Coronado Brewing Co. | Coronado, California
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Coronado Brewing Co.
Exceptional based on 61 ratings
Type: Brewpub (see listing)

170 Orange Ave
Coronado, California United States 92118 [ print map ]
619 437 4452 | facebook | twitter

Hours: M - F 11:00am -12:00pm. Sat- Sun 7:30 to close

Mayor: Theydon_Bois (11) | Taps: 12+ |

Coronado Brewing Co.

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Beer Available At Coronado Brewing Co. (arranged by most recent)
Coronado Dublin Down , Coronado German Chocolate Cake , Coronado Bobble Head Red IPA , Coronado Black Sails Black IPA 92, Coronado Frogís Breath IPA 77, Coronado Hoppy Daze IPA 96, Coronado Idiot IPA 98, Coronado Scotch On The Rock , Coronado Roggen In the USA , Coronado / Monkey Paw Monkey Island , Coronado / Maui Two Islands Hibiscus IPA 83, Coronado / Green Flash / Stone Flavor Savor IPA , Coronado Blue Bridge Coffee Stout 91, Coronado Berry The Hatchet , Coronado Belgian imPALEr , Coronado Rickyís Malt Liquor , Coronado Piccadilly Porter , Coronado Head Wrapper IPA , Coronado Wet Willie XPA , Coronado Bier-no-grigio
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61 reviews for Coronado Brewing Co.
 Ambiance  78%
 Service  74%
 Selection  65%
 Food  73%
 Value  69%
 Overall  71%
 Rating  80%
Rating Distribution

  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 13/15   FOOD 8/10   VALUE 6/10   OVERALL 16/20
t0rin0  (1354) Do Not Resuscitate, California | November 1, 2013
Visited October 2013.

Iíve been wanting to check out Coronado for a number of years now and finally got the chance. Thereís always some reason why I couldnít. They do a really cool vintage car race out here every year that I was hoping to couple with a trip to the brewery the last few years. Maybe next year... Anyway, the pub is only two blocks from the water and if youíre on the patio you can see San Diego a little bit. Inside is a bit disappointing compared to outside but itís still a nice place. The tables arenít too smashed together, the servers were nice, the food was good, and they have a lot of beers on tap, many of which I had never had before.

The burger was the Islander Burger and was pretty good. Iíll mention that it was cooked about medium when I ordered it medium rare, so thatís not bad. The burger had some pineapple and teriyaki on it. Iím a sucker for peppers on burgers (in this case the Baja Burger) but the server talked me into the Islander instead. The beer list is kind of ridiculous. Iíve been ticking Coronado beers for five years and they managed to have at least half a dozen new ones for me, some of which were pretty good.

Parking can be a pain, the prices are high, and the place can be crowded, but all in all I enjoyed this quite a bit and would gladly return. Maybe next year in October for the vintage car race.
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 11/15   FOOD 7/10   VALUE N/A   OVERALL 15/20
Beershine  (746) The Sunshine State, Florida | April 23, 2008
Lovely brewpub with outdoor patio and lots of flowers in lovely part of SD. On the upscale side but unpretentious. We sat in the restaurant bc we needed food but later realized the bartender is quite knowledgeable and friendly and so would sit at the bar next time. Best part is theirs are above-average beers.
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 6/10   SELECTION 9/15   FOOD 8/10   VALUE 6/10   OVERALL 14/20
Dogbrick  (725) Columbus, Ohio | March 3, 2009
(Visited 07/2008): Coronado Brewing is located not too far over the bridge from San Diego on Orange ave, near the water. There is street parking on both sides of the establishment.

The exterior is brick and hanging baskets. The inside is nice, with lots of wood and brick and greenery. The bar area is on the left side, with restaurant seating on the right.

The beer selection at CBC is fair. They range from Golden to ESB to a couple IPAs. The beers were all average to above average. Our server told us there were no samples available but a quick trip to the bar proved her wrong.

