February 8th, 2012: Big Fish Bar & Grill

WEDNESDAY, February 8th, 2012

Big Fish Bar & Grill
5230 San Fernando Rd
Glendale, CA 91209

In years past we have warned about those dive bars which exist ‘off the map’ in areas populated by sea monsters, valley dwellers, and porn stars. This weeks dive bar doesn’t find any of those aforementioned monsters- just one Big Fish, a strong nautical theme, and locals up to their gills in cheap booze.

The bar is a fish out of water on its lonely stretch of San Fernando Road. Bordered by train tracks, surrounded on all sides by nameless light industrial warehouses, and accessible to the rest of the city only by a complicated negotiation of freeway off ramps and frontage roads. The bar itself, while it doesn’t seem to have a grill of any sort, does offer a weekly lineup of karaoke, live music, and open mic stand up comedy. Blessedly Wednesdays are reserved for hard drinking, but steel yourself for the drunks at the bar. Happy hour starts early in this part of town.

As usual, the casual debauchery starts around 9PM and gets really interesting by 10:00. Come for one drink, or stay for one too many. Bring anyone and everyone, and join us for a great time in the middle of the week. If you arrive early or late, look for the people having a damn good time (it’ll be us), or start having a damn good time on your own (we’ll find you).

Carpe Drink’em,

Travis, host

for The World Dive Bar Tour Executive Committee

“Truth is, I’ve always been thirsty.”
~Senior Ed Bloom, Big Fish (2003)

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