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Yard House

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BA SCORE
88
very good

41 Ratings
Ratings: 41
Reviews: 30
rAvg: 3.88
pDev: n/a
Taps: 176
Bottles: 5
Cask: N
Beer-to-Go: N
[ Bar, Eatery ]

401 Shoreline Village Dr
Long Beach, California, 90802-4549
United States
phone: (562) 628-0455

visit their websiteWebsite view map and get directionsMap @yardhouse

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Photo of HuskyinPDX
3.8/5  rDev -2.1%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4 | service: 3.5 | selection: 3.5 | food: 4

My large work group arrived right before sunset. The views here are amazing. The sun was setting and reflecting off of the harbor right out front of our window seats. Since we were such a large group they gave us the entire harbor room. Food was good, but not great. Service was actually pretty good for the size of our table, but a bit slow. The beer list is lengthy and extensive, but there isn't anything rare or special. I tried some of the house beers that are brewed by Firestone Walker. They also were adequate, but nothing special. Go for the atmosphere and views.

Photo of BucBasil
3.7/5  rDev -4.6%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 3 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | food: 3.5

The location of this place is unbeatable - looking right over the harbor to the lighthouse and to downtown Long Beach. A great place to have a brew or 3 and watch the sunset. I did just that, having their House Amber Tripel, Golden Monkey, and a Shipyard XXXX. A lot of their offerings I had seen before but there were some pleasant surprises on the menu. I'm not sure how often they rotate. The place seems popular with the craft beer crowd and non-beer drinkers alike, as there were a lot of people having wine or mixed drinks out there. The server was knowledgeable and offered me some notes on a few beers. The food was pretty good, but admittedly I didn't have all that much - onion rings and the clam chowder, but from what I saw from other people's plates, I might come back here to eat sometime. Overall a place that I'd revisit if I was in town again. Not really a destination, but a solid place overall. My only complaint - they don't put any head on the pours. Not that big a deal, but would have been nice.

Photo of WilliamLee
4.5/5  rDev +16%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 5 | selection: 5 | food: 4

Atmosphere: Sat on the deck, nice view of the marina.
Food: Had the Sea Scallops. Good but not great. Rice medley that it came with was good.
Price: I didn't pay.
Beer: Lots of beer to choose from of course. Staff was very helpful and knowledgeable.
Two sampler sets of six to choose from. We ended up getting both and then some. I came away with several new favorites to look for again.
-Moylan's Kilt Lifter Scotch Ale
-Ommegang (Abbey Ale)
-Avery The Reveand
-Tetleys Pub Creram Ale
-Young's Double Chocolate Stout
-Primo Island Lager (See this is rated low on BA so I will have to try again but it was fine on tap)

Photo of bierkoning
3.5/5  rDev -9.8%
vibe: 2 | quality: 3 | service: 3 | selection: 5 | food: 4

A: way, way too noisy. Granted, I'm pretty sensitive to noise as a general rule, but this was beyond excessive. My friends and I had to literally yell to hear each other at our own table, at this was at 7pm, not during crazy bar only hours.

Q: Good.

S: Friendly, helpful.

S: Had tremendous selection! 150+ beers on tap. I ordered the Dogfish Head 90 min IPA, which was pretty dang good. Bummed to not see Russian River represented there, but the waitress took interest in my inquiry and I was assured that they are always looking for more quality beers to put on tap!

F: Very tasty. I split the Orange Peel Chicken with my fiance, which wasn't my first choice, but I still enjoyed it.

V: Appetizer, Split meal, tiny dessert, and two beers ran us about $60. To me, this is a bit pricey.

Photo of glid02
3.6/5  rDev -7.2%
vibe: 4 | quality: 3.5 | service: 3 | selection: 4 | food: 4

Went here during a stay at a nearby hotel.

Atmosphere is good. It's right on the water with a good deal of outside seating. Once inside there's a ton of seating with a pretty large bar in the middle of everything. Nothing else really stood out.

Quality is alright. Everything (at least everything I had) was served in a standard pint glass with a good amount of head. Some beers were a bit on the cold side but the glasses definitely weren't close to being chilled.

Service was alright. I had to wait at the bar for a good while before the person who kept telling me he'd be with me in a moment was finally with me. He was nice enough but his knowledge was a bit lacking (couldn't list off various seasonals, not knowing styles).

Selection is good. They certainly have a ton of beers broken up by style on the menu, however most of this stuff is available at many places around town, just not all in once place. Everyone can certainly find something they're looking for. I had a Hemp Ale and Nautical Nut Brown from AleSmith.

Food was good. I believe I had the fish and chips and it was solid.

