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Taps: 12 / Bottles: 10
Cask: N / Beer-to-Go: N
Ratings: 1 | Reviews: 1 | Display Reviews Only:
3.74/5 rDev 0%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 4.25 | service: 3.5 | selection: 3.5 | $$
Costa Mesa is blessed to have a number of good bars for good beer and sports on TV. London Pub rests just a few stones throws from the block of YardHouse, Goat Hill, and The Boulevard, and fills the void of offering gastropub-style food at a fair price. Like the Argentina-Netherlands match, I had extra time to kill, though in my case, I scored a pint of beer instead of a goal in the shootout.
Clean and crisp interior with a few booths, an outdoor patio which was vacant of seats or tables, a small stage where I presume bands play, and a long bar which is easy to access. Scenes of London are posted on walls, as are football clippings. Still, a few parts of the place had a sterile feeling, in particular the bland cement floor.
Two bartenders worked the late afternoon bar, which was plenty of help for the small pack of people inside. With 12 different beers on-tap and on rotation, I could already tell based on the drink menu that a few choices had already changed. At one point of the bar is an up to date draft selection, which was nice to see, but could cause confusion. Beers pouring from Avery, Old Speckled Hen, Mission, Saint Archer, Bear Republic, Fullers, Murphy's, and Oskar Blues made for an interesting list. I paid respect to the name of the pub with a pint of Fuller's ESB, which was served in a tulip pint glass fresh and not too cold, which was pleasing to taste. Sweetening the pot was the happy hour, where $2 are discounted from drafts, whose draft list is already fairly priced (lots of $5-6 drafts).
Quaint little pub in an happening part of Costa Mesa. It's a solid place to pass time by.
07-10-2014 02:45:24 | More by DoubleJ
London Pub in Costa Mesa, CA
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