The Yard House
Costa Mesa, CA 92627
OC Weekly's Description
It can be argued the Yardhouse franchise is among the original gastropubs, with its emphasis on carefully crafted cuisine and unique mixed drinks. But Yardhouse is best-known for its vast beer selection, with 180 on tap. The selection changes slightly with the seasons, but a majority are available year-round. The Yardhouse also offers mixed drinks: cocktails, martinis, even beer combinations. The interior is dark, with rich, wooden booths and tables with low-slung lights hovering above. The best lighting can be found at the brushed, stainless-steel bar in the middle of the room, showing they know what matters here. Large, modern-art murals hang over black- leather booths, and there are more than a dozen flat-screen TVs spread throughout the room. The Yardhouse in Costa Mesa also features a patio that looks out onto Newport Boulevard.
Tips from foursquare
Mac&cheese squared is like heaven in your mouth
How many beers on tap? Lots and great happy hour nice location
Try "Utopia" by Sam Adams. $20 shot but worth saying you tried it (bottles of this stuff retail for $600+!)
If you like Blue Moon or similar wheat beers, try the Weihenstephaner Hefeweissbier. It's hard to find at most places, and AMAZING. Protip: The brewery typically kills it at the world beer awards.
They have Oktoberfest specials right now. König Ludwig Weissbier, brats, and pretzels. The pretzels are like breadsticks...not twisted.