Yard House

Bar, Eatery

401 Shoreline Village Dr
Long Beach, California, 90802-4549
United States

(562) 628-0455 | map

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TheLongBeachBum from California

4.28/5  rDev +10.3%
vibe: 4 | quality: 3.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 5 | food: 4.5

The Yard House in Long Beach has 250 Taps and a beer list that tops 200 on draft, but it is more likely that (only?) around 180 will be available at any one time. A solid range of well known and rare beers from microbreweries, as well as some from the big boys, also interspersed with some unusual foreign beers. Fullers ESB (GB) and Pilsner Urquell (Czech) are my favourites. A good range of UK and US Ciders as well. Beers are of course available in the Yard Glasses, but don't break one - they will charge you the earth to replace it. The Patio is a nice place to sit on a night whilst osmotically absorbing the atmosphere and eyeing the plenty of talent on view. Poor Restroom facilities really let this bar down - only 2 ceramic receptacles in the Boys Room - in a bar this size ?? Be prepared to queue (wait in line) for a piss when it is busy, for this I have down-marked the Quality rating from 4.0 to 3.5. Food is very good. Try the Fish & Chips (well I am English) and the Onion Ring Towers - awesome. Service is usually very good. Part of a chain of 3 Yard Houses (at the time I write this anyway). Located in Shoreline Village, it is well served and easily accessible by non-drivers using the Long Beach Passport Bus service, the Purple coloured ones that go to the Aquarium and the Queen Mary drop you off outside, neat !!. Worth a visit, just to see the oval shaped bar and the plethora of beer taps, a sight for sore eyes. But a word of warning - it is not cheap at $5+ a beer.

Aug 17, 2002
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cbcrunch from Wyoming

4.01/5  rDev +3.4%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4.25 | food: 3.75

Mar 27, 2018
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user785335 from Florida

3.85/5  rDev -0.8%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 3 | selection: 4.5 | food: 3.75

Jan 29, 2017
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HippieDave56 from California

3.81/5  rDev -1.8%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 3.75 | service: 3.75 | selection: 4 | food: 3.75

May 30, 2016
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Chaddiechadchad from Netherlands

3/5  rDev -22.7%
vibe: 3 | quality: 3 | service: 3 | selection: 3 | food: 3

You can get beer and food here, nothing remarkable, touristy location, would recommend lots of other nearby places instead. Nice view though.

Mar 18, 2016
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wethorseblanket from California

4.06/5  rDev +4.6%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 3.75 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4

Lots of taps, mostly crap (craft), still find something good on the "chalk board".
Go for "Happy Hour" for discounts on beer and apps.

Apr 08, 2015
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Ernie_The_Dude from California

4.48/5  rDev +15.5%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4 | service: 4.5 | selection: 5 | food: 4.5

Be sure to check out their Chalk Board. Happy Hour is the best time to go. 50% off appitizers and the good beers are 2 bucks off..

Mar 23, 2015
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italianstallion from Wisconsin

4/5  rDev +3.1%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | food: 4

Mar 20, 2015
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DCLAguy11 from California

3.75/5  rDev -3.4%

Nov 14, 2014
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Texas from California

5/5  rDev +28.9%

Sep 14, 2014
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aoampm from Hawaii

3.75/5  rDev -3.4%

Sep 10, 2014
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BREWS4LA from California

4/5  rDev +3.1%

Jul 06, 2014
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countrybat from California

4/5  rDev +3.1%

May 20, 2014
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Bnoise11 from California

4/5  rDev +3.1%

Apr 21, 2014
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HopsAholic79 from California

4.5/5  rDev +16%

Apr 13, 2014
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BeerLover99 from Illinois

4/5  rDev +3.1%

Mar 13, 2014
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Sicem99 from North Carolina

4.5/5  rDev +16%

Dec 28, 2013
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Adkins721 from Ohio

5/5  rDev +28.9%

Dec 08, 2013
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SimcoeKid from California

3.5/5  rDev -9.8%

Nov 03, 2013
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HuskyinPDX from Washington

3.8/5  rDev -2.1%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4 | service: 3.5 | selection: 3.5 | food: 4

My large work group arrived right before sunset. The views here are amazing. The sun was setting and reflecting off of the harbor right out front of our window seats. Since we were such a large group they gave us the entire harbor room. Food was good, but not great. Service was actually pretty good for the size of our table, but a bit slow. The beer list is lengthy and extensive, but there isn't anything rare or special. I tried some of the house beers that are brewed by Firestone Walker. They also were adequate, but nothing special. Go for the atmosphere and views.

Sep 16, 2011
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BucBasil from South Carolina

3.7/5  rDev -4.6%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 3 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | food: 3.5

The location of this place is unbeatable - looking right over the harbor to the lighthouse and to downtown Long Beach. A great place to have a brew or 3 and watch the sunset. I did just that, having their House Amber Tripel, Golden Monkey, and a Shipyard XXXX. A lot of their offerings I had seen before but there were some pleasant surprises on the menu. I'm not sure how often they rotate. The place seems popular with the craft beer crowd and non-beer drinkers alike, as there were a lot of people having wine or mixed drinks out there. The server was knowledgeable and offered me some notes on a few beers. The food was pretty good, but admittedly I didn't have all that much - onion rings and the clam chowder, but from what I saw from other people's plates, I might come back here to eat sometime. Overall a place that I'd revisit if I was in town again. Not really a destination, but a solid place overall. My only complaint - they don't put any head on the pours. Not that big a deal, but would have been nice.

