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JT Schmid's Restaurant & Brewery
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$$$ - a bit pricey
[ Brewery, Eatery ]
2610 E. Katella Ave.
phone: (714) 634-9200
(Place added by: Dogbrick)
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vibe: 3 | quality: 2 | service: 2 | selection: 2.5 | $$
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: 3.5 | quality: 3.5 | service: 1 | selection: 2 | food: 4 | $$
This is right next to the Ayres hotel in Anaheim so I went there twice last over the weekend. The restaurant itself is nice with a clean look about it. It was pretty empty both times I went here.
I had the sliders the first time, and these were overly greasy. The second time I went I had the pizza and this was surprisingly good.
The beer is mediocre, which is better than I expected. They don't have a single guest tap, so you have no choice but to drink their beer.
The prices were reasonable.
The service here is terrible. The bartenders had horrible attitudes and seemed like incredibly miserable people. Servers would come up to the bar and talk shit about patrons at tables, not caring who overheard. Bartenders wouldn't make eye contact with patrons and would just walk away when people were ordering. It took forever to place orders and get the check both times. The day shift was bad and the night shift was bad, so apparently the theme of negativity is pervasive with the staff.
Definitely not a place to seek out.
03-19-2012 17:22:32 |
More by HopHead84
vibe: 3 | quality: 3 | service: 3 | selection: 3 | food: 3.5 | $$$
JT Schmid's is located across the street from the Anaheim Pond where the Mighty Ducks play. The place doesn't really get too crowded unless there is a game on, so I tend to hit up the joint only when I know there isn't going to be traffic. Reason being, better service if the place is empty...if it is full, you never know what kind of service you are going to get.
I have been to JT's a few times since I live in the area. I believe it to be a bit pricey and nothing special. It is one of the hipster brewpubs that does a better job hyping up the overpriced menu than making good beer. All the selections that I have had I have not really enjoyed too much. Their beer is average, so I only go there with people that drag me there because it is in the "middle" of everyone.
It is a nice set-up inside and is accomodating to all types of drinkers, but not to dedicated beer fans. My friends enjoy their Hef, but I think the only decent beers are the Stout and the IPA.
The breakdown. Not a lot of veggie stuff on the menu, the beer is average to below par and it is pricey. Go there if you have to, but don't make a special trip. Hit up TAPS or Hollingshead instead.
04-18-2006 22:44:11 |
More by PuckLSHS
vibe: 3 | quality: 3 | service: 4 | selection: 3 | food: 3.5 | $$
Another brew pub that I stopped by after spending a day at Disneyland. About a 15 minute drive. I made sure there were no sporting events going on as it is located right across from a sporting venue. 6 beers on tap. Nothing too memorable with a Honey Ale as their seasonal - at winter time too. Food was fine...I just ordered a burger. Service was good, but then again, when I was there, they were not very busy at all. I could see, maybe, coming here before a Hockey Game, but not really going out of my way to make it here.
12-08-2008 16:26:54 |
More by hopdog
vibe: 3 | quality: 3 | service: 4 | selection: 3 | food: 4 | $$$
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: 3.5 | quality: 3 | service: 4 | selection: 3.5 | food: 3
This is a fairly nondescript spot at a nondescript location near Anaheim Stadium and the Arrowhead Pond. It's got that modern look that could form the backdrop for a macrobrew commercial. I went with some friends before a hockey game, and the place was fairly lively. The beers is passable but not worth going out of the way to find. The food selection is varied but by no means inspired. The service is friendly and prompt. It's better than most of the spots that are walking distance to the stadium and arena, but that's about it.
02-24-2003 21:16:12 |
More by mickeymac
vibe: 4 | quality: 3.5 | service: 3.5 | selection: 3 | $$$
Although this establishment has been around for ten years, I never stepped inside the place until yesterday. It was my first day of school and the weather was hot, so why not try out the place for a beer?
