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Owner Troy Boyle sits at his bar on Monday, September 22nd. T. Boyle's Tavern has been open in Pasadena for 5 years this October. (Keely Ernst/Courier)
Owner Troy Boyle sits at his bar on Monday, September 22nd. T. Boyle’s Tavern has been open in Pasadena for 5 years this October. (Keely Ernst/Courier)

Located in a quaint alley a block off Lake Avenue T. Boyles Tavern will mark its fifth anniversary this October.

The building has been a bar dating back to the 70s and has previously been known as Handlebars and Toe’s Tavern. Now called T. Boyles, named after owner Troy Boyle, the tavern offers 21 beers on tap, a variety of craft beers and a recently expanded kitchen that offers pub food.

With football season emerging, fans can enjoy the game from any of the 13 flat screens and a jumbo big screen fully equipped with the NFL Package.

“Sports brings people in,” said Boyle, who is a sports enthusiast himself.

Patrons can chow down on some brunch while watching college football on Saturdays or enjoy some fish n’ chips for Monday Night Football.

Not a sports fan? No problem! The bar offers some fun twice-a-week for Trivia Night. The event is organized by Action Trivia, a live team trivia quiz held at bars on a weekly basis in Los Angeles and the Southern California region, according to their website.

This trivial event started off as a weekly event each Tuesday, but the growing popularity of it led Boyle to expand it to Sundays as well. The two-hour event usually consists of five to seven rounds, with questions pulled from themes like pop culture, history, and of course sports. Teams accumulate points each round depending on how many questions your team answers successfully, with each round getting progressively harder.

As the game comes to its final round and all the points are in and tallied up the bar floods with cheers and toasts as the winning team in announced. It’s free to play and prizes are awarded to the triumphant teams, ranging anywhere from a huge platter of nachos to a pitcher of beer.

On Friday, the 80s flashback band Past Action Heroes will perform for patrons who pay a $5 cover charge.

The bar also has pool tables, a dart board and a shuffle board table in the upstairs mezzanine that overlooks the bar. And with each visit you can check out a digital monitor that counts down the days until Saint Patrick’s Day.

 

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