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Toronado

Not Rated.
ToronadoToronado
BA SCORE
97
world-class

113 Reviews
Reviews: 113
Visits: 213
rAvg: 4.41
pDev: n/a
Taps: 58
Bottles: 250
Cask: Y
[ Bar, Eatery ]

4026 30th St
San Diego, California, 92104-2602
United States
phone: (619) 282-0456

visit their websiteWebsite view map and get directionsMap @toronadosd

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Place added by: kleffman on 06-29-2008

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Reviews: 113 | Visits: 213
Reviews by AdamBear:
Photo of AdamBear
4.78/5  rDev +8.4%
vibe: 4 | quality: 5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 5 | food: 5

Okay so I went to the one is San Francisco last month and was highly disappointed at the atmosphere and service. However, this time i was nearing the end of my trip in San Diego, and I needed to find a place with Pliny of draft, and i figured i would bust through the grossness and rudeness to get one here, but oh wow was i surprised!

Atmosphere: small bar and very busy, however it did not smell like stale beer, something i can't say for in the SF location.

Service: very friendly and patient....two things that the SF location absolutely did not have. I was very relieved when dealing with the 2 female bartenders here, both were very nice and alert.

Quality/Selection: i hate using this word, but the selection is "epic". there aren't too many places with this impressive of a list of rares both on tap and in bottles. there were so many rare beers, that it really made me groan quite a bit.

Food: just perfect. I had cajun style sausage along with the macaroni and cheese. Paired with my HOTD Adam and RR PtE....I was in heaven.... (1,042 characters)

More User Reviews:
Photo of indianabeerman
4.63/5  rDev +5%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.75 | service: 5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4

Photo of JoshDaut
4.09/5  rDev -7.3%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 3.75 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4

Photo of mrcraft
4.54/5  rDev +2.9%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.75 | selection: 4.5

I finally made my way here after many trips to San Diego. I usually limited myself to walking distance from the office but no more. I'm glad I came here. It was a blast. The bar is located in North Park. It's somewhat nondescript from the outside.

Since today was a Monday it wasn't crowded at all. Val, was my server and she was great. At first I was going to get a pint of Cellermaker Batch 1 Porter, but they were out. But, then I noticed they had Russian River Salvation in a bottle, so I got that instead, you don't see that often. Nice Belgian Dark.

I'll be back again! (586 characters)

Photo of domdomdomdom
4.44/5  rDev +0.7%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.75 | food: 4.25

Photo of Teen-o
4.21/5  rDev -4.5%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.5

Photo of EdrickCS
4.31/5  rDev -2.3%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.5 | food: 3

Photo of johnyb
4.58/5  rDev +3.9%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5

Photo of Beer4B
4.46/5  rDev +1.1%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.75

Photo of N17shelfside
4.5/5  rDev +2%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 5 | service: 4 | selection: 5 | food: 3.75

Photo of billab914
4.1/5  rDev -7%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.25 | food: 3.5

Photo of gkoz
4.55/5  rDev +3.2%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.5

Photo of jaydoc
4.73/5  rDev +7.3%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.5 | selection: 5 | food: 4.75

Photo of sillyhed8
4.62/5  rDev +4.8%
vibe: 5 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.5 | selection: 5

Great great selection. Very crowded but was a Saturday night. Wasn't too small so didn't feel overwhelmed. (106 characters)

Photo of socalbrewlvr
4.45/5  rDev +0.9%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4

Photo of t2grogan
4.43/5  rDev +0.5%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.5

Photo of Devman171
4.39/5  rDev -0.5%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.25

Photo of Buck89
4.95/5  rDev +12.2%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5 | food: 4.5

Visited Toronado in San Diego earlier this year. Was out on business and I had only had a few hours, so I went there alone on a weeknight. Amazing offerings and very friendly staff. I ordered a pint of The Pupil from Societe, arguably one of SD's finest IPAs. Outstanding. Turned out that the guy sitting next to me was a brewer at a local place, and he invited me to visit his tasting room up the street. As I asked to settle up, the bartender comped me the pint. What a great vibe. I left her a tip 2x the price of the pint. Can't wait to get back there. (556 characters)

Photo of Thepleasantimbiber
4.86/5  rDev +10.2%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 5 | service: 4.75 | selection: 5 | food: 4.5

Photo of smb
4.46/5  rDev +1.1%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.75 | service: 3.75 | selection: 5 | food: 4

Photo of Kylo76
4.58/5  rDev +3.9%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.5 | selection: 5 | food: 4.5

Photo of wulfie85
4.6/5  rDev +4.3%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.75 | selection: 4.75 | food: 4

Photo of ItsYourBoyBlue
4.89/5  rDev +10.9%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4.75 | service: 5 | selection: 5

Photo of kingpin1010
4.91/5  rDev +11.3%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5

Photo of markgugs
4.56/5  rDev +3.4%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.75 | food: 4.5

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Toronado in San Diego, CA
97 out of 100 based on 113 ratings.