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Coronado Brewing Company
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Active Beers: 62
Beer Ratings: 2,662
Beer Avg: 3.74
Taps: - / Bottles: -
Cask: N / Beer-to-Go: N
$$ - reasonable
[ Brewery, Bar, Eatery ]
170 Orange Ave
phone: (619) 437-4452
(Place added by: xlperro)
Ratings & Reviews
| Reviews: 54 | Show All Ratings:
vibe: 3 | quality: 3 | service: 2 | selection: 4 | food: 3 | $$
Coronado brewing company is in an excellent setting, but in the end falls short of what one would consider a great place to drink a beer. expect many families and patrons who do not drink regularly; actually, think of the clientele at Applebee's.
atmosphere is similar in decor to an Olive Garden meeting a Chili's. a kind of quasi beach mexican feel with louvered windows out front and a general hue of deep red. tables and booths are throughout with a small bar area as one enters.
quality and service are decent. the waitstaff do not know much about beer and are pretty slow with service. the beers themselves are all served in tumblers, and none of the four styles that this BA tried were anything of note.
selection is good. ten or so styles with three seasonals and seven standard brews.
food is along the lines of an Applebee's or a deep bar menu; nothing special.
overall, this place feels like a chain, with a very non-local aura. very odd since, the location and nature of the establishment could be wonderful. if one is in the area, make a stop, but there are other better options in San Diego.
08-16-2009 17:22:20 |
More by botham
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 4 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4 | food: 4 | $$
Coronado island is great for touristy stuff such as viewing the San Diego skyline, and this brewery is a 2 minute walk from a nice lookout across the water.
Nice brick structure with ample seating for the volume of customers. Most beers were rather average, as was the food. This is one of those places with the (supposedly) funny signs about free beer tomorrow, if you don't like the service then you can leave, etc.
Service was good though, and prices were very reasonable for San Diego.
Although beers are average overall, their red is above average and worth seeking in the bottle. Seasonals on tap are worth trying also.
08-10-2009 04:07:35 |
More by yemenmocha
vibe: 4 | quality: 3.5 | service: 4 | selection: 3 | food: 4 | $$$
Stopped in while on the island.
Nice building inside and out. The service was very good, but was a bit let down when they were out of the IPA, Porter, and DIPA. I settled on the Irish Stout which was okay. The wife had the orange beer which she enjoyed.
We stuck to soup and salad which was pretty good. Saw others with full meals which appeared to be nice portions and tasty.
The prices were a bit pricey, but nothing too overthetop.
I was a bit let down that the three styles I seek out were not on draft the day of my visit.
Would give them another shot if in the area though.
04-15-2009 02:03:49 |
More by tpd975
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 3.5 | service: 3 | selection: 4 | food: 3.5 | $$
This is in a nice touristy area across the way from the San Diego marina. It hase the typical wood and brass decor. A very small bar...maybe sits 8. Then they slap a 3 drink max on you. I did only have 2 beers: 1 being a Stone black IPA(VERY tastey) and then an IPA. The beer selection was limited but looked good. No beer engines that I could see. Nursing a hangover I just went with the peperoni pizza which was good but nothing to write home about. The service was good, and friendly.
I would reccomend this place if you are in Coronado, but it is more of a family brewpub with a 3 drink limit. =)
02-01-2009 02:40:56 |
More by ndolover
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4 | service: 3 | selection: 3.5 | food: 4.5 | $$$
Excellent atmosphere. Open-air brick seating are with indoor bar area and a huge fire pit. Food is pretty good, especially the grilled tuna salad sandwich. Staff is typical restaurant, nice, but nothing to get excited about. Most have no idea what the beer is about. Beers are mostly average, but every now and then Coronado will pull out a good one. Obviously can get rare ones here that aren't bottled. Problem is the bar limits you to 3 pints per visit. Are you kidding me? And since its Coronado, be prepared to spend more than you want.
