Tony's Darts Away

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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

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52
Ratings:
84
pDev:
8.26%
 
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Photo of lsummers
4.95/5  rDev +7.6%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5 | food: 4.75

Fantastic craft beer bar. It's the perfect place to spend an afternoon or evening. Even if you stop in for a short time its still is a pleasant experience. Only downfall is that it is a smaller place so it can be crowded. Just means it's popular which isn't a downfall just something to keep in mind if your wanting a place to sit on a friday night. This bar is pretty much my go to bar for craft beer and relaxation.

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Photo of Beermister
4.25/5  rDev -7.6%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 2

I love this place and since I'm new to beer advocate I wish I would have rated it before. There beer selection is what I go there for. Tony does what he wants and it works well for there location. I love the menu, ipa. Not ipa. Simple and efficient and I like it that way. I've also have been to his other location the mowhak bend. Now that place knows how to do it right. I'll review it later.. Now with darts away you can go in there with some friends and choose from the many games they have on shelves,pick hungry hippo, and all the beer books. You can borrow them if they still allow it. I recommend this place to any hopp head and challenge them to try a pint of all there ipa's and be able to walk out of there.

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Photo of littlelilly
4.9/5  rDev +6.5%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5 | food: 4.5

There is something very nice about a beer menu separated into an IPA page and Not IPA page. The beer at Tony's is always first rate but lately I've been going for the food. I am addicted to the Streetmeat Sausage and the Sweet Potato Fries.
Sculpin is always on tap, need I write more? The beer selection never disappoints and the bartenders know what they're talking about without being snobby or over the top.
Tony's Darts Away has a well deserved reputation as one of the best beer bars in Los Angeles.

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Photo of drewone
3.73/5  rDev -18.9%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 3.5 | service: 4 | selection: 3.5 | food: 3.5

Stopped by for first time for their IPA fest during LA beer week. Had 20 or so taps dedicated to hoppy varieties. Not a huge place but it wasn't a problem on a Sunday afternoon, got the last seats. Nice and cool inside (small outdoor seating section in front also.) a bit of pub atmosphere - shelf with books and games (kids imediatly started to play with), also a pool table and TV's with football on (but not an overwhelming sports feel).

The taps list was more than decent but nothing that I was blown away by either. They had a pre-made tasting flight or you can make your own with any of the beers they served in pints. Beers served in tulips were only available that way. Pricing on the beer was very reasonable.

All ordering is done at the bar, you get a number and your food is delivered to the table. Whole page of the menu dedicated to sausages - both meat and vegan. Also noticed fries salads and sandwiches. Had a Italian sausage with onion, peppers an mustard. no substitutions allowed other than you can switch out the bun for a bed of lettuce. Pretty tasty. Also had tatter tots - also good.

Pretty dead area of Burbank on a Sunday - not sure if I quite get the location or not, but I don't spend a lot of time in Burbank.

Would definitely stop by again - only 10 minutes from the Zoo / Golden road. Kid friendly place (at least in the day).

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Photo of HopHuntingHabit
2.65/5  rDev -42.4%
vibe: 2.5 | quality: 3 | service: 1.5 | selection: 3.5 | food: 2.5

A small vegan bar located in Burbank CA. They have pretty much a vegan friendly menu, but nothing that screams real pub food. It was pretty good, but I'm not sure I would rush back here for the food. The taps were really good, They have 36+ taps and a cask..

-Ballast Point Sculpin
-Stone Cali-Belgique
-Nectar Hemp Ale
-Lagunitas Gnarleywine
-Firestone Walker Solace
All California Beers!!!!

Most was served in the correct glassware. In the craft beer wasteland of Burbank this place has one of the better selections.
Biggest down fall is that you have to server yourself. I don't like to tip 20% when I do all the work. I'm to old for that.

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Photo of bfellows
4.83/5  rDev +5%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 5 | food: 4.5

This is my after work hang and after a few years of being a regular I am happy to say that TDA is still the best place for beer in all of Los Angeles. The new patio can't be beat and the food specials are always a delicious bargain.
My man Jim behind the bar always keeps it real and always has a good suggestion. Yesterday he recommended a beer called Saber Tooth Squirrel, something I wouldn't order on principal alone, and it was fantastic.
I enjoy the mellow vibe and the laid back crowd almost as much as the monster beer list filled top to bottom with old favorites and things you've never heard of.

