Toronado San Diego | San Diego, California
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Toronado San Diego
World Class based on 140 ratings
Type: Bar

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

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)
Almanac Brandy Barrel PÍche 99, Russian River Redemption (Batch 002+) 97, Russian River Sanctification 100, 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 68, Societe The Bachelor - Rakau , Green Flash Hop Odyssey 30th Street Pale Ale 96, Almanac Biere de Chocolat 92, Almanac Golden Gate Gose 90, Lost Abbey Cable Car 100, Almanac Sourdough Wild Ale 94, 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
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140 reviews for Toronado San Diego
 Ambiance  77%
 Service  80%
 Selection  91%
 Food  73%
 Value  77%
 Overall  86%
 Rating  98%
Rating Distribution

  AMBIANCE 5/5   SERVICE 10/10   SELECTION 15/15   FOOD 7/10   VALUE 10/10   OVERALL 20/20
jredmond  (205) Manhattan, New York | December 19, 2010| Updated September 13, 2011
Stopped by the Toronado after a day at the San Diego Zoo. Although some questionable characters floating around the streets, once inside a beer nerd will feel at home. From the bar, you can see that their bottle selection is more than adequate carrying a wide variety of brews from Lost Abbey, Russian River, Hair of the Dog, Cascade, Deschutes, as well as an extensive international offering. The staff is knowledgeable and nice. Great specials - when we were there it was Local Drafts (which included all Southern Cali Brewers) for 3 bucks. Highly recí
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 13/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 7/10   OVERALL 17/20
Sledutah  (370) Utah | December 4, 2010
Big bar with a great tap and bottle list. Coolers full of bottles you can see from the bar. Prices are reasonable. The bartenders are friendly and helpful. Similar layout as the SF location with the addition of patio seating in SD and a little bigger. They sell food here, but I didnít have any.
  AMBIANCE 3/5   SERVICE 7/10   SELECTION 15/15   FOOD 7/10   VALUE 7/10   OVERALL 14/20
mrmartin  (41) New York, New York | October 26, 2010
Very much like the original toronado except with more space. Lots of bottles and a good selection of taps. Had a sausage which tasted alright. Much like the original the bar tenders are hit or miss. I was there on a sunday night and it was empty so i cant say much for the crowd. Defintely worth going to if youíre in the neighborhood.
  AMBIANCE 5/5   SERVICE 9/10   SELECTION 15/15   FOOD 7/10   VALUE 10/10   OVERALL 18/20
djenkin  (17) | September 13, 2010
Not quite as amazing or authentic feeling as the original in SF, but a welcome addition to the SD beer bar scene and a great place to hang and drink. The selection is always tip top and Iím sure the grime will build over time. In any case a top 5 place to drink in the best beer town in California.
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 9/10   SELECTION 13/15   FOOD 6/10   VALUE 8/10   OVERALL 18/20
borrachito  (10) | September 4, 2010
Top notch service and tasty beer..
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 10/10   SELECTION 15/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 9/10   OVERALL 19/20
richiesd  (10) California | August 25, 2010
Had a friend in town for the Stone Anniversary, so took him here on a Thurs night for some pre-anniversary party beer exploration. I know the service here has a reputation of being bleh, but the bartenders here that day were pretty awesome (I think it was Melanie and Eric). They really hooked it up. Ambience: kind of the avg beer bar. Nothing special. The crowd is the typical North Park early-mid 20ís crowd. Selection: Well, what can I say.. we got a 2010 Cable Car, a 2009 Cuvee De Tomme, Alpine Exponential Hoppiness paired with some Pure Hoppiness. And thatís only what I could remember off the top of my head. Value: Hard to put a good value on it, when this is the only beer bar selling some of this stuff :) Overall, great experience. Cable Car really makes it here :)
  AMBIANCE 5/5   SERVICE 10/10   SELECTION 15/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 9/10   OVERALL 20/20
daknole  (399) Scottsdale, Arizona | August 5, 2010
Fuck yes. Cable Car bottle, down the hatch. PtE pint, down the hatch. Bartender hooks me up with some freebies. Gotta love this place. Beer heaven. Beer fucking heaven.
  AMBIANCE 3/5   SERVICE 9/10   SELECTION 13/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 9/10   OVERALL 17/20
MartinT  (521) Montreal, Quebec | August 4, 2010
The layout is very similar to the one in San Francisco, except it is cleaner and a bit quieter here. The draft selection is beautiful, prices are decent and the waitress was very knowledgeable. All in all, a quality establishment I would love to go back to, but I admit the darkness and unappealing design didnít make this too warm of a place. But a beer geek only needs a great menu, right?
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 9/10   SELECTION 15/15   FOOD 9/10   VALUE 9/10   OVERALL 18/20
Dstructo  (12) Hollywood, Florida | July 22, 2010
Split an í09 Cable Car w/ the wife while in SD for Stones Sour Fest. Busy on a Saturday night, but still got 2 spots right @ the bar. The food was amazing & the tap list of stellar CA locals & Belgian greats was top drawer. The bar tender was friendly & knowledgeable. If they had a patio of any sorts, it would be tough to beat Toronado for sure!
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 13/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 7/10   OVERALL 16/20
mkade8883  (28) Chicago, Illinois | July 19, 2010
Good beer selection, with maybe 50 taps. A lot of local stuff, particularly Alesmith, Coronado and Green Flash. Nice bottle selection in beer fridges behind so you can easily see exactly what they have. Inside was stuffy and crowded, but outside the patio is great. Much more lively, but by police order they have to close this by 10. Didnít live up to my Toronado SF standards or the vibe of Hamiltonís, but itís still a great beer bar regardless.

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