Born to be Tuesday Trivia!

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On Tuesday, 192 teams showed up to play Pour House Trivia at one of our 20 locations.


Opening round offerings were a breeze for our teams. We visited Rochesters in New York and Minnesota, listened to some FDR fireside chats, and topped the charts with Anne Hathaway‘s rendition of I Dreamed a Dream from Les Miserables. After this round, 23 teams still had perfect scores.


We threw it all the way back to the 19th century for the audio question, which played a trio of John Philip Sousa musical pieces. Other topics in this round included the NFL’s Tennessee Titans, the geometric cube, and the grammatical ellipsis. Another successful round of questions saw 14 teams record all 36 points.


Fictional dogs and real-life anniversary gifts were the topics of the night on the halftime page. There were 32 perfect scores, but the average team recorded 16.6 points. Two teams found themselves just ahead of a third-place traffic jam at the halftime break:


As much as our teams cruised through the first half, Tuesday’s third round provided multiple speed bumps. We opened the second half with Three Clues about a certain NBA team:

  • From 1957 through 1961, this team reached the NBA Finals four times, but has failed to reach the Finals since.
  • Despite playing just four seasons with the team, Pistol Pete Maravich had his number 44 retired by this franchise.
  • Its career points record is held by a player nicknamed The Human Highlight Film.

While 8.8% of the field could name the Atlanta Hawks early enough for a two-point bonus, the overall wagering rate was down to 29%. Not to be outdone, we followed that up with this musical query:

  • As the first #1 hit for the Righteous Brothers, which 1964 song is considered to be the ultimate illustration of Phil Spector’s Wall of Sound recording technique?

Many teams went with Unchained Melody, which actually never reached the top of the chart; 27% were correct to name You’ve Lost That Lovin’ Feeling to earn their wager. The two toughest bonus chances were also found in this round. On a question about the most recent single-word TV series to win the Outstanding Drama Emmy, just seven teams named both Succession and Homeland. At the end of the round, a question about Juan Peron‘s ousting from Argentinian office saw five teams earn bonus points for knowing Peron fled to Paraguay afterward. As difficult as this round was, Los Liberators (Gentleman Jim’s) still put up a perfect score!


Before the last round, six teams earned all six points for naming the lion as the 6-4-2 subject. That initial clue went like this:

  • This is an animal species. A 13-year-old member of this species made international headlines when he passed away on July 1, 2015.

About 58% of the field went out on this first clue for thinking of Harambe and answering gorilla instead of the correct subject, Cecil the lion. As for the fourth round, we started off with topics such as The Grand Budapest Hotel‘s Monsieur Gustave, varieties of port wine, and the first book in The Baby-Sitters Club. The round’s last question took us to Africa:

  • Which three countries share a land border with Somalia?

Roughly 9.8% of our teams earned their bonus points for all three nations: EthiopiaKenya, and Djibouti. A quartet of teams earned perfect scores in this round: Dynamite (Union Mills), Miller Time (Solace Outpost FC), Way Off Base (Nighthawk), and Pho Q (Coach’s Corner). Before the final question, these were the highest scores:

FINAL QUESTION (29.69% success rate):

  • Better known by a different name, who was born as a German princess named Sophie Augusta Fredericka?

That princess grew up to become who we know now mostly as Catherine the Great (or Catherine II). Way Off Base (Nighthawk) was way on point in Tuesday’s game, as the only team to record a Perfect 21. At the end of the day, these teams led the field:


Cuginis Restaurant in Poolesville, MD: Crusty Broads  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: The Great (TV series))

Audacious Aleworks in Fairfax, VA: Don’t Bobert That Joint  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: German Food)

Audacious Aleworks in Falls Church, VA: Wayne Road Blues  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: James Bond Villains)

Upper Deck in Mount Airy, MD: 

Olney Winery in Olney, MD: Questioning Authority  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Sports Gambling)

Dudley’s Sport and Ale in Arlington, VA: Tit For Tat  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Samuel L. Jackson Films)

Ramparts Tavern & Grill in Arlington, VA: 

Solace Outpost – Falls Church in Falls Church, VA: Second Place  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Famous Second-Born Children)

Union Mills Public House in Frederick, MD: Run-By Fruiting  (FIRST CATEGORY AFTER HIATUS: Elle Fanning)

**NOTE: The game at Union Mills Public House is on hiatus until further notice.**

Distilled in Frederick, MD: The Gang Plays Bar Trivia  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia)

Antietam Brewery in Hagerstown, MD: Know It Ales  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Washington County Sports Hall of Fame)

Gentleman Jim’s in Gaithersburg, MD: Los Liberators  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Egg Preparation)

Nighthawk Pizza in Arlington, VA: Way Off Base  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Nebraska Cornhuskers Football)

Coach’s Corner Grill in Purcellville, VA: Pho Q  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Tombstone (film))

Solace Outpost – Navy Yard in Washington, DC: Nameless  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Texas Longhorns Football Players)

The Branch in Leesburg, VA: Blinded by the Wine  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Appetizers)

Lost Dog Cafe in Alexandria, VA: Smartinis  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Below Deck)

The Garden in Alexandria, VA: Underdogs  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: 1990s Alternative Rock)

Bukom Restaurant & Lounge in Washington, DC: Godoi  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Famous Deaths)

Rhodeside Grill in Arlington, VA: Judge Judy’s Ass  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Facts About Judge Judy)

Rebellion on the Pike in Arlington, VA: Campbell Forever  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Limerick, Ireland)