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 Sep 19 2019
    | by Quizmaster Tim Barkas

    It's pretty impressive when a brand new team who "has never tried bar trivia before" comes in, gets into competition mode, sweeps away all competition and wins the game with a robust 79 points. And that is exactly what Bobanson (photot #7 above) did this week at The Famous on Brand in Glendale. Well done, guys!

    In addition to our usual mirth and merriment, we enjoyed having TV and film actor Kyle Bornheimer join in the competitive fervor. He and a buddy (photo 6) racked up a solid 48 points playing as The Carl Hornbauers despite the constant distraction of having to fend off a number of swooning women (and a few men)!

    Kyle is a good, solid, ethical guy. How do I know? Well, I can tell you he was NOT tempted by an offer to trade correct answers or "bonus points" in exchange for a small part in his next project! I gotta say, Kyle had no problem rejecting that offer, which is why we're reporting that he scored 48 points, instead of the 58 he actually earned!

    Okay, I made that last part up. But you never know who you might meet at a King Trivia Pub Quiz. I'll always remember the night Jennifer Aniston unexpectedly showed up at one of my shows. Jen was great, and we really hit it off. She even gave me her phone number. But I somehow misplaced it in a stack of used answer sheets and can't find it anywhere. Just my luck!

    Okay, I made that last part up, too. (It was actually Stevie Nicks!) But we do have us some good fun at our weekly trivia show. Come see for yourself next week. You really wanna be there, because we've heard that J-Lo and A-Rod are planning to play! (Okay, I made that part up, too! J-Lo's not coming. It's really Nicki Minaj! But don't tell anyone. It's a secret, and also fake news!)

    See ya next week.

    Game Rank Team # Team Name Score Teams Beaten Team Beat Average
    1 Bobanson 79 11 1.000
    2 10663 Yer a Quizard Harry 63 10 0.909
    3 19117 Mike Pence None The Richer 61 9 0.818
    4 10347 Electric Moustache 57 8 0.727
    5 10296 That's So Barristers 55 7 0.636
    6 15581 The Blanches 52 6 0.545
    7 19446 Team Vitamin D! 50 5 0.455
    8 The Carl Hornbauers 48 4 0.364
    9 Sherlock's Homies 41 3 0.273
    10 Gruesoe Twosome 38 2 0.182
    11 Peacock 35 1 0.091
    12 The Wangle Dangle 27 0 0.000