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THEORETICALLY, DRINKING BEER MAKES YOU SMARTER.


 

“A herd of buffalo can only move as fast as the slowest buffalo.   And, when the herd is hunted, it is the slowest and weakest ones at the back that are killed first. This natural selection is good for the herd as a whole, because the general speed and health of the whole group keeps improving by the regular killing of the weakest members. 

In much the same way, the human brain can only operate as fast as the slowest brain cells. Excessive intake of alcohol, as we all know, kills brain cells, but naturally it attacks the slowest and weakest brain cells first. In this way, regular consumption of beer eliminates the weaker brain cells, making the brain a faster and more  efficient machine!”

 

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THEORETICALLY, DRINKING BEER MAKES YOU SMARTER.


 

“A herd of buffalo can only move as fast as the slowest buffalo.   And, when the herd is hunted, it is the slowest and weakest ones at the back that are killed first. This natural selection is good for the herd as a whole, because the general speed and health of the whole group keeps improving by the regular killing of the weakest members. 

In much the same way, the human brain can only operate as fast as the slowest brain cells. Excessive intake of alcohol, as we all know, kills brain cells, but naturally it attacks the slowest and weakest brain cells first. In this way, regular consumption of beer eliminates the weaker brain cells, making the brain a faster and more  efficient machine!”

 

We will be closed Monday, September 3rd for Labor Day. We'll see everyone on Tuesday!

SUNDAY BRUNCH IS ON!

Get your Fried Chicken and Waffles and Mimosas groove on from 11:00am to 3:30pm at Buffalo Theory  

Check out our Brunch Menu for all the delicious details

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PLANNING AN EVENT?
 

With a seating capacity of 125 guests, lofty ceilings, a spacious beer hall and a private dining room,  Buffalo Theory is the ideal venue for your next private event.    Whether you’re hosting a company holiday party, a product launch, or something as intimate as a birthday dinner,  our amazing space has something for everyone.   Remove the stress out of the planning process with our pre-set beverage and dining packages.   Or for an unforgettable experience, allow us to create a personalized beverage and dining package for a party that your guests will never forget! 

For inquiries about our group and private dining packages, including minimum reservation amounts for each venue, please email us at info@buffalotheorysf.com

Download Our Event Kit Here.


Buffalo Theory is a craft beer focused restaurant & bar featuring New American fare with Filipino, Japanese and Spanish influences.  .   With a prodigious selection of craft beer and wine, wickedly inventive cuisine, and a boisterous atmosphere all intelligently orchestrated to prove that the theory is now a veritable truth.

PHONE (415) 829-8226
LOCATION 1735 Polk Street
San Francisco, CA 94109
HOURS Monday-Thursday:
   kitchen:  5:30pm-9:45pm (last seating)
   bar:  5pm-11pm
Friday-Saturday
   kitchen:  5:30pm-10:45pm (last seating)
   bar:  5pm-12am
Sunday
   brunch: 11am-2:30pm (last seating)


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BEER & WINE


BEER & WINE


Updated 8/6/18


LIGHT

Barebottle Anhyzer Kush Pilsner
premium pilsner malt. citrusy. tropical. simcoe, amarillo, and mosaic hops.
abv 4.7 / 16oz / San Francisco, CA

Barebottle Half Samurai Sake Wheat Ale
collaboration with sequoia sake in bayview. fermented with live koji rice and sake yeast. notes of banana, crisp apple, and pear esters.
abv 5.4 / 16oz / San Francisco, CA

Fort Point KSA
Kolsch-Style Ale / abv 4.6 / 16oz / San Francisco

Harmonic Noble Grape Brut Pilsner
Pilsner fermented with Merlot grape juice. extra dry finish
abv 6.6 / 16oz / San Francisco

Sudwerk Hefeweizen
Bavarian-Style Wheat Beer
abv 4.6 / 16oz / Davis, CA

Anderson Valley Summer Solstice (NITRO)
Cream Ale
abv 5 / 13oz / Booneville, CA

Sufferfest Beer Co. Summit (CAN)
Gluten-Reduced Hoppy Blonde Ale
abv 5.7 / 16oz / San Francisco


HOPPY

Barebottle  Juicy Couture NE IPA
hazy.  fresh citrus and stonefruit aromatic. dry hop citra. 
abv 6.4 / 13oz / San Francisco, CA

