JT Schmid's Restaurant & Brewery
Active Beers: 10
Beer Ratings: 85
Beer Avg: 3.05
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Reviews by Rumrunner:
3.83/5 rDev +11.3%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 3.5 | food: 4 | $$$
A group of us stopped in here for drinks and food before seeing the Jimmy Buffett concert this past weekend. Excellent show!!
JT Schmid's is located across the street from the Anaheim Pond. This is where the Mighty Ducks hockey team plays and they have plenty of concerts and other shows throughout the year. If you do not mind paying extra for parking you can leave your car there and walk to the pond. This was convienent for us after the show as we were able to turn on to the street away from the mess of traffic and find an alternate route to the freeway. JT Schmid's is also close to Edison field where the Angel's play.
A very large open main room flanked by two other dining rooms. The main room has a large bar in the middle. Booths and tables surround the bar. Plenty of tv's as this place has a very sporty bar atmosphere to it. The brewery equipment is behind large glass windows in the back of the main room. Nothing overly special or interesting about the decor. Very clean and well attended. The outdoor patio area is very nice and decent size. It has a fire pit and heat lamps for chilly nights. A great place for a pint when the weather is warm.
Our server was very attentive. She did her rounds in a timely fashion and was prompt with the drink orders. A cheery lass which always makes a visit more enjoyable.
The food was very good. The menu is a good mix of pub grub and American cuisine. Prices range from cheap to fair. Nothing too expensive. Everyone in the group liked their food. There is a full bar for the non beer drinker.
The beers. Hmmm... Where to start? The IPA is serviceable. It is good but nothing too creative comes to mind. I wish they would give it a push. My girlfriend thought the Honey Ale was too metallic and not a very good beer at all. The amber was pretty good. None of the beers we had were spectacular. They were all in all 'okay.' Macros were in bottles.
Overall a good place to have a couple of drinks before a game or a show. I would not make a special trip out here just for the beers.
01-29-2004 06:45:23 | More by Rumrunner
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2.55/5 rDev -25.9%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 3.5 | service: 1 | selection: 2 | food: 4 | $$
This is right next to the Ayres hotel in Anaheim so I went there twice last over the weekend. The restaurant itself is nice with a clean look about it. It was pretty empty both times I went here.
I had the sliders the first time, and these were overly greasy. The second time I went I had the pizza and this was surprisingly good.
The beer is mediocre, which is better than I expected. They don't have a single guest tap, so you have no choice but to drink their beer.
The prices were reasonable.
The service here is terrible. The bartenders had horrible attitudes and seemed like incredibly miserable people. Servers would come up to the bar and talk shit about patrons at tables, not caring who overheard. Bartenders wouldn't make eye contact with patrons and would just walk away when people were ordering. It took forever to place orders and get the check both times. The day shift was bad and the night shift was bad, so apparently the theme of negativity is pervasive with the staff.
Definitely not a place to seek out.
03-19-2012 17:22:32 | More by HopHead84
2.26/5 rDev -34.3%
vibe: 3 | quality: 2 | service: 2 | selection: 2.5 | $$
Visited in 2009 to tick their beers and again in 2010 to try the Roggenbier. Both times I stopped in were during the day.
The place is pretty and clean. Really nice counter tops, and tables. Parking is a bitch. There are all of about 3 parking spots out front and everyone else gets to park in the dirt parking lot out back.
Servers are sparse and they dont know much about the beer, which isn't all that bad so long as the info is on the menu. But even when the servers do talk they dont say much, just "what can I get you?" and "that'll be $6."
Haven't tried the food yet, maybe some day I will. I'm imagine that this place fills up on game days as it's across from the Pond and down the street from the Angel's stadium.
Reviewed on: 01-30-2011 06:53:33
01-30-2011 06:54:58 | More by t0rin0
3.35/5 rDev -2.6%
vibe: 3 | quality: 3 | service: 4 | selection: 3 | food: 4 | $$$
This is usually my stop before an Angels game so I don't have to pay $12 for a corona at the game.
The place has a chain feel to it. From the waiters to the menu to pretty much everything about it. It is a chain. But I was just pointing out that it feels like one for sure. Food is pretty good but a little pricey but not too bad. The beer is just OK. Nothin to really say about it. Typical brew pub beers. Hefe, oat stout, ipa, pale, kolsh. Nothing interesting. I really wish there was something better to go to before the game. Maybe I will have to open something ; )
02-16-2010 12:15:19 | More by PeprSprYoFace
3.83/5 rDev +11.3%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 3.5 | food: 3.5 | $$
JT's is the best place for beers in Anaheim. If that means anything.
They were the only brewery in the are where all the beers were drinkable, even order-able.
Atmosphere is sports bar meets brewery meets restaurant. With a good mix. Fun for an Angels (and I am sure Ducks) game, but subdued for an afternoon happy hour. There are a dozen or so TVs, so you can see one in every seat, but also few enough to ignore them. They turn on a 80s90s mix of music when there are not local games on.
Great patio, not too much sun or shade. Small bar in courtyard when they are busy.
The main bar in the center seats about 35, so it is fun. There is power at the end closest to the fermenters, so you can plug in your computer; and they have free wireless.
Food is typical pub trying to be more then a pub-fare.
I very much like this place, very comfortable at the bar. Just about perfect for the area.
06-26-2009 00:11:02 | More by moreyeel
JT Schmid's Restaurant & Brewery in Anaheim, CA
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