Toronado

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Bar, Eatery

4026 30th St
San Diego, California, 92104-2602
United States

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Notes:
PLACE STATS
Average:
4.48
Reviews:
122
Ratings:
256
pDev:
8.04%
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Reviews by kjkinsey:
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kjkinsey from Texas

4.5/5  rDev +0.4%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.5

Oct 10, 2016
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slasich from Pennsylvania

4.22/5  rDev -5.8%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5

May 17, 2020
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cratez from Canada

4.5/5  rDev +0.4%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.5

Visited with my wife on a recent trip to San Diego and Los Angeles.

Tried the following:
18th Street Brewery Dank Diesel (sample)
Kern River Just Outstanding IPA (draft)
Russian River Pliny The Elder (draft)

Beers ranged from very good to mind blowing. Also had a tasty house-made pretzel with cheese sauce. My wife enjoyed her Great Divide Strawberry Rhubarb. Service was solid as the bartender was quick to grab our drinks and she did a commendable job of recommending a beer for my oenophile partner in crime. Comfortable, relaxing atmosphere at the bar during the day, with lots of natural light coming in. Our overall experience was magnificent, and we would definitely come back.

Mar 29, 2020
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REVZEB from Illinois

4.11/5  rDev -8.3%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4.25 | food: 4

Feb 24, 2020
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WunderLlama from Massachusetts

4.66/5  rDev +4%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.75 | food: 4.5

Afternoon visit, sat at the bar

“Dress code: three tooth minimum”

NCAA hoops on tv, plenty on tap , bottles in the fridge, great play list on the speakers

Beer steins, bottles , signs, posters- this place sells beer- Russian river, stone, allagash, society, bocker, Firestone walker, etc

The beer tender recommended the thin sliced ribeye sandwich = excellent

Great bar
Recommended
Repeatable

Mar 21, 2019
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Bshaw22 from Wisconsin

4.89/5  rDev +9.2%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4.75 | service: 5 | selection: 5

place is a beer mecca for beer bars. Had amazing tap list when I was there:
Society
Blind pig
Pliny
You name it, they had it.
Reasonably priced on the whole as well.

Dec 27, 2018
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santig0nzalez from Paraguay

4.8/5  rDev +7.1%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 5 | food: 4.75

Oct 08, 2018
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Clembo1957 from England

4.44/5  rDev -0.9%
vibe: 3 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.75 | food: 4

Sep 18, 2018
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cryptichead from Illinois

4.18/5  rDev -6.7%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4 | selection: 4.25

May 19, 2018
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spointon from Illinois

4.21/5  rDev -6%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4 | selection: 4.25

Apr 16, 2018
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chrisjws from California

4.5/5  rDev +0.4%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4 | selection: 5 | food: 4.25

Dingy vibe, but don't let it fool you. Selection here is some of the best you'll find anywhere. Russian River among many other great choices. They don't have a fryer so don't expect bar food. Get the wings and a Pliny.

They have a lot of random old goodies and a pretty extensive bottle list.

Feb 11, 2018
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WillieThreebiers from Connecticut

4.3/5  rDev -4%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5

Great craft beer bar, rustic and well-used. Place has a bit of a biker bar vibe. Around 30 beers on tap - stellar CA offerings - and an incredible bottle list. Quintessential San Diego beer bar.

Jan 05, 2018
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mdfb79 from New York

4.4/5  rDev -1.8%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 3.5

Went twice on my trip, very cool laid back vibe. Bartender was awesome and very friendly since I was into beer. Great Cali selection and amazing to find Cable Car bottles. Expensive but sick bottle list. Average bar food.

A great bar and loved being able to order Cable Car but I actually preferred Hamiltons to Toronado.

Oct 13, 2017
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von_kaiser from Connecticut

4.5/5  rDev +0.4%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 5 | food: 3.75

Sep 17, 2017
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eawolff99 from Minnesota

4.75/5  rDev +6%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.5 | selection: 5 | food: 4.75

Jun 10, 2017
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epyon396 from Pennsylvania

4.16/5  rDev -7.1%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 4 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.25 | food: 4

Mar 22, 2017
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PrestigeWorldwide from Michigan

4.53/5  rDev +1.1%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5

Feb 23, 2017
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Veteranbrew from California

4.45/5  rDev -0.7%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4 | selection: 4.75

Feb 11, 2017
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neil2me from Connecticut

4.55/5  rDev +1.6%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4 | selection: 5 | food: 4

I loved this place. It's a craft brew dive bar, and the selection for me (coming from the East Coast) was tremendous. Had my first Pliny the Elder here and my only wish is that I could have had more time to enjoy my time there over a few more beers.

Jan 23, 2017
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brycevolk from Ohio

4.75/5  rDev +6%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.75 | selection: 4.75

Jan 11, 2017
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ivegot3Dvision from Oregon

4.5/5  rDev +0.4%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.5

Dec 20, 2016
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Agentveba from North Carolina

4.8/5  rDev +7.1%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 5 | selection: 5 | food: 5

Sep 02, 2016
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HaoleToYouToo from Hawaii

4.49/5  rDev +0.2%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.75 | food: 3.5

Aug 27, 2016
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SmokingWood from Connecticut

4.2/5  rDev -6.3%
vibe: 3 | quality: 5 | service: 3 | selection: 5

Jul 17, 2016
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deniserat from California

5/5  rDev +11.6%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5 | food: 5

Jun 16, 2016
Toronado in San Diego, CA
Place rating: 4.48 out of 5 with 256 ratings