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Hi-Time Wine Cellars

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Hi-Time Wine CellarsHi-Time Wine Cellars
BA SCORE
100
world-class

111 Ratings
Ratings: 111
Reviews: 95
rAvg: 4.55
pDev: 10.11%
[ Store ]

250 Ogle St
Costa Mesa, California, 92627-3808
United States
phone: (800) 331-3005

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Reviews by IntriqKen:
Photo of IntriqKen
4.85/5  rDev +6.6%

Wow...I felt like a kid in a candy store here.
Yes, they have wines and a wonderful selection with a tasting bar downstairs.
Yes, they have snacks, chocolates, olives, glassware, tableclothes and everything you would need for a wonderful evening.
But the beer.
OH MY GAWD.
The largest walk in cooler I have ever seen with an absolutely incredible selection of craft and import beers. In large volume, too. Large enough so that specialty and one time beers can usually be found there after they are long gone from other stores.
Store? Did I say store?
This is a beer supermarket!
Don't come here looking for macros....the macros occupied only one stardard cooler with Bud being one six pack wide and bud light being one six pack wide. The same amount of space they devote to the obscure and hard to find micros.
AND...
If that isn't enough, you can choose ANY beers as singles to make your own six packs.
ANY.
Just take one from a sixer....one from another...one from...
you get the idea.
I walked out tonight with a winter warmer I love that is long, long gone from the shelves elsewhere....two bombers of a Lagunitas one timer that I could find on where else....2 sixers of one's I've been looking for forever, and 6 single 12 oz. I've wanted to try.
And I had TWO people there who were very knowledgeable about beers eager to answer any and all of my questions and help me.
Oh, yeah...
I've found a new favorite.

IntriqKen, May 11, 2006
More User Reviews:
Photo of Bwagner1122
4.25/5  rDev -6.6%

Bwagner1122, Sep 13, 2014
Photo of TNeedles
3.75/5  rDev -17.6%

TNeedles, Aug 21, 2014
Photo of Fred28
5/5  rDev +9.9%

Fred28, Aug 11, 2014
Photo of TaylorIPA19
5/5  rDev +9.9%

TaylorIPA19, Aug 04, 2014
Photo of aoampm
4.36/5  rDev -4.2%

This spot is perfect to grab some good brew or some quality food/liquor or even cigars. Their beer selection is high quality and they have an entire walking in chilled room with a great selection of beer. All the times that I've been in the employees are extremely helpful, and one employee really helped me out with my home kegerator issues and answered all my dumb questions with eagerness and genuine concern for me getting the keg flowing correctly.

Definitely recommend if you are in the newport area/costa mesa area and need a quality spot to stock up on beer.

aoampm, Jul 31, 2014
Photo of TrojanHopHead
4.82/5  rDev +5.9%

Great place that I would highly recommend to anyone in the surrounding area - very accessible from the 55 fwy.

Service was good, but not overly pushy/hovering. They have a great selection of glassware.

Most importantly, the beer! Big wall of coolers and a crazily-stocked walk-in that is loaded with domestic and imports. Also, being able to break into 4s or 6ers to purchase a single is a fun twist and lets you try new stuff that would only be offered in 6 packs elsewhere.

Great store...I'll be back!

TrojanHopHead, Jul 17, 2014
Photo of inscoism
4.25/5  rDev -6.6%

inscoism, Jul 10, 2014
Photo of PeterRoehm
1.5/5  rDev -67%

PeterRoehm, Jul 04, 2014
Photo of Rollzroyce21
4.5/5  rDev -1.1%

Rollzroyce21, Jun 11, 2014
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Hi-Time Wine Cellars in Costa Mesa, CA
100 out of 100 based on 111 ratings.