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Photo of Onenote81
4.78/5  rDev +3.9%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 5 | selection: 5

Had to, had to, HAD TO stop by this place when in the area last week. This was my #1 stop on our quick trip to the area. I now wish I would have gone everyday. Really cool looking building from the outside, but smaller than I thought. As others have noted, the parking is free on the street. We parked about half a block away which was nice. Nice bar that seats maybe 15-20 people. Small tables scattered throughout. A lone pool table and a lone dart board in the back. For having "Darts" in the name, I figured there would be more dart boards available. Ah well, it was free so we played for about an hour. Their tap list was nothing short of amazing. All beers are from CA, and half of them (about 20) are IPAs. I'm in heaven. The service was excellent. Friendly, but not overly so. Got our drinks quickly and in the correct glassware, which is always a bonus. We just missed Pliny, which was my biggest disappointment from our trip, but it was a small price to pay for such an awesome establishment. Were I a local, I would hit this place up constantly. A bar any city would be proud to have.

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Photo of TeamUgly
4.94/5  rDev +7.4%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5

Had read about this place some time ago and decided to invite a few co-workers. Everyone in our group of 10 agreed what great place this is. Each one of us have different tastes in brews, Pils to Stout. The sweet lady poured perfectly and explained the various pours and glassware to my pils buddy. Take a look at the beer book library. My hefe boss even dug this pub. I would guess there 15 to 20 bar stools and table seating for 40. Without a parking lot, you'll find free street parking on the two cross streets. We were there at 4 on a weekday afternoon, so parking was very easy. Yes, PTE was available!

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Photo of pavyaz19
4.8/5  rDev +4.3%
vibe: 4 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5 | food: 4

I freaking love this place. You will too. I really think there's not other explanation needed. This is Burbank's premiere venue for craft beer... the closest competition is another place Tony owns... Golden Road Brewery's brew pub a few miles away.

Tony's only serves California brewed beers. At first I was worried that they might run out of options for me... but that was dumb. They have over 40 beers on draft, half of them IPAs (gotta love that) and it never gets old. They have a constant rotation, there is always something new. You really can't beat this place. On top of that, Tony is really a great guy. He's always smiling and saying hi.

As for the food... It is very Vegan oriented. But like the IPAs taking up 50% of the beer selection, vegan only takes up 50% of the food. Point being: Carnivores welcome. I'm no where near a vegan but now I find myself ordering some of their vegan sausages because it's not easy to tell the difference. I wish they had a bigger selection of sides, but I don't want to split hairs.

If I had one wish, it'd be to expand the place. People love it there and it's not always easy to find a seat. Even if we stand up, we're always satisfied.

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Photo of Gilmango
4.65/5  rDev +1.1%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.5

Great spot, easily visited if you are heading north or south on Interstate 5, easy to park cars (or bikes) in front. Stopped in for Brunch this past Saturday. Very tasty food for Vegans and Non-Vegans - "cooked on separate cookware" in a tiny kitchen where several workers were busy. Visiting from NorCal I was especially interested in local beers not available in the Bay Area, and found many: Golden Road, Beachwood Brewery, Cismontane, Surf, LadyFace. I really appreciated the samplers which allowed me to try samples of sevear different new-to-me beers for a reasonable price and still be sober. Not certain if the sampler option is available in the evening when things are busier. Loved playing pool there. Very nice spot. Knowledgeable and friendly staff.

Oh, if you want to laugh and cry you need to read the Yelp review by a disgruntled former customer - probably the only 1 star yelp review of this place.

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Photo of Jaacob
4.83/5  rDev +5%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 5 | food: 4.5

Amazing beer selection, and extremely reasonably priced. if you are into craft beers, you must check this spot out!

pretty trendy; a lot of hipsters.... but the beer selection is worth it.

regarding the ambiance; think upscale dive bar with great beer selection.

i have had a few sausages and they are pretty good, not as good as w├╝rstkuche, yet good none the less.

they have an outside patio, a pool table, a dart table (shitty darts), and a jukebox thingy that people can choose the music (i.e., hit or miss music).

all in all Tony's is a really great spot that anyone who loves beer, or is just getting into craft beers to try some amazing brews!

