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St. Patrick’s Day in Burbank: Let’s Have Some Fun Irish Style


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Check out our local bars and pubs for some fun things to do in Burbank on St. Patrick’s Day.

Story Tavern: 2-day celebration, Irish menu and live Irish music on St. Patrick’s Day

Timmy Nolan’s: St. Patrick’s Day party

Lucy’s 51: Irish food, drink specials, live music

Wokano: Happy Hour all night

Joe’s Great American Bar and Grill: Traditional Irish music

Getting ready for Burbank's night life on Monday March 17th,  St. Patrick's Day sporting some green eye shadow is Burbank resident Angela your personal makeup artist. You can follow Angela Mobile Makeup on Facebook and Instagram (AngelaMobileMakeup) for additional makeup looks as well as professional tips and tricks. Her Facebook link is https://www.facebook.com/AngelaMobileMakeup and her Instagram link:http://instagram.com/angelamobilemakeup .

Getting ready for Burbank’s night life on Monday, March 17th, St. Patrick’s Day, is Burbank resident Angela your personal makeup artist. Sporting some green eye shadow, you can follow Angela Mobile Makeup on Facebook and Instagram (AngelaMobileMakeup) for additional makeup looks as well as professional tips and tricks. Her Facebook link is https://www.facebook.com/AngelaMobileMakeup and her Instagram link is http://instagram.com/angelamobilemakeup www.AngelaMobileMakeup.com

The Snug: Green beer, Irish food, bagpipes

Tinhorn Flats: Irish food, drink specials

Burbank Bar and Grille: Drink specials

Viva Cantina: Live music

The Ramp: Irish Food, Drink Specials

If you know of a place in Burbank with a great St. Patrick’s Day celebration, let us know on twitter @myBurbankNights! This page will be updated as needed.

Story Tavern Doubles in Size This Thursday

 Story Tavern, the Pre-Prohibition neighborhood gem that has been serving craft beers, wines, hard ciders, spirits and cocktails alongside farm fresh fare for just over a year in Burbank will be doubling their space this Thursday to accommodate a 1,500 square Story Tavern Game Room & 700 square foot patio.

Thanks to the support of its patrons, the Slaught family (4th and 5th generation Los Angelenos) run Tavern, has been empowered to grow! Their game room will officially open on Thursday, February 20th and will feature private dart parlors, shuffleboard, and ping pong tables alongside a Beer Bar, complete with an additional 8 tap handles featuring out of state craft brews. The Game Room will be open Friday, Saturday and Sunday, all day and all other days starting at 5PM.

( Photo by Ross A. Benson)

( Photo by Ross A. Benson)

Their new, super-sized, recessed, all-weather, dog-friendly, 700 square foot patio will hold upwards of 45 seats to meet demand. Altogether, these additions will increase the size of Story Tavern to 4,400 square feet.

The new game room will house an animation wall complete with art that explores the history of animation in Burbank, with the help of the Burbank Historical Society. A massive collage showcasing the work of their talented neighbors including regulars from Nickelodeon, Cartoon Network, Dreamworks and Disney Animation, will rotate and continually evolve.

( Photo by Ross A. Benson)

( Photo by Ross A. Benson)

 To celebrate the expansion, Figueroa Mountain Brewing Company will be in the house this Thursday at 6:30PM to shower Story’s patrons with a wealth of delicious rarities, most of which have previously never been available in LA! Flights will be available.

Draft List:

Bag of Cats IPL

San Rafael Red Ale

Magpie Porter

Monkeys with TypeRYEters

Our Belgian Pale

Irish Stout

Wrangler Wheat

CASK: Hoppy Poppy IPA

Fun Facts about Story Tavern

– The restaurant doubles as a museum to Burbank History. Curated by the Burbank Historical Society in exchange for a percentage of restaurant proceeds. The walls of the tavern are adorned with amazing photographs capturing the early days of the neighborhood, aviation and the wonderful entertainers who have graced the city.

 – Their exciting culinary secret: 99% of the food menu is available in Gluten Free form!

– Every piece of furniture in the restaurant is hand-crafted in the United States by the Amish!

– Happy Hour is available for Beer, Wine & Cider from 11:30 AM-7:30 PM, every day of the week.

 – You can often hear the sounds of Traditional Live Irish Music in the tavern on Thursday & Saturday nights.

 – They’re pouring classic cocktails that were mainstays in the Burbank/Los Angeles region from 1900-1950. The Story Tavern Team, which includes Diane Slaught, Brian Slaught, Hans Brestel, Yvonne Slaught & Ted Slaught, researched through the Los Angeles Public Library and the online archives of California through UCLA, to discover which drinks were enjoyed in the Burbank/Los Angeles region from the early 1900’s through 1950.




