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Taps: 14 / Bottles: 100
Cask: N / Beer-to-Go: N
$$$ - a bit pricey
[ Bar, Eatery ]
190 S Glassell St
phone: (714) 221-0680
(Place added by: kbm on 09-11-2009)
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| Reviews: 30 | Show All Ratings:
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | food: 4.5 | $$$$
Ive managed to get to this place twice now, once with a good foodie friend who is interested in learning the ways of the brew, and again with a valentines day date
I was very impressed with the food the first time and the beer selection was above average. They have some good one offs form local breweries such as Stone and The Bruery and the standards form far off places...
Service and atmosphere were good both times and although my server made some off suggestions when one bottle I was interested in was gone, he was interested to talk to me and learn about another style that he didn't know.
The only reason this place doesnt get a higher grade form me is the Prices...
$18 for a pour of Stone/Brewdog Bashah
$30 for Lost abbey Gift of the Magi
These were the two that stuck out with a few others that seemed a little high even for downtown orange. Roll back the prices a little bit and maybe the Bashah wouldnt be on tap for 2+ months
I definitely recommend a Haven burger and a flight of 4 if your looking to try some of the taps
02-15-2010 22:28:00 |
More by Chmanzi
vibe: 2 | quality: 2 | service: 1.5 | selection: 1.5 | food: 2 | $$$$
I wish this place wasn't so posh, expensive and phony. I love the location, right in Old Towne Orange, with plenty of charm. Inside it is modern and generic. It just looks like an overpriced "trendy" bar.
Service staff is a pretty young, who aren't tremendously "service" minded. They don't seem to care about you one way or another - and wish you would hurry and leave so they can seat more people. I was there for hours watching the lunch to dinner crowd with an old friend very recently.
I was not impressed with the tap selection, or the bottled brews either. They refuse to get anything like Pliney, because they don't think the crowd would even know what it is. I found this out after a long talk with a full-time bartender. he blatantly admitted to me that they started off as more reasonable, but the more they got established, the higher the prices went "because they can." Wow. Pretty cocky, not sure how I feel about taking my money there now.
You wind up paying alot more here, for less, for Duvel or something even easier to find.
Same goes for food, it's okay, small, pretentious, and overpriced. Meh.
06-05-2010 07:05:35 |
More by AnnieMetal
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 4 | service: 2 | selection: 4 | food: 4.5 | $$$
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: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4 | $$$
I've been here a few times and its a very chill place to hang out for an hour or two. The beer selection is exciting since it changes so often and its written on a huge chalk board by the bar. Its a pretty small restaurant, so the wait time varies quite a lot.
The food is good, but overpriced and not that appealing to me. I've had better gastropub experiences. However, my favorites were the homemade potato chips, mac&cheese, and sliders.
I've had Aurora Borealis, Celtic Stout, Pliny the Elder, and a couple others that I can't remember at the time.
Definitely a place to check out.
03-22-2011 04:39:44 |
More by femmebiere
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 4 | selection: 3 | food: 5 | $$$
Ok. This is my local gastropub that I've been going to since the day they have opened, so I am going to attempt to review from unbiased standpoint.
The food here is amazing. Its borderline phenomenal depending on what you order. I highly recommend their Lamb Burger and Haven Burger, any of their flatbreads, and the truffle fries, but alot of people go straight for the short rib tacos, which are also great.
Most of the service that I have personally recieved has been exceptional but that may be because I come often.
My main concern with this place is the pricing and selection. I feel, in my experience as craft brew and gastropub fan, that this establishment can charge too much for a selection of beers that are getting increasingly more common. Their 14 taps do rotate, but some of the prices are unreasonably high for these and their bottle list. This is very painful for me to admit.
Overall, I really like this place because of the food and beer combined, and find the atmosphere to not be to tre sheik to bare. The polished wood and subtle interior allow for a calming atmosphere as well.
