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Beer Available At Toronado San Diego (arranged by most recent)
Moonlight Bombay by Boat IPA 90, Sierra Nevada Estate Homegrown Ale 98, El Segundo Mayberry IPA 98, Lost Abbey Cable Car 100, Alvarado Street First City IPA , FiftyFifty Imperial Eclipse Stout - Woodford Reserve Barrel 100, Ballast Point Sculpin IPA - Mango and Dragonfruit , Ballast Point Sculpin IPA - Mango 92, Ballast Point Sculpin IPA - Pineapple , 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 82, Societe The Pugilist 89, Alpine Beer Company Keene Idea 100, Ballast Point Grapefruit Sculpin 99
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Marheb (304) San Diego, California | March 5, 2015| Updated August 30, 2015
88 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 9/10 SELECTION 14/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 8/10 OVERALL 17/20
***Pour y avoir été plusieurs fois maintenant, je peux dire que Nate et le service en général sont vraiment adéquat. Pour dénicher une IPA de classe mondiale, difficile de faire mieux. Un incontournable à San diego avec sa liste de fûts imposante et ses nombreuses bouteilles. L’ambiance est correcte, la bouffe semble solide pour ce que c’est et la localité est plus qu’adéquate. Par contre, je ne peux pas dire que je suis charmé comme je le suis avec plusieurs autres débits de bières dans les environs.
hopdog (283) Lansdale, Pennsylvania | March 3, 2015
84 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 13/15 FOOD 8/10 VALUE 8/10 OVERALL 18/20
Visited on a Friday as soon as they opened. Service was good, but we practically had the place to ourselves (which was nice!). Nice tap list and the food was good.
WingmanWillis (594) , England | December 30, 2014
64 AMBIANCE 2/5 SERVICE 4/10 SELECTION 13/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 13/20
Visited during SDBW mid afternoon, basic wooden place, nothing special, music didn’t really add to the ambiance, seemed to be summarily ignored by the serving staff who seemed happier to chat amongst themselves. At least it saved on a tip!
Beer selection OK but nothing too spectacular. Overrated.
Theydon_Bois (874) Tourist Town (West), England | December 11, 2014
68 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 5/10 SELECTION 12/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 14/20
Visited on Wednesday 12/11/14 around 3pm.
No real charm in the venue itself, just a medium sized place with the bar on the right as you enter, wooden floor, table seating, beers listed above the bar.
The place was pretty busy and the clientele seemed to be made largely from a local heavy metal crowd.
The music was too loud and shit! Crap 80’s music and naff UK stuff, Come on Eileen - really !?!
Service generally seemed disinterested but I’d come to expect this from other reviews and having visited the SF bar so no real shock factor here.
Beer selection was good, don’t get me wrong, but for a UK ticker I think there were only 6 or 7 new ones for me, seemed to be a lot of Pizza Port beers on the list which, when planning to visit a number of PP venues, weren’t of much interest either.
Pints only, no small pours - great !
I really wanted a full pint of 8% beer at 3pm with a full days ticking laying ahead!
Ok - I can get bars not wanting to piss about with 3 or 4oz pours, but at least offer a 10 or 12oz option as opposed to 16!
Overall a let down. Too loud, not that many ticks on tap, crap service, pints only.
Living off a reputation that it doesn’t really deserve as far as I’m concerned!
Tmoney99 (519) Cincinnati, Ohio | December 4, 2014
92 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 9/10 SELECTION 15/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 8/10 OVERALL 18/20
BOSSbrewer (124) Arkansas | November 23, 2014
68 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 6/10 SELECTION 9/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 15/20
I guess I just had my expectations too high. After visiting Max’s in Baltimore, no CA pub that I’ve been to even comes close. But Tornado was smallish. Had about 20 taps going. It was a Sunday night and so was fairly empty. Almost all the taps I’d had before so I asked for a Hair of the Dog Adam, which was on the tap list. Of course, they didn’t have it, so I had to go with a second choice. It isn’t that hard to keep an updated list. Loud music. Disinterested server. I’m not sure why anyone would go to this place. I think too many of these CA pubs are living off of their memories.
50belair (213) Florida | November 14, 2014
94 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 9/10 SELECTION 14/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 8/10 OVERALL 20/20
As good as a beer bar gets. What more can I say????
rlgk (503) Göteborg, Sweden | October 26, 2014
80 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 6/10 SELECTION 14/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 16/20
Nice place with a lot of really good beers. Located in a nice area and easy to find. Visited two times and had very different experiences when it came to service. The guy behind the bar during my first visit was kinda rude, I could not get small samples or flights, he seemed really uninterested in working there. Second time was a lot better. Will visit again.
Beergeek23322 (140) Chesapeake, Virginia | October 17, 2014
86 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 14/15 FOOD 7/10 VALUE 8/10 OVERALL 17/20
Not very busy Friday afternoon. Laid back atmosphere. Awesome tap selection and an even better bottle selection with a lot of rarities, especially for us East Coasters. Several Russian River bottles, Almanac, Several Belgian ales. Great food too. Super friendly service to boot.
PRBeer (411) Parsippany, New Jersey | September 15, 2014
92 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 10/10 SELECTION 14/15 FOOD 8/10 VALUE 8/10 OVERALL 18/20
First let’s start with saying I’m a big fan of the SF location...attitude and all...been going there for years...but this was my first visit to this location. Obviously comparisons are hard to ignore. There are similarities and differences for certain. The Dutch door is a welcome familiar touch...along with the look of the Toronado name...all were comforting. Although I went on a Friday it was early so I got a seat at the bar. Bartender and staff were very friendly and helpful (there’s your biggest difference...although its really not a problem in SF if you aren’t a either a craftbeer novice or a know-it-all). My goal was a first time taste of Pliney & Blind Pig...score one for Pliney (& Toronado)...but the Blind Pig took 3 more stops that night...haha! (tough work but someone has to do it) This is a great place...amazing beers...especially hard to get (& fresh) locally brewed crafts showcasing the incredible SD beer scene. Over the top bottle list...nice décor if not overly memorable. I can’t get the draft beer board off my mind...did a lot of staring & choosing...lol! Don’t miss this place!
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