Coronado Brewing Company

Coronado Brewing CompanyCoronado Brewing Company
Coronado Brewing CompanyCoronado Brewing Company
Brewery, Bar, Eatery

170 Orange Ave
Coronado, California, 92118
United States

(619) 437-4452 | map
coronadobrewing.com

Notes:
BEER STATS
Average:
3.8
Beers:
167
Reviews:
2,175
Ratings:
8,360
PLACE STATS
Average:
4.01
Reviews:
64
Ratings:
165
pDev:
9.73%
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Reviews by msubulldog25:
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msubulldog25 from Oregon

4.2/5  rDev +4.7%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.25 | food: 4.25

Visited 26 Nov 2013, around 2:00 - 3:00pm

An impromptu day trip on our first full day in San Diego (staying in nearby Chula Vista with my wife's family, actually) resulted in a damn good hour+ spent as a late lunch. A fortuitous right turn at Orange St (we meant to go left toward the famed historic hotel and beach, which we visited later) meant a U-turn, after which my eagle-eyed wife stated: "oh, that place looks cool...oooh, and it's a brewery!". SIL and MIL agreed to go, especially after some rave Yelp reviews were read aloud, curbside.

A single story brick building with bold lettering and a colorfully painted mural above and nicely landscaped, Coronado *is*, indeed, a pretty little brewpub from the outside. Inside is a bit more dimly lit and "pub"-like: a large central bar, a room full of booths, an open kitchen, a room behind the bar full of copper and stainless tanks. But we were able to snag one of three tables on a small patio, fronting the sidewalk, so as to enjoy the splendid weather and sidewalk entertainment.

Larissa was our server and did a nice job offering advice on food and beers ("happy hour starts in 5 minutes if you'd like to have water until then." (We did and it was worth it for cheaper food and $3.50 pints!) and gently steering us away from some menu items (love honest opinions from a server!). I chose shrimp tacos (loaded and delicious), SIL got the "small" nachos (huge!), MIL did the Cobb Salad (liked it)... but wife "won" with a terrific Lobster Mac & Cheese - worth every penny ($15.50)! Big menu and some very good Happy Hour discounts (2-6pm).

So, beer? Yes, there's a lot of it! Having only had one beer EVER from Coronado prior to this visit, I was really impressed with both the variety of beers and the quality of what we tried. Wife decided on the Rye Dogg (after trying my taster), SIL picked the Orange St Wit and I got the Silver Strand Saison (very tasty). We also tried some VERY generous sample ours of Scotch on the Rocks, Señor Saison (pretty great, with jalapeños and sage), Old Scallywag Barleywine and an intriguing one called Beer-No-Grigio. All very tasty.

Really liked everything about this visit. We'd definitely return --- and SIL who lives in the area stated she definitely wants to go back soon. Recommended!

Nov 28, 2013
More User Reviews:
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CaliforniaJohnson from California

4.88/5  rDev +21.7%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 5

Sep 29, 2019
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Jaszucs from Indiana

3.94/5  rDev -1.7%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 3.75 | food: 4.25

Sep 26, 2019
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socon67 from New York

3.81/5  rDev -5%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 3.75 | service: 3.75 | selection: 4 | food: 3.75

Mar 01, 2019
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WillieThreebiers from Connecticut

4.17/5  rDev +4%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4

Large brewpub on Coronado Island. Sat in large dining room with a dozen tables and booths. Other rooms, but I didn't move about much so not sure how big the bar was. 16 nicely assorted beers on tap, the one I had was very tasty. Friendly server. Did not try the food.

Feb 19, 2019
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Korymiller from Arizona

3.64/5  rDev -9.2%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 3.5 | service: 3.75 | selection: 3.5 | food: 4

Feb 18, 2019
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evanwoertz from California

4.52/5  rDev +12.7%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5

Feb 16, 2019
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morebeergood from Massachusetts

3.83/5  rDev -4.5%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 4 | service: 3.5 | selection: 4 | food: 3.75

Oct 13, 2018
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Corburk from Pennsylvania

4.2/5  rDev +4.7%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.25 | food: 4

Apr 24, 2018
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Keeling from California

3/5  rDev -25.2%
vibe: 3 | quality: 3 | service: 3 | selection: 3 | food: 3

Mar 03, 2018
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chrisjws from California

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

Super upscale vibe, nice restaurant kind of deal. Bar is packed generally but still doable. Selection is pretty good, they have some limited stuff on draught. Good for a night out, not really a quick hit kind of place.

Feb 12, 2018
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Nrod from Argentina

3.72/5  rDev -7.2%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 3.75 | service: 3.75 | selection: 3.75

Nov 29, 2017
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ItsTheBeer from California

4.44/5  rDev +10.7%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.25 | selection: 5 | food: 4

Nov 26, 2017
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arizcards from Arizona

3.75/5  rDev -6.5%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 3.75 | service: 3.5 | selection: 4 | food: 3.75

Visited here with Da Boss today for lunch. It has been at least 10 years since our last visit.

Vibe was okay but it was the lunch crowd. It was pretty light when we first got there but the pub was fairly full when we left.

Quality of the beers are solid but not spectacular. You can tell the consistency is very good.

Service was okay, she did not want to chat at all and was not overly friendly.

Selection was pretty ample with at least 20-25 house brews available.

Food was a mix bag. My pulled pork sandwich was solid whereas Da Boss' fish tacos were a little under spiced and a little overcooked (they were serviceable but nothing to make you say wow).

Overall it was a pleasant time sitting on the patio looking at Orange Avenue. Worth a stop if visiting the island and you are an IPA fan.

Aug 16, 2017
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mkyer from Connecticut

3.94/5  rDev -1.7%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 3.75 | food: 4

Jul 26, 2017
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Beachops from Florida

4.39/5  rDev +9.5%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5

May 25, 2017
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Kurzman from Rhode Island

4.24/5  rDev +5.7%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.5

Apr 15, 2017
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Gagnonsux from Texas

4.19/5  rDev +4.5%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5

Mar 12, 2017
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Mebuzzard from Colorado

3.99/5  rDev -0.5%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4 | service: 3.75 | selection: 4 | food: 4.25

Feb 05, 2017
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Red5StandingBy from Maryland

4.13/5  rDev +3%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.5

Fish. Tacos. Get. Them.

Jan 28, 2017
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fthegiants from California

3.5/5  rDev -12.7%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 3.5 | service: 3.5 | selection: 3.5 | food: 3.5

Jan 26, 2017
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BeerMeCJS from California

3.94/5  rDev -1.7%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 3.75 | food: 4

Jan 02, 2017
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spartanlaker from California

4.38/5  rDev +9.2%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.75 | food: 4.5

Dec 24, 2016
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krbrevard from Virginia

4.36/5  rDev +8.7%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4 | selection: 4.75 | food: 4.5

Jul 30, 2016
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SSS from Canada (QC)

3.7/5  rDev -7.7%
vibe: 2.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 2.5 | selection: 4.5

Beer was fresh and the variety was abundant. Good selection of different beers as well as some rarer finds. The service was okay, I did not have food and the vibe was okay too. I was there during lunch time.

Jul 21, 2016
Coronado Brewing Company in Coronado, CA
Brewery rating: 3.8 out of 5 with 8360 ratings