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Anthill Pub & Grille

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Anthill Pub & GrilleAnthill Pub & Grille
BA SCORE
89
very good

13 Ratings
Ratings: 13
Reviews: 11
rAvg: 3.9
pDev: 17.18%
Active Beers: 0
Beer Ratings: 0
Beer Avg: 0
Taps: 30
Bottles: 0
Cask: N
Beer-to-Go: N
[ Brewery, Bar, Eatery ]

4200 Campus Dr
C215 Student Center
Irvine, California, 92697-2050
United States
phone: (949) 824-3050

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Photo of ALECOHOLIC
4.15/5  rDev +6.4%

This place is a gem and sadly, their days appear to be numbered. The new student union remodel plans exclude The Anthill Pub. The website links to an online petition to save the pub. The website directions will be useful to any first timers before visiting as the location is surrounded by labyrinth, or so it may seem.
I was astounded to find Bear Republic Racer X double IPA on tap. I have not had this beer since the Pizza Port strong ale fest 2 years back. A new beer for me (and BA!), Craftsman Weizenbock was on tap and what a treat! The selection is very impressive here. Check the website for a draft list (scroll down to strong ales). If you're hungry, stop at In-N-Out across the way and bring grub to the pub with you. The pub grub is there, and that is about all it has going for it. We went for the beer anyhow.

ALECOHOLIC, Feb 20, 2005
Photo of SwillinBrew
4.35/5  rDev +11.5%

Wow, I'm greatly impressed with this place. A pub at a university, UCI, that has a better selection than 90% of the bars in Orange County CA, and that is the gospel truth. They had a little over 25 micro/hand crafted/imports on tap. I had the Stone Double Bastard, North Coast Red Seal, Maredsous Trippel and an Alesmith Wee Heavy Scotch Ale, very refreshing. Such a nice selection. Other brews from Boont, Hoptown, Paulaner, Lagunitas, Rouge, Fullers, Lost Coast, Anchor Steam, Bear Republic were tempting me to drink the night away. The have several draughts on rotation and I just missed the Alesmith Speedway Stout. Some Unibroue Maudite seems to be coming soon. That atmosphere was pleasant with about 5 pool tables, a long bar, big screen, 20 tables and a small amount of students. Service was great from the bar, very friendly, courteous and you could taste any beer you wanted. The food was average with hotdogs, chicken tenders, pizza etc, but because it was so inexpensive, I have to give it an above average. Parking and find this place is a little tricky. It's basically across the street from the In n Out, where I parked and also happens to be the same parking lot of the Steelhead Brewery, and on the 3rd floor of the Student Center. Check out their website. If i'm not drinking at Hollingshead, The Abbey or The Goat Hill Tavern, I'll certainly be here!!! (I cant think of another Orange County local place that has a better selection than those i mentioned above - and this is a college pub)

SwillinBrew, Jan 14, 2004
Photo of jcalabre
3.8/5  rDev -2.6%

Although this is a slightly hard to find (you have to meander thru the student union) and parking isn't free, Anthill usually has a good selection of West Coast micros on draft. The atmosphere is laid back. The food is low end pub grub. Check their website for what's on tap.

jcalabre, May 19, 2003
Anthill Pub & Grille in Irvine, CA
89 out of 100 based on 13 ratings.