United States > California > Orange
BMan1113VR (355) 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.
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.
JohnC (154) 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.
mcbackus (11) Merritt Island, Florida | March 8, 2009
62 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 6/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 4/10 OVERALL 13/20
this was an ok place seemed very corprate like chain. it was very quite when i was there so the service was quick and helpful. the beers were only average and i did not eat.
hopdog (232) Lansdale, Pennsylvania | December 7, 2008
56 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 9/10 SELECTION 6/15 FOOD 7/10 VALUE 4/10 OVERALL 9/20
Stopped by here after spending the day at Disneyland. Took me just over 5 minutes to get here - a major plus when you are tired and have 2 tired kids along with you. Inside was kinda of neat with the Golden Gate Bridge over the dinning room. The rocky booths were a little odd, from the outside, it looked like they were booths with drop cloths over them - I thought they were doing work on the place. Service was great and fast - then again there was only 2 other tables when we were there. Food was OK I only ordered a burger. Beers were all mediocre. They even ran out of their seasonal earlier in the day and didnt have anything to replace it with. They also mixed up my Wheat and Strawberry Wheat beers - trust me, I think I can pick out that Strawberry smell and taste. I could understand the mixup if they were anything resembling busy - I think all the workers where watching sports.
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.
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.
BBB63 (131) La Porte , Indiana | December 4, 2007
58 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 6/10 SELECTION 8/15 FOOD 7/10 VALUE N/A OVERALL 12/20
OC post SAF tour: Funny that I have to come to the Orange CA location to rate my first beer from them when I live in Indiana (FYI, neither place is nowhere near Alcatraz!). The place has a large replica of the Golden Gate bridge and other SF decor. The beer menu is so-so with the Annihilator Doppelbock is best. I ate the Fettuccini Jambalaya which was VERY SPICY. The location is within a outside walking mall area.
mnurda (66) Winnipeg, Manitoba | September 15, 2005
52 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 5/10 SELECTION 8/15 FOOD 5/10 VALUE N/A OVERALL 10/20
Very nicely decorated. Food was OK. Beer sampler tray was quite novel. But none of the beers thrileld me. We sat outside and watched the shoppers heading to the mall. That was very entertaining.
PuckLSHS (9) | March 30, 2005
58 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 6/10 SELECTION 7/15 FOOD 6/10 VALUE N/A OVERALL 13/20
The atmosphere is great, but it doesnít make up for the beer. The beer is standard, no fun beer. The one that my friend and I actually enjoyed above the rest was their berry wheat. The rest of the beer was just average.
the food is decent, but donít expect much. If you want good beer then hit up another chain like BJís.
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