08-03-2011 18:52:00 |
More by BigChug
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 3.5 | food: 4.5 | $$$
I'm mostly with reviewer KBM on this one, but I found the food and service to be mostly pretty good. The tap selection is not that impressive and is a bit strange to folks who are looking for a true beer destination like beachwood or even pizza port. They do not focus on west coast styles, which is of course their right, but the things that they do have don't make a lot of sense. I've seen a lot of sweet beers and a lot of wheat beers, in short, the 16 taps don't present a lot of range.
I'm more impressed, recently, with the taps right around the corner at PJ's abbey - they have Green Flash Imperial, Racer 5, Ten Fiddy, and more. Haven has more taps, a nice atmosphere, and better food, but PJ's has them beat in terms of good quality beers.
12-21-2009 23:22:08 |
More by elserracho
vibe: 5 | quality: 4 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4 | food: 4 | $$$
This is a great place to have a pint in a posh setting. The food is decent but its the ambiance that really sucks you in. Chalk board beer list, stonework with inlaid candles and dark wood everywhere! The on tap selection is nothing spectacular, but their bottle offerings are quite good.
Service was knowledgeable and fun, a few friends and I went in and had a few drinks over a couple hours and had a great time. This place is a bit of a drive (compared to my Yardhouse haunt) but well worth it. I enjoyed the intimate setting and genuine service.
01-19-2010 07:24:17 |
More by shadwsndst
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4 | food: 4 | $$
I was very impressed by the knowledgeable bartender. She never talked down to anyone and was quite content to let people make their own choices. But, when asked, was quick to offer reasoned educated choices.
The food was good. I ate the Brussels Sprouts with bacon and the pork belly. The sprouts were a bit on the salty side, but were a great match with the Scottish ale (recommended). The pork belly was perfect -- crisped on the top with a beautiful sauce and creamy celery puree. The prices are a little high, but this is Orange, after all. And the portions are huge.
Great value. Don't miss it.
04-01-2010 03:34:32 |
More by iago0618
vibe: 1 | quality: 3 | service: 2 | selection: 3.5 | food: 4 | $$$$
I live a block and a half from Haven and I was really excited when this place first opened. A local that would only pour craft beer and a top notch burger on par with Fathers imho. Unfortunately the place has jacked the beer prices through the roof while not even offering a proper pint. If your going to charge $7+ a beer at least make it 16 oz. Try to get a drop on the weekends and you will have to push your way through a bunch of rejects from an old Duran Duran video to get to the bar. Snooty attitudes prevail from the staff and the crowd. There are some bright spots, the food is usually excellent and Babe (yes thats her real name) the bartender is one of the best in the business. The owners are friendly enough just more interested in being trendy then a good local.
08-17-2010 03:40:35 |
More by justbeer
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 3.5 | food: 5 | $$
Went there last night for a little dinner with friends that have never been before we went to a bar not far away. I have been there once and let me just say that it was way better than I remembered!
Very good bar menu...you definitly get what you pay for. I was all over the board with my orders(I enjoy trying things not avail local to me) and one problem my first 3 choices we unavailable. Bottle and draft. Friday night yes, but come on I was disappointed to have to go with third/forth decisions.
Atmosphere was a little louder than would have liked. I mean I am young(29) and can handle but the issue was the "manager" I assume kept on screwing with volume in corner causing people to talk super loud .
Also one last thing...Pub shirts....I love collecting them as sort of conversation starters at other bars. I am a walking billboard 6'9", as a matter or fact currently wearing a Peter B's shirt in Monteray that says on back "Love may be blind but marriage is a real eye opener" and I am about to go to Ports Hoptoberfest...but when you ask the server a simple Q if the logo is on back and she doesnt know and the hostess cant open the case and lastly all there was were S/M HELLO...she said "we just dont sell many of these..." Well I guess you didnt sell another.
All and all place is great, try the Lamb Burger (*excellent*), beer selection a little pricey and sparse but a great time.
Will be back.
10-29-2011 17:42:11 |
More by Kevin1082
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