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Toronado

Beer Bar and Dive Bar$$$$
Lower Haight, San Francisco
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  • Chris V.
    Chris VodolaApril 21
    Amazing place. Just casually serving $6 pints of Pliny. As far as beer bars ago, it's one of the best in the country.
  • Alex E.
    Outstanding beer selection! Guys behind bar are pretty cool too. Cheers all!
  • H A.
    H AMarch 6
    Great beer selection. Cash only (has an ATM inside).
  • Dustin S.
    Dustin SenosFebruary 8
    Huge beer selection. Hipster crowd. Bartenders who don't put up with shit. Worth checking out.
  • Chris
    ChrisJanuary 2
    The Lost Abbey Cable Car this the only place you'll find this sour beer! Be ready to shell out $80.00 for the bottle.
  • Michael B.
    Michael BDecember 17, 2016
    Been here 25+ times
    If the Cuban guy at the bar tells you he saw a black panther in a field in Pennsylvania, Don't trust him
  • Michael L.
    Michael LunøeDecember 11, 2016
    Been here 5+ times
    Great place! Great selection of beers. Rowdy and divy, and usually heavy metal playing on the speakers. Sometimes they do themed nights, e.g. barley wine, sour beers, or porters.
  • Drew S.
    Drew S.September 21, 2016
    Great place to grab a pint of Pliny The Elder if you're visiting from the East Coast. Otherwise, any craft beer here is tasty.
  • Adrianna T.
    Adrianna TanSeptember 16, 2016
    Perfect cross between divey and crafty. Love most of the beers except the one that tasted like coriander soap. Friendly bouncer with cute dog.
  • Rafael G.
    Rafael GuzmanSeptember 10, 2016
    Beer. Cash Only!!
  • Nana
    NanaSeptember 3, 2016
    Cool bar, good beer selection, grab a 🌭 next door and chill 🍻
  • Marcus E.
    Marcus EricssonJuly 18, 2016
    Awesome beer selection. Try Pliny the Elder or any hand pulled beers!
  • A B.
    A BallesterosJuly 8, 2016
    Been here 5+ times
    This place has the best beer selection in town. Take some time to read the menu on the board above the bar because there are many choices.🍻
  • Jenna S.
    Jenna SJune 15, 2016
    great beer bar
  • Dan P.
    Dan PhifferJune 7, 2016
    Superb beer list. Also, the bratwurst place next door has vegan options.
  • Campbell B.
    Campbell BirdJune 7, 2016
    Very awesome bar with great beer selection. Pliny the Elder and other Russian River drafts are regularly on tap here.
  • cami j.
    cami j.May 21, 2016
    awesome selection.
  • Kait G.
    Kait GaissMay 13, 2016
    The other legendary beer bar in the Lower Haight (more so than Noc Noc), you grab a sausage from Rosamunde's next door and head in with it.
  • Ben B.
    Ben BarclayMay 11, 2016
    Pliny the Elder on tap -- say no more.
  • Connie C.
    Connie ChiuMarch 21, 2016
    Great beer selection. Order sausages next door and eat it in toronado with sides of beer.
  • Chloe C.
    Chloe CondonMarch 13, 2016
    Grouchy bar tenders, good beer selection.
  • Jess L.
    Jess LMarch 11, 2016
    The surly bartenders are part of the experience
  • Drew M.
    Drew MilamMarch 7, 2016
    Can't go wrong with Pliny. Know what you want at the bar and bring cash. Cash only!
  • Mansi S.
    Mansi ShahMarch 3, 2016
    Great beer selection
  • Eli H.
    Eli HickoxFebruary 22, 2016
    Good prices, bartender was an asshole
  • Jeff L.
    Jeff LeeFebruary 17, 2016
    World class beer selection.
  • Adam S.
    Adam SampsonFebruary 2, 2016
    Super Beer list on Tap - This is a beer lovers paradise.
  • Austin R.
    Austin RheeJanuary 25, 2016
    Amazing beer selection.
  • Lennart L.
    Lennart LövstrandJanuary 21, 2016
    Been here 50+ times
    Fantastic beer selection at very decent prices! Usually two cask condition "real ale" beers available too.
  • Kian L.
    Kian LaviJanuary 19, 2016
    Get some Rosamunde's and kick back with a beer
  • tina h.
    tina huangDecember 14, 2015
    LOVE the beer selection. consistently have stuff from Almanac (some of my favorite sour beers) and Russian River (blind pig IPA is my go-to) on rotation. also one of the few places w/ Pliny on tap
  • Kevin-John B.
    Kevin-John BlackNovember 29, 2015
    Go early if you want a seat at the bar. Great selection of beers from all over.
  • Thomas M.
    Thomas MeyerNovember 22, 2015
    Some serious beer business. Great combination with sausage place next door
  • Lennart L.
    Lennart LövstrandNovember 11, 2015
    Been here 50+ times
    Awesome beer selection, great prices!
  • Erik C.
