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150 Best Bars in America
547 Haight St (btwn Fillmore & Steiner St)
San Francisco, CA 94117
(415) 863-2276
Mon–Sun: 11:00 AM–2:00 AM

Don't let its somewhat rundown appearance fool you. Toronado boasts an excellent beer collection that's constantly changing, but always offering a large variety of delicious beers.

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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.
Monday, November 22, 2010 - 12:45
With over 50 microbrews on tap and 100 bottled beers, this is a great stop for an afternoon drink. As seen on Travel Channels The Layover with Anthony Bourdain.
Travel Channel
Friday, December 9, 2011 - 06:21
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.
Friday, March 18, 2011 - 10:34
get yourself a pint of Pliny the Elder here at some point or forever regret your choices in life.
Wednesday, November 18, 2009 - 15:09
have a beer & a sausage!!!
Friday, July 3, 2009 - 14:04
Try the beer survey. Earn a $500 beer card!
Friday, November 20, 2015 - 06:02
Congratulations, you've found one of Esquire's Best Bars in America. Go next door for a sausage and tuck into a pint of Pliny the Elder at the bar. You're welcome.
Tuesday, February 1, 2011 - 07:48
Do not ask for PBR or Bud. Know what you want before you order. -Josh K.
Sunday, November 21, 2010 - 09:46
I love surly yet knowledgeable bartenders.
Thursday, March 19, 2009 - 15:44
If its busy, know what you want. If you don't know, don't come in when its busy. Look at the board straight ahead when you walk in. Don't order Bud, Heineken, Stella, Guinness.
Tuesday, March 24, 2009 - 18:14
One word: Pliny the Younger.
Friday, February 19, 2010 - 18:42
Try a beer you've never had before.
Monday, August 15, 2011 - 10:44
One time I came here with my iPad (alone) & a drunk dude behind me began touching my screen; the bartender, without a comment, immediately throws the guy out. I've never felt so respected in my life.
Thursday, May 9, 2013 - 21:31
If we have to tell you why you need to go here - you shouldn't be here. Cash only!
Friday, December 28, 2012 - 16:37
the evening crowd has gone downhill, but the beers are still great.
Friday, July 22, 2011 - 13:52
The owners here worship beer. Theyll talk your ear off about the 100-plus beers in the back. It would be overwhelming if it wasnt so damn genuine. Ask for a local brew and win their attention.
Men's Health Mag
Tuesday, November 15, 2011 - 08:21
Best beer bar in SF if not the US. Great sausage next door
Thursday, November 5, 2009 - 16:16
catch the barley wine festival in february
Thursday, May 7, 2009 - 10:30
Ask for their bottle menu - they have some really good Belgian and Belgian-style beers. Order La Folie if you want to splurge and impress.
Friday, April 3, 2009 - 19:12
Try the Budweiser.
Friday, January 4, 2013 - 15:22