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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” (124 reviews)
“paella” (35 reviews)
“patatas bravas” (17 reviews)
Closed Now
12:00 PM - 11:00 PM Hours
Bar, Spanish, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
₱₱ - ₱₱₱
661 Howard St, San Francisco, CA 94105-3915
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Reviewed yesterday

Definitely worth the walk from the Moscone Center for a business lunch if you're a craft beer fan. The place was packed and service was a bit slow, but the food was really good and the craft beer selection was amazing and delicious. I would...More

Thank SoxFan08
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Stopped in here today for an early afternoon beer. Excellent organic beers and great service. We also had the deviled eggs app which was quite tasty. Glad we stopped - high energy, new, big, overall very well done.

Thank Tracie S
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Great small plates and great service Laid back atmosphere with a good craft beer and cocktail selection Recommend the burger and deviled eggs

Thank Mic3364
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Second tapas restaurant during recent SF visit, was attracted by flamenco show - expecting the food would be fine. Well, the music was great but the paella (vegetarian) was a disaster. Gave them another try, only a slight change. Tapas was fine, as was service....More

Thank aGoodyear06
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Close to my hotel, I decided to give this brewery a try for dinner. Here's the problem, I'm not into beer, so it likely wasn't going to be a great success. Imagine my surprise to find nice Spanish wines by the glass and a menu...More

Thank Michelle B
Reviewed 28 June 2018

My husband and I had dinner and drinks here. My husband had the beer sampler and really enjoyed it. We had several tapas dishes, all of which were really good. although the patatas bravas had too much garlic in them. Service was good. It wasn't...More

Thank Paula M
Reviewed 6 June 2018 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 27 May 2018

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
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$10 - US$30
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Bar scene, Special occasions, Large groups
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
  • Neighborhood: 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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