Thursday Trivia Digs In!

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A whopping 296 teams braved the cold on Thursday to play Pour House Trivia at one of our 24 locations. A few venues even broke the 20-team mark: Aslin Beer Co and Olde Mother Brewing each had 22 teams, while Solace Outpost played host to 20 others!


After the game started with a question about the retail chain Target, we had this three-parter in which each answer shared its name with an ancient world city:

  • 1)  Founded in 1749, this suburb of Northern Virginia once belonged to the District of Columbia.
  • 2)  Located in upstate New York, this city is home to the stadium formerly known as the Carrier Dome.
  • 3)  The film In the Heat of the Night was set in a fictionalized version of this small Mississippi community.

About 18% of the field received bonus credit for all three correct answers: AlexandriaSyracuse, and Sparta. We ended the round by discussing TV teachers and the 69th birthday of actor and Oscar-winning director Kevin Costner. There were 23 perfect scores in this round.


Animated movie songs were the subject of Thursday’s audio question. We played songs from Monsters IncCars, and The Princess and the Frog; just under 30% of teams earned their wager, while a game-low 7.09% knew all three answers for two bonus points. Later in the round, we asked this sweet question:

  • Since it is meant to be consumed rather quickly, which pastry is named for the French word meaning flash of lightning?

This actually ended up as the least successful wagering question in any of our four rounds, as the eclair was identified by 22% of the field. Only two teams were perfect in the second round: We the Peephole (Loudoun Kitchen) and Wright Stuff (BBOP).


For the top part of the halftime page, teams had to name the country of birth for a set of pictured celebs. After that, they had to name musical artists from a trio of released albums. The average score was 14.7 points out of 20 but coincidentally, 20 teams aced the page. At the halftime break, these were the highest scores:


After starting the second half with a three-part Disney World question and the creation of Google parent company Alphabet, we hit this current music query:

  • In addition to starring in the remake version of the film White Men Can’t Jump, which rapper currently sits atop the Billboard Hot 100 chart?
  • Bonus: Identify his current #1 song.

Most teams were able to name Jack Harlow, but naming the song Lovin On Me led to a 14.1% bonus rate, the lowest of the second half. This round’s perfect teams were Bruce’s Deuces (Solace Outpost), Dave Martinez School of Management (BBOP), and Straight-Laced Folk (Steinhardt).


Eight teams earned all six points in the 6-4-2 for knowing the San Antonio Spurs have the highest all-time winning percentage among current NBA teams; over 40% of teams took a zero with an incorrect guess, however. Thursday’s last round contained topics such as author Shel Silverstein‘s Playboy cartoon-drawing career, Three Clues about Cincinnati, and Breaking Bad chicken chain Los Pollos Hermanos. The last question of the round dealt with a certain university:

  • On May 4 each year, classes at which university pause from noon until 2:00 p.m. as part of an official day of remembrance, marking an event from 1970?
  • Bonus: What is this school’s official athletic nickname?

Kent State was named by most teams, with 21% earning bonus points for the Golden Flashes athletic nickname. A quartet of perfect teams played this round: Hillbilly Geniuses (Belly Love), Just Us (Loudoun Kitchen), Mad Facts: Query Road (Loudoun Kitchen), and Dynasty Guys (Aslin). These teams led the overall standings after four rounds:

FINAL QUESTION (17.91% success rate):

  • Founded in the late 19th century and acquired by Coca-Cola in 2017, which beverage brand bears a name that translates to English as little mole?

While a lot of teams incorrectly guessed Jarritos, just over sixth of the field earned their final wager with the Topo Chico brand! Smartacus (Crooked Run) and Dynasty Guys (Aslin) each posted a Perfect 21 in Thursday’s game. These were the night’s top scores:


Smoketown Brewing Station in Brunswick, MD:  Bring Out the Gimp  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Red (album))

Belly Love Brewing in Purcellville, VA: Hillbilly Geniuses  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Iron Flame)

Lone Oak Farm Brewing in Olney, MD: Einsteins  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Roberto Clemente)

Fourscore Beer Co. in Gettysburg, PA: El Duderinos  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: The Legend of Zelda (game series))

Michaux Brew in Waynesboro, PA: It’s Bob’s Fault  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Perfect Squares)

Mookie’s BBQ in Great Falls, VA: Burnt Ends  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Los Alamos Laboratory)

Hidden Key Brewing in Greencastle, PA: Wagnerds  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: The Office)

Loudoun Kitchen and Bar in Leesburg, VA: Kelly’s Daughter  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Red Hot Chili Peppers)

Olde Mother Brewing in Frederick, MD: Genghis Dong  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Morbid History)

Solace Brewing in Sterling, VA: Cuck-a-Doodle-Doo  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Where Does the Comma Go? (grammar))

Brewery Fire in Taneytown, MD: Great Heathen Army  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: College Mascots)

Crooked Run Fermentation in Sterling, VA: Smartacus  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Ancient Battles)

Solace Outpost in Falls Church, VA: Alien Bounty Hunters  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Barclays Women’s Super League)

Interchange Tiki Bar in Williamsport, MD: Gong Gong and the Butt Demons  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Doctor Who (21st century))

Bear Brick Oven Pizza in Silver Spring, MD: Flux Capacitors  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Rudy)

Preston’s Pub in Manassas Park, VA: Partial Credit  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Mathematical Theorems Other Than Pythagoras)

Aslin Beer Co in Alexandria, VA: Dynasty Guys  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Lehigh Valley)

Kalypso’s Sports Tavern in Reston, VA: Diamond Dogs  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: All Elite Wrestling)

Steinhardt Brewing in Frederick, MD: And Molly  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: NFL Mascots)

Mile 20 at the Breeze in Herndon, VA: Moist Gang  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: U.S. National Parks)

Mustang Sally Brewing in Falls Church, VA: You Can’t Quiz With Us  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Disney Dogs)

Hops N Shine in Alexandria, VA: Demolition  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Arrow (TV series))

Metrobar in Washington, DC: Kirsten and the Kens  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: U.S. Mass Transit Systems)

Foster’s Grille in Warrenton, VA: Legendary Quitters  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: 1970s Disney Films)

Rai’s Rendezvous in Ashburn, VA: Brewsual Suspects  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Prince Songs)

Mark’s Pub in Falls Church, VA: MF Pandas  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Letterkenny)