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Beer Available At Toronado San Diego (arranged by most recent)
Kern River 8th Anniversary Double White IPA (Shuttle Bunny) , Societe The Apprentice 98, Sierra Nevada Barrel-Aged Narwhal Imperial Stout 99, El Segundo Mayberry IPA 97, Russian River Pliny the Elder 100, Almanac Porchbier 59, 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 - Cucumber , Alpine Beer Company Ugly 97, Almanac Ichibier 60, 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
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kbutler1 (86) Minnesota | January 10, 2011
90 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 9/10 SELECTION 13/15 FOOD 9/10 VALUE 9/10 OVERALL 19/20
Flew in to San Diego to attend the 2011 Bruery Reserve Society party and HAD to stop here to try some beers. We landed at 11am on a Thursday and hailed a cab to get us to Toronado as they opened at 11:30am. We were a little early and waited outside for a couple minutes but soon enough the doors were opened and we were the first to walk in. We were greeted by a very friendly bartenter whose name escapes me but it was either Brandi, Brittany, or something like that with a B. Nice large bar and plenty of tables. A list was provided with all the beers available along with a giant baord above the bar that is more up to date on what is available. My eyes were drawn to the coolers though and peaking out was a nice looking 2010 Lost Abbey Cable Car calling my name! For $40, itís an expensive bottle but give how hard it is to come buy, $40 is minimal. After that I enjoyed a couple other tasty local beers and ordered the pulled pork sandwich, which was just awesome. I would totally go back here to drink/eat anytime.
jonno (123) , Japan | December 28, 2010| Updated July 23, 2011
86 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 15/15 FOOD 7/10 VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 17/20
Abosloutely amazing tap list. The atmosphere was a bit underwhelming compared to Hamiltons, but a great place to sit and sip world class beers. Had some sloppy joes there that hit the spot. Good prompt service. Check out the glaasware in the trophy case near the toliets too!
jredmond (206) Manhattan, New York | December 19, 2010| Updated September 13, 2011
100 AMBIANCE 5/5 SERVICE 10/10 SELECTION 15/15 FOOD 7/10 VALUE 10/10 OVERALL 20/20
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
Sledutah (383) Utah | December 4, 2010
84 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 13/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 17/20
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.
mrmartin (41) New York, New York | October 26, 2010
78 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 15/15 FOOD 7/10 VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 14/20
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.
djenkin (17) | September 13, 2010
94 AMBIANCE 5/5 SERVICE 9/10 SELECTION 15/15 FOOD 7/10 VALUE 10/10 OVERALL 18/20
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.
borrachito (10) | September 4, 2010
88 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 9/10 SELECTION 13/15 FOOD 6/10 VALUE 8/10 OVERALL 18/20
Top notch service and tasty beer..
richiesd (10) California | August 25, 2010
96 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 10/10 SELECTION 15/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 9/10 OVERALL 19/20
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 :)
daknole (400) Scottsdale, Arizona | August 5, 2010
100 AMBIANCE 5/5 SERVICE 10/10 SELECTION 15/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 9/10 OVERALL 20/20
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.
MartinT (521) Montreal, Quebec | August 4, 2010
84 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 9/10 SELECTION 13/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 9/10 OVERALL 17/20
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?
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