United States > California > Orange
suddenlyissoon (13) Chattanooga, Tennessee | May 2, 2008
76 AMBIANCE 5/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 10/15 FOOD 8/10 VALUE N/A OVERALL 15/20
I guess Iím alone in really liking this place. I had read that some found their beers to be a bit watery but I have to disagree with what I drank. I tried the sampler and then had a couple more of the Blueberry Hefeweizen and the Weiss Guy Wheat. Granted, it wasnít the best beer in the world, but I really enjoyed them and wanted to go back. The food that I had there was also pretty damn tasty.
Sledutah (343) Utah | November 1, 2010
72 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 10/15 FOOD 6/10 VALUE 6/10 OVERALL 15/20
Alcatraz themed restaurant with the Golden Gate Bridge hanging from the ceiling. The food and beer were both pretty good. Iíd go back when Iím in the area.
JohnC (155) Mission Viejo, California | July 21, 2009
70 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 11/15 FOOD 7/10 VALUE 5/10 OVERALL 13/20
Nice place at the "Block of Orange" shopping mall, the food was good, the staff was friendly and the beers were decent.
bnoel09 (26) Elk Grove, California | December 1, 2011
70 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 10/15 FOOD 7/10 VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 15/20
Sat at the bar and had a sampler set. Beer was all good, but nothing spectacular. Everything they had on tap currently was on the lighter side with the exception of the Annihilator Doppelbock. Service was fairly good but my food did take a little while to come out. Food itself was fairly good, but again nothing spectacular. Overall a place worth visiting if you are in the area, but nothing worth going very far out of the way for.
Blairgus (89) California | August 11, 2013
70 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 9/15 FOOD 8/10 VALUE 9/10 OVERALL 15/20
11 aug 2013, tap. Atmosphere is pretty good. It can get real busy at the bar but table service is good. Beer is mediocre but happy hour prices are $3 pints and this is all day Sunday.
StefanSD (45) Lakeside, California | October 24, 2009| Updated October 25, 2009
68 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 7/15 FOOD 7/10 VALUE N/A OVERALL 15/20
Visited this location while attending a conference and residing at the nearby Doubletree Hotel. I was looking for a place within walking distance to the hotel and found this. This brewpub has the character of a sports bar more-so than anything else. The few beers I sampled were very good. It appears that they have a head brewer who knows what he is doing. The staff was friendly and the service was great. As for food, I had a calzone, tasty and cheap. Overall: Nothing to go out of way for, but a decent choice if you are in the area.
BMan1113VR (379) Los Angeles, California | October 19, 2010
68 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 10/15 FOOD 7/10 VALUE 6/10 OVERALL 13/20
Visited on a rainy week day. Large space. Plenty of parking. Not sure about the name, the only connection to San Francisco is the name and the decor. Food was surprisingly good, and the beers ranged from okay to good for the style. All seemed pretty safe choices (except for a preview I got to try later from the brewer). Service was friendly, but a bit inattentive. Brewer seemed a bit brisk at first, but it turns out he was rushed. He later came back and talked for a while and shared a few upcoming beers. Worth a stop if you are in the area.
t0rin0 (1330) Do Not Resuscitate, California | November 11, 2012
66 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 10/15 FOOD 8/10 VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 13/20
Iíve been here numers times, usually in the middle of the day when itís not crowded. That is what brings the atmosphere score up a tad as I donít think I could stand being in the Block at Orange on a busy Friday or Saturday night.
The interior is decorated nicely and is kept clean. The bartenders are nice and somewhat accomodating. The food and beers are alright but over priced . They do a bit of experimenting in the beer styles as they have a strong ale, various fruit beers, quad, doppelbock, and eisbock (only for the beer dinner). The results arenít always spectacular though.
Worth trying once but I hate the mall.
riversideAK (12) Shoreline, Washington | January 24, 2008
66 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 9/15 FOOD 8/10 VALUE N/A OVERALL 13/20
Been here numerous times. The beers are well made, but rather unspectacular. The food is pretty good. Fish tacos and the chili are pretty excellent. Service is usually pretty good too. Also a cool scale model of the Golden Gate Bridge.
yngwie (252) Kristiansand, Norway | September 3, 2013
66 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 10/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 13/20
A quite large room with a long bar and a Golden Gate replica, making it look a bit corny I think. The menu is just like on any other brewpub, didnít try any of the food, but at least it looks nice. Dropped in on a slow day after lunch, and the service was a bit slow but friendly and I got one of the samplers for free. The beers range from uninteresting to good, and itís certainly a place I can return to if in the area. But then of course, thereís other places as well nearby. The Bruery among others.
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