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Goat Hill Tavern

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1830 Newport Blvd, Costa Mesa, CA 92627-2710
+1 949-548-8428
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11:00 - 02:00
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Mon - Thu 01:00 - 02:00
Fri 12:00 - 02:00
Sat - Sun 11:00 - 02:00
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Grants Pass, Oregon
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237 reviews
141 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 71 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 February 2016

Ended up here on a recent business trip looking for a evening cocktail. Smelled like vomit and stale beer. Very busy on a Thursday night. great to people watch but beware the weirdo's. They do have employees who watch out for the crowd but still be on your guard. Bathrooms are disgusting.

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Thank Dawn D
Forest Park, Illinois
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65 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 January 2016

Mixed feelings about this bar - not at all my type of place, but it's a destination of sorts and it's worth a visit for the experience. We went on a Tuesday night and it was not crowded, but it was still very loud. The music is loud, and at times someone makes deafening announcements over a PA system. For... More 

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Porterville, California
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77 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 August 2015

I visited this bar about 20 years ago with some friends for a bachelor party. Since I don't get down to the Coast Mesa area very often, I have never been back. Recently, while on a business trip to Orange County, I decided to go back and see how things have changed. Amazingly, very little had. There was still the... More 

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Newport Mesa
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57 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 July 2015 via mobile

Hard to get a drink. Too crowded. Kind of dumpy. Place used to be fun back in the day. Drinks aren't as stiff as the used to be.

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Thank DMFJ
Claremont, California
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23 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 March 2015

We walked in and sat down at the bar on a warm afternoon in March. It was hot and stale inside and smelled like the beer on the floor hadn't been scrubbed out in decades. After 10 minutes of getting no service we walked ... no RAN out the door and were very happy we did.

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Thank ChainOLakes
Newport Beach, California
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70 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 March 2015

The Goat Hill Tavern is what one would consider the upper-end of the dive bar scene. Its rustic setting means that the crowd can and will get loud and out of control from time to time. The location is smack dab in the upper Newport Beach club scene and a short distance from Triangle Square, a hub of food and... More 

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Thank Reid F. K
Newport Beach, California
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132 reviews
110 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 February 2015

ThE PlacE SmelL LIke VOMIT And iT haS A Lot Of SmellY SmokerS. due to tHe NASty SmeIL, wE LEft RighT AWay.

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Newport Mesa
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57 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 July 2014 via mobile

GOAT = Greatest Of All Time Enough said! This is quite the best dive bar this side of the Mississippi! I frequent this place on special occasions. Thought its like a high school reunion it's a great place to have a drink and kick back.

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Thank DMFJ
Galway, Ireland
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78 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 February 2014

The great thing about this bar (which is not, as you might see reported here, a "restaurant") is its atmosphere. Old street signs, football shirts, old pictures coming from who-knows-where, a juke box, wooden tables: once you step in, if you're a foreigner, you immediately recognize this bar even if you've never set eyes on it. It's the same as... More 

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Newtown, Pennsylvania
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83 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 January 2014

Very good bar, all beers on tap, broad and complete listing of craft beers. No food, so don't go here to eat, but a good plae to go for a good beer, peanuts and chips. Many local decorations, and this is apparently what Costa Mesa was know for years ago, so check it out!

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    2 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    3 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Bar, Pub, American, Brew Pub
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Seating
Good for
Bar Scene
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 - 02:00
Monday
01:00 - 02:00
Tuesday
01:00 - 02:00
Wednesday
01:00 - 02:00
Thursday
01:00 - 02:00
Friday
12:00 - 02:00
Saturday
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
Description
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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