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The Iron Press

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PLACE INFO

Type: Bar, Eatery

3321 Hyland Ave Ste E
Costa Mesa, California, 92626-1545
United States

(714) 426-8088 | map
theironpress.com

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Added by DoubleJ on 06-18-2012

PLACE STATS
Place Score:
-
Reviews:
1
Ratings:
10
Avg:
4.15
pDev:
0.24%
 
 
Taps:
30
Bottles/Cans:
10
Cask:
N
Beer-to-Go:
N
View: Place Ratings | Events
User Reviews
Reviews: 1 | Ratings: 10
Photo of DoubleJ
4.13/5  rDev -0.5%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4 | food: 4

Waffle sandwiches?! Geez, it seems that any food concept can be paired with craft beer, and The Iron Press bets that their waffles can compliment a varied tap list of 30, and several different bottled option. After my first visit, I say success.

There's an outdoor patio and an industrial looking interior with a high metal bar, modern art on the walls, a window that lets you see into the chilled taproom, and a large open space behind the counter when you can witness the cooks preparing batch after batch of waffles (was that a run-on sentence?). Friendly staff is plentiful and is quick to engage with you. At your seat, there's a paper menu lists the food options on one side, and the drinks on the other. Having never been here before, I continually flipped the paper around until I made my food and beer decisions.

Most of the beer's on-tap are "local" to Orange County, highlighted by offerings from The Bruery, Hangar 24, Bootlegger's, Anaheim, Iron Fist, and Stone. Further north are offerings like Anderson Valley and North Coast. Finally, there's the honorary Pabst Blue Ribbon. All the beers run for $6 a pour (expect for PBR, @ $3.50), which is reasonable until you find out cheater pints are used for many of the drafts.

And those waffle sandwiches...I love waffles on their own, but was a little nervous how they would fare as sandwich bread. Served with a side of syrup and available filled with different ingredients (I opted for black forest ham, cheese, Stone ground mustard, and aragula), this crazy concept is definately worth trying, with or without craft beer. Sides are available as well to compliment the sandwich (waffle fries anyone?).

Good house to try different craft beers, and a good house to try your first waffle sandwich. I will certainly pay more visits here.

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The Iron Press in Costa Mesa, CA
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