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JT Schmid's Restaurant & Brewery
Active Beers: 8
Beer Ratings: 63
Beer Avg: 2.98
Taps: - / Bottles: -
Cask: / Beer-to-Go: N
$$$ - a bit pricey
[ Brewery, Eatery ]
2610 E. Katella Ave.
phone: (714) 634-9200
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Reviews by Rumrunner:
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 3.5 | food: 4 | $$$
A group of us stopped in here for drinks and food before seeing the Jimmy Buffett concert this past weekend. Excellent show!!
JT Schmid's is located across the street from the Anaheim Pond. This is where the Mighty Ducks hockey team plays and they have plenty of concerts and other shows throughout the year. If you do not mind paying extra for parking you can leave your car there and walk to the pond. This was convienent for us after the show as we were able to turn on to the street away from the mess of traffic and find an alternate route to the freeway. JT Schmid's is also close to Edison field where the Angel's play.
A very large open main room flanked by two other dining rooms. The main room has a large bar in the middle. Booths and tables surround the bar. Plenty of tv's as this place has a very sporty bar atmosphere to it. The brewery equipment is behind large glass windows in the back of the main room. Nothing overly special or interesting about the decor. Very clean and well attended. The outdoor patio area is very nice and decent size. It has a fire pit and heat lamps for chilly nights. A great place for a pint when the weather is warm.
Our server was very attentive. She did her rounds in a timely fashion and was prompt with the drink orders. A cheery lass which always makes a visit more enjoyable.
The food was very good. The menu is a good mix of pub grub and American cuisine. Prices range from cheap to fair. Nothing too expensive. Everyone in the group liked their food. There is a full bar for the non beer drinker.
The beers. Hmmm... Where to start? The IPA is serviceable. It is good but nothing too creative comes to mind. I wish they would give it a push. My girlfriend thought the Honey Ale was too metallic and not a very good beer at all. The amber was pretty good. None of the beers we had were spectacular. They were all in all 'okay.' Macros were in bottles.
Overall a good place to have a couple of drinks before a game or a show. I would not make a special trip out here just for the beers.
01-29-2004 06:45:23 |
More by Rumrunner
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vibe: 3.5 | quality: 3.5 | service: 1 | selection: 2 | food: 4 | $$
This is right next to the Ayres hotel in Anaheim so I went there twice last over the weekend. The restaurant itself is nice with a clean look about it. It was pretty empty both times I went here.
I had the sliders the first time, and these were overly greasy. The second time I went I had the pizza and this was surprisingly good.
The beer is mediocre, which is better than I expected. They don't have a single guest tap, so you have no choice but to drink their beer.
The prices were reasonable.
The service here is terrible. The bartenders had horrible attitudes and seemed like incredibly miserable people. Servers would come up to the bar and talk shit about patrons at tables, not caring who overheard. Bartenders wouldn't make eye contact with patrons and would just walk away when people were ordering. It took forever to place orders and get the check both times. The day shift was bad and the night shift was bad, so apparently the theme of negativity is pervasive with the staff.
Definitely not a place to seek out.
03-19-2012 17:22:32 |
More by HopHead84
vibe: 3 | quality: 2 | service: 2 | selection: 2.5 | $$
Visited in 2009 to tick their beers and again in 2010 to try the Roggenbier. Both times I stopped in were during the day.
The place is pretty and clean. Really nice counter tops, and tables. Parking is a bitch. There are all of about 3 parking spots out front and everyone else gets to park in the dirt parking lot out back.
Servers are sparse and they dont know much about the beer, which isn't all that bad so long as the info is on the menu. But even when the servers do talk they dont say much, just "what can I get you?" and "that'll be $6."
Haven't tried the food yet, maybe some day I will. I'm imagine that this place fills up on game days as it's across from the Pond and down the street from the Angel's stadium.
Reviewed on: 01-30-2011 06:53:33
01-30-2011 06:54:58 |
More by t0rin0
vibe: 3 | quality: 3 | service: 4 | selection: 3 | food: 4 | $$$
This is usually my stop before an Angels game so I don't have to pay $12 for a corona at the game.
The place has a chain feel to it. From the waiters to the menu to pretty much everything about it. It is a chain. But I was just pointing out that it feels like one for sure. Food is pretty good but a little pricey but not too bad. The beer is just OK. Nothin to really say about it. Typical brew pub beers. Hefe, oat stout, ipa, pale, kolsh. Nothing interesting. I really wish there was something better to go to before the game. Maybe I will have to open something ; )
02-16-2010 12:15:19 |
More by PeprSprYoFace
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 3.5 | food: 3.5 | $$
JT's is the best place for beers in Anaheim. If that means anything.
They were the only brewery in the are where all the beers were drinkable, even order-able.
Atmosphere is sports bar meets brewery meets restaurant. With a good mix. Fun for an Angels (and I am sure Ducks) game, but subdued for an afternoon happy hour. There are a dozen or so TVs, so you can see one in every seat, but also few enough to ignore them. They turn on a 80s90s mix of music when there are not local games on.
