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Instant Replay

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13 Ratings
Ratings: 13
Reviews: 10
rAvg: 4.23
pDev: 8.27%
Taps: 10
Bottles: 0
Cask: Y
Beer-to-Go: N
[ Bar, Eatery ]

21927 Saticoy St
Canoga Park, California, 91304-4835
United States
phone: (818) 712-0628

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(Place added by: Retsinis on 11-11-2010)
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Photo of billyjuan
4.59/5  rDev +8.5%

Well I can call myself a regular and I can write a huge review why I like this place but i'm not. I'm going to keep it simple instead.

*Beer costs around $4-$6 a glass compared to $9 at other bars.

*Great beer selection which Stan rotates quite often. Some o the beers I've seen on tap are Racer 5, Cafe Racer 15, Wipeout, Ale Smith IPA, Sculpin, Stone IPA, Old Viscosity, Titan, Knuckle Sandwich, Petrus, Lagunitas Sucks & Daytime IPA, Green Flash Hop Odyssey Citra Session IPA, Blackmarket 1945, Victory at Sea, Kern Just Outstanding IPA, My Bloody Valentine and some others I can remember of the top of my head.

* Taco's Reyes next door has some of the best tacos in the valley and they will bring you your food if you tell them you are next door.

* The staff is friendly and always glad to help you get your next drink.

So if you live in the area give it a shot, you wont be disappointed... just don't expected to be a hipster bar like The Local Peasant which will NOT let you in if you are wearing sandals, shorts, hats or tennis shoes.

billyjuan, Sep 04, 2013
Photo of ChewyLewy
4.46/5  rDev +5.4%

This bar is great. It is small but comfortable and the owners are friendly and generous. They have tv's for any kind of professional or college sports as well as a juke box for music lovers. If you're an I.P.A. lover, this is the place to be. The taps will feature at least three solid choices for hop lovers, at least one brown ale, maybe a porter or stout if you're lucky. There's no food at this place but it is right next door to a fabulous Mexican restaurant, with a food truck that serves late, that is allowed to be brought into the bar. Instant Replay is a solid choice for a quick craft beer at a generous price.

ChewyLewy, Dec 13, 2012
Photo of UCLABrewN84
3.94/5  rDev -6.9%

I stopped in to Instant Replay tonight to grab a few beers. Inside and outside it's 100% dive bar status. Random decorations, modern mp3 jukebox, dart boards, flatscreens showing sports, etc. All of the beers on tap are craft offerings with the BMC stuff sold in bottles only. The beers seemed fresh and are either served in a pint glass (which they call a lemonade glass) or a goblet. The service was good even though it was a bit busy. Prices are either $4, $5, or $6 depending on the specials and what kind of beer you want to get. Very reasonable for what they have on tap. Definitely worth a stop if you are in the area but don't expect anything fancy.

UCLABrewN84, Sep 25, 2012
Photo of Tieman
4.4/5  rDev +4%

I love that this place is walking distance from my house.
I love that it has all craft beer taps.
I love that they let us hold bottle shares here.
I love that my favorite Mexican place in the valley is right next door.

Instant Replay is the best craft beer bar value in the west SF Valley, hands down. You get 10 quality craft taps at an excellent price (tap list updated on their website regularly). The staff is very friendly and extremely accommodating.

I hope people read this review because even though I don't give exceptionally high marks for atmosphere, I don't think the vibe of the place is poor - it actually works really well with the location, the personality of the older regulars (the ones not there for craft beer), and the look & feel. But I don't want anyone showing up expecting something like Tony's or Mohawk or Blue Palms. Because it's not, but that's one of the reasons I really enjoy going here. It's chill in the best way without attracting snobby assholes.

So seriously, if you live in the area, please stop in and have a pint or two. If you're passing through the area or looking for a place to watch the games on Sunday, give IR a shot. This is a perfect example of the places that I wish LA had more of - bars that are willing to risk not having BMC on tap in order to promote good beer at a fair price. In order for the craft scene to grow in LA, to compete with San Diego, we need more places like Instant Replay. And the best way to convince more bars to follow this model is for the existing places to succeed.


Tieman, Nov 30, 2011
Photo of mrbubbler
4.58/5  rDev +8.3%

Instant replay is the type of place you stop by a couple times a week and grab a beer or two, maybe watch some sports or just relax. They have your usual bar stuff like darts, internet jukebox, lotto, and 4 flat screen tv's. Stan now hows 12 craft taps! Beer cost is $4-$6 a glass its a pretty hard value to beat in the valley!!! No more $9 snifters of old raspy at McG's...

Taco place next door is pretty damn good and offers tacos for about a dollar a piece. also a couple restaurants in walking distance.

Plenty of parking in the rear of the building.

All in all a nice little local bar with some damn nice beer on tap for $4 a glass.

beers i have seen on tap: sculpin, high tide, bruery mischief, BP big eye, BP octoberfest, old rasputin, PP old viscosity, kern river just outstanding, PP wipeout, Racer five, knuckle sandwich, FW parabola, FW abacus, lagunitas sucks, surf brewing stuff

mrbubbler, Nov 19, 2010
Photo of wethorseblanket
4/5  rDev -5.4%

wethorseblanket, Sep 05, 2014
Photo of ImperialRed36
4.25/5  rDev +0.5%

ImperialRed36, Jul 11, 2014
Photo of GRG1313
3.5/5  rDev -17.3%

GRG1313, Jun 14, 2014
Photo of jmgrub
3.78/5  rDev -10.6%

Have been here a few times in the past couple months as a few members of my tasting group are "regulars." I wouldn't call Instant Replay a craft beer bar by any stretch-rather, it's a cozy neighborhood dive with some reasonably priced craft taps.

My first experience here was decidedly negative, with a rude and unhelpful bartender spoiling what was otherwise a nice time. However, after we alerted the owner to the issue, he was extremely apologetic and did everything he could to make it right, so I decided to give IR a second chance.

My second experience was extremely positive. The staff were kind, quick, helpful, and just generally seemed happy to have us there. I really enjoyed myself.

If you are looking for a reasonably priced, cozy bar with "standard" craft beers (i.e. Alesmith IPA, Anchor Steam, Sierra Nevadas etc.), this is a great option to have. If I lived in their neck of the valley, I'd probably be there much more often. A definitively different vibe than most craft bars, but a good time for sure.

jmgrub, Sep 03, 2013
Photo of Oneinchaway
3.99/5  rDev -5.7%

Just started going here a couple months ago and now that I've moved to the area, will be frequenting a lot more. If the below items interest you, you will LOVE this place.

*An old school Hollywood dive bar atmosphere with no windows (feels straight out of the movie 'Swingers'
*Great craft beer taps
*A rotating craft beer cask
*Free salty popcorn
*EXTREMELY cheap drinks
*1x single old school FREE dart board
*Good cheap Mexican food next door that you can bring inside.

That about sums it up. Good stuff.

Oneinchaway, Aug 06, 2013
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Instant Replay in Canoga Park, CA
93 out of 100 based on 13 ratings.