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Taps: 176 / Bottles: 5
Cask: N / Beer-to-Go: N
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2.35/5 rDev -38.2%
vibe: 3 | quality: 3 | service: 1 | selection: 2 | food: 4 | $$$
This was my second visit to the Yard House, and the first for just drinks. We ordered an Ommegang Hennepin (excellent), and a Fullers London Pride. However, the drink which actually arrived was an ESB. Upon complaining, we were lectured for ten minutes on how it WAS a London Pride, and we had no concept of the difference between a bitter and a Pale Ale. We then ordered two Karl Strauss Endless Summer Lights, both of which came out flat. Terrible.... The food is very good, but the service is not... too bad.
06-22-2008 23:59:21 | More by kb199
2.8/5 rDev -26.3%
vibe: 2.5 | quality: 3 | service: 2 | selection: 3 | food: 4 | $$$$
Let me start off by saying that I havent been to a Yard House in quite some time before I went to this palce.
It was very crowded with tourists, and snooty people. I stopped in before I went to a Strung Out show, a punk rock band, and I felt like people were stairing at us. What really pissed me off it that aparently, they no longer sell yards of beer. I asked, and was told that it is because the glasses are expensive, and break all the time. They need to change their name to the Half Yard House.
The beer selection, while large consisted mostly of macros, and pale ales. To say that their selection is great would be a lie. Extensive, but the same. It was very hard to pick something. In my opinion, most choices were overpriced, and booring.
Being that it was crowded, the service was slow. My waitress was not at all knowledgable in beer. She called the Hefeweizen a "Heffa- Why-Sen" I might aswell order a "fill-it-mig-non" or something with "ja-lop-in-ohs" I cant stand that.
The food was ok, but at the price, it better be.
Overall: Never again.
03-18-2008 23:38:54 | More by OStrungT
3/5 rDev -21.1%
vibe: 3 | quality: 3 | service: 3 | selection: 3 | food: 3 | $$
The Yard House in Long Beach happens to have the highest tap selection out of all the different locations. I have been there quite a few times to meet up with people, but it is not really my scene. If you end up going on a Friday or Saturday night, they line you up like it's a night club and you have to show your card at the door. This is not really my idea of a good time. Like everyone else has said, this is not really a BA atmosphere. It's more like a meat-head/Britney Spears worshiping girls type of place. If you are into that environment, it is worth the trip. You won't be able to have a conversation without yelling because they crank up the music so loud and you will see people ordering "high-end" beers like Boddington's. Ugh...not my type of place.
It really is too bad, because they do have a pretty decent kitchen that cranks out some good food. I would suggest a trip during the day or on a weekday night. The service is rather good even if they are busy, so there is really nothing to complain about on that end.
They have some decent local selections on tap, so it is not that bad. Hit it up if you are in the area, but I might suggest going to Rock Bottom instead.
04-21-2006 03:53:13 | More by PuckLSHS
3.33/5 rDev -12.4%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 3 | service: 3.5 | selection: 3 | food: 3.5 | $$
I couldn't design a large beer bar better than this. Its right next to the long beach harbor and has a wooden deck with heat lamps. The inside is quite modern, with dozens of high-res plasma screen tv's showing various sports being played. Their happy hour is fantastic, half price appetizers and 3.50 pints from 3-6 on weekdays. The nachos are huge, enough for 3 people.
They claim to have 250 beers on tap. I counted 189, yes i did actually count. There's about 40 or so brews that I think are great to find on tap. Maredsous, North coast imperial stout, Bornem Double, Delirium Tremens, Belhaven scottish ale. Many of the local breweries are well-represented such as: Stone, Abita, Pyramid, Rogue. I especially like the selection of Hefeweizens. They had Franziskaner, Paulaner, Hacker-Pschorr, Erdinger, Bayhawk, Grant, Primo Blue Hawaiian, Widmer, and of course Pyramid. The place doesn't get too packed and they have ample space to account for any overflow.
12-16-2005 19:52:48 | More by drewmprs
3.45/5 rDev -9.2%
vibe: 3 | quality: 2.5 | service: 3.5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4 | $$$
Took a trip up to the Yardhouse today, to check it out, since their Happy Hour prices are real good. Just off Ocean Blvd., on Shoreline Dr. in Downtown Long Beach, the Yardhouse is located in a little parking lot with a Mexican cantina right next to the sea. The bar is to the left as one walks in, with the vast array of taps going around the elliptical bar. Very loud inside. Probably over 200 taps were listed on the menu. I ordered a North Coast Pranqster and later a Murphy's Stout on nitro-tap. Both were good, yet the Pranqster tasted a little off. Service was a little indifferent, but it seemed like they had a lot to do, so I won't fault them that much. The happy hour prices were great, but the fact that I had to pay $3.00 for parking sort of negated that. Didn't have time or the money to try any of the food, they looked good, but very expensive, near Charthouse or Captain Jack's territory. All and all, as a beer bar it is good, a lot of taps, but nothing really rare, a few goodies like DT, and St. Bernardus were there which is good. I might go again, but there are better bars in the area. Had the food, back in November '09, the lamb was very tasty, good stuff.
