BINGO! Pour House Pub Trivia Tuesday!

Pour House pub trivia‘s Tuesday saw a little bit of Bingo and the opening of a new venue – Whole Foods, Ashburn!

It’s always fun to add a new member to the Pour House Trivia family!

Check out Whole Foods and all our venues below, gang.

Capitol City Brewing Company – Arlington, VA

Another great crowd at Capitol City Brewing in Shirlington, including a few teams who I had not seen in several weeks.  All told, 13 teams piled in for a great game of trivia.  The first three rounds led to up to a TOUGH final round, that allowed for a little separation between the field.  The final was quite interesting, as only a few teams were able to come up with the correct response.  One of those teams were the Capital Hillbillies (tonight playing as “We Have Assumed Control”), followed by Dentists Without Borders in second.  Third place went to Gone Squatchin’ as they were one of the few teams to hit that final answer correctly.  Not bad for a duo!  Technically, they took home the first place prize, as they were the only team among our top three within the legal size limit.  So, they cashed in quite nicely.  Next week, we’ll begin with a question on the music of James Bond (other than Adele).  ~ Matt



Champion Billiards – Frederick, MD

Stepping into another host’s shoes is always daunting, and Champions
is no exception! But we put tonight’s game of Pour House Trivia in the
books with style! Even with Sam not being there!

Highlights of the Night:

In “Holy-High-Score-Batman”: When it comes to the Puzzle Page, one or two 20s is a rare but welcome commodity. Seven 20s however is crazy!  Halfway through I knew the game was gonna be a doozy.

In “6-4-2-From-Hell”: When the vast majority of teams need the 2 point clue for the 6-4-2 you know it’s a tough one! Congrats to those who got 6s and 4s!

In “4th-Quarter-Nose-Dive”: The last round took a serious toll on most of the teams which set up quite the interesting final.  Once again it was strategic wagers that made the difference!

Honorable Mention goes to Jungle Fever, who took third place but had too many players to cash in.

Third place goes to Big Test Icicles!

Second place goes to Wiser But Still Dead!

First place goes to Crystal Methodists!  Congrats to the top three teams! A well played game! Crystal Methodists has chosen Forrest Gump for next week’s winner’s choice category.  Should be a fun one! Thanks for being patient with me guys! Just make sure to give Sam hell as soon as you can 😉

Until next time,

Forrest Gump Pub trivia category MD

Cugini’s Restaurant – Poolesville, MD

Man tonight’s episode of PHT here at Cugini’s could best be described as a Mad Men board meeting – ties were everywhere!

We had a tiebreaker for 1st, and a three way tie for 3rd, which surprisingly enough does not happen very often. After all the breaking was done, here is how it went down:

MoMo in 1st

Never Gets to Pick 1st Category in 2nd

Level 3 Booksellers in 3rd

Our first category for next week is The Who.

~ Ronnie

The Who Trivia Pour House Pub Trivia Maryland

Hollywood Casino – Perryville, MD

One team pretty much dominated the game last night at the Celebrity Bar & Grill for trivia. They had the lead after round 1 and just kept extending it more and more after each round!

Finishing in 3rd last night was I’m Just Making This Up As I Go Along! In 2nd was a team that hadn’t been in for a while, the Browns!! Back in the top spot with a vengeance was American Outlaws!!

They picked “Bourbon” for next Tuesdays winners choice so study up and get to Celebrity Bar & Grill sometime and have some fun!!

– Jon J

Monkey La La – Frederick, MD

It certainly was a HOT one at trivia tonight at La La. And we all experienced the rare state of brain melt! Yup…ya heard of brain freeze? Well we did the opposite last night! And it was a ton of fun! When we sizzle our synapses a smidgeon it produces a dirty little euphoria that was quite refreshing – and very jiving with bar trivia!

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Thanks for comign out everyone. We are getting near the final turn of the Summer Fling and the games are getting intense! The first half Tuesday was a nice little thing. The second half, however, had monstrous moments! Rhododendron and Woodwinds come to mind! And oh…that final! Sigourney FTW baby! We had to do a quick tie-breaker to decide the Top 3 as it was so close. And after the dust settled, the Top 3 looked like this:


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Good ame everyone. Next week we kick off with a fun one: Triple 50-50: Film Quotes Alien or Ghostbusters? H…I love it!

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Until then my friends…have a great week and weekend and I’ll see you back at the rally point next Tuesday night! Be well! DG 🙂


Orioles Nest #331 – Frederick, MD

Today’s game started out with what is quickly becoming a common theme in my games. Question one had me singing a song by Mumford and Sons, a band that last week’s winners, One Crow Short of a Murder, seem to love, although I can’t really stand them. Either way, the question went fine, even though I did have to censor a bit of the song to make it PG. The first half went by pretty quickly, with most teams doing very well. I was impressed with how many teams knew what Alpo was, since I’d never heard of it. We also had an audio question with a very intimidating category name, but the actual question wasn’t so bad.

