There are many notable things about Tam O'Shanter in Atwater Village. It's one of the very few Scottish restaurants in town (although some restaurant guide sites will list it under "Irish") and it is also the oldest restaurant in LA that's been constantly owned by a single family (established in 1922 by Lawry's). They were there when Atwater Village had nothing.
The beer list at Tam's is actually quite good as well, with the recently revamped bar. There are 11 beers on draft featuring Brouwerij West, Stone, Great Divide, etc, and quite a few bottled beers.
So, the trivia is done by filling out your answers in these papers each round. Eating LA and I had such a hard time with just the two of us on our team. I didn't get any of the sports questions right! Pat did much better with the music and film questions, but I was jut pretty much useless.
There are two teams who apparently go every week and they tend to take first and second place each time. Next time I'll bring a bigger and more well rounded team!
The Ale & Sandwich Bar area serves a different menu but you can still get items from the main dining room. I had the Toad in the Hole ($24)
Pat got the fish and chips ($18), which uses beer battered halibut.
I ordered some fries topped with Scotch Rarebit, a mixture of Cheddar cheese, Belhaven Scottish Ale and cayenne pepper
More cocktails: I also tried the Braveheart with Glenlivet, lemon, ginger, and honey ($11).
The Tam O'Shanter
2980 Los Feliz Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90039