Tony's Darts Away
Taps: 38 / Bottles:
Cask: Y / Beer-to-Go: N
Ratings: 66 | Reviews: 46 | Display Reviews Only:
4.68/5 rDev +1.3%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 5 | $$
hidden in the city of burbank is a great spot called tony's darts away. it's far enough away from the shopping center/restaurants of burbank but close enough to the freeway that its an easy drive. it's a great place to grab a drink with your friends.
great place to enjoy a craft beer. the place is a decent size, but you need to get there early to ensure you get a table. the best thing i love doing there is drinking a good beer while playing one of their numerous board games.
the staff is very friendly and knowledge about the beers they have on tap. but if you go there on a weekend be prepared for a little wait trying to get that craft.
selection is great. it's an IPA lover's wet dream. enough said.
the food is good at the bar. they have a vegan friendly menu. and don't worry they have non vegan food either. you gotta try the sweet potato fries.
overall, this is one bar that i love going to. great atmosphere, staff, and selection. just remember to get their early on weekends to get a table.
03-12-2011 21:09:27 | More by nightwing002
4.58/5 rDev -0.9%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4 | $$
A holy place of the valley. Very chill, woodsy atmosphere full of brew books and hip signs. Amazing taps (up to date by the minute on their website). Hard to get stuff, all California beers and vegan food (vegan sausages to die for, and non-vegan sausage available as well). Sweet potato fries. A couple of dart boards, a pool table, 70's music, an IPA lover's dream. Perfect serving temps, great bartenders. Knowledgeable staff, accessible owner. Tasters available. My favorite place to drink. Pints run between 3.50 and 6 bucks.
03-05-2011 08:14:31 | More by WestValleyIPA
4.95/5 rDev +7.1%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5 | food: 4.5 | $
When I moved from Glendale to Long Beach on January 1st, I was sad to leave my family and friends to chase the almighty dollar thinking, it's only an hour away, it's not like I'm moving out of state.
I miss all of them but not nearly as much as I miss Tony's. This was my home away from home. I was back there last night for the first time in 2011 and I am seriously thinking of moving back to LA.
People talk about the beer and the food and games all the time but what makes this place so great is the people. Paige is the manager, she is the best. Always friendly and smiling and brimming with beer knowledge to share or current events to discuss. Keith is one of my favorite bartenders ever but he only works a shift or 2 a week. The owner, Tony, is there a lot of the time and he always takes the time to say hi even though it seems he has a million things going on.
The beer is the best on the area. The food is dangerously delicious. The seats are comfy and the crowd is cool.
I resisted reviewing TDA because I wanted it to be my little secret but the word is out, so no point in hoarding.
02-27-2011 16:59:05 | More by josh80
5/5 rDev +8.2%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5 | food: 5 | $$
I've been to Tony's a lot lately and I can say I've been seriously impressed every single time.
Bar staff is super friendly, always willing to help you find what you might like to try. The food is AWESOME. I've gone in there and literally ordered 3 or 4 different things because I could not stop eating (and I'm not a big eater). The fact that they have a Vegan menu is pretty awesome, and though I'm not vegan, it's actually really really good versus some of the "fancy upscale" vegan places.
Great price, great bar staff, by far the cleanest bathroom facility I've ever seen in a bar (seriously, some bars have the gnarliest bathrooms in L.A).
Seriously, you need to go here if you live in L.A, are visiting, or want to visit. Make this one a bucket list. Because you'll feel like you've died and gone to heaven, especially if you love beer.
The menu is broken down between IPA and Non-IPA, they have wine on the menu but if you're going to go to Tony's, you go for the Beer!
02-23-2011 00:36:36 | More by 38rakia
4.38/5 rDev -5.2%
vibe: 5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4 | food: 4 | $
Dive bar converted to a hip craft beer spot.
This place rocks.
The inside is a long room, to one side the bar, and the other small black tables with chair and booth type seating. The place usually gets pretty packed at night, so if you are looking to grab a beer at a quiet bar on a weekday night, this might not be the best spot.
At first I took the idea of 'All draught, All California' to be pretty gimmicky, but I got over that really quick.
They have a great rotating selection, fresh IPAs are always plentiful.
The service is all at the bar, but is always attentive and quick.
The food is really good, as long as you are in the mood for sausages or salads. I have always gone with a sausage made up with toppings that fit my mood, or just sharing a side of sweet potato fries with some friends.
The place doesn't try to charge more than they need to either, which is great. The pours are all less than $6 or so, and the food is reasonable as well.
01-23-2011 01:54:53 | More by the1DarkLord
4.5/5 rDev -2.6%
vibe: 4 | quality: 5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 3.5 | $$
Nice, casual place. I have been here enough to have staff know me by face if not by name. Very low-key at lunch been can be crazy busy at other times. Do not go when you expect them to be busy if that is not your scene.
Beer list is exceptional and all California. It rotates regularly and is always enjoyable and reasonably priced.
Good, knowledgeable staff. It is nice to walk into a place and not feel obligated to provide beer answers for other patrons, as I frequently feel obligated to do. Here, the staff can frequently know MORE than I do.
This place prides themselves on being green and local (and vegan friendly). All are true. Sometimes only having California beers can become boring. But Tony's keeps the style and brewery varieties rotating at all times. They do a fantastic job with that.
