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Hi-Time Wine Cellars

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Hi-Time Wine CellarsHi-Time Wine Cellars

96 Reviews
Reviews: 96
Visits: 119
Avg: 4.55
pDev: n/a
[ Store ]

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

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Reviews: 96 | Visits: 119
Reviews by jletts:
Photo of jletts
4.65/5  rDev +2.2%

This is a gem in Orange County. I found it on BA and decided to check it out since it is about 5 minutes from my hotel and came highly recommended. The store specializes in all sorts of wines and spirits as well as cigars, but the beer section of the store is separate and I have only been into that portion. The best selection is in the walk in cooler. A nice selection of beers from various countries as well as US beers. The best local beers can be found to the left as you walk into the cooler (which is set at an optimal temperature, not too cold). Prices range from reasonable to a little on the expensive side depending on what you buy (local vs import). Ask for recommendations from the staff. If the person helping you doesn't know, they will summon the in-shop beer expert. He is very knowledgeable and made some excellent recommendations. This shop reminded me of my favorite local Seattle beer shop, Bottleworks. Not as good of a selection as Bottleworks, but the selection they have is well thought out and great quality. Highly recommended!

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More User Reviews:
Photo of Fern54
4.73/5  rDev +4%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 4 | selection: 5

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4/5  rDev -12.1%

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3.25/5  rDev -28.6%

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3.96/5  rDev -13%

Photo of dagubna
4.5/5  rDev -1.1%

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.

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4.5/5  rDev -1.1%

Photo of trippytbta
4.75/5  rDev +4.4%

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

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4.5/5  rDev -1.1%

Photo of Shandycan
4.75/5  rDev +4.4%

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.

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4.25/5  rDev -6.6%

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3.75/5  rDev -17.6%

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5/5  rDev +9.9%

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Photo of aoampm
4.36/5  rDev -4.2%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 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.

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Photo of TrojanHopHead
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!

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4.25/5  rDev -6.6%

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1.5/5  rDev -67%

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4.5/5  rDev -1.1%

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4.5/5  rDev -1.1%

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4.75/5  rDev +4.4%

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4.25/5  rDev -6.6%

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5/5  rDev +9.9%

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5/5  rDev +9.9%

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4.25/5  rDev -6.6%

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Hi-Time Wine Cellars in Costa Mesa, CA
100 out of 100 based on 96 ratings.