Eatery - The Globe Dine Bar (CA)

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12926 Main St, Garden Grove, CA 92840
Pricing - $$/$$$ | Dining - Casual | Cuisine - Gastropub, European

(In honor of Cinco de Mayo, an alcohol-related post...because people use the day as an excuse to drink.) Two of my friends have been regulars at The Globe since pretty much the day it opened. They keep telling me that I have to go, so one day I finally made my way there after work. Unfortunately I had already eaten dinner elsewhere so I didn't get a chance to try the amazing food (so reviews and they say). However, I did get to see the bar side of things and how the service was.


The service was superb. I wasn't sure at first if it was just because my friends knew the owners quite well from all their visits, but then I saw how they treated other customers. Fantastic! Duc and I decided to get 1 flight each so we could share; tasting 8 different Belgian beers sounds like great plan huh? Since we both like stouts and porters but Belgian beers aren't really like that, we left it up to the owner to pour for us. Mine had Leffe Brune, St. Bernard Prior 8, Kwak, and Piraat. His had Grimbergen Dubbel, Gulden Draak, Delirium Nocturnum, and St. Bernard Abt 12. They were all stellar but the ones we liked best were the Gulden Draak, Piraat, and St. Bernard Abt 12. Oh those Trappist monks and their awesome skills of brewing.

We also decided that we needed to do some Lambics. Actually, he hadn't had them before so we went with the cherry and peach ones. One of the great things about The Globe is that they have the proper glass (with the logo too!) for every beer they serve. The cherry was actually much too tart for my liking but that peach was excellent. It was like an alcoholic cider that was peachy. I ended up mixing some of the cherry with the peach towards the end which made a delicious mix.

As for the talking of excellent service, we were treated with cream puffs and strawberries dipped in Belgian chocolate, probably because my friends were such regulars. Fabulous - the Belgian chocolate made such a difference. I'll have to come back for the food sometime but as for the brews? They were actually quite pricey once we got the bill. Talk about sticker shock! I'll just return to see how the food holds up to the brews but otherwise, it's a bit hard to justify dropping nearly $40 that night on the equivalent of two pints.