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Thirsty Bear Brewing Company

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Certificate of Excellence2015, 2018 - 2019 Winner
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BITES​
4.00
Spanish Olives with Herbs and Garlic
3.00
House- Made Pickles
6.00
Mixed Nuts
5.00
Deviled Eggs, Jamon Serrano, Tobiko
7.00
Fried Olives, Stuffed with Duck Sausage
Contains pork product
PINTXOS​
1.00
Date Stuffed with Spiced Goat Cheese
1.00
House Smoked Mussel and Cornichon
1.00
Marinated Manchego and Membrillo
1.00
Quail Egg and Boquerone
1.00
Grilled Marinated Mushrooms
SALADS​
9.00
Organic Kale Salad
Toasted almonds, goat cheese, dried cherries, preserved lemon, apples, sherry vinaigrette
9.00
César Salad
Hearts of baby gem lettuce, manchego-caper vinaigrette, pan tomate croutons, boquerones and jamón serrano
THIRSTYBURGER​
14.00
Thirstyburger
Fallon hills ranch 100% grass-fed beef, hook’s 5 year cheddar, jamon serrano tomato-garlic confiture, little gem lettuce, shaved red onion, roasted garlic aioli, hand-cut fried kennebec patatas
3.00
House-Made Pickles
FLATBREAD​
13.00
Flatbread
Zoe’s meats bacon, melted leeks, kale, idiazabal cheese, chili flakes, toasted pecans, fried parsley
CHEESE AND BEER PAIRINGS​
6.00
Sample ~ Tarentaise
Spring frook farms, reading, vt. sweet, rich, slightly spicy raw cow’s milk cheese served with meyer esb
6.00
Sample ~ Bermuda Triangle
Cypress grove, arcata, ca pasteurized goat’s milk served with dubbel de dobel
7.00
Sample ~ Nevat De Cabra
Can pujol cheese co. catalonia, spain pasteurized goat’s milk served with valencia wheat
7.00
Sample ~ Valdeon
Leon, spain pasteurized cow and goat milk blue sweet, slightly salty served with kozlov stout
TAPAS​
9.00
Poached organic egg +2.00
Sopa De Tostada
Onion soup, grilled bread, melted manchego cheese
10.00
Calamari Frito
Malt vineger aioli, fried rosemary
8.00
Organic Roasted Beets
Valdeon blue cheese, walnuts, evoo, citrus zest
8.00
Organic Brussel Sprouts,
Bacon​ lardons, rosemary-chili oil, pimenton and bacon butter, *may request no bacon
6.00
Patatas Bravas
Fried kennebec potatoes, garlic, spicy brava sauce, aioli
8.00
Pollo Al Ajillo
Mushrooms, peas, sofrito, herbs
7.00
Oven-Roasted Piquillo Peppers
Stuffed with spinach and manchego cheese
9.00
House Smoked Salmon Rillettes,
Capers, fresh herbs, red onion, crostinis
9.00
House-made butiffara sausage +7.00
Mussels and Clams
Shallot, chili flake, steamed with polar bear pilsner
10.00
Salmon Brochette
Skuna bay, B.C. Salmon brochette, celery root puree, citrus-celery salad
PAELLA​
Paella of the Day
24.00
Valenciana
Saffron, tomato sofrito, chicken, chorizo, clams, mussels, calamari, rockfish, red peppers and peas
23.00
Verduras
Butternut squash, organic chard, red onion marmalade, ancho-chili sofrito, pepitas, crisy shallots, rosemary aioli
24.00
Fideua.
Spanish angel hair pasta, braised fallon hills ranch lamb, mixed mushrooms, red onion, sofrito, escarole, goat cheese
About
ThirstyBear Organic, Small Batch Beers Are Available Fresh, Only On-Draught, 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 exceptional Spanish tapas, paella, artisan cheeses and charcuterie. ThirstyBear takes a contemporary approach to traditional Spanish cuisine. 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 wines.
PRICE RANGE
$10 - $30
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Drinks
CUISINES
Bar, Spanish, Pub
FEATURES
Private Dining, Seating, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi, Table Service, Reservations
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Reviewed 1 week ago

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 3 weeks ago 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
Thank kaylaartt
Reviewed December 24, 2018 via mobile

This was one of the highlights of our trip. The bartender was outstanding even though we came in a half hour before closing. He encouraged us to try the barleywine on tap and oh baby was he right. One of the best beers I have...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank acshelco1
Reviewed December 16, 2018

The Thirsty Bear is a certified organic microbrewery that offers Spanish-inspired menus. The interior is warm and casual with exposed brick walls and loads of natural wood surfaces. We attended a corporate event; so our lunch was from a buffet. The buffet included an array...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank timrS6202CC
Reviewed December 15, 2018 via mobile

Came here to try the beer in the SoMa area. The atmosphere in the bar was good and the staff were very informative and friendly but the beer really wasn’t that great. Maybe it was just out taste but nothing there really stood out for...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank danigross88
Reviewed November 12, 2018

Came for the beer and ended up revelling in the interesting and super tasty food. Pub food with a south American twist, so yummy and awesome. Will definately come again on my next visit. Just opposite SFMA.

Date of visit: July 2018
Thank THoragunnarsdottir
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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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