Yard House Bar & Grill

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Yard House Bar & GrillYard House Bar & Grill

Type: Bar, Eatery

13881 Peyton Dr
Chino Hills, California, 91709-1602
United States

(909) 631-2200 | map

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Added by koolchas on 06-29-2008

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Photo of adamranders
3.4/5  rDev -11.5%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 3.5 | service: 3.25 | selection: 3.25 | food: 3.75

Photo of SoCaliC8
3.75/5  rDev -2.3%

Photo of womencantsail
3.7/5  rDev -3.6%
vibe: 4 | quality: 3.5 | service: 4 | selection: 3.5

Was in the area for the afternoon and decided to stop by and have a quick beer. I decided to eat somewhere else because I know how expensive YardHouse is.

The decor is very "modern". Lots of straight, definite lines, black, wood, etc. They definitely do a good job of keeping the space open and comfortable.

I took a seat at the elliptical bar and was greeted promptly by the barman. I ordered a Franziskaner Hefe-Dunkel as it was one of the few things on-tap that I actually enjoy drinking. Lots of the usual suspects and a lot of "disguised" BMC products like Blue Moon, etc.

The bartender was friendly and prompt. But the prices here are the real killer. My beer cost me $6.50, which is quite a lot, but I guess I should have really known better.

Not really my sort of place, but it does serve a purpose I suppose. I would recommend coming here for happy hour if you must, as then the prices are at least reasonable.

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Photo of FosterJM
3.83/5  rDev -0.3%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 3.5 | food: 4

So I literally live 2 blocks from this place and was very happy to hear we were getting one of these a few years ago. I waited patiently and when the time came I headed over and took it all in. Well, its the little brother to Costa Mesa and I think it's the same size as the one in Victoria gardens. So I was optimistic till I sat at the bar.

Atm- It's chino hills, It's trying to be a bit more posh and have a nice place for people to go get a pint and some good food. The place is open, airy and well lit. Has a nice patio section with fire places.

Quality- It's a nice establishment to go with people when they come to visit. It's better than taking everyone to Chili's or Applebees.

Service- The bar staff know their beer at least most of them do. They get a kick out of people who know more about the beer than they do and are always willing to offer a suggestion.

Selection- It's a little off on the smaller locations like this one. They still have to keep space for the BMC kegs and they do a nice selection of keeping some German and craft on tap. They have a couple Stone which people seem to like but nothing crazy. The highlight for me was this year they got a bottle of Sam Adams Utopias and were giving 4 oz pours.

Food- The food is the best part of the yardhouse. The happy hour is the best time to go when the martinis for the wife are 1/2 off and finger foods for the kids are too. I love their desserts.

Value- Overall, it's reasonable but not too expensive. A couple menu items reach the 25 a plate range but only because they are very good dishes.

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Photo of DoubleJ
3.73/5  rDev -2.9%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 3.5 | selection: 3.5

So the YardHouse decides to get miniaturized. We shall see about that.

Wow, the interior still has some room to wiggle around, but compared to the typical YardHouse, this is noticably smaller. Especially smaller is the bar, which is maybe half the size of what I'm used to seeing. Anyways, the interior is better lit, the bathroom is neat and worth adventuring into, and there's the most important part; craft beer. The selection feautres Stone, Chimay White, Black Butte Porter, Franziskaner, Lindemans Framboise, Shiner, Firestone, Green Flash IPA...not a bad selection at all despite the largish proportion of mass produced beers. The standard shaker pint glasses apply along with the infamous yard glass. Nothing wrong with my Hazelnut Brown, still tasting great.

Too bad the prices weren't miniaturized like the interior. If it were the case, I may like this idea more. Still a solid place for beer, and yes, their famous happy hour applies here as well.

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Photo of bonartie
4.45/5  rDev +15.9%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.5

Rancho Mirage chapter.

Very helpful and knowledgeable(on their own brews)

Very good happy hour values on beer and food items.

Not on menu,but they will set you up with "tasters" for 1$.
More than enough for a "taste"
They say only 3,but once the bartender saw that I was more interested in learning than sousing, he was cooperative.
I went horizontally from Pils to Ales to darks and finally for dessert; a blend of Young's double chocolate and Framboise.

