SAN DIEGO | Toronado is a name that’s well known to anyone on the West Coast who is into craft beer. They opened in San Francisco in 1987 and were at the forefront of showcasing craft beer before it became the in thing. They’re still doing a great job of showcasing craft beer at their original location, but today have bars in Seattle and San Diego too.
Toronado San Diego opened 9 years ago and has consistently been one of San Diego’s best craft beer spots, showcasing a diverse range of beers across its 56 taps, couple of casks, and bottle list. It’s a small, narrow space that captures much of what’s great about the original while being less divey. The beer selection is unsurprisingly fantastic, with a long board suspended above the bar showcasing what’s on offer that day. The tap list is constantly rotating, and features many smaller brewers that you don’t normally find on tap in San Diego.
You’ll always be guaranteed to find something you’ve never had before, and if there’s nothing on tap that tickles your fancy, there’s always the bottle list which is quite extensive and features beers from all over the world, with the majority coming from either the USA or Belgium.
There’s also food offered here, with the kitchen serving beer friendly food like pork belly skewers, jalepeno corn cakes, burgers, sandwiches, mac & cheese and the like – enough to keep many a beer drinker satsfied.
4026 30th Street
Sun – Wed: 11:00am to 12:00am
Thu – Sat: 11:30am to 2:00am