Taps: 58 / Bottles: 250
Cask: Y / Beer-to-Go: N
Ratings: 154 | Reviews: 108 | Display Reviews Only:
Reviews by jim102864:
4.18/5 rDev -5.9%
vibe: 3 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4 | $$
Not the lusty maiden whose beer siren song beckons beer enthusiasts like the way its original San Francisco local does, but a respectable iteration of the original nonetheless. Located in a busy urban and somewhat scruffy area of San Diego, it's rather stark interior would take little to improve. Brewana on the walls here and there, but nothing but hard surfaces make for a noisy factory-like atmosphere in this small space. Still, we take pilgrimages such as this for the beer and the comradery of fellow enthusiasts. In this respect, Toronado did not dissapoint. A humorous and friendly young dude behind the bar. Russian River's Pliny the Elder and Blind Pig, Lost Abbey Damnation on tap. Roughly 30 or so on tap along with two large coolers behind the bar chock full of brew. Lots of Belgian, German and Cali brews. A tad out of the way from the city, but worth the visit. Parkings a challenge.
10-25-2008 10:29:09 | More by jim102864
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