    Erik CoxNovember 8, 2015
    Been here 5+ times
    They have a huge beer selection. Rosamunde's next door will deliver food here.
  • Adam R.
    Adam ROctober 14, 2015
    Incredible beer selection
  • Al S.
    Al SSeptember 17, 2015
    Been here 5+ times
    Cable Car, Cable Car, Cable Car. (Cable Car.)
  • Ty S.
    Ty SmithSeptember 16, 2015
    Been here 5+ times
    At least 5 handpumps.
  • Frank D.
    Frank DieboldAugust 30, 2015
    Rainbow neon color pallette with fantastic beer selection.
  • Team S.
    Team SlobbrAugust 25, 2015
    Dogs are allowed inside (and on top of tables)...a very dog friendly, dog-friendly place!
  • Chuck R.
    Chuck RoslofAugust 23, 2015
    Don't rely on the draft list on their website—it's almost certainly out-of-date.
  • Jennifer S.
    Jennifer SuhAugust 23, 2015
    Great vibe
  • Chuck R.
    Chuck RoslofAugust 23, 2015
    Fantastic beer list at unbeatable prices.
  • Miguel I.
    Miguel IzquierdoAugust 18, 2015
    Ipa pliny russian river
  • Adil M.
    Adil MajidAugust 17, 2015
    Great cheap beers!
  • Kimberly A.
    Kimberly AginAugust 4, 2015
    Super divey (which I love) and an extensive, good beer selection. But be warned - they only have beer and they only take cash.
  • Jordan F.
    Jordan FineJuly 31, 2015
    Cheap beer 👌🏼
  • Jesse A.
    Jesse AtkinsonJuly 24, 2015
    Great beer. Too loud. Good music.
  • Theresa G.
    Theresa GarritanoJuly 23, 2015
    Great bear selection
  • Leah W.
    Leah W.June 27, 2015
    Super laid-back, awesome selection of beers, can't wait to go back!
  • Patrick K.
    Patrick KochJune 22, 2015
    Try the Craft Beer Dawg
  • Taylen
    TaylenJune 18, 2015
    Been here 10+ times
    Constantly rotating selection of local and micro brews. Easily one of the top tap lists in the city.
  • Sherry L.
    Sherry LiJune 6, 2015
    Lots of beer options. Quick service. You can get food from Rosamunde or the pizza place next door.
  • Rayna
    RaynaMay 31, 2015
    Probably my favorite bar of all time. Huge beer list, large selection of sours. Incredible atmosphere and music selection.
  • Kevin R.
    Kevin RipperMay 20, 2015
    Long happy hour, great selection, and a great place to eat some sausages from Rosamunde. Beautiful place
  • Ellen S.
    Ellen S. P.May 20, 2015
    Great place for trying lots of beers. Fun tappers from old kegs line the room.
  • Vegard H.
    Vegard HellandMay 7, 2015
    Excellent beer selection and great atmosphere. Bar staff is funny as.
  • Beer 47
    Beer 47March 31, 2015
    Been here 5+ times
    The worst of the best beer bars in San Francisco.
  • Beer 47
    Beer 47March 31, 2015
    Been here 5+ times
    The only things clean here are the beer lines and glassware. Selection is only great if you go once. Go again in a week, same selection. Another week, *maybe* some new stuff. You can do better SF.
  • Estefania H.
    Estefania HMarch 8, 2015
    Although they have a selection of some artisanal beers, the offer is not outstanding. The place has a bad smell.
  • Chris H.
    Chris H.February 23, 2015
    Awesome selection of beers. One of the few places to occasionally offer De Koninck (my favorite Belgian style pale ale). If they have it, get it.
  • Deon N.
    Deon NashFebruary 19, 2015
    Best bear place in all of the Bay! Read more
  • Christian B.
    Christian BakerFebruary 16, 2015
    SF's craft beer scene has caught up enough that there's no need to endure an asshat bartender to get the goods. Toronado SF should take a page from Toronado SD's book. Beers go great w/ smiles, dudes
  • Bob R.
    Bob RafieFebruary 15, 2015
    Great beer, (one) fascist bartender
  • Daniel C.
    Daniel ChivardiFebruary 8, 2015
    one of my favorite bars in the city. Beer snobs rejoice!
  • Michael M.
    Michael MuseJanuary 29, 2015
    Sour beers abound & they let you bring sausages from next door. What more could you ask for? If your 1st thought to my last Q was 'A David Cross doppelganger!' you're in luck cause they had that too
  • Fredrik S.
    Fredrik SelarpJanuary 20, 2015
    For those who likes beer it's paradice.
  • Chris G.
    Chris GoldenJanuary 19, 2015
    Looking for a quieter but just as fun place to watch football? Back room of Toronado
  • Virginia M.
    Virginia MurdochDecember 21, 2014
    Pliny until death.
  • Erik
    ErikDecember 11, 2014
    Great selection of beers served by a helpful bunch of guys. Ask them for some recommendations.