I never would have tried that,but I'm glad I did

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Photo of Dogbrick
4/5  rDev +4.2%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | food: 4

This Yardhouse location is in the Shoppes at Chino Hills plaza in Chino Hills a few miles off I-10. Parking is fairly abundant in the surrounding area.

The interior is spacious with lots of plants and artwork on the walls, and a dark wood/stone motif. The bar is in the center with table seating all around it. Fairly open view of the hustle and bustle of the kitchen as well.

Yardhouse has nearly 50 taps with brews from Stone, Lost Coast, Rogue, Kona, New Belgium and others domestically. As for imports there is Chimay, Leffe, Kronenbourg, Spaten etc. There were very few bottled beers on the menu (mostly NA beers).

Service on a weekday evening was good at the bar. The bartenders all assisted with beer and food as needed.

Speaking of the food, my rotisserie chicken and mashed potatoes was good.

Overall this place is definitely worth checking out in the Chino/Chino Hills area.

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Photo of PatronWizard
4/5  rDev +4.2%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | food: 4

Stopped by for a quick bite, maybe a drink or two...

The Yardhouse that I've been to several times (in the low desert) had over 200 beers on tap and is just huge, so that's what I expected from this one. Not so much though.

When I first seen the bar, I thought it was kinda puny (maybe 50 beers on tap). But it turned out to be just fine. It was nice and crowded but my buddy and I were able to find a couple spots at the bar. Beats waiting for a table any day.

I ordered a shot a grey goose and an Arrogant Bastard on tap. The little boy behind the bar says 'I can't give you two drinks at once.' WTF? That's my standard dinner fare that I've ordered a thousand times. Fine, gimme the damn liquor, I'll toss it back and wait patiently for my brew. Happy now kid? I've actually run into this a couple of times before, I just like to bitch now and then.

I usually have a steak at the Yardhouse, but this was a late lunch/early dinner kind of thing so I went with a good old fashioned cheeseburger. Medium, thank you. It was pretty damn good, big ole soft potota bun.

Overall: great spot to grab some food and a nice beer. Try to hit it off peak hour though.

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Photo of koolchas
3.68/5  rDev -4.2%
vibe: 3 | quality: 3.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 3 | food: 4.5

This is not your typical Yardhouse but, their "new" and "first" Bar & Grill concept. The idea is to have these pop up all over Southern California.

The Yardhouse Bar & Grill is located on the backside of Shoppes in Chino Hills (Peyton Dr.), a new upscale shopping center off the 71 Freeway at Grand Ave.

About half the size of your standard Yardhouse, the Bar & Grill serves up pretty much the same food meuu with ~40% less taps.

You have a few standard BMC selections, but most of the tap list focuses on "moderate" craft beer selections as well as imports.

The goblet pours are their "best" beers. I was bit disappointed that there were only 6-7 offerings, but included were Delirium and Stone AB and probably a few that really should be standard pours.

That being said, this location is in my backyard so I will return often as overall I still feel their happy hour is one of the best around and they do have good food. There is always at least a few beers I can drink and I no longer have to drive(and spend more gas) to Rancho or Brea (although overall they have better beer choices; especially on Belgians):

Happy Hour: Monday - Friday, 3pm - 6pm

$3.25 Domestic Pints
$3.50 Craft/ Import Pints
$4.00 Goblets
$4.25 Well Drinks
$5.50 House Martinis
$2 off Wine by the Glass
$5.95 Sliders
Select Half Priced Appetizers

Late Night Happy Hour: Sunday - Wednesday, 10pm -Midnight

$3.25 Domestic Pints
$3.50 Craft/ Import Pints
$4.00 Goblets
$4.25 Well Drinks
$5.50 House Martinis
$2 off Wine by the Glass
$5.95 Sliders
Select Half Priced Appetizers until 11:30pm

Again, the place is small and given it seems like EVERYBODY in Chino Hills likes to go out to eat expect a wait if you don't arrive early. If going for the normal after work happy hour, make sure you arrive well BEFORE 5pm.

A nice addition to Chino Hills and the Inland Empire as we need more good beer establishments in our communities.


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Yard House Bar & Grill in Chino Hills, CA
Place rating: 3.84 out of 5 with 9 ratings
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