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Tony's Darts Away

Not Rated.
Tony's Darts AwayTony's Darts Away
BA SCORE
100
world-class

69 Ratings
Ratings: 69
Reviews: 48
rAvg: 4.61
pDev: 8.68%
Taps: 38
Bottles: 0
Cask: Y
Beer-to-Go: N
[ 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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3.5/5  rDev -24.1%

EB1, Oct 23, 2013
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5/5  rDev +8.5%

ralphw56, Jan 31, 2014
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4.75/5  rDev +3%

LBittman, Jul 18, 2014
Photo of route66pubs
4.5/5  rDev -2.4%

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.

route66pubs, Jan 19, 2011
Photo of TheJollyHop
4.28/5  rDev -7.2%

Its location emphasized by a large TONY'S sign on a stretch of Magnolia Blvd before the 5 freeway. This place is easy to find and the ensuing parking concern is equally remedied by ample residential space.

Once inside of Tonys', the layout is surprisingly uncluttered. Large windows near the front along with a few wooden tables that are adjacent to a large bar that spans nearly half the distance of the rectangle shaped space. Wooden tables line the perimeter, and towards the back of there is a pool table and a couple of televisions for your viewing pleasure. The walls are adorned with craft brewery advertisements; a nice touch.

A big plus is the number of things there are to do at Tony's. There is a rather extensive beer library that you can peruse through while enjoying one of over twenty different tap selections (most being served in 16oz true pints) for a very inexpensive price range of between $4.50- $6. There is billiards, also there are a few additional games (gotta have darts right?) that I can not comment on because I didn't check them out (I brought my own games).

Food is good but not something to go out of your way for. Sausages and fries, not bad, rather keeping it simple, but hey beer doesn't need to be complex all of the time!

The crowd is mainly hipsters in their late twenties to a hodgepodge of people in their early forties. Everyone seemed to be friendly (hey at least there weren't any angry drunks), and as the sun set a few rays illuminated the bar through the windows which was a pleasant surprise.

Tony's is everything a neighborhood beer bar should be in my opinion.

TheJollyHop, May 13, 2010
Photo of PlinyTheKid
4.78/5  rDev +3.7%

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!

PlinyTheKid, Aug 08, 2011
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4.25/5  rDev -7.8%

powerlaces, May 08, 2014
Photo of deford
4.5/5  rDev -2.4%

Pretty much the place to be in Burbank. Great, friendly staff with the right knowledge of craft beer. Great connections with local brewers and tap take overs. Everything you could want in a local place...and of course theres Pliny...

deford, Nov 06, 2014
Photo of RexF
4.95/5  rDev +7.4%

The world needs more places like Tony's Darts Away. Its welcoming, unassuming, and has a purpose without being too in your face about it.

They have the best beer selection. It's not the biggest list, but they hit on every cylinder. As a hop head, I like that they split the list into IPA and Other.

Where else can you drink Pliny The Elder, Sculpin, Denogginizer, Torpedo, Hop 15 in the same night and only try about 1/4 of their IPA list? AMAZING!!!

The Other list is always super solid too. Hand pumps, nitro faucets and big pours for cheap prices.

The food is great and the service is second to none.

If you haven't been to Tony's, go in the afternoon or on a slow week night. Weekends get pretty busy in there. My one complaint is that it gets hot in there when it's crowded.

