Hyperion Public - Silver Lake

2538 Hyperion Ave
Los Angeles CA 90027
(323) 761-6440
  • PUB QUIZ—Mondays @ 8:00pm
About Hyperion Public - Silver Lake

We are your local neighborhood restaurant and bar where everyone is welcome hence the word "Public" in our name. Our restaurant has a rough luxe decor serving quality food and cocktails, a mix of craft and traditional beers, along with a good selection of wines, in a communal atmosphere. Hidden in the back of the restaurant is our upstairs bar and lounge also serving food and cocktails, that has a jukebox, dartboard, piano, mic, and TVs for sports (Sunday NFL Ticket).



Mon Sep 18 2017
| by Quizmaster Max Sopkin

Take me home, country roads! To the place where I belong!

If you've never heard fifty people belting out John Denver in a bar before, I suggest you get on down to Hyperion Public as quickly as humanly possible.  The drinking round swiftly devolved into karaoke night as the hit parade continued, with the entirety of the establishment singing out "Midnight Train to Georgia" and "All My Ex's Live in Texas."  To call it maddeningly entertaining would be an understatement.

With only two points between 1st and 3rd places, the competition was stiff as Little Lebowski's, Stove et. al, and 6 Dope Queens duked it out for the gold.  Lebowski's pulled ahead just at the last second, scoring only a single point more than Stove et. al, who was understandably frustrated.

Truly, the remarkable showing of the night was from Kenny with the Margz, who had an incredible DOUBLE DOWN on Round 7 - a round that is so infrequently doubled it makes one even wonder why there is a double down box on the sheet!  But not only did they double, but they absolutely nailed the round, of which half the answers were in French.  I was beyond impressed and for that they deserve a special shout out here.  Congrats, ladies!

Game Rank Team # Team Name Score Teams Beaten Team Beat Average
1 10012 Little Lebowski's Urban Achievers 59 12 1.000
2 11088 Stove et. al 58 11 0.917
3 11539 6 Dope Queens 57 10 0.833
4 12128 Veggie Scrambles 52 9 0.750
5 10055 Topical Punch 49 8 0.667
6 Kenny with the Margz 48 7 0.583
7 12320 Pickle Rick 41 6 0.500
8 Fartin' Scorsese 37 5 0.417
9 10794 Brad Beret 36 4 0.333
10 Insert Clever Name Here 34 3 0.250
11 10370 The Late Comers 33 2 0.167
12 O'Slammy's Birthday Party 31 1 0.083
13 Pork Chop Express 29 0 0.000


Mon Sep 11 2017
| by Quizmaster Max Sopkin

Consider us the halftime show at Hyperion Public, as the Broncos and the Chargers split right at 9 just as we were starting.  Veggie Scrambles at last took their first ever victory, AND took the drinking round as well!  An impressive feat to say the least.  Hot on their heels all night was Hurricane 9/11 feat. Wolf Blitzer, scoring just a single point behind them.

But.  But.  But.  The true heroes of the night was far and beyond Dead Weight, who provided the funniest set of answers I have ever received.  The round 7 question was, What were Michael Jackson's 10 solo albums?  They started off correctly, but soon dropped off into a series of answers that I read aloud to the entire bar, and had everyone rolling.  I've included the picture above for verification, but I'm going to write them in here as well.

  1. Thriller
  2. Bad
  3. Black & White
  4. Michael
  5. Jackson
  6. Now That's What I Call Michael Jackson
  7. Thriller 2
  8. Still Jackson
  9. 2 Michael 2 Jackson
  10. Michael Jackson Tokyo Drift

So good.  I'm not lying when I say I have this answer sheet put up on my fridge at home.

Game Rank Team # Team Name Score Teams Beaten Team Beat Average
1 12128 Veggie Scrambles 52 10 1.000
2* 10055 Hurricane 9/11 feat. Wolf Blitzer 51 8 0.850
2 Winona Ryder & the Christmas Lights 51 8 0.850
4 10012 Little Lebowski's Urban Achievers 50 7 0.700
5 11088 Smirnoff Lice 42 6 0.600
6 12500 Dead Weight 40 5 0.500
7 Your Mother 39 4 0.400
8 12319 Bored Shorts 38 3 0.300
9 11539 6 Dope Queens 35 2 0.200
10 Myspace is Dead 29 0 0.050
10 Fake Newsies 29 0 0.050
* Won Tiebreaker


Mon Aug 28 2017
| by Quizmaster Max Sopkin

Night after night, week after week, teams show up to do their best armed only with a pen and knowledge and courage that is screwed to the deck.  After all, what is trivia but a fundamental test of your memory and critical thinking skills?  It cuts right to the core of who you are as a person.  If you tell a person, "Oh I'm bad at trivia," are you not saying that you just don't want to/like to remember things?  Or care about how the collective consciousness of human experience is built around you in a assembly of facts?  Every little thing just boils down to what we as a species know.  I'm saying all of this because I so greatly admire each person who comes out to play trivia every week, knowing that they are exposing their vulnerabilities as people because other teams will judge them literally if they are smart or not.  It takes bravery to do it.  I think every single person should be commended who participates, regardless of how the place or perform, because it requires genuine courage to show how much or how little you know.  Or are willing to admit you know (Real Housewives TV iterations).  Cheers to you, Trivia Players!

Last night Fake News obliterated the competition by taking an early lead and sticking to it.  Not to be discouraged, team after team attempted to double down - probably more failed doubles than I have ever seen in a single night.  But that is what is great about trivia nights: when the going gets tough, the teams desperately double down in a Hail Mary attempt to stay in the game.  I Could Go On nabbed the drinking round by a sliver of a point, and Never Been Brissed coasted easily into second place.  All in all, it was once again a wonderful success at trivia once again at Hyperion Public!

Game Rank Team # Team Name Score Teams Beaten Team Beat Average
1 Fake Newsies 68 14 1.000
2 10752 Never Been Brissed 54 13 0.929
3 10721 Seize the D 47 12 0.857
4 Something About Water...Maybe? 46 11 0.786
5 12128 Veggie Scrambles 43 10 0.714
6 10385 Pobody's Nerfect 41 9 0.643
7 Fred McGriffs 37 7 0.536
7 10012 Little Lebowski's Urban Achievers 37 7 0.536
9 Metro-Nome Chomsky 36 6 0.429
10 11620 Doug! 35 5 0.357
11 11088 Stove-Lo 31 4 0.286
12 I Could Go On 29 3 0.214
13 Board Certified 27 2 0.143
14 Queen in the Hat 23 1 0.071
15 Ketchup on the Floor 21 0 0.000
* Won Tiebreaker