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Thirsty Bear Brewing Company

₹₹ - ₹₹₹, Spanish,
661 Howard St, San Francisco, CA 94105-3915
+1 415-974-0905
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  • Excellent28%
  • Very good47%
  • Average20%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible1%
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“tapas” (128 reviews)
“paella” (37 reviews)
“patatas bravas” (18 reviews)
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Bar, Spanish, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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661 Howard St, San Francisco, CA 94105-3915
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Staying at the W Hotel nearby. Their restaurant is closed due to Labor strike. Was looking for decent place nearby for beer, quick meal and sports. This fit the bill nicely and they had 2 cast conditioned beers (fresh and delicious). Spanish themed tapas were...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank TripsFromNC
Reviewed 29 October 2018

The Flamenco Dancing is at 7:30 and 8:30pm on Sundays. High energy and exciting to watch. Definitely recommend. Really enjoyed it. We arrived about 6pm and had drinks and appetizers. The bacon wrapped shrimp was $12/3. They are delicious but since there are only three,...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank Lia T
Reviewed 28 October 2018

cool and nice location. couple of different beers but nothing special. good food but just ok. Service the same...friendly but not outstanding. overall...average.

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank Gigi8133
Reviewed 24 October 2018

ThirstyBear is an organic brewery / restaurant serving excellent beers and fine food. The décor has modern formal style. The staff was very helpful in spite of being busy when I visited. Their sampler flight of beers had nine samples but in smaller sizes compared...More

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank Previa1994
Reviewed 21 October 2018

Have been going here for years from time to time. Love the atmosphere, the beer selection, and the tapas. The steak skewers and patatas braves are particularly good. But, went yesterday and the shrimp were undercooked and crispy pork ribs were room temperature. A few...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Reviewed 17 October 2018

Good food, reasonable prices and in the middle of a busy area. Highly recommended. Although, don't go during busy hours as they take forever to serve your food.

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank 533minniei
Reviewed 14 October 2018 via mobile

My wife and I had here lunch while attending a conference at the Moscone Center. Every beer was a solid example of their particular style, and the service was great. We did have an issue where the grilled chicken sandwich we ordered was minuscule and...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank darno3
Reviewed 12 October 2018 via mobile

Although I’m not a beer person, I had a great business meeting with associates over tapas. The front of the restaurant is a happening place, but the back is more quiet and good for business. My beer drinking associates were impressed with the beer selection....More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank pickybiz
Reviewed 11 October 2018

I had a tasting paddle of beers, all decent beers, 'The Panda Bear' probably being my favourite. Would visit again although there are so many craft breweries in SF I'd probably try new ones first.

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank Yorkie_Traveller
South of Market (SoMa), has an urban and sophisticated
vibe, but you're more likely to find big nightclubs
and lots of industrial loft residences than you are to
find boutique shopping. Although it’s the epicenter
for tech startups in the city, visitors will be able
to do more than just business - museums, top quality
restaurants, and the San Francisco Giants now call
this neighbourhood home. Most of its freeway-sized
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Questions & Answers
Jane B
26 September 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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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$ 10 - US$ 30
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi, Reservations
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Bar Scene
Open Hours
12:00 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
  • Neighbourhood: SoMa
  • Phone Number: +1 415-974-0905
  • E-mail
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.
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