Barebottle Bruts Lee IPA
dry and refreshing. peachy vermont style yeast. citra, el dorado, and mosaic hops.
abv 6.6 / 13oz / San Francisco , CA

Barebottle Sinking Skyline West Coast Pale Ale
clean. crisp. tropical amarillo, simcoe, and cascade hops.
abv 5.7  / 16oz / San Francisco , CA

Barebottle Raspberry Pi
Milkshake IPA. tart, fruity & creamy with a hint of hop bite.
abv 7.3 / 13oz / San Francisco

Berryessa Mini Separation Anxiety
American Session IPA
abv 4 / 16oz / Winters, CA

Seismic Namazu
Oat Pale Ale
abv 4.8 / 16oz / Santa Rosa, CA

Fieldwork Chloe Belgian Pale Ale
rustic & bready. notes of orange blossom & lemongrass. abv 6.2 / 13oz / Berkeley, CA

Firestone Luponic Distortion IPA
light body. restrained bitterness. hop notes of mango, grapefruit & peach.
abv 5.9 / 16oz / Paso Robles, CA

Uinta Hop Nosh
grapefruit IPA.  tangy, juicy & slightly sweet.
abv 7.3 / 16oz / Salt Lake City, Utah

Stone Delicious IPA (BOTTLE)
Gluten-Reduced IPA / abv 7.7 / 12oz / San Diego, CA

Fieldwork Garden of Weeden Hazy IPA
hazy IPA. double dry hopped. dank guava, lemongrass, & pine.
abv 7 / 13oz / Berkeley, CA

Firestone Luponic Distortion IPA
light body. restrained bitterness. hop notes of mango, grapefruit & peach. 
abv 5.9 / 13oz / Paso Robles, CA

Fieldwork Grove Stand DIPA
tropical.  fruity.  bright flavored.  drinks like a citrus pineapple juice.
abv 9 / 13oz / Berkeley, CA

BELGIAN / FARMHOUSE STYLE

HenHouse Saison
citrus. bread. pepper. crisp dry finish. 
abv 5.5 / 13oz / Santa Rosa, CA

Laughing Monk Irreverent Wit
Belgian-Style wheat ale.  light body. notes of spice, citrus & bread. semi-dry finish.
abv 5.2 / 16oz / San Francisco

The Bruery Mischief
Belgian-Style hoppy golden ale.  hop notes of ripe melon. pear. peppery spice. 
abv 8.5 / 13oz / Placentia, CA

Allagash Curieux
bourbon barrel-aged tripel.  bready malt backbone. notes of vanilla & bourbon.
abv 11 / 10oz / Portland, Maine


MALTY

Lost Coast Alleycat Amber
carmel malt. earthy & citrusy hops. 
abv 5.5 / 16oz / Eureka, CA

Founders Dirty Bastard
Scotch Ale. complex malty richness. hint of smoke & peat.
abv 8.5 / 10oz / Grand Rapids, MI

AleSmith Nut Brown
English-Style Brown Ale. rich & malt forward. biscuit malt. cocoa. earthy hops.
abv 5 / 13oz / San Diego, CA


FRUITY

Altamont Berry White
wheat grain. juicy raspberry & cranberry puree. crisp dry finish. 
abv 4.7 / 13oz / Livermore, CA

South City Ciderworks Dry Me A River
hard apple cider.  subtle sweetness & light acidity. notes of white wine. dry finish. 
abv 6.9 / 13oz / San Bruno, CA

Hi Wheel Fizzy Wine Ghost of Cranberry Xmas
spiced carbonated fruit wine with ghost peppers. notes of cran-lemonade. light pepper heat. cinnamon & cardamom spice.
abv 6.8 / 10oz / Portland, OR

Fruli Strawberry
Belgian fruit beer. hella sweet. strawberry, strawberry & more strawberry.
abv 4.1 / 10oz / Melle, Belgium


WILD / TART / SOUR

Victory Brewing Sour Monkey
tart & sweet & strong. notes of white grape, green apple & lemon. 
abv 9.5 / 10oz / Downingtown, PA

Fieldwork Orange Parfait Kettle Sour
fruit sweetness with tart acidity and vanilla.  fruit parfait meets homemade pie.
abv 6.4 / 10oz / Berkeley, CA

