 22, 2013
    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
  • Chris M.
    Chris MessinaAugust 19, 2013
    Their seasonal bourbon-barrel aged beers are delicious.
  • Hsiu-Fan W.
    Hsiu-Fan WangAugust 17, 2013
    WiFi password is "ThirstyBear"
  • Chris L.
    Chris LavrichJuly 28, 2013
    The beer sampler isn't that good, stick to just picking a beer! Out of the 9 beers, I only enjoyed about 3 of them :/
  • Jessica C.
    Jessica CoxJuly 26, 2013
    Bartenders are amaze.
  • Anna Maria
    Anna MariaJune 29, 2013
    If you've ever had patatas bravas while in Spain, don't get them here
  • Ryan L.
    Ryan LechaJune 21, 2013
    Been here 10+ times
    Great Cask Beer
  • Kate K.
    Kate KoniecznyJune 14, 2013
    Even though it is a brewery, try the sangria! It is the best!
  • Jake A.
    Jake AltieriaJune 11, 2013
    Gotta get the sampler to have all their tasty treats! Read more
  • Victor O.
    Victor OliverJune 8, 2013
    Stout was awesome. Don't get shot.
  • Jerry H.
    Jerry HongMay 25, 2013
    Taste all the beers!
  • Natalia P.
    Natalia PoliMay 9, 2016
    Ótimas cervejas, tomei uma stout direto que um barril de Carvalho que está deliciosa!
  • Thomson N.
    Thomson NguyenFebruary 29, 2016
    un bar con tapas españoles--barato pero nada especial
  • Gustavo H.
    Gustavo HidalgoJune 13, 2014
    Excelente opción para disfrutar de unas tapas con muy buena cerveza.
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