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Toronado

Not Rated.
ToronadoToronado
BA SCORE
98
world-class

170 Ratings
Ratings: 170
Reviews: 109
rAvg: 4.46
pDev: 8.97%
Taps: 58
Bottles: 250
Cask: Y
Beer-to-Go: N
[ 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

Notes:
None, yet.

(Place added by: kleffman on 06-29-2008)
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Reviews by Errto:
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4.18/5  rDev -6.3%

I visited the famous Toronado while in SD to see a friend. It was a Sunday and we got there early-ish, so there wasn't much of a crowd.

This was the first, how should I say this, "purist" beer bar that I went to. The appearance, though cool with lots of dark wood and vintage posters, is a bit austere and I didn't see any beverages besides beer available for sale nor any TVs, particularly noticeable music, or anything else to take away from the central focus. Appealing in a way, though ultimately I prefer beer bars that are a little more of a mixed bag. YMMV.

They had a small but fairly decent food menu including some nice specialty sausage that I liked. Draft list was large. I enjoyed RR Damnation and Pliny the Elder as well as NB La Folie, and my friend had a Celebrator, a Bernardus Prior 8 and we also split a bottle of Nøgne Ø's winter beer whose name escapes me. Extremely extensive bottle list including many sought-after rarities, but they ain't cheap.

Overall, a great place to visit for any beer pilgrim. And that's not to mention the spontaneous tasting we got invited to randomly!

Errto, Apr 19, 2010
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Best beer selection! Consistently great beers to try. Food isn't my favorite, but vegetarians can't have it all sometimes. Also, can be extremely loud with the music and people screaming over said music. I can't wait for their expansion! Love Toronado on quiet afternoons the best.

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Toronado in San Diego, CA
98 out of 100 based on 170 ratings.