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Toronado

Not Rated.
ToronadoToronado

Taps: 58 / Bottles: 250
Cask: Y / Beer-to-Go: N
BA SCORE
98
world-class

154 Ratings
Ratings: 154
Reviews: 108
rAvg: 4.44
pDev: 9.23%
$$ - reasonable
[ 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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Rollzroyce21

California

4.75/5  rDev +7%

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California

4.5/5  rDev +1.4%

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California

5/5  rDev +12.6%

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Connecticut

5/5  rDev +12.6%

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Deaner1308

California

4.5/5  rDev +1.4%

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pmarlowe

District of Columbia

4.5/5  rDev +1.4%

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greenspointexas

Texas

4.5/5  rDev +1.4%

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CbutlerSD1515

California

4.5/5  rDev +1.4%

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Bnoise11

California

5/5  rDev +12.6%

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jwswigs

California

3.33/5  rDev -25%
vibe: 4 | quality: 3 | service: 3 | selection: 3.5 | food: 4 | $$

I don't get the hype about this place. There are far better spots north in Orange County. I will say it has a cool neighborhood bar vibe with (real) rock n roll playing on the juke box and the food we had was quite good, especially the pork belly skewers, but as far as beer is concerned, and frankly, everything takes a back seat for me, this place is nothing special.
First, the beer menu is above the bar, not behind it, invisible to those sitting at the bar. Most beer-friendly joints I go to have a current tap list on a piece of paper for you to view, usually with a sentence or two about each beer. Looking at their menu board, I couldn't even tell what style half the beers were. As far as the selection was concerned it appeared to be almost all local breweries without much out of the ordinary. Of course with no descriptions what do I know. They do have a bunch of interesting stuff in bottles in the fridge behind the bar, but they don't have those on a list. On a side note, there was no wine for my wife, but it is a beer bar, I guess.
I couldn't find the tap list on their website and beermenus and taphunter hadn't been updated in months or years. Therefore I couldn't do any "homework" on what to try. I did recognize one on the menu I hadn't had and wanted to try, but they were out of that one. As service leaves a little to be desired, even in the afternoon, I didn't want to let the bartender get away, so I asked for a recommendation on a less bitter ipa on the more tropical side. (Did I mention they don't have flights?) I ended up with a piney, bitter, resinous one.

04-06-2014 01:04:20 | More by jwswigs
Toronado in San Diego, CA
98 out of 100 based on 154 ratings.