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Coronado Brewing Company
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Active Beers: 62
Beer Ratings: 2,651
Beer Avg: 3.73
Taps: - / Bottles: -
Cask: N / Beer-to-Go: N
$$ - reasonable
[ Brewery, Bar, Eatery ]
170 Orange Ave
phone: (619) 437-4452
(Place added by: xlperro)
Ratings & Reviews
| Reviews: 54 | Show All Ratings:
vibe: 3 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 2.5 | food: 3 | $$
Stopped here on a recent baseball+beer weekend in SD. Really just wanted to taste the Idiot at the source but stayed for an hour or so picking at appetizers, which were tasty enough to provide soakage for the pitcher of double IPA. This restaurant is located where the outside sun is alone worth a million dollars, yet the place was a little like a cave, with waitresses dressed in tilted-kilt outfits. Busy even at an off-hour with families drinking soda and iced-tea, with maybe the man of the family having a blonde light ale or maybe something with a lime. Essentially no real bar seating area, just a nook with a couple of stools. That says it all, really. Love the Idiot though.
07-31-2011 20:26:15 |
More by easong
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 3.5 | service: 4 | selection: 3.5 | food: 4 | $$
Stopped here for lunch with about a half dozen folks during the 2011 NHC event in San Diego. This is a decent place with about 6 or 7 drafts on tap. Beer selection was somewhat limited, compared to other brewers in the area hovever, the service was attentive and helpful, the atmosphere was busy but casual, the food was good and I would certainly go back. Not the greatest selection or quality of offerings, but certainly a place worth checking out. I had a cup of NE clam chowder ($3) along with the Tent City spinach salad ($11). I enjoyed both with a pint of the Islander Pale Ale.
07-05-2011 05:00:21 |
More by 86sportster883
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 3 | selection: 4 | food: 4 | $$
Stopped in here for dinner on a Monday evening. The place was only about half full including the outside seating. Upon entering, there is a large dining area to the right, the bar and a smaller section of tables and booths are to the left. About a dozen or so tables outside for enjoying the beautiful weather. The beers I had were fresh and tasty. The Idiot IPA was much better fresh from the tap than the bottles I have had. The food was decent, too. I had the turkey burger which actually had some flavor to it and wasn't dry like many are. The service was so-so. Our waiter had his good moments, but seemed to disappear for extended amounts of time. He also failed to mention the special and seasonal beers on-tap even after I asked him what else was available. Not a bad place, overall. I would give it another shot on my next visit.
05-03-2011 12:10:18 |
More by Imstillthegman
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 3 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4 | $$
I was in San Diego a few weeks ago, and on my last day I went over to Coronado with a random guy I met up with on the ferry over, he just happened to be at the same conference as me, and a beer lover as well. We were both looking for a quick lunch and a pint and this place was well suited.
We sat outside, but the overall atmosphere from walking in and around a bit was of a decent brewpub, nice music, nothing that really drew my attention either positive or negative.
The food was good, and the beer was pretty dang good too, I had the Idiot IPA, and it was incredibly fresh and hoppy. Damn that was tasty stuff.
Our waitress didn't really pay us much attention and wasn't exactly great, she was pleasant, but over the course of the meal she only came to check on us twice including bringing the food and the ticket. Somewhat frustrating.
Great beer selection, the one IPA that I had was fantastic, and they had a few other guest taps from local breweries, notably Stone's 14th which I had a small sampler of. I was impressed.
Food wasn't bad by any means, I had a BLT with Avocado and it was fresh, and tasty, and a pretty good portion too. No glaring issues with the food.
Overall it was a lot cheaper than the other places we had been to that entire week in SD, especially for being in a somewhat "touristy" area. I think for my pint and sandwich it was around $14, really reasonable.
Definitely recommend stopping by if you're on Coronado and are looking for a pint and some food.
07-31-2010 02:08:00 |
More by pokesbeerdude
vibe: 3 | quality: 4 | service: 2 | selection: 3.5 | food: 4 | $$
Stopped in on a Wednesday afternoon. Place had a fair number of patrons. The atmosphere was generic chain eating establishment (think Applebees). Probably would have been better to sit out front on the patio. Selection of all Coronado beers plus a handful of local/regional beers. Ordered two appetizers, the hummus and guac. Both were tasty and well prepared. The biggest disappointment was the server, who didn't have much beer knowledge, and seemed to be in a hurry to get us served and out the door. Would I return? Sure, decent beer, food was good. I'd make sure to sit at the bar or ask for a different server, though.
