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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:
None, yet.

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

California

4.78/5  rDev +3.5%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 5 | food: 4.5 | $

Tony's Darts is a cool bar to check out in the Burbank area. The bar features about 20+ taps of California-only beers. On the menu, the first page lists "IPAs" (e.g. Mongo, PtE, Hopsickle, etc.) and the following page lists "Not IPAs" (e.g. Speedway Stout, Anchor Christmas, Old Guardian, etc.). You can pretty much see what the place specializes in. The bar also serves vegan-friendly foods, along with dishes to satisfy meat-lovers too. Around the bar, you'll find many ways to entertain yourself. There's a jukebox, pool table, darts, and almost every board game known to mankind. The bartenders are very helpful, and they acknowledge patronage. Any night is a good time at Tony's Darts Away!

08-08-2011 22:32:12 | More by PlinyTheKid
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whiskeysoda

California

4.78/5  rDev +3.5%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 5 | food: 4.5 | $

Of course, AFTER I move out of the Valley, it get's it's very own legit craft beer bar! I shan't complain. No sir...because it's worth the trip back.

This is it, folks. 100% quality selection, service and even bar food. The interior is a refurbished dive bar (that used to be called Darts Away...hmm), and the make-shift wooden paneling of the bar and layout of the place definitely hint back towards it's beginnings, of which the non-pretentious, kick-back attitude still exude from: the dart board and pool table are now joined by boxes of games like chess and connect four; the walls and uncovered air vents decorated in brewery's bumper stickers.

Do not be fooled by the decorum, however. The IPA-centric (like the Golden State, they focus on Cali-made beers and food) beer selection will make any hop-fan's eyes tear up...possibly run like a faucet, as it is constantly rotating a wide variety of California IPA's; some of which - I'm going to say it - I had never heard of before visiting this last time. This is not to say that the other half of their tap menu (as well as their 2 cask engines) don't offer equally rare and interesting craft beers. The selection is all-in-all everything a beer geek would want and the service (esPECIALLY the management) are right there with you. Takes one to serve one.

Food wise, I'm a huge fan. They keep it simple with local, organic sausages and salads and make pains to cater to the ever-increasing vegan/veggie crowd. I am neither of these, but I have many beer loving friends who are...and I very much appreciate that TDA doesn't stop thinking past its (admittedly) excellent focus on beer.

It get's wicked crowded between 8 and 10 almost every night: so get there early, or be prepared to stand around some friendly people while sipping your first beer waiting for a table to clear. Believe me, tho...it's worth the wait!

07-05-2010 00:48:01 | More by whiskeysoda
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kjball

Iowa

4.78/5  rDev +3.5%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 5 | selection: 5 | $$

This place was definitely the highlight of my 10 day trip to southern CA. The bartender was great, the selection was amazing. In west coast fashion, they have an an entire section devoted to IPA's. The atmosphere is laid back, with tons of beer and brewing books laying around to look at. I had spent a week looking around LA and San Diego for some bottles to bring back to Iowa, and after a couple hours at Tony's I had the lead on where to find everything I was looking for. The beer is great and the conversation is better. I will be going back if I'm ever in Burbank again.

04-17-2011 17:32:02 | More by kjball
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pavyaz19

California

4.8/5  rDev +3.9%
vibe: 4 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5 | food: 4 | $$

I freaking love this place. You will too. I really think there's not other explanation needed. This is Burbank's premiere venue for craft beer... the closest competition is another place Tony owns... Golden Road Brewery's brew pub a few miles away.

Tony's only serves California brewed beers. At first I was worried that they might run out of options for me... but that was dumb. They have over 40 beers on draft, half of them IPAs (gotta love that) and it never gets old. They have a constant rotation, there is always something new. You really can't beat this place. On top of that, Tony is really a great guy. He's always smiling and saying hi.

As for the food... It is very Vegan oriented. But like the IPAs taking up 50% of the beer selection, vegan only takes up 50% of the food. Point being: Carnivores welcome. I'm no where near a vegan but now I find myself ordering some of their vegan sausages because it's not easy to tell the difference. I wish they had a bigger selection of sides, but I don't want to split hairs.

If I had one wish, it'd be to expand the place. People love it there and it's not always easy to find a seat. Even if we stand up, we're always satisfied.

02-07-2012 21:11:16 | More by pavyaz19
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JeanO

California

4.83/5  rDev +4.5%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 5 | food: 4.5 | $

Everything about this little bar is perfect.

they must have over 35 taps but have a strict no bottle policy that is a statement about how environmentally friendly they are and how committed they are to fresh beer. They only sell Cali beer which is fine with me cuz there is so much to choose from here.

