For almost four decades, Brian’s Original Sports Bar has been serving up beer and good times in abundance. Opened in the “early Reagan” years as a tavern with a difference, owner Brian Fairley blended what he learned at Marie Callender’s and other restaurants to make a “beer bar” that is clean, fun, and provided its customers LOTS to do. Brian’s was an immediate success, among the largest beer selling bars in Orange County.
Bus trips to professional sports, close ties with CSUF sports, in-house pool tournaments, dart tournaments, over-the-line, three on three basketball, ski trips and golf tournaments gave its loyal customers a reason to drink beer as well as a great place to do so.
A couple years later, Fairley opened up the Laundromat a couple doors down. Running lights into the bar to tell thirsty patrons that their clothes were dry, was convenient and led to some friendly gambling as to which light may or may not go on among our regulars, the notorious “round table.”
In 1986 Brian converted the space next door into Big B’s Barbecue. Tasty comfort food at reasonable prices, grew what was a tavern into a popular place to eat. Today, Big B’s is also a very popular catering company providing great bbq to events large and small.
Brian and his wife Liz, operate the businesses with the help of long serving employees, many of which have as much as two decades of service.
Recent improvements have made the Brian’s experience even better, while retaining all the old flavor of this well seasoned bar. Popular with CSUF students, business people and locals alike, you never know who you will find in Brian’s very friendly environment. Brian, Liz and our bartenders thank you for your loyal support and we look forward to seeing you soon!