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Toronado

547 Haight St. between Fillmore and Steiner, Lower Haight, San Francisco, CA 94117 (Hayes Valley)
415-863-2276
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Ranked #5 of 279 nightlife in San Francisco
Type: Bar/ Clubs
Description: Discriminating beer lovers have a wide selection of brews to choose from at this Lower Haight pub.
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Sonora, California
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43 reviews 43 reviews
5 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014

If going to the Fillmore for a concert be sure to pay the $2 round trip bus ride on the 22 to get to this place for happy hour! Awesome selection for beers, geared slightly to the IPA crowd, but more than enough for everyone's style. Great happy hour prices. Paid only $5 for Pliny!! Same $ for a 3... More

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Ireland
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2014

I have been traveling around America and I have never had such a bad experience. I arrived to Tornado at 10pm on what seemed a very quiet week night. I was asked for ID inside the bar by the bouncer, after presenting our passports he proceeded to insult me and my wife about our age (she is in her mid... More

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Toronto, Canada
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14 reviews 14 reviews
6 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2014

Great relaxing atmosphere - an endless choice of beers, the employees are incredibly relaxed, no need to rush here after all what are you in a hurry for? We enjoyed sitting down after a long day of sight seeing in the ggp- and my was the hamburger tasty( got it from next door).

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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2014

This place was great! Felt like I was in a nirvana video (grungy cool). Tons of great beers at really reasonable prices. No food though :(

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Long Beach, CA
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20 reviews 20 reviews
3 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2014

While visiting the city we decided to stop into Toronado for a couple drinks since we'd heard good things about it. First it does have that dive feel to it, which didn't bother us. There is a big board that lists quite a few beers. My friend likes hefeweizen, so he ordered the only one he saw on the board.... More

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Kansas City, Kansas
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22 reviews 22 reviews
5 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2014

Great beer selection. Great place to day drink and just try new and tasty beers. Russian River on tap is a treat

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Honolulu, HI
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60 reviews 60 reviews
12 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2014

This is a dive bar with amazing beer on tap. It's cash only, but there is an ATM inside. The interior is interesting - dark, full of graffiti and bumper stickers, harsh looking at first, but don't let that fool you. The bartenders are excellent, very knowledgable on their products and happy to sit and chat a moment when they... More

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Houston, Texas
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11 reviews 11 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2014

If you like Russian River Brewing (Pliny The Elder, Blind Pig, and many other great beers from RRBC), you will enjoy this taproom. Its got a great vibe and you don't have to deal with a "snobby beer elitist vibe" as another person stated in their comments. Totally not the scene here! The vibe is a scalled back, comfortable, cool... More

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Senior Contributor
22 reviews 22 reviews
5 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2014

Toronado is on Haight, so right in the middle of the tourist trail. But it caters to local beer fans, and can be a bit standoffish at first. Persevere, though. If you like beer, Toronado and its people will like you. It's dark, and a bit dingy inside, and very very loud. But you can't fault the beer selection or... More

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Bloomington, Indiana
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54 reviews 54 reviews
3 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 29, 2013

I just love Toronado - try to hit it every time I'm in SF. You're not going to find a much better beer selection anywhere, with a constantly updated menu. It's a dive bar type of place inside, with a lot of regulars that do give off a bit of snobby beer elitist vibe, but being a beer snob/elitist I... More

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