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Goat Hill Tavern

) #235 of 425 Restaurants in Costa Mesa £ , , American
1830 Newport Blvd, Costa Mesa, CA 92627-2710
+1 949-548-8428
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  • Excellent19%
  • Very good46%
  • Average22%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible11%
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“goat hill” (5 reviews)
“beers on tap” (8 reviews)
“dive bar” (7 reviews)
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Bar, Pub, American, Brew Pub
1830 Newport Blvd, Costa Mesa, CA 92627-2710
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Reviewed 7 November 2012

What a great bar! A huge selection of different beers of all styles, good music and a (younger) but eclectic clientele.

Thank diverNewark
Reviewed 13 October 2012

What a dump! ("Dive" is reserved for more classy establishments.) We could not determine what was more filthy - the patrons, restrooms or manners of their less than charming bar concierge, "Ian." (The latter has fully embraced the career option of pandering exclusively to losers...More

1  Thank Mungo M
Reviewed 21 August 2012

This place is a great dive bar with some sweet drink deals during the week....50% off all drinks(I was getting pitchers of High Life for $5.25..!!)from 8-9 sun-wed...7-8 Thurs and 5-6 on fri...great deals....and big bowls of peanuts for $3...

Thank broadstreetbully
Reviewed 1 October 2011

I have an incredible fondness for The Goat for many reasons. My last birthday was spent enjoying it at this wonderful place where refined beer flows from great bartenders that are happy handing you your next delicious adventure of beer. It is a place without...More

1  Thank graciecamacho
Reviewed 26 September 2011

I finally made it to The Goat Hill Tavern and it is much like I had anticipated from the reviews. The bar itself is unique ... and sometimes dirty and smelly. It can get quite crowded on Friday & Saturday night. Earlier in the evening...More

1  Thank shoffmei
Reviewed 5 July 2011

This is both a dive bar, sports bar, and tap room. They have over 100 beers on tap with a nice selection domestic, imported, and craft beers. Great selection of India Pale Ales which I am partial to. The food consists of peanuts and pickled...More

1  Thank moelmsch
Reviewed 5 July 2011

There is no food who even wrote that ? Wait they have peanuts! Great deals, beer, and pool ... Good times

Thank Tommyneff
Reviewed 26 December 2008

Fun bar atmosphere but few food offerings.

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Reviewed 13 June 2008

They have food here? I didn't realize they even had food here. I must have been drunker than I thought!

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Reviewed 29 January 2008

beers are great

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Bar, Pub, American, Brew Pub
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
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11:00 - 02:00
01:00 - 02:00
01:00 - 02:00
01:00 - 02:00
01:00 - 02:00
12:00 - 02:00
11:00 - 02:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1830 Newport Blvd, Costa Mesa, CA 92627-2710
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Orange County  >  Costa Mesa
  • Phone Number: +1 949-548-8428
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Located in sunny Costa Mesa, California - on Newport & Harbor Blvd. "The Goat" was originally known as Zeb's World Famous Boathouse then later named Henry & Harry's Goat Hill Tavern - and it's now become an Orange County staple. Goat Hill Tavern is World Famous for its more than 141 beers on tap (check the Guinness Book of World Records!) And has been voted Best Dive Bar in O.C. Register's "Best of O.C." Every year since 2010. Beer lovers alike travel to The Goat and to get their fix with about any beer you could imagine - including seasonal and rotating craft beer selections throughout the year. Round up your friends and out of town visitors because The Goat Hill Tavern is one Orange County destination you can't afford to miss out on! Get used to the peanut shells on the floor because that's all we have for food, and feel free to toss the shells when you're finished cracking. Enjoy a game of billiards, shuffleboard, or foosball and have a smoke on our covered patio side of the bar. Plenty of HDTV's line the patio and bar so you can watch the game while having a couple drinks.
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