Like the original in West Hollywood, the sports bar offers the same All-American food favorites and infamous selection of beers from around the world, including 28 draft choices. If you’re waiting for a table or visiting during happy hour (4 p.m. to 7 p.m., Monday through Friday), grab a seat at the bar and watch one of the 20-plus televisions featuring the MTV show of the hour, what’s left of our beloved Lakers on ESPN or the latest drama series on TNT.
There’s a little bit of everything on the 12-page menu, which can be either an adventure or a bit overwhelming. Breakfast is served all day and you can count on your waffles being fresh and homemade. Lunch options include deli favorites like roast beef, turkey sandwiches and melts as well as triple-decker skyscraper club sandwiches like the Sears Tower ($9.95), piled high with hot pastrami, bacon, ham and American cheese, or the Empire State ($9.95) with hot pastrami, corned beef, roast beef and Swiss cheese.
Barney’s is famous for its chili ($5), which can be customized with sour cream, cheese or guacamole. Start off your dinner with a nice sourdough bread bowl full of it; add some potato skins if you’re especially hungry. The portions here are extremely generous, so make sure you’re stomach is running on empty before dropping by.
If you’re in a New York state of mind, go for one of the 20 different pizzas like the Feta Cheese & Sundried Tomato or Smoked Chicken pizza. Or, opt for a giant bowl of pasta.
Other impressive selections include the South of the Border Mexican entrees: the Seafood Quesadilla ($9.95) with shrimp, scallops and whitefish and the Enchiladas ($8.95) stuffed with your choice of chicken, beef, fish or cheese with a red chile sauce and guacamole.
What comfort zone wouldn’t be complete without a slab of beef between two buns? The kitchen carries over 40 different burgers. If you have some money to throw around, why not order the $10,000 burger (Note: this is not a typo). This pay-in-advance, cash-only burger contains double BBQ, American, Swiss and cheddar cheeses, bacon, pickles, chili, guacamole, sour cream, egg, garlic, mushrooms, gravy, spinach, onions, parmesan cheese, nuts, sausage, tomatoes, hot pepper, veal and wine. I’m getting full just thinking about it.
For vegetarians and the health-conscious, don’t fret, the Beanery also offers over 16 different salads. The mixed vegetable salad served in a giant stuffed tomato ($7.99) is a very good choice. And for dessert, fresh pies come in individual ($6-7.50) or extra-large sizes ($14-16.95).
After your meal, if you can’t bear to walk down the promenade, stay inside and shoot pool of only 50-cents! You can also play your favorite childhood arcade games at this all-in-one fun spot. During the week, the Beanery hosts karaoke nights as well.