The story of Big B’s Barbecue begins with Brian’s Original Sports Bar, where over the past three decades has been serving up beer and good times in Fullerton’s “Original Sports Bar. “
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, although small in size, 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.
In 1986, needing a more satisfying menu for his customers, 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.
Popular with CSUF students, business people and locals alike, you never know who you will find in this pair of establishments among locals. Dinning in, take-out, catering, or catching the big game with friends; we thank you for your loyal support and we look forward to seeing you soon!