(UPDATED)Confessions of a trivia whore…oh the trivia places you will go!

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I had a couple of trivia teammates at a bar a few years ago and I was reading a list of the “best picture” movie names. What did those two guys do? Turn them into porn names. Around The World in 80 Lays. Hey…whatever helps them remember! My favorite was An American in Paris Hilton. Some others were My Bare Lady, 12 Years a Sex Slave, All Up In Eve, How Reamed Was Her Valley, All Of Her Clothes Off (parody of Oliver).

 

I thought I’d take a moment to try to remember every single spot me and my team have visited since 2009, when we played our first Motor City Trivia game at Wolverine Brewing Company in Ann Arbor. Yes, that really was where it all began! Who else was playing there around that time? Though we were not even a league team then, and only played sporadically when we could get a “gang” together – we still used the name Miskatonic University Fighting Cephalopods from the very beginning (all Mike’s idea). Three years later we would begin playing “for reals” – as a real league team! And the first place we did this was the “Corner Brewery,” in Ypsilanti, which is now officially called Arbor Brewing Company Microbrewery. We played there weekly for almost three years and, for a variety of reasons, decided it was time to seek greener trivia pastures. So where else have we played?

Here’s a list, which I have alphabetized (some of these spots may not be open anymore, or host trivia anymore), those denoted with an asterisk were regular or semi-regular spots, two asterisks indicate it was a spot we used to advance to a regional tournament. This list includes both Sporcle Live and My Trivia Live games played in regular seasons and for tournament qualifying/tournaments. We played one Geeks Who Drink game in 2017.  I will indicated trivia spots that are either closed or no longer offering trivia nights in the league indicated with a strikethrough.

All The Trivia Spots I’ve Played Since 2009:


  1. 59 West, Highland
  2. Applebee’s, Taylor
  3. **Arbor Brewing Company Brewpub, Ann Arbor
  4. **Arbor Brewing Company Microbrewery, Ypsilanti (Corner Brewery)
  5. Arena (The), Ann Arbor
  6. Ashley’s, Ann Arbor
  7. Ashley’s Westland
  8. Aubree’s, Dexter
  9. Aubree’s, South Lyon
  10. *Aubree’s Grill, Ypsilanti (Whittaker Road)
  11. Bailey’s Dearborn
  12. *Banfield’s West, Ann Arbor
  13. Basement Burger Bar, Canton
  14. Bobby McShane’s, Belleville
  15. Bowery, (The) Canton
  16. Buffalo Wild Wings, Ann Arbor
  17. Buffalo Wild Wings Dearborn
  18. Buffalo Wild Wings, Ypsilanti
  19. Canton Bistro & Tavern, Canton
  20. CJ’s, Plymouth
  21. Claddagh, Livonia
  22. Cultivate Coffee and Tap House, Ypsilanti
  23. Coach’s Corner, Livonia
  24. Doc’s Sports Retreat, Livonia
  25. Fender’s, Milan
  26. Fraser’s, Ann Arbor
  27. Haymaker, Ann Arbor (used to be the Arena)
  28. *Heidelberg, Ann Arbor
  29. Hermann’s, Plymouth
  30. JB’s Smokehouse, Canton
  31. Joe Kool’s, Troy
  32. *Johnny’s Grill, Belleville
  33. Katie’s, Dexter
  34. Library Pub (The), Novi
  35. *Maiz Mexican Cantina, Ypsilanti
  36. Majestic Theater, Detroit
  37. Maplewood Lanes, Saline
  38. Max and Erma’s, Livonia
  39. McShane’s Pub, Ypsilanti
  40. Moose Lodge, (The) Ypsilanti
  41. **Original Gravity Brewing Company, Milan
  42. Patrick J’s, Berkley
  43. Plymouth ROC, Plymouth
  44. Pompei Lounge, (The) Staunton, VA
  45. **Powell’s Pub, Ypsilanti
  46. *Red Rock Downtown Barbecue, Ypsilanti
  47. RUB Pub, Ann Arbor
  48. Salt Springs Brewery, Saline
  49. **Sticks, Ypsilanti
  50. Stony Lake Brewing, Saline
  51. TGI Friday’s, Ann Arbor
  52. The Riv, East Lansing
  53. Tilted Kilt, Canton
  54. Tony Saccos, Canton
  55. **Tower Inn, Ypsilanti
  56. *Wolverine Brewing Company, Ann Arbor
  57. Woodstone Grill, Belleville
  58. World of Beer, Ann Arbor
  59. **Wurst Bar (The), Ypsilanti
  60. *YpsiAlehouse, Ypsilanti


Which will be the next spot we visit? Let’s consult the magic 8 ball! 🐙

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