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Hollingshead's Delicatessen

Not Rated.
Hollingshead's DelicatessenHollingshead's Delicatessen
BA SCORE
96
world-class

113 Ratings
Ratings: 113
Reviews: 95
rAvg: 4.36
pDev: 9.63%
Taps: 22
Bottles: 500
Cask: N
Beer-to-Go: N
[ Bar, Eatery, Store ]

368 S Main St
Orange, California, 92868-3834
United States
phone: (714) 978-9467

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Photo of UCLABrewN84
3.44/5  rDev -21.1%

I was able to make it here finally since I had a weekday off. Walking in you will find that the place is a bottle shop, bar, and deli all crammed together in no real particular fashion. Tables and chairs are set up in the middle of the place with shelves of beer on either side, so good luck really searching for stuff if people are sitting at the tables. There are a couple of refrigerators with beer in them and a couple more rows of beer that are not blocked by tables but the aisle is so narrow you can hardly pass by people. The bar area has some stools and whatnot for seating and eating as well. The bottles for sale seemed to be haphazardly placed on shelves and in coolers. Lots of bottles collecting dust and out of date. With that being said, the selection is good if you don't mind taking chances on how old some of the harder to find stuff is. There was a decent selection of beer on tap but the prices were ridiculous. For example, they were charging something like $16.95 for a 16 oz. pour of a beer you can get a bomber of for around $10. The food smelled good but again the prices were very high. The only reasonable prices seemed to be on their bottled beer. Service was average and the guy working was fairly brusque when I ordered a beer. Overall, I would hesitate to come back here again for anything but some bottled beers. Too disjointed, too expensive, and what is with the M-F only hours?

UCLABrewN84, Jul 08, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev -2.5%

poormishi, Aug 21, 2014
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3/5  rDev -31.2%

ubiq3000, Aug 20, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +3.2%

nathan-mcwherter, Aug 11, 2014
Photo of aoampm
3.89/5  rDev -10.8%

Been here many times and the beers on tap never disappoint. I've had everything from a goose island tap takover (which had 3 of the bourbon county beers), to special and limited Lagunitas releases such as the waldo beer. Also they reguraly have pliny and blind pig on tap which is always a nice surprise. I used to go there for the sandwiches also but the sandwiches are fairy expensive, about 7-10 dollars for a single and 14-20 bucks for a double (which is ridiculous) and that accompanied with a 6-12 dollar beer really adds up quick.

Overall its a great spot if you want awesome beer and pretty good sandwiches, just be ready to pay about 20 dollars for one single sandwich and one beer. Service is sub par but for me the beer they have make up for it. Would recommend.

aoampm, Jul 26, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +3.2%

fthegiants, Jul 10, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +3.2%

Smshn, Jun 28, 2014
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5/5  rDev +14.7%

RareyBrew, Jun 13, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +3.2%

Rollzroyce21, Jun 11, 2014
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5/5  rDev +14.7%

rm20015, Jun 05, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -14%

jeff1973, Apr 04, 2014
Photo of BingCrosby7
4.86/5  rDev +11.5%

This is a wonderful place. What you can't get on tap, you can certainly find in a bottle. The food is fantastic, though I feel it is overpriced. These guys also carry some pretty special beers, so some of the taps are understandably pricey.

Kenny Hollingshead is a wonderful man and he runs a wonderful delicatessen. I try to go here at least once a week to stop by and have a drink and a cheese/meat platter.

