Taps: 22 / Bottles: 500
Cask: N / Beer-to-Go: N
Ratings: 110 | Reviews: 95 | Display Reviews Only:
Reviews by Floydster:
4.53/5 rDev +3.7%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4 | service: 4.5 | selection: 5 | food: 5 | $$$
The gut that owns this place is a real nice guy and he knows more about beer than anybody else except for Stan at Stuffed Sandwich that I have met
Had a pastrami sandwich here and it was good, but super small for the 6 dollars I paid for it
Took beers to go: Alaskan Winter Ale, Anderson Valley Winter Solstice, Anchor 2005 and 2006, Old Jubilation, Pyramid Snow Cap, Widmer Milk Stout, and Rocheforts
Good beers on tap as well: Full Sail Brewmaster's Reserve "Wreck the Halls," Racer X, Sierra Nevada Pale Bock
Got to get back there soon because they got Russian River Blind Pig IPA back in on tap
Been wanting to try that one for years
Prices are good for both tap beer and bottles to go, if you drink a bottle there, it will be about double the price because they have two different liquor licenses
Offer free tasters of all their beers
Do not have to by food to drink like SS
Downfall is that the place closes at 8 pm every night and that they rarely sell pitchers of their good beer
Missed trying Pliny the Younger here by 3 hours before it ran out and that really ruined my day
Probably the 2nd highest beer I want to try
Definitely go here if ever around Orange Country, interesting concept, and great place to enjoy a beer
09-08-2007 05:27:28 | More by Floydster
More User Reviews:
3.89/5 rDev -11%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 2.5 | selection: 4.75 | food: 3.75 | $$$
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.
07-26-2014 21:05:08 | More by aoampm
4.86/5 rDev +11.2%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 5 | service: 4.75 | selection: 5 | food: 4.75 | $$$
This is a wonderful place. What you can't get on tap, you can certainly find in a bottle. The food is fantastic, though I feel it is overpriced. These guys also carry some pretty special beers, so some of the taps are understandably pricey.
Kenny Hollingshead is a wonderful man and he runs a wonderful delicatessen. I try to go here at least once a week to stop by and have a drink and a cheese/meat platter.
03-19-2014 05:27:45 | More by BingCrosby7
4.36/5 rDev -0.2%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5 | $$
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.
02-12-2014 05:40:53 | More by orangesol
Hollingshead's Delicatessen in Orange, CA
96 out of 100 based on 110 ratings.