150 S. San Fernando Blvd. Burbank CA 91502

Press Release by: Phil Merkow, Magic Lantern PR

Story Tavern Brightens Up Downtown Burbank

I’ve been saying for a long time that San Fernando Road could use a makeover.  There never seemed to be enough places for young Burbankians to hang out, unlike other parts of the city. Lately, to my excitement, I have noticed that San Fernando has made some additions. The other night, my friend and I decided to go on a hunt for new downtown nightlife.

That is when we walked into Story Tavern. A great little bar situated in the heart of downtown Burbank, Story Tavern is exactly what I’d been looking for. I walked in thinking it would be more of a restaurant than a bar, but pretty soon, the place filled up in time for happy hour and the talking and laughter became contagious. The inside of the tavern has a really cool vibe, with a sort of sophisticated, woodsy feel. The tables are long picnic-style and the walls are adorned with historic pictures of Burbank. The bartenders and waitresses were friendly and energetic, really adding to ambiance.

Looking around the bar, my friend and I (both in our early twenties) noticed the clientele was youthful, but not exclusively so. I was pleasantly surprised, thinking since we went early for happy hour, we would find an older crowd. I really liked the fact that the tables are picnic-style. It adds to the community feel, and in past experiences, usually helps to initiate conversation between patrons.

Given the fact that I was at a tavern, I ordered a beer. I like lighter beers, so I went with the hacker pschorr hefeweizen. I was happy with the beer, but needed some bar nosh to go with it. I ordered the totchos, or tater tot nachos, and was not disappointed.  The tots were covered in cheese, sour cream and green onions. Probably not the best choice for the night after Thanksgiving, but when in Rome, right?

The Burbank nightlife scene has been improved with the addition of Story Tavern. I’m really excited to see what is in store for their future, as they will soon be expanding to add a game room.

Story Tavern has an incredible amount of beer and food choices, so I know I will be returning soon to check each one off my list…


Live Entertainment at Lucy’s 51


It’s Thirsty Thursday! Tonight at 8:30 p.m., Ed Roth & Friends will be playing at Lucy’s 51 with no cover charge. Lucy’s 51 is a restaurant, bar and lounge and is a great spot for some local nightlife, with a jazzy vibe inside and patio seating outside. Lucy’s 51 has a full event calendar filled with live entertainment almost every night.

Lucy’s 51 Happy Hour is from 5-7 p.m. so it’s the perfect time to grab some drinks and food at a good price before the entertainment comes on. They have a full bar and some killer martinis, and I would suggest ordering the deliciously fruity “Pink Panther.”

Friday, Saturday and Sunday is also packed with entertainment at Lucy’s 51, featuring Phil Soussan, Dennis Harerra and Skin Deep.

Be sure to check out Lucy’s 51 for live entertainment and a variety of drink and food choices.

Find Lucy’s 51 on twitter at @Lucys_51. Check their twitter account for the latest information about live entertainment and their event calendar.

TGIF at Tony’s Darts Away


Friday night, like every night at Tony’s Darts Away in Burbank, was jam packed with people enjoying California draught beer, vegan sausages, board games and basketball on TV. Tony’s has become a local favorite for vegans and non-vegans, alike.

TDA sits on Magnolia Blvd. Inside, aside from bar seating, there are tables up against the walls and around the bar, as well as an outside patio. Board games line the walls for any patrons looking for some unique entertainment.

The menu has both vegan and non-vegan options, but TDA is known for their incredible vegan sausages. One might think this would make TDA a hipster haven, but it is really a comfortable place for everyone. The bartenders are exceptionally friendly and even know my vegan father by name.

TDA has great food specials, and often have unique appetizers. Becky’s Bad Ass Buffalo Potatoes are potato wedges drenched in spicy buffalo sauce and are my personal favorite. They were apparently named after a regular customer who consistently ordered French fries with a side of buffalo sauce until finally, TDA created a dish for her.

Aside from their great appetizers, TDA is really known for their sausages, both vegan and non-vegan. I am not a vegan and I order the vegan sausages because they are just too good. My personal favorite is the “Vegan Apple of My Eye,” a vegan chicken apple sausage with vegan mayo, brown mustard, griddled onions, slaw and mango melon salsa. You can have the sausage on a bun or on a fresh bed of greens. While TDA has a variety of sausage combinations you can choose from, you can also create your own.

TDA prides itself on being bottle free and low waste, and strives to do their part to help the environment. They try to use local ingredients to support the environment and the economy.

