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Coronado Brewing Company
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Active Beers: 62
Beer Ratings: 2,650
Beer Avg: 3.73
Taps: - / Bottles: -
Cask: N / Beer-to-Go: N
$$ - reasonable
[ Brewery, Bar, Eatery ]
170 Orange Ave
phone: (619) 437-4452
(Place added by: xlperro)
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Reviews by berley31:
New Brunswick (Canada)
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | food: 4 | $$
Stopped by for a few beers and some food on a Tuesday, early afternoon...
A: Kind of your typical family-restaurant-but-a-bar look/feel. Lots of families there eating, but lots of guys crowding the bar as well. Certainly not uncomfortable. VERY small deck with only 3-4 tables, if that.
Q+Selection: Plenty of their beers on tap... I think they had a few guest taps as well. I had a few of their beers, which were actually very tasty. The Islander IPA was great.
Service: Took awhile to get waited on at first (we were at a table), but once we did our waitress was very friendly and fairly prompt. No complaints.
F: Split a couple of appetizers... they were pretty tasty, and very reasonably priced (it was after 2 at that point, and they were on happy hour prices).
O: Nice spot on a really nice little "island". I'd go back if I had the chance... it's only 8.50 for a round trip ticket on the ferry to Coronado.
09-30-2011 19:27:24 |
More by berley31
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vibe: 3.75 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.25 | food: 4.25 | $$
Visited 26 Nov 2013, around 2:00 - 3:00pm
An impromptu day trip on our first full day in San Diego (staying in nearby Chula Vista with my wife's family, actually) resulted in a damn good hour+ spent as a late lunch. A fortuitous right turn at Orange St (we meant to go left toward the famed historic hotel and beach, which we visited later) meant a U-turn, after which my eagle-eyed wife stated: "oh, that place looks cool...oooh, and it's a brewery!". SIL and MIL agreed to go, especially after some rave Yelp reviews were read aloud, curbside.
A single story brick building with bold lettering and a colorfully painted mural above and nicely landscaped, Coronado *is*, indeed, a pretty little brewpub from the outside. Inside is a bit more dimly lit and "pub"-like: a large central bar, a room full of booths, an open kitchen, a room behind the bar full of copper and stainless tanks. But we were able to snag one of three tables on a small patio, fronting the sidewalk, so as to enjoy the splendid weather and sidewalk entertainment.
Larissa was our server and did a nice job offering advice on food and beers ("happy hour starts in 5 minutes if you'd like to have water until then." (We did and it was worth it for cheaper food and $3.50 pints!) and gently steering us away from some menu items (love honest opinions from a server!). I chose shrimp tacos (loaded and delicious), SIL got the "small" nachos (huge!), MIL did the Cobb Salad (liked it)... but wife "won" with a terrific Lobster Mac & Cheese - worth every penny ($15.50)! Big menu and some very good Happy Hour discounts (2-6pm).
So, beer? Yes, there's a lot of it! Having only had one beer EVER from Coronado prior to this visit, I was really impressed with both the variety of beers and the quality of what we tried. Wife decided on the Rye Dogg (after trying my taster), SIL picked the Orange St Wit and I got the Silver Strand Saison (very tasty). We also tried some VERY generous sample ours of Scotch on the Rocks, Señor Saison (pretty great, with jalapeños and sage), Old Scallywag Barleywine and an intriguing one called Beer-No-Grigio. All very tasty.
Really liked everything about this visit. We'd definitely return --- and SIL who lives in the area stated she definitely wants to go back soon. Recommended!
11-28-2013 18:51:32 |
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10-24-2013 01:25:40 |
More by Beer_Trotter
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 3.75 | service: 4 | selection: 3.75 | food: 3.75 | $$
Last stop after a long day running around to many of San Diego's breweries/brew pubs. We went on a Friday and it seemed pretty crowded, yet we were seated right away. Their dining area is large but it gets a little crowded around the bar area.
Wait-staff was friendly, attentive and knowledgeable about their beer selections. Varied menu with a little something for everyone and prices were reasonable. Food was delivered quickly after ordering and everything was nice and hot, looked/smelled great and tasted good. We paired the food with some of their beers were not disappointed.
After dinner, we walked out and noticed a large crowd waiting for seating in the restaurant, which simply means come early on weekends if you don't want to wait. It's a popular place and it's worth a trip if you're in the area.
10-19-2013 21:57:56 |
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10-16-2013 03:48:17 |
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10-14-2013 01:46:32 |
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10-10-2013 01:38:57 |
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10-08-2013 18:30:16 |
More by djaeon
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 4 | selection: 5 | food: 3 | $$
These guys have been killing it since 1996. They have recently been updating their menu and beer roster. With the opening of their new 30 barrel brewhouse on knoxville st and hiring of some amazing up and coming brewers its safe to say they will be keeping up if not destroying the already outstanding beer scene.
06-12-2013 18:50:13 |
More by NathanMcIntyre
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4.25 | food: 4.25 | $$
This was the 6th stop during a recent trip to San Diego. Located a 20-minute ferry ride from downtown in Coronado – which is not an island – Coronado Brewing is housed in a generic looking building a few blocks from the ferry disembarkation. Upon entry, there is a dark, crowded dining area with a crowded L-shaped bar, where the locals congregate. The glass enclosed brewing tanks peek out from behind the bar.
During my lunchtime visit, there were some 14 house crafts, including five core beers available – I quaffed the Island IPA, Mermaid Red Ale, Four Brothers and something called Black Sails. The food was decent and filling (I had an Albacore Tuna Melt, if you must know.) The service was attentive
The reasonable Happy Hour prices made up for the $4.25 boat ride across the harbor. Of course, many CBC beers are available downtown, but why give up a chance to take a ferry boat?
02-18-2013 23:42:05 |
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