Crayola questions on Tuesday with Pour House Pub Trivia!

Pour House pub trivia‘s Tuesday colored inside AND outside the lines with Crayola!

Of course, it wasn’t ALL about art supplies, we also played some rad recess games, like dodgeball.

Check it all out, would ya?

Capitol City Brewing Company – Arlington, VA

We’ve had a steady string on one-in-a-row victories at Capitol City Brewing Company in Shirlington, as no team has managed to repeat as our weekly champions.  The Capital City Goofballs were on a mission to keep this streak alive, and they almost ran away with tonight’s game.  They had a 12-point lead heading into the final question, and a correct response on the final sealed the deal.  The B-58s came so close to winning two in a row, but they had to settle for second.  Menace to Sobriety took third.  Next week, we’ll begin with a question on Lebanon!  ~ Matt



Champion Billiards – Frederick, MD

Champions on Tuesday is full of some seriously badass brains, who apparently Knuckle Down at red rover and dodgeball.

I just ask them questions from the podium, I’m safe on higher ground 😉 I know there were some chuckles about our Mouth Organ category, but you pulled your focus back together admirably and had a pretty damn good night over all! After all, my computer didn’t freeze this week, good times. Everyone had to be on their A game, myself included, as one good slip up would have been disastrous. The Crayola question doesn’t count since almost everyone biffed that one. Stupid crayons anyway- sharpies for life!

Out of our 21 teams tonight there emerged a top 3, and we didn’t even have any ties which was an unexpected plus. I figured we would be battling to the very end for those 3rd and 2nd places. Turned out that no one let the final throw them and we finished much the way we went in to it. Thundercats took 2nd, while They Hate us cuz they Anus pulled 2nd. Wiser but Still Dead were our shining stars tonight- they surged to the head of the pack early and just never looked back.

Great game to watch, you just didn’t falter and took 1st in handy fashion. Impressive. I have to say, I love how we go from a long drawn out category this week to the single word category for next week- Butter. Just Butter. That’s it. Butter.



Cugini’s Restaurant – Poolesville, MD

A few new faces out here at Cugini’s in Poolesville, great to see how much you folks like our game!

We had a few head scratching question for you all tonight, but many teams made up for it as we had approximately 90% or so of our teams nail that final. Great job!

Here are the results of our game:

MoMo in 1st

Level 3 Booksellers in 2nd

You Never Know in 3rd

Our first category for next week is Chuck Norris!

~ Ronnie

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Celebrity Bar and Grill, Hollywood Casino – Perryville, MD

There was a great battle for the 1st place spot tonight at Celebrity Bar & Grill! The back and forth of the top two teams lasted until the final question – in fact, there was only 10 points separating 1st and 3rd at the final! But in the end, this is what happened.

Finishing 3rd tonight was American Outlaws! In a tough back and forth game to finish 2nd was Jersey Shore! With a great second half they were able to take their second 1st place victory in a row: Ram Squad!!

They picked “Men in Black” (just the first film) for next Tuesday’s winner’s choice, so study up and come join us next week at the Celebrity Bar & Grill!!

~ Jon J


Greene Turtle – Hagerstown, MD

We had a great night at the Green Turtle on Tuesday with our biggest crowd yet.

Welcome to the Tribe, The Glory Days Chicks, the Spacers, C1-30 and Petro! With a harrowing final question on American literature, the Cobras made it to third. New team Petro got their first win in second, and the ever indomitable Cotton Candy brought home the trophy.

They chose Rivers of the World as the category for next week. See you all then!

– Sean Maher

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Monkey La La – Frederick, MD

Frederick, MD is the place to be for pub trivia on Tuesday nights! And Monkey La La spices up the Tuesday roster with its own flare! And we so need to expand into Intercourse, PA! Just cuz!


Our game Tuesday helped bring us all up to speed on Janet Jackson’s comings and goings, what’s coming up at the theater (can’t wait to see Trumbo), and brought back childhood nightmares getting attacked by Potuguese Man-o-War while collecting seashells – that’s prolly just me though.

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We also threw down what was one excellent game of trivia as well! Stink Floyd has been on a roll lately and put together a nice W against some tough competition. Wire to wire they went after slamming home a tough JAWS final! Congrats everyone on a great Top 3 finish!

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Next week we start it all off with a fan fav: Harry Potter (anything and everything). Hope to see you Tuesday at Monkey La La for that game. Until then have a wonderful week my friends and I will see you soon.


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Orioles Nest #331 – Frederick, MD

With Daylight Savings Time finally hitting us and pushing things back an hour, it felt like it got dark earlier than ever today, which combined with how cold it is starting to get, makes it really feel like winter is truly around the corner. I was glad to see so many people coming out tonight anyway to play a nice game of trivia that definitely had a bit more challenge than usual tonight. This game was close from start to finish, and featured several lead changes throughout.