RexF, Dec 19, 2011
Photo of mjmadden
5/5  rDev +8.5%

I think enough has been said on this place and the reviews speak for themselves, but if I could add one thing regarding the service. The service makes this place, the passion and love for craft been makes this place what it is and with that everything else follows. Would not change a thing about this place other than move it to my neighborhood back east (HA!), but since that is not possible I will just continue to enjoy this place on my West Coast trips.

mjmadden, Feb 02, 2014
Photo of ghetto90007
4.53/5  rDev -1.7%

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.

ghetto90007, Apr 22, 2011
Photo of robertjskelton
4.93/5  rDev +6.9%

I stopped by here on a trip to the LA area. Great craft beer selection. I came by just to try Pliny the Elder, which I can't get anywhere near where I'm from. They had tons of beers on tap, and the food looked great. Most were ordering a 4 beer sampler kinda deal. We sat around and watched the NFL game on TV at the bar, but if we had got there 20 minutes later we would've had to wait for a table. Cool place.

robertjskelton, Jan 05, 2014
Photo of tothebrim
4.58/5  rDev -0.7%

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.

tothebrim, Sep 25, 2010
Photo of Lesbrad
4.83/5  rDev +4.8%

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.

Lesbrad, Oct 01, 2010
Photo of nightwing002
4.68/5  rDev +1.5%

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.

nightwing002, Mar 12, 2011
Photo of Gilmango
4.65/5  rDev +0.9%

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.

Gilmango, Jan 30, 2012
Photo of TeamUgly
4.94/5  rDev +7.2%

Had read about this place some time ago and decided to invite a few co-workers. Everyone in our group of 10 agreed what great place this is. Each one of us have different tastes in brews, Pils to Stout. The sweet lady poured perfectly and explained the various pours and glassware to my pils buddy. Take a look at the beer book library. My hefe boss even dug this pub. I would guess there 15 to 20 bar stools and table seating for 40. Without a parking lot, you'll find free street parking on the two cross streets. We were there at 4 on a weekday afternoon, so parking was very easy. Yes, PTE was available!

TeamUgly, Mar 02, 2012
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4.75/5  rDev +3%

antonyliu, Mar 30, 2014
Photo of whiskeysoda
4.78/5  rDev +3.7%

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!

whiskeysoda, Jul 05, 2010
Photo of WhatdaHec
4.95/5  rDev +7.4%

As a Burbank resident, I've been hoping for, at the very least, a halfway decent beer bar to come to town. Tony's Dart's Away blew any expectations I had clear into the stratosphere. The place is amazing. Not only is the beer selection superb, but Tony only pours California brew, ensuring that what comes out of the kegs is fresh because it's local. The frankfurter I had was also delicious and the fresh chips are great.
I got a chance to talk with Tony on my visit and he's very down to earth. He took time to talk to me about his philosophy and what he's trying to accomplish with this bar and the one about to open in Echo Park. Cool dude for sure.
Back to the bar, it has a pool table, dart board, a few tv's showing sports, and one of my favorite things, the internet jukebox, allowing me to play some of my favorite hip hop tunes as I enjoy my brew. The place is also chock full of brewing/beer books for those wishing to catch up on the latest in beer.
Overall, this place hits the nail on the head, big time. Quickly becoming a go-to beer spot in L.A.

WhatdaHec, Aug 23, 2010
Photo of doraex
4.83/5  rDev +4.8%

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+++

doraex, Dec 20, 2010
Photo of josh80
4.95/5  rDev +7.4%

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.

josh80, Feb 27, 2011
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4.58/5  rDev -0.7%

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.

WestValleyIPA, Mar 05, 2011
Photo of Jackskeleton
4.9/5  rDev +6.3%

Tony's is one of those locations that you go to if you know you love IPA's. And really, if you're in California how can you not enjoy a good IPA. That's what we're good at.

The joint has a wide selection of craft beers that you generally won't find in many places in a 10 mile radius. I know if I'm up for Pliny, there's a 90% chance that I will find it here.

The food selection is mainly a variety of different types of hot dogs as well as a good selection of vegan options (their other site Mohawk Bend is more vegan friendly)

They have board games so you can kill time and slip your drink. The place uses proper glassware as well as pours a proper pint. Prices are all around pretty decent.

Jackskeleton, Aug 17, 2011
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4.75/5  rDev +3%

Absolut, Aug 10, 2014
Tony's Darts Away in Burbank, CA
100 out of 100 based on 69 ratings.