And I said what about Pour House Pub Trivia? And she said Tuesday recap!

Pour House pub trivia‘s Tuesday hung with Holly Golightly, serving up some delicious Breakfast at Tiffany’s as part of our bevy of live trivia in Virginia and Maryland!

Read on to see the recaps, gang.

Capitol City Brewing Company – Arlington, VA

Tuesday night at Capitol City Brewing in Shirlington gave us a game filled with twists and turns, but one thing was steady: the performance of the Valley Girls (tonight playing as Fire Ants…I’m not sure of the connection).  They led wire-to-wire and were able to hold on to a victory even with a tightly-packed field at the top of the leaderboard.  Menace to Sobriety took second with the Capitol City Goofballs in third.  We’ve had SIX DIFFERENT WINNERS in seven weeks this season, so we’ll see if that trend continues next week when we begin with a question on ABBA! ~ Matt



Champion Billiards – Frederick, MD

So not bad, a couple Latin things popped up at Champions tonight, and I only had to spell one thing! Good thing too, as I think we all were lacking the patience of hearing me struggle. hehe.

I’ll learn how to pronounce her name if she wins the primary! For now I’m just sticking with Fiona. We had a bit of a bobble with the narrator question but it was a tough competition going in to our final. Wiser But Still Dead was neck and neck with Last Call, and they were both feeling pretty brave about a sports final.

Turns out they were brave with good cause and ended up in a head to head Cy young tiebreaker for first! Wiser but still dead was just a bit inside Last call and pulled 1st with a walk off home run. 2nd went to Last call and Thundercats waited Oh so patiently for their 3rd place win to be announced.

Thank you for giving me such a warm welcome back to Maryland, I’ll have to remember that cheat and I’ll ship you up to PA threat. Worked well. hehe. I’m headed home and to bed, enjoy your week and I will see you next tuesday when we start out with Death. Now isn’t that an excitingly broad category!




Cugini’s Restaurant – Poolesville, MD

Kudos to the writing team! We had a great final question that really moved the furniture in tonight’s game here at Cugini’s in Poolesville, and you could see the teams on their edge of their seats awaiting that last answer.

Here is how it finally came down:

Level 3 Booksellers in 1st

U Talkin to Me in 2nd

Drunk N Disorderly in 3rd

Our first category for next week is The House of Gryffindor, so brush up on your Harry Potter!

~ Ronnie

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Celebrity Bar and Grill, Hollywood Casino – Perryville, MD

It was really nice to see some faces that haven’t been in for a bit as well as a couple new ones in for live trivia at the Celebrity Bar & Grill last night!

One of the new teams even did so well they were last night’s winner! Our top 3 ended up looking like this: In 3rd, even if it was only one of them, it was good to see American Outlaws! In 2nd was, at least to me, a new team. They just hadn’t been in since before I took over hosting duties, Team Pumpernickel! Last night’s 1st place winner was a first time team who just crushed it: Team Kelly!!!

They also picked “Tom Hanks films” for next Tuesdays winners choice, and I hope to be seeing some of these new teams soon! See you next week at Celebrity Bar & Grill!!

~ Jon J

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Greene Turtle – Hagerstown, MD

The Green Turtle is the place to be! We shared the restaurant with the Smithsburg Little League Team raffle; great fun with a great cause. With more teams than we’ve ever had, we had a mean game of trivia. Welcome to the Awesomes, the Redheads, and the Walkers.

One of the best answers of the night: Steve Buscemi playing the part of Juliet. I really can’t wait to see that remake.

Rice Rice Baby draws third place, That’s a Niner took second, and Cotton Candy brought it home. Next week’s Winner’s Choice is an old standby: Islands of the World.

Monkey La La – Frederick, MD

This is your brain on La La live trivia night!


