On our recent visit to Irvine, California we had the pleasure of joining our group of friends for an evening out at the Irvine Spectrum Center. We were told we would sample appetizers and drinks at the Yard House Restaurant before enjoying a comedy show and dinner at the Improv Comedy Club. As it turned out, the Yard House Restaurant was much more than we expected.

Known for it's great food and classic rock, we felt right at home the moment we walked in thanks to our hosts, who welcomed us with warm smiles. This was what fueled the casual evening out and created a memorable night. Glancing around at the crowd gathered in the Yard House Restaurant you could see everyone was enjoying themselves. After looking over the extensive menu selections we knew we would have to come back to enjoy more than just the savory appetizers. The steaks, chops and ribs sounded enticing, as did the variety of sandwiches and salads. In addition to its great food, the Yard House Restaurant is also known for the world's largest selection of draft beer. This is not an understatement; there were so many different types of beers you could spend months or longer trying each one - over 250 selections.

We were able to take a peek at the glass-enclosed keg room, and realized what makes the difference between a good beer and a great one; the filtration system. Lines of tubes spread outward from each keg to the center island bar, and each time a keg runs out the crew ensures the quality of the beer by flushing the system completely, which produces less of a head. This means you not only enjoy a better tasting beer, but you also get more of it since there is less foam. From a classic beer to lagers and obscure ales, the Yard House Restaurant has a beer for every taste.

Founded by restaurateur Steele Platt, who partnered with Harald Herrmann and Carlito Jocson, the Yard House Restaurant has developed a loyal following. It is not just the classic rock music, great food, and beer that draws customers back though; the heart of the Yard House Restaurant is the exceptional staff, who make your visit fun as well as memorable. Whether you visit Yard House in Irvine or one of the other locations in Southern California or across the country; you'll find a exceptional team staff and hosts waiting to greet you at each location.

The Yard House also has a heart, and unites the community to help others in need. The Yard House supports organizations like Share Our Selves that offers emergency relief agency in Orange County, California, and Kids Konnected, whose mission is to provide friendship, understanding, education, and support for the children who have a parent with cancer or have lost a parent to cancer. As a part of each community, the Yard House offers more than a casual and fun place to dine; it shows that people are the heart of their business!