Great patio, not too much sun or shade. Small bar in courtyard when they are busy.
The main bar in the center seats about 35, so it is fun. There is power at the end closest to the fermenters, so you can plug in your computer; and they have free wireless.
Food is typical pub trying to be more then a pub-fare.
I very much like this place, very comfortable at the bar. Just about perfect for the area.
06-26-2009 00:11:02 |
More by moreyeel
vibe: 3 | quality: 3 | service: 4 | selection: 3 | food: 3.5 | $$
Another brew pub that I stopped by after spending a day at Disneyland. About a 15 minute drive. I made sure there were no sporting events going on as it is located right across from a sporting venue. 6 beers on tap. Nothing too memorable with a Honey Ale as their seasonal - at winter time too. Food was fine...I just ordered a burger. Service was good, but then again, when I was there, they were not very busy at all. I could see, maybe, coming here before a Hockey Game, but not really going out of my way to make it here.
12-08-2008 16:26:54 |
More by hopdog
vibe: 3 | quality: 3.5 | service: 3.5 | selection: 3.5 | food: 3.5 | $$
Located right across from The Pond & right down the street from Disneyland in Anaheim. Situated in wacky strip mall like spot. Parking was kinda difficult. Lots of TVs as it seems to be a sports fan & family type restaurant destination.
6 or so of their own brewed beers. I had the stout, which I really liked as it was nice & dry, and the IPA. The IPA was nice & hoppy. Nothing to overwhelm you, but a nice example of the style.
The server was quite nice & attentive. No worries in that department.
Food was fine. Had nachos, a burger, & chicken sandwich.
Good spot to stop in at if going to a game, but there are better options in town.
10-19-2008 20:47:53 |
More by bbothen
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 5 | selection: 3.5 | $$
This place sat in the shadow of the Honda Center, which was right across the street. Our server, Diana Z., told us that she did $10 K in sales one night while working on the patio and for that reason, she recommended that people NOT visit after a Ducks game. The place gets jammed to the gills, the servers become frazzled, and it just is not pleasant.
It was pleasant at opening on a Saturday morning just after opening when my brother and I stopped by on our Orange County excursion. The parking lot fronted a large archway followed by a sweeping path up to the front door and beyond that, a patio area. Entering, the m.d.s. with its glass case for logo items sat at a left-oblique with the oddly angular mica and dark marble-topped bar beyond and on a right-oblique to the doorway. Against the back wall, behind glass, was a bank of six (6) FVs, followed by the brewhouse off to the right. The right wall was dominated by the kitchen, which was also behind glass. The Barley Room, a banquet facility, was in the far left rear corner and the Reagan Room, a semi-private meeting room, was directly to the left of the m.d.s.
Beers: Extra Stout (6.7); Emil's Amber Ale (5.2); Hefeweizen (5.2); JT Light (4.8); IPA (6.9); and Honey Ale (5.8). Both my brother and I stuck to the very hoppy IPA. Note: No growler sales due to their proximity to the local sports venues.
Mom: On a slow day like when we visited, sure! On a game night, even I might be headed elsewhere.
08-20-2008 17:46:38 |
More by woodychandler
vibe: 3 | quality: 4 | service: 3.5 | selection: 3.5 | food: 4 | $$$
There are some place that I have to go to a few times...to at least get a feel for the place before I make a judgement about it. This is one of those places.
Atmosphere: Descent-vibe, but a little up-scale to just go there and enjoy a beer.
Quality: Up-scale and very nice.
Selection: Okay selection with about 6 to 8 Schmid's brewed beers on-tap. Typical beers like IPA, Stout, Hefe and so on.
Food: Very tasty. A little over-priced.
Overall: Not the first place I think of going to...but they do brew descent and good quality beer. A nice change of pace is the best way to describe this place. You won't be disappointed, but you won't leave the place overly excited.
08-16-2008 20:49:05 |
More by OlieIPA
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 3.5 | service: 3.5 | selection: 3.5 | food: 4 | $$
Visited on a Friday afternoon just before 1:00pm. Note that JT Schmid's is literally across the street from Honda Stadium (aka Pond of Anaheim). Plan accordingly: avoid the area if there's a game or concert.
Parking was a moderate hassle; all paved spots were taken in the smallish strip mall, so we parked in a dirt lot around the corner.
We were seated on the breezy, shaded outdoor patio with its own bar (closed during our visit). There were a couple of other parties on the patio: one large, one small. The interior decor was the boringly familiar dark room decorated in brass and dark wood with the requisite flat screens beaming sports at everyone's eyeballs. It was, however, a good sized room that was almost full for Friday lunch.
The beers were a notch above average, as was the food. We ordered the nachos. Even though it's on the appetizer menu, there was enough on this one plate to feed two hungry men. They did get a little soggy by the end, but they were very tasty and sported what seemed like site-made chips.
Worth a visit if in the area, but not really a destination.
03-13-2008 03:13:01 |
More by charlzm
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JT Schmid's Restaurant & Brewery in Anaheim, CA