Our pub trivia crew gathered Tuesday night at Monkey La La for some fun and games (and beverages). And a fun Tuesday we had for sure! 6 teams battled it out for a bit over what I’ll call: “The Game with a Bunch of Names We Haven’t Heard in a While.” the likes of Michael Fassbender, Kurt Vonnegut, and of course, Roxette, made cameos Tuesday!

Congrats to our Top 3 crews who navigated their way through some tough terrain and earned a spot on the leader board!

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It was that final question that turned it around for a few of the teams! Good game everyone 🙂

Stop out next Tuesday night for some more fun. We kick that one off with a question in the category of The MLB World Series. Until then, I hope you have a great week. I will see you soon 🙂

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Orioles Nest #331 – Frederick, MD

Tonight was a solid example of a beautiful Fall day, with the weather changing, playoff baseball happening, and even the fun Halloween decorations all over the Orioles Nest in preparation for the next few weeks. We also had a birthday today (happy birthday Pat!) which added to the excitement of the game as well.

We started with a question about the British rock band Siouxsie and the Banshees and their first big hit song, Peek-a-Boo, which a handful of teams knew. After that was a question about words that end in “IFY” such as mummify, crucify, and ossify (really close to calcify if the qualifier about hardening ‘like bone’ wasn’t there). The next two questions just flew by, asking about the show Roseanne and those PSA’s about your brain on drugs, the ones where they smash the egg to represent your brain on drugs. We ended the first round asking about “The Lord’s Prayer” which is also known as the Pater Noster, which is Latin for Our Father.

The audio question for today’s game featured some cool piano covers, and we tweaked the format for the question just a tiny bit. Instead of asking for all the artists or all the song titles, we allowed teams to name either to get points, although they could only guess at one of the two for each. I liked the piano version “Whistle” by Flo Rida, I thought it sounded really cool. The Linkin Park song “In the End” was one as well, where the intro is already just piano, so that wasn’t much different. The piano for “Listen to Your Heart” by Roxette was pretty much the same as the normal version as well.

The Renaissance Man question that came next asked about the true Renaissance Man himself, Leonardo Da Vinci. Baseball awards was a question about the highest honor for a pitcher (other than the MVP of course) which is to win the Cy Young award, and asked about the first guy to win it, Don Newcombe. The U.S. History question that came next caused plenty of confusion when we asked what state Maine originally belonged to as the District of Maine before becoming a state. Plenty of teams made the unfortunate mistake of thinking the state that is next to Maine controlled it, which is New Hampshire, when actually it was controlled by Massachusetts, which sounds ridiculous.

Ending the round was a question about a 1961 film which is based on an American novella and is related to the song “Moon River” (which I don’t recognize) and the pop group Deep Blue Something (which I definitely DO recognize!), talking about Breakfast at Tiffany’s, which is also the name of DBS’s only hit song. Halftime was a page I wrote, asking about movies with numerical titles, as well as asking teams to match monsters to the authors who created them. I thought it was fun and the bottom half definitely fit with Halloween quickly creeping up on us.

The second half started with a question about Celebrity Siblings, asking about a famous person who was born with a stillborn twin brother in 1935, which apparently inspired the answer to become a star. A few teams were able to get to Elvis Presley, who apparently had this happen to him (poor Jesse). The geology question about pumice seemed to be a breeze for everyone, as we moved into a question about Actors and their Roles. This time we asked about somebody who was a member of the “X-Men” as well as portraying a bunch of real-life people in films, most recently Steve Jobs. Plenty of teams knew Michael Fassbender who played Magneto (he IS a member of the X-Men in First Class, technically!) and also knew he was going to portray Macbeth in an upcoming film, which sounds great.

The NBA question actually asked about one of the things they did at the All-Star game, when they played HORSE back in 2009 and 2010, as well as way back in 1978. Unfortunately nobody knew that Kevin Durant won both times they did it recently, as everybody thought either LeBron James or Kobe Bryant. Ending the round we asked about the author of Breakfast of Champions, Kurt Vonnegut, and about how he made a cameo in the comedy film Back to School, which a few teams knew.

