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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 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!!

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261 Current Reviews
Summary of Diner Ratings & Reviews
Overall 
3.8 / 5
(Very Good) 3.8 / 5
(261 Reviews)
Open Ratings Snapshot
Rating Breakdown 261 reviews
5 stars
(64)
4 stars
(112)
3 stars
(50)
2 stars
(28)
1 star
(7)
Food 
3.7 / 5
(Very Good) 3.7 / 5
Service 
3.9 / 5
(Very Good) 3.9 / 5
Ambiance 
3.8 / 5
(Very Good) 3.8 / 5
Noise Level
2.3 / 3
Energetic
Value 
3.3 / 5
(Very Good) 3.3 / 5
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Diners classify this restaurant as:
  • good for groups(127)
  • vibrant bar scene(86)
  • fit for foodies(72)
  • hot spot(38)
  • great for lunch(35)
  • neighborhood gem(34)
Thirsty Bear Reviews List
Review 1 for Thirsty Bear
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5

Dined on 2/03/2016
 2012
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Review 2 for Thirsty Bear
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

Dined on 2/09/2016
 2012
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Review 3 for Thirsty Bear
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5

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Dined on 2/06/2016
 2013
Dined on 2/06/2016
 2013
Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
Value 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Dined on 2/06/2016
 2013
Special Features: good for groups, great for lunch
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Review 4 for Thirsty Bear
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

Highly Recommended

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Dined on 2/06/2016
 2005
Dined on 2/06/2016
 2005
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Energetic
Energetic
Value 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
"Made reservations on Superbowl weekend before the Metallica concert at AT&T. Very seamless process. Table was ready on time. Staff were great. Food was very good. So were the beers. And the churros were the best! Great experience on a busy weekend. I'd recommend to both locals and visitors."
Dined on 2/06/2016
 2005
Special Features: fit for foodies
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Review 5 for Thirsty Bear
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

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Dined on 2/06/2016
 2016
Dined on 2/06/2016
 2016
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Energetic
Energetic
"Great menu and even better beer."
Dined on 2/06/2016
 2016
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Review 6 for Thirsty Bear
Overall rating 
2 / 5
(Fair) 2 / 5

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Dined on 2/04/2016
 2012
Dined on 2/04/2016
 2012
Food 
2 / 5
(Fair) 2 / 5
Service 
2 / 5
(Fair) 2 / 5
Ambiance 
2 / 5
(Fair) 2 / 5
Noise Level
Energetic
Energetic
Value 
1 / 5
(Poor) 1 / 5
Dined on 2/04/2016
 2012
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Review 7 for Thirsty Bear
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5

Food 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
Value 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Dined on 1/31/2016
 2014
Special Features: good for groups, vibrant bar scene
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Review 8 for Thirsty Bear
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5

Be there for Sunday Flamenco performance

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Dined on 1/31/2016
 2016
Dined on 1/31/2016
 2016
Food 
2 / 5
(Fair) 2 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
Value 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
"Well, we got to know this new location by the Flamenco performance ad from Face Book. We always love to know new Micro breweries everywhere, so it was a win-win. The Beers pairing with different dishes were great idea, but for the result, I cannot say the food is ok. I can feel the Chef is trying to present something different and well matching with beer tasting. However, I cannot say I fully understand what the menu was writing about until we actually see the food. Thirsty Bear can definitely work more on food menu."
Dined on 1/31/2016
 2016
Special Features: romantic, neighborhood gem, good for groups, special occasion, kid-friendly
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Review 9 for Thirsty Bear
Overall rating 
2 / 5
(Fair) 2 / 5

Ugh.

Food 
1 / 5
(Poor) 1 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
Value 
2 / 5
(Fair) 2 / 5
"This was the worst meal I've ever had at a place where they serve food to make money- let alone during Restaurant/Beer Week"
Dined on 1/31/2016
 2010
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Review 10 for Thirsty Bear
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5

Went for Restaurant Week

Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
Value 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
"We tried the restaurant week menu - it was a good value has there were beer parings for each course including the dessert. The popcorn appetizer seemed stale. There were 2 small plates and one larger plate. Portions could have been a bit larger but overall it was a very good experience."
Dined on 1/30/2016
 2010
Special Features: neighborhood gem, good for groups, hot spot, vibrant bar scene, fit for foodies
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Review 11 for Thirsty Bear
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5

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Dined on 1/29/2016
 2015
Dined on 1/29/2016
 2015
Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
Dined on 1/29/2016
 2015
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Review 12 for Thirsty Bear
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

