Haven Gastropub

BA SCORE
89
very good

32 Reviews
Haven GastropubHaven Gastropub
PLACE INFO

Type: Bar, Eatery

190 S Glassell St
Orange, California, 92866-1478
United States

(714) 221-0680 | map
havengastropub.com

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Added by kbm on 09-11-2009

PLACE STATS
Score:
89
Reviews:
32
Ratings:
51
Avg:
3.96
pDev:
13.38%
 
 
Taps:
14
Bottles/Cans:
100
Cask:
N
Beer-to-Go:
N
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Photo of Ducksfan
4.45/5  rDev +12.4%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 5 | selection: 4 | food: 4

I've been a regular at Hollingshead's for years. After being fed up with their service and obvious lack of respect for their regulars I sought a new local pub. First discovring Haven during the international street fair at the orange circle, I didn't think the upscale atmosphere really suited my fancy. On my most recent visit I was extremely impressed. They have a wonderful beer selection with over a dozen taps and a plethra of bottles. A friend and I split a Rodenbach Grand Cru, had a couple racer 5s and an Old Chubb at prices much lower the Hollingsheads. The service was great, one of the owners even came and chatted with us for a bit, very friendly and knowledgable staff. I was also pleased to run into to a few friends so I felt right at home. Haven is wonderful, if you're in the area give it a try.

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Photo of DoubleJ
4.05/5  rDev +2.3%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | food: 4

Saturday evening, nothing doing for dinner, what to do? Hmmm, I hear of this new gastropub in Old Town Orange, why not try it out?

Dark wood and stones all over the interior with wide windows looking onto Glassel, and a bar with seating for maybe ten people. Two TV's are located high over the back of the bar. Not a spacious place, but rather cozy. Lots of people inside, and as the night progressed, more people started showing up.

14 taps at the bar, represented by beers like Weihenstephan Original, Hemp Ale, Chambly Noire, Autumn Maple, Hottenroth Berliner Weiss, Oaktoberfest, Saison Dupont, Arrogant Bastard, Guinness, Blanche de Bruxelles, Paulaner Hefeweizen, Union Jack IPA, Green Flash IPA. The bottle list was quite impressive too (but small in quantity), carrying Old Dubh, Chimay, Spaten, Ayinger, Cantillon, Duvel, Westmalle, Rochefort, Orval, Lindemans, Wells Bombardier. Supposedly, they cut a deal to offer TAPS beers, but I didn't see any offered during my visit. Two pieces of glass are offered for the beers: a 16 ounce piece (not a standard shaker), and a 12 ounce goblet. Beers were poured nicely with big heads....they were even pouring their Guinness correctly. Drafts are $6, bottles will vary.

The food menu is very limited....less than a dozen things, including starters. I went for the macaroni and cheese. Delicious! It's made with white cheeses, topped with panko, but that cheesy goodness won me over. Oh, and some of the entrees offer suggestions for beers to pair with.

Staff was plentiful for my visit. Friendly bartenders. The food came out quick.

In the past, finding high quality beer in Old Town Orange could only be found at Rod's Liquor. Cafe Lucca added some craft beer to their lineup, but it isn't a bar. Now I have to a good watering hole in Old Town, and it makes a nice alternative to Hollingshead's in the city of Orange.

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Haven Gastropub in Orange, CA
3.96 out of 5 based on 51 ratings.
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