11-20-2007 02:55:43 | More by Halcyondays
3.45/5 rDev -9.2%
vibe: 4 | quality: 2 | service: 3.5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.5 | $$$
I used to be the biggest Yardhouse fan in the Long Beach area. But then a funny thing happened...
One very flat Hopdevil. It was strange, I had never had an IPA that I didnt like when this hit my table... I blamed Victory. I thought it was a bad beer. Then I went back. My Ruination was flat. My racer 5 was flat. Finally I got a Stone IPA with some G.D. bubbles in it.
I love the yard houses food. Fire cracker wings and beers go exceptionally well together. Unfortunately, the more obscure beers go slowly and therefore they turn to flat, nasty beers. They do NOT clean their tap lines nearly as often as they should and for the price, it is just not worth it anymore. Go to beachwood bbq or Naja's place for beer. Go to Yardhouse for the food and the atmosphere.
04-06-2009 06:44:26 | More by gregmoscetti
3.48/5 rDev -8.4%
vibe: 5 | quality: 3 | service: 4 | selection: 2.5 | food: 4.5
It's a big beautiful place. You can wave at the ocean and the Queen Mary here in downtown Long Beach. If the metro is running you can make it here in under an hour for a $1.50 (and that's from the freaking valley 30+ miles away)
I know several other BA's have complained about the yuppification, but I'm not too hard on it because it generally means the food is going to be more interesting than another limp american burger or a bad rendition of fish and chips. (This excludes of course the Father's Office burger and Lucky Baldwin's F&C) So the food is a definate thumbs up.
The beer selection? It looks terribly impressive, but when you start working your way through it systematically, you'll notice a small smattering of interesting taps and fewer that you've never had. (if you've been around the beer block a few times or so.) How many different versions of "pilsner" beer can a place have?
Oh and for the price that you pay around here I'd rather go through traffic and deal with the noise at Father's and enjoy better beer and a damn fine burger.
11-27-2003 18:27:01 | More by drewbage
3.5/5 rDev -7.9%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 3 | service: 4 | selection: 3 | food: 4 | $$$
This is a great place to go see a baseball game or football game and enjoy some good food. The 130+ beers on tap are a great IDEA. The problem is that the majority of those beers are readily available. What about all the great local beers and hard to find microbrews from all the great breweries around. It's obvious that the person or people that picked the beer selections does not drink good beer. I think the Yard House is a nice place if you are learning about different beers but not for a true beer snob.
11-27-2008 03:26:28 | More by dalion037
3.5/5 rDev -7.9%
vibe: 2 | quality: 3 | service: 3 | selection: 5 | food: 4 | $$$
A: way, way too noisy. Granted, I'm pretty sensitive to noise as a general rule, but this was beyond excessive. My friends and I had to literally yell to hear each other at our own table, at this was at 7pm, not during crazy bar only hours.
S: Friendly, helpful.
S: Had tremendous selection! 150+ beers on tap. I ordered the Dogfish Head 90 min IPA, which was pretty dang good. Bummed to not see Russian River represented there, but the waitress took interest in my inquiry and I was assured that they are always looking for more quality beers to put on tap!
F: Very tasty. I split the Orange Peel Chicken with my fiance, which wasn't my first choice, but I still enjoyed it.
V: Appetizer, Split meal, tiny dessert, and two beers ran us about $60. To me, this is a bit pricey.
09-21-2009 21:56:49 | More by bierkoning
3.6/5 rDev -5.3%
vibe: 4 | quality: 3.5 | service: 3 | selection: 4 | food: 4 | $$$
Went here during a stay at a nearby hotel.
Atmosphere is good. It's right on the water with a good deal of outside seating. Once inside there's a ton of seating with a pretty large bar in the middle of everything. Nothing else really stood out.
Quality is alright. Everything (at least everything I had) was served in a standard pint glass with a good amount of head. Some beers were a bit on the cold side but the glasses definitely weren't close to being chilled.
Service was alright. I had to wait at the bar for a good while before the person who kept telling me he'd be with me in a moment was finally with me. He was nice enough but his knowledge was a bit lacking (couldn't list off various seasonals, not knowing styles).
Selection is good. They certainly have a ton of beers broken up by style on the menu, however most of this stuff is available at many places around town, just not all in once place. Everyone can certainly find something they're looking for. I had a Hemp Ale and Nautical Nut Brown from AleSmith.
Food was good. I believe I had the fish and chips and it was solid.
Value is good. It was a bit on the pricey side - especially the food - but nothing outrageous.
Overall this is a good place to go have a few if you want a large selection but if you're looking for anything on the rarer side there are better places to go.
09-04-2009 04:04:32 | More by glid02
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Yard House in Long Beach, CA
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