Onto halftime, where most teams did very well on the Tom Hanks films, and matching the celebrity to the music video they appeared in, something I thought would be extremely difficult, wasn’t so bad for most of the teams. The game was pretty close at this point, and it was definitely anybody’s game. Round three started with a tough 3 clues/1 celebrity question, with nobody getting BIlly Bob Thornton until the third clue, saying that he won an Oscar for Slingblade. The rest of the round went pretty well, and the Rottweiler question proved to be tricky for a few teams, getting it mixed up with Doberman. Round four we had a question about NFL draft busts, specifically JaMarcus Russell, who was particularly terrible for the Raiders when he was drafted out of LSU. That guy had so much talent, but he clearly didn’t even care. Also, the question about rhododendrons (which are apparently the national flower of Nepal) was tough, with most teams guessing chrysanthemum, which is the flower of Japan. Only one team even guessed right, but nobody could spell it correctly.

Tonight’s final provided some drama because it ended up being rather tough. However, no teams got it right (although some teams got super close!) with the answer being Sigourney Weaver getting her stage name from a (VERY) minor character in The Great Gatsby. Taking third place tonight was What Happened to the Dufresnes??, making a return appearance. Second place went to the Smarty Pants, who either held the lead or were close for most of the game. Winning tonight, however, was One Crow Short of a Murder, making that a repeat performance. Congrats! Next week we start off with a question about the 2015 NHL Playoffs, so that should be fun. I’ll see you all again next week!

Until next time,

Stanley Cup Pub Trivia Category Maryland


Tilted Kilt – Frederick, MD

We had an exciting game, full of leaderboard switch-ups and surprising answers. Some highly competitive teams brought their A-game, and the intensity was palpable – well, ok, maybe not, but at least we had some laughs!!

Teams experienced quite a few ups and downs, breezing through some questions while really struggling on others. Also, any time every team gives me the same WRONG answer, I have to double and triple check, because you guys make me doubt myself!! Still, woodwinds are the top of an orchestral notation, not the unanimous decision that was “Strings”.

As we drew closer to the final, the lead changed hands countless times in the fourth round alone! With a SEXTUPLE STUMPER for a final, our top three were locked in. In third, the NoTalent Rummies end their streak after two. In second, a team new to the Kilt but apparently and old hat at PHT, Norfolk & Chance. In first this week was FnQ, who’ve selected The Big Bang Theory as next week’s first category. Great job!

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See you next week!


Whole Foods – Ashburn, VA

What a great first night at Whole Foods in Leesburg-The teams waited patiently as their rookie host figured everything out, but a good time was had by all! Mario of Nintendo fames last name seemed to trip people up (some thought it was Lopez) but nearly everyone knew that the Mystery Machine was the way Scooby Doo got around! I look forward to the future of this venue!

1st Our Drinking team has a Trivia Problem
2nd Donald Trump’s Speach Writers
3rd T+C Music Factory

First Category next week is Professional Wrestling finishing moves!


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Quincy’s South – Rockville, MD

TRIVI-AAAAAHHHHHHHHHH!!! Yes, it was a thing tonight. We played, we had fun, we learned, we quizzed, we drank, we ate. Great times were had by all. A couple of notable questions tonight, all of which popped up in round 4. Our A+B=C played difficult, teams finding out that they knew less about the game of BINGO than they thought. Yes, each letter includes a total of 15 numbers, all the way up to 75!

Ever played in an orchestra? Well, apparently I wasn’t the only one. We went 0- on the “woodwinds” question. The national flower of Nepal. Deep botany cuts here… Rhododendron. Grats to those of you who made it through round 4 unscathed. It was a doosy (not to be confused with “Doose”, of Gilmore Girls fame [he owns the market and is the annoying guy who runs the town meetings]). Going into the final, The Big Fact Hunt held the lead with Uncle Jack and Bazinga trailing them.

No one got the final right (now I have to re-read Gatsby to figure out who “Sigourney” is.) so it came down to the bets. Big Fact Hunt ends up in 3rd tonight. 2nd place goes to Catching Planes, who benefited from the zero wager. Your winners tonight, with a low bet, is Uncle Jack! Great game all! Back in a week, check out the newsletter!

1st Place: Uncle Jack
2nd Place: Catching Planes
3rd Place: The Big Fact Hunt

Next week’s category: Caddyshack

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