Tony's Darts Away
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4.5/5 rDev -2.6%
Finally what Burbank has been waiting for, it's very own beer bar. Having been to the original Tony's Darts Away, I can say we didn't lose much but we gained a whole hell of a lot. The focus is on beer, fresh beer from California. At first I was a little disappointed by this concept of "limiting" the selection to CA only, but I soon realized the greater goal: focus on having local beer as fresh as possible. And that for sure is not a bad thing. The atmosphere is good and only getting better. The beer books are an awesome touch for the beer lover and noob alike. It's cool to read and learn about beer while you're doing the field research. Pool table is a bonus but it can be hard to play when the place gets a little crowded and you can still run into the old timers from the original Tony's which is always a fun experience. The food, while limited, is great. Although they don't have the wings the original did, they make up for it with their beer selection. Service is good, most of the staff still seems to be learning but the place is only a couple of months old. My favorite part is the half pint. I love it, every bar should have it and I'm glad Tony's does. I'm excited to see how this place will develop over time.
05-28-2010 23:20:11 | More by PretzelCity
4.53/5 rDev -1.9%
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
4.58/5 rDev -0.9%
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
4.58/5 rDev -0.9%
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
4.63/5 rDev +0.2%
Wow, what did we we do to deserve this? The new Tony's DA is a dream come true for the residents of Burbank and the surrounding area.
The most remarkable quality of the new Tony's DA is the genuine passion, excitement and enthusiasm the new owner and his staff share for exploration into the complex art of craft brewing, - particulary focusing on a diverse spectrum of unique and quality brews originating from our home state of CA.
In addition to the "earth conscience" efforts to only drink fresh, local beer from CA, the new Tony's DA serves a wide assortment of interesting sausage sandwich combinations (Vegan+regular) as well as a couple of solid, fresh Salad options and a hand-made Orange Cream soda made by a brewery in OC called ??
Overall - a GREAT place to have in town and well worth patronizing on a regular basis.
P.S. Did I mention that the owner has two deluxe dog beds right out front for your dogs to hang out in while you stop in for a beer at your local Burbank beer bar :)
05-01-2010 10:03:49 | More by SweetNessa34
4.63/5 rDev +0.2%
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
4.63/5 rDev +0.2%
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
4.65/5 rDev +0.6%
Great spot, easily visited if you are heading north or south on Interstate 5, easy to park cars (or bikes) in front. Stopped in for Brunch this past Saturday. Very tasty food for Vegans and Non-Vegans - "cooked on separate cookware" in a tiny kitchen where several workers were busy. Visiting from NorCal I was especially interested in local beers not available in the Bay Area, and found many: Golden Road, Beachwood Brewery, Cismontane, Surf, LadyFace. I really appreciated the samplers which allowed me to try samples of sevear different new-to-me beers for a reasonable price and still be sober. Not certain if the sampler option is available in the evening when things are busier. Loved playing pool there. Very nice spot. Knowledgeable and friendly staff.
Oh, if you want to laugh and cry you need to read the Yelp review by a disgruntled former customer - probably the only 1 star yelp review of this place.
01-30-2012 20:23:04 | More by Gilmango
4.68/5 rDev +1.3%
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
4.7/5 rDev +1.7%
This place is a beer lovers paradise, there are a load of beer books you can read there or barrow, on every thing from cooking with beer and home brewing to rating beer. I like the fact they have half pints and there pint glasses are actually 16 fluid ounces. I also like that they are keeping it local all the bees are regional from within the state. Last night I had Old Godfather Barley Wine-Style Ale from Speakeasy, I couldn't believe they had it there. They are putting in 2 cask ales I cant wait to try those. Over all its a wonderful place.
04-23-2010 23:06:33 | More by Norm
Tony's Darts Away in Burbank, CA
100 out of 100 based on 67 ratings.