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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!”

 

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 7/13/18


LIGHT

'Ol Republic Dead Canary
Dortmunder-Style Export Lager / abv 4.5 / 16oz / Nevada City, CA

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

BarrelHouse Sunny Daze
Honey Citrus Blonde Ale / abv 5.2 / 16oz / Paso Robles, CA

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


HOPPY

Sudwerk Space Dad
Hazy Hoppy Pilsner / abv 5.5 / 16oz / Davis, CA

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

Barebottle Raspberry Pi
Milkshake IPA / abv 7.3 / 13oz / San Francisco

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

Uinta Hop Nosh
Grapefruit IPA / abv 7.3 / 16oz / Salt Lake City, Utah

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

Fieldwork Mirage Tower
Hazy IPA / abv 7 / 16oz / Berkeley, CA

Drake's MFG Beam Splitter
Hazy IPA / abv 6.5 / 16oz / San Leandro, CA

Knee Deep Breaking Bud
American IPA / abv 7 / 16oz / Auburn, CA

HenHouse IPA
American IPA / abv 7.2 / 16oz / Santa Rosa, CA

Revision Double IPA
West Coast-Style Double IPA / abv 8 / 13oz / Sparks, Nevada

Fieldwork Speed of the Devil
Hoppy Red Ale / abv 7 / 13oz / Berkeley, 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

Lagunitas Fudge & Sickle
Imperial Stout with Vanilla Bean & Chocolate / abv 12 / 8oz / San Diego, CA

 

BELGIAN / FARMHOUSE STYLE

HenHouse Saison
Saison / abv 5.5 / 13oz / Santa Rosa, CA

Laughing Monk Irreverent Wit
Belgian-Style Wheat Ale / abv 5.2 / 16oz / San Francisco

The Bruery Mischief
Belgian-Style Golden Ale / abv 8.5 / 13oz / Placentia, CA

Allagash Curieux
Bourbon Barrel-Aged Belgian-Style Tripel / abv 11 / 10oz / Portland, Maine


MALTY

Lost Coast Alleycat Amber
American Amber Ale / abv 5.5 / 16oz / Eureka, CA

Harmonic Brewing Evil Goat Bock
German-Stye Dark Lager / abv 6.66 / 13oz / San Francisco

Founders Dirty Bastard
Scotch Ale / abv 8.5 / 10oz / Grand Rapids, MI

AleSmith Nut Brown
English-Style Brown Ale / abv 5 / 13oz / San Diego, CA


FRUITY

Altamont Berry White
Wheat Ale with Berries / abv 4.7 / 13oz / Livermore, CA

South City Ciderworks Dry Me A River
Hard Apple Cider / abv 6.9 / 13oz / San Bruno, CA

Hi Wheel Fizzy Wine Ghost of Cranberry Xmas
Spiced Carbonated Fruit Wine with Ghost Peppers / abv 6.8 / 10oz / Portland, OR

Fruli Strawberry
Belgian Fruit Beer / abv 4.1 / 10oz / Melle, Belgium


WILD / TART / SOUR

21st Amendment Watermelon Funk
Wild Ale with Watermelon Puree / abv 6.7 / 13oz / San Francisco

Victory Brewing Sour Monkey
Tart Brett Tripel / abv 9.5 / 10oz / Downingtown, PA

Lagunitas Dark Swan
Sour Ale with Red Wine Grapes / abv 8.7 / 10oz / Petaluma, CA

Avery Raspberry Sour
Barrel-Aged Sour Ale with Fruit / abv 6.5 / 8oz / Boulder, CO


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

 

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   

Fried Chicken and Waffles
3 piece combo.  belgian waffle.  maple syrup.


Crispy Adobo Wings
the original recipe.  adobo glaze.

 

Sriracha – Jalapeño Buffalo Wings
spicy! our secret sauce recipe.  ranch.

 

BT Fish and Chips
local cod filet.  rotating pale ale batter.   old bay.
malt vinegar aioli.   house fries.

 

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

 

BT Burger
korean marinated chuck and bison.   tomato. 
colby jack.   chili aioli.  house fries.

 

Pork and Cabbage Sando
cuban style braised pork shoulder.  hoisin bbq. 
pickled red onion.  coleslaw.  house fries.

Granola, Yogurt & Berries
yogurt bowl.  granola.  honey.
strawberries.   blueberries.   raspberries.

  

Breakfast Congee  
fried garlic.  smoked bean curd.  sesame oil.
dark soy.  ginger.   scallions.   63 degree poached egg.
+  pork or chicken

  

Hangover Hash
sisig pork medley hashbrowns.  cheese. 
two eggs your way.   pan de sal rolls.

 

Chilaquiles
egg.  salsa verde.  cotija cheese.  pico de gallo.
sour cream.   avocado.  cilantro.  tortilla chips.
+  pork or chicken

  

The Pig Out
longanisa sausage.  pork tocino.  bacon.
2 eggs your way.  hash browns.

 

Biscuits and Gravy
two buttermilk biscuits.  country gravy.  longanisa sausage. 
2 eggs your way.  hash browns.
+ bacon