Hi-Time Wine Cellars
Ratings: 109 | Reviews: 95 | Display Reviews Only:
Reviews by jletts:
4.65/5 rDev +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!
03-25-2007 05:08:19 | More by jletts
More User Reviews:
4.36/5 rDev -4.4%
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.
07-31-2014 10:22:22 | More by aoampm
4.82/5 rDev +5.7%
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 109 ratings.