Tonight’s game started out with a Breaking Bad question, which could also almost be a bit of a Spanish language question as well, since their made-up pest control company is called Vamanos, which basically means ‘let’s go!’ The next question was about biblical films, asking about movies that came out last year about Noah and Moses, which starred Russell Crowe and Christian Bale, respectively (Ben Kingsley was a popular wrong answer, and I believe he IS in the Moses film, but I think he’s somebody else). After that was a question about numbers in song titles, which I was impressed with how many teams did really well on this one.

Nickelodeon characters asked about Go Diego Go!, which featured Diego who is Dora the Explorer’s younger cousin. Ending the round was a psychology question which talked about the five stages of grief (denial, anger, bargaining, depression, and acceptance), which is known as the Kubler-Ross model.

The next round started with our audio question, this time in the category of harmonica covers, which was really something. Man, the harmonica might be one of the most irritating things to listen to, I am definitely not a fan. Shoes were next, asking about the style called mules. Brand name beverages was about the oldest major soft drink brand, which was Dr. Pepper, created in the 1880’s in Texas. I thought it was surprising we asked a question about the city of Intercourse, PA, even more so because one of the clues was how suggestive the name is.

Ending the first round and sending us into halftime was the MLB mascots question we asked about a character named Orbit, which is pretty obviously the Astros mascot. However, I was impressed with a few teams who knew that their original team name was the Colt .45s, which is an amazing name for a baseball team. I never expected a baseball team to be named that, and I wonder what their mascot would even be (I would hope it’d be Billy Dee Williams, but maybe that’s just me).

Tonight’s halftime page had teams answering the country that world landmarks are found in, as well as matching up fictional TV characters to their favorite foods. I was shocked how few teams knew that Kel Mitchell from the Nickelodeon show “Keenan and Kel” loved orange soda. I guess it’s just because I grew up with that show, it’s funny how that works sometimes.

Starting round three was where the fun started, with things getting much more difficult. The shared first name question was first, with only a few teams getting Coco Chanel’s real first name, as well as the name of Xena’s sidekick, and a former volleyball star, all of which were named Gabrielle. The next question about British history didn’t get much easier, this time asking about the theologian who wrote about a perfect society, and was executed by Henry VIII for opposing the annulment of the King’s first marriage (that’s a harsh punishment for sure) which was Thomas More.

Things got a bit easier for the rest of the round, with the Reality TV show asking about “The Amazing Race” which I’ve never even seen, even though they’re apparently in their 27th season. I was impressed with how many teams got the playground games question, knowing that the phrase “knuckle down” originated from the game marbles (which I didn’t even realize kids ever played on playgrounds, must be an age thing). Ending the round was a question about a female pop singer from Gary, Indiana, which I guess was enough of a clue that we were looking for Janet Jackson. Unfortunately, nobody knew her most recent album, Unbreakable.

Tonight’s 6-4-2 question apparently caused a bit of confusion, with a few teams forgetting that the question is almost always written in the 1st-person style. When I said ‘the most populous city of a neighboring state includes my name’ a few different teams thought I was saying the city had the name ‘Chad’ in it, which was definitely not what we were going for. The city I was actually talking about was Kansas City, with Kansas being the answer.

Starting the final round we got back to some difficulty, this time asking about war-time inspirations. We asked what war that each of three different creative works revolved around, asking about “The Red Badge of Courage”, “Guernica”, and “The English Patient”, which were based on the U.S. Civil War, the Spanish Civil War, and WWII respectively. American companies was a tough question, but ended up with a bunch of teams just guessing the answer right for low wagers, with the question asking about Crayola.

After that we asked about the movie “Trumbo” which is coming out this week in theaters, which is about a guy named Dalton Trumbo who gets blacklisted in Hollywood for being a Communist, and will be portrayed by Bryan Cranston, which is neat. I thought it was interesting to learn that the Portuguese man o’ war was not actually a jellyfish, even though it looks just like one. The last question in the round, three clues/one country ended up being tough for some teams after the first two clues, with most teams not realizing what countries were originally part of the Soviet Union. The final clue about Sasha Baron Cohen’s character Borat gave it away for most teams, however, with the answer being the glorious nation of Kazakhstan.

Heading into tonight’s final question we had a tie for first place AND a tie for third place, which meant we were potentially going to have a ridiculous tiebreaker scenario. However, thanks to some tricky wagering and a cool final question, we avoided that nightmare scenario. Tonight’s final was about 20th century American Literature, and talked about a book which had no title up until 20 minutes before deadline, with the author coming up with more than 100 different title ideas, the fun ones being “Leviathan Rising” and “The Beast of Shimmo”. I was impressed with how many teams tonight got the final answer of “Jaws”.

Third place tonight went to Black Steel who nailed the final to escape the tie for third. Second place went to Smarty Pants, who nailed the final as well but unfortunately dropped out of the tie due to some defensive wagering. Winning tonight’s game, congrats for the second week in a row to Fractured but Whole! Nice work! Next week we start with a question about the movie Idiocracy, so I will see you all then!

