(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.
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.
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.
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.
Ambiance: It’s clean and well kept, definitely a bar atmosphere, but who really cares about the decorum and lighting when you have a few dozen taps of good beer? Service: order at the bar, staff were friendly enough. Selection: lots of fresh IPAs and other good Cali brews, draft only. Food: sausages are really the only thing on the menu, very tasty though, and the lunch special was a good deal. Decent prices, overall a very nice place.
I visited this past Friday evening with my brother. We sat down at the bar. It was pretty much a dive bar with heavy metal blaring in the background (think Pantera). There were two order here areas at the bar. We sat there while an entire line of people got beer. So I told my brother it looks like we have to get up and order. They don’t serve you if you are sitting at the bar. So he got up and ordered his beer and sausage sandwich. Those are pretty much your options for food. Vegan or sausage sandwich.
After he returned they came and took my order. So that’s the reason for the low rate on service. It was not clearly defined how to order here.
The beer selection was all tap. Half IPA and half everything else. That’s what brought me here. I love IPA’s. And it did not disappoint. The selection was awesome. The sausage sandwich was one of the best I’ve had. It would have been nice to have more options beyond sausage. But it was really really good.
Overall I somewhat enjoyed my experience here. I was a bit annoyed with the service throughout. I felt like more of an outsider than someone who belonged in their fine establishment. But the beer list was worth it I suppose. A Pliny the Elder on tap with a delicious spicy sandwich. Would have been my favorite spot if I had been treated better.
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.
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.
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.