It’s been two years since my last update on hunting for the perfect trivia spot in our corner of the Triangle, and that’s because we thought we had found a winner at the West 94th Street Pub, conveniently located just down the road from my house. Their trivia was on Wednesday nights.
It had the right vibe with a funny, playful host and teams perfectly willing to take their wins and losses all in stride. The current events round was always great, and the random round that was often on an old television show was fun. But after around a year and a half of playing there, we decided that the concentration on sports and the name that tune round weren’t up our alley. We do have a great sports trivia player, but she can’t make it every week, and the rest of us are hopeless. The music round is certainly fun, but the music was often a bit too old to be in our memory ranges. Plus, there was a long wait between rounds, which is fun with friends and drinks, but not when people have early jobs the next morning as some of our teammates do.
So we moved on, deciding that Fullsteam would be our next try.
Fullsteam’s trivia is on Thursday nights at 9 pm. Now Fullsteam is a very popular location for trivia, and it wraps up in about an hour. The host is pleasant, and the trivia is a potpourri of topics, which is definitely more my style. There’s some audiovisual fun as well on occasion. But after three tries, we decided it wasn’t the venue for us, plus we wanted somewhere with a menu rather than solely food trucks. The other drawbacks were that it’s hard to hear the questions on the sound system, and if there’s bad weather, forget it! You aren’t hearing anything with rain on Fullsteam’s roof. But it also starts fairly late for those of us with regular jobs and regular hours (not me!). Onward we went!by