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Hi-Time Wine Cellars

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

99 Ratings
Ratings: 99
Reviews: 93
rAvg: 4.59
pDev: 7.63%
$$ - reasonable


[ 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 drewmprs:
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drewmprs

California

5/5  rDev +8.9%
quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5 | $$

Without a doubt, the #1 beer store in the OC. Beer manager Trayce is a stand up guy and serious beer geek. They have a massive walk in cooler so bring a coat.
They get more Russian River allocated to them than any store I know of. The store is a bit disorganized but the employees can help you find anything you want.
Also, they have a shipping department and an up-to-date website.
I've spent plenty here over the years without any regets.
They also do tastings of their vintage beers a couple times a year.

12-29-2010 22:29:01 | More by drewmprs
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4.34/5  rDev -5.4%
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Wowzers, what a selection. Huge wine, liquor, gourmet foods and of course beer store. Many different rooms, each holding their specialty.

There was a separate beer cooler which held most of their beers which is great for keeping those hops fresh and I appreciate that and give extra points.

Service was a bit spotty, many people working, none seemingly wanting to help, took me 5 minutes to ask someone where a bathroom was, anyway...

Plently of beer, probably the biggest selection in the greater San Diego area and a must stop if you are looking to grab some local beer and many none local beers that are distributed to the area. The second best place I stopped at in San Diego area, only second to Holiday Wine Cellar because their associates were much more helpful and courteous. Prices seemed in line as well.

06-18-2013 21:56:29 | More by claspada
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mrcraft

California

4.65/5  rDev +1.3%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.75 | $$

I visited Hi-Time this weekend as I was visiting a friend in Huntington Beach. I'm glad I did. I'm not into wine, cigars, etc., but it seemed they had a very nice selection of those items.

Now to beers. Most beers are stored in coolers or in the walk-in portion of it. I thought the selection was 4.75 out of 5. Very strong selection of beers from the US and abroad. It's not a 5 because I still couldn't find the rarer stuff from the Midwest and East Coast that I've found at my go-to liquor store.

What I value a lot about Hi-Time is that they allow you to break 4/6 packs. This is a godsend, if you're not familiar with a beer and just want to try it out without committing to a bomber or 4/6 pack.

Nice place. Too bad it's not local to me. I will surely return when I'm in the area again which I believe will be Super Bowl Sunday. I'll stock up here before I go the party.

01-14-2013 06:06:31 | More by mrcraft
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ohtheguilt

Georgia

4.44/5  rDev -3.3%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5 | $$

As part of my tour of Orange County during this week's work travel, I dropped into Hi-Time, based on the Ba reviews. Again, I was not let down.

The big cooler has an incredible assortment of California beers, national crafts and a ton of imports.I was also very pleased with the service...whoever helped me (I didn't get his name) went above and beyond discussing distribution differences in CA versus GA, and also checked "the back" for any hidden goodies (Blind Pig, Pliny, etc.) that may have been stashed away.

Overall, great selection, service and quality...if I was local to Costa Mesa, this would be my main stop for good beer.

03-15-2012 02:38:59 | More by ohtheguilt
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Hi-Time Wine Cellars in Costa Mesa, CA
100 out of 100 based on 99 ratings.