Toronado San Diego | San Diego, California
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Toronado San Diego
World Class based on 136 ratings
Type: Bar

4026 30th St
San Diego, California United States 92104 [ print map ]
619 282 0456

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Hours: Daily 11:30am to Midnight


Mayor: GT2 (4) | Taps: 50 | Bottles: 300


Toronado San Diego

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Beer Available At Toronado San Diego (arranged by most recent)
Bear Republic Tartare Rouge 94, Russian River Row 2/Hill 56 99, Russian River Blind Pig IPA 100, Modern Times Lomaland with Cucumber , Alpine Beer Company Ugly 97, Almanac Ichibier , Societe The Bachelor - Rakau , Green Flash 30th Street Pale Ale 96, Almanac Biere de Chocolat 91, Almanac Golden Gate Gose 90, Almanac Brandy Barrel PÍche 99, Lost Abbey Cable Car 100, Almanac Sourdough Wild Ale 95, Almanac Dogpatch Sour 99, Pizza Port Ernestís Silky Smoove Oatmeal Stout 86, Pizza Port Night Rider (Bourbon Barrel Aged) 100, Pizza Port The Jetty 98, Kern River Sequoia Red 52, Telegraph Cipher Key Session Ale , Pizza Port Whereís My Light Saber? 74
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136 reviews for Toronado San Diego
 Ambiance  77%
 Service  80%
 Selection  91%
 Food  73%
 Value  77%
 Overall  86%
 Rating  98%
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68
  AMBIANCE 2/5   SERVICE 7/10   SELECTION 10/15   FOOD 7/10   VALUE 6/10   OVERALL 15/20
jrallen34  (415) Chicago, Illinois | July 3, 2014
After visiting the SF a couple times spot I was super excited to visit the original. Sadly, this one doesnít touch the SF. Walking in you first notice the noise, its to loud to think let alone talk. Its not the music so much as everyone is screaming because the room acoustics are so bad. Same style draft board at both locations but this board was lacking some juice. I amazingly have had all the beers on the board. Its nice they have Pliny and Blind Pig, Red Card and few others, but nothing that remotely wowed me. I grabbed a Blind Pig since I hadnít had in a while and it just didnít taste good. I had a couple sips. Service seemed much more attentive than SF. Lots of bottles lined the shelf. They didnít have any 2013 CC, but had an 08 for $200. Really not a bad price but I didnít expect it to be good at this point so I passed. The prices were the most expensive Iív seen in the city for drafts. Maybe an off night but for me Iíd stick to Hamiltonís down the road and skip this if only in town a day or 2. If I lived here, Iíd see myself coming more.
76
  AMBIANCE 3/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 12/15   FOOD 7/10   VALUE 7/10   OVERALL 15/20
Mep3222  (25) East Greenbush, New York | June 9, 2014
This is a solid stop in San Diego for some good beers. They have some solid taps with a great lineup of beers, but not a huge amount of taps. Reasonable beer prices for what they are serving. Food was good but nothing special, but you are it here for the food. There were some great bottles beers, but the prices are high on the bottles. Worth a stop for a some tasty beers, but there are better beer bars out there.
92
  AMBIANCE 5/5   SERVICE 9/10   SELECTION 14/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 8/10   OVERALL 18/20
spycow  (36) Illinois | June 7, 2014
Visited on a trip to San Diego. One of the places to visit while in San Diego. Toronado with its sister bar in SFO are both great places to drink craft beer. Overall great ambiance with the right level of service. Awesome beer selection from the tap list to the bottle list, hard to not find something you havenít had or want to have again. Prices are also affordable for the caliber of beers they are serving. Overall a great beer bar in one of the best beer cities in the World. A must visit while in San Diego
92
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 9/10   SELECTION 15/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 9/10   OVERALL 18/20
rejtable  (109) Ontario | May 25, 2014
One of the best places iíve ever been. Decor is pretty laid back, almost diner. Staff was super friendly. Quiet on a Wednesday night. 40 or so taps with line after line of interesting choices. They were gearing up for an anniversary event in a few days, so a few lines were dry. Bottle list was as impressive as reputed. Great spot, just too bad itís so far out of downtown. Certainly worth the trek.
94
  AMBIANCE 5/5   SERVICE 10/10   SELECTION 14/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 9/10   OVERALL 18/20
Brigadier  (257) Clevelandish, Ohio | April 10, 2014
This is hands down the best place in San Diego proper. Just the tap list alone makes it a destination before getting into the bottle list or atmosphere. Prices were on par with the area with many drafts about $6.00 to $8.00.

The bar was quiet early in the afternoon though I understand it can get hectic on the weekends (not a huge shock). On the way the bathrooms are rows of rare glassware that I have not seen outside of places in Belgium.

The drafts included many world class beers such as Blind Pig, Pliney, Almanac Golden Gate Gose, Modern Times, and more locals. Other than a pair of Rogue drafts each would have been worthy of a sample.

The bottle list takes things to a whole new level. If you are very lucky they might even have Cable Car or other elusive beers. Even if you donít you will not regret the decision to stop here. I would probably recommend making it the last though because once you stop here you will not want to make it down the street to Thorn Street, Hess, or any of the other destinations in the area.
84
  AMBIANCE 3/5   SERVICE 7/10   SELECTION 15/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 5/10   OVERALL 17/20
ryanfolty  (202) Bourbon County, Minnesota | March 27, 2014
Stopped over after a day at Sea World. Had to park down the street and got a hipster type vibe for the area, associated it with Uptown in Minneapolis. The selection is just ridiculous, though I wasnít able to land a Cable Car due to the remaining bottles being stored offsite. Not sure if that was their code for not wanting to sell to a non-regular, but at $60 my wallet (and wife) were okay with missing out. The bottle list needs some serious updating as they still had 2010 CC listed for $40.
82
  AMBIANCE 3/5   SERVICE 6/10   SELECTION 15/15   FOOD 7/10   VALUE 8/10   OVERALL 17/20
cards04  (99) Steinbach, Manitoba | March 13, 2014
The world class beer selection of this place gives it its high marks. Lots of local micro brews you would be hard pressed to find anywhere else. The bar was loud and dingy.. And the service wasnít what I was used to from a craft beer establishment.
74
  AMBIANCE 3/5   SERVICE 6/10   SELECTION 13/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 7/10   OVERALL 15/20
Sammy  (538) Toronto, Ontario | January 16, 2014
A big local selection of beers, plus several bottles. Better service, cleaner than the SF location. Went a second time because the Cable Car was listed at $40 which I thought was reasonable for this rare one, unfortunately it suddenly became $60.
82
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 7/10   SELECTION 13/15   FOOD 9/10   VALUE 7/10   OVERALL 17/20
devman171  (118) Annapolis , Maryland | November 23, 2013
Went after SD beer week was over, pretty disappointing tap list, but great bottles $$$. Awesome burgers!
86
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 13/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 7/10   OVERALL 18/20
craftbeer86  (10) California | November 21, 2013
Nice taps, awesome bottles and good food for good prices, got try Cable car.

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