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Taps: 41 / Bottles: 130
Cask: N / Beer-to-Go: N
$$$ - a bit pricey
[ Bar, Eatery ]
13539 Ventura Blvd
phone: (818) 906-1427
(Place added by: brewmaster411 on 01-07-2007)
Ratings & Reviews
| Reviews: 28 | Show All Ratings:
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4 | $$$$
Been to Boneyard Bistro three times now, most recently this Past Sunday.
The bar itself is pretty nice, Mostly large slabs of clean and polished wood, mahogony, or colored that way anyway. They have these glass skulls around the place too, but if fits the place.
Had 4 oz taster of Marron Acidifie on tap, my wife had a 12 oz Nautical Nut Brown. Also had a 4 oz Collaboration Not Litigation. Then the wife and I shared a glass of 20 year Pappy Van Winkle Bourbon. They have just over 40 taps, all dedicated to craft beer. Their Whiskey, Bourbon, & Brandy selection is also top notch. It's easy enough to see the taps if your sitting at the bar, but they also have each tapped beer listed on these hanging chalk boards, 1 for each tap, that is seperated by styles, i.e. Sours, Porters, Stouts, DIPA's, etc. Which is cool, and convienent.
Have eaten here twice before, but not this recent occasion. The food is very good, but can be pretty pricey. If you really love BBQ though, you probably won't mind. The beer prices are reasonable however, about $3 for tasters, and glasses between $5-$7. Great craft beer spot for the area, the valley needs about a dozen more just like it.
04-26-2011 17:42:52 |
More by Retsinis
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4 | $$$
Visited this restaurant on a whim. Definitely great atmosphere walking in. Ordered a PtE to start the night which is always a great way to start. Converted to a Gubna after that but kegged got tapped so last beer was another PtE. Lots of great choices for food. Ended up going with the "OMG" Burger. Sort of a wester BBQ version of the burger but was awesome. Beer battered onion rings and IPA BBQ sauce. Great food. Bartender was very helpful and informative. Service was quick and easy although the wife did not enjoy her food quite as much. could have had to do with the fact that she ordered a chicken dish as she was trying to be a little healthy. Not for me. Definitely a great restaurant and looking forward to coming back in the future.
03-23-2011 04:11:30 |
More by werdnacross
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | food: 4 | $$$
Revisited on February 20th, 2011.
A lot has changed in three and a half years! The size of the BB has doubled and the craft beer game has stepped up. Food is more interesting (I had the tri-tip 'changa and it was a diet-killing blast of deep fried BBQ goodness) and the beer selection is far above not only what it used to be but easily bests local competition like Laurel Tavern, Blue Dog and Fox and Hounds.
Sherman Oaks' go-to beer destination. Be warned, however: my food, two beers, tax and tip was $40.00. FOR LUNCH.
At least they're open for lunch, now.
Visited on 08/11/07.
Parking is a pain, as you either pay at a meter or a lot or wind up walking several blocks. I just hate to pay for parking, so I opted to walk about a block and a half to get there.
I had made a reservation and we arrived right at their evening opening time (6:00pm!), but they still seemed a bit befuddled by having us there. In other words, service was disjointed and a bit slow.
The restaurant is small and the decor is mainly wood. Plasma TV shows sports (in an upscale BBQ joint???). They have a "leave your kids at home" policy, but that didn't stop a couple from bringing their squalling child and stroller into the place.
I thought the prices were a bit high for both food and beer, but I did enjoy the food and the Speedway Stout draft that I ordered to accompany it.
I did enjoy the overall experience, but I am in no hurry to return. While this is an okay place, it is NOT Beachwood BBQ North. And that 6:00pm opening time is utterly NUTS, causing me to dock a bit on points when it comes to service.
03-02-2011 18:44:44 |
More by charlzm
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 5 | food: 4.5 | $$
I absolutely love this place. The beer selection is among the best in the city and the food is outstanding.
I love that they have great beers from all over the world and such a great bottle list to compliment that amazing draft list.
To me it's a toss up between this place and Tony's in this area. I feel like this place just isn't as well known but every bit as good in terms of beer quality.
It's easy to get to, right on Ventura Blvd. Parking is had without too much of a struggle.
The food is what brings me to The Boneyard, the beer is what keeps me there.
A+ Love it!
12-20-2010 20:39:34 |
More by doraex
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5 | food: 5 | $$$
I have been to Boneyard several times before and I love this place.
The atmosphere is great. The front walls are this huge glass window w a small patio. The place is made of wood, which looks very elegant. Basically first date kinda place.
The staff is AWESOME! Rory is one of the best bartenders I have encountered. He is extremely knowledgeable in his beers. Ask him any questions and you get the sensation that you have been there several times before. The same goes for other staff.
They have a huge rotation of beers with about 20-30 taps. Boneyard rotates their taps quite often, which is great for finding new beers. They support local breweries so you will find a wide array of Los Angeles beers. Great assortment of International (mostly european) beers. Ask for taster of beers you want to try and you will get it (I think this is an awesome concept that not enough places do). I hate getting stuck w a beer I think sucks.
The place never gets crazy packed, which is great, if you wanna avoid the overcrowded, overworked bartender scene.
