Tony's Darts Away

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50 Reviews
Reviews: 50
Visits: 74
rAvg: 4.61
pDev: n/a
Taps: 38
Bottles: --
Cask: Y
[ 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

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Photo of tothebrim
4.58/5  rDev -0.7%
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. (1,037 characters)

Photo of Lesbrad
4.83/5  rDev +4.8%
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. (2,290 characters)

Photo of nightwing002
4.68/5  rDev +1.5%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 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. (1,009 characters)

Photo of Gilmango
4.65/5  rDev +0.9%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.5

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. (915 characters)

Photo of TeamUgly
4.94/5  rDev +7.2%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5

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! (608 characters)

Photo of nathanmiller
4.55/5  rDev -1.3%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.75 | selection: 4.25 | food: 5

Really cool spot, glad I got to stop by. Had three beers from local breweries, lines were clean and glasses were reasonably filled. The service was only at the bar (weekday lunchtime) but both bartenders were friendly and helpful. And the food was incredible. Had a sausage with fried egg on top and I want more. (312 characters)

Photo of whiskeysoda
4.78/5  rDev +3.7%
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! (1,875 characters)

Photo of WhatdaHec
4.95/5  rDev +7.4%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5 | food: 4.5

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. (1,064 characters)

Photo of doraex
4.83/5  rDev +4.8%
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+++ (749 characters)

Photo of josh80
4.95/5  rDev +7.4%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5 | food: 4.5

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. (1,101 characters)

Photo of WestValleyIPA
4.58/5  rDev -0.7%
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. (530 characters)

Photo of Jackskeleton
4.9/5  rDev +6.3%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5 | food: 4.5

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. (699 characters)

Photo of SweetNessa34
4.63/5  rDev +0.4%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.5

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 :) (998 characters)

Photo of JeanO
4.83/5  rDev +4.8%
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. (1,010 characters)

Photo of littlelilly
4.9/5  rDev +6.3%
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. (505 characters)

Photo of Beermister
4.25/5  rDev -7.8%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 2

I love this place and since I'm new to beer advocate I wish I would have rated it before. There beer selection is what I go there for. Tony does what he wants and it works well for there location. I love the menu, ipa. Not ipa. Simple and efficient and I like it that way. I've also have been to his other location the mowhak bend. Now that place knows how to do it right. I'll review it later.. Now with darts away you can go in there with some friends and choose from the many games they have on shelves,pick hungry hippo, and all the beer books. You can borrow them if they still allow it. I recommend this place to any hopp head and challenge them to try a pint of all there ipa's and be able to walk out of there. (718 characters)

Photo of pudd
4.75/5  rDev +3%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 4 | selection: 5 | food: 5

Not only do they have over 30 California beers on tap, they are only $4.50-$6.00 for a real pint. They also do flights and half pints which in nice. The food is awesome, especially the sweet potato fries. They even have vegan food that I could actually swallow.
They have a good mix of tables and bar seats. There's a pool table and a dart board of course and 3 tvs. Not only do they have books you can check out, they have games to play like Connect Four and Trivial Pursuit. Its a good place to have lunch and they allow children up until a certain time. Not only the best bar in Burbank probably my favorite in the San Fernando Valley. (638 characters)

Photo of PicoDeGallos
4.63/5  rDev +0.4%
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... (786 characters)

Photo of the1DarkLord
4.38/5  rDev -5%
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. (961 characters)

Photo of bfellows
4.83/5  rDev +4.8%
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. (605 characters)

Photo of HopHuntingHabit
2.65/5  rDev -42.5%
vibe: 2.5 | quality: 3 | service: 1.5 | selection: 3.5 | food: 2.5

A small vegan bar located in Burbank CA. They have pretty much a vegan friendly menu, but nothing that screams real pub food. It was pretty good, but I'm not sure I would rush back here for the food. The taps were really good, They have 36+ taps and a cask..

-Ballast Point Sculpin
-Stone Cali-Belgique
-Nectar Hemp Ale
-Lagunitas Gnarleywine
-Firestone Walker Solace
All California Beers!!!!

Most was served in the correct glassware. In the craft beer wasteland of Burbank this place has one of the better selections.
Biggest down fall is that you have to server yourself. I don't like to tip 20% when I do all the work. I'm to old for that. (645 characters)

Photo of lsummers
4.95/5  rDev +7.4%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5 | food: 4.75

Fantastic craft beer bar. It's the perfect place to spend an afternoon or evening. Even if you stop in for a short time its still is a pleasant experience. Only downfall is that it is a smaller place so it can be crowded. Just means it's popular which isn't a downfall just something to keep in mind if your wanting a place to sit on a friday night. This bar is pretty much my go to bar for craft beer and relaxation. (417 characters)

Photo of Norm
4.7/5  rDev +2%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 4 | selection: 5 | food: 4.5

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. (548 characters)

Photo of plarson
4.95/5  rDev +7.4%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5 | food: 5

As a Portland native and long time beer lover, I can without
hesitation, suggest Tony's Darts Away as the top beer bar between San Francisco and San Diego. And I put it up against any SF or SD place too.
Where do I start? How about the beer... They have 39 beers on tap including two beer engines and three nitro taps. All of the beer is on draft. It is all from California and it is all incredible. No concession Bud Light in bottles or Guiness on tap.
The sign prominently reads: All craft, all draught, all California and this place delivers. Honest Pint certified, beautiful large pours, super cheap prices, rotating selection to keep the beer geeks swarming and about 10 resident taps that keep regulars happy.
There is nothing wrong and everything right about this neighborhood pub.
Food is very good and has a ton of vegan stuff. Atmosphere is beer bar
perfect. Simple, easy to relax, comfortable, games, jukebox.
The best thing about this place might be the vibe. Staff is well
trained and passionate about beer without being pretentious or pushy at all.

Mwah - I heart Tony's.

ps. just got a private message from a fan of this bar asking why I had given them $$$$. My mistake, Tony's is very inexpensive. (1,215 characters)

Photo of Victoryatbeer
4.95/5  rDev +7.4%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5 | food: 5

Beer bars are a hard to find blessing in the Los Angeles area, but Tony's Darts Away is one of a kind.

Tony's features amazing service, happy customers, helpful and beer-savoy regulars, great food, and most importantly outstanding beer. The bar's beer selection changes daily, some days more drastically then others. As kegs pop the diligent and dedicated staff of Tony's Darts Away quickly replace them with some of the rare gems hidden away in the bars cramped and packed-full cold box.

For being a bar that is less then 3 months old, officially having its grand opening May 10, its astonishing to see such beers as Russian Rivers Damnation, Consecration, and most recently Blind Pig available on draught.

What is equally astonishing is the wide selection of vegan food offed. Regardless whether you are a vegan or not the vegan sausages are to die for. Tony's also offers pork and chicken for those who just can't live with out it, as well as several salads and appetizers, including the tantalizing sweet potato fries.

Tony's offers a relaxed, peaceful, coffee house-esque atmosphere during the day while having a feverish and hip night life. The bartenders are more of beer historians then just people who pour beer, and will gladly explain and assist any need. But if your looking to expand your beer knowledge and palette get there before 5pm. Tony's gets busy fast.

Tony's has great beer, great people, and is always a great experience. If you live in the Los Angeles area there is no excuse not to pay Tony's a visit. If your not in the mood for a surprise check out their website to see an up-to-date beer list. (1,630 characters)

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Tony's Darts Away in Burbank, CA
100 out of 100 based on 50 ratings.