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Map & Directions 547 Haight
San Francisco, CA 94117
  • Brewery
  • Daily 11:30am-2am
  • MasterCard, Visa
  • Wheelchair Accessible
  • Dinner, Lunch
  • Beer/Wine
  • Not Accepted
  • Street


SF Weekly's Description

In the pantheon of beer bars, Toronado occupies the tallest throne. For well over 20 years, the T has been a Mecca to beer lovers near and far, offering delightful and often rare draft selections at cheap prices and even cheaper during happy hour. The bottled selection - not so cheap. There are so many beers you'll never be able to drink a pint of every brew you'd like to try. The bar also rotates taps frequently, so don't count on a specific beer being available during a return visit. Newcomers and even regulars discuss how the bartenders have turned "customer service" into an oxymoron, as they are quick to chastise you for lollygagging while ordering or even mispronouncing your order. Toronado is crowded and loud, but it is conveniently located next to Rosamunde, which serves a plethora of perfect sausage pairings that you can take back inside the bar.

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  • Mazda on 11/22/10

    Arguably one of the best beer selections in the Bay Area. They update their menu daily, so there's always a new beer to try.

  • Travel Channel on 12/09/11

    With over 50 microbrews on tap and 100 bottled beers, this is a great stop for an afternoon drink. As seen on Travel Channel’s The Layover with Anthony Bourdain.

  • AskMen on 03/18/11

    There are 100 beers on tap & at least that many more in bottles, which is why it is world famous for the depth & breadth of its beer selection. If the main room is full, hit the little side room.

  • Mauricio B. on 11/18/09

    get yourself a pint of Pliny the Elder here at some point or forever regret your choices in life.

  • Sara R. on 07/03/09

    have a beer & a sausage!!!

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