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Public House

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7 Ratings

Type: Bar, Eatery

41971 Main St
Temecula, California, 92590-2761
United States

(951) 676-7305 | map

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Added by IPAfiend on 10-29-2008

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Ratings: 7 |  Reviews: 3
Reviews by 4kbrianb:
Photo of 4kbrianb
4.43/5  rDev +9.9%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.5

this was the first place I hit up when my wife and I moved to Temecula. Primarily for the beer selection, and we heard the food was awesome. I love it, but I may be a bit biased. Regardless I think they are one or two steps away from greatness.

the food was very good, although a couple additions/improvements would be awesome. If you go, get the truffle fries... they will take care of you. The beer selection is great and rotating so depending on the time of year you will get some good seasonal releases and other local greatness. The first beer I had there was Alesmith X but I have had many of their options since then. They usually have a Russian River option and a Bruery option. One beer complaint is the pours. I wish they had a tulip style glass for half of their beer selection. I also wish they had a couple flight options, or even a name your own flight. Each beer ranges from 7-12 bucks typically, but a 10-15 dollar flight option would make them a ton of money! Especially since they have so many beer options and the majority of the world doesn't explore beyond Coors light, a flight would be a great gateway to trying some good beers without needing to drink 12-16 damn ounces.

I love sitting out back by the bar. lots of weekly music, good croud, and helpful servers. During the summer when it is warm, it is maybe one of my more favorite places. The front porch seating is rad, and the inside is the inside. I always prefer fresh air drinking, but that is just me!

I reccomend this place to all of my friends who aren't from the area. Some of the menu is a little over priced, but sometimes you pay a premium for a solid couple of hours with good company.

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More User Reviews:
Photo of IceAce
3.3/5  rDev -18.1%
vibe: 3 | quality: 3 | service: 3 | selection: 4 | food: 3.5

Photo of blues_fever
4.69/5  rDev +16.4%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.5 | food: 5

Parmesan truffle fries cannot be beat, and their selection is pretty good.

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Photo of rmm123
4/5  rDev -0.7%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | food: 4

Nice spot with a good selection of beer... About 3-5 specialty beers that are well chosen.

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Photo of heresy22
4.25/5  rDev +5.5%

Photo of DoubleJ
3.61/5  rDev -10.4%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 3 | service: 4 | selection: 4

Do I eat and drink or just drink? That was the question as I came back into old town. Even as I walked up, that debate was still ranging. I asked where the bar was, and I was pointed towards the back of the place. But I wasn't inside the building. I was outside. It felt like I was in somebody's backyard and they happened to have a good variety of libations and a small bar. There are other seats around too, from high tables to wooden picnic tables, complimented with heat laterns. There also seemed to be some work going on in one section, and the bar area was too clusterphobic with a good Thursday night crowd on hand. Ok, I have made my decision....just a drink, please.

Two dozen options are available to drink, and ge this, they have a draft menu with listed prices. A good collection of beers, Stone, AleSmith, Black Market, Craft Brewing (from Lake Elsinore), Ballast Point, Bear Republic. At first glance, the drafts may look a little high $6.50-7.50 for many), but you also receive them in 20 ounce servings. Even Speedway Stout was served in a 20 ounce serving (for $9.25). I confess, the servings come from plastic water cups, and the beer is served far too cold. Lame. But at least access to the bar is easy and someone is there to help.

Good selection of beers to choose from, though perhaps not served in the most optimal way. Would be a good spot to drop by if you were walking around old town Temecula.

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Photo of atmpnj
3.95/5  rDev -2%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 2.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 5

The Public House has great food and a great beer selection, but there is one serious downfall. All beers come in 20 oz pours only (reasoning behind lower quality rating). For lower ABV beers this isn't such a big deal, although it is nice to have a smaller choice, but for an 11% RIS, 20 oz is completely inappropriate. Wine pours were 8 oz, and wine is only a little stronger. Not only are 20 oz pint glasses improper for Belgian styles, RIS, and other high ABV beers, but the quantity to the unsuspecting drinker could be dangerous. It would be much better to have the option to order a second pour than to be stuck with only the option of a such a huge portion. Overall, this place had great food and drink, but beware that you probably won't be able to partake in trying any of the more adventurous beers and drive home and sampling isn't an option.

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Public House in Temecula, CA
Place rating: 4.03 out of 5 with 7 ratings
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