The inside is extrememly plush and looks like it was opened ten days ago instead of ten years ago. The bar sits in the middle of the restaurant with televisions dominating one side of a wall. It was very quiet inside, not surprising given it was 3pm on a Monday, with blues playing from the ceiling and contributing to the atmosphere. I stepped to the bar and peaked at their drafts. Five beers were printned on the menu (blonde ale, IPA, hefeweizen, amber, and extra stout). My got my hefeweizen and was refreshed.
But I was heartbroken over a few issues. First, I was dissapointed to learn there was NO HAPPY HOUR. Most brewpubs I've been to have a happy hour, but this was did not. Another issue I had was the price of drafts. Pints went for $5.50 while most other brewpubs take out a dollar or more. Going with the surroundings, it's going to take a little more from your wallet should you decide to come here, for both food and beer. Speaking of food, I didn't try any, but there were a few at the bar who had were eating some tasty-looking entrees.
JT's is a fresh, modern looking restaurant. The brewpub part seems to be a sideshow where steaks and wood-fired pizzas take the spotlight. Give it a try if you happen to be in the area, but it's not the end of the world if you don't.
08-21-2007 22:15:22 |
More by DoubleJ
vibe: 3 | quality: 3.5 | service: 3.5 | selection: 3.5 | food: 3.5 | $$
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: 3.5 | quality: 4 | service: 3.5 | selection: 3 | $$$
*** Stop in if you are going to an Angels or Ducks game across the street. Otherwise, don't bother ***
Life is full of ironies, eh? I woke up to read an article about improving the area around the baseball stadium and one mention of JT's Brewery was in the article so I considerd checking it out. Later that day I get a free ticket to the Angels game and lo and behold we hit JT Schmid's. It's a modern clean wood and metal interior restaurant first and a brewpub second. Swag and merch is hocked the minute you walk in. Go capitalists! We passed on the food and went right for the homerun flavor: IPA.
The IPA rocked! Killer IPA. We even went back for another after the game.
Selection is average. A stout, lager, IPA, red and another yawn inducer. No artisianal beers but oh, that IPA!
Staff was running ragged swinging suds for the crowd that no doubt is a result of the game. Kinda tunafied when I paid that tab so I forget exactly how much but it was pricey. They DON'T FILL GROWLERS.
Could you bring your Mother here? Yes. Mom could cop a squat with ease.
Last call: The bathrooms look like your high school principal's office. Only had the IPA 'cos the selection bah-lows! Go IPA suckah! Now growler it, bitches!
08-21-2006 05:20:52 |
More by blitheringidiot
vibe: 3 | quality: 3 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | food: 3.5 | $$$
Drove past it a million times and finally decided to stop by this weekend with the wife to try it out.
We stopped by early, before 5pm and before the Angel fans showed. There were a few present, but the place was pretty empty for the most part. I hear it gets quite crowded when there is a game on.
The atmosphere is nice and somewhat trendy. We were seated near the front door and the sun was somewhat of a problem. Not planning on staying exceptionally long, we dealt with it.
The service was good and our waitress was very attentive. The selection was good as we both managed to find something to our liking. I ordered the Ahi tuna starter and my wife ordered the grilled halibut steak and a side of fresh asperagus. For $24, the halibut steak was tiny but fortunately, I wasn't very hungry so splitting the plate filled us both. We finished with the apple pizza desert which was good, just make sure to ask to have the whipping cream on the side.
I ordered the beer sampler and unfortunately they did not have the honey ale. If memory services me correct, the had a blonde ale, a hefeweizen, amber ale, ipa, a stout, and since they were out of the honey ale, she gave us an extra blonde ale sampler. The sampler was somewhat of a let down. The beer here is average at best. The stout was not bad and the IPA was ok but I really didn't care for the rest.
A bit overpriced, mediocre beer, decent food, good service and selection - I'll probably pass on this place in the future. If you're in the area, it's worth checking out but there is definitely better food, beer, and prices elsewhere.
07-05-2006 04:09:21 |
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