H.H. Cotton's

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H.H. Cotton'sH.H. Cotton's
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Type: Bar, Eatery

201 Avenida del Mar
San Clemente, California, 92672-4006
United States

(949) 388-7331 | map

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3.56/5  rDev 0%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 3.25 | service: 4 | selection: 3.5

This was the place of choice for the afterparty of my cousins wedding, and after so many Modelo Negros, I craved something else that wasn't white wine. A short drive from Casa Romantica, H.H. Cotton's has the bases covered for a solid alehouse, cocktail bar, and restaurant rolled into one. I arrived ahead of time and got to sit at the bar before the rest of the party arrived. It's a large space inside with lots of tables and seating, a few patio spots at the front, a a bar that could sit at least 10 people, decor that's "up with the times", and a solid crowd at the bar.

Roughly 25 taps pouring beers, majority coming from breweries within 50 miles (that could just be a coincidence). San Clemente's Artifex, Lost Winds, Left Coast representing, along with those outside the 50 miles radius (Einstok, Four Points, SLO Brew, Allagash). The beer menu lists prices and alcohol content, and also offers beer flights too. I ordered an Allagash Tripel which tasted like the first time I had it in 2007 (good), but was served in a shaker pint glass (not good). Even at nearly 10 pm, the bar was well staffed, so no need to get anxious with one server helping 20 other requests. I should also commend the staff for their service in the afterparty, as there was catered food I wasn't expecting, and of good quality and still hot.

Wouldn't seek it out, though when in San Clemente in a beer and cocktail food (hey,Pizza Port no serve cocktails!), H.H. Cotton's in a place worth a line in my black book of beer places.

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H.H. Cotton's in San Clemente, CA
Place rating: 3.56 out of 5 with 1 ratings