The food - well, sausages, because that is 90% of their menu- are good and reasonably priced. But their lack of options keeps me from frequenting this place even more.
01-19-2011 22:00:11 | More by route66pubs
4.83/5 rDev +4.5%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 5 | food: 4.5 | $
First, this place is a short bike ride from my apartment. Yip Yip Yippeeee.
How great it is to have a place like this so close by. I go there for lunch, an afternoon beer, dinner, late dinner, late night beers, Laker games - basically any old time and it is realiably very good every time.
I almost gave this place a perfect score but I deducted a fe points for the ordering system. I wish they had table service. Sometimes, especially Fridays it gets so busy that you need to line up to order beer and food. If the line is 2 minutes then ok, but when the line is 20 minutes it makes me not want to stand there at all. Busy bar, i get it.
Great staff and great beer selection and highly under rated food.
Go to Tony's just not on Fridays.
12-20-2010 20:23:41 | More by doraex
3.98/5 rDev -13.9%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 3 | selection: 4.5 | food: 3.5 | $$
The localvore concept applied to California's ample beer selection. No bottles, so less waste. Even the wine is on-tap. Taplist is kept up to date online, though the few times I've been there, much of what was on the menu had kicked. They have two cask engines I think, though they frequently don't have anything on.
The main focus is on the venerable IPA, so this is a great place to take hop-heads visiting from out of state who want to try some things not widely available. Their "not IPA" list is decent as well, with more of a focus on Belgian styles, stouts, and even lighter fruit beers and the like...again pretty much all from California brewers. On any given night, you'll find offerings from Stone, The Bruery, Russian River, Alpine, Green Flash, Ballast Point, Bear Republic, Moylan's, Lagunitas, North Coast, Alesmith, Hangar 24, Drake's, Port, etc. Paige used to work at Blue Palms Brewhouse, and I know Brian has sent kegs over to Tony's on occasion (I suspect he has a lot more storage space than they do).
The food is well made and creative. There are plenty of vegan options (indeed Tony's hosted the first vegan beer festival this year), though usually in the form of fake meat. Their specials vary, but the main focus is on sausages (much like Wurstküche, The Fifth Amendment/Broadway Alehouse, etc...again, no surprise as Paige has worked at the former and is acquainted with the people behind the latter) and their unique twists on appetizers/sides (maple glazed sweet potato fries; thinly sliced deep fried onion fries; house made potato chips).
A pool table, plenty of board games and a quiet TV with the game on are all there to keep boredom at bay...I think the staff controls the jukebox, but I'm not positive. No live music as far as I know. I actually haven't noticed a dart board despite the name of the establishment...if they have one it wasn't in use when I was visiting. Former dive-bar customers intermingle with a young hipster crowd which makes for some interesting eavesdropping. The decor reflects the clientele, straddling the line between earnest and ironic embrace of the "dive bar" aesthetic.
Service is rather mixed - friendly for the most part, but simultaneously too relaxed (misplaced orders, sometimes a long wait just to order a beer) and too regimented (from the way you order to the way the foam is scraped off the top of your pint with a sterile wooden paddle). That said, they will ensure you leave happy.
All in all, Burbank (and the valley) is very lucky to have a place with this good a beer selection (and decent food as well). Not just another trend-chasing Father's Office imposter, this is a proper destination for the beer advocate.
11-21-2010 03:14:36 | More by augustgarage
4.35/5 rDev -5.8%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 5 | selection: 4 | food: 3 | $
This is my go to place since I work about 10 minutes away. I'm there at least once a week when I got off of said job.
Being that my shift ends an hour before they close and I get no dirty looks for coming in at that time is a huge plus for me. I am always welcome there with a smile and a beer.
The bartenders are great and are always attentive. They have a good selection of beer BUT my only gripe with what they serve here is that it's all California breweries. I would love to just come here and have a beer from another brewerie from another state. so sometimes I'm forced to go elsewhere for something else outside of California.
But in all everything else about Tony's is great.
Highly recomended from this guy!
11-03-2010 08:50:48 | More by phrankiebee
4.78/5 rDev +3.5%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.5 | $$
Had thought I had already reviewed TDA, but apparently not. Will keep this somewhat short, since I agree with pretty much everything in the positive reviews on TDA.
Great Tap Selection, some of them are consistently on Tap. Scrimshaw comes to mind, but there are many others. They also are very good about updating the tap list online, as well as in the bar just about daily.
Prices for flights are good at $8, as they as for pints, and half glasses. The pints, tulips, & snifters are honest, as is the clean rinse of the glass wear prior to the pour. The staff is friendly, attentive, and knowledgeable. They also keep a healthy supply of back up kegs in a second cold box, & you never know what they might just bust out when a keg pops ( as an example, Deliverance)
This place is the real deal. The theme of All craft, all draft, and all California is something I personally love, as I support local. The Vegan options are ideal for me, being vegetarian, and I greatly appreciate it. The sweet potato fries are awesome as well. I wish TDA many years of success. I hope they one day are able to expand the Burbank location, or perhaps even open one in the west Valley.
10-07-2010 18:16:56 | More by Retsinis
Tony's Darts Away in Burbank, CA
100 out of 100 based on 66 ratings.