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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 61, Lagunitas Cappuccino Stout (High West Rye Barrel) 95, Stone Cali-Belgique (White Wine Barrel) , Sante Adairius Farmhouse Noir , Kern River Black Rock IPA , Pizza Port The Burning Of Rome IPA 63, 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 95, Bear Republic Cafť Racer 15 99, Ballast Point Thai Ginger Chili Lime Wahoo Wheat 87, Almanac Honey Saison 71, Bison Organic Hop Cuvee 68
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AgentSteve (77) SF Bay Area, California | August 5, 2009
82 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 12/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 17/20
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.
Rastacouere (651) Montreal, Quebec | June 30, 2009
76 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 2/10 SELECTION 14/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 8/10 OVERALL 18/20
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.
JohnnyJ (100) San Diego, California | June 7, 2009
86 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 14/15 FOOD 8/10 VALUE 8/10 OVERALL 18/20
Nice place, clean and nice atmosphere. The beer selection is naturally amazing, excellent tap and bottle list. Happy hour pricing is very good, $4.00 pints of speedway, elder, etc. Bottles are expensive though (but rare). I have tasted Cable Car, Toronado 20th, and proximus at this location! Food is good. Definitely a place to stop by if you are in the area.
BMan1113VR (343) Los Angeles, California | May 24, 2009
86 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 15/15 FOOD 7/10 VALUE 5/10 OVERALL 17/20
Drove down for the 1st anniversary..I like this place a ton more than the San Francisco version. First parking is SOO MUCH EASIER than the other place, it is also well lit, not as crowded and a lot more spacious... I could actually get a table....Selection is a killer in both bottles and tap, it canít be beat! Food is quite good too, at least sausage/sandwich wise... Beer lovers congregate, and it is a fun place...will return when I am in the area!
BelgianBeerGal (69) Dayton Area, Ohio | February 17, 2009
90 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 15/15 FOOD 8/10 VALUE 8/10 OVERALL 18/20
If you are in San Diego and do not stop by for at least one drink, you are beyond help. The beer list is obviously legendary but honestly the food was fantastic too. Obviously trying to develop a pub feel with darker wood and glassware displays, but this place is only going to get better and more worn-in with time. The double pane door at the entrance is classic and welcoming. Actually brought our daughter with us and she spent the early evening chasing Ianís daughter around the place.
ajm (192) Los Angeles, California | February 7, 2009
90 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 15/15 FOOD 8/10 VALUE 8/10 OVERALL 19/20
Just like their brother up in SF, I feel like you can always count on this place to have the hookup. Not only Cable Car, CdT and Firestone 12 on the bottle list, but in the CASE where anyone can see them. Just tight. On my last visit the barback was the nicest and most helpful, while the bartenders were absolute spazz attacks. Still a flat-out must-stop in San Diego proper.
Snojerk321 (54) San Diego, California | January 30, 2009
80 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 14/15 FOOD 7/10 VALUE 5/10 OVERALL 15/20
One of the best places for brew in San Diego. Amazing selection of beers on draft and in bottle. Try to stay away from the bottle list.....WAY over priced.
maniac (98) Baltimore, Maryland | January 21, 2009
72 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 6/10 SELECTION 13/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 4/10 OVERALL 13/20
Visited day one of RBSG2008. Very clean location to get a beer. Nice selection of fairly rare beers on tap and in bottles. The prices can be a bit steep (especially for the rare bottles). Definitely worth a stop if youíre looking for something new to try, but prices are better elsewhere.
kmweaver (116) Petaluma, California | November 27, 2008
90 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 9/10 SELECTION 14/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 18/20
Visited this location shortly after the original SF one, and I was surprised by the fact that I was more impressed by this place. While it doesn’t have the same sharp ambiance of the SF Toronado, it had a better selection, both bottle and tap. NB Abbey Grand Cru, Racer X, Celebrator, Drake’s Hopocalypse Now, 4 Russian Rivers, 6 Pizza Ports / Lost Abbeys, Beatification 003 @ $45, Cable Car 2008 @ $45 (my last purchased bottle of our three-month roadtrip) along with loads of Lost Abbey bottles and a comprehensive Belgian selection. Kickass beer stop, and conveniently located on 30th Street along with the Linkery, Hamiltons, etc.
hapjydeuce (22) San Diego, California | November 18, 2008
74 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 6/10 SELECTION 12/15 FOOD 6/10 VALUE 6/10 OVERALL 16/20
Spent multiple nights here since the grand opening in early 2008. It was a bit sterile for the first few weeks as far as atmosphere goes, however they have added some more decorations recently and its becoming a bit more legit in terms of a world-class beer bar like its brethren in San Francisco. Always a damn good selection of beers from around the world, with local favorites on tap. I managed to get some Cable Car (Batch 1) when it first opened, and I have also seen some Westy 12’s for sale. Decent food, but go for the beer!
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