Apr 20, 2011
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WilliamLee from Mississippi

4.5/5  rDev +16%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 5 | selection: 5 | food: 4

Atmosphere: Sat on the deck, nice view of the marina.
Food: Had the Sea Scallops. Good but not great. Rice medley that it came with was good.
Price: I didn't pay.
Beer: Lots of beer to choose from of course. Staff was very helpful and knowledgeable.
Two sampler sets of six to choose from. We ended up getting both and then some. I came away with several new favorites to look for again.
-Moylan's Kilt Lifter Scotch Ale
-Ommegang (Abbey Ale)
-Avery The Reveand
-Tetleys Pub Creram Ale
-Young's Double Chocolate Stout
-Primo Island Lager (See this is rated low on BA so I will have to try again but it was fine on tap)

Jul 22, 2010
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bierkoning from California

3.5/5  rDev -9.8%
vibe: 2 | quality: 3 | service: 3 | selection: 5 | food: 4

A: way, way too noisy. Granted, I'm pretty sensitive to noise as a general rule, but this was beyond excessive. My friends and I had to literally yell to hear each other at our own table, at this was at 7pm, not during crazy bar only hours.

Q: Good.

S: Friendly, helpful.

S: Had tremendous selection! 150+ beers on tap. I ordered the Dogfish Head 90 min IPA, which was pretty dang good. Bummed to not see Russian River represented there, but the waitress took interest in my inquiry and I was assured that they are always looking for more quality beers to put on tap!

F: Very tasty. I split the Orange Peel Chicken with my fiance, which wasn't my first choice, but I still enjoyed it.

V: Appetizer, Split meal, tiny dessert, and two beers ran us about $60. To me, this is a bit pricey.

Sep 21, 2009
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glid02 from Georgia

3.6/5  rDev -7.2%
vibe: 4 | quality: 3.5 | service: 3 | selection: 4 | food: 4

Went here during a stay at a nearby hotel.

Atmosphere is good. It's right on the water with a good deal of outside seating. Once inside there's a ton of seating with a pretty large bar in the middle of everything. Nothing else really stood out.

Quality is alright. Everything (at least everything I had) was served in a standard pint glass with a good amount of head. Some beers were a bit on the cold side but the glasses definitely weren't close to being chilled.

Service was alright. I had to wait at the bar for a good while before the person who kept telling me he'd be with me in a moment was finally with me. He was nice enough but his knowledge was a bit lacking (couldn't list off various seasonals, not knowing styles).

Selection is good. They certainly have a ton of beers broken up by style on the menu, however most of this stuff is available at many places around town, just not all in once place. Everyone can certainly find something they're looking for. I had a Hemp Ale and Nautical Nut Brown from AleSmith.

Food was good. I believe I had the fish and chips and it was solid.

Value is good. It was a bit on the pricey side - especially the food - but nothing outrageous.

Overall this is a good place to go have a few if you want a large selection but if you're looking for anything on the rarer side there are better places to go.

Sep 04, 2009
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DoubleJ from Wisconsin

4.13/5  rDev +6.4%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5 | food: 3.5

This YardHouse is located on the waterfront near downtown Long Beach, and is a short jog from Rock Bottom Brewery. The interior is quite standard for a YardHouse, but the outdoor patio with a view of the downtown skyline and the waterfront is a nice bonus, which is where me and my friend sat. We came for the late night happy hour, and this place was bustling with patrons. I though the service would be slow sitting outside, but our orders came out at a good pace, and our waiter turned out to be a really chill guy.

We ordered Jamaican Wings and Fried Calimari to much on. The Jamiacan Wings tasted great, but a few of them were cold. The Fried Calimari was piping hot.

Oh, and let's talk about the beers. Plenty of drafts just like any other YardHouse, but with a lot of surprises. Staples like Old Rasputin, Dead Guy Ale, Delirium Tremens, Franziskaner, Stone, Czechvar, and Paulaner are available on the list. In addition, there are rare drafts, such as Gulden Draak, Hacker Pschorr, Flying Dog Pale Ale, Moylan's Kilt Lifter, Chambly Noire, Scrimshaw Pilsner, Lindemans PĂȘche, AleSmith Nautical Nut Brown....there's a lot here. My friend and I split 6 different beers, and they were all in good condition, albeit the Gulden Draak was a bit colder than I'd like.

This turned to be to be a well-spent visit. Probably the best YardHouse I've been to....just take note you'll need to pay to park if you drive here.

Jun 18, 2009
Yard House in Long Beach, CA
Place rating: 3.88 out of 5 with 48 ratings