Coronado Brewing Company
Active Beers: 86
Beer Ratings: 4,222
Beer Avg: 3.78
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Cask: N / Beer-to-Go: N
Ratings: 85 | Reviews: 54 | Display Reviews Only:
2.1/5 rDev -46.8%
vibe: 1.5 | quality: 2.5 | service: 1 | selection: 3 | $$
My wife and I went into this place at around 10:30 pm. We stood by the door for about 6-7 minutes without anyone greeting us, although the bartenders looked out way several times. Finally a server walked by us, but we didn't get a "Hey how's it going?" or anything. Instead we got "I hope you guys arent' here for food, because the kitchen's closed". Not cool. Luckily we just wanted to try the beers, so we bellied up to the bar. The bartender did not greet us, and didn't place, but threw coasters down in front of us. Without a word he awaited our order. I asked if there was a sampler and he said "No" with obvious annoyance in his voice. So I ordered a pale ale and my wife ordered a stout. The beers were ok. They both tasted really sweet for the styles they were. Not very balanced. We were so upset about the service at this place that we only stayed for one beer. Very disappointing experience. Now I know this place deals with a lot of tourists, and it just so happens I was visiting from out of town, but they still should be a little nicer to people. You never know when someone will visit again.
09-06-2006 18:59:47 | More by beeritron
3.88/5 rDev -1.8%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 3.5 | selection: 4 | food: 4 | $$$
This is a fine place for a few brews and/or a meal on the beautiful upscale island of Coronado, just a mile or two from downtown SD, comfortable, upscale joint, large outside eating areas, family and date friendly, they had about 8 of their own brews on tap and three guests, Stone IPA, Alesmith Lil Devil and one from Bear Republic, nice, the food was pretty good, I tried the Smoked salmon and wifey had the fish tacos, little daughters chicken tenders, all was better the average. One drawback was our server was beer clueless, cmon its a Brewing company ya gotta know what the guest beers are Anyway this is a worthy spot for brew and food on a very worthwhile island to check out ..one note, dont bother going to the beaches further south, Silver strip?, just go to the wide beach on the south side of Coronado, much nicer
08-14-2006 17:21:17 | More by Billolick
4.2/5 rDev +6.3%
vibe: 5 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | food: 5 | $$
Decor and atmosphere-wise this is the finest "brewpub restaurant" I have ever stepped into. This place is within a few blocks of the ferry landing on Coronado or near the Marriott over there. Very easy to get to from downtown by using the water taxi 619-235-taxi-$6 pp- each way. I liked it so much, I went to this place twice. Coronado is absolutely beautiful and is one of my favorite parts of San Diego.
The first thing you notice about the west coast CBC is that it is a real nice family restaurant. They also brew some fine beers. They were nothing exceptional but certainly worthy of a growler or 2. You can visit their website if you'd like to see what they have on tap now..
They also have happy hour when you can get their food and beers for a discounted price. Definitely not too expensive anyway--but this is one of those really good happy hours which i missed by about 5 mins. (I think its only M-F)
The kitchen in this place is really what makes it stand out. It is an example as to how beer and good food work so well together and these guys are extraordinary in the food dept. The open-air atmosphere adds to it. They have fresh tuna for xtra cheap when its on the happy hr menu. The wood grilled pizzas are amazing. As you are smelling them--you will realize you have to order one
Next time I'm in SD, this will be on my immediate agenda. San Diego has such a great beer scene, I cant recommend CBCs beers over PP or RR --but it is a fine establishment. Somewhat of a diamond in the rough. And theres this dive bar right next to the place which is pretty fun too.
06-21-2006 02:29:41 | More by rousee
3.83/5 rDev -3%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 3.5 | food: 3.5 | $$
The external seating is nice. This is Coronado and people want to be outside to watch everyone else, or be watched themselves.
The seating is adequate for a large pub/bar. It appears theyre going for the restaurant look but not quite there. The fare is excellent. I believed I had tried the calzone and the fish tacos. They primarily serve only their beer, which I totally respect and should get no complaints. I believe the waitress even said Coors something under her breath, oh well. Service was great, and of course made sure you had time to enjoy your beer first before bringing your food out.
One particular thing I did notice was the sign by the hostess station that read a 2 or 3 beer limit on their beers. I'm pretty sure that was to keep those "sloppy" beer sailors from getting into a mess. The price was, well it is Coronado. Even for San Diego in general it was a great value.
If you're ever visiting definitely stop in for lunch or just for a quick drink. Their beer is well worth it. What better place to put a brewery than beautiful Coronado.
05-02-2006 06:01:52 | More by bodybyadam
4.6/5 rDev +16.5%
vibe: 5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 5 | $$
My wife and I had been meaning to try out this place for quite some time before we did. I'm so happy we finally got the chance to visit. The food here is wonderful. A typical brew house menu, but with better ingredients and choices than the standard burgers and onion rings. Some fish on the menu, some Italian dishes. I was very pleased with dinner.
Now, on to the beer! The CBC has an excellent selection of house brews on tap. All the standards - Pales, Stouts, Hefes, etc. The atmosphere is great, mainly due to the location. The service is good and professional. It's definitely a good date spot, or even go to watch the game with friends. I highly recommend this joint.
