If I Were a Rich Man… I’d Play Trivia Every Night!

The first Thursday trivia night in March featured yet another new venue for Pour House Trivia!  We’re happy to welcome the Rocklands Farm Winery in Poolesville to the PHT family.  This venue saw a great turnout for its first game, as well as an extra $50 for the winner!  We’ve got pictures to prove it happened.  Check out the details at all of our venues!

THURSDAY’S STATS AND FACTS (82 teams across nine venues):

–> Highest Overall Score: The Fan Club (Quincy’s) with 172

–> Highest Score after Round 4: PC Principals (Fish Market) with 162

–> Highest First Half Score: PC Principals with 91

–> Perfect 21 (correct on all wagers and final): Clever Team Name (Quincy’s)

–> The Harrison ford-themed halftime sheet played slightly more difficult than normal, with an average score of 15.7, and ONE TEAM (Maybe Babies from Rocklands Farm) scoring 20 points.

–> The 6-4-2 question played slightly easier, with about 18% of our teams scoring six points by knowing that the St. Louis Cardinals adopted a squirrel as its unofficial mascot during the 2011 MLB Playoffs.

TONIGHT’S FINAL QUESTION (48.2% success rate):

–> Winner of nine Tony Awards in 1965 (including Best Musical), which musical was based on a series of stories by humorist Sholem Aleichem.   (you’ll find the answer in this blog)


Quincy’s in Gaithersburg, MD

Tonight’s game of Pour House Trivia was a wild one from start to finish here at Quincy’s in Gaithersburg!

Between odd drunken song requests, the revelation that Jay Leno actually has a medical condition not just the best damn chin on the planet, my shock that the Matrix wasn’t as easily recognizable as I thought it was, and a controversial ruling on one of our first-round questions, our game was a hard-fought one that left numerous veteran team floundering for points as the game came to a close.

In third place tonight, Breadsticks!

In second place tonight, Clever Team Name!

In first place tonight, the Fan Club!

Good game guys.  Next week we’ll kick things off with Triple 50/50 Capitals or Penguins! Should be fun; study up and we’ll see you next time!

Until then,

~ Ian

Penguins Capitals Trivia


Champion Billiards in Frederick, MD

Oh Champions! I do love our Thursday night get-togethers…  almost as much as I love the fact that we had a serious rivalry running to NOT be in last place…lol  Thursday nights have flavor all their own, people are looking forward to that weekend and starting to get a little loose!  Another round for everyone!  We’ll be dancing yet…  Just not to Hanson.

While you were all kicking back and enjoying yourselves, one thing you didn’t lose was that competitive spirit!  All about it, and you were playing smart.  Not many big blunders on wagers tonight, even by the new teams.  Consider me impressed.  The new teams even laughed at my terrible jokes tonight.

After a good final (Tradition!) we made us a match, and it was Power Vacuum who had the best dowry!  They took down first place tonight, and it was a tie between Vitrifiers and Suck it Trebek for second.  Trebek over estimated a bit and had to settle for third place – still not bad with them missing teammates!  Nice job on the Matrix info Vitrifers, enjoy that second place spot.  Cozy.  Next week we start with NASCAR!  They are goin’ left!

~ Sam



Bunker Sports Cafe in Leesburg, VA

Ain’t no trivia like Leesburg trivia cuz’ Bunker trivia don’t stop!  It was a chilly Thursday night down here south of Frederick in good ol’ NoVa, and we had seven teams playing for prizes and kudos.  Our winner’s choice category seemed like it was pulled right from my playlist as we had a 1970’s Rock audio question.  We followed it up with a Kodak moment, a question on Cuba (which included a reference to what could be considered one of loosest interpretations of the word “President”), and this former late night talk show host with “mandibular prognathism”:

Jay Leno

For our second round, we got a little (literally) “stone cold crazy”, found out what Luke Perry is up to these days, and remembered the good times in regards to this gentleman in one of America’s most iconic murder trials:

Our movie references tonight were extensive with a Harrison Ford halftime puzzle, a question on the film “The Color Purple”, and this powerful lady from “The Matrix” franchise:

Matrix Trivia

Thanks again for coming out, here are the results in a very close game:

First Place:  Your Mom

Second Place:  Good Answer, Good Answer

Third Place:  Thundercats

Next week’s first category:  March Madness

~ Ronnie

March Madness Trivia


Smoketown Brewing in Brunswick, MD

I had a LOT of fun hosting tonight here at Smoketown Brewing in Brunswick – it was an energy filled game with a few new teams!  Everyone seemed to keep pace with each other because for a while it was a close game (although Scoundrels lead the pack throughout the night, nearly a perfect game!)

