United States > California > Rancho Cucamonga
t0rin0 (1180) Do Not Resuscitate, California | June 19, 2013
72 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 11/15 FOOD 8/10 VALUE 6/10 OVERALL 15/20
Stopped here many times while either visiting friends or on the way to/from concerts at Glen Helen.
This was the second Yard House I ever went to and my first visit was still early in beer drinking days (2005 or so). The more I visit these places the less impressive the tap list becomes since 80% of their taps are Anheuser products. That said you can still find some good stuff. Delirium, Chimay, possibly some Speakeasy, and their "house beers" (most of which are rebranded Firestone products).
Food is good but expensive. Service is usually decent in the punctual sense but not overly knowledgeable. You can easily get lost trying to find this place as its in Victoria Gardens which is a gigantic shopping center.
GT2 (535) Carlsbad, California | December 31, 2012
72 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 12/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 13/20
Chain formula : large, dark, modern interior as a blend of family friendly, and casual upscale restaurant; sports bar; craft beer haven. 120 taps plus bottles but the seasoned beer nerd will be able to sift through the bmc garbage and find about 10 or so beers worth trying. No flights available but was given free samples of whatever as a splash. You can do half pint Pours, full pints, and half yard glass pours which look ridiculous. Good prices, okay selection with a focus on quantity over quality. One server knew quite a lot about beer. Quick, attentive service. They had stone, old rasputin, gulden draak, lost coast, big Sky, unibroue, some ciders.
mikem409 (181) bloomfield, Michigan | July 16, 2012
64 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 11/15 FOOD 8/10 VALUE 5/10 OVERALL 11/20
went with my brother. tap list is big but not overly impressive. foood is very good but prices are kinda high. but thats what i expect in california subburbs
Terminus (318) Las Cruces, New Mexico | June 22, 2011
74 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 11/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 15/20
yes, the typical yardhouse formula, but it works for me. Some decent taps of course (Stone, firestone, other ca brews) and decent happy hour specials. A good place to kill time if your with family that wants to go shopping in the huge mall.
BeerLimey (113) California | May 28, 2011
86 AMBIANCE 5/5 SERVICE 9/10 SELECTION 12/15 FOOD 9/10 VALUE 8/10 OVERALL 17/20
Same Yardhouse formula, happening atmosphere, good food and service and over 100 beers on tap. This was in the 2nd generation of development so the building and tap handles are a little lighter than the previous restaurants but still plenty to pick from. As with other YHís the only complaint would be the lack of unusual choices, local taps and rotating seasonals. Happy hour is great value extending to all beers and almost all appetizers.
jimhilt (9) Bow, New Hampshire | June 13, 2010
78 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 10/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 17/20
The Yard House, is in an ideal location - kind of in a indoor/outdoor shopping area, while my wife can wander aimlessly shopping, I can enjoy some really good beer on-tap like Piraat or Trois Pistoles or 114 other beers they have on tap. Too bad they are 3000+ miles away, we need one here in southern NH. Busy on a Friday evening, but service was good and prices were not bad for California - $6.50 for the Piraat. If you want an outside table the wait may be awhile but it is worth waiting as there is a band playing on the green outside - at least on Fridays.
badlizard (141) Berkeley , California | June 26, 2007
68 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 11/15 FOOD 8/10 VALUE N/A OVERALL 13/20
A little over-hyped as far as these places go. With 100 beers on tap, it was still hard to find good craft beers. There were, of course, the usual offerings of craft beer look-a-likes owned in part and distributed by the big macro-breweries. I neednít name names; you know the ones I mean: Blue Moon, Red Hook, Drop Top. The best on tap was Stone and Rasputin Imperial Stout. The service was average, the food was pretty good, but overall not worth the wait to get in.
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