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t0rin0 (1330) Do Not Resuscitate, California | November 17, 2013
42 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 1/10 SELECTION 7/15 FOOD 8/10 VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 10/20
Visited November 17, 2013.
I stopped in for lunch this afternoon. This was my first time here in almost a decade. I hoped that they would have improved. I was wrong. One person in our group had to order three times (from the menu mind you) to get a beer they actually had. The servers knew absolutely nothing about beer, which isnít normally a big deal to me but she was very confused. She looks like she had a rough night; maybe she had a concussion or something. She had a hell of a shiner on her cheek and was trying desperately to cover it up with makeup. The service was slow all around. Itís basically self seating as far as I can tell since there is no host. After 10 minutes of waiting I walked around until I found a server and asked for some menus. The server (at this point it was a guy, before he disappeared and I flagged down the one that had presumably been in a bar fight recently) asked right away what we wanted to drink and when we asked for a beer menu he took a while to get it. After that he didnít take our order since he was giving us time to read the menu. This is where I had to flag down the waitress.
In addition to this the place is the usual noisy college bar, especially during a Sunday during football season. The food was pretty good. They believe in the all-American menu of large portions and American-style food. I got the southwest burger with bacon on it and not only was the burger very large the oversized plate was full of curly fries. I ate the burger (the whole thing admittedly) and left the fries. So the food is worth it but the beer selection sucks. There were two Drakeís hoppy offerings, both good. I went with the 1500 pale ale. The rest were macros and large not-quite-macro breweries like Widmer. They did have one local beer on from a place out in Riverside called Packing House.
So on top of all the above they managed to charge my credit card for the whole tab despite handing them some cash, instructing them "some in cash, the rest on the card", and having the server repeat it back to me. The $5 tip on a $45 sub total seems too generous in retrospect.
DesertHopHead (6) , | October 30, 2011
82 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 15/15 FOOD 7/10 VALUE 8/10 OVERALL 15/20
One of the great places in Fullerton. A beer lovers must.
Blairgus (89) California | August 19, 2011
80 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 14/15 FOOD 7/10 VALUE 6/10 OVERALL 15/20
great tap selection! 50+ beers on tap, most of them american craft. prices were about $8 a beer so thatís a bit high but it was nice
Dogbrick (701) Columbus, Ohio | June 1, 2011
68 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 11/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 13/20
(Visited 08/2010): Heroes is located on the main drag in Fullerton on Harbor/Sante Fe. There is parking on the street throughout the area.
The space is fairly large with lots of high tables and the bar near one entrance. Table seating is more prevalent near the other entrance. The bar boasts a huge mirror and there are bison heads along with a clear view of all the taps. There are peanut shells everywhere as they are passed out to all patrons. In addition there is a beer menu available.
As for the taps, there are at least 100 which is amazing. However on closer inspection more than half are macros or common brews. Still there are plenty of gems including New Belgium, Pyramid, Stone, The Bruery, Bootlegger, Karl Strauss, Kona, Moylanís and many more. A good amount of imports as well.
Service was good on a weekday early evening. The bartenders had a good grasp of the beer list and made other recommendations on beer spots in the area.
I did not have any food on this visit (other than peanuts).
Overall this is a good spot to hit in Fullerton. Not the best to place to go if you want to try new brews all night but worthwhile nonetheless.
brokensail (825) Orange County, California | April 11, 2011
68 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 11/15 FOOD 8/10 VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 13/20
I have been here a few times and each time Iím reminded of why I donít go here more often, despite the fact that it has one of the better tap lists in the area.
During the day or on a non-weekend night, it is okay. But if youíre there on a Friday or Saturday night, or even on a Thursday, itís going to be FULL of the typically low-brow Downtown Fullerton Bar crowd.
The place itself is decorated with plenty of antique trinkets, signs, and even bicycles. Everyone is given packages of peanuts upon sitting down and throwing the shells on the floor is standard operating procedure.
The beer list is fairly large, offering a lot of Stone, some Anderson Valley, Bootleggers, Firestone, a few German beers, Chimay (Blue), and your typical Fat Tire, Sierra Nevada, Guiness, and a slew of BMC beers. Surprisingly they also have Lindemanís Framboise and Pomme, but both are bottles only and are pricey at $9 for a 375ml bottle. They also offer a few ciders.
The service is fine. Nothing to write home about, but never bad either. The one thing I would advise against is splitting up a check if youíre with a group and everyone is paying separately. Iíve had HUGE problems with this here.
The food is your typical bar food. I generally get some sort of burger or sandwich, which are good, big and come with a ridiculously large order of fries. The sandwiches tend to be $9-12 with other dishes being the same or more expensive.
andyinz (9) redlands , California | March 21, 2011
76 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 15/15 FOOD 8/10 VALUE 9/10 OVERALL 13/20
Losts of good beer on tap and there food portions are huge. It dose get a little roudy sometimes but if you want a night out without having to order a bud light its good place to go.
ADfan (26) Orange County, California | December 28, 2010
72 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 10/15 FOOD 7/10 VALUE 6/10 OVERALL 14/20
Sat at the bar for lunch on a Tuesday when it wasnít too busy so I had a chance to talk to the bartenders. We had some good conversation about the different beers. A lot of the usual beers on tap pretty heavy on the American side. I liked some of the seasonal"s they had available. All total about 110 - 115 on tap.
buenosdiaz (10) California | June 1, 2010
48 AMBIANCE 2/5 SERVICE 5/10 SELECTION 7/15 FOOD 6/10 VALUE 5/10 OVERALL 10/20
A lot of time wasted on macros here.
Gurfunkl (17) Ontario, California | October 5, 2009
62 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 6/10 SELECTION 12/15 FOOD 4/10 VALUE 5/10 OVERALL 9/20
Huge selection of beers even though the staff was not very well prepared. Typical watering hole that works on quantity not quality....
Barreras (24) Diamond Bar, California | March 2, 2009
66 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 6/10 SELECTION 10/15 FOOD 7/10 VALUE 6/10 OVERALL 14/20
Friends like to go there to eat and have drinks. Food portions are big and average pub/restaurant type. Good beer selection when available. Sometimes they are out of many beers that I would like to try. Waitress service is hit or miss with beer knowledge. Overall good place to sit on a stool and drink a couple with friends.
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