Another brewpub that changed brewers and is slowly producing better beers. Off my beaten path so I don’t stop by often. They do have a few gems like Idiot IPA and their coffee stout, but are not always on.
been meaning to take another trip out to ’da island’ and revisit.
Nice enough place. Relatively typical Brewbup appearance. Pretty good prices. Samplers and individual samples available. Discounted food, beers and growler fills for happy hour. Service was pretty good, and I like some of their stuff a good amount. Guest taps as well, though they were all out of the Abyss when I was there, and it’s just plain mean to list that on the menu and be out of it.
Coronado island is great for touristy stuff such as viewing the San Diego skyline, and this brewery is a 2 minute walk from a nice lookout across the water.
Nice brick structure with ample seating for the volume of customers. Most beers were rather average, as was the food. This is one of those places with the (supposedly) funny signs about free beer tomorrow, if you don’t like the service then you can leave, etc.
Service was good though, and prices were very reasonable for San Diego.
Although beers are average overall, their red is above average and worth seeking in the bottle. Seasonals on tap are worth trying also.
Getting to Coronado means buying a ticket at the ferry booth. They pass every hour and take about 20 minutes to get to destination from which you have less than a 10-minute walk to reach the brewpub. While the place looks like a modern restaurant, it still feels vacation-like being there. Since SD does not really have so many world-class brewpubs in its inner city, I found the detour well worth it, enjoyed two fine pints of IPA and a tasty hummus plate. The service was straightforward, but prompt and the prices were actually lower than I expceted. All in all, a worthwhile destination that I’d call a must if you spend anything over two days in the city. + it’s pretty much on the way to Hotel del Coronado if you intended to visit that spot.
Nice place right across the the bay bridge, recommend a little visit to Chicano Park before jumping on the highway to Coronado.
This is a nice island in what seemed to be the high end of San Diego bay. Cozy brewery, with nice menu and samplers.
The beers weren’t as good as expected.
My fav was the nut brown, service was ok.
Nice walking distance to waterfront view.
(Visited 07/2008): Coronado Brewing is located not too far over the bridge from San Diego on Orange ave, near the water. There is street parking on both sides of the establishment.
The exterior is brick and hanging baskets. The inside is nice, with lots of wood and brick and greenery. The bar area is on the left side, with restaurant seating on the right.
The beer selection at CBC is fair. They range from Golden to ESB to a couple IPAs. The beers were all average to above average. Our server told us there were no samples available but a quick trip to the bar proved her wrong.
Service was decent on a weekday evening. Despite our server not bothering to even try to get us a couple beer samples, the bartender made up for it.
The food is pretty good, I had a fish sandwich that was very tasty.
Overall the beer alone is not reason enough to visit here, but the location and food tip the scales enough to make it a worthwhile stop.