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ThirstyBear Brewing Company

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Certificate of Excellence2015, 2018 - 2019 Winner
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STARTERS + BITES
5
mixed Spanish olives
3
pickled veggies
6
deviled eggs
organic eggs, shaved cured tuna
SALADS
add "Rocky" free range grilled chicken to any salad $4
11
little gem wedges
organic apples, candied walnuts, onion, point reyes blue cheese dressing
12
arugula salad
wild arugula, roasted asparagus, fava beans, shaved fennel, red onion, meyer lemon citronette
15
shrimp salad
poached shrimp, butter lettuce, cucumber, olives, tomato, red onion, organic quinoa, tarragon-caper dressing
EMPANADAS
12
pulled pork
corn, red peppers, queso fresco, cilantro creme
12
buffalo chicken
carrot, onion, celery, greek yogurt ranch
12
veggie
butternut squash, dates, cider vinegar reduction
FLATBREADS
13
butternut squash
truffled mushroom sauce, asparagus, goat cheese, arugula, evoo
15
bacon and corn
roasted garlic, mozzarella, goat cheese, cherry tomatoes
VEGGIES
8
patatas bravas
fried kennebec potatoes, garlic, spicy brava sauce, aioli
11
spaghetti squash
roasted mushrooms, kale, garlic, shallots, evoo
12
grilled asparagus
6 minute egg, salsa verde
SEAFOOD, MEAT AND OTHER TASTY STUFF!
12
ceviche
shrimp & baby octopus, cilantro crackers
11
piquillo peppers
olive oil poached ahi tuna, aioli, celery, onion, caper, cilantro mojo, evoo, chive
12
seared ahi tuna
pimentón spice, olive and lemon marinated chick peas, pea sprouts, evoo
12
bacon wrapped shrimp
jalapeño corn cakes,herb crème
15
steamed clams
Italian sausage, garlic, butter, amber beer broth, grilled bread
12
beer braised crispy pork ribs
house ale barbecue sauce, marinated friseé
13
grilled steak skewer
piquillo puree, salsa verde
16
add house made bacon 3
add fresh sliced jalapenos 1
try our patatas "bravas style" tossed with garlic and spicy brava sauce 1
ThirstyBurger
100% grass-fed beef, mahón cheese, chorizo aioli, arugula, housemade pickles, panorama bun, hand-cut fried kennebec patatas*
GRAINS
32
paella valenciana
saffron, tomato sofrito, chicken, chorizo, clams, mussels, white shrimp, calamari, rockfish, red peppers and peas
18
risotto
carnaroli rice, asparagus, parmigiano reggiano, butter
12
bacon 1
raclette mac and cheese
baby shells, raclette béchamel, herb bread crumbs
About
ThirstyBear Organic, Small Batch Beers Are Available Fresh, Only on tap, Only At ThirstyBear! ThirstyBear is San Francisco’s only Organic Brewery and Certified Green Business. We offer ales, lagers, sours, cask-conditioned, and barrel-aged beers, paired with Spanish and California inspired small plates, paella, empanadas, flatbreads and burgers. We use organic ingredients and the freshest seasonal produce, seafood, and meats sourced from local farms. Our full bar offers artisanal cocktails, and premium California and Spanish and Italian wines.
PRICE RANGE
$10 - $30
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Drinks
CUISINES
Bar, Spanish, Brew Pub, Mediterranean
FEATURES
Private Dining, Seating, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi, Table Service, Reservations
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The barman sprayed me in the face with soda and then laughed. I left shortly after. Just not acceptable.

Date of visit: June 2019
Thank Michael S
Reviewed June 1, 2019 via mobile

We visited and shared the cheese/ meat board which wasn’t cheap but was very nice and you get 4 20/30oz beers with it. I had the flight of 9 beers to try but I wasn’t overly impressed with them at all

Date of visit: June 2019
Thank andyhB4615SL
Reviewed May 24, 2019 via mobile

Thirsty Bear was a very pleasant surprise. We just went to dinner here because we like to go to breweries but didn’t expect anything special. The beer was great which is a nice change from the other breweries we have been to in California so...More

Date of visit: May 2019
Thank oyl2017
Reviewed May 23, 2019

The food and beer are good. I think the Spanish food could be more authentic in the flavor, but it's definitely quality. I got the flight which is great for trying all the beers they offer. If you have limited time in San Francisco, but...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank sanderlane88
Reviewed May 15, 2019

Ate here last night. Great service, Great Beer, and pretty good food. I highly recommend the Panda Bear Beer - looks like an ale, taste like a porter with a nice chocolate finish. Great Stuff!

Date of visit: May 2019
Thank ronn077
Reviewed April 28, 2019 via mobile

We were not sure where to go on a Saturday night with no reservations but it’s this place was recommended by our concierge and It pretty close to the Marriott on mission street. We were pleasantly surprised. The beef skewers are grass fed and very...More

Date of visit: April 2019
Thank Joycetraveller
Reviewed March 21, 2019

We stopped in for lunch and ordered the lunch special, chicken salad which was bland with way more bread than chicken salad.The beer on the other hand was great with plenty of choices.

Date of visit: March 2019
Thank N3208KKstephens
Reviewed January 29, 2019

My husband and I stopped at The Thirsty Bear for one beer which turned into two beers each plus a sausage flatbread and tuna stuffed piquillos! He had the Altbier and I had the resilience ipa—both were excellent. The sausage flatbread was wonderful and the...More

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank Barbara R
Reviewed January 27, 2019

Good beer selection and a nice brewpub restaurant. Came in here after walking around the city all afternoon and enjoyed some tapas and beer. I recommend the ceviche food wise. We enjoyed their beer, but the only availability to bring it home is in a...More

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank ARose112
Reviewed January 7, 2019

On a rainy day before the museum, popped in here to fine a pleasant environment and nice ample food menu. While beer is the star, had a nice winter salad and was happy.

Date of visit: January 2019
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Javier E
December 30, 2018|
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Response from THoragunnarsdottir | Reviewed this property |
of course. Its a restaurant
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September 26, 2018|
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Response from TimM5198 | Property representative |
Hi, yes, there is parking garage (Moscone garage) just behind ThirstyBear , entrance off 3rd st, right after you cross Folsom and also metered street parking on Howard St.
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