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547 Haight St. between Fillmore and Steiner, Lower Haight, San Francisco, CA 94117 (Hayes Valley)
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Ranked #8 of 281 Nightlife in San Francisco
Type: Bar/ Clubs, Bars
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Owner description: Discriminating beer lovers have a wide selection of brews to choose from at this Lower Haight pub.

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Boston, Massachusetts
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36 reviews 36 reviews
17 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 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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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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
20 reviews 20 reviews
7 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
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
4 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
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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39 reviews 39 reviews
7 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
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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Dallas, Texas
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25 reviews 25 reviews
9 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

We read about this in Fodor's and thought this would be a good bar. Unfortunately, it was not. Be advised that is you are not from here, you won't get treated the same. Beer only. I asked the bartender if he had a specific beer, and he pointed at a board on the wall and said, "We have those" then... More

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San Jose, California
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28 reviews 28 reviews
9 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014 via mobile

Great beer selection but you MUST have bar etiquette when you go here. Don't wave money at the bartenders, stand aside and figure out what you want before heading to the bar. They are cool with bringing in sausage sandwiches from next door which are delicious.

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Toledo, Ohio
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42 reviews 42 reviews
3 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014

Vast selection of beers. Great prices. They have a beer for everyone, and the taps change frequently. Very 'dive'y' vibe. You can bring in food. There is table service for your drinks, which helps as it was VERY packed!

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Sonora, California
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44 reviews 44 reviews
5 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 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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