07-22-2010 15:14:46 |
More by LittleDon
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 3 | food: 3.5 | $$
Had a good vibe to the place felt like a spot for the locals and still felt welcomed.
The food was pretty good and so was the beer. Everything was decent and really enjoyed there only barrel aged offering.
They took care of really nice people, got to meet the owner which made us feel like home after. Nice experience.
The beer selection was like an average brewery slash restuarant. Basic styles, there IPA was decent nothing out of the norm.
didn't really get to hit the menu like we should have but the chicken tenders were good with there volcanic spicy sauce. Defenitely would wanna have some more of those. Reasonable prices for the quality of beer and food that there producing.
05-01-2010 19:10:26 |
More by Gobzilla
vibe: 3 | quality: 4 | service: 4.5 | selection: 3.5 | $$$
A fine afternoon when dragonWhale rolled across the water to coronado. The heat was perfect, the sun direct and our souls libidinous. The cool tap house served up fast pints of a delightful hefe, a fine IPA, and a few tasters.
A lady, mid thirties, two divorces, early onset diabetes orders a mixed drink, wyders pear cider, sprite, and ice. The bartender doesn't blink. It shall be done. That is some damned fine service.
We tour the brewhouse, meet the owner. It's beautiful, things are looking up on this sunny island nestled in the arms of San Diego. Giddy, happy, good day fine people, you are some of the finest.
We celebrate the pint by dragonWhaling one of the cities finest in his black and white.
03-13-2010 03:55:37 |
More by olympuszymurgus
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4 | food: 5 | $$
Fresh off the plane from Honolulu, HI, Cuz Colby picked me up at the airport, whisked me to the Home Brew Mart, then here for lunch.
We entered from the rear, but I'll reorient for my loyal audience. Entering, the m.d.s. was just inside the door slightly left. The entry was lined on either side by a garden of various plants and flowers. The undulating brick top of the building was reminiscent of an old Spanish mission. To the immediate right was the restaurant area with booths along the wall, standard tables and chairs left, and a copper chimney for a working fireplace. The short bar was on a right oblique with a mix of booths and standard tables and chairs on a left oblique with the kitchen just beyond, still left. Continuing aft, down a pathway, were the lavs with the back parking lot just beyond. The copper-clad brew house was aft the back bar.
Lunch was a crab and shrimp melt sandwich (!)
Beers: Coronado Golden; Thundering Third Ale; Island Weizen; Rock Bock; 4 Brother's Pale Ale; Mother Pucker; Islander IPA; Mermaid's Red Ale.
Islander IPA would be my pick.
12-24-2009 18:58:27 |
More by woodychandler
vibe: 4 | quality: 3.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | $$
My girlfriend took me here after a day at the beach in Coronado, walked into this brick building and saw what looked like a nicer restuarant, brewing equipment behind the bar in the middle to the back, crazy how a small place like this can bottle their beers and keep up with all the demand, cool atmosphere that has a mix of tourists and locals, which I could tell from all the people with growlers, service was good and they were helpful the majority of the time, I had a glass of the 13th Anniversary Smoked Brown Ale which was pretty good, other things they had on draft were a wheat, Red Devil, Islander IPA, and a few guests including Airdale's seasonal Holiday Porter, they had a special for growler fills the following days for six dollars two liter fills, which was a nice deal I would take advantage of if I lived in the area, food looked good, saw a lot of either fish and chips or chicken strips going by, prices were reasonable and especially for the area, I would go back in the future, recommended
11-11-2009 04:19:02 |
More by Floydster
vibe: 2 | quality: 4.5 | service: 5 | selection: 4 | $$
I recently went to Coronado during a family reunion and absolutely had to get away...my father and I stumbled on this place.
I was not impressed with the atmosphere...while the bar itself was pleasant enough, the presence of "amusing" signs regarding the bar's policies counterbalanced any positive feeling I may have had for the ambiance.
The service however was fantastic, the bartender was extremely attentive, quite knowledgeable and a great conversationalist. After discussing the merits of their "Red Devil Ale" and "13th Aniversary Smoked Brown" (of which there were quite a few) he gave my father and I free half pints of their "Octoberfest". He also pointed me in the direction of some other brewery's in the area which I'll be sure to visit the next time I'm in San Diego.
The selection of beers was wide (they had 14 listed), my father and I tried 5...of which 3 were very impressive and two were good.
I certainly enjoyed myself.
10-05-2009 22:39:36 |
More by nerow
Coronado Brewing Company in Coronado, CA
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