Taps: 22 / Bottles: 500
Cask: N / Beer-to-Go: N
Ratings: 109 | Reviews: 94 | Display Reviews Only:
3.97/5 rDev -9.4%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 4 | service: 3.75 | selection: 4.25 | $$$
I went to Hollingshead's during this year's Younger release in February. When an employee handing out tickets came by, he said, "it'll probably be 2 to 3 hours until we get in." As I never tried Younger before I decided to stay. The people around us who we got to know were really cool. Now to the bad, it wasn't a 2 to 3 hour wait. We finally got into the deli after waiting 6 hours and 13 minutes. Once you wait two hours in line, and the line slows down to a crawl, you already invested so much time, that you don't want to leave.
Fast forward 6 hours and 13 minutes... we got in. It was a nice, family style deli with a nice stock of craft beers in coolers and others stored on shelves. They had maybe 10 or so taps in addition to PtY - RR sours and other beers. I thought the PtY was on the pricey side which included a take home mug. I forget how much the sours were exactly, but they were pricey too compared to other bars I've been to.
I did end up trying PtY which was nice.
If I lived closer, I'd probably return and try their sandwiches. They looked pretty good. I know it wasn't entirely their fault for giving us inaccurate wait time estimates, but that kinda soured the experience as a whole. I'll re-review once I try their food and check out their regular tap line-up and prices.
08-16-2013 07:37:42 | More by mrcraft
3.44/5 rDev -21.5%
vibe: 3 | quality: 3.5 | service: 3 | selection: 4 | $$$$
I was able to make it here finally since I had a weekday off. Walking in you will find that the place is a bottle shop, bar, and deli all crammed together in no real particular fashion. Tables and chairs are set up in the middle of the place with shelves of beer on either side, so good luck really searching for stuff if people are sitting at the tables. There are a couple of refrigerators with beer in them and a couple more rows of beer that are not blocked by tables but the aisle is so narrow you can hardly pass by people. The bar area has some stools and whatnot for seating and eating as well. The bottles for sale seemed to be haphazardly placed on shelves and in coolers. Lots of bottles collecting dust and out of date. With that being said, the selection is good if you don't mind taking chances on how old some of the harder to find stuff is. There was a decent selection of beer on tap but the prices were ridiculous. For example, they were charging something like $16.95 for a 16 oz. pour of a beer you can get a bomber of for around $10. The food smelled good but again the prices were very high. The only reasonable prices seemed to be on their bottled beer. Service was average and the guy working was fairly brusque when I ordered a beer. Overall, I would hesitate to come back here again for anything but some bottled beers. Too disjointed, too expensive, and what is with the M-F only hours?
07-08-2012 22:53:58 | More by UCLABrewN84
4.5/5 rDev +2.7%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 4 | selection: 5 | food: 2.5 | $$$$
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.
05-13-2012 06:40:39 | More by Rayman
Hollingshead's Delicatessen in Orange, CA
97 out of 100 based on 109 ratings.