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Taps: 176 / Bottles: 5
Cask: N / Beer-to-Go: N
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4.5/5 rDev +18.4%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 5 | selection: 5 | food: 4 | $$$
Atmosphere: Sat on the deck, nice view of the marina.
Food: Had the Sea Scallops. Good but not great. Rice medley that it came with was good.
Price: I didn't pay.
Beer: Lots of beer to choose from of course. Staff was very helpful and knowledgeable.
Two sampler sets of six to choose from. We ended up getting both and then some. I came away with several new favorites to look for again.
-Moylan's Kilt Lifter Scotch Ale
-Ommegang (Abbey Ale)
-Avery The Reveand
-Tetleys Pub Creram Ale
-Young's Double Chocolate Stout
-Primo Island Lager (See this is rated low on BA so I will have to try again but it was fine on tap)
07-22-2010 02:33:29 | More by WilliamLee
4.33/5 rDev +13.9%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4.5 | selection: 5 | food: 3.5
I read the reviews before mine and would have to agree, even with the one that said this place is poppin'. The only thing I don't really care for is the crowd. It seems very trendy (I once saw a bouncer who was a Steven Segal lookalike) and it doesn't quite feel like this is the place where serious beer lovers congregate...and if they did, they must be congregating in some dank cellar beneath the establishment. If you can tolerate or even like Gordon Biersch type of folks, you'll do just fine.
On the plus side, this is a great spot for a date or a summer evening. Don't wait until you're hungry to go here, though...this spot is very popular and you'll have to expect a wait. There is an outside patio which faces west with a view overlooking the marina...all the perfect elements for a sunset dinner. It is well worth the wait if you plan for it in advance.
The service has been good to me. (Trust me, I go there looking like a Beatnik or a hippie and I still get treated fairly). The food is more yupscale than typical pub fare and you'll have to order appetizers along with your meal if you want to walk out stuffed.
There are 250 beers on tap. The selection is well rounded...a great time for trying out some stuff on tap you won't see elsewhere. It's got ciders and Lambics (usually an impressive 3 Lambic beers on tap) on tap for non-beer lovers.
Though I'm not too fond of the scene at this Yardhouse, I gave it a 4 simply because the patio, beer, and the food make up for it. I used to go there on a regular basis when I lived there in Long Beach, and it's definitely one of my beer stops when I'm in town nowadays. Recommended.
07-04-2003 23:13:55 | More by rayzorwit
4.28/5 rDev +12.6%
vibe: 4 | quality: 3.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 5 | food: 4.5
The Yard House in Long Beach has 250 Taps and a beer list that tops 200 on draft, but it is more likely that (only?) around 180 will be available at any one time. A solid range of well known and rare beers from microbreweries, as well as some from the big boys, also interspersed with some unusual foreign beers. Fullers ESB (GB) and Pilsner Urquell (Czech) are my favourites. A good range of UK and US Ciders as well. Beers are of course available in the Yard Glasses, but don't break one - they will charge you the earth to replace it. The Patio is a nice place to sit on a night whilst osmotically absorbing the atmosphere and eyeing the plenty of talent on view. Poor Restroom facilities really let this bar down - only 2 ceramic receptacles in the Boys Room - in a bar this size ?? Be prepared to queue (wait in line) for a piss when it is busy, for this I have down-marked the Quality rating from 4.0 to 3.5. Food is very good. Try the Fish & Chips (well I am English) and the Onion Ring Towers - awesome. Service is usually very good. Part of a chain of 3 Yard Houses (at the time I write this anyway). Located in Shoreline Village, it is well served and easily accessible by non-drivers using the Long Beach Passport Bus service, the Purple coloured ones that go to the Aquarium and the Queen Mary drop you off outside, neat !!. Worth a visit, just to see the oval shaped bar and the plethora of beer taps, a sight for sore eyes. But a word of warning - it is not cheap at $5+ a beer.
08-17-2002 08:43:18 | More by TheLongBeachBum
4.22/5 rDev +11.1%
vibe: 3 | quality: 4 | service: 4.5 | selection: 5 | food: 3.5 | $$$
This Yard House is located in the Shoreline Village part of Long Beach. The Aquarium of the Pacific, the Convention Center and the Queen Mary are in this area. Plus many tourist trap style restaurants and shops. I recommend the aquarium. In fact we went to the Yard House after a fun couple of hours at the aquarium.
This Yard House reminds me of the other Yard Houses. A large oval bar with booths and tables and chairs around it. It has that corporate family feel. What this YH has over some of the others is its outdoor patio. This is very nice and overlooks the boats and part of the harbor.
