00000 - 00000 of 00000
00,000 of 00,000
The drink is the thing at Famous Bar. You may not find the ambitious pre-Prohibition cocktails that everyone and their mother is trying to do these days, but you will find a solid menu of martinis, margs, shots, cocktails and (oh yeah!) kick-ass, multiple-award-winning bloody marys. The Famous Bar is designed for drinking and flirting and laughing and dancing. And by punning on the name of the long-lost department store just a few blocks down the street, the Famous Bar achieves genius.
Welcome to Girl Walks Into a Bar, a weekly Gut Check feature that spotlights local bars and bartenders. This week, Sarah Baraba profiles the Famous Bar's Flynn Snider. Below is a Q&A with Snider, foll... More »
Our grandparents' generation was a bunch of drunks, apparently, and the proof is in the movies: In every living room there's a trolley bar with a decanter of scotch on top. Maybe it was nuclear malaise, the Hush Puppies or all that aerosol... More »
There's no denying that the minute you grab the pool cue, a certain feeling of utter coolness comes over you. You are slick and smooth, your moves are calculated and your face serious, with a snarled lip and one keen, squinting eye to intimidate your opponents. Why not play on a table that matches? The Famous Bar offers just that -- the dark, wooden arches and elegant bar give the room a Rat Pack feel, making you want to order a high ball and adopt an old-timey accent. Then possibly... More »
It only looks like a dive bar from the outside. Inside, the Famous Bar is a gem -- a subtly stylish, perfectly lit paradise where they mix a mean cocktail without an inch of pretension. And there's simply no better drink to try here than the classic "Famous Bloody Mary." No premixed Zing Zang here; you can watch the bartender carefully pour the vodka, tomato juice, Worcestershire sauce, Tabasco and beef bullion, accented with celery salt, fresh cracked pepper, lime and a big ol' stalk... More »
Whether a martini is shaken or stirred, it must be poured snap-frost cold, but not so cold that the faintest film of ice doesn't dissolve with the first sip. Olives should be no larger or smaller than a healthy grape, and -- this is vital -- the bartender must comprehend the difference between dry and wet without Googling it on his iPhone. If you're looking for a perfectly chilled, fulsome martini in a handsome drinking establishment, the always-dependable Famous Bar has mastered... More »
With all due respect to the mangotinis, appletinis, guavatinis, melontinis and white-chocolate-double-truffle-cherrytinis out there, when it comes to the art of the martini, less is more. All the fancy ingredient lists and oddly colored gourmet liquors have failed to improve upon the classic martini. They all have their charms, but they all leave you feeling a little let down. That's because dammit, they're not martinis. A martini requires only a short list of simple, quality ingredients and... More »
Ah, the martini. The name alone conjures up an air of old-fashioned sophistication, a stylish civility that ignores fashion. The only problem with such an elegant, effortless drink is the fact that a good one is just so damned hard to find. Thus, in the spirit of improving your life the best way we know how (i.e., with booze), we direct you to the Famous Bar. Long known as the Famous Martini Bar, this small piece of Eden has carved out a niche as a south-city landmark. We could sing the... More »
If beer is food, then a bloody mary is a full-course meal, and there's no better place to get your liquid square than the Famous Bar. The bloodys here take center stage, as a chalkboard behind the bar lists the standards. There's the classic Famous bloody, served with the traditional slice of lime and celery stalk; the dirty bloody, garnished with olives and extra olive juice; the bloody Caesar, mixed with clam juice; the bloody bull, which includes a nip of beef broth; and the Cajun bloody,... More »
Ah, the martini. The name alone conjures up an air of old-fashioned sophistication, a stylish civility that ignores fashion. The only problem with such an elegant, effortless drink is the fact that a good one is just so damned hard to find. Thus, in the spirit of improving your life the best way we know how (i.e., with booze), we direct you to the Famous Bar. Long known as the Famous Martini Bar, this small piece of Eden has carved out a niche as a south-city landmark. We could sing the praises of the antique wooden bar, or linger on the smoky ambiance that seems almost too good to be true, or take note of the well-coiffed crowd that packs the joint on a nightly basis. But let's just have a drink, shall we? The Famous Bar features an impressive array of delights served in conical glasses by staffers who wear ties and know what they're doing. You've got your White Chocolate 'Tini, your Pomegranate Martini, your blue ones, green ones and every shade in between ones. But the greatest of them all remains the original. The classic, the king. The gin martini. In this case, the Bombay Sapphire gin martini. Only two ingredients and a garnish, and it's everything you could ever ask for. The Famous Bar's martini is a triumph of simplicity, a paean to balance, a soliloquy on all that should be and nothing more. You know what? All this extolling has made us thirsty. Before we utter another adjective, we need a drink. Guess what we'll be having.
The ambiance of this great martini bar is classy but casual. The martini list is great as well as a quality beer menu. On the weekends there is live music an a cover. Great place to enjoy good drinks with friends.
Find everything you're looking for in your city
Find the best happy hour deals in your city
Get today's exclusive deals at savings of anywhere from 50-90%
Check out the hottest list of places and things to do around your city