Heading into the 6-4-2 question we had a three-way tie for second place, so pretty much anyone could still take down the victory. Tonight’s 6-4-2 had plenty of room for dirty jokes, as we talked about the tongue, although one of the clues was that the blue whale has the biggest “one of these” in the animal kingdom, which led to plenty of snickering from the teams while I was reading the question. Round four started with current events, asking about the top three Republican candidates who are all not career politicians. I was glad I was able to pronounce Carly Fiorina’s name correctly, as I barely know who she is, and of course also Dr. Ben Carson and Donald Trump, who are both quite the characters.

The Latin question that came next caused a bit of confusion, asking about a word which stems from the Latin word for “knowing”, giving examples such as Huck Finn, Ismael, and Holden Caulfield, with the answer we were looking for being the word ‘Narrator’. However, the word omniscient also generally fit the question, as it also stems from a Latin root for ‘knowledge’ and all those examples are omniscient narrators, leading to a successful challenge from a few teams.

I was impressed by how many teams knew a movie that Aaron Paul was in recently for the next question, asking about a three-word phrase that is also the name of a video game franchise made by Electronic Arts. Almost nobody even needed the Top Gun reference to get to “Need for Speed”. I was also shocked at how many teams knew the band Vertical Horizon for the next question, as I really only remember one song from them (in fact, I’m going to go listen to that right now!). Ending the round was Toy Ad Slogans, asking about the company with the slogan “Play. Laugh. Grow.” which most teams knew belongs to Fisher-Price.

Tonight’s final question was in an interesting category, as usually you don’t see sports in the final question. Either way, the final was in the category of The NFL and US States, and the question ended up stumping a large number of teams. The question asked for the most recent US State to become a State among the States that have at least 2 NFL teams, with this State earning statehood in 1850. Only a few teams ended up getting the correct answer of California, with several guesses of Missouri and Texas mixed in.

We also had a tie for second at the end of the game, although only between two teams. This time the tie ended up being between Black Steel and Ignorance is Bliss, with the tiebreaker asking how many LOSSES Cy Young had (he had 511 total wins!). Both teams guessed really low, with both being in the 150-200 region, but he had 316 losses (which is still a really high winning percentage, honestly).

Third place as a result of the tiebreaker went to Black Steel, who were slightly lower on their guess. Second place went to Ignorance is Bliss, who jumped several other teams to get to the tiebreaker with a correct answer. Winning tonight’s game, however, congrats going out to Book Club Babes with a win while holding the lead from start to finish. Congrats guys and gals! Next week we start with a question about Daniel Craig James Bond films, so go study up, and by that I mean watch Skyfall; that movie is really good! I’ll see you all again next week!

Until next time,

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Quincy’s South – Rockville, MD

Quincy’s welcomed us to yet another edition of Tuesday night PHT, and it was everything we’d hoped for! We laughed, we cried, we screamed, we listened to 90’s music! All in all, a great time! Uncle Jack was coming off of a win from last week, other teams gathering to attempt to bring down the trivia juggernauts!

Tonight’s question of the night was our 1960’s Films question. We’re talking about a specific film from 1961 based on the Truman Capote novella and prominently featured Henry Mancini’s “Moon River”. That film was of course Breakfast at Tiffany’s starring the lovely Audrey Hepburn as Holly Golighty and Mickey Rooney in one of the most racist roles of the 20th century. A memorable film indeed! For about half of our teams, that is. That question played about 50%, snagging the hopes and dreams of aspiring trivia teams would entrusted the 5 point bonus chip in their knowledge of the 1960 Cinema scene. What a shame indeed…

One team that DID get the film question was Uncle Jack, also the only team to get the 2 point bonus to go along with it when we asked “Who was the film’s director?” The astonished faces of that team showed me that it was merely a guess but they explained the guess to me a bit later and, I must say, it was quite an impressive pull. They went with Blake Edwards (first off, good pull, I’ve never heard of him), because he was a director from the time period; he also directed The Pink Panther. The theme to the Pink Panther was scored by Henry Mancini, who also did the song “Moon River” for B@T’s, so that connection led them into a WAG (wild-ass guess, for those curious). It worked in their favor, giving them a 2 point bonus and a 1 point lead going into the second half.

