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Beer Available At Toronado San Diego (arranged by most recent)
Beachwood Foam Top Cream Ale 45, Rough Draft Barrel Aged Freudian Sip 93, Rough Draft Barrel Aged Emboozlement Triple 60, Lagunitas Cappuccino Stout (High West Rye Barrel) 96, Stone Cali-Belgique (White Wine Barrel) , Sante Adairius Farmhouse Noir 92, Kern River Black Rock IPA , Pizza Port The Burning Of Rome IPA 69, Stone Delicious IPA 70, Societe The Bachelor - Chinook , Stone Sublimely Self Righteous Ale (Cherries) , Modern Times Orderville , Lost Abbey Cable Car 100, Alpine Beer Company Duet 100, Bockor Cuvee des Jacobins Rouge 99, Pizza Port Carlsbad Raceway IPA 96, Bear Republic Cafť Racer 15 99, Ballast Point Thai Ginger Chili Lime Wahoo Wheat 86, Almanac Honey Saison 72, Bison Organic Hop Cuvee 68
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DeadGirl (76) San Diego, California | April 23, 2010
82 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 6/10 SELECTION 14/15 FOOD 3/10 VALUE 8/10 OVERALL 18/20
Literally ran here after the Lost Abbey Veritas release when wetherel nonchalantly told us they had a stock of Cable Car bottles like it was nothing. It gets pretty crowded on any given night, but during the day it was totally chill. Exceptional tap list, unsurpassed bottle lists. Around ten items on the menu with not a whole lot of variety, but thatís never stopped me from coming back. All in all, I like the SF location better because it has more character and I like the staff there- I like how people donít like the staff there, but this oneís cleaner, more open, and friendlier all around.
Rustyham (101) St. Petersburg, Florida | April 19, 2010
76 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 12/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 16/20
Does not look as cool as most beer locations, this place is a lot more proffessional looking. Large tap selection all scrunched down into the corner. Prices are great and selection is mostly San Diego standards with a small groupo of rarities.
danielcurtis81 (16) San Diego, California | April 10, 2010
92 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 15/15 FOOD 8/10 VALUE 9/10 OVERALL 19/20
Toronado San Diego is great. I love this place because of their rare sections they often get. Even without they always have some well above average offerings. The food is really good but limited in selection. The value is decent most the time and Monday happy hour is fantastic with the prices!
drunkenpolack (14) Virginia Beach, Virginia | March 12, 2010
92 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 15/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 8/10 OVERALL 19/20
When I went on vacation in San Diego I knew I had to stop by this place. Sure enough it was awesome. Fantastic selection of brews on tap. I could of just sat there all night. Service was friendly even though the place was packed and loud We couldnít find seats. Their bottle selection was also fantastic. I was close to asking for a bottle of Cable Car or Isabelle but I had to hold myself back froms spending that 50 dollars =)
Phischy (57) California | March 10, 2010| Updated July 9, 2010
98 AMBIANCE 5/5 SERVICE 10/10 SELECTION 15/15 FOOD 9/10 VALUE 10/10 OVERALL 19/20
Itís loud, itís clean, itís got a great selection of beers easy to see from the display cases and awesome cabinetry.
Best part is itís within walking distance of my place. They will kick ya butts out exactly at 12am. In their lease, donít bitch.
I wish their online tap selection/newsletter was more frequent/current, but hell, itís a short walk to see whatís up anyway.
I dig it.
MaltOMeal (30) Land of Sugar, Texas | February 9, 2010
76 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 13/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 15/20
Tried this place after getting so many recommendations from RBers. It is similar to Toronado in SF in appearance, but a little more room (thank God) and some tables to sit at. The beer selection was good, especially the bottle list. Didnít care for the mix of hip young crowd and overly expressive g@ys. Had a couple nice brews, left to go eat with intent of coming back to try a nice bottle, only to find that they closed at midnight. WTF? How pansy. Overall, decent.
beernoevil (51) Suwanee, Georgia | February 2, 2010
86 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 14/15 FOOD 8/10 VALUE 9/10 OVERALL 18/20
By 6:30 on a Monday night this place was jam packed to standing room only. I never did get a seat. If this what a normal Monday is like I canít even imagine a weekend night! Itís all about the beer here. 50ish taps and tons of bottles with no macro domestics in sight! The taps were mostly west coast with a couple other domestic micros and a few obscure imports to complete the assortment. The bartenders seemed very knowledgeable about the beers and didnít mind answering questions despite how busy they were. The kitchen staff on the other hand seemed as though they had never had so many customers at once. My burger was fantastic but it took 30+ minutes to bring out. (Not that big of a problem when youíre savoring a west coast barleywine!) They had no mustard available. The Potato Pancake w/ Sausage combo seemed very popular as there were plenty of those streaming out the kitchen door. Maybe next time. I found the prices to be very reasonable. Iím from Atlanta and not too may places there would dream of serving an Imperial anything for $5 for a full pint! A fair amount of ink and facial piercings can be seen on both the staff and customers. Iím cool with it but if youíre not then you might be a little uncomfortable here. If you are staying anywhere downtown, just hop on the #2 bus and get off at 30th and University. Itís a block walk from there.
nbutler11 (316) Phoenix, Arizona | December 1, 2009| Updated March 28, 2012
92 AMBIANCE 5/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 15/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 8/10 OVERALL 18/20
Very unsuspecting location with an amazing bottle and tap list. Mellow atmosphere with good service. All they need is a package license and this place would be incredible. The only downside is the hipster sort of crowd and the prices.
SamGamgee (182) down the whirlpool, California | November 28, 2009
90 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 9/10 SELECTION 14/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 9/10 OVERALL 18/20
Toronado SD is definitely possibly the best beer bar that I have been to on the west coast. Better selection than the one up in SF, and a lot cleaner and friendlier atmosphere, though it doesnít quite have the same charm. Outstanding draught selections from local breweries, plus plenty of others. Killer bottle selection as well, and they keep it right in back of the bar so you donít have to play guessing games. Excellent prices. They had like three Belgian witbiers on tap when I was there over the summer. I kid you not.
sauceyhops (10) carlsbad, California | August 22, 2009
88 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 15/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 8/10 OVERALL 18/20
Went in on a Friday night and had no wait to get a seat. The tap/bottle selection is fantastic and the service was much better than the SF location (although that was part of what I liked so much about the San Fran spot). I didnít get a chance to try any of the food but it looked damn good. Iíll be returning sometime soon and updating this rating.
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