Modern Times Fruitlands Gose Rose Edition
light bready tang. notes of bright berries
abv 4.8 / 10oz / San Diego, CA

Harmonic Reach for a Peach Kettle Sour
summertime sour. very tart. big fruit juicy notes from peach puree. dry finish. 
abv 8.5 / 10oz / Walnut Creek, CA


DARK

Heretic Chocolate Hazelnut Porter
American Porter
abv 7 / 13oz / Fairfield, CA

Marin Pt. Reyes Porter
American Porter
abv 6.2 / 16oz / Larkspur, CA

Deschutes Obsidian (NITRO)
American Stout
abv 6.4 / 13oz / Bend, OR

AleSmith Thai Speedway Stout
imperial stout with coconut, ginger, lime, lemongrass, basil & coffee
abv 8.5 / 8oz / San Diego, CA

 

 


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

 

WINE

Sparkling                                                                      
Varichon & Clerc Privilege Blanc de
Blancs, Savoie, France NV                                          

Faire La Fete Cremant de Limoux Brut Rose, Limoux, France NV

Whites
2014 Tiamo Organic Pinot Grigio, Veneto, Italy (on tap)                

2016 Dr. Heyden Estate Dry Riesling, Rheinhessen, Germany (on tap)

2016 Licia Albarino, Rias Baixas, Spain

2016 Elizabeth Spencer Organic Sauvignon Blanc, Mendocino, CA

2016 Carneros Highway Chardonnay, Sonoma, CA

Rose
2016 Commanderie de la Bargemone Rose, Provence, France

Reds
2014 Vinum Pinot Noir, Monterey (on tap)                

2015 Vinum Petit Sirah, Clarksburg (on tap)

2016 The Forager Pinot Noir, Sonoma Coast

2015 Catena Malbec Classic, Mendoza, Argentina

2015 Ancient Peaks Cabernet Sauvignon, Paso Robles

2013 Joullian Zinfandel, Carmel Valley

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Food


Food


SALADS

Fried Chicken Wedge ‘Cobb’ 
chicken 'karaage style' fried nuggets. bacon.
gorgonzola. tomatoes. hard boiled egg.
cilantro-lime ranch dressing. 
(vegetarian upon request)


Beets & Brussels (v)
fried brussels chips. red & gold beets. strawberries. gorgonzola. pine nuts. citrus vinaigrette.

 


SHARE

Oyster on the Half Shell (1/2 dozen)
A.Q
 

Spicy Tuna Poke
yellowfin, pi. chukka seaweed.
radish. crushed sesame.
 

LL's Meatballs
4 pcs. beef, pork & veal. kaffir lime.
thai basil. marinara. pecorino romano.
add on: parmesan polenta sticks.
 

Truffled Fries and Chives (v)
white truffle oil. pecorino romano. yuzu chive aioli.

 

Crispy Adobo Wings
6 pcs. the original recipe. adobo glaze.

 

Sriracha – Jalapeño Buffalo Wings
6 pcs. spicy! peter’s secret sauce recipe. scallions. ranch.


Beer Steamed Mussels
½ pound pei mussels. bacon. thyme. garlic. shallots.
henhouse saison. crostinis.

 

 

 

 

 


 

Salt & Pepper Calamari
5 spice. jalapeño.
jalapeño-calamansi sweet and sour sauce.


Aranchino Rice Cakes (2)
panko crusted sticky rice. chinese sausage.
mushroom. shrimp. x.o. aioli.
 

Crab Garlic Noodles
fresh egg noodles. butter. chili soy sauce.
fried garlic. scallions. dungeness crab.
(vegetarian upon request)

Sizzling Sisig Nachos
the real deal sisig. diced pork medley.
onions & chiles. shredded cheddar cheese.
chicharonnes. kewpie mayo. chips on the side.


Pica Pica Steak & Fritz
pan-seared filet cubes. olive oil. fried garlic.
chives. worcestershire. fried onions. served over sweet potato fries.

 

Chicken & Mushroom Lettuce Cups
wok tossed diced chicken. trumpet mushrooms, water chestnuts & scallions. sambal sauce on the side. iceberg cups.
 

 Yasai Ratatouille (v)
cauliflower. eggplant. brussels sprouts
japanese curry. furikake.
add on: garlic rice fried rice.


