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Toronado San Diego
World Class based on 157 ratings
Type: Bar

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

Hours: Mon - Sun 11:30 AM - 12:00 AM

Mayor: Marheb (4) | Taps: 50 | Bottles: 300

Toronado San Diego

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Beer Available At Toronado San Diego (arranged by most recent)
AleSmith The Forge , Pizza Port Eukaryst Sinister Imperial Stout - Bourbon Barrel 98, Karl Strauss Just A Little Brett , Pizza Port Moron-a-thon XPA , Ballast Point Victory at Cereal , Ballast Point Longfin Lager - Cucumber , Alpine Beer Company Skinny Daddy , Sierra Nevada Knightro Irish Style Stout 85, Societe The Pugilist 88, Alpine Beer Company Keene Idea 100, Ballast Point Grapefruit Sculpin 99, Fall 2 AM Bike Ride , New English Explorer ESB 67, Almanac Devilís Advocate 98, Pizza Port Solana Beach IPA , Pizza Port Cho-Saiko 97, Societe The Apprentice 98, Sierra Nevada Barrel-Aged Narwhal Imperial Stout 100, The Dudes South Bay Session 45, Kern River 8th Anniversary Double White IPA (Shuttle Bunny) 98
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157 reviews for Toronado San Diego
 Ambiance  77%
 Service  79%
 Selection  91%
 Food  73%
 Value  77%
 Overall  86%
 Rating  98%
Rating Distribution

  AMBIANCE 5/5   SERVICE 10/10   SELECTION 15/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 10/10   OVERALL 20/20
JJSuds  (26) California | March 2, 2011
I love this place! Simple, to the point, and lively. A quickly morphing tap board. I especially love the memorabilia cases in the hallway out to the patio. Also, the cleanest bottle display Iíve yet seen in a bar- all lambics in a row, etc.
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 7/10   SELECTION 12/15   FOOD 8/10   VALUE 8/10   OVERALL 17/20
GT2  (662) Oceanside, California | February 7, 2011
Been to Toronado SD a few times. Always fun- gets pretty crowded at night like a good dive bar. Prices are cheap and tap list is extensive, ever changing, and highlights west coast local breweries. Food is typical bar food but there are some yummy things in there and it is all prepared well. Good service. Best thing about this place is you can get Cable Car for $40. A steal.
  AMBIANCE 5/5   SERVICE 10/10   SELECTION 13/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 6/10   OVERALL 18/20
Travlr  (2077) Washington, Washington DC | January 17, 2011
Amazing place. Very friendly and helpful staff. Tremendous tap list and unmatched bottle list. Didnít try the food, but the burgers looked great. Worth going far out of your way for this one.
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 9/10   SELECTION 13/15   FOOD 8/10   VALUE 7/10   OVERALL 17/20
miketd  (125) Cleveland, Ohio | January 12, 2011
Cool place with an inviting interior... the place is mostly dark wood and I dig that. Long bar with maybe 15 small tables. I could see how it coud get crowded, but a deck in the back helps out a little. The tap were amazing when I was there, donít know if that is the norm. Bottle list was really good too. Service was great and the food was above average.
  AMBIANCE 2/5   SERVICE 7/10   SELECTION 13/15   FOOD 7/10   VALUE 7/10   OVERALL 15/20
allfreej  (76) Louisville, Kentucky | January 11, 2011
Kind of sterile in the ambiance aspect. Too bright, too open. Not very cozy. Great overall quality. Really amazing tap and bottle selection. The night I went they had a Port Brewing special going on with lots of great stuff. Service was decent if somewhat impersonal. When I asked an opinion between two Imperial Stouts, the bartender admitted not trying one and poured us each a nice sized sample of the one he hadnít had. Food was really tasty. Reasonably priced.
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 9/10   SELECTION 13/15   FOOD 9/10   VALUE 9/10   OVERALL 19/20
kbutler1  (97) North Carolina | January 10, 2011
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.
  AMBIANCE 3/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 15/15   FOOD 7/10   VALUE 7/10   OVERALL 17/20
jonno  (124) , Japan | December 28, 2010| Updated July 23, 2011
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!
  AMBIANCE 5/5   SERVICE 10/10   SELECTION 15/15   FOOD 7/10   VALUE 10/10   OVERALL 20/20
jredmond  (268) New York, 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  (479) 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  (45) 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.

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