I went here back in March with my lovely Rita on our long-awaited LA trip. This place was definitely a highlight of the trip. We arrived at maybe 9:30 on a Thursday night and it was pretty crowded, as in zero empty seats crowded. The space itself is nothing fancy or condescending, just wood walls with lots of breweriana and even a beer library. We walked the length of the small place a couple times making sure we werenít missing an open spot or 2, all the seats were taken. We were about to leave and try a different night when a couple at the bar got up and left. YESSS!!! If only we could always have such luck!
We were quickly seen by the bartender, despite the crowd. The beer menu is divided into 2 sections: IPAs and Other. Definitely my kind of place. Everything is draft, itís all from California, and itís all awesome, including the 20 or so IPAs. Yes, Pliny was on when I was there, which is a huge treat in itself. Lots of stuff from breweries I hadnít heard of and apparently some one-offs as well. In addition to Pliny and some other things, I had a sour from Drakeís Brewing called Hyperion that, at the time, wasnít even listed on RateBeer or BeerAdvocate. I wish I wouldíve taken notes and reviewed that too, but it was pretty unique and reminded me a bit of Boulevard Love Child #2 or New Glarus Enigma. I loved it and wish I couldíve brought back a growler.
The food menu is small and revolves around sausage-based fare, which is perfect for this place if you ask me. Whatís more, they have Vegan versions of every sausage and they cook the Vegan food on dedicated Vegan cookware. My girlfriend, who is vegetarian, loved this of course. My meat sausage was very good, and her vegan one was probably the best vegan meat substitute Iíve ever tried.
This is such an awesome place. I wish we wouldíve gone every day we were in LA. My girlfriend and I talk about it at least weekly still. Weíll definitely be back the next time weíre in L.A.
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. Iím 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.
what can i say..theres something endearing about a place that looks like a cozy dive bar that has one of the best selections in the state of california. The IPA selection is staggering, with at least half the draft selection in dedication to worshipping hops. Be warned: when it gets busy, service can be a little frantic and scarce, but its worth the wait.
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, youíll 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!
Nice old school bar with a great tap selection. Good selection of IPAís, plus they have half glasses as well. Staff was pretty knowledgeable about the brews, too. Good place, if your in Burbank itís a must visit.
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. Iíve 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.
This is my spot! Amazing beer selection of rotating California beers with a heavy emphasis on IPAs. Whatís more, they have the best beer prices anywhere and use the correct glassware.
Food, staff, and patrons are all tops in my books.
Last, they have board games and a huge beer book library - how cool is that?
ADfan (26) Orange County, California | October 31, 2011
Good place to stop in for lunch. They have a variety of different sausages to go with all of their beer. They specialize in local California beer and are always looking for new ones. 15 out of the 30 taps were IPAís which is always good. I tried a great coffee stout from Cismontane. Enjoyed it very much.
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 donít appreciate.
Hophead22 (60) Redlands, by way of Wisconsin,, California | October 17, 2011
Small place with a really nice beer selection. Very unassuming outside, didnít 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.