SANDWICHES

Served with house fries or side salad
add ons: bacon, fried egg, avocado
subs: truffle fries or sweet potato fries

Chicken Katsu Sandwich
cabbage slaw. colby jack. ‘bulldog’ aioli. sweet bun.

BT Burger
Korean marinated ground chuck and bison
tomato. colby jack. mixed greens. chili aioli.

 


SIDES

French Fries
Parmesan Polenta Sticks
Garlic Fried Rice
Coleslaw
Side Salad
Sweet Potato Fries

DESSERT

Hazelnut Bread Pudding with Caramel Sauce


Consuming raw or undercooked meats, poultry, seafood, shellfish or eggs may increase your risk of food borne illness.

20% gratuity fee added to parties of 6 or more

Maximum of 3 split checks per table please

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Sunday Brunch


Sunday Brunch


SUNDAY BRUNCH   

CLASSICS with a TWIST

Breakfast Tamale  / 8.5
Choice of chicken or veg. salsa verde. 1 egg your way. pico de gallo. cotija cheese  
 


Chilaquiles  /  12.5
over easy eggs.  salsa verde.  cotija cheese.  pico de gallo. 
sour cream. avocado.  cilantro.  tortilla chips.
+  pulled pork or sautéed chicken / 3 



Hangover Hash  /  16
sisig pork medley. potato hash.  cheese.  
two eggs your way.   pan de sal rolls.



Biscuits and Gravy  /  14
2 buttermilk biscuits.  longinisa sausage gravy.  
2 eggs your way.  potato hash.
+ bacon / 2
 


Fried Chicken and Waffles  /  16.5
3 piece combo thigh drum wing.  belgian waffle. buttery syrup.

 

Larrys LoCo MoCo / 15
marinated beef patty or chicken katsu cutlet. steamed rice.  dashi. mushroom. beer stout gravy. 2 fried egg

 

Chicken & Egg Sandwich  /  16.5
fried cutlet.  house buffalo sauce.  cabbage slaw.  
colby jack.   ‘bulldog’ aioli.   house fries.



Brunch Burger  /  18.5
korean marinated chuck.   tomato.  
colby jack. fried egg. chili aioli.  house fries.

 

BENEDICTS

C.R.A.Benny / 17.5
dungeness crab. guacamole. poached egg. hollandaise. toasted English muffin. potato hash
 

Garden Benny / 12.5
sautéed squash medley. cucumbers. red quinoa. poached egg. wheat bread. hollandaise 


Benny L. T / 14.5
longanisa sausage. chopped bacon.  guacamole.  pico de gallo. sourdough bread
 


OMELETTES

Classic Cheese / 10
3 cheese blend. pico de gallo. chives

LongSilog / 12
longinisa sausage. pickled red onions. side of steamed rice

Sisig / 14
Pork medley. onions. peppers. cheese. chicharone



WAFFLES & CAKES

Honey Walnut French Toast / 12
texas toast . berries. honey and condensed milk glaze. candied walnuts. powdered sugar. 

Honey Walnut Waffle  /  8.5
belgian waffle. honey and condensed milk glaze. buttery syrup, candied walnuts


Waffle and Berries  /  7.5
Belgian waffle. berry medley. whipped cream. powdered sugar


Buttermilk Pancakes  (3 or 5) 7.5 / 10.5
served w/ butter and Syrup
 

SIDES

potato hash / 3                                                          
3 piece bacon / 4
2 eggs your way / 4                        
2 piece longanisa sausage / 5  

adobo wings / 12
sriracha wings (spicy)  / 12                                      
parmesan truffle fries  / 12                                     
house fries  / 7

 

 

BEVERAGES

Classic Mimosa   by the glass  / 8   1000ml carafe (serves 5) / 32
fresh orange juice.  sparkling wine.   

Strawberry Beermosa   / 12

fruli strawberry beer.   varichon & clerc privilege blanc de blancs.

Fresh Voila OJ    8oz  /  4

 

 

House Coffee / 3.5
Peets “Major Dickenson” blend. chocolaty.  sweet.  Bright. refills

Numi Hot Tea / 3.5  
choose from:    
Aged Earl Grey
Breakfast Blend
Jasmine Green
Ginger Lemon (Decaf)

Fountain:
Coke                        
Diet Coke
Sprite
Mr Pibb
Barqs Rootbeer
Unsweetened Iced Tea