Boulder has all a trivia buff needs
Quick, what is Terry Tunes most successful creation? What is the name of the cab company in Grand Theft Auto: Vice City? What NFL quarterback-wide receiver combination resulted in the most touchdowns ever?
If you can answer these you might want to try your hand at competitive trivia.
Many pubs and bars in Boulder have trivia nights where teams compete in multiple rounds for prizes ranging from free pitchers of beer to t-shirts, to snowboards.
“It’s pretty fun to drink and try to answer questions at the same time,” said Norah Charles, a senior English major
Charles’ team, “The Housekeepers,” was competing at Conor O’Neill’s Trivia Night on Monday evening. The team has seen success already, having won two rounds.
“It’s the Colorado trivia, we’re great at that,” Charles said.
At Conor O’Neill’s, located at 1922 13th St., each round is themed. Themes include sport, music and entertainment.
CU grad Paul David has been part of the group running Conor O’Neill’s trivia night, called Pub Quiz, for three years. David and his team of trivia seekers volunteered for most of those years. In the last few months the pub began paying the group for each team that takes part in the event.
“At first you’re more creative,” David said. “After three years it gets harder. We get a lot from the Web, and there are trivia Web sites.”
The biggest trivia night in Boulder is on Wednesday at the Lazy Dog Sports Bar and Grill at 1346 Pearl St. Miller Lite — providing prizes such as concert tickets, neon bar lights and barstools — sponsors the Lazy Dog’s trivia night. With bigger prizes, though, comes more competition.
Chelsea Bain, bartender and one of the Lazy Dog’s trivia announcers, said the early rounds are the most difficult, becoming easier as the night progresses and the trivia teams consume more ale. The Lazy Dog also offers mini-contests during breaks in the trivia action.
“It’s kinda hard to keep people’s attention for three hours so you gotta come up with stuff for them to do,” Bain said.
At both the Lazy Dog and Conor O’Neill’s ties result in a chug-off, where one member from each winning team downs a pint, the one to finish first wins the round for his or her team.
The Catacombs, Harpo’s, The Walrus and The Dark Horse also hold trivia nights.
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