TDA’s website offers a wise piece of advice.

“Support local businesses and local businesses will support you. California can use the help – this economy sucks!”

There are so many good things to say about TDA. It is a community favorite and is always bustling with energy and excitement. The environment is comfortable, fun and always exceeds expectations. Tony’s Darts Away is an incredible example of the great nightlife that we have right here in Burbank. You can find Tony’s Darts Away on Twitter at @tonysdartsaway.

Halloween Nightlife in Burbank 2013

Photo Courtesy of Toby Ord

Photo Courtesy of Toby Ord

Halloween will be here in two days, and instead of going out to West Hollywood or Santa Monica, why not stay here in Burbank for some Halloween nightlife? Below is a list of some Halloween events in Burbank. If you hear of anything you want to add to the list, tweet us at @MyBurbankNights!



“Nightmare at the Museum” – Haunted Wilsley Manor II, featuring a walk-through maze. Every year the theme of the house changes, and this year, it’s a haunted museum! Oct. 31, 7:00-10:00 p.m. http://www.rottenapple907.com

“The Backwoods Maze”- Haunted maze perfect for Halloween! Oct. 31, 7:00-10:00 p.m. https://www.facebook.com/TheBackwoodsMaze?rf=152756731433886

Fear House- Haunted front yard walk-through maze. http://www.hollywoodgothique.com/2013/10/2013-halloween-recommendation-burbank-yard-haunts-tour/

Lucy’s 51- Halloween party starring KISS tribute band! https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=562608493818821&set=a.553699164709754.1073741896.128860277193647&type=1&theater

Viva Cantina- Costumes, drink specials and live music http://www.vivacantina.com

Flappers Comedy- Thomas Dale and Karen Rontowski 7:30, 8:00, 10:00 p.m. http://flapperscomedy.com/site/

Michael’s Bar & Grill- Karaoke and costume contest, 9:30-2:00 a.m. http://michaelsonolive.com

Barney’s Beanery- Costume contest, drink specials and karaoke, 10:00 p.m. http://www.barneysbeanery.com/#!burbank/c8w2

The Hollywood Way- Halloween drink specials http://www.thehollywoodwaybbq.com

Burbank Bar and Grille- Karaoke night http://www.burbank-barandgrill.com

Los Angeles Haunted Hayride- 7:00-10:30 p.m. http://www.losangeleshauntedhayride.com/index2.html#/hours

Falcon Theatre- See “The Mystery of Irma Vep” and wear your costume! http://www.falcontheatre.com

Timmy Nolan’s- Staff will be dressed in Halloween costume, drink specials, check-in deals for costume wearers http://timmynolans.net


Timmy Nolan’s Gives Irish Pub a Whole New Meaning

Photo by Madison Jones

Photo by Madison Jones

Sunday Funday is really underrated. It’s the day before a busy week and everybody is starting to feel the Sunday night blues. It is the perfect time to go out before the week ahead. Timmy Nolan’s in the Burbank/Toluca Lake area is a popular choice for a night out and it’s not hard to understand why.

Timmy Nolan’s is a spunky little Irish pub situated on Riverside Drive. It boasts great drinks, traditional food and Irish hospitality. Timmy Nolan’s seems to attract all sorts of people, from loyal regulars to younger sports fans.

On Sunday night, the bar was filled with the latter. While I know nothing about baseball, I am told that the Cardinals v. Red Sox world series game was what was attracting all the attention. Who won? I still don’t know.

Timmy Nolan’s used to attract more of an older crowd; the usual Toluca Lake residents who have had their regular seat at the bar for years. Lately, though, I have noticed that the crowd has gotten a lot bigger, with a variety of different people all enjoying themselves.

I sat upstairs with a friend for the first time. I usually sit at a small table downstairs by the bar, but this new spot was a nice change.

The crowd upstairs was reacting to the game, with loud cheers and boos whenever something happened. This completely transformed Timmy Nolan’s from a little Irish pub to a lively sports bar. The atmosphere was really energetic, but at the same time, it felt comfortable. No one was belligerent, and yet there was still an exciting and young scene.

Photo by Madison Jones

Photo by Madison Jones

The food at Timmy Nolan’s always exceeds expectations and can never be considered “bar food.” On Sunday, I tried the spicy turkey burger for the first time and was pleasantly surprised. As for drinks, I order the house cabernet sauvignon every time I go. However, Timmy Nolan’s has a huge selection of whiskeys and beers that are more suited to the pub experience.

Timmy Nolan’s is a nightlife gem because of its balance. It’s never empty and there is always something going on, and yet it is never too crazy to warrant an early night.