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Yard House

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BA SCORE
86
very good

22 Ratings
Ratings: 22
Reviews: 15
rAvg: 3.73
pDev: 17.69%
Taps: 155
Bottles: 5
Cask: N
Beer-to-Go: N
[ Bar, Eatery ]

1875 Newport Ave
Costa Mesa, California, 92627-2863
United States
phone: (949) 642-0090

visit their websiteWebsite view map and get directionsMap @yardhouse

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Reviews by Floydster:
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3.56/5  rDev -4.6%

Have been here three different times now, usually after a day of surfing, located on the second level of a shopping center right at the end of the 55 freeway, where the old Niketown used to be, had an Anchor steam pint for $3.25 during their happy hour, which is from 3 pm to 7pm I believe, had a lot of decent offerings here, but could not drinka anyhting too high in alcohol because I have to drive home, also had an Anderson Valley Brother David's Dubbel, various Belgians including some Lindmenas, Piraat, Gulden Draak, some ciders which my girlfriend jumped right into, Barney Flats oatmeal stout, there is too many to list, cool place inside with some neat articles about this very location right outside of the bathroom, spacious and clean, lots of businessmen in here drinking some beers, one guy jokingly gave me crap about the shirt I was wearing and I had to explain to him that it is a funny quote from a band, I think prices are only about a dollar more outside of happy hour, they serve anything above seven percent and some others in goblets instead of pints, they even put Arrogant Bastard in a pint which is odd, they have half yard glasses available, also things called a six pack where there is six specific beers picked for tasters that day, cool place in a great area, will most likely venture here again in the future if I have time in between my visits to Hi-Times, Newport Beach Brewing Company, and the Beverages and More location across the street from here, one of the best Yardhouse locations I have been to

Floydster, Feb 19, 2008
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Bartender and beer selection are always the best. Firestone Walker is the house beer out of Paso Robles, CA. As an IPA Guy, I'm always impressed...selection is incredible and I love the appetizers. Get the Ahi poke bowl and guacamole dip. The menu is expansive and the standards are adhered to no matter which Yardhouse you go to. Lots of TVs and a very good vibe overall. The only drawbacks are the smaller size of this restaurant and parking. And, the WIFI sucks but who cares with this many beers!

TVail, Dec 01, 2013
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4.08/5  rDev +9.4%

The Beer Liner

I stopped in the Costa Mesa Yard House while on a short trip to Orange County. I had been here once before and wasn’t initially impressed, but thought I’d go back and give it another try. This time my visit was mid week, late afternoon and during happy hour (4-6pm) when their beer prices are much more reasonable. HH Pints - domestic $3.25, Craft/Import - $3.50, Goblets - $4. Craft beers went to $5.50/pint after 6pm.

The YH is an impressive place. It's big, with an open kitchen at one end and large windows running the length of a singular, large, triangular shaped room. The place is dominated by the stainless steel bar that sits in the middle of the room, like an ocean liner, dividing an otherwise open floor plan. Both large and more intimate booths line the walls, while tables fill the spaces between the massive bar and the booths. At the bar, yard glasses hang from the ceiling, but rarely come down, and the lineup of tap handles is a sight to be seen.

The draft beer selection is quite large, although once you eliminate the macros and other beers that you can find most anywhere, the selection is not quite what I would consider world class. What I did like was the selection of local CA beers that are often difficult to find on tap on the East Coast. These included:

Stone's - IPA, Arrogant Bastard, Pale, Ruination & Smoked Porter
Bayhawk’s Amber, Blonde, Chocolate Porter, Hefe, Honey Blond and OC Lager
Bear Republic's Racer 5 IPA
Green Flash's West Coast IPA
Humbolt's Hemp Ale, IPA, Pale & Red Nectar
Lost Coast's Alley Cat Amber, Apricot Wheat, Downtown Brown, Great White & Raspberry Brown

I started with a pint of the Deschutes Black Butte Porter, followed by Green Flash’s West Coast IPA and then the Humboldt IPA. Each was distinctive, fresh and thoroughly enjoyable.

The "big beer" drafts included Ayinger's Celebrator, Bornem Double, Delirium Tremens, Gulden Draak, Maredsous 8, N. Coast Pranqster, Piraat, the Spaten Optimator and a few others.

As for food, their pizza will run you about $12, Seafood entrées $15-$25, Steak, Ribs and Chops $22-$30, Burgers $10, other sandwiches $10-$16, Entrée salads $9-$15, Appetizers ~$10 give or take a few bucks.

Two things that I found unique and interesting were the draft beer floats, and the blended beer offerings. The floats were made with vanilla ice cream and either Lindeman's Framboise or Young's Chocolate Stout. The blended beers included several unique blends made mostly with Guinness and one of the following: Sea Dog’s Blue Paw Wheat, Blue Moon or Lost Coast's Great White. Another unique blend was a mix of Young's Chocolate Stout and Lindeman's Framboise that they called a Youngberry Chocolate.

The LA Cavaliers were playing the Nets on most of the flat screens surrounding the bar, while the music was primarily 70’s and 80’s classic rock such as Led Zeppelin, Neil Young, Super Tramp, Yes, Floyd, etc. The service was prompt and professional and the other patrons at the bar were mostly friendly and amiable.

Overall, the Yard House is a pretty decent place.

86sportster883, Dec 12, 2007
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Yard House in Costa Mesa, CA
86 out of 100 based on 22 ratings.