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Toronado

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Address: 547 Haight St. between Fillmore and Steiner, Lower Haight, San Francisco, CA 94117
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+1 415-863-2276
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11:30 - 02:00
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Discriminating beer lovers have a wide selection of brews to choose from at...

Discriminating beer lovers have a wide selection of brews to choose from at this Lower Haight pub.

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GOOD, Cheap beer and tons of it

There may not be a better place to get a pint in San Fran. Tons of options, and prices are great. Good atmosphere, friendly folks. My kind of place.

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

There may not be a better place to get a pint in San Fran. Tons of options, and prices are great. Good atmosphere, friendly folks. My kind of place.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We were staying close by on a road trip holiday that started in SF and checked this place out well in advance. I have to say that of all the places that we visited on our 1500 mile trip this place was by far the most memorable. It's got such a great vibe, the staff and service was second to... More 

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San Jose, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 December 2016 via mobile

The Toronado is a great locals place, a great after work place and where draft is king! Cash only! Anthony Bourdain visited here and loved this place, and you will too!

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San Francisco, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 November 2016 via mobile

From a San Franciscan that's been here a half dozen times. This is a dirty tourist trap with a good selection of beer on top but literally nothing else going for it. The staff are a bunch of racist, sexist trolls that delight in pissing off customers because you don't look or talk like they want you to. There's so... More 

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Cincinnati, Ohio
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 138 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 November 2016

A local introduced me to Toronado and that's probably on oft repeated story. When in the Haight and you're thirsty I do advise a pit stop here. First, bring cash. It's the only payment they take. Second, be prepared for busy and slightly gruff bartenders. Third, crane your neck upwards as you enter to take stock of the wide range... More 

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Williamsburg, Virginia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 89 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 October 2016 via mobile

I got it from the first sight of a "cash only" sign. Really? Minimal beer menu of forgettable brands. No beer for you! If this spot builds its reputation for rude bartenders, then they need to spend money on acting classes. That or spend time in a Boston or NYC local bar and LEARN!!! Underdone. Overpriced mediocre brews. No Oskar... More 

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Raleigh, North Carolina
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 September 2016

Yes...it is a dive...and that is a good thing. Bartender was gruff. Regulars were friendly. Beer menu was vast and very good. And they appear to always have some Pliney on tap and in the bottle so that was much appreciated for this East Coast traveler. A craft beer lovers must visit spot. And if you need something to eat... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 September 2016

I visited many, many years ago and felt way overdue for a return visit. How can you not love a place that has cheap beer on tap and they allow you to bring in food from the outside! They do have bottled beer, but the main attraction is their large selection of beers on tap. The bartender took the time... More 

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Austin, Texas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 August 2016

We made a point of visiting Toronado before heading to SFO for our flight out of the city because they have Pliny the Elder on tap. Living in Texas means that this renowned beer is largely unavailable to us, so getting to try it on tap was a lot of fun. The beer tasted fresh and the vibe was great... More 

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Austin, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 August 2016

The place is a dive but the beer selection is incredible. They have Pliny so that helps. It isn't fancy and they only take cash but if you like beer, you MUST visit.

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The area surrounding the intersection of Haight and Ashbury streets, “The Haight” still exudes vibes of the 1960s counterculture as a haven for vintage clothes, music, pop posters and body piercing shops. While the Summer of Love ended decades ago, Haight-Ashbury has turned into a melting pot of hippies, hipsters, and professionals. Walking through its streets can still feel like stepping back in time. A must-see neighbourhood for most music fans, it’s easy to see why these streets attracted the likes of the Grateful Dead and Janis Joplin. You’ll likely be content in The Haight day or night, just be sure to wear some flowers in your hair.
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