Toronado. Duh! If you don’t know the name, it’s likely you don’t know much about the California beer scene.
A West Coast staple regardless of whether you’re at the original location in San Francisco, or the second location in San Diego. This is another gem in the North Park area of San Diego. There’s usually something from Russian River (Pliny a lot of times) and a great selection of other beers from around the country with a concentration around California beers.
It’s not as dive-ie as the San Francisco location and has actually recently gotten a facelift with the expansion into the surrounding storefront. The blue half-door stays the same as the other location though (you’ll know when you see it). Aside from the great beer selection, the food is also great. I’ll usually get the Pork Belly skewers which have always been amazing. An outdoor seating area is a great way to spend the night in the great San Diego weather. This is THE place to visit if you are into beer and visiting San Diego.
4026 30th St
San Diego, California