United States > California > Orange
brokensail (617) Orange County, California | August 27, 2013
52 AMBIANCE 2/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 7/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 6/10 OVERALL 10/20
Another Lamppost location. They donít brew here, but they do have a handful of Back Street beers on tap. Stopped in at around 8 on a Tuesday night, not exactly a hot time, but the place was pretty much empty. Ordered a quick glass of their seasonal Double IPA (I believe it was brewed at the Irvine location). Pretty disappointing. Service was at least fast and friendly. Didnít eat, but Iíd assume itís the same as every other Lamppost. A bunch of tables in the front with some arcade games and additional seating in the back.
drsl (1) | March 8, 2010
44 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 9/10 SELECTION 4/15 FOOD 4/10 VALUE 3/10 OVERALL 6/20
I must say I was a little confused by the other rating.
This location is not a brew pub, does not a have a bar, etc..
It is a Lampost Pizza , which happens to pour Back Street Brewery MicroBrew. This is because the franchise owner is the same as the Lampost Pizza located in Irvine, where they actually brew the Back Street beer, and have a bar, etc.
So, if you want to go to a pizza place, which happens to pour good beer, then this is the place! Other than that, itís no different than any other chain pizza place in the area.
RedPoppy (9) , California | June 4, 2009
74 AMBIANCE 5/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 10/15 FOOD 7/10 VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 15/20
Arrived around 5:00 on a recent Saturday evening and got a seat at the bar. Glad I arrived when I did as there was a waiting line formed by 6:00.
Bartender was friendly, quick and very informative about the beers available. They had about 20 taps which consisted of a variety of styles and brewers, none of which I would consider to be common beers. Beer was served in proper glassware, perfect temperature and was definitely fresh. In the couple of hours i was there 3 kegs were kicked and switched to different brands. Enjoyed a Racers X, Blind Pig, Stone Belgium IPA, and a Pliny the Elder while there.
While everyone raved about the food I thought it was average at best, no comparison to BBQ places back east. Could be a personal preference as i prefer my BBQ to be cooked with sauce on, not dry rubbed and sauced later. Blue cheese grits to die for but the ribs were tough and chewy.
This is a definite stop for all beer lovers when in the area and was definitely my favorite spot during my week in Southern California. You can tell it is run by people that love beer and you have to love a place where the owner is active and visible in the daily operation.
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