The Wednesday Night Trivia Hits from Coast to Coast!

May Day!  May Day!  The first night of May included the inaugural game of Pour House Trivia at Hard Times Cafe in Fairfax.  Across the board, we welcomed 107 teams at 13 Wednesday venues.


Opening round topics from Wednesday’s game included Pac-Man, celebrities names Jones, and this line of soft drinks:

We saved the most difficult bonus question for the end of the first round, as only 12% of our teams correctly named John Andre as the British military official who assisted Benedict Arnold during the American Revolution.  As a result, five teams swept the first round: Mostly Dead (Beef ‘O’ Brady’s), Irish Beer Mafia (Barefoot Bernie’s), Hipster Fashion Consultants (Quinn’s), Kitten Mittens (Quinn’s), and Chunky Lover (Memories).


Wednesday’s audio question featured unique cover versions of “Pride (In the Name of Love)” by U2, “Gin and Juice” by Snoop Dogg, and “Pumped Up Kicks” by Foster the People.  We continued with a look at the city of Istanbul and this classic TV sitcom:

The second round also included the most difficult wagering question of the first half:

–> According to the Oxford English Dictionary, the term ‘baseball’ is first recorded in English in a list of the leisurely pursuits of Catherine in “Northanger Abbey”, an 1817 novel penned by which female author?

Only 32% of our teams earned points with the correct answer of Jane Austen.  None of our teams earned a perfect second round score.


Kentucky Derby hats and World Series champions were the featured topics on Wednesday’s halftime page, which yielded perfect scores to nine teams and an overall average of 14.9 points.  Here is Wednesday’s halftime leaderboard:


We opened Wednesday’s second half with a look at Heisman Trophy winners and Saddam Hussein.  Next, we gave ourselves a “PAT” on the back with a three-part question whose answers included Patch Adams, Patagonia, and Patchouli.  With most of the field cruising through the third stanza, this question brought that momentum to a crashing halt:

–> It makes sense that the main character on this TV series lived at 221B Baker Street, as the show was inspired by, and based many of its episode titles on, Sherlock Holmes.  For your wager, name this former Fox drama that aired from 2004 to 2012.

The overwhelmingly popular (wrong) answer was “Elementary”, but unfortunately that is a current CBS drama, not a former Fox drama.  Only 21% of the field gave us the correct answer of “House”.  After that speed bump, it was time for a snack, as we delved into a heaping bowl of Mulligatawny soup:

Three teams notched 36 points en route to a perfect third round: Fun With Flags (Memories), Satan’s School for Girls (Memories), and Enforcers (Hard Times).


Final round topics from Wednesday night included lullabies, the Solar System, and this Oscar-winning film:

Keeping with the Biblical theme, we closed the final round with a Three Clues question about the Biblical figure Abraham.  With just 12% of the field earning bonus points with an early correct answer, the final round yielded only four perfect scores: Trying Our Best (Valley Grill), Flight Level Awesome (Belles’), Save the Clock Tower (Barefoot Bernie’s), and Satan’s School for Girls (Memories).  Here is Wednesday’s leaderboard heading into the final question:

WEDNESDAY’S FINAL QUESTION (37.5% success rate):

–> Fittingly located on the east and west coasts, in which two U.S. cities were the concert venues Fillmore East and the Fillmore West located?

Just over one-third of our teams responded with the correct answers of New York City and San Francisco.  The Dog Ate Our Team Name (Quinn’s) posted the only Perfect 21 of the night by answering every wagering question correctly.  These were your highest scoring teams at the end of Wednesday’s game:


Whole Foods Market in Vienna, VA:  NO GAME THIS WEEK   (NEXT GAME ON MAY 29 – First category: Clemson Football)

Valley Grill in Middletown, MD:  Shakeweight   (Next week’s first category: British Punk Rock)

Belles’ Sports Bar in Frederick, MD:  Flight Level Awesome   (Next week’s first category: Triple 50/50 – Mayan or Aztec?)

Beef ‘O’ Brady’s in Frederick, MD:  Mostly Dead   (Next week’s first category: Cinco de Mayo)

Nido’s Ristorante in Frederick, MD:   Donner Party   (Next week’s first category: The Monkees)

Barefoot Bernie’s in Hagerstown, MD:  Save the Clock Tower   (Next week’s first category: George Washington)

Furnace Bar and Grill in Thurmont, MD:  Devan is Why We Can’t Have Nice Things   (Next week’s first category: 2019 NHL Playoffs)

Quinn’s on the Corner in Arlington, VA:  Hipster Fashion Consultants   (Next week’s first category: Battles of the American Revolution)

Dragon Hops Brewing in Purcellville, VA:  Dangerous Business   (Next week’s first category: Kanye West)

Black Hoof Brewing in Leesburg, VA:  Here For the Beer   (Next week’s first category: New York Yankees)

GearHouse Brewing in Chambersburg, PA:  What’s That Smell?   (Next week’s first category: Keanu Reeves Films)

Clover Theater in Cloverdale, CA:  Southern Comfort   (Next week’s first category: Sanitation System of Taipei)

Memories in Mount Airy, MD:  Please Return My Pens   (Next week’s first category: Japanese Aircraft Carriers at the Battle of Midway)

Brookside Inn in Jefferson, MD:  Half Nelsons   (Next week’s first category: Triple 50/50 – Bamm-Bamm Rubble or Bam Margera?)

Hard Times Cafe in Fairfax, VA:  Enforcers   (Next week’s first category: Olympic Swimmers)