  • Beer 47
    Beer 47December 9, 2014
    Been here 5+ times
    Classic beer dive bar. This placed helped make craft beer popular in the 90s & 00s. However, it often stinks like toilets, vomit, & BO. "Sister" bars Horse Brass (OR) & Falling Rock (CO) are nicer.
  • Angela K.
    Angela KleinDecember 8, 2014
    It's an experience if nothing else. Be prepared and bring cash.
  • Dan W.
    Dan WinterbergNovember 20, 2014
    Been here 5+ times
    Tons of craft beer on tap and an extensive bottle list. Come for the Barleywine festival. Know your order before approaching the bar, dummy.
  • Kyle B.
    Kyle BrazilOctober 6, 2014
    Been here 5+ times
    Get food at Rosemunde next door & eat it here.
  • Jon
    JonSeptember 24, 2014
    Take a stroll up Divisadero and grab a stool and a bottle of fantastic beer here. Great crowd during the day--really welcoming place.
  • Brooks H.
    Brooks HurdSeptember 21, 2014
    Toronado has a great selection of craft beer on tap. We saw 4 Russian Rivers and 4 Moonlights on tap. They also have a massive bottle list. This is one of the world's great beer centric bars!
  • John D.
    John DohertySeptember 12, 2014
    Been here 5+ times
    Best beer bar in San Francisco!
  • Yarian G.
    Yarian GómezSeptember 9, 2014
    Barley wine.
  • Rebekah W.
    Rebekah WolfSeptember 8, 2014
    Good beer and the sweetest chihuahua in all the land.
  • Joel B.
    Joel BonaseraSeptember 6, 2014
    Bring cash. Drink beer.
  • Tasting Table
    Tasting TableSeptember 5, 2014
    45-plus beer selection (and low prices) at this Lower Haight institution is unbeatable, from rare Belgians to local brews (Russian River, Almanac, Half Moon Bay). Read more
  • TV Food Maps
    TV Food MapsSeptember 2, 2014
    Check out Toronado Bar as seen on The Layover Read more
  • Jeff W.
    Jeff WhitesideAugust 31, 2014
    Draught craft Beer, counterculture atmosphere
  • Daniel P.
    Daniel PAugust 29, 2014
    Been here 5+ times
    Bartenders are pretty great overall, despite their grumpy reputation. Absolutely worth getting a beer (or four...)
    Upvoted May 3
  • Ben M.
    Ben McChesneyAugust 19, 2014
    Great beer selection
  • Niko D.
    Niko DeMordauntAugust 18, 2014
    Been here 10+ times
    One of, if not the, best beer bar in the city. Cash only, gruff barkeeps. Love it, go for the awesome beer. Pliny and blind pig on tap.
  • Christian V.
    Christian Van Der Henst S.August 18, 2014
    Been here 5+ times
    Great selection of beers. They dont sell food, but get mexican nachos, burritos or hotdogs from nearby.
  • Raj S.
    Raj S.August 17, 2014
    Been here 10+ times
    They don't sell liquor here but if you want to switch things up with the beer order a digestif shot.
  • Ryan S.
    Ryan StensonAugust 15, 2014
    Been here 5+ times
    For tap takeovers make sure you order by number and in order. Prepare for it to take a while so order a few at a time.
  • Valerio S.
    Valerio SoldaniAugust 15, 2014
    Awesome ales and anniversary beers
  • Akiko I.
    Akiko IAugust 14, 2014
    Nicer dive bar w hip SF vibe n interesting craft beers. Parking wd b tough..
  • Eater
    EaterAugust 13, 2014
    Almanac turns three, and they're celebrating with a beer bash at the Toronado, featuring a keg of every barrel-aged brew they've ever made. Read more
  • Jeff S.
    Jeff ScottAugust 13, 2014
    Cash only - craft and high end imported beer only.
  • 💕Linds💕
    💕Linds💕August 12, 2014
    Vast beer selection. Cash only.
  • ☃
    August 11, 2014
    Get a sour! Best are usually from Russian River, e.g. the heavenly Supplication
  • John D.
    John DohertyAugust 10, 2014
    Been here 5+ times
    Best beer bar in SF
  • Mark G.
    Mark GeyerAugust 7, 2014
    Lots of beer handles on he wall. The bartender on this night was a douche!!!
  • Taylor L.
    Taylor LapeyreAugust 7, 2014
    Beer, draft beers
  • lynn f.
    lynn friedmanAugust 7, 2014
    ask the person next to you what they're drinking - find something new & easy conversation starter. this place is friendly like a Midwest bar. you can bring over sausages from Rosamund next door
  • David ☕️ K.
    David ☕️ KleinAugust 7, 2014
    One of the best beer selections in SF.
  • Frank V.
    Frank VásquezDecember 27, 2014
    Hartas cervezas artesanales, incluso por día hay nuevas.
  • Catalina F.
    Catalina FravegaOctober 26, 2014
    Bar de cervezas. Mucha variedad y cada una en su vaso. Aceptan mascotas :)
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