BingCrosby7, Mar 19, 2014
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4.36/5  rDev 0%

Stopped in here yesterday, my first time visiting this place after hearing about it for years. Atmosphere was good. People eating at most of the tables, including some of the ones right in front of the beers I was trying to look at. Service was great. I was asked if I needed help twice and the woman who checked me out could not have been nicer. Quality was great. Food looked top notch, even though I didn't partake this time, and the beers all were high quality offerings. Selection was great. They have a ton of beer packed into a small place. I was able to find two Almanac's I had been searching for so that was a welcome surprise. No food this time but it looked awesome from what I saw. Prices were more than reasonable on most of the bottles I was interested in. Overall a really nice bottle shop that I would definitely return to in the future.

orangesol, Feb 12, 2014
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5/5  rDev +14.7%

WeaponsOfConquest, Feb 06, 2014
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4.75/5  rDev +8.9%

nealbert, Jan 23, 2014
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4.75/5  rDev +8.9%

Booner818, Dec 16, 2013
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4/5  rDev -8.3%

Sparky44, Dec 15, 2013
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5/5  rDev +14.7%

topdown, Nov 11, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +3.2%

MeadGuyfromMD, Oct 30, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +3.2%

BillRoth, Oct 16, 2013
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4.75/5  rDev +8.9%

BeerSnobDougie, Oct 09, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +3.2%

jonbonfon, Oct 09, 2013
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3.97/5  rDev -8.9%

I went to Hollingshead's during this year's Younger release in February. When an employee handing out tickets came by, he said, "it'll probably be 2 to 3 hours until we get in." As I never tried Younger before I decided to stay. The people around us who we got to know were really cool. Now to the bad, it wasn't a 2 to 3 hour wait. We finally got into the deli after waiting 6 hours and 13 minutes. Once you wait two hours in line, and the line slows down to a crawl, you already invested so much time, that you don't want to leave.

Fast forward 6 hours and 13 minutes... we got in. It was a nice, family style deli with a nice stock of craft beers in coolers and others stored on shelves. They had maybe 10 or so taps in addition to PtY - RR sours and other beers. I thought the PtY was on the pricey side which included a take home mug. I forget how much the sours were exactly, but they were pricey too compared to other bars I've been to.

I did end up trying PtY which was nice.

If I lived closer, I'd probably return and try their sandwiches. They looked pretty good. I know it wasn't entirely their fault for giving us inaccurate wait time estimates, but that kinda soured the experience as a whole. I'll re-review once I try their food and check out their regular tap line-up and prices.

mrcraft, Aug 16, 2013
Photo of Rayman
4.5/5  rDev +3.2%

This place has a lot of history and a lot of packers football. the atmosphere is very friendly and comfortable. I came here twice to drink from tap and another just to buy beer.

Tap selection is amazing they have all types and many varieties. They always seems to have something new on tap every few weeks. They always let you sample the beers before buying which i enjoy.

People that work there are nice and provide great service

Beer selection is huge, but it does feel rather cramped because it is a restaurant as well. Once again for seasonal and special beers you need to ask, they have them in the back and they are always helpful if you are looking for something specific.

The food i tried were pickled eggs and spicy sandwich, which were your typical foods nothing special, i have had better.

The only negative aspect about this place is that to me is, that they overcharge the beers. I'll come here once in a while if i really want to try something on tap. Other than that the prices of the beers they sell in bottles seemed overly priced. But hey, if money isn't an issue for you, this place is great.

Rayman, May 13, 2012
Photo of jraras
4.86/5  rDev +11.5%

Maybe it's because I live in puritanical Massachusetts, but I've never been to a place like this--so cool! You walk in and there's a bunch of people sitting at small tables in the middle of this small store that is half deli and half bottle shop, with a bar and taps at the back. The atmosphere is very local and the folks there seem to know each other for the most part. That said, Michael Kenneth (owner, 3rd gen) is super nice and happy to help behind the bar. He gladly served me a Bling Pig to sip while I was shopping despite the fact that they usually do last call at 7pm (it was about 7:20pm). And this was before I told him that I was there from Boston and had come because of great reviews on BA.

While enjoying the Pig I acquired two bottles of RR Consecration for $10.99 per. I don't have access to it here in MA so can't really comment on pricing, but I really didn't care at that point.

They stop serving food at 6pm so I didn't get to try it. I admit, I did hit In and Out after... couldn't resist.

jraras, Jan 11, 2012
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