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Emails: The New Toronado opens soon in San Diego

By William Brand
Tuesday, April 22nd, 2008 at 10:40 pm in Uncategorized.

David Keene at Toronado San Diego, Photo by Alan MoenBill, I was at the Toronado “pre-opening” last Thursday in San Diego. It’s in the North Park area, at – I think- 4026 30th Ave, near University.

Not sure when it will officially open. Small but cozy place, lots of beer people there. Dave Keene was pouring lots of great beers, including Malheur Brut and a giant bottle of Duvel. Alan Moen

Great shot of the pour Alan,.

Jay Brooks at says the owner is Ian Black, who worked at the Toronado in San Francisco.

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    We first heard of this several years ago when we ran into Ian at the Liar’s Club at its old location in Pacific Beach. He talked then of trying to open a “Toronado style” bar down there. What great news to hear that it has happened. Kudos to Ian.

    That area of San Diego is turning into a very good area for beer and food. Hamilton tavern is nearby and several eateries with good beer also. We plan to check it out on our next beer tasting trip to San Diego.