Tipsy Cow Gastropub Expands to Woodland Hills

Joe Barker, P.J. Brill and Jeff Berry, the trio behind Big Wang’s, Loaded and Tipsy Cow Sherman Oaks, launched Tipsy Cow gastropub in Woodland Hills in April.

Gastropubs have been propagating like crazy throughout the Valley over the past few years, and Tipsy Cow still stands out from the pack. Joe Barker, P.J. Brill and Jeff Berry, who also run Loaded in Hollywood and four locations of Big Wang’s across LA, recently built on the success of Tipsy Cow Sherman Oaks by opening a larger, more family-friendly version in Woodland Hills in April.

The former home of Soup’s Sports Grill now sports an upside-down cow logo, a sizable patio and a pair of “Eat” signs. Inside expect to find exposed wood rafters, cushioned brown banquettes and stools, wood tables and bar, grey walls decorated with meat cleavers and partitions topped with colorful pickle jars.

Daniel Mernin, bar manager for both Tipsy Cow locations, packed his cocktail list with drinks like the Red Heifer, Bovine Bessy and Tipsy Mule. He rotates 30 taps with craft beers in categories like Easy, Dark, Hoppy and Belgian.

The food menu is similar to Sherman Oaks. Burgers are particularly popular. Antiobiotic-free, hormone-free Angus beef is the primary protein in options like the Big Texan or Mac Daddy, but you can also find patties made with lamb or white bean and quinoa. “Greens” like kale Caesar and a veggie chop also get some love. Looking to boost your protein count? Add a patty of your choice, steak tips or grilled salmon to any salad.

For dessert, many people opt for shakes made with McColl’s vanilla ice cream. Yes, you can make any shake “tipsy” for an extra $5. Ask your server for the best boozy match.

21028 Ventura Blvd., Woodland Hills, 818-914-5451

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