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Reviews by womencantsail:
3.56/5 rDev +2%
Popped in here after a dismal ticking trip to Huntington Beach Beer Company.
Somewhat small for a BJ's, but I suppose real estate is precious in Huntington. Located conveniently on the corner of Main and Walnut, they offer pretty much the same experience that every other BJ's does.
I'd already had all the beers they were pouring (bah!), so I just went with a glass of Piranha Pale Ale as it's generally unoffensive. Prices were the same as every other BJ's as well.
The inside did seem a bit more "classed up" and modern than many of the other BJ's I've been to and the lighting was a bit less dim and depressing as well.
Nothing out of the ordinary or exciting, but at least it's better than Huntington Beach Beer Co.
03-27-2011 00:51:17 | More by womencantsail
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3.84/5 rDev +10%
Yes, this is one of the many possible places to drink in downtown Huntington Beach, but it might well be the best place for beer. The interior is jazzed up, there's a large outdoor patio and window that overlooks the street (and beach at some points).
Friendly service, 9 BJ's beers on-tap (including a seasonal Oktoberfest), several guest taps (Stone IPA among the highlights), and BJ's branded pokal glassware....the usual aspects you can find at a BJ's. Nothing wrong with that; it just gets a little tiring to write the same thing for the same restaurant chain. But I took note of a short Belgian bottle list, consisting of 20 brands. From Lindemans Cuvée Renée, to Affligem Blond, to Saison Dupont, at least I know I can get a Belgian beer if and when I get tired of BJ's beers.
11-29-2011 04:25:03 | More by DoubleJ
3/5 rDev -14%
Slammed on a Friday nite, I guess being so close to the beach. 10-20 house taps (20 but some repeats) and 14 guest taps. Guest taps aren't great (cider, fat tire, widmer hefe, longboard, sam adams, blue moon, dos equis, newkie brown, guinness, smithwicks, peroni, stella, lindemans framboise), the best choice of these being stone ipa. Bmc bottles also. Beachy sports bar look and not a big place. Service fine considering how busy it is. The house ipa I tried was decent, light copper colored with decent head and lace. Not terribly aromatic though. Taste was fine, nice and bitter. Nice split big screen tv above the bar. Didn't eat although it seems most people are here to. Beers were ~$5 each for probably a 14 oz pour.
08-06-2011 03:33:29 | More by MrMcGibblets
3.11/5 rDev -10.9%
BJ's was suggested by my girlfriend's cousin during a trip to Huntington Beach while we were in Cali. After swallowing enough salt water while being tossed around in the surf and catching rays, I headed back up the main drag for a beer sampler.
BJ's is located in one ideal spot. Main Street on a main corner a block from the beach. I worked my way through the crowd outside to a spot at the bar.
Inside it looked like a combo of a sports bar and a middle-class American restaurant. All the flat-screen TVs showed games on and everything was crafted from dark wood and looked fairly nice. No brewing equipment in sight so I assumed it was brought in from a different location.
It took a few minutes, once at the bar, to be served and I got the sampler right away. It consisted of seven different style four ounce (or so) tap pours in mini pilsner glasses placed on a little laminated cheat sheet. In order to fill them to the top, it took a bit of time. My first server didn't seem too pleasant either. The second was actually nice and searched for different coasters for me to take home.
I didn't look at a menu as I was saving myself for Beachwood BBQ, but some people next to me had a delicious looking pate of nachos (better looking than the ones we had at Longboard's just an hour prior). The beer was ok overall but a few were either just brewed poorly (which was probably the case) or they had a few dirty tap lines. Either way, 3 of the beers were noticeably poor.
All in all, this isn't a place I'd run back to on a second vacation but if on the beach it's not a bad place to grab a pint. I wouldn't mind a plate of those nachos either!
06-21-2010 01:41:01 | More by BeerFMAndy
3.78/5 rDev +8.3%
One block off of the Pacific Coast Highway and just up the street from the Huntington Beach Pier, BJ's is a good place to stop for a beer and a bite to eat when visiting the area. I stopped in for dinner and beers with a few co-workers on a Wednesday night about 8:30pm. The place was mostly empty, and we were seated by the front windows.
The menu includes deep dish pizza, burgers, sandwiches, salads and pasta dishes. I had the Cajun Pasta with blackened chicken breast along with a beer sampler. The chicken was OK, but the pasta (fettuccini) and sauce was a little heavy for me and I probably only ate half of it. My buddy ordered the same meal, thought it was great and had no problem scarfing it down. For me, this just seemed like the typical type of fare that you would expect from a chain restaurant like Friday's, or similar type places. The service was good, but with so few folks there, there was no reason for it not to be.
Although the food may have been just better than average, the beers were generally quite good. The sampler included 5 oz pours of all six of their current beers: a Kolsch - not bad, but not a favorite style of mine; Hefeweizen - excellent; an American Pale Ale - very good; an Irish-style Red Ale - pretty good; a Porter - initially somewhat dissapointing, but grew on me as I drank it. It appeard to have a little bit of funky nose and finish; an Imperial Stout - very drinkable for this style, not overdone; and an American IPA - just OK.
Nice place with good beer but I wouldn't go out of my way to go back there.
12-15-2006 05:43:44 | More by 86sportster883
3.65/5 rDev +4.6%
Located a block off the coast on Main Street in Huntington Beach. This BJ's is too small to actually brew - they serve beers brewed at other locations. They have no bar - only a dining room and patio area. As with most places in downtown Huntington they can get quite busy at times. Beer selection is standard BJ's - mostly decent beer but nothing to write home about. I was a bit dissapointed to visit a brewpub with neither a brewery or bar, but this is still a decent place to grab a bite to eat and a pint (or in my case a sampler).
01-17-2005 10:51:36 | More by rowew
BJ's Restaurant in Huntington Beach, CA
- out of 100 based on 8 ratings.