Service was decent on a weekday evening. Despite our server not bothering to even try to get us a couple beer samples, the bartender made up for it.

The food is pretty good, I had a fish sandwich that was very tasty.

Overall the beer alone is not reason enough to visit here, but the location and food tip the scales enough to make it a worthwhile stop.
Braudog  (721) Hampton, Virginia | June 18, 2005
Visited here in August 1997 in my fledgling beer nerd days and loved it. Let me go back before I seal my rating!
  AMBIANCE 3/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 10/15   FOOD 6/10   VALUE N/A   OVERALL 14/20
Oakes  (668) Vancouver, British Columbia | April 27, 2008
The beers are solid here, as is the service. 3 drink limit and they only sell pints, no tasters nor 10oz. Very peculiar. Otherwise, this is really one brewpub that should be visited in SD.
  AMBIANCE 3/5   SERVICE 6/10   SELECTION 11/15   FOOD 7/10   VALUE 8/10   OVERALL 15/20
Rastacouere  (664) Montreal, Quebec | July 1, 2009
Getting to Coronado means buying a ticket at the ferry booth. They pass every hour and take about 20 minutes to get to destination from which you have less than a 10-minute walk to reach the brewpub. While the place looks like a modern restaurant, it still feels vacation-like being there. Since SD does not really have so many world-class brewpubs in its inner city, I found the detour well worth it, enjoyed two fine pints of IPA and a tasty hummus plate. The service was straightforward, but prompt and the prices were actually lower than I expceted. All in all, a worthwhile destination that Iíd call a must if you spend anything over two days in the city. + itís pretty much on the way to Hotel del Coronado if you intended to visit that spot.
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 12/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 8/10   OVERALL 16/20
Theydon_Bois  (625) The íSham, England | June 17, 2014
Visited on Sunday 20/04/14 around 5pm, located just over 5 minutes walk from the ferry stop to SD. The place was starting to fill out with Sunday evening diners but they were happy for me to take a table of 4 despite the fact I wasnt eating. Modern looking brewpub with brew kit visible, function kind of place, patio out front which was full and a decent vibe about the place. 23 taps dispensing 6 regulars and fairly impressive 17 seasonals/one offs. Tasting flight was $11 for 5, the service was prompt and most beers decent. Well worth a trip out to!
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 9/10   SELECTION 11/15   FOOD 9/10   VALUE 8/10   OVERALL 19/20
bhensonb  (476) Woodland, California | July 21, 2010
Hit it during happy hour. The BA stout was out. :( Got 3 new beers - one not on the site! Staff was very accommodating. Made change so I could feed the meter (25 cents/hr). The happy hour menu was a good value, and the food was indescribably delicious. Service was way over the usual I see in brewpubs. Cannot recommend this place too strongly. Building has a metal roof and louvers instead of glass for windows. Great venue. 15 beers on tap.
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 13/15   FOOD 8/10   VALUE 8/10   OVERALL 17/20
BrewDad  (441) Olympia, Washington | August 24, 2014
Super place great food and terrific beer. This is a must for a beer geek. Nice tasters and a beautiful area to visit.
  AMBIANCE 3/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 11/15   FOOD 7/10   VALUE 9/10   OVERALL 12/20
jrallen34  (438) Chicago, Illinois | July 2, 2014
Whoever voted this top 2014 World Beer Cup Mid size brewpub needs to get out a bit more. Sure its a fun spot, in an idealic location, but the top to bottom beer quality isnít there. Inside is a bit dark, wish the bar was larger as it was packed despite a slow day. Only 3 tables outside was strange. The regular lineup was extremely disappointing. The Idiot was ok the rest should be skipped. They did have another 16 or so one off draft beers. I had 3 lovely ipas, but the rest where sub standard. Service was nice and helpful. Iíd come by if I lived here but this isnít a destination spot nor should it be on the top of any lists.

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