Tony's Darts Away
Taps: 38 / Bottles:
Cask: Y / Beer-to-Go: N
Ratings: 66 | Reviews: 46 | Display Reviews Only:
4.35/5 rDev -6%
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
4.36/5 rDev -5.8%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5 | $$
So much has been said about this new Burbank bar that I decided to drive from Orange County to see whats up. TDA is well lit from the street at night, so finding was not a problem. There's plenty of parking on the street.
Well lit interior, pale colored wood all around, board games to play with friends, beer books waiting to be read, a pool table, a dart board, and a large bar decorate the interior of TDA. It's very clean, and very inviting. Nearly everyone there was around the age of I (I'm 24).
The foucs, as others have stated, are strickly California beers on-tap and cask. There are two cask engines to go along with the 30-odd rotating taps. Lots of IPA's on the menu, running about 15 total, while the rest are filled with "Not IPA's". There are beers from AleSmith, Stone, Ballast Point, Coronado, Eagel Rock, Bootlegger's, Kern River, Craftsman, Firestone, MateVeza, Anchor, Marin, Sierra Nevada, and Rubicon, including lots of "harder to find" kegs. It's a great concept.
Unlike other places, TDA serves an honest pint. They take an English pint glass (about 20 ounces), fill it to a certain point in the glass, and serve it. Your beer may not be filled all the way to the top, but you're still getting the pint of beer you paid for. Most of the beers are around $5 a pour. Other pieces of glassware are also used, including a half-pint.
The bartenders seemed to have a grasp on beer knowledge, and were quick to keep glasses full of beer. A small selection of food is served as well (sausages, fries, salads, onion straws), but I wasn't hungry. Maybe next time I'll experiment.
TDA is a fun place for the beer drinker. The craft beer bar scene in LA just got another great addition, in an area that's been adding them at a furious pace over the last few years.
05-25-2010 19:04:23 | More by DoubleJ
4.38/5 rDev -5.4%
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
4.45/5 rDev -3.9%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.5 | $$
My buddy and I decided to visit Tony's last night. It's a fairly small place with a bar with some seats and tables against the walls. They also have a pool table (which we played) and one dart board (I thought there would be more based on the name of the place). They also have shelves with lots of board games to play and beer books to browse through. The bartenders were very friendly and attentive all night long. Lots of good food choices with vegan and non-vegan options (somewhat interesting). I had a tasty brat and shared some poutine fries, both of which were excellent. The beers on tap are all from California only. Lots of IPA/DIPA choices on one list and everything else on another list. I was able to try lots of good beer I have never seen anywhere else. The highlight of the night was Firestone Walker Sticky Monkey (awesome stuff). All the beers were fresh and served appropriately. I really appreciated that they served half pints on a majority of their beers, which allowed me to try many more beers. Prices on the beers were very reasonable and I ended up getting 6 beers and the brat for $36 with tax. I would definitely recommend this place for a chill night of good beer and good food.
10-23-2011 18:26:04 | More by UCLABrewN84
4.5/5 rDev -2.8%
vibe: 4 | quality: 5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 3.5 | $$
Nice, casual place. I have been here enough to have staff know me by face if not by name. Very low-key at lunch been can be crazy busy at other times. Do not go when you expect them to be busy if that is not your scene.
Beer list is exceptional and all California. It rotates regularly and is always enjoyable and reasonably priced.
Good, knowledgeable staff. It is nice to walk into a place and not feel obligated to provide beer answers for other patrons, as I frequently feel obligated to do. Here, the staff can frequently know MORE than I do.
This place prides themselves on being green and local (and vegan friendly). All are true. Sometimes only having California beers can become boring. But Tony's keeps the style and brewery varieties rotating at all times. They do a fantastic job with that.
The food - well, sausages, because that is 90% of their menu- are good and reasonably priced. But their lack of options keeps me from frequenting this place even more.
01-19-2011 22:00:11 | More by route66pubs
4.5/5 rDev -2.8%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5 | $$
UPDATE - visited on Thursday night July 1st at 8:00pm; there were no tables and no spots at the bar. Tony's is a victim of its own success. I was in line between people who wanted to know what the best pilsener on tap was. Not really full-on beer geeks, obviously, but I applaud that more and more people are moving into the world of craft beer.
Get a clue, LA entrepreneurs: we need more places to have good beer in the San Fernando Valley, where over ONE MILLION PEOPLE live. That's more than the population of many urban areas with their own thriving craft beer scenes. Besides Tony's, what do we have? A couple of BJ's, a Gordon Biersch, Fox and Hounds, McG's, Laurel Tavern (ack) and Blue Dog. COME ON!
Tony's, I love you. This is a beer lovers' place, like Father's Office used to be (BEFORE the Office Burger). It compares favorably with other LA area haunts (I'm looking at you, Verdugo).
I can't fault the place in any way except to suggest more bar staff. The wait for a beer can range up to ten minutes at peak times.
But it's beer worth waiting for. While not a menu full of beer pron, the solid and changing lineup is skewed towards local and regional brews.
To sum it up, Tony's is the ideal neighborhood bar: clean, friendly, a good hang spot, average prices, great craft selection (with no PBR style concessions on draft), awesome staff. The crowd when I visited was actually drinking and interested in beer - surprising in a good way based on the their being youngish studio-type employees.
Ample, free street parking and freeway close location are just the icing on this cake.
My new favorite place in greater LA metro for a brew.
05-16-2010 04:23:11 | More by charlzm
Tony's Darts Away in Burbank, CA
100 out of 100 based on 66 ratings.