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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%
Travellers talk about
“tapas” (119 reviews)
“paella” (35 reviews)
“patatas bravas” (17 reviews)
Open Now
11:30 - 22:00 Hours
Bar, Spanish, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
££ - £££
661 Howard St, San Francisco, CA 94105-3915
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1 - 10 of 421 reviews

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I’m in the mood for IPAs these days , and they are good here. I had the Sea wolf white IPA, the foggy ipa, and the Howard street ipa. All excellent. I would have switch the order I got the first two(should have read the...More

Thank Jérôme D
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We had a small reception at the thirsty bear. Nice appaetizers and the guests all seemed to be the beers that are being brewed on site.

Thank wasscherb
Reviewed 15 May 2018

This is a great beer bar offering good beer in a good atmosphere with the two beers we enjoyed were the Stout and the Common Ale. There is plenty of seating and the service is efficient and friendly. We did not eat but the food...More

Thank ANDY K
Reviewed 7 May 2018

We had several very good to excellent beers (some IPAs, a very nice stout - Kozlov), and the food was OK too.

Thank vaclean
Reviewed 4 April 2018

Beers are good (and have interesting names, try the Tolstoj's Inkwell!) and the staff is friendly. Do you need anything else?

Thank Mattia B
Reviewed 28 March 2018 via mobile

Found it occasionally. Went in and were not disappointed. Good food and good beer. Tried the malt whisky sampler. Nice waitress taking care for us.

Thank Wolfgang1947_12
Reviewed 21 March 2018

Good selection of craft beers to choose from and right from the source. Also some decent snacks to accompany them.

Thank iWiebe
Reviewed 27 February 2018 via mobile

Beers, bar food and ambience make it a good choice when in SF downtown on business and looking for dinner options. Very friendly clientele makes it a good choice for unwinding after work and meeting others. Food is pretty reasonable but nothing outstanding.

Thank ChrisTravellerUS
Reviewed 14 February 2018 via mobile

Stopped in on a walk around the area. Nice place with attentive staff and really tasty pilsner. Also pleasantly surprised by the bill, nowhere near as large as we've been used to in the town.

Thank Paul J
Reviewed 9 February 2018 via mobile

Good beer choice but unfortunately only one cider for me however good choice Sonoma Hatchet so ok but would have liked a second different cider to try. Flights are only 3oz but 9 beers to try. My husbands favourite was Howard st ipa. There were...More

Thank Wendy E
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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, Reservations
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Bar Scene
Open Hours
12:00 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
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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