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Dined on 1/29/2016
 2006
Dined on 1/29/2016
 2006
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Energetic
Energetic
Dined on 1/29/2016
 2006
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Review 13 for Thirsty Bear
Overall rating 
2 / 5
(Fair) 2 / 5

OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 1/29/2016
 2010
Dined on 1/29/2016
 2010
Food 
1 / 5
(Poor) 1 / 5
Service 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Ambiance 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Noise Level
Energetic
Energetic
Dined on 1/29/2016
 2010
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Review 14 for Thirsty Bear
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5

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Dined on 1/28/2016
 2014
Dined on 1/28/2016
 2014
Food 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Service 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Ambiance 
2 / 5
(Fair) 2 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
Value 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Dined on 1/28/2016
 2014
Special Features: good for groups
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Review 15 for Thirsty Bear
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5

Nice beers and Tapas

Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
Value 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
"We stopped here for a snack and drinks to tide us over until dinner. They have a great selection of their own beers and very tasty tapas."
Dined on 1/29/2016
 2009
Special Features: good for groups, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
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Review 16 for Thirsty Bear
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5

Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Energetic
Energetic
"Always a festive/fun place to meet a group and share some tasty tapas and good beer. Definitely "energetic" in terms of volume. The stuffed dates, patatas bravas, gambas, and tiny corn dogs were a delight. The front of house staff were friendly and accommodating - even with the line out the door and the place being packed to the gills."
Dined on 1/29/2016
 2005
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Review 17 for Thirsty Bear
Overall rating 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5

Great Beers and ambiance

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Dined on 1/28/2016
 2016
Dined on 1/28/2016
 2016
Food 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
Value 
2 / 5
(Fair) 2 / 5
"Went here for SF week & Beer week and had the food pairings with beer. Great value for the two combinations, but the food was a little underwhelming. We order quite a bit of extra tapas and appetizers since we were still fairly hungry. Overall, beer was excellent, food was okay. Would only come back for the beer.
Pro -
Panda Bear Beer - Excellent. You can really taste the cacao notes throughout the beer.
Polar Bear Beer - Close 2nd. Good all around beer for almost anything
Grass fed lamb slider - Good meat. Needs some more pickles/something acidic in addition though
Beer braised crispy short ribs - Not crispy. With bbq sauce. Great choice on the menu
Hop Cured Monkfish - excellent paring with the howard st IPA
Cons -
Black and Tan Sorbet - The server warned us it would be bitter.... but it was even more bitter than expected... Not what you would call dessert. Restaurant week only
Canalones - Very underwhelming... overall flavoring was too light
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Dined on 1/28/2016
 2016
Special Features: good for groups, vibrant bar scene
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Review 18 for Thirsty Bear
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5

Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Energetic
Energetic
Value 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Dined on 1/28/2016
 2005
Special Features: good for groups, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
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Review 19 for Thirsty Bear
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

Dined on 1/22/2016
 2011
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Review 20 for Thirsty Bear
Overall rating 
1 / 5
(Poor) 1 / 5

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Dined on 1/26/2016
 2015
Dined on 1/26/2016
 2015
Food 
2 / 5
(Fair) 2 / 5
Service 
2 / 5
(Fair) 2 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
Value 
1 / 5
(Poor) 1 / 5
Dined on 1/26/2016
 2015
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Review 21 for Thirsty Bear
Overall rating 
2 / 5
(Fair) 2 / 5

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Dined on 1/25/2016
 2015
Dined on 1/25/2016
 2015
Food 
1 / 5
(Poor) 1 / 5
Service 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Ambiance 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
Value 
2 / 5
(Fair) 2 / 5
Dined on 1/25/2016
 2015
Special Features: good for groups, kid-friendly
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Review 22 for Thirsty Bear
Overall rating 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5

Not so good

Food 
2 / 5
(Fair) 2 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
Value 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
"Dissapointing restaurant week menu. Server was great but food was not so much."
Dined on 1/23/2016
 2012
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Review 23 for Thirsty Bear
Overall rating 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5

Not worth the value on the pre fix dinner

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Dined on 1/22/2016
 2013
Dined on 1/22/2016
 2013
Food 
1 / 5
(Poor) 1 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
Value 
2 / 5
(Fair) 2 / 5
Dined on 1/22/2016
 2013
Special Features: good for groups, vibrant bar scene
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Review 24 for Thirsty Bear
Overall rating 
1 / 5
(Poor) 1 / 5

