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Hi-Time Wine Cellars

250 Ogle St. Costa Mesa, CA 92627 | Costa Mesa | 949-650-8463

Location Description:

Not sure if there's a restaurant in OC that serves it, but the best wine since the days of Dionysus is Commandaria St. John, an elixir from Cyprus that's reputed to be the oldest vintage in the world. Hi-Time Wine Cellar also stocks nearly every other hooch on the planet.


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  • Cuisine(s): Wine Bar
  • Hours: Sun 10am-7pm, Mon-Wed 9am-8pm, Thu-Sat 9am-9pm
  • Price: $$
  • Alcohol: Beer/Wine
  • Reservations: Accepted, Not Necessary
  • Parking: Free
  • Payment Types: All Major Credit Cards, cash
  • Attire: Casual
  • Features: Wheelchair Accessible

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