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The Blue Dog Beer Tavern

Burger Joint, American Restaurant, and Pub$$$$
Sherman Oaks, Sherman Oaks
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  • Jim Weileycoyote
    "Old Rasputin 12 yr Anniversary stout"(5 Tips)
    Christina A.
    "Chi chi burger, dickens burger, sampler beer and garlic fries"(4 Tips)
    Picturehealing.com
    "The garlic fries are SO good!"(6 Tips)
    Stan I.
    "Excellent beer selection both on tap and bottle."(10 Tips)
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  • Paul F.
    Paul FenwickDecember 27, 2016
    The Black and Bleu burger was fabulous!
  • Arnie P.
    Arnie PanameñoOctober 23, 2016
    They have Skrimshaw on tap!
  • David P.
    David ProfumoOctober 10, 2016
    Love the Big's Spicy Mac & Cheese with buffalo chicken and the ice cream sandwich. Great choice of porters.
  • Jeremiah O.
    Jeremiah OwenSeptember 30, 2016
    Been here 10+ times
    Great spot! Great burgers, great brews!
  • Luke A.
    Luke AAugust 27, 2016
    Beer and Dodgers
  • Gabriel P.
    Gabriel PradoJuly 5, 2016
    People are great
  • Jonathan W.
    Jonathan WangJune 11, 2016
    Been here 10+ times
    Happy hour deals are great, varied beer list
  • Rachael K.
    Rachael KFebruary 21, 2016
    The new breakfast is awesome!
  • Reannon C.
    Reannon CriderFebruary 16, 2016
    Amazing food, friendly staff and my dog loves to join outside!
  • Vanessa S.
    Vanessa StewartJanuary 27, 2016
    The Squealer was awesome!
  • Nancy T.
    Nancy ThurstonJanuary 1, 2016
    Garlic fries are outrageous
  • Carlos B.
    Carlos BaezDecember 29, 2015
    Garlic fries are really good here
  • Jen S.
    Jen SvejdaAugust 26, 2015
    Fries & every beer you can imagine!!!
  • Jon M.
    Jon MenagerJuly 13, 2015
    Been here 5+ times
    This place is awesome. Simply amazing beer selection and great prices. The burgers are outstanding and the root beer BBQ sauce is addictive. I also tried the Mission Hard Root Beer and it was rockin'.
  • Arnie P.
    Arnie PanameñoJune 28, 2015
    Very good selection of craft and imports. Try the Abita Purple Haze it's deliciously refreshing.
  • Eve *.
    Eve *April 4, 2015
    Been here 25+ times
    I've never had a great experience with the staff here, but the food and the beer selection is so good. It's worth coming back. And don't forget your free fries with two beers during happy hour!!
  • Ethan S.
    Ethan SchaefferMarch 7, 2015
    A damn good burger.
  • Mark R.
    Mark RozencwajgFebruary 23, 2015
    Great beer selection.
  • Denis O.
    Denis OrtlebFebruary 13, 2015
    Burgers and beer selection
  • Jim M.
    Jim MartiniFebruary 6, 2015
    Been here 10+ times
    Great beer selection. Old Rasputin and green flash always on tap
  • Harout D.
    Harout DerassoyanJanuary 25, 2015
    Been here 10+ times
    This place is great, I swing by here with my friend who lives close to it, they have great food and an amazing beer selection, we come in to watch sports games too. Try a beer float!!!
  • Shabby K.
    Shabby KhaliliNovember 10, 2014
    Curieux on tap & Gulden Draak import beer is a must have! + wings are fire!!!
  • Sean R.
    Sean RobisonNovember 3, 2014
    Try the Chi Chi Burger. It is breakfast on a burger.
  • Isabel P.
    Isabel PadronOctober 1, 2014
    I fell in love with the onion ring burger and the endless beer options
  • Christina A.
    Christina AnwarSeptember 29, 2014
    Chi chi burger, dickens burger, sampler beer and garlic fries
  • Justin O.
