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Top bar recommendations from locals

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“Plain and simple, this is the best bar in the Valley right now. After three decades of decay, somebody who knew exactly what they were doing bought this 90-year-old icon and turned it into the blockbuster it was meant to be. ”
  • 27 locals recommend
American Restaurant
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“You absolutely cannot beat the Castaway for the view! They revamped it a few years ago so it looks modern, the food is exceptional and the views are seriously the best in the city. I recommend making a reservation, go on a weekend night but be prepared to wait! I always eat a small snack before I go. They do not allow you to reserve the outdoor seating which is where you absolutely must sit so when you get there, ask for outdoor seating and again, be prepared to wait! I highly recommend it. Also, fire pits are first come, first serve so try to wait around them and snag them when people leave. Also, great for brunch and gorgeous insta pics during golden hour (the hour before sunset).”
  • 29 locals recommend
Bar
“Classic tiki drinks & food truck fare served amid tropical decor, with DJs, karaoke & live music.”
  • 17 locals recommend
Steakhouse
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“Overhear industry lunch conversations right next to Warner Bros Studio! Filming location for La La Land, Argo, Hustle, The Usual, Desperate Housewives, Six Feet Under...”
  • 19 locals recommend
American Restaurant
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“Granville is all about gourmet quality food, without being pretentious. They use only the freshest, highest quality ingredients, including hormone-free and antibiotic-free meats, organic greens, artisan cheeses and breads, as well as sustainable and organic coffee and espresso.”
  • 19 locals recommend
Mexican Restaurant
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“I have been coming here for years.... it's my go-to place where the margaritas are king and the food is great! The servers and staff, some have been here for decades are great and know you by name and cater to everything and anything you need! It's my favorite Mexican food place to unwind and relax with a great drink some amazing food and friends. ”
  • 20 locals recommend
Bar
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“All Craft. All Draught. All California. Tony's Darts Away is a neighborhood beer bar and pub dedicated to delicious vegan and non-vegan fare, bar games and billiards, and, most of all, our love of all California craft beer!”
  • 20 locals recommend
Restaurant
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“Been in the same spot a long time. With good reason. It's a place with a great buzz when it's busy which is usually. Let's not forget the grill and great list of drinks and beers. ”
  • 11 locals recommend
Bar
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“ Lively crowd and an awesome DJ. The bartenders were super friendly, fast and accommodating, they did a great job getting drinks out to everyone especially considering how busy it was. The food is really good, super fresh and tasty! I was surprised how quickly the food came out. Fun place, good vibes, friendly/helpful staff, great food and drinks, so happy it's in my neighborhood! They also have an outside patio, fun spot to grab a beer and people watch!”
  • 13 locals recommend
Cocktail Bar
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“Cocktails both classic & creative are available at this hip stomping ground for studio execs. ”
  • 7 locals recommend
Bar
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“Best Happy Hour in town! Monday through Friday from 6pm to 9pm. Buy one get one free. Walking distance makes it even better. Thursday through Saturday are the best nights. You can bring food or have it delivered too.”
  • 10 locals recommend
Bar
“Aside from the Harry Potter looking drinks (which is all too unique itself) its a pretty awkward experience you must have at a bar. You have to go to see why! It's a 8 minute drive from your stay at my trailer.”
  • 8 locals recommend
Bar
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“Smack in the middle of Downtown Burbank, this spot has great food and live music and dancing on the weekends. ”
  • 6 locals recommend
Restaurant
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“Tallyrand is a local favorite! It is a 20th century classic American diner with tons of food options to choose from! I recommend going to Tallyrand after a Warner Bros studio tour. ”
  • 11 locals recommend
Restaurant
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“Commonwealth Restaurant is a globally-inspired small-plate restaurant located in the city of Burbank. In a city full of corporate chain restaurants, Commonwealth is a hidden gem that serves unique foods and palatable drinks. Stepping away from the conventional entrée style dining, we are focusing on small-plate dining where guests can enjoy a variety of dishes from our menu in a single sitting. Our menu is globally influenced from all different countries brought together in one place to serve one common purpose; provide an amazing dining experience for our guests. We believe that good food and drink is the common denominator for people from all parts of the world. At Commonwealth it all comes together in harmony. Please drop by for an unforgettable new age of dining and share our passion for the ultimate culinary experience.”
  • 11 locals recommend
Bar
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“Great food, tequila & live music on Friday nights. Doesn't hurt that it's right next door!”
  • 6 locals recommend