12-16-2008 22:49:16 |
More by magictrokini
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 3.5 | food: 4 | $$
Nice little local brewpub on Coronado Island. I would've liked a taster, or the ability to drink more than a few beers. Had the Red Devil and the Imperial Stout, both were good. They didn't have the Idiot IPA, which is the beer that I desired the most. They also had a three drink limit, which I found odd. Food was very good, although I cannot recall what I had. The service was pretty good, our waitress was a bit lacking on beer knowledge but the bartender was very helpful. Will visit again next time.
12-03-2008 15:29:18 |
More by mtstatebeer
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 2.5 | food: 4.5 | $$$
nice relaxing place. fire place when you walk in, looks just like your typical restaurant.
service was good, attendants were attentive and helpful.
selection of beer was okay, they had there own brews and then a few others to choose from.
food was great! had a nice steak, something that i was craving after been without for 6 weeks, being out at sea and all.
the price was what you would expect from coronado, a little bit pricier than other communities. course this is were all the richie riches live.
overall it was a pleasant experience, the beer is not that great, good but just nothing to remarkable.
11-30-2008 22:43:04 |
More by froghop
vibe: 3 | quality: 3 | service: 2 | selection: 4 | food: 2.5 | $$$
This place is easy to find whether you take the ferry over or you drive.
Remember that our "value" score is based on the price vs. what we actually got for our money. I think what we got was pretty much sub par, maybe it was just a bad day.
This was our second visit, the service was horrible. This girl kept forgetting about us, our appetizer (quesadilla) took considerably longer than a quesadilla should take and then it wasn't anything special, not that I expected a quesadilla would be. The rest of our order was also slow in arriving at our table(grilled ahi salad and blackened ahi cesaer). Nice attempt, but both were lacking something.
At least the beers were good. We had some samples and ultimately ordered a few full pints. We also ordered a barrell aged Super Stoopid Stout. Pretty good, but because we let it set on the table to warm up and then we were sharing it and sipping it, the waitress asked if it wasn't our cup of tea! I think we said something like "no, this is a sipping beer...to be savored, we are just enjoying it" She smirked and wandered off again.
When we were ready to go we had to find someone else to get our check for us so that we could leave. she was no where to be seen. Finally she reappeared to take care of our check.
Not the first brewpub I've been to that has had questionable service and waitstaff members that haven't a clue about the beer they serve. I probably won't waste my time to go back the next time we go to San Diego.
10-11-2008 16:22:21 |
More by juzy
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 3.5 | service: 4 | selection: 3.5 | food: 4 | $$
This place is actually located across the bay from downtown san diego, i was staying at the marriott marina, so i walked down to where the cruise ships left and took a ferry across the bay, about 3 bucks each way, easy walk though.
great spot right in the middle of the island neighborhood of Coronado, a great island in the heart of san diego.
the service was nice, tv's above the bar for sportcenter viewing.
The food was great, high end appetizers, had the tuna scewers very tasty.
They had a great selection of their own beers and even some guest taps from other local san diego brewers.
10-11-2008 14:40:06 |
More by Hollenbeck2
vibe: 4 | quality: 3.5 | service: 4 | selection: 3.5 | food: 4 | $$
Solid wooden brewpub atmosphere typical of mid-90s brewpub ambience. A couple of TVs with ESPN on. Can't go wrong here.
Selection has about 8-10 house offerings plus a few guest taps. I like the Respect Beer aspect of 3 max-why not? House beers are solid if not spectacular-nothing wrong with that especially with friendly atmosphere...but the Islander IPA is quite nice. Service was quite friendly and helpful...crowd was about mid-30s in mid-PM which is fine for me. 5 per pint is right on par but dig the 3.25 afternoon pricing. If you're on Coronado stop in for a pint or 2 or 3 (but apparently not 4!). Good place. Edit: did family dinner here a couple of days later-solid and reasonable also.
08-12-2008 22:28:10 |
More by IBUnit63
Coronado Brewing Company in Coronado, CA
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