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Taps: 14 / Bottles: 100
Cask: N / Beer-to-Go: N
$$$ - a bit pricey
[ Bar, Eatery ]
190 S Glassell St
phone: (714) 221-0680
(Place added by: kbm on 09-11-2009)
Ratings & Reviews
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| Reviews: 30 | Show All Ratings:
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 3.5 | selection: 3.5 | $$$
Stopped in here after going to Bruery Provisions as I had heard they had the Cismontane Double IPA on-tap. Unfortunately, it wasn't on anymore, but still some other interesting selections.
The restaurant and bar has a really nice vibe to it and definitely has a classy/upscale feel to it. And the prices reflect that. The beers weren't exorbitantly priced, but higher than I would have liked. I didn't get any food, but that certainly seemed to be more expensive.
Overall, the place was pretty nice and perhaps if I felt like paying more than necessary I would consider stopping here more often, but I think a stop every once in awhile is more than enough.
02-05-2011 09:06:30 |
More by womencantsail
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 3.5 | selection: 2.5 | food: 4.5 | $$$
One of many restaurants in downtown Orange that I've driven by so many times but never had the chance to dine in.
Finally came here with my cousin for a Sunday lunch. The draft selection wasn't that impressive and most of them have relatively low abv. They do have an enormous bottle list but why would you want to order bottles in a pub when you can buy them from stores for half the price.
The service is... serviceable. Not bad, but not earth-shattering. But who needs earth-shattering service at a pub?
Food is the best part here. We had the tacos and some other dishes and the flavor was phenomenal. I'll try something else if next time I am here.
09-19-2010 21:26:39 |
More by vince4953529
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 4 | service: 3 | selection: 4 | food: 4 | $$$$
I've been to Haven a few times. The beer is always nice, the food is better. But be ready to spend quite a bit of money.
A- It is laid back with some hipsters slingin' the brews. I like it quite a bit, but when it gets busy it can be excruciating. The crowd that seems to gather here is a bit yuppie, a bit hipster. I don't know what that says about me, but whatever.
Q- Food is wonderful, if expensive. Beers are better.
S- As much as I ribbed them a little earlier, the waitstaff is friendly and fairly knowledgeable.
Selection- Great rotating beers, bottles leave me less than impressed though. Either way, you get a good choice from cheap to ball-bustingly expensive.
F- Like I said, great food. Not cheap though, and smallish portions.
Value- I've been on it all review. If you go in for two of the cheaper beers and a small dish, be prepared to shell out 25 before tip.
01-21-2012 22:19:38 |
More by Murrhey
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 3 | selection: 4 | food: 3 | $$$
Been wanting to go to HG since I first heard and read about this place in the Register and here on BA. Alot of good reviews and some not so good.
Kind of reminded me of the pubs back in London and Great Britain. It was open as you walked in. A very relaxed atmosphere. The bar to the left and big. Full of the hard stuff. To the left is a huge chalkboard with whats on tap at the moment. First thing I noticed was Sierra Nevada's 30th. That was not on their website when I checked last. But taps change at any moment. Ahead was a small fireplace(unused). The waiter brought us the menu's. Draft was on one side and bottles on the other. A small happy hour (food only) menu was available. They could of had happy hour price for the drafts. But I guess they do well enough without the dollar or two off. I ordered the flight. 1 I had before and 3 newbrews. I then had a pint of Craftsman Octoberfest. I asked the waiter where was Craftsman from. He told me from the San Diego area. Found out afterwards they were from the Los Angeles area (Pasadena). I didn't think they were from the San Diego area. I know my San Diego brewery's. One strike for the waiter's knowledge. Our waiter then changed to a waitress. Shift change I guess. I then asked for a bottle of Pure Hoppiness. The waitress lady/girl was at the counter socializing with the locals I guess. The place was not at all busy. Probably around 4 or 5 tables were full. So 15 minutes later she comes back and say's they are out of Pure Hoppiness. Bummer. I was really hoping for the Hoppiness. Oh well. Back to the Octoberfest brew. We ordered the Housemade Potato Chip (good), onion soup (good), Margherita Flatbread (okay), Pulled Pork (pretty good) and their famous Haven Burger (good too). So the food was average. I liked the burger and flatbread at Congregation Ale House alot better. And the Pulled pork and burger at Beachwood is better. HG was just okay for us.
I'm glad to be so close to Beachwood BBQ. Just down PCH. If I'm ever in the historic downtown Orange area again I would probably visit this establishment again. But the last time I was in the area was. . . . .never. Never say never.
10-26-2010 16:16:11 |
More by dcgunman
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 4 | service: 2 | selection: 4 | food: 4.5 | $$$
I went with my husband and a friend. The beer selection was good, lots of different choices. It was nice to see different kinds of beer I had never heard of before. The service was just ok, kind of wished they were a little more knowledgeable and welcoming. Food was good too, I had the mac and cheese. My husband had the pulled pork sandwich and enjoyed it which is good because he is a total food critic. It was pricey but I would definitely go again. They also just introduced happy hour I might give it a shot, hopefully its not too crowded.
07-31-2010 06:45:21 |
More by jramos1
vibe: 4 | quality: 3 | service: 2.5 | selection: 3.5 | food: 2 | $$$$
Cool little English gastropub type motif in old school downtown Orange, close to Bruery Provisions. Lots of wood, really enjoyed hearing The Get Up Kids on whatever was playing the music (I suspect someone's ipod on shuffle).