The food, although pricey, it is amazing. The Dirty Elvis and the Hamburger Donut Sliders are out of this world. They have beer tasting as well as BACON tasting here! Need I say more?
One of my favorite places in LA!
11-21-2010 04:11:31 |
More by MuttKDC
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 5 | food: 5 | $$$
First visit after the new renovation and wow! They did a great job and it looks, feels, sounds, and taste like a nice beer joint should. Opened up the front of the building with floor to ceiling windows, brand new bar with approx. 30 taps(craft only), and a bunch of new creative menu items. Had Cajun Gator Tacos (rediculously good) with a Moylans Kilt Lifter which was a great pairing. Desert was the "Dirty Elvis" (with a Ladyface Tripel) which was a sandwich w/ nutella, peanutbutter, marshmallow fluff, bananas, and BACON! Little scared at first but after the first bite it was game over. Not healthy for you but so good! Service was on the spot, chef came out to say hello, what more could you want. No question about returning...I'll be back!
07-23-2010 03:32:08 |
More by barrelroller
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 5 | food: 5 | $$$
First, best place for BBQ in the city. Aaron, owner and chef, will provide sauce if you like your ribs wet, but his dry rub is fantastic. I've been to the Boneyard at least 20 times and I'm never disappointed. Fried chicken on Monday as a special; huge fantastic hamburger; great sides (my daughter and wife live for the mac and cheese!) Pass on the baby backs and get the BBQ expert's favorite...the St. Louis ribs! The best.
Beer list is one of the best in the city and always growing. Good selection although only a few (maybe 7-8) on tap but they're always diverse and there is something for everyone. Beer list is extraordinary and also very diverse. This is one of the best lists I've seen in not only Los Angeles, but anywhere!
Aaron has some rare things available from time to time and he's not afraid to put them on his list. Moreover, every now and then, (if you become a regular and know your stuff) he may offer to break out something extraordinary and not on the list. Doesn't happen often but it can happen!
Great selection of American craft and Belgians. Speak with Mike if Aaron isn't around. Both are very knowledgable and if you want to just taste something from a tap it's never a problem. These two guys were a couple of my beer mentors and other than the fact that they helped create a monster, they really were generous with their thoughts, guidance and beer selections and advice.
This is a BBQ lovers delight and a beer lovers paradise!
05-25-2009 00:29:42 |
More by GRG1313
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 3.5 | selection: 5 | food: 4 | $$$$
This is a really good destination for beer lovers. GREAT beer menu, with a good number of rotating taps. The place is small, but the list is big. Monday and Wednesday the beer list is 1/2 off, so try and make it then. The food is good, but pretty expensive. The burger and fries I had were awesome, with Chimay washed cheddar cheese and smoked bacon, but it did cost $28. For a burger and fries. But, being from Eugene, Oregon I miss good beer when I'm in LA and this place was a great find. I would also try Father's Office if you're looking for another LA beer mecca.
08-20-2008 22:20:42 |
More by Cascadia
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4 | $$$
Stopped here on the way to the Laker game last night. Started with an Orval, which was sadly poured into a pint glass. The list of beers was quite extensive and high quality, but not jaw-dropping. I can only give a 5 to a selection if it's obvious that some real effort goes into rotating a keg or two with something that is not widely available with a phone call. It was extremely cool to see the St. Bernardus 12 on tap, though I only had a taste. Tortilla crusted Brie was excellent, subtle heat, and married decently with a Stone IPA. Hummus with falafel was half good, but the falafel were not executed well, nd the pita was day old. Beet carpaccio wife ordered was well done, layered with Maytag blue. Split a brisket/rib combo with the wife. The brisket was extremely tender, more like a braise than a barbecue, but great nonetheless. No smoke ring. The babybacks were more true to form, with a decent ring, nice smoke. I didn't have the same experience as another reviewer who complained about toughness. The ribs were prepared properly with the membrane having been removed prior to rub. Stone smoked Porter was an excellent match with their sauce. Anybody that doesn't experiment with Porters and barbecue is missing one of the worlds great food/beverage experiences. All in all a really good dinner. Will return for sure!
02-20-2008 13:32:34 |
More by korndog
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 5 | food: 5 | $$$
Just went last night and had a great time. I decided to call and make a reservation and boy I'm glad that I did. About a half hour after we got there, a party of 28 arrived which just FILLED up the whole place! I was also happy to know that when I called, the chef himself was answering the phone etc. It's a small place and it definitely maintains that vibe, which I really liked.
The beer list is quite impressive and it's obvious that the co-owner/chef Aaron is a pretty big beer geek. Prices were quite high for some of the bottles, but to be honest I didn't take issue with paying a more to support a bastion of beer advocacy in what is the almost beerless void of the San Fernando valley.
We started with a Piraat and a Hop-15, both were well stored/cared for. I had the two meat combo (pulled pork and tri-tip) with fried mac and cheese and slaw...simply awesome. Tender juicy meats cooked to perfection and the sides were top notch.
Our server was quick to admit that she was new and had a hard time in finding a couple of the beers we later ordered. No big deal really, she was helpful and the rest of the staff picked up the slack when I started to move throw the beers ;)
Overall a great experience. I'll be going back again.
02-14-2008 18:43:09 |
More by gwood
Boneyard Bistro in Sherman Oaks, CA
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