The food is good and the menu has a large variety of food. Typical pub food to salads, steaks and ahi tuna. The service is very good. The bartenders and wait staff are very alert and at the ready should a person need anything. Very helpful for beer drinkers when the glass is low. They also have a full bar and a large selection of wine.
This YH has about 250 taps. They consist of everything from macros, imports, cider, maltermatives and of course craft beers. Plenty of them are repeats. They have a small bottle selection. The only noteworthy one is Chimay Blue. Here is a list of a few of the beers. Craft: Bear Republic, Anderson Valley, Stone, North Coast, Rogue, Pyramid, Mad River, Sierra Nevada, Kona, Sam Adams, Portland Brewery, Firestone, Anchor Steam, Spanish Peaks and many others. The imports: Fuller's, Piraat, Paulaner, Knonenberg, Gulden Draake, Spaten, Beamish, Abbot Ale, Stella, Hoegaarten, Tetley's, Lindeman's, Dos Equis, Guinness and a host of other imports. They also had a few ciders from England and America.
At this time they had a few Oktoberfest and winter beers. They do carry some seasonals. The Anchor Steam Christmas beer was very nice.
Overall this place has a great selection of beers. The food is good and there is generally plenty of space. If you are the type of person who can't look past the ambiance and has to have a certain style in their establishments then keep looking. There is nothing unique, funky, eclectic or creative about the YH style. They just have a lot of beers.
11-16-2003 07:43:13 | More by Rumrunner
4.15/5 rDev +9.2%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 5 | food: 3.5 | $$
I spent the afternoon at the Yard House in Long Beach. The restaurant has a great patio view that looks out towards a light house and a marina. We ordered lunch at the bar and had a few beers. The bar was an excellent choice with a lot of CA micros and a couple, just a couple, macros. With more than 250 beers on tap, the selection was overwhelming... not that it was a bad thing. The bartender was knowledgeable about the all the beers they carried. I enjoyed a few pints of Stone IPA with my cheeseburger. The atmosphere would be my only criticism. The Yard is like the Planet Hollywood of beer establishments, designed and built to fit in next to a PF Chang's and the Cheesecake Factory. My personal preference would be to patronize a local brewpub or bar rather than a chain restaurant. That being said, the Yard House is an excellent choice for the selection and location.
05-22-2005 13:23:32 | More by winpig3
4.13/5 rDev +8.7%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 3.5 | selection: 5 | food: 4 | $$$
nice place, and, uh, St Bernardus Abt 12.
big, usually busy, lots of seating. Then there's the view, and I don't mean outside, although that is very nice - Hard to not stare at the taps, although since my first visit I haven't bothered trying to count them.
A little noisy but this is hardly a quiet pub - companion complained a bit but I felt at home.
Can't say that our server has ever shown much knowledge of beer except to spout off the number of taps. Since I'm not drinking them all, that information is hardly useful - talk about that stuff in advertisements to get people IN, but once in I want to know more about what's available. I've had better luck at the bar, but even then I've sometimes been given a shrug and "it depends" when I ask for a recommendation.
There's a lot of taps that to me are wasted, but let's not quibble - there's a lot of good stuff here; too much to drink on a single visit, so I can hardly call this less than a 5.0 on selection. And anything with Deschutes, Bear Republic, St Bernardus, Anderson Valley, and Firestone is going to get a good score from me. Another companion swore by the "black and blue" while I looked on dubiously, as well as Young's Double Chocolate Stout. Over the years a few pints have been less than ideally fresh here, but overall there's little to complain about.
Food was a little less varied, but more evenly good. I recall tasty Jamaican wings, steak sandwich, onion rings and a surprisingly good portabella mushroom burger. Don't ask me why the mac and cheese is squared.
prices for both food and beer were on the high side, but I've paid more for less. I'll be back again.
03-05-2008 03:17:33 | More by udubdawg
4.13/5 rDev +8.7%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5 | food: 3.5 | $$$
This YardHouse is located on the waterfront near downtown Long Beach, and is a short jog from Rock Bottom Brewery. The interior is quite standard for a YardHouse, but the outdoor patio with a view of the downtown skyline and the waterfront is a nice bonus, which is where me and my friend sat. We came for the late night happy hour, and this place was bustling with patrons. I though the service would be slow sitting outside, but our orders came out at a good pace, and our waiter turned out to be a really chill guy.