A great alleged selection of beers available. I dunno what the deal is with this unfortunate trend lately, but it gets old repeatedly requesting beers that are on the menu, on the website, but not actually available. Claimed Damnation 23, no. Claimed Alpine Nelson, no. Claimed -bal Ten Fidy, no. Service was decent, some hotties, some heavier, uglier, tatted types that give the fellow tall skinny hottie trainee employees dirty looks behind her back, that was classic. Ended up finally settling on a $15 bottle of Alpine Duet. At least it was fresh.
Shepard's Pie was disappointing, bland, just some supermarket hamburger & mashed potatoes. Just wasn't all that impressed with this place, I hate places that hype up their beer selection on paper, but then fail to deliver in reality.
11-24-2011 20:16:30 |
More by Beerandraiderfan
vibe: 1 | quality: 3 | service: 2 | selection: 3.5 | food: 4 | $$$$
I live a block and a half from Haven and I was really excited when this place first opened. A local that would only pour craft beer and a top notch burger on par with Fathers imho. Unfortunately the place has jacked the beer prices through the roof while not even offering a proper pint. If your going to charge $7+ a beer at least make it 16 oz. Try to get a drop on the weekends and you will have to push your way through a bunch of rejects from an old Duran Duran video to get to the bar. Snooty attitudes prevail from the staff and the crowd. There are some bright spots, the food is usually excellent and Babe (yes thats her real name) the bartender is one of the best in the business. The owners are friendly enough just more interested in being trendy then a good local.
08-17-2010 03:40:35 |
More by justbeer
vibe: 4 | quality: 2.5 | service: 2 | selection: 2 | food: 4 | $$$
Stopped by this place for dinner after waiting in line at Bruery Provisions for almost 2 hrs. I had read great things about this place. I checked out their website and saw many offerings I was interested in. I was able to convince my crew to check this place out eventhough the food menu seemed a little pricey. When we got in and seated we were told that they were training a waitress and she'd be shadowing the waiter. Cool, no problem, except they gave us one beer menu for four seated. We were missing silverware and it took a while to get our initial drink order. Once we were tended to, we were informed that several of the beers we were asking for were unavailable. 15$ for Alpine Nelson - little high but fresh nonetheless. Food was good but pricey. Jumbo prawns with cheese grits. The company I was with didn't enjoy their food as much as I did, but to each their own. I'll more than likely patronize another establishment next time I'm in the area.
12-04-2011 15:54:11 |
More by Koufax21
vibe: 2.5 | quality: 3 | service: 2 | selection: 1.5 | food: 3 | $$$$
Went here last weekend with some friends. Saturday night around 6pm and our party of 3 got the last available table without a wait.
At first glance, this place seems amazing, but once you settle in that good feeling quickly dissipates.
Very noisy. Like other reviewers, I am 27 and can typically handle a bar like atmosphere, but this was too noisy for the perceived motif of the pub. Music was good selection, but drowned out conversation at our table.
Food was good, not great. I got the baked Mac n' cheese with Gruyere, which sounded great, but tasted like mac n' cheese with a can of cream of mushroom soup. Other guests burger was tasty, but $14. Third guest's lamb Shepard's pie was lacking flavor.
The beer is why we went there, and this was the biggest let down! First off, their tap list was mediocre at best, a few out of ordinaries, but Duvel, Maudite, and other "regular" brews rounded it out. They were all out of 3 of their 9ish available draft picks including Stone's Sublimely Self-Righteous. No problem, I think, I'll just order from their extensive bottle collection.... WRONG! Half of the bottle collection is 22oz or 750ml, hence being >$20 and some up to $100+! I finally find a good 12oz to order, but guess what, they're out. FULLY 7 BEERS IN A BOTTLE I TRIED TO ORDER BUT THEY WERE ALL OUT (not exaggerating)!!! On a Saturday night, no less!!! I finally just got a 10oz pour of Duvel for $9.
On top of this we were charged $0.25 for each of our "Naturala" waters, and I was charged $0.25 for each taster from the bar, unbelievable.
There are MUCH better places around, don't bother with Haven.
11-22-2011 22:20:22 |
More by bierkoning
vibe: 2 | quality: 2 | service: 1.5 | selection: 1.5 | food: 2 | $$$$
I wish this place wasn't so posh, expensive and phony. I love the location, right in Old Towne Orange, with plenty of charm. Inside it is modern and generic. It just looks like an overpriced "trendy" bar.
Service staff is a pretty young, who aren't tremendously "service" minded. They don't seem to care about you one way or another - and wish you would hurry and leave so they can seat more people. I was there for hours watching the lunch to dinner crowd with an old friend very recently.
I was not impressed with the tap selection, or the bottled brews either. They refuse to get anything like Pliney, because they don't think the crowd would even know what it is. I found this out after a long talk with a full-time bartender. he blatantly admitted to me that they started off as more reasonable, but the more they got established, the higher the prices went "because they can." Wow. Pretty cocky, not sure how I feel about taking my money there now.
You wind up paying alot more here, for less, for Duvel or something even easier to find.
Same goes for food, it's okay, small, pretentious, and overpriced. Meh.
06-05-2010 07:05:35 |
More by AnnieMetal
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Haven Gastropub in Orange, CA
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