Tuesday, February 8, 2011

The New Face of Pizza and Beer in Anaheim

In the past couple years I have been overjoyed to watch the gastropub flourish here in Orange County. What, however, is happening with the evolution of our beloved American institution called the sports bar? Well I am extremely excited to post that exciting beer-things are indeed happening! An excellent example of this long overdue trend is open for your craft-beer-geek enjoyment.Out of the Park Pizza in Anaheim is a sublime blend of everything that makes a family oriented sports bar the place you always want to be at, combined with a strict zero-tolerance for mediocre beer and food policy. Out of the Park Pizza is bringing Game Day excitement and Little League Pizza Socials to a new place that everyone will love. With over 30 beers on tap and a diverse bottle list that's growing by the tens, owners Donna and Dan Smith have put a lot of love and culinary know-how into this place. There's a chill outdoor eating area,complete with fire pit and heat lamps, an arcade for the kids that combines 80's classics like Pacman and Galaga along with all the best ultra modern shooters, sports simulators, and ticket games! My favorite space is the VIP all leather "Living Room" for you and your friends to reserve for special Game Day shows and TV Premieres! While the menu is still growing the pizza is "kick you in the face" awesome, especially with amazing Dan-original offerings like the Chuck Norris-- a bomb of wing sauce, avocado, and chicken. This place is honestly a play ground for everyone: For the boys: beer, boobs, blondes, sports on over 30(!) big screens and great food. For the kids: a room full of arcade games, and for us women there's the friendly staff who are more than willing to pair the perfect beer with your sophisticated pallet while you relax by the bonfire in the cool night breeze, and perhaps most important of all: for us beer aficionados--seriously, go check this place out.  Dan and Donna Smith's dedication to offering not only the broadest, but also the deepest possible beer selection is almost unprecedented in a joint like this.
Dan and Donna Smith, Owners

I am really excited about the future of this place simply because with all the great food and the fun activities that the place has to offer, including Karaoke, Dan has stayed true to his love for craft beer. The taps are on continuous rotation so don't be afraid to ask for a splash of something you may have never seen before.  It's new places like this that continue to give me hope that the up and coming generations will usher in a new era of beer-soaked awesome.

Out of the Park Pizza is located at
3635 E. La Palma in Anaheim and you can always call ahead at (714)777-4992 begin_of_the_skype_highlighting            (714)777-4992      end_of_the_skype_highlighting

Oh, and rumor has it that it's the hottest place in Anaheim to spot your favorite Angel, so be sure to bring your favorite ball and a sharpie!
Xo Xo, Anaheim.

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