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Photo of RexF
4.95/5  rDev +7.6%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5 | food: 5

The world needs more places like Tony's Darts Away. Its welcoming, unassuming, and has a purpose without being too in your face about it.

They have the best beer selection. It's not the biggest list, but they hit on every cylinder. As a hop head, I like that they split the list into IPA and Other.

Where else can you drink Pliny The Elder, Sculpin, Denogginizer, Torpedo, Hop 15 in the same night and only try about 1/4 of their IPA list? AMAZING!!!

The Other list is always super solid too. Hand pumps, nitro faucets and big pours for cheap prices.

The food is great and the service is second to none.

If you haven't been to Tony's, go in the afternoon or on a slow week night. Weekends get pretty busy in there. My one complaint is that it gets hot in there when it's crowded.

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Photo of colonelforbin
4.63/5  rDev +0.7%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 5 | food: 4.5

Tony's Darts Away is a fantastic pub in Burbank, about a half mile off I-5. Long bar with comfortable seating and tables off to the side. Darts in the back and a few TVs on the wall. I was here during lunchtime, so it wasn't too crowded (though it was getting more crowded as we stayed). Very nice atmosphere.

Beer selection was excellent. I was very impressed. On the beer menu, they have one page for IPAs and one page for everything else. Must have been at least 30 (probably more) beers on tap, all carefully selected. Lots of local (LA and SD) selections, and some great stuff from up north as well. Prices were reasonable, not too cheap but not too bad. I have not been to too many beer bars in LA but this has to be one of the better selections in the area. Very impressive.

Service was great when I was there. The food was outstanding. They have lots of vegan options and they specify that all the vegan food is cooked in separate cookware, which is a great thing to see, particularly at a craft beer bar! Many thanks to them for doing this. The food was great, I had a vegan chili dog with the house potato chips.

Can't say enough good things about this place. Highly recommended. Not far from the freeway if you are traveling on I-5. Check this place out.

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Photo of UCLABrewN84
4.45/5  rDev -3.3%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.5

My buddy and I decided to visit Tony's last night. It's a fairly small place with a bar with some seats and tables against the walls. They also have a pool table (which we played) and one dart board (I thought there would be more based on the name of the place). They also have shelves with lots of board games to play and beer books to browse through. The bartenders were very friendly and attentive all night long. Lots of good food choices with vegan and non-vegan options (somewhat interesting). I had a tasty brat and shared some poutine fries, both of which were excellent. The beers on tap are all from California only. Lots of IPA/DIPA choices on one list and everything else on another list. I was able to try lots of good beer I have never seen anywhere else. The highlight of the night was Firestone Walker Sticky Monkey (awesome stuff). All the beers were fresh and served appropriately. I really appreciated that they served half pints on a majority of their beers, which allowed me to try many more beers. Prices on the beers were very reasonable and I ended up getting 6 beers and the brat for $36 with tax. I would definitely recommend this place for a chill night of good beer and good food.

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Photo of Jackskeleton
4.9/5  rDev +6.5%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5 | food: 4.5

Tony's is one of those locations that you go to if you know you love IPA's. And really, if you're in California how can you not enjoy a good IPA. That's what we're good at.

The joint has a wide selection of craft beers that you generally won't find in many places in a 10 mile radius. I know if I'm up for Pliny, there's a 90% chance that I will find it here.

The food selection is mainly a variety of different types of hot dogs as well as a good selection of vegan options (their other site Mohawk Bend is more vegan friendly)

They have board games so you can kill time and slip your drink. The place uses proper glassware as well as pours a proper pint. Prices are all around pretty decent.

