Hitting the Road With Monday Trivia!

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We welcomed our second DC venue to the PHT family on Monday night, as host Elliot began our tenure at Aslin Beer Co at Logan Circle.  Overall, twelve locations and 123 total teams started their week off with an evening game of Pour House Trivia on Monday, including 19 teams that played at William Jeffrey’s Tavern in Arlington.


The game began pretty successfully with a three-parter on words that start with double vowels, the protractor angle measurement tool, and Club Green, the official fan club of the NBA’s Boston Celtics. However, the round concluded with the most difficult wagering question of the first half:

  • Which U. S. state is home to the Grand Strand, a 60-mile stretch of coastline featuring hundreds of beachside hotels?

South Carolina was named by 52% of the field for wagering credit, while a round-low 40% of teams earned bonus points for knowing Nikki Haley is the only woman to have served as governor of the state. Perfect first-round scores were recorded by 11 teams.


A trio of songs with amusement park-themed titles comprised Monday’s audio question, and ended up being the hardest bonus chance of the first half with 19% of teams knowing all three song titles. After questions on diplomat Henry Kissinger, book-turned-film-turned-TV-series Friday Night Lights, and Henry Bessemer’s process to turn iron into steel, we ended the round with its toughest wagering query:

  • Depicting a somewhat fictionalized version of Marilyn Monroe’s career, which upcoming film sparked controversy upon receiving an NC-17 rating? Name the film or its lead actress for your wager.

Roughly 63% of our teams named either the title, Blonde, or its lead actress, Ana de Armas; 35% had both right answers for bonus points. There were eight perfect team scores in this round.


For Monday’s halftime sheet, teams had to name films with numerical titles and match current world leaders to their respective country. A rare 21-point halftime sheet ended up with, coincidentally enough, 21 teams earning perfect scores and an average score of 16.4 points. With that extra halftime point available, we had a rare 93-point perfecto at the intermission:

  • Lowered Expectations (Quincy’s): 93
  • Legalized Gambling (DRP): 92
  • Hipster Fashion Consultants (DRP): 92
  • Cheddar Biscuits (Mark’s): 91
  • Cobra Kai (DRP): 90
  • PTA Rejects (Ragtime): 90


Monday’s third round provided a back-to-back tough run to kick things off. First up was this Disney question:

  • Both named for historic French figures, what were the names of the two hound dogs from the animated Disney film The Aristocats?

While 70% of the field named either Napoleon or Lafayette for wagering credit, just 7.6% had both answers for what resulted in the lowest bonus-point success rate of the night. After that, we had the toughest wagering question on Monday:

  • Representing charm, beauty, and goodwill, the Charities are a trio of Greek goddesses also known by which collective six-letter name?

About one-fifth of our teams knew that group is called the Graces. Questions on actress and new talk show host Jennifer Hudson and the French soup vichyssoise also played pretty tough with wagering success rates of 35% and 44% respectively. Our players rebounded well on a three-parter about two-word phrases with P.C. initials. This round’s perfect scores were earned by Legalized Gambling (DRP), Why Are You Up? (DRP), and Halloweenies (Mark’s).


About 20% of our teams earned all six points on Monday’s 6-4-2, which gave three clues about the Empire State Building. The final regulation round started with its hardest wagering question:

  • Founded in 1789, what is the oldest Roman Catholic university in the country?

Georgetown University was the correct answer, given by 45% of the field; 17% added a pair of bonus points by naming Bill Clinton as the only U.S. President to attend that school as an undergrad. Other topics in this round included South American nation GuyanaThree Clues about the word bullseye, and Julio Jones, the active NFL leader in receiving yards. A half-dozen teams had perfect scores in the fourth round. Before the final question on Monday, this was how the top of the leaderboard looked:

FINAL QUESTION (66.7% success rate):

  • What is the most populous country on Earth where citizens (legally) drive on the left side of the road?

Exactly two-thirds of the field had the correct answer of India. Monday produced a pair of Perfect 21 teams, both from DRP: Legalized Gambling and Why Are You Up? each had the right answer for all 21 wagering questions in the game. They came closest to a perfect game, and led the night’s final standings:

  • Legalized Gambling (DRP): 180
  • Why Are You Up? (DRP): 175
  • Lowered Expectations (Quincy’s): 167
  • Cheddar Biscuits (Mark’s): 166
  • Hipster Fashion Consultants (DRP): 165
  • Jeopardy Rejects (Il Forno): 164
  • Bass Slappers (Il Forno): 163
  • Halloweenies (Mark’s): 162
  • Twerk From Home (Bushwaller’s): 160


Ellie’s Pub in Winchester, VA: Jubal Earlys  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Billy Joel Songs)

Cushwa Brewing in Williamsport, MD: That’s So Clavin  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Bruce Springsteen Songs)

DRP in Alexandria, VA: Legalized Gambling  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: True Crime Documentaries)

Bushwaller’s in Frederick, MD: Twerk From Home  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Jon Sings Counting Crows)

Rockwell Brewery in Frederick, MD: Satchel of Richards  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: The Boys (members of The Seven))

Mark’s Pub in Falls Church, VA: Cheddar Biscuits  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: TV Musical Episodes)

William Jeffrey’s Tavern in Arlington, VA: Real Team of Genius  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: U.S. Landmarks)

Ragtime in Arlington, VA: PTA Rejects  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Tim Burton Films) 

Aslin Beer Co in Herndon, VA: First on First  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: John Hughes Films)

Quincy’s Bar and Grille in Gaithersburg, MD: Lowered Expectations  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Triple 50/50: 1980s Celebs, Dead or Alive?)

Shooters Sports Bar in Springfield, VA: NO GAME  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Mafia Films)

Aslin Beer Co in Washington, DC: Peter Has Lice  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Military Generals)

Il Forno Pizzeria in Frederick, MD: Jeopardy Rejects  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: The Old Man (TV series))