    Justin OrdovezaSeptember 22, 2014
    They have a dog friendly patio.
  • Zach N.
    Zach NegreySeptember 22, 2014
    Beer and burgers
  • Ms E.
    Ms EmAugust 22, 2014
    Happy hour - free plate of skinny fries when you order two Beers.
  • Matthew K.
    Matthew KramerAugust 7, 2014
    Been here 5+ times
    Seasonal beer menus, fantastic staff.
  • Jody B.
    Jody BJune 3, 2014
    This place is ripe for an episode of Mystery Diners. Poor service, poor execution of food - you can tell the owner is out to lunch.
  • Jody B.
    Jody BJune 3, 2014
    Ask for a chilled beer glass
  • Scott K.
    Scott KoernerMay 30, 2014
    The St Bernardus Abt 12 is excellent if you like Belgian beers.
  • Chris A.
    Chris AbbottMay 1, 2014
    The Good Karma Burger is where its at
  • Erika R.
    Erika ReadApril 28, 2014
    Been here 5+ times
    Great outdoor seating!
  • Drew B.
    Drew BuerhausApril 25, 2014
    Been here 10+ times
    Best burgers in The Valley. Ever changing quality beers, and the ability to bring Man's Best Friend makes for the best experience!
  • John H.
    John HardinMarch 27, 2014
    Try the Squealer with garlic fries.
  • April
    AprilJanuary 12, 2014
    They require everyone in your party be there before seating you so tell your friends to arrive on time. Staff was impatient and kind of rude, but the general manager seemed super nice and helpful.
  • Jules M.
    Jules MothershedDecember 31, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    The owners are so great! Bring a pic of your dog in a wooden frame and they'll add it to the inside wall!
  • Sherwin M.
    Sherwin M 🐍December 23, 2013
    Slippery floors, great food, great beers and friendly service
  • Leslie P.
    Leslie PhelpsNovember 4, 2013
    The BLT sandwich is delicious and I highly suggest ordering it! Trust me, you won't be disappointed!
  • Rob S.
    Rob SimonOctober 26, 2013
    Awesome rotating handle selection, get on their email list for special keg nights, etc.
  • Ralph A.
    Ralph ApelOctober 20, 2013
    The Chi Chi Burger is incredible!
  • Adriano L.
    Adriano LimOctober 17, 2013
    Super chill bar scene. It's small for sure but it's always a great time. Great food, service and atmosphere! Get a fried egg on ANY burger!!
  • Lindsay P.
    Lindsay PoopSeptember 6, 2013
    Terrible service and completely unseasoned burgers. Very douchey ambiance to boot.
  • Joel W.
    Joel WatersAugust 25, 2013
    I used to live down the street and came in all the time for the burgers. Stopped by today and had the Cobb salad and it filled me up and tasted great. Seems the menu has expanded quite a bit too.
  • Sean M.
    Sean McKenzieJuly 21, 2013
    Best burger in LA. Hands down. Eat here or live an unfulfilled life. True story.
  • Ronald S.
    Ronald SchwabJuly 18, 2013
    Root Beer Bourbon Ribs...Outrageously good! Top notch french fries!
  • Jacqueline L.
    Jacqueline L.July 16, 2013
    For a place that calls itself a 'Beer Tavern', their tap list is sure underwhelming: Only eight selections, all of which are relatively common.
  • JordanPaige
    JordanPaigeJuly 7, 2013
    Great place but can be a little pricey and low key compared to several businesses in the same vicinity
  • Brian T.
    Brian TaylorJune 21, 2013
    Son of Batman! The burgers are amazing!
  • Alexandra C.
    Alexandra CortezJune 1, 2013
    Talk about a great night: sat at the "Jack Nicholson table", had an amazing BLT off the 405, and tried two new beers. Good food, good beer, a great atmosphere, adorable pics of dogs, and great music!
