Cold Tuesday Outside, Hot Trivia Inside!

Brrrrr… Man, that wind cut right through you! So many teams joined up around the region, Ol’ man Wiinter’s attempt to keep the bars empty never stood a chance! We are giving him a nod thought and moving layoffs from Saturday to Sunday this weekend. When there’s a blizzard warning, we take it seriously. Same venues, same times, just a different day..  Tuesday night is our focus in this blog post though, so let’s see hwo they shaped up.

Whole Foods in Ashburn, Va

A great night at Whole Foods, with many of the teams only being separated by a few points. While they were neck and neck with each answer, it was a crazy finish where Mini Van Mafia beat out Pi by one point! Not only did they take top billing tonight, but they are our House Champions for Season XII!! Congratulations!

1st Mini Van Mafia

2nd Pi


3rd The Dark Side

Next week winter is coming in more ways than one, because next week we are doing the book series “A Song of Ice and Fire” see you then!




Capitol City Brewing in Arlington, Va

Another great night of trivia at Captiol City Brewing Company in Arlington.   The capital Hillbillies closed out Season XII on a great run with SIX straight wins!  They are primed for a World Series run!

Second place went to Gus Polinski & the Kenosha Kickers, with Capitol City Goofballs rounding out the top three.

Next week, we’ll start with ‘Stupid Answers’ (a reference to the real-life “Jeopardy!” category of the same name) ~ Matt



Champion’s in Frederick, Md

Ovechkin! O-Vech-kin! Or Over checkin. Tomato, toe-mato 😉 Well, there’s a reason so many of you enjoy hanging out with me all these nights and it’s not just my stunning beauty. Keep up the heckling and I will retract the whole spelling doesn’t count thing… then we will see how many of you are happy with answers like Jaromír Jágr! 

We were in fine form tonight as 19 teams battled it out at Champions, once we got over the slight confusion of where in the game the 246 is played.. Yeah, it was one of those nights. Was also an excellent question night! Had teams thanking me for the Masters of the Universe question, cursing me for the NFL half time and funny enough everyone ended up craving a sloppy joe by the end of the night.

I really liked tonight’s final. Made you think, most of you were still too brain frozen to make the jump and only a couple teams hung on to that Weather Channel answer. Once the last wave was crested, it was Thundercats in 3rd. Comfortably Dum in 2nd and Hate us cuze they Anus was back in 1st! Nice job guys, can’t wait to see what ruckus you all kick up in the playoffs on Sunday. Next week we will meet up for a first question on the British Invasion. Music, not hostile takeover.

So Wiser but Still Dead were out of the top 3 tonight, but that is not their usual story- Many congratulations on making it to House Champions for Season XII! Go forth and do battle in the WS, for the pride of Champions Tuesdays!  ~Samantha


Cugini’s in Poolesville, Md

Well not quite as cold as yesterday but we are right in there close tonight, game was certainly heated as these folks are COMPETITIVE! Congrats to U Talking to Me as House Champions for Season 12 at Cugini’s, great job! Remember that the weather has altered the playoffs and pub crawl so keep and eye on the website and Facebook for any and all updates.

Here are the results of tonight’s game:

U Talking to Me in 1st

Lightfoot in 2nd

Drunk n Disorderly in 3rd

Our first category for next week is 2016 Oscar Nominations! ~ Ronnie

Orioles Nest #331 in Frederick, Md

The house championship came down to the very last game of the season, as we had a handful of teams that were within a few points of each other, making it way too close to call.  The game ended up coming down to the final as well, as things were pretty close throughout the game too.

We opened up with a David Bowie audio question where we asked for the names of different people who were performing in duets with Bowie. It ended up being pretty tough, with only a handful getting two of them, and one team getting all three.  I was also impressed with how many teams knew Mr. Bojangles Robinson from the movies with Shirley Temple.

The second round opened with another audio question, this time about songs with ‘occupational’ names. A few teams got tripped up by the Lady Gaga song ‘Paparazzi’, as well as ‘Dr. Feelgood’.  One of the tougher questions of the night belonged to chemical elements which asked about an element that is sometimes mistaken for Magnesium, mostly because of the similar names, which is Manganese.

Halftime featured Morgan Freeman films, as well as matching NFL players to the record that they broke. Most teams did really well, although a few were ready to curse my name!  The second half opened up with a question about the ‘Masters of the Universe’, which I’m shocked was actually a He-Man question, as I was absolutely prepared for that to be a play on words.  That question ended up being a tough a one too.

The third round also had a mountain question which asked about two different mountains that are both named Mount Olympus. The final round opened with a question about The United States of Tara, which featured a character with dissociative identity disorder (formerly multiple personality disorder).  The number question ended up being one that a bunch of teams got right, but were extremely unconfident about their answers, with another team wanting to curse me (before they got it right too!).

We even asked about Jaromir Jagr, who is still playing in the NHL at 43 years old, which is amazing. The last question of the round asked about Batman’s pet dog, as well as a character voiced by Stephen Colbert, which is Ace of the Ambiguously Gay Duo, with his partner Gary.

The final question tonight asked about a TV Network which aired its first ever feature film, which was The Perfect Storm, in 2009. The answer ended up being The Weather Channel, with about half the teams getting it. Third place tonight went to the Smarty Pants. Second place went to Fractured But Whole. Winning tonight (and the House Championship!) congrats to Black Steel! Next week we start with a 3-part audio 90’s cartoon theme song question, so study up! I’ll see you all again next week!

