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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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Reviews: 113 | Visits: 213
Reviews by botham:
Photo of botham
4.45/5  rDev +0.9%
vibe: 3 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 5

Phenomenal. Toronado is a badass beer bar. very unassuming from the outside and on the inside, the acoustics are horrid and the place could use twice the seating and it still wouldn't feel cramped. appearances aside, the tap list is excellent and the bottle list is even better.

quality and service were both great. proper glassware, clean conditions, easygoing barkeeps with a love for craft beer, all the ingredients of a great beer bar can be found here.

selection was very deep. there is a bias towards belgian and belgian style beers, but all other style categories are represented nicely. Russian River had three taps, Lost Abbey had four taps, and a bunch of local stuff was available aside from the belgian stock. Very diverse lists; someone has put a lot of thought into what is being served here.

food is available, but was not tried.

overall, this is a must-visit for BAs around San Diego. it does not help that this BA is staying with his sister, which lives literally two hundred feet from the front door! highly recommended. cheers! (1,050 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.