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Heroe's Bar & Grill

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Heroe's Bar & GrillHeroe's Bar & Grill

Taps: / Bottles:
Cask: N / Beer-to-Go: N
BA SCORE
91
outstanding

23 Ratings
Ratings: 23
Reviews: 20
rAvg: 4.05
pDev: 9.14%
$$ - reasonable
[ Bar, Eatery ]

125 W Santa Fe
Fullerton, California, 92832
United States
phone: (714) 738-4356

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athensbeermaster

Georgia

4.68/5  rDev +15.6%
vibe: 5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.5 | $$

The place is real cozy. 113 beers on taps. The one gripe is there is no beer menu? You have to cruise down the bar and look over people two see what your next beer is going to be. The food was really top of the line for bar food. I had a really goood pattymelt and the portions are huge!! The staff was really nice and freindly.
The beer prices were reasonable I paid $6 for a Stone Ren.dbl. ipa and $4 for a Alaskan ipa.
The food is very reasonable for the portion size you get is huge and great quality.

08-09-2008 06:30:28 | More by athensbeermaster
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kbm

Arizona

3.6/5  rDev -11.1%
vibe: 4 | quality: 3 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | food: 3 | $$

I like Heroes. I usually visit once a month or so and I've been going for a few years.

It's always packed and it's always loud. Even when the place is a zoo, I usually have no problem walking up to the bar and getting a beer.

They have some where around 100 taps and there are always a few beers worth trying. They are light on the smaller craftier micro brews but have plenty of Anderson Valley, Firestone and Stone. There's a respectable selection of German/British imports.

The food portions are huge. Really, they're too big. The food is okay. It's never great and rarely bad.

It's worth a visit if you are in the mood to drink a lot.

03-27-2008 22:46:52 | More by kbm
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BeerDonkey

California

3.53/5  rDev -12.8%
vibe: 4 | quality: 3 | service: 4 | selection: 3.5 | food: 3.5 | $$$

Great college bar if you want a happening spot with a fun atmosphere and a wide range of beer choices. However, for beer geeks this in not a place to find any "special" beers. Although they had what seemed like a 50 draft beers, 80-90% of them are really nothing special -all of these are regularly available at most supermarkets. Out of the 6-7 left that were interesting, 4 were tapped out.

Prices:
The nachos were a good deal, a half order of nachos was enough for 3 people.

Beer:
6$ for a 13oz pint of local microbrew (non-belgian)seems a little high in my book.

Overall:
Great place to party. If you're really looking for good beer, go to Taps Fish House, blows this place out of the water for quality of beer.

01-03-2008 05:01:11 | More by BeerDonkey
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dalion037

California

4.83/5  rDev +19.3%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 5 | food: 5 | $$

Great selection of food and beer. More beer on tap than anyone can drink in a week. With about 100 more or less available there are several to make everyone happy. I don't remember if I had four IPA's and five Stouts or five IPA's and four Stouts (I do remember not driving) but the selection was good.

The food was also top notch (especially for a bar) and the employees are friendly and helpful. This is a great place to toss back a few when in the OC. So stop by and eat, drink and bring a designated driver.

12-24-2007 06:13:17 | More by dalion037
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Halcyondays

California

4.16/5  rDev +2.7%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 3.5 | selection: 4.5 | $$$

Heroe's Bar and Grill is located just off Harbor Blvd. in the city of Fullerton. Make sure you turn west off Harbor, I turned east and ended up near the train station, go past the sign that says Soco District. Once in there, the place looks like a maritime tavern meets dive bar meets German beer hall, with Christmas lights, that's the best I can describe it. At the bar there are well over 100 drafts, nothing really caught my eye as rare, but there were dozens I would have been happy drinking that night. On a Tuesday night, my birthday incidentally, at about 6:30 pm, the place wasn't that crowded, but the bar was close to capacity, there were about two or three seats left. I ordered a Racer 5 on tap, and it was spot on, delicious. It was $10 for one of those quart/liter mugs, but it worked out to about $5 a pint, which really isn't that bad in Orange County. With Led Zeppelin on the juke box, the Lakers kicking the crap out of the Pacers, and a fresh Racer 5, I was having a good time. While a bit out of my way, when I pass Orangethorpe or La Palma, I feel like I'm in the Far North, it is a place if I was a local Fullertonian I would frequent often. Didn't have a lot of time in there, but from what I saw, it's a really good bar.

11-21-2007 17:20:46 | More by Halcyondays
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DoubleJ

California

4/5  rDev -1.2%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | food: 3.5 | $$$$

(Revised 8/18/09)

The highlight for any beer drinker walking around downtown Fullerton, Heroe's offers a large number of taps, a friendly sports bar atmosphere, and huge portions of food. Even when it gets packed, there's plenty of room to stand around while you drink. The bar area is dominated with hundreds of black and white photos, several televisions, and assorted beer signage. Speaking of beer....

Although there's plenty of mass-produced beer here, there's also plenty of solid to very good craft beer here, as well as higher-end imports. The beers always tastes fresh, but they serve their beer in smaller 14 ounce shakers, not 16 ounce pints. The beer is already expensive here....a 14 ounce Newcastle goes for $6, which comes to a $6.86 pint!! It's one of the most expensive pints in OC. Another downside is the beer selection rarely changes. On a more positive note, you get to choose from beers like Arrogant Bastard, Firestone, Anderson Valley, Kostritzer, Lindeman's Pomme, Bootlegger's, Chimay White, Fuller's, and lots more (prices may vary). If you feel adventurous, go for a 32 ounce mug (about $11).