Until next time,



Tilted Kilt in Frederick, Md

We finished off the regular season with a photo finish at Tilted Kilt. We officially declared the TK House Champion for Season XII to be Poovey Farms! We congratulated the rest of our teams who will be joining them in the post-season, and wish all of them the best of luck at both playoffs and World Series! But the season wasn’t over yet, and we had one more set of trivia questions before the finish line. Teams were asked all about “The Masters of the Universe”, Data’s evil twin and the great Jaromir Jagr (who is not Data’s evil twin).

We eventually reached our final, with teams still close. Some strategic betting later, we had our winners. In third, and headed to playoffs was Duchess! Second, our House Champions Poovey Farms, and in first was returning team Dewey, Cheatum and Howe! They spent the season racking up multi-venue points, so they too will be headed to World Series XII.



DCH has chosen the NASA satellite, “Orbiting Carbon Observatory” as next week’s first category. Where’s Data when you need him?!?


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See you next week, for our pre-season opener!




Senor Tequilla’s in Germantown, Md


We finished season 12 of Pour House Trivia at Senor Tequilas in style tonight, with a hot shot bunch of newbies testing the waters against some ferocious veterans. It was interesting to say the least!

Highlights of the Night:

In “Sandwich-101”: Messy sandwich guys. Messy. You can’t get much messier than Sloppy Joes. How did some of y’all not get to that point? I’m with you on  Key West though, I’ve been there and I’m not aware of this place, so no issue there. Still though, come on!

In “That-Sounds-Awful-And- Delicious”: Why would you ever name a drink after a liquid you should NEVER drink?! Who’s idea was that?! I don’t care if it’s blue, NO! But seriously, blue curacao in a martini sounds good…

In “Adventures-In-Spelling”: Jaromir Jagr is one of those names that makes me glad that we have our “spelling doesn’t count except for spelling questions” rule, because I received some fantastic spellings tonight! So many Ys and Es and other great letters!

After a stumper on the final, the podium was pretty much set.

In third place tonight, It’s Warmer in Canada!


In second place tonight, Hobgoblins!

In first place tonight, the John Lithgow Fan Club!


Great game everyone and a great end to Season 12! Next week we’ll kick things off with LA Landmarks! Study up, and we’ll see you next time!


Until then,





Monkey Lala’s in Frederick, Md

What a fun night of trivia at the La La Tuesday night! New teams, veteran teams and some return teams came out and threw down! A lot of shots were taken – both the sarcastic type and the liquid type 🙂 And we got loose. Fun, fun times for sure. Thanks for coming out and playing everyone! Hope you enjoyed…

Noreaster? I hardly know her! Sloppy Joe and Yip Yip. Windex shooters! It was a night! 
And an incredible Season 12 wrap up game! I’d like to thank you all for coming out and playing this season. Can’t wait to see you all in Hagerstown next weekend for the finals! And remember the Playoffs and Pub Crawl have been moved to SUNDAY JANUARY 24TH – same times and same bars. 
Congrats to our Season 12 House Champion and tonights winner, Stink Floyd! Great season ladies and gents! Good luck in the post!
And in a very close finish, a tie-breaker to be exact, our 2 spot went to…

And the final Season 12 Top 3 spot goes to…

Good stuff everyone!
Thank you again for a great season of pub trivia at our favorite Tuesday night spot. Hope to see you all next week for our pre-SEASON 13 gig. We will start it off with “Fictional Spaceships” on that fine evening! Stay warm this weekend…
See you Sunday at Pub Crawl 🙂 DG

Quincy’s in Rockville, Md

A RAGER tonight at Quincy’s as we eclipse the double digit team mark tonight! I guess the FREEZING COLD has an upside; everyone wants to come play trivia with me! We had a big crowd of regulars, newcomers, and recent teams all join us tonight to try to claim the title as tonight’s winner! Big Ole Balls took it down last week.. Would they repeat that? Find out in about 40 seconds!
Tonight we announced our house champions as Uncle Jack! The most consistent team to place, show up, and generally make all the other teams wish they’d study the encyclopedia, Uncle Jack has been putting on a Quincy’s clinic (or a “Quinic”, if you will) for a few months now. Tonight was no different as Uncle Jack proved why they were the House Champs, holding a strong lead at half time.
Tonight’s question of the night goes to our Mountains question. The second tallest on the Balkan, a same named mountain is the tallest on Cyprus. The Balkans are predominantly Greece so if you went with the “let’s pick a Greek mountain!” you may have lucked into Mount Olympus. About half the teams picking up points but the wagers were low so it may have been a desperation “WECIB” (what else could it be?).
Going into the final, Uncle Jack did not let up, holding a 5 point lead over 2nd place. Second place was If we Lose, the Terrorists Win, who held 5 points on the 3rd place team. The final was a good one tonight, playing about 50% among the teams. Teams that nailed it would be rewarded so here are your standings: Uncle Jack gets it right and takes down the game and the house championship on the same night! Way to close out the season! Good luck next week in the World Series! 2nd place went to Rock the Cash Bar who jumped up quite a bit with a correct response! First time placing in the top 3 for them in a while, great showing tonight! 3rd place goes to Big Ole Balls, who were last week’s champions. A decent finish for them despite a meltdown on the first question of Round One, missing a big wager and their 5 bonus chip!
That wraps up the game and the Season! Next week trivia is STILL ON! Come join us for some good ole fashioned trivia. Same prizes, same fun, and the last chance you’ll have to prep before the World Series! Good luck to everyone! See ya soon!
1st Place:     Uncle Jack
2nd Place:    Rock the Cash Bar
3rd Place:     Big Ole Balls
Next week:    Newsies