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Pour House Trivia hosted 178 teams across 14 locations on President’s Day.


The first round started with a question on the 40th anniversary of the film Footloose, followed by a three-parter in which each answer contained the last name of a U.S. president. No question proved to be truly tough for a majority of our teams, though, and the round concluded with 16 teams still carrying perfect scores.


Monday’s audio question played three songs with Elton John (Daniel), The Black Keys (Unknown Brother), and Luke Bryan (Blood Brothers) singing about brothers. At the end of the round, we reached the first tough bonus chance of the game:

  • Which animated character has friends named Suzy Sheep, Gerald Giraffe, and Emily Elephant? 
  • Bonus: What kind of animal is the character named Simon in this series? 

Most teams recognized Peppa Pig for their wager, but only 17% of the field knew that Simon is a squirrel. Nine teams recorded a perfect score in this round.


For halftime, teams had to identify Nobel Peace Prize winners, then try to figure out the mystery theme on the bottom section, which was that every answer was a lyric in Don McLean’s American Pie. Just eleven perfect scores were earned here, while the average team scored 15.2 points. At the halftime intermission, two venues claimed the top five teams:


After questions on the novel-turned-film-turned-Netflix series One Day and various American military helicopters, we had this three-parter in which each answer is a song title that includes a time of day:

  • 1) Rob Thomas from Matchbox 20 sings about being lonely at this time of day. 
  • 2) Wilson Pickett sings about waiting to meet up with his girlfriend in this 1965 song.
  • 3) On this track from her Positions album, Ariana Grande mentioned how she was down for this time of day. 

Those respective answers were 3 AMIn the Midnight Hour, and six thirty. While a game-low 28% of teams earned their wager with two right answers, three teams submitted all three titles for bonus points! However, none of those teams put up a perfect score in this round.


6-4-2 on former president Jimmy Carter had 19 correct six-point guesses. The night’s Three Clues question asked teams to name a certain word:

  • Robert Downey, Jr. received his first film role in a movie bearing this title.
  • This is the official currency of both Lebanon and Syria.
  • A unit of measurement equal to about 0.45 kilograms.

As with the previous three-parter, only three teams correctly named the pound for bonus credit. Other topics in this round included the PlayStation ad slogan Live in your world. Play in ours and the TV antics of Richard Simmons. Once again, this round featured no perfect teams. One team sat ahead of a four-way tie for second after four rounds:

FINAL QUESTION (34.83% success rate):

  • What is the only state with four syllables in its name that does not share a border with another state with four syllables in its name?

While many states have four-syllable names, only Indiana sits alone with no other such state next door. Demolition (DRP) and Where’s Mal? (Aslin) each earned Perfect 21 status on Monday. These were the top scores at the end of the game:


Clyde’s in Alexandria, VA: No Child Jeff Behind  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Elie Weisel)

Cushwa Brewing in Williamsport, MD: Gong Gong and the Butt Demons  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Best Actress Oscar Snubs)

Del Ray Pizzeria in Alexandria, VA: Demolition  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: WWF Attitude Era)

Bushwaller’s in Frederick, MD: Tokyo Sex Whale  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Detroit Tigers)

Rockwell Brewery in Frederick, MD: Dynamite  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Wilson Pickett)

Mark’s Pub in Falls Church, VA: Here for Kenny  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Astrophysics)

William Jeffrey’s Tavern in Arlington, VA: Dog Park Mafia  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Raiders of the Lost Ark)

Ragtime in Arlington, VA: Air Force 91s  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: True Detective) 

Aslin Beer Co in Herndon, VA: Where’s Mal?  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: 1990s Pop Music (audio))

Quincy’s Bar and Grille in Gaithersburg, MD: Killer Snails  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Johnny Cash (audio))

Whitlow’s in Washington, DC: Suck or Be Sucked  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Chess Openings)

Rai’s Pour House in Sterling, VA: That’s No Moon  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Weird Al Yankovic Songs)

Black Hog BBQ in Middletown, MD: Wish You Were Beer  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Ted Lasso)

Il Forno Pizzeria in Frederick, MD: That’s a Bingo  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: David Fincher Films)