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Goat Hill Tavern

Bar, Pub, American, Brew Pub
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1830 Newport Blvd, Costa Mesa, CA 92627-2710
+1 949-548-8428
01:00 - 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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Tucson, Arizona
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50 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Goat Hill was opened by Robert R. "Zeb" Ziemer after he closed Zeb's World Famous Boathouse in Santa Ana. Only the mind of this Navy veteran could come with the unbelievable assortment of signs, and hard to find collectibles that adorn the walls and ceiling. One could spend a week and not notice everything. A nautical leaning for sure but... More 

Thank tavysandin
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8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Great dive bar, STRONG drinks, many beers on tap, colorful locals and loud music. Always a good last stop.

Thank Michele E
Tucson, Arizona
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

They Tavern has a great beer selection. I have never seen so many beers on tap. Overwhelmed with the options, I stuck with a simple heineken lager, going with what I know. The beer tasted fine, but their was something off with the pints they used. Not sure if they were washed in dirty water or an old rag, but... More 

Thank roberthayes173
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11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 3 February 2017 via mobile

I love this bar because it's so close to the action in Newport. Walking distance to other bars and they have a lot of beers on tap. They have games, a patio, and a linking room. This place is pretty big and can be chaotic on weekends. Tons of people but the best atmosphere. My favorite!

Thank Anissa M
Grants Pass, Oregon
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260 reviews
158 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 74 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 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.

Thank Dawn D
Forest Park, Illinois
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67 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
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 

Thank k e
Porterville, California
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77 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
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 

Thank DGriz
Newport Mesa
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57 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 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.

Thank DMFJ
Claremont, California
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23 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
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.

Thank ChainOLakes
Newport Beach, California
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70 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 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 

Thank Reid F. K

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    2.5 of 5 bubbles
    3 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Bar, Pub, American, Brew Pub
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Good for
Bar Scene
Open Hours
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
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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