Until next time,


Quincy’s South – Rockville, MD

More Season 12 trivia action took place tonight at Quincy’s, where we had a PACKED HOUSE! I arrived a bit after the crowd moved in and every single tabletop was full and ready to LOCK IT IN for the game tonight. Very very great to see! We have ourselves a very competitive field as every team seems to be putting up crazy scores and getting lots and lots of questions correct. I don’t think we have a single bad team here, making this one of the most competitive venues that I have the luxury of hosting! Means a lot to me. Thanks guys.

Tonight’s question of the night was the Janet Jackson question. She’s been out of the game for a while but apparently has been making a triumphant comeback this month with a new album and some recent exposure. The most common wrong answer here was Gwen Stefani, who recently released “Used to Love You” from her upcoming third studio album. Obviously, not a bad guess if you didn’t know about Janet’s return. The only thing is that the question mentioned “Gary, Indiana” which should CLICK as “Jacksons”. Michael, Tito, Janet, Jermaine, all of the Jacksons hail from the small town of Gary, Indiana and any time it comes up, that should be where your brain goes. The best part about trivia night, to me anyway, is to learn the stuff you DON’T know, rather than showoff the stuff that you DO know. I hope this was a good opportunity to add some fun facts to your arsenal!

Tonight’s game had a LOT of 2 point bonus questions that went unanswered or played very difficult. The 2 point bonuses seemed to separate the teams much more than the 5 point bonus chip or the wager values. Those 2 point bonuses become a very crucial part of the game and it’s what makes the best teams as good as there are. Tonight, If We Lose, The Terrorists Win took FULL advantage of the 2 point bonuses and with that, they had the game LOCKED before the final question was even asked. A victory to them for that, congrats. 2nd place went to Uncle Jack, 3rd to Catching Planes. Good game all! See you in one week, keep up the competition. It’s been great.

1st Place: If We Lose, The Terrorists Win
2nd Place: Uncle Jack
3rd Place: Catching Planes

Next week: Triple 50/50 Sheldon or Leonard (Big Bang Theory)

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Senor Tequila’s – Germantown, MD

We had a wild night of Pour House Live Trivia at Senor Tequilas! New teams
mixed it up with house regulars for quite the crazy night!

Highlights of the Night:

In “The-Five-Steps-of-Trivia-Grief”: Kubler Ross was a tough pull for
the teams tonight, and it marked the beginning of tough nights for
several teams. Though I think several teams jumped straight to anger
or depression!

In “Color-Me-Shocked”: The Crayola question was just vague enough to
cause some serious problems, and no one had any idea of the original
company. Shocker!

In “Men-Of-War-Of-The-Countries”: Hunting for Portugal was more
difficult than I or many of my teams thought, as we had Australian and
American Men of War making appearances on the search!

The final was crucial tonight, and wagering correct was critical!

In third place tonight, Axl’s Doghouse!

In second place tonight, Hobgoblins!

In first place tonight, the John Lithgow Fan Club!

Great job everyone! Next week we’re gonna start with the TV show Parks
and Rec! Study up, and we’ll see you then!

Until then,

PARKS AND RECREATION -- Season: 5 -- Pictured: (l-r) Nick Offerman as Ron Swanson, Aubrey Plaza as April Ludgate, Aziz Ansari as Tom Haverford, Adam Scott as Ben Wyatt, Amy Poehler as Leslie Knope, Jim O'Heir as Jerry Gergich, Rashida Jones as Ann Perkins, Chris Pratt as Andy Dwyer, Retta as Donna Meagle, Rob Lowe as Chris Traeger -- (Photo by: Chris Haston/NBC)

Tilted Kilt – Frederick, MD

We had quite a battle this week, as teams brought their A-game (and a few new members) to our trivia competition. With Season XII’s House Champion still very much up for grabs, the battle for points is ON!

We learned all about the *ahem* working titles of Janet Jackson’s latest album, the questionable flavor of Dr. Pepper, and the five stages of grief (or death, according to one team…)

As the night continued, the field spread out, with teams beginning to pull away from the pack. But a hard fourth round really clustered the teams back up, and made for an exciting finish! After a rare TRIPLE tiebreaker, our final three were locked in.

Taking third was At Least We Tried, followed by Duchess in second and Dewey. Cheatem and Howe took down first! They selected, “The Martian” as next week’s first category, so take a trip over to the movie theatre (or the library, it is also a book…) and I’ll see you next week!



Whole Foods – Ashburn, VA

A great night of live trivia at whole foods. I have never heard that many people argue over windmills…but hey, what can you do. A close game all night but Without a clue pulled out their first win tonight!

1st Without a clue
2nd Mini Van Mafia
3rd Kttns

First category next week will be 18th century Scottish History. FREEEDOOOM!