  • Julie M.
    Julie MonroeMay 12, 2013
    Good food, good beer, good service, loud, small, crowded.
  • LA Weekly
    LA WeeklyMay 6, 2013
    Avoid freeway traffic in the valley and get $4 or $5 craft beer during happy hour Monday-Friday 3pm-6pm. Pair with some Chili Cheese Fries and Pulled Pork BBQ sliders for the maximum enjoyment! Read more
  • Tom Y.
    Tom YoungMay 5, 2013
    Sexy waitress. Food ok.
  • JT T.
    JT TurnerJanuary 24, 2013
    Great burgers and salads!
  • Rachelle B.
    Rachelle B.December 5, 2012
    Great Hamburgers! Home like atmosphere. Terrific Service!
  • Danielle L.
    Danielle LavoldSeptember 3, 2012
    Turkey chipotle is very yummy! ... And beeeer
  • Linh H.
    Linh HuynhJune 7, 2012
    The fire starter burger has a kick to it, :)
  • Tony H.
    Tony HightowerMay 9, 2012
    Served my burger to the guy beside me, he started eating it, realized it wasn't his, & they just slid it over to me & walked away. Horrible.
  • James B.
    James BaileyApril 26, 2012
    Awesome place to grab a brew!
  • Evan P.
    Evan PatlianApril 1, 2012
    Old rasputin is the best
  • ross j.
    ross johnsonMarch 27, 2012
    Rockin good place
  • Ewan A.
    Ewan AdamsMarch 11, 2012
    the waitress wouldn't give is hot water. for our 7 month old baby. she's an ass and the food was hideously greasy. don't bother
  • Jordan P.
    Jordan PaleyMarch 3, 2012
    Double Chichi. Order it. Don't ask questions, just do it.
  • Picturehealing.com
    Picturehealing.comJanuary 26, 2012
    The garlic fries are SO good! Havent had a bad burher yet either! The Chi Chi is the fav so far!
  • N K.
    N KradjianJanuary 2, 2012
    after-business hours parking is fantastic
  • Kevin F.
    Kevin FitzpatrickDecember 28, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    Awesome staff and consistently great burgers!! I love this place
  • Katie L.
    Katie LombardoDecember 20, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    best turkey burger, amazing mac&cheese
  • Taste Terminal
    Taste TerminalNovember 7, 2011
    Get the Chi Chi Burger: Wake up and smell the 1/3 lb. of beef with cheddar cheese, hash browns, applewood smoked bacon, a sunny-side up fried egg and buns drizzled in maple syrup. Good morning! Read more
  • Erik d.
    Erik de VreezeNovember 3, 2011
    Been here 10+ times
    My new favorite spot in the valley!
  • Dustin P.
    Dustin PetokOctober 31, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    Dickens burger and an Old Rasputin is a little slice of heaven. Just saying.
  • Anita B.
    Anita BrownOctober 22, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    They always have Old Rasputin on tap--you'd be crazy not to get it every time (I do)!
  • Michael
    MichaelSeptember 30, 2011
    Been here 10+ times
    Don't overlook the garlic fries. They're great.
  • Hailey C.
    Hailey CrowelSeptember 18, 2011
    Burgers and beers are great.
  • Eric L.
    Eric LarsonAugust 28, 2011
    Garlic chili fries. Heaven today, hell tomorrow
  • David Z.
    David ZasloffAugust 22, 2011
    Great blue burger. Beer was fantastic as well....the company was even better. Laughed and told stories....love old friends.
  • Andrew G.
    Andrew GoodrichAugust 8, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    Without fail they will be out of the beer I want. Take the beer off the menu if you are out! It's become a running joke. Otherwise, good vibe, decent grub, and fair prices
  • Aaron S.
    Aaron SheldonAugust 5, 2011
    Summit Burger with a Scrimshaw Pilsner for a smooth, delicious ride. Substitute a Gulden Draak for the pilsner if you want more kick.
