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 93, 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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92
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 15/15   FOOD 8/10   VALUE 9/10   OVERALL 19/20
danielcurtis81  (16) San Diego, California | April 10, 2010
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!
92
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 15/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 8/10   OVERALL 19/20
drunkenpolack  (14) Virginia Beach, Virginia | March 12, 2010
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 =)
98
  AMBIANCE 5/5   SERVICE 10/10   SELECTION 15/15   FOOD 9/10   VALUE 10/10   OVERALL 19/20
Phischy  (57) California | March 10, 2010| Updated July 9, 2010
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.
76
  AMBIANCE 3/5   SERVICE 7/10   SELECTION 13/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 7/10   OVERALL 15/20
MaltOMeal  (32) Land of Sugar, Texas | February 9, 2010
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.
86
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 7/10   SELECTION 14/15   FOOD 8/10   VALUE 9/10   OVERALL 18/20
beernoevil  (51) Suwanee, Georgia | February 2, 2010
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.
92
  AMBIANCE 5/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 15/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 8/10   OVERALL 18/20
nbutler11  (316) Phoenix, Arizona | December 1, 2009| Updated March 28, 2012
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.
90
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 9/10   SELECTION 14/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 9/10   OVERALL 18/20
SamGamgee  (182) down the whirlpool, California | November 28, 2009
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.
88
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 7/10   SELECTION 15/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 8/10   OVERALL 18/20
sauceyhops  (10) carlsbad, California | August 22, 2009
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.
82
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 12/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 7/10   OVERALL 17/20
AgentSteve  (77) SF Bay Area, California | August 5, 2009
Lots of Port IPA and IIPAís on tap, along with other SD goodies. Nice bottle list as well. A bit too clean to be Toronado! What I imagine SF was in around í88.
76
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 2/10   SELECTION 14/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 8/10   OVERALL 18/20
Rastacouere  (651) Montreal, Quebec | June 30, 2009
I guess this has quickly grown into the must-hit spot in San Diego. I visited this place exactly one week before the San Francisco original and I must say the selection is very, very similar. At least 50% of the taps were common and 80% of the bottles. My sample is small, but San Diego had the better selection of the 2, including rarities like Cable Car (45$) and Russian River Toronado (I donít remember the price, but I believe above 70$). Otherwise, the prices are democratic and the draught selection is crazily good. It does not get much better, many places have a larger menu, but that large a menu with that impressive a quality puts it top 10 in the US. Besides that, I quite enjoyed the feel of the place despite it being very packed even on a Tuesday night. Itís not very warm nor home-like, but is comfortable and plain beer-geek friendly. With a seat, Iíd definitely spend an evening here. Itís nor pretentious by any means, with simple beer-related decoration and a relatively young, beer-geek heavy crowd. The one place which annoyed me a ton though if when they launched the last call around 11:45. Why close so early? And then I was simply insulted when the bell rang and the staff began kicking everybody out, not giving them an extra minute to finish their barley wines, having put all the chairs on the tables by 12:02 and launching threats at remaining customers who íbreak the lawí by remaining there past midnight. A pathetic scene.

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