Taps: 22 / Bottles: 500
Cask: N / Beer-to-Go: N
Ratings: 109 | Reviews: 94 | Display Reviews Only:
Reviews by Rumrunner:
4.74/5 rDev +8.2%
vibe: 4 | quality: 5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 5 | $$$
Tucked away in a strip mall is the Hollingshead's Delicatessen. Get the address correct because a person can drive right passed it.
The deli is a large square. To the left upon entering is the deli and the counter to order food. Directly across from the entrance is the bar area with about ten seats. To the right is the coolers of beer to be consumed on the premisis or for take out. In the middle, between the racks of snacks and the shelves of beer is the small seating area. The lighting is bright and the vibe of the place is friendly and cheerful. Since the owners are from Wisconsin there is a lot of Green Bay Packer memerobelia on the walls alongside some beer swag. The overall atmosphere is plain but not without its charm. I include the family who run HD as complimenting the good feelings of cheer that HD gives to the thirsty and hungry patrons.
The service is great if not somewhat ecclectic. The famly run business takes on its own set of rules. There is plenty of banter back and forth by all of the family members and I for one find this refreshing and it makes for a more lively and friendly atmosphere. My orders have been spot on. I have always been attended to promply and the friendly family has always made me feel like a welcome guest in their establishment.
The beer selection is excellent. About fifteen taps with no filler beers. I would list the taps, but they are in constant rotation. The taps usually consist of a few imports, a few American craft beers and then a special beer or two. A beer that is out of season or is hard to come by in general or in southern California. One can find Drake's on tap here. Sierra Nevada beers that are not at your local and sometimes some Russian River specialty beers. The coolers are loaded to the brim with American, German, English, Belgian, Scottish, Japanese, Polish, Czech beers and I am sure a few more countries are represented. A great selection for the beer hunter especially when looking for German or English beers.
Every time I have been here the visit has turned in to more fun than just a casual afternoon drinking a couple of pints, or mugs of beer. Be it the family's back and forth, the BAs I've drank a beer with, the people I've met, or just finding a beer in the cooler that I have always wanted to try. Hands down, this is just a great place to visit. Cheers and beers!
10-19-2006 22:42:51 | More by Rumrunner
More User Reviews:
4.86/5 rDev +11%
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 -0.5%
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
97 out of 100 based on 109 ratings.