Coronado Brewing Company

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Coronado Brewing CompanyCoronado Brewing Company
BEER AVG
3.73/5
Based on:
109 Beers
1,647 Reviews
Place Score: 88
Reviews: 59
Visits: 129
rAvg: 3.9
pDev: n/a
Taps: --
Bottles: --
Cask: N
Beer-to-Go: N
[ Brewery, Bar, Eatery ]

170 Orange Ave
Coronado, California, 92118
United States
phone: (619) 437-4452

visit their websiteWebsite view map and get directionsMap @coronadobrewing

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Reviews by TheLongBeachBum:
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4/5  rDev +2.6%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | food: 4

Thanks to an early start and surprisingly easy traffic on the 5-Freeway South, it was decided to visit the Coronado Brewpub, before hitting up the 10th Celebration Open Day at Ballast Point Brewing later on.

I carpooled down from LongBeach with fellow BA Alecoholic (we eventually hooked up with EyeChartBrew at the Coronado) and we have both seen the scenery before, even so, the drive over the San Diego Coronado Bay Bridge is quiet something and affords some magnificent views. Coronado Brewing is situated on Orange Avenue and very easy to find. Parking is available on the street and also at the rear of the Brewery; it all seemed easy enough to navigate around and parking was not an issue, though it was pissing down with rain when we arrived.

Which reminds me, we arrived at 10:40am…..parked out on the street and headed into an open Pub, sat around for a minute or two ignored by the staff only to find out that the place was not open until 11am! Oh yeah, well check your Website chaps it clearly states that you open at 9am on Saturdays and Sundays!!! Actually the Coronado Website is not that good and doesn’t really provide any information on the brews available here, which is rather annoying, it all looks like very amateurish and has clearly not been updated for a long time.

The décor and interior is very Brewpub in nature, but it is clean and neatly laid out. Near the entrance there is an outside covered deck-like seating are, which looked like a cool place to hang out on a hot Summers night, but the driving rain forced us inside. To the right a large seated area opened up, but we headed up to the bar which greets you as you walk inside and dog-legs off to the back of the building. Booths are up against the left hand side wall, and the kitchen can also be seen off to the far left corner. The restrooms are situated past the open style kitchen (where you can watch hoards of guys in red t-shirts cooking your order), and bar area which also leads to the rear entrance and outback parking area. Plenty of stools at the bar, this is where I always like to sit on first visits. I noted a sign behind the bar which states a 3 Pint limit rule, whether this is actually ever imposed is hard to say.

Service was cool at first, efficient but with some brevity, yet she eventually warmed up and seemed to be fine in the end, maybe the rain hit everyone with a cold start on Saturday.

A single bank of Sixteen (16) Taps lines the back counter, just below the window that allows a view of the Brewery itself, a rather large affair stainless and copper looking affair I have to say. The beer range was heavy on house brews, including SlamDunkelWeizen, Pale Ale, Weiss, Octoberfest, Hoppy Daze IPA amongst others with even a 10th Anniversary Double IPA which actually ran out during our visit, in fact Alecoholic got the last sampler of that brew!

They serve samplers here, which I like when driving, having a chance to try the brews without getting a full Pint is always welcome. I opted for a 3-sampler of, the SlamDunkelWeizen which was very good, as was the Octoberfest, but the Hoppy Daze IPA seemed a little lacking. In addition to the house brews there were Guest beers from Green Flash and Stone, including Stones 10th Anniversary. The quality of the house brews was generally good, and the “specials” spice things up a bit here from the usual safe tried and tested brewpub style range. I did note that the Sixteen Taps are flanked by two Belgian style glass washers, the ones where you turn the glass upside down and depress it onto a platter which sprays water to the inside of the glass cleaning it.

Didn’t really have any serious food in here, as it was a first stop, I just opted to share a Pretzel appetizer with Alecoholic. The pretzel was the biz!! It turned up steaming hot with a nice spicy mustard sauce and was freshly cooked, a good starter appetizer. The rest of the Menu has lots of pub fare, burgers, fries, pastas, pizza and salads with a heavy accent on fresh fish.