While that Harrison Ford puzzle sheet was challenging and the U.S. Presidents question threw everyone for a loop, the final was the most challenging of all!  Only a handful of teams came up with the correct response, and pulling some teams ahead to capture second and third!  Here are your final standings:

First Place:  The Scoundrels (five in a row!)

Second Place:  Marge

Third Place:  Singing Inferno

Next weeks first category: Muscle Cars

~ Zach

Muscle Cars Trivia

Beef O’ Brady’s in Frederick, MD

Thursday ended up being a BUSY day for me, and it started with a game that I ended up filling in as host for at Beef ‘O’ Brady’s in Frederick!  It’s one of Pour Houses newer venues, but they had a nice set up, and thankfully for me, there were a few familiar faces in the crowd!  There was a great turnout for the game and some serious competition between a good number of teams, so it was fun to watch unfold and see who the final three were going to be! After the final was answered, this is how it looked…

Finishing in third place was the Master Haters, moving up to second was Rick’s Team, and moving into first place after the 6-4-2 bonus question and never looking back was Flight Level Awesome!  Interestingly enough, because one of the team members hates saying it, their winners choice category will be the…

‘Hodge Podge’ Hodge Podge Pot Pouris!

Have a great week and I hope you’ll come try a game at Beef ‘O’ Brady’s on Thursday!

~ Jon J






Right Around the Corner in St. Petersburg, FL

It was a full house for Pour House Trivia at Right Around the Corner in St. Petersburg on Thursday night.  Six teams competed, with a particularly tight race among four of them at the end.

The beers were flowing – especially from the Sour Tower – and the laughs were flowing as teams fielded questions about U.S. History, music groups and O.J.  Simpson. Things got particularly close during the second half as Donald Trump’s Pee Pee Party staged a strong comeback, but it wasn’t enough to overthrow the top teams.  Congrats to all our teams!

First Place:  The Missing

Second Place:  Over 140

Third Place:  Better Red than Dead

PLEASE NOTE that there is NO TRIVIA NEXT WEEK because of Beer Week (RATC will host a Funky Buddha Tap Takeover)


Next game’s first category:  Character Actors

~ C. J.

Steve Buscemi Actor Trivia


Fish Market in Alexandria, VA

Fish Market was a buzz of activity tonight with so may wanting to play – but only the strong survived until the end!  I knew it was going to be a great night when the round started with a Muppet Music category.  Without even asking the question, I knew there was a high probability the answer was “Rainbow Connection” – and so it was.  Sadly (for me) that was the most missed question of Round 1.

Round 2 started out rough for most of our teams – the audio clue left many of our teams guessing at the likes of Queen and Cameo.  Only three teams were familiar with Grant’s memorial in New York, but all of our teams redeemed themselves just a little by guessing Ramadan correctly as the festival of breaking fast.

Round 3 had THREE tough questions for our teams.  First, naming the wax that means “barely reactive” (paraffin).  Next, they did not know when to hold ’em or when to fold ’em when it came to a poker question – it’s an Ace and a King that makes a “Big Slick” hand.  Lastly, the shared name of Carlsbad stumped a few of our teams – the two point clue asked for a theme park in that California city, with teams incorrectly turning to Sea World instead of Legoland.

The toughest question of round 4 was the last one: our Three Clues / One Word.  No team earned the two-point bonus, and only two teams correctly guessed “Eclipse” after the third clue was read.  It was a very close ending, but winners were:

First Place:  PC Principals

Second Place:  Bless Your Heart

Third Place:  Team No Name

Next week’s first category:  “Portlandia”

Bill will be back next week!  Thanks for playing!

~ Kate

Portlandia Trivia


Guido’s in Frederick, MD

The Thursday late night game at Guido’s Speakeasy was a good one! (even though it was the SECOND game I hosted that day!)  There was a good team turnout and the competition was tough, and after the answers were turned in for the final question, this is how the top three spots were filled…

Moving up into third was My Couch Pulls Out, But I Don’t! Holding onto 2nd was Friends Of Dick Johnson, and back in the 1st place winners chair was T.N.C.! They picked “Triple 50-50: Trump or T-Rex” for next weeks winners choice, so study up and I’ll see everyone this Thursday at Guido’s!

~ Jon J