We ordered Jamaican Wings and Fried Calimari to much on. The Jamiacan Wings tasted great, but a few of them were cold. The Fried Calimari was piping hot.
Oh, and let's talk about the beers. Plenty of drafts just like any other YardHouse, but with a lot of surprises. Staples like Old Rasputin, Dead Guy Ale, Delirium Tremens, Franziskaner, Stone, Czechvar, and Paulaner are available on the list. In addition, there are rare drafts, such as Gulden Draak, Hacker Pschorr, Flying Dog Pale Ale, Moylan's Kilt Lifter, Chambly Noire, Scrimshaw Pilsner, Lindemans Pêche, AleSmith Nautical Nut Brown....there's a lot here. My friend and I split 6 different beers, and they were all in good condition, albeit the Gulden Draak was a bit colder than I'd like.
This turned to be to be a well-spent visit. Probably the best YardHouse I've been to....just take note you'll need to pay to park if you drive here.
06-18-2009 17:18:14 | More by DoubleJ
4.1/5 rDev +7.9%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | food: 4.5 | $$$
wow, this is a great yard house, maybe the only better one that I have been too is the one in irvine, which is clearly the best one out there.
The long beach yard house has the hottest waitress staff on the planet, very high quality.
of course the beer selection is insane many great beers, the only drawback for the long beach location is that there are not enough local craft brewers in the area to make it truly great.
the draw from a lot of san diego and northern california locals to round out their selection.
the food is great, a fusion style menu as many of the yard houses have, the location is right on the pier in long beach which has been renovated over the past 15 years, long beach is a lot nicer than it was when i was a kid.
10-11-2008 14:44:10 | More by Hollenbeck2
4.08/5 rDev +7.4%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4 | $$$
Hit the Yard House several times during a recent business trip to Long Beach, and came away impressed though not dazzled.
ATMOSPHERE: Previous posters are correct. This ain't a BA crowd, so if you want intense discussions of lambic with the guy on the next stool, this probably isn't the place.
Still, I found it pleasant enough. As an unhip, not tremendously upwardly mobile East Coaster, I didn't feel like I was intruding into some different world.
Nice setting by the water, though I could have lived with maybe one fewer TV.
SERVICE: Solid and timely, in terms of receiving beers and food. I didn't really quiz the help on the beer; I kinda knew what I wanted. That's probably the best way to go in.
I do remember being asked one night whether I'd like to "try a lager tonight."
Not sure why they were pushing their lagers, or whether the wait staff is taught a couple of beer names to rotate interchangeably on their customers.
SELECTION: It is true that a lot of beers on the list are kinda undistinguished, or similar to one another.
Still, even if (as another poster said) only 30 of 155 taps are interesting, 30 beers ain't bad ... more than a smaller bar might have, and enough to keep most people occupied for a while.
(This is not intended as a slam of the earlier reviewer, just as another way of looking at things.)
So, yeah, it would be better if they got more creative and wide-ranging, but I think what they have is worth some credit.
FOOD: I sampled several appetizers and entrees, and enjoyed them all.
PRICE/VALUE: On the costly side. I was on a corporate expense account, which helped. If I was a local looking for a regular place to tank up, this might be too costly to become a regular stop.
Still, I think this is a good place for certain beer lovers -- for instance, business travelers to the nearby Long Beach Convention Center who want interesting beer choices, but don't want to poke all around town for them.
03-29-2006 17:14:57 | More by elsinore
4.05/5 rDev +6.6%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 3 | selection: 5 | food: 4.5
Well, the Yardhouse in Long Beach is a cool spot to have a few beers in. It's a bit trendy, but the selection is huge (over 250 beers on tap!!!) and the place gets some nice looking ladies (and guys I guess, for those ladies out there). The food is good, some dishes are great. My favorite currently is the pastrami, that thing is good! Also, they have good burgers, decent pizza, and the pasta alright as well. The location is great, being in a little marina-side plaza. You can walk along a little pathway that goes to the boats in the marina, or you can walk along the side of the marina on shore. Right next door is Tequila Jacks (owned by the same owners as Yardhouse) for you Tequila loving BAs. The bartenders are usually cool, but when it gets crowded expect to wait around sometimes for a beer. Prices are between $4-$5.50 per pint, depending on which beer you order. Food prices are typical of a restaurant (i.e. $8 for a burger, $11 for a pizza, etc.) but the place is cool. The only problem I had was that the waitresses there have been terrible, in my experiences.
06-04-2004 19:30:25 | More by goodheflover1280
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Yard House in Long Beach, CA
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