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Toronado

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Address: 547 Haight St. between Fillmore and Steiner, Lower Haight, San Francisco, CA 94117
Phone Number: 415-863-2276
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Description: Discriminating beer lovers have a wide selection of brews to choose from...
Discriminating beer lovers have a wide selection of brews to choose from at this Lower Haight pub.
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Yeah, the bartenders are perpetually grumpy. So what? The beer selection is unrivaled. I stop here every time I am in SF.

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 14, 2015
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Bethlehem, Pennsylvania
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2015

I would not visit this bar again. The bar has a lot of character with nice beer selection. But, the employees stink and service levels, or lack thereof, make this a bad place. I don't see how this place stays in business.

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 77 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2015

Yeah, the bartenders are perpetually grumpy. So what? The beer selection is unrivaled. I stop here every time I am in SF.

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Austin, Texas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2015

I'd been on a search for Pliny the Elder on draft on previous visits to San Francisco. As far as I know, this is one of two places in the city to get it. I much prefer this place to the other (a hotel bar downtown). It seems like a dive, and I guess it is, but it was clean... More 

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San Diego
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015

Dark, dingy and divey buuut with a huge assortment of beers. Was there in the mid-afternoon so the crowds hadn't shown up yet so there was plenty of seating but I can see how this place can get packed. Happy hour deals are great considering the kinds of beer they are serving, no bud-lite here. Walk in, inhale the stale... More 

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London
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 517 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015

Great place to go for beers just make sure you have ID as pretty much everyone was getting IDd even my partner and he's 40! Bar lady was very helpful and made good beer recommendations. Tasty beer.

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Pinckney, Michigan
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 92 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015

I love craft beer. Ever since I've turned 21, I've heard cries of "Michelle, you NEED to try Pliny the Elder!". I don't even like IPAs and people were still blindly recommending this beer that's so hard to get your hands on (people stand in line at grocery stores to buy it and it sells out within an hour). You... More 

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Rochester, Minnesota
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2015

Perfect bar, Marvelous post-college ambiance with an OK mix of boys and girls. The bar is covered head to toe with beer taps and beer memorabilia. Felt safe unless you tried to order a mixed drink.. Just kidding. No food, nothing but beer. They have about 40 on tap. Correction, they also had pelegrino water, and red bull. We ended... More 

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Dallas, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015

I was on a family vacation in San Francisco, and strong armed my son-in-law into taking me here one afternoon. It was everything I hoped it would be. Great beers, of course, but also the perfect dive bar ambience. If you don't waste the bartender's time, or mess with the formidable bouncer, it's also a perfectly friendly experience.

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Minnesota
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2015

My wife and I are huge fans of craft beer, so we were looking for several craft brews we cannot get in Minnesota, particularly the Russian River Brewing Co beers (Pliny the Elder, Blind Pig, Damnnation). Toronado had all 3 on draft and they were fantastic. The draft list was the best we seen on our trip to San Francisco.... More 

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Glasgow, UK
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015

This "dive bar" was a real find!! Recommended by a friend, we were quite worried about the look of the place. How wrong we were - a real gem - great beers, real local feel, amazing garment. I'm almost reluctant to recommend as I want to keep this all to myself!!!

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The area surrounding the intersection of Haight and Ashbury streets, “The Haight” still exudes vibes of the 1960s counterculture as a haven for vintage clothes, music, pop posters and body piercing shops. While the Summer of Love ended decades ago, Haight-Ashbury has turned into a melting pot of hippies, hipsters, and professionals. Walking through its streets can still feel like stepping back in time. A must-see neighborhood for most music fans, it’s easy to see why these streets attracted the likes of the Grateful Dead and Janis Joplin. You’ll likely be content in The Haight day or night, just be sure to wear some flowers in your hair.
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