The rumors are true! Toronado coming to Roosevelt.

Rumors have been swirling about the legendary San Francisco temple to microbrews, Toronado, getting a new location here in Seattle.

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The rumors were confirmed today on Toronado Seattle’s Facebook page: “Get ready Ravenna / Roosevelt Neighborhood you have a Toronado 1205 NE 65th St.”

Opening day is in roughly two months.

Saturday, May 17 seems to have been Mutiny Hall's last day of business in its current configuration. A hand-written "closed for maintenance" sign was posted in the following days, and the restaurant has been closed ever since.

Saturday, May 17 seems to have been Mutiny Hall’s last day of business in its current configuration. A hand-written “closed for maintenance” sign was posted in the following days, and the restaurant has been closed ever since.

Matt Bonney, co-owner operations manager of Brouwer’s Cafe in Fremont, Bottleworks in Wallingford and the Burgundian in Tangletown [corrected], is the owner of Toronado Seattle.

Craft Beer Monger (Seattle-based beer blogger Michael Dieterle) writes:

Word recently broke that Toronado was preparing to open a third location right here in Seattle. That information was confirmed in early May, when Matt Bonney shared the [Toronado Seattle] logo above his Facebook page with the caption: “Coming to a neighbor near you!” You might know Matt Bonney from Brouwer’s Cafe, the Burgundian, and Bottleworks. He’s a well known figure in the Seattle craft beer scene, and with him at the helm, I know Toronado Seattle will be off to a great start.”

The original Toronado opened in 1987 on Haight Street and has become a legend for its extensive and exclusive microbrew offerings. The second location opened 21 years later in San Diego. While the SF location doesn’t serve food, San Diego serves up burgers, spicy or smoked mac and cheese, a variety of sausages, among other dishes.

 

Comments

  1. Woo hoo! A fantastic upgrade to that location. Hopefully they’ll do a little cosmetic work to the interior to give it a little more personality.

  2. Oralea Howard says:

    Yah, I hope so too. A little design work will help but maybe the personality will just come with time and a lot of beer drinkin’. I’m ready to do my part…

  3. Anonymous says:

    Point of clarification in your article. Matt Bonney was the General Manager at Brouwer’s Cafe, not the co-owner. It’s easy to presume, given the years he spent there. Regards

  4. Oralea Howard says:

    Thanks for the clarification!

  5. Anonymous says:

    He was not co-owner of Bottleworks or Burgundian either. All three of those businesses are owned soley by Matt VandenBerghe.

  6. Anonymous says:

    He was not co-owner of Bottleworks or Burgundian either. All three of those businesses are owned solely by Matt VandenBerghe.

  7. Anonymous says:

    Problem with that location to me is convenience/parking. Granted if it is a great place, people with find it, but Mutiny wasn’t horrible and didn’t last long.

    • Mutiny was awful – the interior design looked like a Home Depot special and it screamed lame-bro sports bar. I went in once and immediately turned around as I decided it wasn’t worth drinking a beer while sitting in surrounding where I felt like I was being punished.

      Not sure why parking should be an issue. If you’re drinking, you should be walking, taking the bus or taking a cab. But not driving.

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