When I first turned 21 my roommate and I decided that every week we would split a different mixed 12 pack of beer. Though I was a beer snob before this, I’m certainly a more knowledgeable one because of it. So when I moved to California I immediately fell in love with Barney’s Beanery. Even though I lived in the valley, it seemed every weekend I was making the trek into West Hollywood to get a pint of Arrogant Bastard on tap, or to try a bottle of an import I had never heard of. While I no longer have the money to be going out every weekend I can still get my Arrogant Bastard thanks to Barney’s Beanery’s Happy Hour.
The original Barney’s Beanery in West Hollywood began as a stopping point for people traveling down Route 66 and became a hangout for celebrities, artists, and musicians. Now with three more locations in Pasadena, Santa Monica, and most recently, Downtown Burbank Barney’s is a great place to hang out and watch a game with friends in a relaxed down home bar atmosphere. We went to the Burbank location which is in my opinion the place to go to watch your team play no matter where you’re from. No matter what the sport, no matter what the team, if there’s a game on you can watch it at Barney’s. The Burbank location even has stadium seating in front of a screen, small TVs at every booth, and XBox and Wii with couches set up in front of big screens on the other side. Guitar hero anyone?
Now for the reason we started this post, the Happy Hour menu.
Monday – Friday 4pm – 7pm
Domestic Draft – $2.75
Imported Draft – $3.00
Well Drinks – $3.50
Half Priced Hot Wings, Chicken Fingers, Irish Nachos, Mozzarella Sticks, and Fried Zuccini (they end up costing between $3.40 and $4.75)
While most bars have $2 bud light, Barney’s gives you a beautiful selection of 22 Domestic Drafts and 18 Imported Drafts to choose from. The half priced appetizers are some of the best greasy bar food I’ve had and they’re a pretty good size. I’ve never had a bad server, a bad meal, or a bad beer at Barney’s and this Happy Hour makes it that much sweeter.
We took a bunch of pictures of the bar and all the Happy Hour appetizers so check out the Gallery!