The Coronado proved to be an enjoyable stop, a solid selection of house and guest brews, good food and a cracking location - but they do need to update their bloody website though.

Last Visit: Saturday 14th October, 2006. (4,261 characters)

More User Reviews:
Photo of Davepoolesque
3.46/5  rDev -11.3%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 3.5 | service: 3.25 | selection: 3.5 | food: 3.5

Standard brew pub. Prices are a bit on the high side, but it is Coronado Island, so it's to be expected. Beers were middle of the road at best. (145 characters)

Photo of mwaltz99
4.33/5  rDev +11%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.25 | food: 4.5

Photo of TimH3
4.43/5  rDev +13.6%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.75 | food: 4

Photo of mabermud
4.15/5  rDev +6.4%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 4 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.25 | food: 4.5

After living in SD for 36 years, I finally stopped in for a bite to eat and a couple of beers.

What do you expect for a lunch time vibe. This place reminds me of being on an island bungalow. This place is a quality establishment that offers quality craft beer and food. Well, it is in Coronado. The beer selection was very good. I had an Idiot IPA and 19th Anniversary IIPA. Good stuff. The vegetarian burger was also good to go.

I would recommend this place to anyone visiting Coronado. (496 characters)

Photo of melvis
4.35/5  rDev +11.5%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 5

Photo of jasonsolis
4.65/5  rDev +19.2%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 4 | selection: 5 | food: 4

Photo of MisterGone
4.38/5  rDev +12.3%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4 | food: 4.5

Note: this is for the Imperial Beach location, which is not an option on BA yet. Little L-shaped place right across the street from the beach and a block from the pier... a tiny IB block. Seating is self-select, ordering done at the front counter. If crowded (went on a summer Friday and it was fine - farmers market on the pier also going on), get seats first then order. Small - in a good way - set of burgers, sandwiches, salads, pastas, apps. Full compliment of CBC brews on tap.... and 12s and 22s and growlers and 6-ers and...

Had the ceasar. That seems boring, but it is a benchmark test - ther dressing must be properly salty and lemony for me. It was. A bit thick, which I like. Also had the ceviche, which was very fresh and properly tart. Paired with the For Days Session IPA, because driving. Kid had a burger. That thing was pretty big, but it runs juicy so I'd flip it and eat it Hodad style (burger on top, garnish on bottom) to avoid soggy bun. (962 characters)

Photo of jaydoc
3.79/5  rDev -2.8%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 3.25 | selection: 4 | food: 3.75

Photo of JoelClark
4.14/5  rDev +6.2%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.25

Photo of WestMichiganWhaler
4.1/5  rDev +5.1%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.25

Food was good. So was beer. Several options other than the standards you can pick up at the store. Still, left a little underwhelmed. Especially with all the other players in the San Diego craft beer scene. (206 characters)

Photo of JonAdams
4.4/5  rDev +12.8%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.5

Just in for the beers, have to report on the food another time! (63 characters)

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4.05/5  rDev +3.8%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4 | selection: 4

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4.09/5  rDev +4.9%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4 | food: 4

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4.06/5  rDev +4.1%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4 | food: 4

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4.55/5  rDev +16.7%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 3.5 | food: 4.5

Great food and selection is decent. (35 characters)

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4.23/5  rDev +8.5%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 5 | food: 3.75

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3.94/5  rDev +1%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 3.75 | food: 4

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4.31/5  rDev +10.5%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.25 | food: 4

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4.06/5  rDev +4.1%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4.25 | food: 4.25

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3.89/5  rDev -0.3%
vibe: 4 | quality: 3.75 | service: 4 | selection: 3.75 | food: 4.25

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4/5  rDev +2.6%

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4.25/5  rDev +9%

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Coronado Brewing Company in Coronado, CA
88 out of 100 based on 59 ratings.