  • Megan L.
    Megan LeonardJuly 29, 2011
    Been here 25+ times
    Food & service are inconsistent, but burgers & fries are sometimes SO GOOD it's worth the risk. The Dickens and Chi Chi are great, specify crispy hashbrowns on the Chi Chi.
  • LXU
    LXUJuly 1, 2011
    Been here 10+ times
    The fire starter is amazing. Ask for extra rasperry dressing on the side
  • Kathleen R.
    Kathleen ReitzinJune 11, 2011
    Nothing special - greasy fries if you want a great burger head to Unami burger worth the extra 5 min drive
  • Kelly G.
    Kelly GittlemanMarch 30, 2011
    The spa salad (add chicken and feta) is soooo good and I typically hate salads. Great beer selection, good music, and the dog pics everywhere are a great touch.
  • LA Weekly
    LA WeeklyFebruary 24, 2011
    Featured in LA Weekly's "30 Burgers In 30 Days" Read more
  • J
    JDecember 15, 2010
    the Batman!!! burger has no toppings...i repeat, NO TOPPINGS. just flavored burger on bun, so its kinda dry.
  • Amanda S.
    Amanda SDecember 4, 2010
    Been here 25+ times
    dickens burger w/ a portabello mushroom + extra bbq sauce, with an Affligem Tripel to wash it down. trust me. Only way to go. (+, it's vegetarian!) :] Read more
  • Frances
    FrancesAugust 23, 2010
    The Dickens Burger with the Portobello Mushroom "patty." Mmmmmmm!
  • Jennifer D.
    Jennifer DuncanAugust 7, 2010
    I love this place! Great atmosphere! Beers on tap fantastic and food is delicious. You can have your pup on the patio too!
  • Adam N.
    Adam NixonAugust 7, 2010
    Spiciest Mac and cheese I've ever had, but I can't stop eating it! Cool little place. I've been here several times and I always enjoy it.
  • Russ A.
    Russ AllisonAugust 2, 2010
    Great beers on tap. If you order the ribs, it's a big portion, very messy, and delicious.
  • Patrick M.
    Patrick McDonaldJuly 24, 2010
    I wasn't impressed with the food.
  • Sam B.
    Sam BiermanJuly 14, 2010
    Great food, and very american restaurant. Love the ice cream sandwich
  • Brett K.
    Brett KleinmanMay 27, 2010
    Been here 5+ times
    Go to Blue Dog and eat the Hot Italian Model with fries and get an Ice cream sandwich and don't leave a thing on the plate!
  • Larry W.
    Larry WeinbergApril 21, 2010
    Oh have the glorious and wonderful mac & cheese from the appetizer menu. Oh, have the chili too. Great place and people....
  • alex c.
    alex carlossApril 19, 2010
    Look for the dogs above the big sitdown table in the back. They're mine.
  • Jim Weileycoyote
    Jim WeileycoyoteApril 2, 2010
    Must try: Old Rasputin 12 yr Anniversary stout, aged in oak bourbon barrels or Harvieston Old Engine Oil (Old Scotish Home Brew)
  • Jeff M.
    Jeff McDanielMarch 21, 2010
    They've got the good crushed ice for drinks. Dickens's Burger FTW. Lots of great beer choices
  • Mark Q.
    Mark QuestFebruary 26, 2010
    Been here 5+ times
    A must have...Dicken's Burger (Turkey Burger)
  • Stan I.
    Stan IngelFebruary 24, 2010
    Been here 5+ times
    Excellent beer selection both on tap and bottle. Burgers are top-notch! Don't forget to write something on the wall before u leave, ask your waitress for chalk
  • Brian G.
    Brian GoldsteinFebruary 18, 2010
    Been here 100+ times
    Amazing food for vegans and meat lovers. Everyone leaves happy!
  • Shen D.
    Shen DeshayneFebruary 17, 2010
    Panzerrotti!!!
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