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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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The Craft Beer Spot in San Francisco

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 2, 2015
Adam N
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Minnesota
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2015 NEW

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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38 reviews 38 reviews
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20 helpful votes 20 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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Bari, Italy
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3 reviews 3 reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 31, 2015

Great bar and vibe, shame for the fat rude bouncer who could resemble silent bob,but to do a proper impression he should be SILENT. With his rudeness and arrogance he has been the only bullying experience here in California we experience in our trip. I advice a diet so to not refrain people from exiting the place while he is... More 

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Mooresville, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2015

Great selection of beer, authentic atmosphere, and close proximity to good sausages!! Be aware though.. It's cash only.

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Boston, Massachusetts
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36 reviews 36 reviews
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11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2014

On Haight Street which is a neighborhood worth checking out. We stopped in to Toronado for a break from walking around and managed to try several beers among the four of us. There was an amazing selection.

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Keighley, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2014

Excellent craft beer selection, knowledgeable staff. Can understand why some people had problems, but provided you are sensible and polite they were perfectly fine to deal with. Would strongly recommend to any craft beer fanatic going to San Francisco! Nb. This review was ~8pm on a Saturday night for reference.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2014 via mobile

The place is nice. Awesome selection of great brews and reasonable prices. The only hitch is that the bartenders make seem that they are doing you a favor by going out of their way to pour you a beer.

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Knoxville, Tennessee
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24 reviews 24 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014

Awesome little bar with LOTS of good beer. Met some cool local people that were friendly and even bought us a beer. The bartender was really nice as well.

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Adelaide, Australia
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24 reviews 24 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014

I want to start by saying I love beer, and that's why I visited Toronado. Did I get a false touristy hug when I walked in? No. Did I want one? No. Toronado is a great bar with great beers, it is not Fishermans Wharf. It is a bar frequented by locals because it's awesome. I visited from another country... More 

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Los Angeles
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

Toronado has a reputation in beer circles of a place "not to be missed." Such may have once been the case - it's a good (although somewhat of a dive) place for a beer. The current trend in craft beer and craft beer tasting rooms and bars puts this place to shame in several respects. I fear that Toronado is... More 

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