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Hi-Time Wine Cellars

Not Rated.
Hi-Time Wine CellarsHi-Time Wine Cellars
BA SCORE
100
world-class

118 Ratings
Ratings: 118
Reviews: 98
rAvg: 4.54
pDev: 10.13%
[ Store ]

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

visit their websiteWebsite view map and get directionsMap @mrhitime

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Reviews by alexgash:
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4.85/5  rDev +6.8%

Was very excited and had very high expectations for this hallowed place. I wasn't disappointed. Stopped by on the busiest shopping day of the year in the early evening. The place was pretty busy, but not insane. Walked in and past a cool little tobacco corner (I don't smoke, but it smelled good). I noticed glassware in the back corner and checked that out. Some cool stuff (especially high-end wine ware). But I didn't come here for glassware. I quickly paced past a dozen or so aisles of hard liquor (very good selection of that by the way) until I reached the beer section. There were 6 or so coolers full of six-packs, several little mountains of cases of bombers and sixers stacked on the floor at room temp., and a small glass door that led to the walk-in. The six-pack coolers had lots of good W. Coast micros, and very few BMC. It was nice being able to buy single 12 oz. bottles. The walk-in was the highlight though. Inside were tons of US micro bombers and 750s (Stone, Marin, Moylan's, Rogue, Alesmith, AK Smoked porter and many more). Surrounding these floor case stacks were the imports. Very impressive Belgian section with stuff I've never seen before. England was decently represented, and Germany was very well represented. Staff was very helpful, if a little scarce (they were busy though). The only bad thing about this place is the amount of money one will spend! Yikes! I dropped 125 bucks before I could even get my list out. The wine cellar is an amazing place too--make sure to check it out, if you can pull yourself away from the beer!

alexgash, Nov 30, 2004
More User Reviews:
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3.25/5  rDev -28.4%

The_Jerk, Nov 19, 2014
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3.96/5  rDev -12.8%

HippieDave56, Nov 14, 2014
Photo of dagubna
4.5/5  rDev -0.9%

Great place to get pretty much anything with alcohol in it. Killer beer selection, hard to find allocated beer. Nice group of guys though the one guy Trayce can be kind of a d-bag, I've had him answer the phone multiple times and when I asked what they got in that was new as far as beer was concerned he refused to give me a straight answer, made me come in which was kind of a hassle since I live in HB. When I came in there was nothing that special as he had alluded to. How hard is it to tell me what allocated beer you have in? Everyone else does. Still a decent place though.

dagubna, Nov 06, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev -0.9%

fthegiants, Oct 31, 2014
Photo of trippytbta
4.75/5  rDev +4.6%

Great selection of wine, spirit, anddddddd beer. Although their beer selection gets picked through real quick

trippytbta, Oct 22, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev -0.9%

MonkeyKnfeFight, Oct 10, 2014
Photo of Shandycan
4.75/5  rDev +4.6%

Popped in here while on vacation at the recommendation of some family members and was not let down! Wish I would have checked the reviews prior to visiting though, so I would have known that I could have broken up 4/6 packs... next time. Great selection in the cooler for someone coming from the East Coast, didn't even bother asking to check "the back". Got into a great conversation with Trayce, who was friendly and very knowledgeable. Will visit again when I'm back in town for sure.

Shandycan, Oct 08, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev -6.4%

Bwagner1122, Sep 13, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -17.4%

TNeedles, Aug 21, 2014
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5/5  rDev +10.1%

Fred28, Aug 11, 2014
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5/5  rDev +10.1%

TaylorIPA19, Aug 04, 2014
Photo of aoampm
4.36/5  rDev -4%

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 +6.2%

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
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4.25/5  rDev -6.4%

inscoism, Jul 10, 2014
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Hi-Time Wine Cellars in Costa Mesa, CA
100 out of 100 based on 118 ratings.