The beer is very reasonably priced. I had a Pliny the Elder for $6! I had a pint of Sculpin on cask for $6 also. Racer 5 only $4.50. And they serve real full pints.

The owner, Tony, imagine that, is very passionate about craft beer and he is usually at the bar. I talked to him about his all craft, all draft, all California motto and he totally convinced me that this is a great idea whose time has come.

I go to this bar on a regular basis even though I live about 10 miles away. the beer is always top notch with lots of new stuff always available.

Food is great, gotta try those sweet potato fires, they are insanely good.

This is my all time favorite place to drink a beer and relax with friends.

07-23-2010 17:58:54 | More by JeanO
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doraex

California

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.

A+++

12-20-2010 20:23:41 | More by doraex
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Jaacob

California

4.83/5  rDev +4.5%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 5 | food: 4.5 | $$

Amazing beer selection, and extremely reasonably priced. if you are into craft beers, you must check this spot out!

pretty trendy; a lot of hipsters.... but the beer selection is worth it.

regarding the ambiance; think upscale dive bar with great beer selection.

i have had a few sausages and they are pretty good, not as good as würstkuche, yet good none the less.

they have an outside patio, a pool table, a dart table (shitty darts), and a jukebox thingy that people can choose the music (i.e., hit or miss music).

all in all Tony's is a really great spot that anyone who loves beer, or is just getting into craft beers to try some amazing brews!

12-21-2011 06:09:37 | More by Jaacob
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bfellows

California

4.83/5  rDev +4.5%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 5 | food: 4.5 | $

This is my after work hang and after a few years of being a regular I am happy to say that TDA is still the best place for beer in all of Los Angeles. The new patio can't be beat and the food specials are always a delicious bargain.
My man Jim behind the bar always keeps it real and always has a good suggestion. Yesterday he recommended a beer called Saber Tooth Squirrel, something I wouldn't order on principal alone, and it was fantastic.
I enjoy the mellow vibe and the laid back crowd almost as much as the monster beer list filled top to bottom with old favorites and things you've never heard of.

05-10-2012 05:28:15 | More by bfellows
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Lesbrad

California

4.83/5  rDev +4.5%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 5 | food: 4.5 | $

Read the hype and wasn't a believer, but I am now!
Here's the deal with this place:
It's a stand alone bar far from any other restaurants or bars on Magnolia, not too far from I-5. Parking is easy in front or on the streets on both sides. It's in a quiet area and this is the only sign of life.
It has a cool deco exterior with a big lit up sign that reads, "now pouring" and TONY'S.
Inside it's configured like bars you've been in. Long bar to the right, little tables to the left with a pool table in the back. It's nicely lit, not too dark and not too bright. It feels like it could be anywhere in the USA with wood paneled walls, beer signs, a couple of TV's and little kitchen in the back.
If you get there early, I suggest grabbing a stool at the bar. It'll get you quicker service and the staff is very cool and happy to give tasters and talk beer or anything else.
Everything about this place is top notch. The beer, the food, the staff, the vibe, the parking, the activities, the prices, the chairs, the beer, yeah that's right, I said it twice.
These guys are committed to California beer which is great with me because there is so much to choose from and I like the idea of drinking fresh beer and supporting the local economy.
The only complaint I have is that the second time I went, I couldn't find a seat for almost half an hour. It's tough to eat standing up, but busy usually means good and this place delivers. I've been told that Friday's are always packed like that, and I could see why. There were lots of young co-eds, which is not the norm for beer bars around here.
Here's the low down on Tony's Darts Away: Friday nights it's packed. Saturdays, it is easy to get service and table space and there seems to be a good mix of ladies and gents, beer geeks and and not so geekys, and of old and young.
All other nights its pretty easy to get in and find a seat.
My wife is vegetarian and loves the vegan food. I can't get enough of those sweet potato fries.
I was lucky enough to stumble in on Hangar 24 brewery night. I never heard of that brewery before but I was blown away by the quality of the beer and the vast variety. I got to meet the brewer too, very cool.
Overall, I consider this place to be the as good as it gets. I see many visits to Burbank in my future.

10-01-2010 07:15:57 | More by Lesbrad
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littlelilly


4.9/5  rDev +6.1%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5 | food: 4.5 | $

There is something very nice about a beer menu separated into an IPA page and Not IPA page. The beer at Tony's is always first rate but lately I've been going for the food. I am addicted to the Streetmeat Sausage and the Sweet Potato Fries.
Sculpin is always on tap, need I write more? The beer selection never disappoints and the bartenders know what they're talking about without being snobby or over the top.
Tony's Darts Away has a well deserved reputation as one of the best beer bars in Los Angeles.

10-03-2012 06:40:11 | More by littlelilly
Tony's Darts Away in Burbank, CA
100 out of 100 based on 66 ratings.