The food is served in HUUGGEEE portions. The sandwiches are quite sizeable, but they give you enough fries to feed a group of three (I'm not kidding). But more importantly, it's pretty good.

Its lack of beer rotation and many mass-appeal macros keep this bar out of the Beachwood BBQ/Hollingshead's class of OC bars. That being said, I would recommend this place to any beer lover or sport bar aficionado.

03-19-2007 06:05:02 | More by DoubleJ
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SwillinBrew

California

4.05/5  rDev 0%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | food: 4 | $$

Well, i've been going here since it was the old Heroes at the old place during my Cal State Fullerton days... that was like 15 years ago when i thought Moosehead was living large. I even remember when they got this new beer called Arrogant Bastard. "Hmph, it taste kind of funny... i'll have to pass" Ahhh, the silly days of youth.

Anyways, this place has a nice down home warm pub feel to it. It's in old town fullerton with large windows in the front and the building exterior is all red brick. The inside has lot's of dark wood with many little bar lights, xmas lights, little lights, all adding to make a comfy subdued atmoshpere. Like your living room when the fireplace is lit and the lights on the xmas tree are on. Beautiful long wooden bar with all the 100 plus taps lined up behind. The service is quick, friendly and the waitresses all seem to have the little college gal cutie look to them. Very nice. There's also a nice sized patio out in the back. The vibe is friendly with many families and college kids in the mix.
The food is quite tasty pub fare leaning on the gourmet side, hot and flavorful. The portions are rather large, not quite like Claim Jumper's, but getting there, which is fine by me.
The beers are all the standard micros and macros. You'll find Stone, Rogue, Sierra Nevada, Anchor, Chimay, etc. I wish they would adventure out some and get some micro specialties like something from Pizza Port, Alesmith, Craftsmen... but at least they always seem to have the Stone seasonal that's out.

I'd go here more often if I lived a bit closer. Check this place out. Quite nice.

10-06-2006 23:10:23 | More by SwillinBrew
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Rezzin

California

4.5/5  rDev +11.1%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5 | $$

This place has over 100 beers on tap with no shortage of micros to choose from. It can be somewhat overwhelming to decide on what you want, but it's better to have too many choose from than not enough. You can order your beers by the pint or by the giant mug.

The atmosphere is very lively - think sports bar with peanut shell littered floors. The peanuts are free by the way. It's very laid back and a great place to hang out and have a few. I didn't order any food but from what I saw, the portions are enormous. The bartenders don't keep you waiting long and the waiters are attentive.

I just wish I had one of these walking distance from my house.

07-18-2006 03:32:57 | More by Rezzin
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PuckLSHS

Iowa

4.55/5  rDev +12.3%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 5 | selection: 4 | food: 5 | $$

Heroe's is located in the downtown of Fullerton...it is a little off the beaten path, but if you make sure to turn right before you go under the bridge, you will be just fine. Heroe's is a popular location for college students and 20-30 somethings in the area. They have about 80-100 beers on tap and almost all of them are pretty standard fare. They have everything from PBR to Arrogant Bastard. They even get the Double Bastard and some great Sierra Nevada and Anchor Brewing seasonals on tap.

The great thing about Heroe's is the environment and the free peanuts. It is pretty much geared toward "sports bar" and "family" type environments. The floor is littered with peanut shells and the food is fantastic. They also serve pints and giant mugs, so they are rather popular in that regard. I am very fond of the Nachos, the mahi mahi sandwich and the clam chowder in the breadbowl. They have the most amazing curly fries and their portions are GIGANTIC...beware of big plates.

I suggest hitting this place up a the end of the night because they have a lot of different styles of beers to fit every need. Also, they serve all kinds of drinks, so even if you aren't in a beer enthusiast group, you will be just fine.

Enjoy...who knows, maybe I'll see you there! This is one of my favorite spots to hit in the area.

04-19-2006 03:02:49 | More by PuckLSHS
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joecast

Australia

4.06/5  rDev +0.2%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | $$

located off the southern end of harbor in fullerton, just before the dip in the road to pass under the r/r tracks. santa fe is a pretty small side street so keep an eye for the road signs (hint: its not one of the main cross streets with a light and big sign).

pretty cozy place. the peanut shells on the floor say "come on in, and make yourself at home". well, to me they do. other than that though, this place is pretty clean and modern, just check the restrooms. of course i was there pretty early on a weekday.

sat at a table oppostie the bar and the server was there pretty quickly to wipe it down and ask what we would like. i asked for a beer menu but there was none to be had. unfortunate as it would be much nicer and easier to review the large tap list from the comfort of a table than looking over some strangers shoulder who is sitting at the bar.

the taps are arranged in three banks, all with one row above the other. high ratio of import to domestic (probably higher than i would like, but thats just me) with plenty of german, spaten in particular, and english brews available.
domestic had the usual bmc stuff, (with some taps doubled up at each end of the bar which could be a good thing when its crowded) as well as some stone, firestone walker, redhook, and some others. didnt notice many bottles along or below the bar.
this could be a really fantastic selection, but its just not terribly adventurous (well, ok, other than double bastard). cut out a few bland imports and drop the doubles of bmc and replace them with... well you get the idea.

overall this place is more likely catering to the younger college crowd, and im sure they do it very well. if i went to school, or even just lived nearby, id be here plenty. its a fun place with a better than average beer selection.

01-10-2006 01:38:47 | More by joecast
Heroe's Bar & Grill in Fullerton, CA
91 out of 100 based on 23 ratings.