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Photo of LevG
4.78/5  rDev +3.9%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 5 | food: 4.5

Tony's Darts is a cool bar to check out in the Burbank area. The bar features about 20+ taps of California-only beers. On the menu, the first page lists "IPAs" (e.g. Mongo, PtE, Hopsickle, etc.) and the following page lists "Not IPAs" (e.g. Speedway Stout, Anchor Christmas, Old Guardian, etc.). You can pretty much see what the place specializes in. The bar also serves vegan-friendly foods, along with dishes to satisfy meat-lovers too. Around the bar, you'll find many ways to entertain yourself. There's a jukebox, pool table, darts, and almost every board game known to mankind. The bartenders are very helpful, and they acknowledge patronage. Any night is a good time at Tony's Darts Away!

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Photo of ghetto90007
4.53/5  rDev -1.5%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4

Much has been said about Tony's so I'll keep it short with key impressions:

1) They take their beer seriously - take a gander at their website describing how they serve it, why they serve it as they do, etc.

2) They source all of their beer, meat, bread, etc. from California. Produce, whenever possible, is sourced in California. Eating and drinking locally is awesome.

3) Beer list (as noted above all California) is based on a backbone of IPAs/DIPAs, most recently including Pliny the Elder, Hopsickle and Hop Rod Rye, along with a number of other offerings of other styles. You won't get bored here very soon.

4) Menu is pretty basic, but you can't go wrong with an Andouille sausage, basil aioli, onions and peppers. Try it exactly like that and if you don't like it I'll buy your next round.

5) The place can get hectic, but the clientele, though with a bit of a burnt out rocker vibe at times, is friendly and down-to-earth enough.

6) Service has impressed me - for such a busy place the bartenders are still willing to take at least a moment to answer a question or make a recommendation (I didn't need a recommendation on beer, but on sausage toppings!) Servers that bring your food out are also very friendly and helpful.

Conclusion: Solid, solid beer bar.

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Photo of kjball
4.78/5  rDev +3.9%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 5 | selection: 5

This place was definitely the highlight of my 10 day trip to southern CA. The bartender was great, the selection was amazing. In west coast fashion, they have an an entire section devoted to IPA's. The atmosphere is laid back, with tons of beer and brewing books laying around to look at. I had spent a week looking around LA and San Diego for some bottles to bring back to Iowa, and after a couple hours at Tony's I had the lead on where to find everything I was looking for. The beer is great and the conversation is better. I will be going back if I'm ever in Burbank again.

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Photo of nightwing002
4.68/5  rDev +1.7%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 5

hidden in the city of burbank is a great spot called tony's darts away. it's far enough away from the shopping center/restaurants of burbank but close enough to the freeway that its an easy drive. it's a great place to grab a drink with your friends.

great place to enjoy a craft beer. the place is a decent size, but you need to get there early to ensure you get a table. the best thing i love doing there is drinking a good beer while playing one of their numerous board games.

the staff is very friendly and knowledge about the beers they have on tap. but if you go there on a weekend be prepared for a little wait trying to get that craft.

selection is great. it's an IPA lover's wet dream. enough said.

the food is good at the bar. they have a vegan friendly menu. and don't worry they have non vegan food either. you gotta try the sweet potato fries.

overall, this is one bar that i love going to. great atmosphere, staff, and selection. just remember to get their early on weekends to get a table.

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Photo of WestValleyIPA
4.58/5  rDev -0.4%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4

A holy place of the valley. Very chill, woodsy atmosphere full of brew books and hip signs. Amazing taps (up to date by the minute on their website). Hard to get stuff, all California beers and vegan food (vegan sausages to die for, and non-vegan sausage available as well). Sweet potato fries. A couple of dart boards, a pool table, 70's music, an IPA lover's dream. Perfect serving temps, great bartenders. Knowledgeable staff, accessible owner. Tasters available. My favorite place to drink. Pints run between 3.50 and 6 bucks.

