Taps Fish House & Brewery
Active Beers: 2
Beer Ratings: 128
Beer Avg: 4.67
Taps: 8 / Bottles: 4
Cask: Y / Beer-to-Go: Y
Ratings: 7 | Reviews: 6 | Display Reviews Only:
Reviews by Floydster:
4.35/5 rDev +5.8%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4 | service: 5 | selection: 4 | food: 4.5 | $$$
Stop #2 on my Corona beer tour this afternoon, loacted in Dos Lagos shopping center, did not even know this place existed until I found it browsing over the directory, next to a Krikorian Theatres and Ben Bridge jewelery store, bar is to the right when you walk in, pretty large and , place is super clean and moderately fancy, it overlooks a small lake to the north of the bar, hence the expensive food prices for seafood ranging from about twelve to wenty-five dollars, saw the brewmaster, Victor Novak, brewing an IPA and an oatmeal stout while I was there, brewing room is to the right of the bar with glass windows, got the beer sampler for five dollars and was impressed for the most part, bartender was great and talked to me pretty much the entire time, told me a lot about their business and why they only brew european style ales and lagers, she grew up in the same place I did and know lives out in the Inland Empire like myself, food was pretty good and the best part was the french bread they bring you first, it comes with an amazing sauce to dip it in with balsamic vinegar, crushed red pepper, garlic cloves, and other tasty things, the beers I tried were in two ounce taster glasses and they were Cream Ale, Porter, California Gold, Hefeweizen, Irish Red, Brown Ale, and the brewmaster's special, Vienna Country Lager, there was only eight taps total and the other one was Sierra Nevada Pale Ale, they have a few bottles which include Bud Light and Coors Light for five dollars and Stella Artois and Corona for six dollars, the pints are only five dollars, they charge more for the macros and guest beers to get people to try their own beer, like their concept and business strategy, half gallon growlers are twelve dollars and refills are only ten, you can purchase TAPS glassware for four dollars as well, I was bumbed that I missed their 2006 barleywine by a few weeks because I had heard it was great, they will be offering their batch 500 coming up soon to commemorate their 500th beer brewed at this location that has now been open since November, it will ve Beglian tripel at 9.3% ABV, I will definitely go back here again soon
02-26-2008 22:29:12 | More by Floydster
More User Reviews:
4.16/5 rDev +1.2%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4 | food: 4 | $$
I visited TAPS in Corona recently since I was in the area for work. It's a pretty fancy looking spot inside and out with the bar area tucked off to one side of the building. There are tables and bar seating in this area. I sat at the bar and was immediately helped by a friendly bartender who provided great service the entire time I was there. They had about 8 beers on tap including their delicious Balinese Stout. Pints are $4 during happy hour and they do samples and flights if you want as well. The quality of the beers was great and they were all served in the appropriate glassware. I got the Swampfire pizza which was spicy but good. Prices during happy hour are reasonable but definitely get more expensive at all other times. I would still recommend this spot to anyone in the area.
05-01-2013 03:53:26 | More by UCLABrewN84
4.2/5 rDev +2.2%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5 | $$$
TAPS' second location is just like the original in Brea; clean and somewhat elegant on the inside, an oyster bar, and good house made beer. The bar sits to the right of the place in its own confined space.
Eight styles of beer are available at any given from draught, plus cask ale is available. I wouldn't be surprised if it's the only place to serve cask ale in the Inland Empire. The styles are tradional, no super crazy ingredients were added to the style, but the beers I tried at this location were good; a bohemian pilsner and hefeweizen.
The bartender was freindly and a little chatty, and also seemed to hold a grasp of beer knowledge, as well as knowing some of the local breweries. He was also quick with the service, getting my drinks and bill right when I reuqested them.
The prices are a little steep ($6 drafts), but I expected that. However, it's worth noting that Happy Hour is long and everyday; 2-7pm Sunday-Friday, 11am-5pm on Saturday. During that time it's $4 per glass, and discounts are given foor some of the menu items. This is the right time to come. Funny, the growler are only $11.95 anytime, and refills being $9.95, but pitchers at TAPS run for $18.
Here's the short summary; go to TAPS.
07-30-2010 03:11:06 | More by DoubleJ
4.38/5 rDev +6.6%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4 | food: 4.5 | $$
This is a newer building located in a new shopping area just off 1-15. This building has a very modern look with high ceilings a open display kitchen, separate bar area with a lot of dining in the bar and a outside deck that looks over a lake, probably man made.
I was there at lunch and the only one sitting at the bar but many were dining in that area.I had the Scotch Ale and the IPA and the bartender gave me a sample of the Red. All were quite good with the Red surprising me, it was on cask and very good. The bartender was super friendly, I wanted to try a baked oyster dish but I had never had it before so he went to the kitchen and had them prepare one for me to taste!
Overall I was very impressed and when in the area again will be back.
12-05-2009 19:56:14 | More by VegasBill
3.88/5 rDev -5.6%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 3.5 | food: 4 | $$$
Went here for my 24th birthday because i wanted to check it out. It is a very nice looking place. Very good wine selection but I guess that doesn't matter here. Cool looking oyster bar is in front of you when you walk in. Cigars are available to purchase for kind of an expensive price but expected at a restaurant. The bar was a hoppin place when I got there at around 7pm. We sat in the main dining area which is kind of fancy. I wish i had dressed nicer. The food was pretty good but expect to pay nice fish house prices. The beer was ok. I'm not going to give it a bad rating because it looks like they have a ton of beer styles to offer that rotate constantly but the ones I had were just Ok. I had the cream ale on cask, it was kind of plane, then got it on tap and it was a little better but still plane, then I got the porter with my desert and it was just ok. Next time im going to go and just go to the bar and try beer because I cant afford going to this place to eat very often. I am very willing to give more beers a try though. Especially since it is one of only two micro breweries close to me... Besides BJ's.
02-06-2009 17:05:23 | More by PeprSprYoFace
4.05/5 rDev -1.5%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | food: 4.5 | $$$
After several aborted attempts, had Sunday brunch at the Corona location last week. They have a Sunday Champagne Brunch for $30 (free flowing champagne) and a Beer Brunch for about the same price (2 Imperial Pints included). Located in the new Master Planned community of Dos Lagos in the southern end of Corona, this area is still very bright and fresh and new feeling.
8 taps (including one cask/hand pump) and a few bottles, but an impressive banner on the wall describes about 50 different styles they brew throughout the year. So selection at one time may not be all that wide, but overall it's pretty good. It wasn't clear to me if they were brewing here, or if the beer all came from the original Brea location (I wasn't paying attention to look for the brewing equipment). I will have to follow up on that.
I had the Irish Red on cask- I'm generally not a big red ale fan but I ordered it specifically because of the cask; this was a good solid version of the style. I tried ordering the Oatmeal Stout, but it was off. I had the IPA instead; it was very good, good bright floral fruits and piney oil (but served too cold,especially after the much warmer cask beer) but didn't pair with the brunch menu selections I had made. From that stand, the Red was a much better selection. Others available were 90 Shilling Scotch Ale, Cream Ale, Keller Pils, Hefeweisen, and one I forget.
Food at the brunch was varied, much bigger than it originally looked, and very high quality- I'd go back gladly. But I really want to try dinner here.
06-10-2008 12:47:47 | More by Dukeofearl
Taps Fish House & Brewery in Corona, CA
- out of 100 based on 7 ratings.