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 Mar 12 2020
    | by Quizmaster Tim Barkas

    Undaunted and loaded for bear, The Blanches put forth a tremendous winning performance this week at The Famous in Glendale. Their impressive 86-point score left their competition eating dust, metaphorically speaking.

    Team Vitamin D! spit that dust right out of their mouths and marched right into second place with 72 points. And Couldn't COVID Us To Stay Home (aka Bad News Barristers) rounded out our top three with 64.

    Game Rank Team # Team Name Score Teams Beaten Team Beat Average
    1 15581 The Blanches 86 6 1.000
    2 19446 Team Vitamin D! 72 5 0.833
    3 10296 Couldn't COVID Us To Stay Home 64 4 0.667
    4 The Pack 57 3 0.500
    5 Modelo Models 48 1 0.250
    5 House Lancer 48 1 0.250
    7 21851 Tuesday Train Track Strip Club 35 0 0.000


    Thu Mar 5 2020
    | by Quizmaster Tim Barkas

    We had some good fun goin' on at The Famous in Glendale this week, with Bad News Barristers offering up their best performance of the past few weeks to win the quiz with an impressive 81 points.

    Because Jeopardy Won't Let Us Drink returned to the winner's circle in the number two spot, with 62 points, but the real nail-biter took place in the battle for third.

    It had been a neck-and-neck battle all evening between Yer a Quizard Harry and Electric Moustache, with the two teams matching each other's scores round after round. And they were locked in a 50-point tie goin into round seven.

    The Moustache crew offered up an answer sheet with 9 correct answers, only to be bested by the Quizards who came back with a 10-point score to secure third place. Wow! Competition excitement, indeed!

    See y'all next week.

    Game Rank Team # Team Name Score Teams Beaten Team Beat Average
    1 10296 Bad News Barristers 81 7 1.000
    2 10643 Because Jeopardy Won't Let Us Drink 62 6 0.857
    3 10663 Yer a Quizard Harry 60 5 0.714
    4 10347 Electric Moustache 59 4 0.571
    5 House Lancer 42 3 0.429
    6 17296 Talk Nerdy To Me 37 2 0.286
    7 Isaac Hunts 24 1 0.143
    8 Scenarios Rob 19 0 0.000


    Thu Feb 27 2020
    | by Quizmaster Tim Barkas

    It was all about The Blanches at this week's session of King Trivia excitement at The Famous on Brand in Glendale. The tremendous trio of smartypants women in photo #1 - known to their friends as Amy, Mimi and Andrienne - took on a strong field of competitors and emerged victorious with an impressive 81-point win.

    When in Ramen did as the Ramens do and scored a second place win with 75 points. And The Bad News Barristers (featuring Richie, carrying Devan on his very strong back!) rounded out the top three with 70 points.

    It was a close shave for Let's Get a Brazilian, who finished just one point behind The Barristers and therein came within a hair's breadth of winners-circle glory.

    At the other end of the scoring spectrum, we encouraged Anna and Sophia to play together as a team. But noooooo! They insisted on playing as individuals, competing head-to-head in order to "see which one of us is smarter!" said Sophia. Or it might have been Anna. Not sure which.

    Their nearly equal final scores suggest that they are pretty evenly matched, so the friendship will likely survive this challenge. Come challenge yourself (and your friends) when we meet once again next Thursday for another session of the best live trivia quiz on the planet! See ya then!

    Game Rank Team # Team Name Score Teams Beaten Team Beat Average
    1 15581 The Blanches 81 12 1.000
    2 When in Ramen 75 11 0.917
    3 10296 Bad News Barristers 70 10 0.833
    4 Let's Get a Brazilian 69 9 0.750
    5 Pence Will Kill Us All! 67 8 0.667
    6 House Lancer 55 6 0.542
    6 Fanny Packs 55 6 0.542
    8 Boom Chakka Lakka 49 5 0.417
    9 25578 We have all the best answers 47 4 0.333
    10 Sophia (vs. Anna) 24 3 0.250
    11 Anna (vs. Sophia) 23 2 0.167
    12 Tic Tac on my Toe 22 1 0.083
    13 Team MiddleFinger 19 0 0.000