12-06-2005 06:14:51 | More by tobyandgina
4.15/5 rDev +5.1%
vibe: 5 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | food: 4.5 | $$$
Re Review (Kinda)
Went to Coronado Saturday 12/17/05 for lunch with my girlfriend. Nice SoCal Saturday afternoon. We got there at an off hour so it was pretty dead.
We orderd the giant Bavarian pretzels as an appetizser, aewsome!
I ordered the 9 beer sampler featuring 5oz samples of the Coronado Golden Ale, Four Brother's Pale Ale, Hoppa Daze IPA, Island Weizen, Mermaid Red, Point Loma Porter, Tent City Tan, and a Winter Seasonal Ale. All very nice, safe, but drinkable.
I ordered the four cheese and pepperoni calzone, was very good. My girlfriend ordered the fish tacos, she was a big fan.
The atmosphere is nice as always and the help was very nice. I like the CBC.
Nice little place, I liked the how they had the place set up with the outdoor seating very clean place. Nice view of the city across the water.
I sat at the bar and went down the tap line up. I enjoyed the Brews being served here; standard brewpub choices all pretty good.
They offered an interesting menu full of seafood that my east coast ass had never heared of. I ordered up the garlic cheese fries and a couple fish tacos, pretty tastey.
The service was a little slow but I was in no rush that day.
The bartender was pretty good looking, but that was probably because she was pouring me beer!
I'd stop in again if in the area for lunch and a couple beers.
09-28-2005 05:30:41 | More by SteveO1231
4.05/5 rDev +2.5%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | food: 4.5 | $$
We kind of stumbled on this place after checking out the Del Coronado. And I'm glad we did. Even though it was a little chilly, we decided to sit in the covered patio area. The heaters and fire pit were going, so it was actually quite comfortable. The indoor seating looked quite nice, very clean, with a large bar in front of the brewing apparatus sitting opposite the open kitchen.
Eight house beers were on tap during our visit and these covered the standard brewpub styles, as well as a barleywine. No guest taps were apparent, but bottles of their red, blonde, and porter were available. Samples of all their offerings were available for $1.25 each and were a great way to get my family to try some different beer styles.
The food menu was surprisingly large, with plenty of pub-fare. Everything tasted great and the servings were on the large side. Great value. Our server had a decent knowledge about the beer and food they had available, and she made some helpful suggestions on beer choices for my father and sister (they tend to think my suggestions are going to be too far out for their tastes).
Overall, a great place to stop at and I'll look to go back the next time I'm in town.
05-13-2005 00:48:40 | More by DrJay
3.7/5 rDev -6.3%
vibe: 4 | quality: 3.5 | service: 3.5 | selection: 4 | $$
I stopped by here while on an overnight stay on Coronado Island. I only had time to enjoy a pint and take in the place before heading back to my hotel.
Just off to the left of the entrance is a small patio area. Once inside, the place is divided into two sections, a dining area to the right and the bar area to the left. I felt the place was a bit cramped and a bit dark thanks to the copious amounts of dark wood and sepia-tinged lighting.
Okay, the beers. On-tap were Coronado's honey ale, blonde, Four Brothers pale ale, Mermaid red, Island Weizen, Point Loma porter, Outlet stout, Hoppy Daze IPA and Beachin' Bay barleywine. I opted for a pint of the IPA which I found quite satisfying. Growlers were available and also bottles of the Mermaid Red and Blonde. Supposedly the porter also but I didn't see it. Overall, I thought the selection was pretty good, covering a good range of styles and suited to meet the needs of nearly everyone. The price of a pint was $5, pretty much what I'd expect to pay.
I didn't sample any food but a look at the menu showed they serve all the usual pub fare, and at reasonable prices. The service was acceptable. The young gal behind the bar was rather disinterested in waiting on me but I rather expected that, given I had my wife and kid in tow. Still, I got my beer promptly and we settled up my tab with no problems so I was good with it.
Overall, I'd like to get back to the Coronado Brewing Co. to get a better opinion of all their beers. I'll make a point of stopping in and staying longer the next time I'm on Coronado Island. Worth checking out.
04-26-2005 18:48:23 | More by Boilermaker88
4.1/5 rDev +3.8%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | food: 4.5 | $$
We stopped in for lunch on a cloudy Saturday. They have a small outdoor patio area, along with a larger semi-enclosed patio area with a fireplace. I love the decor - lots of brick, stone, and just enough stainless steel to give it a slightly modern feel. Service was prompt, and they answered any questions I had about the sampler I ordered. The food was great - we had a sausage platter that contained 3 different varieties of german sausages, and some tangy grilled saurkraut. The beers were all quite tasty, and they had 8 different varieties brewed there to try. Nice causual, laid back atmosphere - definitely worth a visit!
04-24-2005 17:24:44 | More by rowew
4.22/5 rDev +6.8%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5 | food: 3.5
I don't really remember the food, but the beer was great. I'd just come back from a month in New Zealand where I only found a few really worthy beers. This was a nice change. The Coronado Red (can't recall the name of it, maybe that was it) was really good.
This place was so much better than Carl Strauss (in terms of the beer) where we went the night before. It was very easy to get to, the selection of beer was good -- oh yeah, and they had growlers which was awesome. I took one of the IPA and one of the Red which were great.
03-22-2005 03:24:17 | More by logisnews
Coronado Brewing Company in Coronado, CA
89 out of 100 based on 85 ratings.