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Dined on 1/22/2016
 2015
Dined on 1/22/2016
 2015
Food 
1 / 5
(Poor) 1 / 5
Service 
1 / 5
(Poor) 1 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
Value 
1 / 5
(Poor) 1 / 5
Dined on 1/22/2016
 2015
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Review 25 for Thirsty Bear
Overall rating 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5

The food is very good

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Dined on 1/22/2016
 2014
Dined on 1/22/2016
 2014
Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
2 / 5
(Fair) 2 / 5
Ambiance 
2 / 5
(Fair) 2 / 5
Noise Level
Energetic
Energetic
Value 
2 / 5
(Fair) 2 / 5
"Food here is excellent, if a bit on the pricey side (small tapas plates, average is $11, and I'd recommend at least 2 per person). The place was packed, very loud, and the service was fairly slow the night we went. In addition, it was during restaurant week, but they had already run out of the items on the menu for restaurant week by the time we arrived at 8:30. I'd recommend this place for a group that doesn't mind shouting to each other in order to be heard.
So, out of five stars, I took one off for the lack of preparedness (running out of the items on the menu for restaurant week), and one off for the combination of the slow service and the fact that I had to shout in order to be heard.
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Dined on 1/22/2016
 2014
Special Features: good for groups, vibrant bar scene, fit for foodies
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Review 26 for Thirsty Bear
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

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Dined on 1/17/2016
 2009
Dined on 1/17/2016
 2009
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
Value 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Dined on 1/17/2016
 2009
Special Features: good for groups, special occasion, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list, fit for foodies
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Review 27 for Thirsty Bear
Overall rating 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5

Dined on 1/20/2016
 2011
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Review 28 for Thirsty Bear
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5

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Dined on 1/20/2016
 2011
Dined on 1/20/2016
 2011
Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
Value 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Dined on 1/20/2016
 2011
Special Features: fit for foodies
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Review 29 for Thirsty Bear
Overall rating 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5

OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 8/19/2015
 2004
Dined on 8/19/2015
 2004
Food 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Service 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Ambiance 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Noise Level
Energetic
Energetic
Value 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Dined on 8/19/2015
 2004
Special Features: neighborhood gem, good for groups, vibrant bar scene, fit for foodies
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Review 30 for Thirsty Bear
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5

Dined on 1/21/2016
 2010
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Review 31 for Thirsty Bear
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5

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Dined on 1/17/2016
 2016
Dined on 1/17/2016
 2016
Food 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
Value 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Dined on 1/17/2016
 2016
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Review 32 for Thirsty Bear
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5

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Dined on 1/19/2016
 2016
Dined on 1/19/2016
 2016
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
Value 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Dined on 1/19/2016
 2016
Special Features: good for groups, hot spot, vibrant bar scene, late-night find
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Review 33 for Thirsty Bear
Overall rating 
2 / 5
(Fair) 2 / 5

Waiter troubles

Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
1 / 5
(Poor) 1 / 5
Ambiance 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
Value 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
"Waiter was overwhelmed and forgot several items throughout the meal. The manager attempted to step in to help, but poor guy was just having a bad day. Or maybe is just not meant to be a waiter."
Dined on 1/18/2016
 2009
Special Features: good for groups, great for lunch
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Review 34 for Thirsty Bear
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

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Dined on 1/17/2016
 2008
Dined on 1/17/2016
 2008
Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
Value 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Dined on 1/17/2016
 2008
Special Features: romantic
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Review 35 for Thirsty Bear
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5

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Dined on 1/14/2016
 2008
Dined on 1/14/2016
 2008
Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Energetic
Energetic
Value 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Dined on 1/14/2016
 2008
Special Features: good for groups, hot spot, great for lunch, vibrant bar scene
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Review 36 for Thirsty Bear
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5

Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
Value 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Dined on 1/15/2016
 2009
Special Features: good for groups, great for brunch, hot spot, vibrant bar scene, fit for foodies
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Review 37 for Thirsty Bear
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

Dined on 1/03/2016
 2011
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Review 38 for Thirsty Bear
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

flamenco aficionado

Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
Value 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
"We came to this restaurant because of the flamenco entertainment, which we enjoyed greatly. The food was delicious, and the service was prompt. We ordered and shared several tapas. The skewer steak made the biggest hit, and we ordered more. The menu had a wide variety of interesting selections. One member of our group had a neck injury and had special seating requirements. The staff was very accommodating for our needs."
Dined on 1/10/2016
 2014
Special Features: romantic, special occasion, fit for foodies
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Review 39 for Thirsty Bear
Overall rating 
2 / 5
(Fair) 2 / 5

beer

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OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 12/31/2015
 2014
Dined on 12/31/2015
 2014
Food 
2 / 5
(Fair) 2 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
Value 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
"The food fell short of what we expected but the beer was good."
Dined on 12/31/2015
 2014
Special Features: vibrant bar scene
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Review 40 for Thirsty Bear
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5

Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
Dined on 1/12/2016
 2014
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Review 41 for Thirsty Bear
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5

Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
Value 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Dined on 1/05/2016
 2010
Special Features: good for groups, vibrant bar scene
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Review 42 for Thirsty Bear
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5

A Flight, the Patatas & Valenciana

Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
Value 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
"I made dinner reservations for a post-New Year's get together with my girls through Open Table, and on the day of, the restaurant had a hostess personally call to confirm the reservation. The restaurant is spacious and has a chill ambiance, with dim lighting, candles, and lots of open seating at the bar.
Drinks: Thirsty Bear is known for its brewery so we ordered a flight to sample their organic beer and it did not disappoint. I prefer sweet flavors, so my favorites were the Panda Bear Ale, and the Valencia Wheat, which had a citrus finish.
Food: Although the portions did not quite match the price of the dish, the rich flavors definitely made up for it. Of the tapas we ordered, the Patatas Bravas stood out— crispy potatoes with spicy Brava sauce and a cool, custard-like consistency, aioli to compliment. And I don't do well with spicy food, but this was right on the edge between strong kick and spicy. The Brussel Sprouts were great as well— the apple, hazelnut, and bacon was a fresh combo and worth trying, but not to die for. And if you love seafood, you will love the Valenciana Paella, which has a generous amount of mussels, clams, and rockfish. I only wish that the paella was more than the size of a small skillet.
Our server Katie was super sweet, made sure we got what we wanted, topped off our water frequently, and explained the ingredients and process of each and every brew in our flight of sample beers.
Overall great atmosphere, good food, and will probably return for more."
Dined on 1/02/2016
 2014
Special Features: romantic, good for groups, special occasion, vibrant bar scene, fit for foodies, late-night find
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Review 43 for Thirsty Bear
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5

Dined on 12/31/2015
 2009
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Review 44 for Thirsty Bear
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

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Dined on 12/31/2015
 2014
Dined on 12/31/2015
 2014
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
Value 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Dined on 12/31/2015
 2014
Special Features: good for groups, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
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Review 45 for Thirsty Bear
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5

Great food. Great atmosphere. Stellar flamenco.

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Dined on 12/27/2015
 2010
Dined on 12/27/2015
 2010
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
Value 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
"Being of Basque decent, we enjoyed the pintxos (snacks), tapas and paella. We particularly liked the flamenco show."
Dined on 12/27/2015
 2010
Special Features: hot spot, great for lunch, fit for foodies, late-night find
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Review 46 for Thirsty Bear
Overall rating 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5

Food 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Service 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Ambiance 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
Dined on 12/22/2015
 2008
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Review 47 for Thirsty Bear
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
"I love Thirsty Bear! Plan on returning on a Sunday to watch the dancers.
The only thing I would change is the calamari...it's more heavily breaded and fried than we like
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Dined on 12/26/2015
 2006
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Review 48 for Thirsty Bear
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5

Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
Dined on 12/26/2015
 2011
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Review 49 for Thirsty Bear
Overall rating 
2 / 5
(Fair) 2 / 5

Good beer, spotty service, mediocre food

Food 
2 / 5
(Fair) 2 / 5
Service 
1 / 5
(Poor) 1 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
Value 
2 / 5
(Fair) 2 / 5
"I went here for a surprise birthday celebration and it wasn't at all what I was expecting. The server was on edge the whole time and seemed would go of the deep end if a pin dropped. He freaked out when there was a slight change in seating arrangement when the surprise birthday boy and I arrived to the party. Refills took a long time to get, took a long time before our orders were taken, and server rarely came around.
Members of our party had been here before and raved about the food, although everyone in our group agreed that the food was not up to par. The only decent thing on the menu seem to be the empanadas.
The only thing that seem to be good about our experience was the beer. Unless we were coming back for a beer I don't think anyone in our group will be returning."
Dined on 12/22/2015
 2015
Special Features: vibrant bar scene
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Review 50 for Thirsty Bear
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
Value 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Dined on 12/10/2015
 2007
Special Features: good for groups
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