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Yard House

Not Rated.
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BA SCORE
91
outstanding

26 Ratings
Ratings: 26
Reviews: 16
rAvg: 4.08
pDev: 12.5%
Taps: 122
Bottles: 5
Cask: N
Beer-to-Go: N
[ Bar, Eatery ]

71 Fortune Dr
Irvine, California, 92618-2917
United States
phone: (949) 753-9373

visit their websiteWebsite view map and get directionsMap @yardhouse

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(Place added by: CRJMellor)
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5/5  rDev +22.5%

BigDaddy79, Apr 13, 2014
Photo of Vansmack
4.83/5  rDev +18.4%

The Yardhouse is my all time favorite bar anywhere. With over 150 beers on tap, you really have a great selection to choose from. It took me half a year, but I finally got through every single beer they have on tap (including all the light beers!! yuck).

The service at the bar is definitely exceptional. The bartenders are really easy to get along with and are extremely friendly. I would give them a 5 on service, except for this rude ass bartender named Andrea. What a bitch. Sorry to say, but she acts all snobbish and if you get on her bad side, peace buddy. But if you run into Bobby, Danny, or Jesus, definitely order a brew from them.

About the food... wow. Lots of selection and it all really tastes great! I have to recommend the chicken wings and the crab cakes. During happy hour, the pizza is amazing.

Happy hour is everyday from 3-6 PM. That's the best time to go to get CHIMAY for $3! What a steal.

Anyhow... I'm off to Yardhouse right now.

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Vansmack, Mar 16, 2008
Photo of AlexM
4.75/5  rDev +16.4%

AlexM, Sep 10, 2014
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4.75/5  rDev +16.4%

sasdragon, Oct 26, 2013
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4.53/5  rDev +11%

Absolutely beautiful yuppie styled upper end bar with wonderful food selection and incredible wrap-around bar that had over 200 different beers on tap...some also available as six packs to take home sales.
Selection was incredible...everything you could hope or imagine so far as styles and variety. Especially impressive was the selection of belgiums available at The Yardhouse. A particular weakness of mine that is seldom satistifed when I go out to drink.
Staff was friendly and helpful.
Service was quick and attentive.
Enjoyable yuppie experience.

IntriqKen, Jun 26, 2006
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4.5/5  rDev +10.3%

Nate_M, Jul 01, 2014
Photo of bradford
4.45/5  rDev +9.1%

I was very impressed. I started with a St. Bernardus Abt 12, (2) Speakeasy Double Daddy's, and an Old Rasputin. The total bill was less than $25. The service was incredibly quick and the beertendress was very knowledgeable. She served a hefeweizen to a customer who asked for a lemon and she insisted they try the beer before "tampering" with it.
Overall a very positive experience. I will be back.
I was originally put off by the $7 St Berny's 12, but the rest of the beers were $5, and with that type of selection, I was willing to pay while my girlfriend shopped at The Spectrum. Anything that keeps me out of Urban Outfitters is a plus. If it involves beer, it is even better. Can't wait to come back
Clean, affordable, knowledgeable, and pleasant

bradford, Sep 14, 2008
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4/5  rDev -2%

I finally ventured into this Yardhouse with my wife. We stopped for a drink on our way to dinner at Javiers. If you're at the Spectrum and need a good pint, this is the place to come to.

I've already wrote about what i think about Yardhouses in my Costa Mesa Yardhouse review so i wont repeat here.

This one is much larger than the Costa Mesa one. Large eleptical bar in the center, like a race track. The taps are in the middle and there's over 100... quite nice inside. High ceilings, dimly lit, many large screens, a vibrant thrum of social life going on here. We came on a Friday and it was packed, but a good crowd. A bit yuppy but it was fine.

Being that it was very crowded i was prepared for crappy service at the bar. I stood behind some people in bar stools and had a bartender asking me what i wanted in about 60 seconds and it was like that for the rest of the evening. I ended up having an arrogant bastard, Maudite and a delirium tremens.

While there are many taps here and many macros, there are also a lot of micros. You will definitely find a beer you'll like, english, belgian, canadian. You wont be disappointed. And actually, you need to come during happy hour to enjoy $3 pints. While the Yardhouse isnt a destination per se, if you want to take a date or some friends and hang out somewhere that isnt a beer bar, this is the place to come to. It caters to the masses agreed, but a beer geek is catered to as well. Cheers.

SwillinBrew, Feb 08, 2007
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4/5  rDev -2%

200 or so taps makes for a pretty good bar, no matter what. Toss in a good food selection and you're set. Albeit somewhat formulaic, the Yard House succeeds at that. The atmosphere does err a bit towards Disneyland, it's a loud cavernous space, and you are just one person amongst throngs filtering through the door that night, but I've certainly always had a good time here. As for beer, I sometimes feel that the 200 taps are plagued by a slew of mediocre imports. The American micros and in particular West Coast selections are of a higher quality and offer a lot of solid choices, although there's nothing terribly obscure. The food is a definite strong point, and everything I've had from their menu has been highly satisfying. Service is relatively good considering how busy they often are. All told, maybe not a one-of-a-kind beer destination, but definitely worth spending a good amount of time at. One last note: get rid of the guy in the men's toilet room handing out cologne. Not necessary.

jmatthew, Sep 11, 2006
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Yard House in Irvine, CA
91 out of 100 based on 26 ratings.