Their 1 point lead was also due to a scoring error on my end during the halftime page, which was negated just before the final question. They had originally led by 1 going into the final but I had to backtrack to fix a mistake in scoring prior to the second half and it squared them even with If We Lose, The Terrorists win. Tight game indeed, Catching Planes trailed by just 1 point in 3rd.

The final question played decently easy for the field, about 66% of teams coming up with the correct response, including both our leaders, who would go into a sudden death tie breaker. 3rd place was rounded out by The Big Fact Hunt who was able to jump into the money spot after missing a crucial 5 point bonus in the 2nd round. Closest to the losses of Cy Young would win this game. If We Lose went 520, Uncle Jack guessed 344. The answer 316 so Uncle Jack will win another in a CLOSE AND HEATED MATCH. Great game all, back in a week. COME BEAT UNCLE JACK. They on fiyah. Until then, guys 😉

1st Place: Uncle Jack
2nd Place: If We Lose, the Terrorists Win
3rd Place: The Big Fact Hunt

Next week: Back to the Future Part II

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Senor Tequila’s – Germantown, MD

Another game of Pour House Pub Trivia in the books for Senor Tequilas!

Highlights of the Night:

In “Wacky-Wordplay”: The IFY question pulled some very interesting
answers tonight. I won’t say them, but let’s just say they were

In “Are-Y’alls-Funny-Bones-Broken?”: I was on my game tonight with the
jokes and stories, and I couldn’t get a peep out of you guys! What’s a
poor live trivia host gotta do to get a chuckle out of you??

In “Questions-From-Hell”: The Celebrity Siblings question was a total
stumper tonight, and there were more than some quiet grumblings!
Writers, I’d be careful, they’re gonna be coming for you!

In third place tonight, the Red Hot Oompa Loompas!

In second place tonight, the Hobgoblins!

In first place tonight, the john Lithgow Fan Club!

Great game tonight guys! Next week we’re gonna start things off
Sherlock Holmes Stories! Books, not movies, which should be elementary
my Dear Watson 😉 Study up, and we’ll see you next week!

Until then,

Sherlock Holmes Pour House Pub Trivia MD

Tilted Kilt – Frederick, MD

With some new(er) teams joining us, we had a strong field of trivia junkies vying for the top spot. Would Duchess make it four in a row? Or can anyone stop them??

We learned all about “Your Brain on Drugs” (hint: if your brain hatches into a chick, you’re on LSD), the first ever Cy Young award, and the NBA All Star HORSE competition (seriously, this sounds better than regular basketball. Can they play this year-round?)

The questions got tougher, and teams began to bunch up in the second half. With a couple of crucial misses for big points, we were all but tied up heading into the final. A surprisingly tough NFL/Geography question met with only one correct answer, and with that, our final three were set. Taking third was Duchess, with DCH claiming second and Poovey Farms grabbing a well-deserved first place!

Poovey Farms has selected, Stephen Sondheim Musicals as next week’s first category. Thankfully, it’s not a “Nick Sings…” category!

Oh, and as a reminder, you should brace yourselves for the Star Wars Theme Game on December 11. I’m heading up the Host team, so if you manage to beat me and the rest of our hosts, you’ll win a bonus prize!!

See you next week!




Whole Foods – Ashburn, VA

It was a fun game of live trivia tonight, with several teams going back and forth (and some odd answers for the 6-4-2, you know who you are@) and a 2nd place tie breaker made for an exciting night!

1st Mini Van Mafia
2nd Jimmy’s Beard Scruff
3rd Squirrel Ipod Mini