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Hi-Time Wine Cellars

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

110 Ratings
Ratings: 110
Reviews: 95
rAvg: 4.55
pDev: 10.11%
[ 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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Bonsall_Phil

California

5/5  rDev +9.9%

04-19-2014 15:23:04 | More by Bonsall_Phil
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AlexM

California

5/5  rDev +9.9%

Hi-Time has been around FOREVER and is arguably one of the best retailers in the entire state of California ... and not just for craft beer, but for wine, cigars and spirits. It's like being in an adult candy store ... just EPIC!!

The beer selection is amazing and selections are properly stored ... cold ... so make sure when you browse the beer choices, bring a jacket or something as it gets cold.

Prices are reasonable ... probably lower in other establishments, but nothing over retail suggested value.

If you are in the area, Hi-Time is a must stop ... the store is simply amazing!

07-18-2011 19:13:09 | More by AlexM
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TaylorIPA19


5/5  rDev +9.9%

08-04-2014 04:26:15 | More by TaylorIPA19
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Fred28


5/5  rDev +9.9%

08-11-2014 04:45:24 | More by Fred28
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BrewMaster

California

5/5  rDev +9.9%

This is simply the best all around beer store (not to mention wine and liquor) that I've ever been to. They treat their beer like a member of the family, not a commodity to be sold. Their selection is second to none. Rare beers from around the world are easily found here. When I visited yesterday I found a wealth of Liefman's and other great brews. It would be impossible to list even a fraction of hte excellent brews they have. And the best part is that they have a walk-in cooler where most of the beer is stored.

The staff is very helpful and unpretentious. They go out of their way to help you find what you need. They know their beers as well so it is pleasure shopping at Hi-Time.

11-07-2004 16:40:55 | More by BrewMaster
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Rumrunner

California

5/5  rDev +9.9%

Excellent! This place has it all for the liquor inclined person.

Hi-Times is a large and very clean establishment. They carry a ton of wine and spirits. From cheap to expensive. They have a wine tasting cellar.

Here is a list of the other stuff this place carries besides liquor. Glasses, cigars, smoking accessories, fresh made candy, aprons, knick knacks, liquor related gifts, wine and beer bottle fancy gift bags, utensils and a bunch of other items.

We are here for the beer. I will just state what many others have said. This is the best selection I have seen in California. The beer cooler is a wonderful place to visit. A large selection of craft beers. The west coast states are well represented as well is Alaska. Dogfish Head is here and Victory and just too many to name. They are also carrying the Rogue Dead Guy Ale in the growler. A great selection of English beers and Ales. This is the only store I have seen Trafalgar IPA sold. A very good selection of Belgians and Germans and many other countries are represented. They even had some made to ready sampler packs. Old Scottish Ale styles is one example.

The beer prices are very fair and compete with what many other stores sell their beers for. I thought some of the imports were a bit pricey but they are probably competitive with other liquor stores.

The staff was very friendly and helpful. They made sure I was happy and I left the store with all I could carry. Cha ching! The only thing that would make this store better is if they could get more beers from the rest of America.

Check this place out if you have not already. It is worth a trip. A person could spend a long time in this place deciding what to spend their beer budget on.

Note: As of my last visit 11-04, the beer cooler is now in a different place in the building. More to the back to be exact. It is much larger and accomodates a cart much more easily. I don't know if this is a good or bad idea. Many more beers can be thought to purchase now. There is also an outside cooler. So many beers to contemplate. Oh the credit cards do shine and the bills do add up. The cooler is a brilliant sight to see. Cheers!

10-10-2003 06:15:53 | More by Rumrunner
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nolenelam

California

5/5  rDev +9.9%

02-26-2014 03:17:56 | More by nolenelam
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mickeymac

California

5/5  rDev +9.9%

This place is a drinker's paradise. It has a phenomenal selection of beer, wine, and spirits. Make sure you hit the walk-in beer refrigerator behind the beer display. HT has a great selection of Belgians, British, and German beers to go along with beers from the rest of the world. More local selections include a wide range from Alesmith, Bear Republic, Stone, Moylan's, Marin, and others. HT also had a walk-in humidor in case the urge for a Churchill strikes as you're walking out with a bomber or two of barleywine. The people are very friendly, hepful, and knowledgeable. Finally, it's only about 2 miles from Goat Hill Tavern, so you can stop in to pick up a case of the stuff you tried on draught at the tavern.

06-08-2002 16:21:39 | More by mickeymac
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Southernbrew

Georgia

5/5  rDev +9.9%

I just received my first order from Hi-time and I could not be more impressed. I ordered 6 12 oz. singles and when it arrived and I opened it up I knew they would be in good shape. They pack this stuff so it could survive being run over by a truck. The selection on the website was great, at least 90% of the stuff is unavailable in Georgia, if not most of the Southeast. The service is wonderful too. The day after I placed my order, an employee (Tre maybe) called to let me know they were out of one of my choices and helped me pick out something else and was happy to answer all my questions, some of the best service I've ever had. My one gripe is I ordered a full-sail amber ale and was sent a saint louis obispo amber, oh well. I'm not sure where I would dock points since the whole experience was so nice. I will order from them again for sure.

02-10-2005 16:16:19 | More by Southernbrew
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chefscott79

California

5/5  rDev +9.9%

I love this place...

I can't get enough of it....great selection not only in their big walk in cooler full of lots of treats from everywhere...best beer selection that I have ever seen!
anywhere!

only if I could get a job there

also their liquor section is awesome!

I could not find their beer book selection and it was kinda frustrating

and I hear their wine selection is pretty unbelievable....but sadly I have never ventured anywhere but the beer and liquor section...what can I say I love the beer cooler so much!

and also their staff is super knowledgeable! and friendly!

great deals sometimes on the whisky!

10-12-2007 21:49:54 | More by chefscott79
Hi-Time Wine Cellars in Costa Mesa, CA
100 out of 100 based on 110 ratings.