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Hennessey's Tavern

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American, Irish, Bar, Pub
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213 Ocean Ave, Laguna Beach, CA 92651-2106
+1 949-494-2743
09:00 - 02:00
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Mon - Fri 10:00 - 02:00
Sat - Sun 09:00 - 02:00
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Portsmouth, United Kingdom
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11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

You know when you think you're smart by googling the timetable for the bus that runs between HB & Laguna beach, you get on the bus & skilfully buy your budget day ticket without even a raised eyebrow from the driver and manage to find two seats together on a moderately busy bus then suddenly you find yourself 2/3rds surrounded... More 

Thank Jim G
Naples, FL
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8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 November 2016 via mobile

We went on Halloween night to catch a bite and the costume scene. They were out of many popular items on the menu. My beverage glass wasn't rinsed well and my drink tastes like soap. Service was pretty slow, although friendly. Bathrooms, etc. were pretty filthy and most definitely in need of a remodel. Sorry, but pretty bad.

Thank SukelNaples
Santa Fe, New Mexico
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 October 2016

We just had drinks but was very nice to sit on the porch near the street and have fresh air and watch people.

Thank SSZ87504
Torrance CA
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97 reviews
67 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 September 2016

We happened to drop in on Henessey’s regular Hamburger Tuesday. The place was half full around 7 PM, and my handicapped wife and I were welcomed graciously. We ordered the top of the menu herb-butter and bacon burger, which was very good, together with the standard fries and a pickle. The fries were very good too, crisp and flavorful.

Thank rendahl
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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 September 2016 via mobile

Stopped here for a beer before dinner. It was a great place. Beer was cold Bavarian Pretzel with mustard was very good. Came back the next day for lunch!

Thank Christine W
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128 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 103 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 September 2016 via mobile

Had an early eve bite and vino . We tried the Octoberfest burger on a pretzel bun....bar food very tasty. Enjoyed the outdoor seating. Pleasant wait staff , nice wine by the glass selection . Location in the heart of the action

Thank fellacher
San Diego, California
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416 reviews
235 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 85 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 September 2016

Either I'm getting old or this is a place for kids in their 20's lol. Still, great beer on tap when it's not too crowded

Thank CaribbeanFan79
Colombo, Sri Lanka
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193 reviews
79 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 September 2016

This place has a great vibe, The staff are friendly and very entertaining. They have bands on the weekends and on some week nights.

Thank zahran z
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84 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 August 2016

Stopped for lunch whilst waiting for check in, ordered sandwiches and drinks and both really good. Also called in for drinks at night during rest of our stay and as before, really good. Use happy hour if you can as drinks a bit more prices than other bars nearby.

Thank Kerzy
Bakersfield, California
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167 reviews
78 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 August 2016 via mobile

We wanted to try the Irish Coffee because they advertised it as Buena Vista. It wasn't , but they did really try & they made a great effort. We also liked the pastrami sandwich; thought it should have had a pickle since most everywhere does. Oh well. Wait staff were good.

Thank Dianne H

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$21 - US$30
American, Irish, Bar, Pub
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Child-friendly, Cheap Eats, Groups, Bar Scene
Open Hours
09:00 - 02:00
10:00 - 02:00
10:00 - 02:00
10:00 - 02:00
10:00 - 02:00
10:00 - 02:00
09:00 - 02:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 213 Ocean Ave, Laguna Beach, CA 92651-2106
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Orange County  >  Laguna Beach
  • Phone Number: +1 949-494-2743

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?