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Thirsty Bear Brewing Company

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661 Howard St, San Francisco, CA 94105-3915 (3rd Street)
(415) 974-0905
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Open now
All hours
Sun 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Mon - Thu 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Fri 11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Sat 12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
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lehigh valley, pa
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20 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Tapas and good beer and Spanish wines after MOMA!! Sunday night Flamenco dancers and music. Fabulous tapas, heat service and cool vibe

Thank valleygirl3092
Chicago, Illinois
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113 reviews
70 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

We had a group of 12 here for a work dinner. The beer was very good. The food was not. There wasn't one dish that people raved about and I think we tried them all. They rely heavily on seasoning and garlic. Too much garlic. Service was ok. Would go back for a beer, but will find a different place... More 

Thank Evets P
Mauldin, South Carolina
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75 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Fun bar with micro brews. I am not a beer drinker but luckily there is a full bar as well. Did not eat but meals look good. Open til 11 which is rare for this area of town

Thank James H
Roanoke, Virginia
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55 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 102 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Nice environment to hang out in a hip area of town. The beer was pretty good, not my favorite, but enjoyed sampling the flights so I could try them all. Variety of beer choices that should meet everyone's preferences. We had a great time playing darts upstairs and the place is huge so there is plenty of room for large... More 

Thank CavaHoo22
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24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I try to visit whenever I am in San Francisco. My latest visit did not disappoint. I asked for a table in the flamenco room & was seated with a good view for the show. Love the tapas menu. Tried a pintxo of a stuffed date, along with a beer & jamon serrano pairing. Slices of the jamon were excellent.... More 

Thank senorak
Buenos Aires, Argentina
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16 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Great place, nearly center. The beer is good and the food is great. Interesting place for the decoration and atmosphere. But the service is not good, they push too much and they forgot patience.

Thank Thom S
Sin City, Nevada
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257 reviews
179 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 85 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Had a great visit on a Saturday afternoon... At this CCOF certified organic brewery. We sat at the bar, and was asked about drinks straight away.... I had to the cask ale, I had heard alot about it prior to my visit. It was all that I heard, a must try before its all gone. Looking at the food menu,... More 

Thank bu1larry
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

We enjoy the restaurant every year in July during SEMICON West. Even the restaurant sounds like beer restaurant, they serve good wine and Spanish foods. The waitress served us was nice and recommended the great combination of wines and foods this year.

Thank Makoto Y
New York, NY
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89 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2016

Stopped by the bar after work to get a beer and some food. I usually love craft and organic beers. I tried 2 different beers here and they were ok but nothing would inspire me to recommend them to anybody else or come back again. Similar reaction to the food, I ate it but was not very exciting. Bartender was... More 

Thank Natek3232
Los Angeles, California
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113 reviews
76 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2016

Popped into the bar for a tea and deviled eggs, and tapas. Loved the casual design, low-key feeling and excellent fast service. I'll be back for dinner next time!

Thank CelticGirlLA

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
Average prices
$8 - $18
Bar, Spanish, Pub, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wheelchair Accessible
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Bar scene, Large groups
Open Hours
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 11:00 pm
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 661 Howard St, San Francisco, CA 94105-3915
    (3rd Street)
  • Public Transportation: New Montgomery Station MUNI & BART
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Francisco>  > SoMa
  • Neighborhood: SoMa
  • Phone Number: (415) 974-0905
ThirstyBear is the first & only Certified Organic brewery in San Francisco!! Pairing Spanish cuisine of Tapas & Paellas with hand-crafted organic beer, sangria, Spanish & California wines, & full bar with premium spirits.

ThirstyBear serves only sustainable harvested seafood; all natural meats free of growth hormones & synthetic additives; and local organic seasonal produce.

ThirstyBear recycles all paper, glass, aluminum & plastic. We compost all organic matter; we recycle our cooking oil into biodiesel. Our menu paper is post consumer recyled; our to-go containers are recylable & or compostable. We use energy efficient lighting, heating, cooling & conserve water in the brewery & restaurant.

Feel Great about what you eat & drink here!! We're an establishment that cares about your health & our environment!!

Support your local Organic Brewery!!

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