Value is good. It was a bit on the pricey side - especially the food - but nothing outrageous.

Overall this is a good place to go have a few if you want a large selection but if you're looking for anything on the rarer side there are better places to go.

Photo of DoubleJ
4.13/5  rDev +6.4%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5 | food: 3.5

This YardHouse is located on the waterfront near downtown Long Beach, and is a short jog from Rock Bottom Brewery. The interior is quite standard for a YardHouse, but the outdoor patio with a view of the downtown skyline and the waterfront is a nice bonus, which is where me and my friend sat. We came for the late night happy hour, and this place was bustling with patrons. I though the service would be slow sitting outside, but our orders came out at a good pace, and our waiter turned out to be a really chill guy.

We ordered Jamaican Wings and Fried Calimari to much on. The Jamiacan Wings tasted great, but a few of them were cold. The Fried Calimari was piping hot.

Oh, and let's talk about the beers. Plenty of drafts just like any other YardHouse, but with a lot of surprises. Staples like Old Rasputin, Dead Guy Ale, Delirium Tremens, Franziskaner, Stone, Czechvar, and Paulaner are available on the list. In addition, there are rare drafts, such as Gulden Draak, Hacker Pschorr, Flying Dog Pale Ale, Moylan's Kilt Lifter, Chambly Noire, Scrimshaw Pilsner, Lindemans PĂȘche, AleSmith Nautical Nut Brown....there's a lot here. My friend and I split 6 different beers, and they were all in good condition, albeit the Gulden Draak was a bit colder than I'd like.

This turned to be to be a well-spent visit. Probably the best YardHouse I've been to....just take note you'll need to pay to park if you drive here.

Photo of gregmoscetti
3.45/5  rDev -11.1%
vibe: 4 | quality: 2 | service: 3.5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.5

I used to be the biggest Yardhouse fan in the Long Beach area. But then a funny thing happened...

One very flat Hopdevil. It was strange, I had never had an IPA that I didnt like when this hit my table... I blamed Victory. I thought it was a bad beer. Then I went back. My Ruination was flat. My racer 5 was flat. Finally I got a Stone IPA with some G.D. bubbles in it.

I love the yard houses food. Fire cracker wings and beers go exceptionally well together. Unfortunately, the more obscure beers go slowly and therefore they turn to flat, nasty beers. They do NOT clean their tap lines nearly as often as they should and for the price, it is just not worth it anymore. Go to beachwood bbq or Naja's place for beer. Go to Yardhouse for the food and the atmosphere.

Photo of Swimsum
3.83/5  rDev -1.3%
vibe: 4 | quality: 3 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4 | food: 4

Went here tonight for dinner. Was fairly crowded so I was a bit unsure of how good the service was going to be (a bit more on that in a bit). There is both indoor and outdoor seating with many tables for either. The bar is pretty impressive with just the amazing number of taps that they have. I'd guess that they easily have at least 150 beers on tap from the looks of their menu. However, a lot of these beers are easy to obtain from the store and there isn't anything super rare or special on tap.

As I said earlier I stopped in here for dinner and it was fairly crowded. Service was very good and our waitress was very friendly. I was honestly expecting it to take longer than it did. The bar looked like there were about five bartenders serving guest at the bar. I didn't go to the bar so I cannot speak for the service at the bar.

The huge draft selection can take a few minutes to look though. It was simply amazing how many taps they had. Only wish they had some rare or special beers on tap. The menu was fairly good and decent selection of food. The prices were a bit pricey. The food was good though.

Overall I thought this place was pretty good. I'd read threads about how some of the yard houses were horrible so I was skeptical about how good this one would be. I liked the place but don't really know how often I'll be going to it when I'm home in Long Beach.

Photo of dalion037
3.5/5  rDev -9.8%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 3 | service: 4 | selection: 3 | food: 4

This is a great place to go see a baseball game or football game and enjoy some good food. The 130+ beers on tap are a great IDEA. The problem is that the majority of those beers are readily available. What about all the great local beers and hard to find microbrews from all the great breweries around. It's obvious that the person or people that picked the beer selections does not drink good beer. I think the Yard House is a nice place if you are learning about different beers but not for a true beer snob.

Photo of Hollenbeck2
4.1/5  rDev +5.7%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | food: 4.5

wow, this is a great yard house, maybe the only better one that I have been too is the one in irvine, which is clearly the best one out there.

