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Newport Beach Brewing Company
Active Beers: 26
Beer Ratings: 91
Beer Avg: 3.59
Taps: - / Bottles: -
Cask: / Beer-to-Go: N
$$ - reasonable
[ Brewery, Bar, Eatery ]
2920 Newport Blvd.
phone: (949) 675-8449
(Place added by: WVbeergeek)
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| Reviews: 33 | Show All Ratings:
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 4 | service: 4.5 | selection: 3.5 | food: 3.5 | $$$
I found the Newport Beach Brewing Company to be very inviting with a very friendly vibe.
Located in the heart of Newport Beach, the streets are very busy and there are plenty of shops and restaurants in the area. They have their own parking lot and this is a major plus because the street parking if any can be found is metered and no one likes to venture out to the meter every couple of hours.
The building is good sized. If feels like a sports bar brew pub on the inside. A plain but warm atmosphere to this pub. Nothing fancy or overwhelming but not boring either. Two bars and brewing equipment behind each bar. Both bars are medium sized and made out of wood. Plenty of tables and chairs fill the rest of the floor space. A good number of t.v.s for sports viewing in various places for the sports viewer. I am sure they do great business during football season. A good sized out door patio where one can people watch. They have heat lamps for cooler evenings.
The service was excellent. I sat at the bar and the bartender was friendly, attentive and genuinely made me feel like a regular. Cheers to him. This is a very well run establishment.
The food was good. Better than cheap bar food but not gourmet. Check the website for the menu listings. It is pretty vast. Burgers, salads, fish n' chips and plenty of other items. This is a very good spot to have lunch. They also have a full bar. I did not notice guest beers. I think they carry some macros but no other craft of micro brewed beers.
They generally have between three and five of their own beers on the taps at any given time. I tried the Brisbee's ESB and I have to say it was very nice. The O'razio's Irish Stout was pretty good. Nothing spectacular. Tons of nitro in this one. It took forever for the beer to settle down. I thought it was going to jump out of the glass. Anyway I hear their John Wayne Stout is very bold and well crafted but it was not on tap at this time. Check the website for the beers that are on tap at that time.
I will return to the NBBC if I am in Newport Beach. I would not make a special trip down here but I do recommend giving this place a try.
Note: They do have growlers but first purchase is 'ouch' twenty dollars. After that the growler fills are nine dollars.
07-02-2004 07:20:49 |
More by Rumrunner
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 3 | service: 3 | selection: 3 | food: 3.5
Pretty cool location right in the heart of Newport Beach. (seemed that way to my touristy eyes.) Decent parking in the back which surprised me given it is SOCAL. L-shaped bar dominates the right side as you walk in and behind the bar sits the brewing equipment. Based on my quick scan, the brewing has seen better days at this establishment. Staff was somewhat friendly, although the Hell's Angle working the door was an interesting touch. Beer was basic micro with pretty poor efforts and 2 decent ones. food was actually prettty good and this seems like much more of a restaurant than a beer haven. Have to say it was decent but by California standards wasn't up to the competition.
12-27-2003 04:39:52 |
More by CRJMellor
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 4 | service: 3.5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 3.5
Located on the Balboa Peninsula, this was the third brewpub opened in Orange County. Our first stop when reached Newport Beach this summer, this place was an amazing little brewpub.
The brewing equipment is all located behind the bar, and this place is a comfortable environment to catch some lunch and a brew. As for the service they were helpful in selecting the beers for our sampler, and at helping us choose a sandwich for lunch. They had about eight beers running when were there the beers that left an impression were Beach Blonde, and the Wedge Weizen named after the famous surfing locale, along with the John Wayne Stout, a two time GABF winner. We were really hungry, so everything was really good. Any food was good at the time so I can't give their food fair judgement. A great place to chill after hitting the beach!
03-30-2003 08:49:38 |
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Newport Beach Brewing Company in Newport Beach, CA
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