Toronado

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ToronadoToronado
BA SCORE
97
world-class

112 Reviews
Reviews: 112
Visits: 210
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: 112 | Visits: 210
Reviews by portia99:
Photo of portia99
4.74/5  rDev +7.5%
vibe: 4 | quality: 5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 5

Came here on a Saturday afternoon with a couple of work friends. Having already been to the San Francisco location, I had an idea of what to expect walking in here. Place was laid out much like the SF location with the trademark Dutch half door at the entrance (very cool touch in my opinion), bar all down the right side and half a dozen tables along the left side. Huge chalkboard over the bar with the selection on tap. Lots of great stuff from all over the country and world...southern Cal/SD area was well represented by a number of Stone (3 Ruinations - DDH, standard, cask dry hopped on Amarillo), Alpine, Alesmith, etc. I sampled several on tap and finished sharing a Cable Car Kriek ($55 I think...not cheap but still seemed reasonable)...passed on the '09 Cable Car ($90), and I think I heard there might have been an Izzy kicking around behind the bar too. Server/bartender was friendly, helpful and knowledgable. Took a little while to get a drink as the line at the bar was fairly long and really only one bartender to handle everyone. Crowd seemed a bit more upscale than I was expecting from the surrounding neighborhood (actually more the area a few blocks away that we drove thru coming from the highway...the immediate area around the pub seemed fine). Vibe inside was casual...pretty loud inside and was at times difficult to carry a conversation, but nothing out of the ordinary or unexpected. Definitely a place to return to on a future visit. (1,464 characters)

More User Reviews:
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

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

Photo of Mike_Amps
4.28/5  rDev -2.9%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.25

Photo of BoozyCollins21
4.41/5  rDev 0%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.5 | service: 3.75 | selection: 5 | food: 4.5

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Toronado in San Diego, CA
97 out of 100 based on 112 ratings.