ThirstyBear Brewing Company

ThirstyBear Brewing Company

661 Howard St (btwn 2nd & 3rd), San Francisco, CA 94105, United States
Hours:
Closed until 11:30 AM (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
Price:
$ $ $ $
Menus:
Lunch, Dinner, Dessert
Credit Cards:
Yes (incl. Discover & Visa)
Wi-Fi:
Free
Outdoor Seating:
No

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.

7.7/10

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  • Charles E.

    Check out the oatmeal stout!

    Charles Edge · January 24, 2012
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  • Vivek P.

    Go to Thirsty Bear and order the Beer Sample

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

    Have an adult beverage at the Thirsty Bear!

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

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

    matt hunter · 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 de Guzman · 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 Greenberg · 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 Nixon · March 15, 2010
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  • jenny s.

    Go sit in the bar and order tapas and drink!

    jenny scott · September 17, 2009
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  • Jori L.

    Thirsty Bear's vanilla beer is the best

    Jori Lallo · November 13, 2011
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  • Tantek Ç.

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

    Tantek Çelik · June 1, 2012
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  • Justin T.

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

    Justin Tulloss · July 26, 2009
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  • Iam W.

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

    Iam Will · January 24, 2011
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  • Derek D.

    +1 corporate post moscone drinking place.

    Derek Dukes · February 25, 2010
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  • Prantik B.

    Get the beer sample.

    Prantik Bhattacharyya · May 4, 2013
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  • Brittany G.

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

    Brittany Germain · August 24, 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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  • Andrei I.

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

    Andrei Isatchenko · 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 Ates · June 10, 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 Vu · September 28, 2013
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  • Ellen L.

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

    Ellen Lovelidge · January 19, 2011
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  • Ron S.

    Always check out what the cask conditioned ale is.

    Ron Silberstein · May 5, 2010
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  • Matthew S.

    Try the paella!

    Matthew Schultz · February 9, 2010
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  • Colleen D.

    Dr I nk beer

    Colleen Dix · February 20, 2014
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  • Hsiu-Fan W.

    WiFi password is "ThirstyBear"

    Hsiu-Fan Wang · August 17, 2013
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  • Andy S.

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

    Andy Sparks · February 3, 2013
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  • Sahiti K.

    Golden vanilla!

    Sahiti K · February 15, 2012
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  • Mark A.

    Don't order the burger.

    Mark Azevedo · January 12, 2012
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  • Elana L.

    Dont leave this place without trying their seasonal beers.

    Elana Leoni · November 19, 2011
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  • Iam W.

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

    Iam Will · January 24, 2011
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  • Luiz E.

    hungry? bocadillos and albondigas are really good!

    Luiz Eduardo · 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 Greenberg · April 10, 2010
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  • Jason Y.

    Golden vanilla. A man's brew!

    Jason Yan · 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 Dalwani · January 24, 2010
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  • 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. · 1 week ago
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  • Vlad M.

    There are better breweries in San Fran

    Vlad Mereuta · November 7, 2014
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  • 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
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  • Amy R.

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

    Amy Robinson · September 1, 2014
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  • Brian N.

    Pool table is upstairs

    Brian Nguyen · August 30, 2014
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  • Cathal C.

    Polar bear

    Cathal Cleary · August 23, 2014
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  • Peter G.

    Thirstyburger is awesome.

    Peter Gazaryan · August 21, 2014
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  • Adam S.

    They also have Excellent Tapas

    Adam Sampson · August 14, 2014
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  • Fernando G.

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

    Fernando Gomollón Bel · August 13, 2014
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  • 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
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  • Greg S.

    Panda Bear or bust!

    Greg Sax · November 24, 2013
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  • Steven D.

    The Panda Bear is a worthy heir to the legendary Golden Vanilla

    Steven Doyle · August 23, 2013
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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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