Hi-Time Wine Cellars | Costa Mesa, California
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Hi-Time Wine Cellars
Excellent based on 86 ratings
Type: Beer Store

250 Ogle St
Costa Mesa, California United States 92627 [ print map ]
949 650 8463


Mayor: deyholla (2) | Bottles: 700?

Hi-Time Wine Cellars

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Beer Available At Hi-Time Wine Cellars (arranged by most recent)
Cismontane Coulter IPA 86, Modern Times Lost Horizon 96, Shady Oak Barrel House Bokonon 85, Shady Oak Barrel House Funkatronic 99, North Coast Old Rasputin Anniversary Bourbon Barrel Aged Stout 100, Back Street Rydiní Dirty IPA , Clown Shoes Extremely Angry Beast Imperial Stout 99, Victory Storm King Imperial Stout 100, Stone Stochasticity Project Master of Disguise 93
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86 reviews for Hi-Time Wine Cellars
 Ambiance  73%
 Service  77%
 Selection  87%
 Food  90%
 Value  77%
 Overall  84%
 Rating  95%
Rating Distribution

  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 7/10   SELECTION 14/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 7/10   OVERALL 17/20
Beergeek23322  (140) Chesapeake, Virginia | April 19, 2015
Fantastic place. Lots of hard to find booze, rare wines and an excellent beer selection all in a huge cooler. Everything from singles to 6-packs, domestic and foreign. Prices a bit on the high side, but absolutely a stop worth if youíre in the area. I happened to walk in to their monthly beer tasting today with 10 local beers being poured accompanied with cheeses and salamis. Great place!
  AMBIANCE 3/5   SERVICE 6/10   SELECTION 13/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 6/10   OVERALL 16/20
BMan1113VR  (422) Los Angeles, California | December 23, 2013
Quite an epic selection of booze. A ridiculous liquor selection, and a very good wine selection. Beers were almost all kept in a cooler, with a large amount of uncommon to see beers (nothing super rare, but a lot of new ticks even for a local). Employees were knowledgeable, but vocally arrogant and dismissive. Prices were fair for wine and beer, but a bit high for some/most of the liquor.
  AMBIANCE 3/5   SERVICE 7/10   SELECTION 13/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 7/10   OVERALL 17/20
joeneugs  (189) Livermore, California | July 7, 2012
I seem to find my way to this store every time Iím in SoCal. Good location (even though its a bit hard to find) with ample parking. The beer section is sequestered off to the side of the store and almost seems separate, but I give them high marks for their giant walk in cooler where most if not all of their beer is kept in good condition. I always find some interesting beers here that I canít get in NorCal. They had a pretty good selection of imported craft as well. The employee there seemed to know about most of the recent releases and what was coming soon. A good place to visit when down in this direction.
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 12/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 8/10   OVERALL 18/20
johanvan  (13) calgary, Alberta | April 10, 2012
Great Selection of Import & Craft US beer. Really well laid ouit store (easy to navigate). Good prices and was able to buy some really good beer goblets that I brought home with me. Some real gems in the beer cooler; I will be back!
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 15/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 9/10   OVERALL 19/20
jhgrantjr  (41) Tennessee | March 10, 2012| Updated June 11, 2012
This place was unbelievable. All the beer is in a walk in cooler, lots of singles and local stuff like Russian River, Alesmith, Lost Abbey, etc. If you are in OC, you need to stop here.
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 13/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 8/10   OVERALL 16/20
savnac  (284) Anchorage, Alaska | February 23, 2012
Big beer, wine, spirits, tobacco and gourmet food place tucked away behind a big strip mall. The place is really nice but the beer area is tucked away in a more unfinished area which is still nice and organized. Service was great, someone asked if we needed any help and made some nice suggestions. Selection was really good, lots of California micros, US micros and imports. Value was great on most things while some bottles seemed a tad bit high. Overall a great bottle shop, definitely stop by if youíre in the area and see that they have.
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 12/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 7/10   OVERALL 13/20
blutt59  (169) Dallas, Texas | August 11, 2011
Semi residential location with big walk in cooler, all the standards plus a few not seen everywhere else, good store if you are in the area, wish they still shipped here
  AMBIANCE 3/5   SERVICE 7/10   SELECTION 13/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 7/10   OVERALL 16/20
Dixonian  (150) Plano, Texas | August 1, 2011
My go to beer store during a recent work trip to the OC. They have a walk in fridge with brews sorted by country. I found so many gems that I had been looking for. Bought some glasses as well - their collection is stellar. Service is hit or miss - a few people have been incredibly friendly and helpful while some others have been a bit stand offish. This place rules and I could see myself being a regular if I lived here.
  AMBIANCE 3/5   SERVICE 6/10   SELECTION 14/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 8/10   OVERALL 18/20
StefanSD  (45) Lakeside, California | May 11, 2011
Visited here on my way back from Hollywood. Its kind of tricky to find. Very nice walk in beer cooler with many gems that you donít normally see in Socal stores. Prices were quite reasonable, I picked up a couple of Odonata Saisons for $5 each. I did not require any assistance but I feel that I had I needed any help would have been available.
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 9/10   SELECTION 13/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 7/10   OVERALL 18/20
brokensail  (1171) San Leandro, California | April 11, 2011
I was initially concerned as I turned onto Ogle (from Orange) to see what appeared to be a residential area. I almost missed the place at first, but was able to slow down and make it into the parking lot. I walked in through the main entrance to see quite the expanse of cigars, wines, and spirits. I was (again) a bit confused until I looked to my right to see a hallway were I could see some cooler doors and a walk-in cooler through a hallway. The initial confusion was quickly replaced with a feeling of elation. There are about 6-8 cooler doors and a substantial pile of cases to the left of the doorway. Next to/behind the cooler doors is a large walk-in cooler where there is even more good stuff. Lots of, well, just about everything. Plenty of German beers, a pretty good selection of Belgians, as well as other imports such as Mikkeller and Nogne-O. All the usual suspects from CA and the west coast, and quite a few you donít usually see (most notably Kern River, Mammoth, and Caldera). Plenty of stuff from DFH, Flying Dog, New Belgium, HotD, Russian River, The Bruery, Stone, Deschutes, North Coast, and more (too many to name). I wish I had more money to spend here because I could have easily bought a few cases full of beer (I went conservative and only bought one case worth).

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