The Famous Bar

    154 S. Brand Blvd.
    Glendale CA 91204
    (818) 241-2888
    • PUB QUIZ—Thursdays @ 8:00pm
    About The Famous Bar

    The Famous craft cocktail lounge is located in Glendale's historic Huntley-Evans building, directly across the street from the Americana at Brand. It follows an eclectic and rich pedigree of establishments that have called this building home in the last century, most notably the early Glendale landmark, The Famous Department Store. The Famous, true to its heritage, embraces the classic art of fine craft cocktail creation, invented in the United States in 1856, using bitters, juices, syrups, and infusions, prepared in-house using fresh ingredients from local markets and growers. Cocktails served at The Famous are identical to those served nearly 100 years ago when the building was constructed.


    Thu Aug 8 2019
    | by Quizmaster Tim Barkas

    We had us a big, BIG night of trivia fun this week at The Famous on Brand in Glendale! A raucous crowd - and I do mean crowd - filled the Famous to near capacity with the biggest assortment of enthusiastic trivia competitors we've ever seen at this venue. And they came ready to do battle.

    It's easy to focus on the winners. Heck, you can see the formidable list of top scorers right there in the scoreboard. But this quizmaster wants to take a moment to applaud the plucky underdog who simply WILL NOT GIVE UP despite long odds and the unlikelihood of success.

    Plucky underdogs like MARIO. Yes, Mario, who fell behind early in the game and set his sights on a late-game comeback. Yes, Mario, who opted for the risky double-on-nothing attempt in Round 5, which was bold - to be sure - but was ultimately, alas, unsuccessful.

    That turn of events put Team Mario even further back in the pack. And so they figured that the only way to overcome such a large deficit would be yet another bold, risky double-or-nothing attempt in Round 6! But egad! That attempt also failed, and now Mario was playing not to win, but simply for scoreboard respectability. At least they could still post a respectable score, right? Right! That's RIGHT. Mario!

    And so, in Round 7. Mario once again opted for the badly needed double-or-nothing 20-point score...

    We don't have to tell you how this played out, do we? I mean, DO WE!? Mario...beloved, respected, desperate Mario, crashed and burned with their third consecutive double-or-nothing failure. But man, it was a glorious, disastrous run! We salute you Team Mario! You went down in a blaze of trivia glory!

    See y'all next week.

    Game Rank Team # Team Name Score Teams Beaten Team Beat Average
    1 19117 Mike Pence None The Richer 83 18 1.000
    2 It's Pronounced "GIF" 74 17 0.944
    3 10643 Because Jeopardy Won't Let Us Drink 72 16 0.889
    4 17949 The Birthday Suits 63 15 0.833
    5 Home Free 61 14 0.778
    6 Off in Church 60 13 0.722
    7 The Lancers 57 12 0.667
    8 Land of 10,000 Friends 56 10 0.583
    8 King Trivia Board of Directors 56 10 0.583
    10 He Got Himself a DIck Doc 55 9 0.500
    11 18453 The Rural Jurors 53 8 0.444
    12 10296 Bad News Barristers 52 7 0.389
    13 19446 Team Vitamin D! 50 6 0.333
    14 15581 The Blanches 48 5 0.278
    15 17575 The Quizantine Empire 47 4 0.222
    16 CodMongers 44 3 0.167
    17 Squirrels 41 2 0.111
    18 Mario 28 1 0.056
    19 Physical Therapy Squad 21 0 0.000