The long beach yard house has the hottest waitress staff on the planet, very high quality.

of course the beer selection is insane many great beers, the only drawback for the long beach location is that there are not enough local craft brewers in the area to make it truly great.

the draw from a lot of san diego and northern california locals to round out their selection.

the food is great, a fusion style menu as many of the yard houses have, the location is right on the pier in long beach which has been renovated over the past 15 years, long beach is a lot nicer than it was when i was a kid.

Photo of kb199
2.35/5  rDev -39.4%
vibe: 3 | quality: 3 | service: 1 | selection: 2 | food: 4

This was my second visit to the Yard House, and the first for just drinks. We ordered an Ommegang Hennepin (excellent), and a Fullers London Pride. However, the drink which actually arrived was an ESB. Upon complaining, we were lectured for ten minutes on how it WAS a London Pride, and we had no concept of the difference between a bitter and a Pale Ale. We then ordered two Karl Strauss Endless Summer Lights, both of which came out flat. Terrible.... The food is very good, but the service is not... too bad.

Photo of OStrungT
2.8/5  rDev -27.8%
vibe: 2.5 | quality: 3 | service: 2 | selection: 3 | food: 4

Let me start off by saying that I havent been to a Yard House in quite some time before I went to this palce.

It was very crowded with tourists, and snooty people. I stopped in before I went to a Strung Out show, a punk rock band, and I felt like people were stairing at us. What really pissed me off it that aparently, they no longer sell yards of beer. I asked, and was told that it is because the glasses are expensive, and break all the time. They need to change their name to the Half Yard House.

The beer selection, while large consisted mostly of macros, and pale ales. To say that their selection is great would be a lie. Extensive, but the same. It was very hard to pick something. In my opinion, most choices were overpriced, and booring.

Being that it was crowded, the service was slow. My waitress was not at all knowledgable in beer. She called the Hefeweizen a "Heffa- Why-Sen" I might aswell order a "fill-it-mig-non" or something with "ja-lop-in-ohs" I cant stand that.

The food was ok, but at the price, it better be.

Overall: Never again.

Photo of udubdawg
4.13/5  rDev +6.4%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 3.5 | selection: 5 | food: 4

nice place, and, uh, St Bernardus Abt 12.
big, usually busy, lots of seating. Then there's the view, and I don't mean outside, although that is very nice - Hard to not stare at the taps, although since my first visit I haven't bothered trying to count them.

A little noisy but this is hardly a quiet pub - companion complained a bit but I felt at home.
Can't say that our server has ever shown much knowledge of beer except to spout off the number of taps. Since I'm not drinking them all, that information is hardly useful - talk about that stuff in advertisements to get people IN, but once in I want to know more about what's available. I've had better luck at the bar, but even then I've sometimes been given a shrug and "it depends" when I ask for a recommendation.

There's a lot of taps that to me are wasted, but let's not quibble - there's a lot of good stuff here; too much to drink on a single visit, so I can hardly call this less than a 5.0 on selection. And anything with Deschutes, Bear Republic, St Bernardus, Anderson Valley, and Firestone is going to get a good score from me. Another companion swore by the "black and blue" while I looked on dubiously, as well as Young's Double Chocolate Stout. Over the years a few pints have been less than ideally fresh here, but overall there's little to complain about.

Food was a little less varied, but more evenly good. I recall tasty Jamaican wings, steak sandwich, onion rings and a surprisingly good portabella mushroom burger. Don't ask me why the mac and cheese is squared.

prices for both food and beer were on the high side, but I've paid more for less. I'll be back again.

Photo of Halcyondays
3.45/5  rDev -11.1%
vibe: 3 | quality: 2.5 | service: 3.5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4

Took a trip up to the Yardhouse today, to check it out, since their Happy Hour prices are real good. Just off Ocean Blvd., on Shoreline Dr. in Downtown Long Beach, the Yardhouse is located in a little parking lot with a Mexican cantina right next to the sea. The bar is to the left as one walks in, with the vast array of taps going around the elliptical bar. Very loud inside. Probably over 200 taps were listed on the menu. I ordered a North Coast Pranqster and later a Murphy's Stout on nitro-tap. Both were good, yet the Pranqster tasted a little off. Service was a little indifferent, but it seemed like they had a lot to do, so I won't fault them that much. The happy hour prices were great, but the fact that I had to pay $3.00 for parking sort of negated that. Didn't have time or the money to try any of the food, they looked good, but very expensive, near Charthouse or Captain Jack's territory. All and all, as a beer bar it is good, a lot of taps, but nothing really rare, a few goodies like DT, and St. Bernardus were there which is good. I might go again, but there are better bars in the area. Had the food, back in November '09, the lamb was very tasty, good stuff.

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Yard House in Long Beach, CA
88 out of 100 based on 41 ratings.