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BA SCORE
98
world-class

51 Reviews
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PLACE INFO

Type: Bar, Eatery

1710 W Magnolia Blvd
Burbank, California, 91506-1873
United States

(818) 253-1710 | map
tonysburbank.com

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Added by tyanow on 04-13-2010

PLACE STATS
Score:
98
Reviews:
51
Ratings:
80
Avg:
4.49
pDev:
7.35%
 
 
Taps:
38
Bottles/Cans:
0
Cask:
Y
Beer-to-Go:
N
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Reviews: 51 | Ratings: 80
Reviews by charlzm:
Photo of charlzm
4.5/5  rDev +0.2%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5

UPDATE - visited on Thursday night July 1st at 8:00pm; there were no tables and no spots at the bar. Tony's is a victim of its own success. I was in line between people who wanted to know what the best pilsener on tap was. Not really full-on beer geeks, obviously, but I applaud that more and more people are moving into the world of craft beer.

Get a clue, LA entrepreneurs: we need more places to have good beer in the San Fernando Valley, where over ONE MILLION PEOPLE live. That's more than the population of many urban areas with their own thriving craft beer scenes. Besides Tony's, what do we have? A couple of BJ's, a Gordon Biersch, Fox and Hounds, McG's, Laurel Tavern (ack) and Blue Dog. COME ON!

Anyway...
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Tony's, I love you. This is a beer lovers' place, like Father's Office used to be (BEFORE the Office Burger). It compares favorably with other LA area haunts (I'm looking at you, Verdugo).

I can't fault the place in any way except to suggest more bar staff. The wait for a beer can range up to ten minutes at peak times.

But it's beer worth waiting for. While not a menu full of beer pron, the solid and changing lineup is skewed towards local and regional brews.

To sum it up, Tony's is the ideal neighborhood bar: clean, friendly, a good hang spot, average prices, great craft selection (with no PBR style concessions on draft), awesome staff. The crowd when I visited was actually drinking and interested in beer - surprising in a good way based on the their being youngish studio-type employees.

Ample, free street parking and freeway close location are just the icing on this cake.

My new favorite place in greater LA metro for a brew.

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More User Reviews:
Photo of eawolff99
4.81/5  rDev +7.1%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4.75 | service: 5 | selection: 4.75 | food: 4.75

Photo of ChaseBoat77
4.86/5  rDev +8.2%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 5 | service: 4.75 | selection: 5 | food: 4.5

If you're ever in the area or flying into Bob Hope Airport, this place is worth a visit. Exceptional tap list, great staff, awesome atmosphere. One of my all time favorites. The quintessential beer bar.

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Photo of cryptichead
4.14/5  rDev -7.8%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5

Photo of mayorQuimby
4.46/5  rDev -0.7%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.25 | service: 5 | selection: 4.25

Photo of kdlsantos
4.79/5  rDev +6.7%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4.75 | service: 5 | selection: 4.75 | food: 4.5

Photo of Mista_Carta
4.73/5  rDev +5.3%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4.75 | service: 5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.5

Photo of mrcraft
4.5/5  rDev +0.2%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.5

I flew back home to Burbank Airport, so it was the perfect excuse to check this place out. It's a fairly small bar tucked in Burbank. It's your traditional neighborhood bar with games, monitors with sports on. It has that grungy vibe (in a good way).

The servers were nice and friendly and even warned me the beer I selected was tart which was totally fine with me. I love sours.

The tap list was mostly local stuff, but a quality list.

I had their brat with the sour. It was solid.

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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.

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Photo of sillyhed8
4.68/5  rDev +4.2%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.5

Photo of diamond_mind
4.78/5  rDev +6.5%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.25

Photo of markgugs
4.36/5  rDev -2.9%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.5 | food: 3.75

Photo of deford
4.5/5  rDev +0.2%

Pretty much the place to be in Burbank. Great, friendly staff with the right knowledge of craft beer. Great connections with local brewers and tap take overs. Everything you could want in a local place...and of course theres Pliny...

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Photo of ONovoMexicano
4.25/5  rDev -5.3%

Pliny the Elder on tap. That will get some people through the door.

But there are so many other good beers to be found here. The selection is restricted to California beer, which I suppose is cool, but the problem with that is that Cali (like my home state of New Mexico) loves their IPAs and that can skew the tap list.

What results is a whole page devoted to IPAs, session IPAs and Double IPAs, and then a second page for the other 100+ plus styles of beer in existence. As someone with major IPA-fatigue, this is a bit of a drag. Tony's redeems itself, however, by having that second page chock-full of gems.

My first visit I got a snifter (such a lovely vessel) of Tart of Darkness from The Bruery. I've been wanting to try the beer forever so I was happy to find it on tap. I followed this by getting a pour of Stone's Sublimely Righteous Black IPA, a beer I've never had before because I can never seem to find fresh bottles in New Mexico (and it's never been on tap anywhere). Two scores for me.

I returned on a Sunday with my cousin as I hipped him to the fact that Tony's has football on and wouldn't be too crowded (a complaint my cousin has with many of his local NOHO/Burbank locales). We got there right at 10 and ordered food and beers. It was on this occasion that Pliny was on tap, so of course I started my day with a DIPA. The combo of some decent (not great) food, football, and superb beer is a splendid combo.

In the end, Tony's should be a must-hit if you're in the area.

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Tony's Darts Away in Burbank, CA
4.49 out of 5 based on 80 ratings.
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