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Thirsty Bear
Thirsty Bear

Thirsty Bear Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.thirstybear.com
  • Email: events@thirstybear.com
  • Phone: (415) 974-0905
  • Hours of Operation: Restaurant-Kitchen Monday - Thursday 11:30am - 10:00pm Friday 11:30am - 11:00pm Saturday 12:00pm - 11:00pm Sunday 5:00pm - 10:30pm Bar until last call
  • Payment Options: AMEX, Diners Club, JCB, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: Spanish, Tapas / Small Plates, Brewery
  • Executive Chef: Jessica Gorin
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Counter Seating, Entertainment, Farm to Table, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Catering: We have off-premise catering services, perfect for office lunches, meetings and less formal parties. Thirsty Bear Delivery or To Go can bring our flavorful cuisine to you. We will deliver within San Francisco, or you can pick up your order at a predetermined time, for a fantastic yet cost effective event. For an additional fee, Thirsty Bear offers service staff for set-up and maintenance of your event. Please contact our Banquet Department for more information.
  • Private Party Facilities: Whether you are planning a sit down dinner for 25 or a festive event for 500, ThirstyBear is the ideal venue to entertain your guests. We have a number of different seating possibilities for your group, both private and semi-private.
  • Private Party Contact: Nicole Held (888) 615-4876
  • Entertainment: Live Flamenco Performances every Sunday evening 7:30pm & 8:30pm -No Cover-Reservations Recommended! see website for details.

Getting there

  • Cross Street: 3rd Street
  • Public Transit: New Montgomery Station MUNI & BART
  • Parking: Public Lot
  • Parking Details: Moscone Parking Garage, enter on 3rd St. between Folsom & Howard. $2.50/hour
A word from Thirsty Bear
ThirstyBear is the first & only Certified Organic brewery in San Francisco!! Pairing Spanish cuisine of Tapas & Paellas with hand-crafted organic beer, sangria, Spanish & California wines, & full bar with premium spirits. ThirstyBear serves only sustainable harvested seafood; all natural meats free of growth hormones & synthetic additives; and local organic seasonal produce. ThirstyBear recycles all paper, glass, aluminum & plastic. We compost all organic matter; we recycle our cooking oil into biodiesel. Our menu paper is post consumer recyled; our to-go containers are recylable & or compostable. We use energy efficient lighting, heating, cooling & conserve water in the brewery & restaurant. Feel Great about what you eat & drink here!! We're an establishment that cares about your health & our environment!! Support your local Organic Brewery!!Continued
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Diner Reviews
  • "We met friends we hadn't seen in two years for dinner. I was so happy when they lead us away from the bar into the back area where we got tucked around the corner. The crowd at the bar was deafening. Our table was quieter, so we could carry on a conversation. There is a great selection of bears. I had a Panda Bear, which I enjoyed. I ordered the vegetarian paella, while the other three shared plate after plate of tapas. Their favorites were the flatbread with some kind of Italian ham and the French onion soup. My paella could have served two, was decent but kind of bland. It could have used more color and flavor. Our server was polite and mostly timely. But we picked the restaurant mostly because of its location near our hotel..."
    Dined on 4/11/2014
  • "What a find! Very cool, but comfortable, with friendly service. It's an organic brewery, great selection of beers. They offer flights so you can taste 12 different if you want. I had a stout, a red ale, a pilsner. All the beers are named after bears, i.e. panda, polar, etc. Clever. The tapas were delicious, the poblano peppers stuffed with manchego cheese were our favorite and homemade pickles were yummy too. My son devoured the Thirsty Bear burger and he's usually hard to please so it must've been good...our waitress was so attentive and helpful with the beer selections. I loved the space, how the tables were set up and the floor plan. Oh and the prices were reasonable too. I would definitely return to this place and recommend it highly."
    Dined on 4/10/2014
  • "I was in San Francisco for a conference and we ate at Thirsty Bear our first night. The beer flight was delicious and the food was AMAZING! Everything from the brussel sprouts to the piquillo peppers were fabulous. And who can forget the awesome sea salt and caramel gelato- to die for! I'm so happy we came here!"
    Dined on 4/4/2014
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    Dined on 3/12/2014
  • "Small plate tapas, sangria, beer & sports games on tv is a great combination for hanging out with friends. The food was fun and service was good. It's casual but a good local spot."
    Dined on 3/29/2014
  • "Met here with friends and really got into the tapas experience! Really easy to do as the menu has something for everyone...can you a 100% grass fed certified organic burger patty?! Next let's get to the beer, nothing short of amazing. I went straight to their seasonal, 'Wild Stave' and their newest 'Oro en Paz'...both sorus and both wonderfully crafted. The IPA is great too, and I don't even like IPA's. The off beer is definitely the 'Panda' with it's notes of chocolate, good none the less. The host was really smiley, actually, all the staff were smiling and our server Tori was amazing as well. It's a brewery. Who goes to a brewery and has a bad time? I suppose people who don't know how to have a good time in the first place."
    Dined on 3/15/2014
  • "Definitely a great find. I was looking for Paella and this was well worth it. Plus the beer is great. I'll be heading back when they let their sour age a year because I'm sure it'll be great."
    Dined on 3/9/2014
  • "Hostess was a complete pill - remembered this spot as being really fun and great for a group - we were all sadly disapointed - won't return again. Very bad experience!"
    Dined on 2/24/2014
  • "2nd time and loved it as much as the first. Definitely becoming one of my favorite casual stupors in SF."
    Dined on 2/21/2014