We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Hennessey's Tavern

$$ - $$$
American, Irish, Bar, Pub
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Get directions
213 Ocean Ave, Laguna Beach, CA 92651-2106
+1 949-494-2743
10:00 - 02:00
Open now
See all hours
Mon - Fri 10:00 - 02:00
Sat - Sun 09:00 - 02:00
More Info
Add Photo Write a Review

70 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
Showing 69: English reviews
Mechanicsburg, Pennsylvania
Level Contributor
269 reviews
153 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 209 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 March 2017

My wife and I met some family members here on a Sunday night, after a wedding up the road. The place was almost completely empty, which was great for us! Not having to fight crowds is always a plus. The beer list is a little lacking, but the Guinness is a welcome thing, and it’s properly poured! We sat out... More 

Thank Steve G
La Puente, California
Level Contributor
199 reviews
160 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 February 2017

We had excellent service and the drinks were spot on. I gave one less star because we both ordered Fish & Chips and the fish was a bit hard from being over cooked. Otherwise the balance of the meal was good.

Thank Diana C
Orange County, California
Level Contributor
37 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 February 2017

I like H's because it's a fun place, you meet interesting people, they always have some live entertainment in the form of a slingle guitar player or band, and they have big screen TV's so it's a great place to watch a sporting event. They've got some large half circle booths for bigger parties and tables for smaller groups. The... More 

Thank Roger B
Portsmouth, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
15 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 January 2017

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
Level Contributor
8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 5 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
Level Contributor
5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 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
Level Contributor
103 reviews
73 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 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
Level Contributor
6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
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
Level Contributor
138 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 110 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 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
Level Contributor
764 reviews
418 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 300 helpful votes
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

Travellers who viewed Hennessey's Tavern also viewed

Laguna Beach, Orange County
Laguna Beach, Orange County
Laguna Niguel, Orange County
Laguna Beach, Orange County

Been to Hennessey's Tavern? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing
Improve this listing

Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
USD 21 - USD 30
American, Irish, Bar, Pub
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Cheap Eats, Bar Scene, Groups, Child-friendly
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

Questions & Answers

Questions? Get answers from Hennessey's Tavern staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?