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Tony's Darts Away

Not Rated.
Tony's Darts AwayTony's Darts Away

Taps: 38 / Bottles:
Cask: Y / Beer-to-Go: N
BA SCORE
100
world-class

66 Ratings
Ratings: 66
Reviews: 46
rAvg: 4.62
pDev: 8.87%
$$ - reasonable
[ Bar, Eatery ]

1710 W Magnolia Blvd
Burbank, California, 91506-1873
United States
phone: (818) 253-1710

visit their websiteWebsite view map and get directionsMap @tonysdartsaway

Notes:
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(Place added by: tyanow on 04-13-2010)
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colonelforbin

California

4.63/5  rDev +0.2%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 5 | food: 4.5 | $$

Tony's Darts Away is a fantastic pub in Burbank, about a half mile off I-5. Long bar with comfortable seating and tables off to the side. Darts in the back and a few TVs on the wall. I was here during lunchtime, so it wasn't too crowded (though it was getting more crowded as we stayed). Very nice atmosphere.

Beer selection was excellent. I was very impressed. On the beer menu, they have one page for IPAs and one page for everything else. Must have been at least 30 (probably more) beers on tap, all carefully selected. Lots of local (LA and SD) selections, and some great stuff from up north as well. Prices were reasonable, not too cheap but not too bad. I have not been to too many beer bars in LA but this has to be one of the better selections in the area. Very impressive.

Service was great when I was there. The food was outstanding. They have lots of vegan options and they specify that all the vegan food is cooked in separate cookware, which is a great thing to see, particularly at a craft beer bar! Many thanks to them for doing this. The food was great, I had a vegan chili dog with the house potato chips.

Can't say enough good things about this place. Highly recommended. Not far from the freeway if you are traveling on I-5. Check this place out.

11-06-2011 05:07:46 | More by colonelforbin
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PicoDeGallos

California

4.63/5  rDev +0.2%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 5 | food: 4.5 | $$

Tony's Darts Away is the new player on the block in Burbank. There is no other place that can even come close, though. The taps are the best selection around for miles and miles. The idea of stocking only California brewed beers in kegs only is revolutionary and genius. Tony and his crew are some of the nicest and well educated people in the business. Since they opened I have learned so much more about beer and brewing that I consider Tony's Darts Away my home away from home.

If you have not been, you are missing out. It is definitely a pleasure to hear a keg blow out and know that a different beer will be on tap next.

I have had the great pleasure of meeting Lee Chase there and learning about his Blind Lady Ale House in San Diego. That was very cool.

See you at Tony's...

05-30-2010 16:33:23 | More by PicoDeGallos
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WestValleyIPA

California

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
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tothebrim

California

4.58/5  rDev -0.9%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 5 | service: 3.5 | selection: 5 | food: 5 | $

What's with the name? They have one dart board tucked in the corner and no emphasis on darts whatsoever. In fact when I was there it was too crowded for anyone to even play.
I don't know if it's always that crowded but I went for Eagle Rock Brewing's GABF gold medal party and what a party it was. I had trouble finding a seat and it took some time just to get a beer out of the over worked bartenders but when I did, my experience went from mildly annoyed to extremely impressed.
There are lots of things to love about Tonys among them are the Big beautiful pours, giant tap list, friendly knowledgable staff, the board games and books you'll find everywhere you look and most of all Paige. Paige is the owner/manager and she is great. When she's not running crazy behind the bar and she takes time to hang out she is cool and knows more about beer and the beer scene than anyone I've met.

Food was really good and when I finally got a seat I stayed for hours.
Burbank is just outside of my comfort zone but I will be back for sure.

09-25-2010 21:55:38 | More by tothebrim
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ghetto90007

California

4.53/5  rDev -1.9%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4 | $

Much has been said about Tony's so I'll keep it short with key impressions:

1) They take their beer seriously - take a gander at their website describing how they serve it, why they serve it as they do, etc.

2) They source all of their beer, meat, bread, etc. from California. Produce, whenever possible, is sourced in California. Eating and drinking locally is awesome.

3) Beer list (as noted above all California) is based on a backbone of IPAs/DIPAs, most recently including Pliny the Elder, Hopsickle and Hop Rod Rye, along with a number of other offerings of other styles. You won't get bored here very soon.

4) Menu is pretty basic, but you can't go wrong with an Andouille sausage, basil aioli, onions and peppers. Try it exactly like that and if you don't like it I'll buy your next round.

5) The place can get hectic, but the clientele, though with a bit of a burnt out rocker vibe at times, is friendly and down-to-earth enough.

6) Service has impressed me - for such a busy place the bartenders are still willing to take at least a moment to answer a question or make a recommendation (I didn't need a recommendation on beer, but on sausage toppings!) Servers that bring your food out are also very friendly and helpful.

Conclusion: Solid, solid beer bar.

04-22-2011 18:27:32 | More by ghetto90007
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dcruz2

California

4.5/5  rDev -2.6%

11-01-2013 00:57:27 | More by dcruz2
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Rollzroyce21

California

4.5/5  rDev -2.6%

06-20-2014 21:33:48 | More by Rollzroyce21
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belgbeerdrinker

Colorado

4.5/5  rDev -2.6%

11-05-2013 01:41:40 | More by belgbeerdrinker
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route66pubs

California

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
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gcatchris

California

4.5/5  rDev -2.6%

07-19-2014 02:52:45 | More by gcatchris
Tony's Darts Away in Burbank, CA
100 out of 100 based on 66 ratings.