Stopped in on a flight to Burbank based on the recommendations, and boy is it worth the visit! 38 taps, rotating on an almost daily basis (and updated on a daily basis on their website too!) Friendly service. Did not try the food, but everything else just rocks. It is worth noting that all of their taps are California beers, but what a variety is possible with CA beers as your focus. They will also do 4oz flights of any beer that they sell in pints 4 for $9, which is a great way to rack up some ratings. A winner.
(Visited 07/2015): Tony’s Darts Away is located in downtown Burbank on West Magnolia between Reese and Orchard. Street parking is available in the surrounding area.
There is a small patio in front. Inside opens to a dimly lit space with the bar running along the right side with chair-style barstools, and table seating along the left. A duct runs along the length of the ceiling adorned with brewery stickers. Behind the bar the tap handles are visible, and there are a couple TVs too. A sign hangs over the bar pointing people not sitting there where to order.
As for the beers, there are around 40 taps with many CA breweries represented such as Lengthwise, Tap It, Cismontane, Enegrin and Kinetic. They also had a house beer (Darts Away IPA) from Golden Road. Flights are available.
Service on a weekday afternoon was fine. We were seated on the patio so ordering was done at the bar. The bartenders were friendly and knowledgeable on my trips up there.
Food at Tony’s is vegetarian, and our lunches and dessert were enjoyable.
Overall this is a hip and divey-in-a-good way spot that I would definitely visit again.
Find street parking in the neighborhoods surrounding the bar. Local, semi-dive bar vibe. They do have a full menu, but there are no servers; which got annoying since we had to go back and stand in line at the bar for 1) waters, 2) cutlery, 3) and beer after having already ordered our food. Expect a lot of artisanal bratwurst/sausages. Quality of this type of food was good but inferior to Wurstkuche, which is also a brat and beer place. Servers were friendly though and the beer list was exceptional with special one-offs from Ballast Point and a Golden Road tap take over. Other selections were top notch. There is a patio and then inside there is limited seating. The seating is first come, first serve; which makes it difficult if you wanted to eat and drink.
So major qualm is that they have a full menu but not the wait staff to allow one to use it.
Stopped in on a Sunday night and it was surprisingly busy. Love the concept- all California, all taps. We didn’t eat but the sausage-heavy, vegan-friendly food concept is cool, too. Prices were about $6-$7 for most things, which meant some beers were overpriced and some were good deals. Atmosphere was cool, and remoded me of many non-craft bars in the Midwest. Took a while to get served and they didn’t have a clean snifter for what I ordered so I got a slightly smaller pour than I should have. Bartender seemed to be paying more attention to familiar faces, which was just about to piss us off because we came in and followed the "Order Here" sign. Overall, cool place and great concept. Worth a visit if you’re in the area.
Glad to finally visit Dave’s place. Great and fresh selection. I counted two casks. No bottles, everything is fresh here. Great selection. All Californian. List is divides as either IPA or not-IPA. Nice bright interior. Bar, pool tables. Food looked good, and my friend said that it was good. Will be returning! Sampler flights easily available.
Situé à Burbank en périphérie de L.A, le Tony’s Darts Away est le prince de la scène brassicole SoCal. On peut y gouter les offrandes de brasseries comme Alesmith, Green Flash, Alpine et Lost Abbey tout en côtoyant Gloden Road, Highland Park, Noble et Tahoe Mountain entre autre. Ce qui donne sa signature particulière par contre, c’est sa collection de jeux de société et son programme de Saucisses Signature. Donc, détruisez votre ennemi à Risk pendant que vous batissez votre saucisse idéale...et ce avec un amoncellement de pintes fraiches. Pas si mal.
ajm (202) Los Angeles, California | October 19, 2011
Made to look like an old Chicago bar where almost everything is in a can and the only food is bad frozen pizza and worse hot dogs. The food here is better but not great. Tony is a man who loves an IPA and always endeavors to have seasonal IPAs on when they are conceivably fresh. In a very quiet neighborhood in Burbank. Always a young, artsy crowd with some elder locals mixed in. There is a small female bartender who is never in a good mood - and not in a cool way like Jane (? black hair...) at Toronado. In general, the barstaff is a bit spaced out. I consistently have to wait for attention on slow weeknights, which I don’t appreciate.