Hi-Time Wine Cellars | Costa Mesa, California
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Hi-Time Wine Cellars
Excellent based on 85 ratings
Type: Beer Store

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

hitimewine.net

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Hi-Time Wine Cellars

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Beer Available At Hi-Time Wine Cellars (arranged by most recent)
Bootleggers Old World Hefeweizen 66, SanTan Mr. Pineapple 68, SanTan HopShock IPA 87, SanTan Devil’s Ale 83, Stone Coffee Milk Stout 93, El Segundo Blue House Pale Ale - Mosaic 76, Mother Earth Four Seasons of Mother Earth – Spring 2014 82, Golden Road Heal the Bay IPA 89, Hess Habitus IPA 88, Stone 18th Anniversary Golden Brown IPA 95, Bootleggers Palomino Pale Ale 69, Craft Fallen Angel 24, Valiant Criterion , Valiant Alpha Drive 83, William’s Dragon’s Breath , Russian River Pliny the Elder 100, To Øl/Mikkeller Overall IIPA 98, Saint Archer IPA 91, Ruhstaller 1881 76, Tap It Brewing Ale Camino 53
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85 reviews for Hi-Time Wine Cellars
 Ambiance  73%
 Service  77%
 Selection  87%
 Food  90%
 Value  77%
 Overall  84%
 Rating  95%
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86
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 14/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE N/A   OVERALL 17/20
DrunkAsASkunk  (40) Lynnwood, Washington | February 27, 2004
This place is the ultimate stop for those seeking alcoholic consumption. If you want belgians, if you want local brews, if you want a hefeweizen, then youll get about 50 varities here. Parking is good, the selection is unparalled, and you can buy by the single. Prices are decent but can get expensive as would be expected. The workers are knowledgeable, and nearly every style can be represented at hi times. You can also order in what you desire! A MUST STOP for anyone in the area!
56
  AMBIANCE 3/5   SERVICE 1/10   SELECTION 14/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE N/A   OVERALL 10/20
ZepolK  (1) South Side Montebello, California | February 23, 2004
Somewhat odd place with what appears to be an indoor swap meet feel. Great beer selection, but the service could not be any worse. Staff could care less if you found what you were looking for. When I would ask they seemed to be annoyed with my questions and would give generalizations on where they may or may not have a particular beer hidden. As I said the selection is great, but good luck trying to find anything. With a selection this vast they should consider having a Kiosk or at least a map, or a knowledgeable beer guide who actually knows where they keep all the different beer! Overall I got what I came for but I took forever to find it, especially with the kind of "Bevis & Butthead, Spicoli staff" they have running the beer section. If Hi-Time Wine Cellars management ever read this review, stop hiring the local potheads from Newport and your friends kids, there not cutting it!
90
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 9/10   SELECTION 14/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE N/A   OVERALL 18/20
austinpowers  (152) New York, New York | January 26, 2004
Very tough to find, so MapQuest it. Excellent selection! True beer lovers should plan on spending 60-80 minutes in this store ogling and selecting your purchases. Service is decent, too. I like the darkened back room with the bombers and exotics in it - very nice. If it isn't at Hi Time, it cannot be obtained in SoCal. Oddly, their focus is wine, but perhaps that pays the bills.
92
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 15/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE N/A   OVERALL 19/20
herbjones  (29) Orange, California | January 13, 2004
This place blows and everyone should stop going there.Leave the beer for me! Seriously, if they dont have it, you cant get it in SoCal. If you dont see it ask for Mike he can tell you if they can get it or if they got it and you missed the boat.
94
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 9/10   SELECTION 15/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE N/A   OVERALL 19/20
JohnC  (155) Mission Viejo, California | January 12, 2004
The first two sentences in the Brew Tour says it all, "Moslems go to Mecca. Beer Geeks go to Hi Time." They have an enormous selection of beer. They have monthly beer tastings. Yes, look at the map on their website, because they are in an out of the way location. The beer staff is knowledgeable. You can mail order beer from them. As noted in the Brew Tour, this is First and Foremost, a Wine store. Even if you aren't into wine, go downstairs and see the wine cellar.

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