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Thirsty Bear

783 reviews
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$30 and under
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  • Great Beer (19)
  • Good for Groups (16)
  • Tapas (16)
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 recycled; our to-go containers are recyclable 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!!
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Spanish, Tapas / Small Plates, Brewery
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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
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Phone number
(415) 974-0905
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Payment options
AMEX, Diners Club, JCB, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Executive chef
Jessica Gorin
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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.
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Cross street
3rd Street
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Parking details
Moscone Parking Garage, enter on 3rd St. between Folsom & Howard. $2.50/hour
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Public transit
New Montgomery Station MUNI & BART
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Live Flamenco Performances every Sunday evening 7:30pm & 8:30pm -No Cover-Reservations Recommended! see website for details.
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Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Entertainment, Farm to Table, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine
What 783 People Are Saying
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4.1  based on recent ratings
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79% of people would recommend it to a friend
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OpenTable Diner (San Francisco)
3.0  Dined 7 days ago

Food was okay, beer was so-so.

OpenTable Diner (San Francisco)
3.0  Dined on January 28, 2018

The food was ordinary. The service was the only reason this was bearable

kimber (San Francisco)
4.0  Dined on January 28, 2018

Great Restaurant Week deal! $40 for 4 course dinner with beer pairings for each was a great ladies night out. Bonus was their Sunday night flamenco dance performance.

Tuls1 (San Francisco)
3.0  Dined on January 26, 2018

This is a great spot to go for drinks after work, but I do not recommend the food. The first dish came out frozen cold and the second dish did not taste fresh at all. I still would recommend this place because the service was good and the beer selection was abundant.

elly (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on January 21, 2018

We came with 5 people and everyone raved about what they ordered

OpenTable Diner (E. Tennessee)
4.0  Dined on January 20, 2018

Great service and wonderful organic beers. Loved the tap flight!

Dinnerclubgal (Chicago)
3.0  Dined on January 19, 2018

The menu is diverse with a lot of options. We ordered the tortilla with goat cheese which was pretty good, the Brussel sprouts were amazing, and everything else was ok. Good spot for a quick dinner.

OpenTable Diner (San Francisco)
5.0  Dined on December 29, 2017

ThirstyBear is a great eating place especially for the visitors. My two guests were very impressed with beer tasting menu and very tasty food. They definitely will revisit SF and ThirstyBear again.

viproberthayes (San Francisco)
4.0  Dined on December 28, 2017

Went here on the way to the Museum of Modern Art. In a way, wish we hadn't. It was ok, and that's about it. The food was average tapas, fairly tasty, nothing better than I've had in hundreds of so-called tapas joints. The beer was good, but it should be at a place called Thirsty Bear. The service was quite slow - they were friendly enough and did an ok job, but they seemed tired and lacked anything close to enthusiasm. All in all, the experience was...blah

OpenTable Diner (San Francisco)
4.0  Dined on December 17, 2017

Steak salad was very good. Our service person and her bac up were outstanding!

OpenTable Diner (San Francisco)
1.0  Dined on December 16, 2017

Very disappointed with food and overall service. The fish and chips were down right awful with thick greasy batter and smelly fish. The lettuce in the salads was limp and slimy black. The chicken sandwich had really strong liquid smoke flavor which I personally cannot stand. All of the sauces we were served had that liquid smoke flavor and the potatoes were overwhelming garlicky.
The wait staff check on us before we even took a bite and left so quickly there was no time to even taste anything. They never came back except to clear the table. On a good note the sangria was great but$36 for a pitcher was not a bargain.

Happy (San Francisco)
3.0  Dined on December 15, 2017

Noisy, not an inviting atmosphere, food and service just okay. Gambas too salty, hamburgers and autumn salad good. Zarzuelas good.

BrewerySpanishFlare (San Francisco)
4.0  Dined on December 9, 2017

Great combination of tapas, Spanish meals, and some tasty original crafted brews. A bit pricey given the casual atmosphere & the portions but a good Spanish meal. Make a reservation and ask to be seated up front, away from the (potentially noisy) bar area.

Ray2301 (New York Area)
4.0  Dined on December 6, 2017

Group of 12 that grew to 14. They accommodated with an additional table. Appreciate the flexibility.

MarinaB (San Francisco)
5.0  Dined on November 30, 2017

Excellent cuisine and outstanding service! Kudos! I highly recommend dining at the Thirsty Bear. It is an excellent experience. Not only the food but it own brewed beers and lagers are outstanding.

OpenTable Diner (San Francisco)
5.0  Dined on November 26, 2017

Delicious tapas, warm and friendly ambiance and ample drink selections.
I love to bring friends from near and far to the Sunday eve flamenco shows.
The guitar playing and singing is soulful, and the dancing explodes with fierce beauty.

OpenTable Diner (San Francisco)
4.0  Dined on November 8, 2017

The sangria is delicious and the calamari was the best we’ve ever had. We also ordered a flight and were very happy with the options. Yum!

OpenTable Diner (San Francisco)
5.0  Dined on November 2, 2017

Although extremely busy during peak dinner hour, the staff found us a quiet table- the service was excellent and food superb.

KenW (San Francisco)
3.0  Dined on November 1, 2017

My favorite beer was back in stock, in a new variation, which was even better than before. My husband liked his as well. Some of the dishes were as good as ever; i.e. mushrooms on flat bread but some were a disappointment. The shrimp were very small and over cooked. The potatoes were dried out in the patatas bravas. The harvest salad with kale and roast squash was good. The best dish was the roasted delicata squash. Service was wonderful. Still a fun place.

Colega (New York Area)
4.0  Dined on October 29, 2017

We came in for the Sunday night flamenco, being flamenco musicians ourselves. The flamenco, a singer, a guitarist and two dancers, were of the highest caliber and put on an astounding show. The service was excellent, the food and sangria essentially good but not great.