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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.

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150 S. San Fernando Blvd. Burbank CA 91502

Press Release by: Phil Merkow, Magic Lantern PR

The Smokehouse Celebrates 65 Years

The Smokehouse was abuzz October 12, 2011 when celebrities and local politicians stopped by to help celebrate the 65th Anniversary of Burbank’s well known Smokehouse Restaurant. Burbank Councilmen Dave Golonski and Emily Gabel Luddy were present along with Assemblyman Mike Gatto, and Los Angeles City Councilmen Tom LaBonge. LaBonge presented the current owner, Lee Spencer, with a proclamation from the complete Los Angeles City Council. The evening guests were treated to Champagne and special prices. Celebrities from Cary Grant, Bob Hope, Bing Crosby, George Clooney, and a slew of others have been seen there throughout the years. Of course, one of the great things about the Smokehouse is their specialty Garlic Bread which they went through well over a couple hundred loaves. Deborah Dodge was on hand to interview LA City Councilman Tom LaBonge and the owners of the historic Burbank restaurant.

The Smokehouse Celebrates 65 Years

The Smokehouse was abuzz October 12, 2011 when celebrities and local politicians stopped by to help celebrate the 65th Anniversary of Burbank’s well known Smokehouse Restaurant. Burbank Councilmen Dave Golonski and Emily Gabel Luddy were present along with Assemblyman Mike Gatto, and Los Angeles City Councilmen Tom LaBonge. LaBonge presented the current owner, Lee Spencer, with a proclamation from the complete Los Angeles City Council. The evening guests were treated to Champagne and special prices. Celebrities from Cary Grant, Bob Hope, Bing Crosby, George Clooney, and a slew of others have been seen there throughout the years. Of course, one of the great things about the Smokehouse is their specialty Garlic Bread which they went through well over a couple hundred loaves. Deborah Dodge was on hand to interview LA City Councilman Tom LaBonge and the owners of the historic Burbank restaurant.