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Photo of josh80
4.95/5  rDev +7.6%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5 | food: 4.5

When I moved from Glendale to Long Beach on January 1st, I was sad to leave my family and friends to chase the almighty dollar thinking, it's only an hour away, it's not like I'm moving out of state.
I miss all of them but not nearly as much as I miss Tony's. This was my home away from home. I was back there last night for the first time in 2011 and I am seriously thinking of moving back to LA.
People talk about the beer and the food and games all the time but what makes this place so great is the people. Paige is the manager, she is the best. Always friendly and smiling and brimming with beer knowledge to share or current events to discuss. Keith is one of my favorite bartenders ever but he only works a shift or 2 a week. The owner, Tony, is there a lot of the time and he always takes the time to say hi even though it seems he has a million things going on.

The beer is the best on the area. The food is dangerously delicious. The seats are comfy and the crowd is cool.

I resisted reviewing TDA because I wanted it to be my little secret but the word is out, so no point in hoarding.

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Photo of 38rakia
5/5  rDev +8.7%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5 | food: 5

I've been to Tony's a lot lately and I can say I've been seriously impressed every single time.

Bar staff is super friendly, always willing to help you find what you might like to try. The food is AWESOME. I've gone in there and literally ordered 3 or 4 different things because I could not stop eating (and I'm not a big eater). The fact that they have a Vegan menu is pretty awesome, and though I'm not vegan, it's actually really really good versus some of the "fancy upscale" vegan places.

Great price, great bar staff, by far the cleanest bathroom facility I've ever seen in a bar (seriously, some bars have the gnarliest bathrooms in L.A).

Seriously, you need to go here if you live in L.A, are visiting, or want to visit. Make this one a bucket list. Because you'll feel like you've died and gone to heaven, especially if you love beer.

The menu is broken down between IPA and Non-IPA, they have wine on the menu but if you're going to go to Tony's, you go for the Beer!

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Photo of the1DarkLord
4.38/5  rDev -4.8%
vibe: 5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4 | food: 4

Dive bar converted to a hip craft beer spot.

This place rocks.

The inside is a long room, to one side the bar, and the other small black tables with chair and booth type seating. The place usually gets pretty packed at night, so if you are looking to grab a beer at a quiet bar on a weekday night, this might not be the best spot.

At first I took the idea of 'All draught, All California' to be pretty gimmicky, but I got over that really quick.

They have a great rotating selection, fresh IPAs are always plentiful.

The service is all at the bar, but is always attentive and quick.

The food is really good, as long as you are in the mood for sausages or salads. I have always gone with a sausage made up with toppings that fit my mood, or just sharing a side of sweet potato fries with some friends.

The place doesn't try to charge more than they need to either, which is great. The pours are all less than $6 or so, and the food is reasonable as well.

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Photo of route66pubs
4.5/5  rDev -2.2%
vibe: 4 | quality: 5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 3.5

Nice, casual place. I have been here enough to have staff know me by face if not by name. Very low-key at lunch been can be crazy busy at other times. Do not go when you expect them to be busy if that is not your scene.

Beer list is exceptional and all California. It rotates regularly and is always enjoyable and reasonably priced.

Good, knowledgeable staff. It is nice to walk into a place and not feel obligated to provide beer answers for other patrons, as I frequently feel obligated to do. Here, the staff can frequently know MORE than I do.

This place prides themselves on being green and local (and vegan friendly). All are true. Sometimes only having California beers can become boring. But Tony's keeps the style and brewery varieties rotating at all times. They do a fantastic job with that.

The food - well, sausages, because that is 90% of their menu- are good and reasonably priced. But their lack of options keeps me from frequenting this place even more.

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Photo of doraex
4.83/5  rDev +5%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 5 | food: 4.5

First, this place is a short bike ride from my apartment. Yip Yip Yippeeee.

How great it is to have a place like this so close by. I go there for lunch, an afternoon beer, dinner, late dinner, late night beers, Laker games - basically any old time and it is realiably very good every time.

I almost gave this place a perfect score but I deducted a fe points for the ordering system. I wish they had table service. Sometimes, especially Fridays it gets so busy that you need to line up to order beer and food. If the line is 2 minutes then ok, but when the line is 20 minutes it makes me not want to stand there at all. Busy bar, i get it.

Great staff and great beer selection and highly under rated food.

Go to Tony's just not on Fridays.

A+++

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Tony's Darts Away in Burbank, CA
Place rating: 4.6 out of 5 with 84 ratings
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