Haven Gastropub opened in September of 2009 to a record crowd of 500,000+ attending the annual Orange International Street Fair. Since then, Haven Gastropub has already been recognized by both the Orange County Register and the readers of OC Weekly as the Best New Restaurant of 2009.
The gastropub movement started in the early 90’s in London, England. The idea of taking an existing pub, injecting a gourmet chef, and elevating the experience for its patrons crossed the pond and has been permeating this country for a few years now. Only recently has Orange County become a destination for such fare.
Haven Gastropub’s mission is to provide high quality, freshly prepared food at reasonable prices, maintaining purveyors of local or organic produce, sustainable seafood, and humanely raised meat and poultry as often as possible.
Haven Gastropub also goes further to provide a unique selection of beer, wine, and cocktails to enjoy alongside the food.
Haven Gastropub strives to make available beers that are reserved or highly allocated for only the most serious beer-centric restaurants and pubs. Annual releases, brewery collaborations, and just plain hard to find beers somehow find their way into the cold storage space at Haven Gastropub.
Haven Gastropub carries a vast selection of wines by the glass and by the bottle. Boutique wineries are sought out, to give the guests a chance to indulge in something they may have never tried before. While you may recognize a few wineries by name, you will notice even more that you’ve probably never heard of. The team at Haven Gastropub has painstakingly gone through many a wine tasting to find these gems…
On the cocktail side, Haven Gastropub has many unique offerings as well. Recipes developed by Haven’s own grace the bartop throughout the evening. Spirits not seen in your average bar, such as those created by Modern Spirits in Monrovia, CA are used to create delicious cocktails to help elevate your experience.
Co-hosted by Jennifer Horn.