Best Neighborhood Bar/Central OC Orange County 2007 - The Olde Ship
Conveniently located on 17th Street in Santa Ana?but, unfortunately, just outside walking distance from the Weekly?s offices?is the best source of bottled ships, maritime paraphernalia and British food you?re likely to find in Orange County. And by British food, we mean the kind with a 2-inch coffee-colored head that froths and settles in your glass and has a name like Boddington?s, Fuller?s London Pride, Newcastle, Bass or Guinness. Besides beer, the Olde Ship has several wide-screen televisions tuned to Barclay?s Premier League socc?er, football, a full bar and actual (solid) food, including a fantastic, peppery meat sandwich called the Captain?s Burger, excellent fish and chips, curries, bangers and mash, and black pudding, all of which will be served to your table by a nice blond waitress who?s always there and always seems to know your name, no matter who you are: ?Luv.?