Hi-Time Wine Cellars
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Reviews by PhiloPsych:
4.72/5 rDev +3.7%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 4 | selection: 5 | $$
Hi-Time is the best bottle shop I know of. Even though beer is only a small part of what they do (they're beer section only takes up about 20% of their store), they do beer better than any other place I've ever been. They sometimes hold beer-tasting events; while I've never been to one of these official events, I have been in the store a couple times where their beer staff have been sampling brews and have allowed me to participate and add my input. They are always among the first to get good, highly-anticipated seasonal or special releases. They do a good job of rationing limited-availability brews, too, so as to prevent hoarding. Their selection is extremely extensive, yet they do not seem to overcharge to compensate. I'm very lucky to have Hi-Time as my local bottle shop--even though I have to drive past BevMo to get there, I prefer to buy my beer at Hi-Time as much as possible.
07-19-2011 16:07:52 | More by PhiloPsych
More User Reviews:
4.82/5 rDev +5.9%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4.75 | service: 5 | selection: 4.75 | $$
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!
07-17-2014 17:39:21 | More by TrojanHopHead
Hi-Time Wine Cellars in Costa Mesa, CA
100 out of 100 based on 106 ratings.