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.
Lots of IPA on tap (a whole half of the menu) and a great selection of vegan items on the menu. These guys know what they are doing and serve beer well. I’ve only been for lunch and got great service. The vegan biscuits, gravy, and grits are awesome. No bottles, but I kinda like that in a beer bar. The all-California concept is really cool too, though I think I would get a little bored with it if I was a local. That being said, I wish I was a local! Very nice beer bar and deserves its top rankings.
Really cool place - new, but built to look like a local dive bar. Really interesting beer selection, and they’ll pour you a 4 beer sampler for $8.
They serve nothing but sausages, fries, and salads, but all are pretty delicious. The bar tender was serving those at the bar, and filling all of the food orders. Amazing service in spite of it all, but they could have used a few more people helping out.
Cool dive-bar on the bar side. A bit more hipster in the table area. All service is get your ass up to the bar and order from the bartender. Quit being so goddamn lazy. Flights of 4 beers for $10 (price increases by a $1 for each beer not typically served in a pint). Real pints. Expensive, but not as bad some of the other places in the LA area. Nice tap list featuring only CA beers. Did not try the food but it smelled pretty good!
Nice old school bar with a great tap selection. Good selection of IPA’s, plus they have half glasses as well. Staff was pretty knowledgeable about the brews, too. Good place, if your in Burbank it’s a must visit.
Excellent selection at this place. A full page of IPA’s and a second page for everything else, and everything is from CA. Food is above average for a bar, but the menu is a pretty short list. The bartenders were friendly but had some pretty weird attitudes later in the night, maybe because my buddy picked up a girl one of them was talking to (which definitely distracted him from the rest of the bar), and another one kept asking us to cash out each time we ordered a round because he was quiting soon (he was there a least two hours more). He got away with that one once. I think management should take a little look-see into the service at this place later in the night. Overall a good place to stop to find some pretty unique stuff.
Had to, had to, HAD TO stop by this place when in the area back in March of this year. 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.
LtDan (65) Los Angeles County, California | June 10, 2011
Ambiance: A faux dive bar for sure. Darkly lit, typical signs, tap handles and stuff behind the bar. Gorgeous tap towers, could use more seating.
Service: When Dave worked there, he was the man. Paige could manage to make my day even if my dog died. She is a sweetheart. Tony is the man as well.
Selection: An amazing, fresh selection of California Craft.
Food: A very focused vegan and sausage menu, the sausage sandwich I had was wonderful.
Value: Typical Los Angeles beer bar prices. Around 6-8 bucks a pop.
Overall: Wish I lived closer, that would be my go to joint.
Hophead22 (60) Redlands, by way of Wisconsin,, California | October 17, 2011
Small place with a really nice beer selection. Very unassuming outside, didn’t even see it at first when we pulled up in the dark. Inside had a bit of a dive bar feel to it, but not in a bad way. There was a pool table that could serve as an eating table for big parties. I only had some disco fries while I was there and they were very tasty. It was a busy night and the beertenders were working hard, but the service was a little slow, but I still enjoyed myself.