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Coronado Brewing Company
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Beer Avg: 3.74
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$$ - reasonable
[ Brewery, Bar, Eatery ]
170 Orange Ave
phone: (619) 437-4452
(Place added by: xlperro)
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| Reviews: 54 | Show All Ratings:
vibe: 5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 5 | $$
My wife and I had been meaning to try out this place for quite some time before we did. I'm so happy we finally got the chance to visit. The food here is wonderful. A typical brew house menu, but with better ingredients and choices than the standard burgers and onion rings. Some fish on the menu, some Italian dishes. I was very pleased with dinner.
Now, on to the beer! The CBC has an excellent selection of house brews on tap. All the standards - Pales, Stouts, Hefes, etc. The atmosphere is great, mainly due to the location. The service is good and professional. It's definitely a good date spot, or even go to watch the game with friends. I highly recommend this joint.
12-06-2005 06:14:51 |
More by tobyandgina
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 4 | selection: 5 | food: 3 | $$
These guys have been killing it since 1996. They have recently been updating their menu and beer roster. With the opening of their new 30 barrel brewhouse on knoxville st and hiring of some amazing up and coming brewers its safe to say they will be keeping up if not destroying the already outstanding beer scene.
06-12-2013 18:50:13 |
More by NathanMcIntyre
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4 | $$
My wife and I arrived here about 10 minutes after it opened on a Friday mid-morning after paying a visit to the historic Del Coronado Hotel. We parked just off of Orange Ave. and walked up Orange to get to the brewpub. What a cute, clean area. We stopped to say hi to a snow white, long haired Tom cat named Sam. He was just chillin' on the sidewalk. Coronado Brewing's storefront is very attractive--brick with a hanging wooden sign, brass lettering above, with an adjacent painted Coronado emblem. The inside is very nice with wood everywhere. Brew kettles and fermenters are visible behind the bar. The service was pleasant, accommodating, and friendly. In fact, Ron Chapman, the CEO and co-founder had observed me taking notes on all the beers I was trying. He came over to introduce himself and tell me a little about the history of the brewery and his excitement about the craft brew explosion in San Diego. Coronado was among a handful of craft brewers in the San Diego area before anyone even really knew what "craft beer" meant.
Flights are available. I won't review the beers here, I've done that for each individual one I tried. Suffice it to say that Coronado has positioned itself solidly in one of the most competitive, growing artisan beer markets in the world. I was very impressed. I can't wait to go back. This time for some lunch or dinner in addition to a few pints.
11-04-2012 16:01:30 |
More by DocJitsu
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4.25 | food: 4.25 | $$
This was the 6th stop during a recent trip to San Diego. Located a 20-minute ferry ride from downtown in Coronado – which is not an island – Coronado Brewing is housed in a generic looking building a few blocks from the ferry disembarkation. Upon entry, there is a dark, crowded dining area with a crowded L-shaped bar, where the locals congregate. The glass enclosed brewing tanks peek out from behind the bar.
During my lunchtime visit, there were some 14 house crafts, including five core beers available – I quaffed the Island IPA, Mermaid Red Ale, Four Brothers and something called Black Sails. The food was decent and filling (I had an Albacore Tuna Melt, if you must know.) The service was attentive
The reasonable Happy Hour prices made up for the $4.25 boat ride across the harbor. Of course, many CBC beers are available downtown, but why give up a chance to take a ferry boat?
02-18-2013 23:42:05 |
More by jjboesen
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5 | food: 3.5
I don't really remember the food, but the beer was great. I'd just come back from a month in New Zealand where I only found a few really worthy beers. This was a nice change. The Coronado Red (can't recall the name of it, maybe that was it) was really good.
This place was so much better than Carl Strauss (in terms of the beer) where we went the night before. It was very easy to get to, the selection of beer was good -- oh yeah, and they had growlers which was awesome. I took one of the IPA and one of the Red which were great.
03-22-2005 03:24:17 |
More by logisnews
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4 | food: 5 | $$
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: 5 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | food: 5 | $$
Decor and atmosphere-wise this is the finest "brewpub restaurant" I have ever stepped into. This place is within a few blocks of the ferry landing on Coronado or near the Marriott over there. Very easy to get to from downtown by using the water taxi 619-235-taxi-$6 pp- each way. I liked it so much, I went to this place twice. Coronado is absolutely beautiful and is one of my favorite parts of San Diego.
The first thing you notice about the west coast CBC is that it is a real nice family restaurant. They also brew some fine beers. They were nothing exceptional but certainly worthy of a growler or 2. You can visit their website if you'd like to see what they have on tap now..
They also have happy hour when you can get their food and beers for a discounted price. Definitely not too expensive anyway--but this is one of those really good happy hours which i missed by about 5 mins. (I think its only M-F)
The kitchen in this place is really what makes it stand out. It is an example as to how beer and good food work so well together and these guys are extraordinary in the food dept. The open-air atmosphere adds to it. They have fresh tuna for xtra cheap when its on the happy hr menu. The wood grilled pizzas are amazing. As you are smelling them--you will realize you have to order one
Next time I'm in SD, this will be on my immediate agenda. San Diego has such a great beer scene, I cant recommend CBCs beers over PP or RR --but it is a fine establishment. Somewhat of a diamond in the rough. And theres this dive bar right next to the place which is pretty fun too.
06-21-2006 02:29:41 |
More by rousee
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.25 | food: 4.25 | $$
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 |
More by msubulldog25
vibe: 2 | quality: 4.5 | service: 5 | selection: 4 | $$
I recently went to Coronado during a family reunion and absolutely had to get away...my father and I stumbled on this place.
I was not impressed with the atmosphere...while the bar itself was pleasant enough, the presence of "amusing" signs regarding the bar's policies counterbalanced any positive feeling I may have had for the ambiance.
The service however was fantastic, the bartender was extremely attentive, quite knowledgeable and a great conversationalist. After discussing the merits of their "Red Devil Ale" and "13th Aniversary Smoked Brown" (of which there were quite a few) he gave my father and I free half pints of their "Octoberfest". He also pointed me in the direction of some other brewery's in the area which I'll be sure to visit the next time I'm in San Diego.
The selection of beers was wide (they had 14 listed), my father and I tried 5...of which 3 were very impressive and two were good.
I certainly enjoyed myself.
10-05-2009 22:39:36 |
More by nerow
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 3 | food: 5 | $$$
This place is located about half a block away from the water in Coronado. The outside is brick. It looks very nice. There is a parking lot in back, but it is usually full, so parking can be hard. It is set up like your average brew pub. There is a bar, and inside and outside seating. You can see the brewing equipment and the kitchen from the dining area. The servers are friendly and somewhat knowledgable. The selection of beer is somewhat lacking. They usually have eight house beers, and sometimes they have one guest beer. The beer selection almost never changes. The food is simply wonderful. I cant get enough. The chicken spinich wrap is amazing. I have tried almost everything on the menu, and I can not complain about anything. This brew pub is great. Since I work only a few miles away, I go there when ever I can for lunch or after work. If you are ever within 30 miles of Coronado, you need to stop in. You will not be let down.
01-28-2005 01:51:33 |
More by OStrungT
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