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This will be our last post at Here Comes Treble.  Today, we officially joined the ChicagoNow network!  We hope you follow us to our new Chicago trivia blog, Chicago Hearts Trivia!

Our Chicago Trivia Night List, Where We Play, and Trivia Team Names will be updated on the new site.  We also hope to add slideshows, interviews, and other fun features in the future.  Check it out!

Thanks to our loyal readers for following us here for the last year!

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What we learned at Market Bar

Questions from last Tuesday’s trivia night at Market:

1.  Name the top 13 most popular cereals.

2.  Which four streets border Chicago’s City Hall?

3.  Who was the first rapper to win a Grammy?

4.  If he was still alive, how old would Elvis Presley be today?

5.  Besides Stevie Wonder, who is the only other person to win consecutive Grammys for Album of the Year?

6.  Who was the last person to win Time’s Person of the Year twice?

7.  Who is the most-portrayed fictional character in film?

8.  What sitcoms aired for 10 seasons or more?

9.  If you order a tall, grande, and venti coffee at Starbucks, how many ounces will you get?

10.  What is the best-selling video game of all time, regardless of console?

Answers after the jump. Continue Reading »

Tonight Jeremy will be celebrating the best of the decade at Grace O’Malley’s!

  • TV of the decade
  • Music of the decade
  • Sports this decade
  • Movies of the decade
  • Events of the decade

If you run a trivia night and want us to post your topics, email us at herecomestreble.trivia@gmail.com!

Do you like music and grilled cheese?  We’ve found the perfect all-music trivia (and bingo) night for you and have added to our List:

Market Bar: Vanilla Thunder

Last night we headed to Market to check out a new trivia group called Let’s Go Trivia that we’ve been hearing a lot about recently. The Let’s Go crew told us they were basically just normal guys who loved trivia and thought they could do a good job hosting trivia nights. We were intrigued. People getting into the trivia business because they love trivia? That seems pretty rare. A lot of trivia hosts seem to get into the game to because they are wannabe comedians or aspiring musicians who want to take advantage of a captive audience. And frankly, that’s just painful.

Luckily, these guys know that most people come to trivia nights to play trivia, not hear amateur comedians.  They really did a great job. The rounds were: general knowledge, picture identification, fun & games, people, and an audio round. The audio round, which required us to identify the theme songs from famous TV shows, was AWESOME. If there’s one thing I love as much as trivia it’s TV. Our only complaint was that they sometimes played long song clips that made the answers too obvious. But that also allowed us to sing out loud nearly the entire theme to Family Ties, so I’ll overlook it. Sha la la la.

There were also two lightening rounds in which we were required to list as many answers as possible in 3 minutes. Last night we had to list the 13 top selling cereals in the US and as many TV sitcoms that were on the air for 10+ years as possible.  (Who the hell has been watching King of Queens for the past 9+ years anyways?) Overall, the questions were really fun and creative and sparked a ton of conversations amongst our team. I never knew my teammates had such strong opinions about cereal.

If you still need some convincing about these guys, lemme tell you about the prizes. I can speak authoritatively on this subject because we won first prize: 2 Bulls tickets to Friday night’s game! The good news is since the Bulls suck, it’s definitely possible for us to find 2 more tickets so our whole team can go! Second prize was a gift certificate to Market. Also, you can win prizes just by showing up regularly. Let’s Go Trivia hands out punch cards. Show up and get your card punched 4 times and you get free pizza and beer. Woah. That would be first prize at a lot of trivia joints.

Bulls Tickets!

We know how to win even if the Bulls don't.

Market itself is a pretty fun place to hang out. Parking was a breeze and it’s also steps from the Loop so walking to trivia after work is also an option. We’ve also heard rumor that Market will send a van to pick you up for trivia– email letsgotrivia@gmail.com for details.

Tuesday’s specials include: $1 sliders, $15 pitchers of margaritas and vodka lemonades. We either misheard or were misinformed about the price of beer buckets. Regardless, they’re $18 which isn’t much of a special. The food is definitely a little fancier than your standard trivia night. (That’s not the only fancy part about Market– there’s reportedly a bathroom attendant in the men’s restroom). We got sliders, a salad, and a couple of sandwiches and were all pretty satisfied. Speaking of satisfaction, the pickles that come with the sandwiches are HUGE. That’s great news if you love pickles or enjoy making naughty jokes like the one I just made.

Giant pickle

Now that's a pickle.

Trivia starts at 7:30 (although when I called the Market staff said it started at 7), and we were out the door by 9:30, which is pretty nice. Overall, we were super impressed with Let’s Go Trivia.  There are just lots of little touches that made last night a bit smoother than a lot of other trivia nights.  We’re eager to try out there other venues around town!

Market Bar
1113 W. Randolph, Chicago
Free Admission
3.5 Paws! (Out of 4)

Can’t decide on a trivia night for tonight?  Here are tonight’s possible topics at Rebel.  Get there early for a chance to choose a round:

  • Handout- Movies of the 2000’s
  • 2000 Sports (Baseball, Football, Basketball, Hockey)
  • 2000 Sports (Soccer, Tennis, Golf, Olympics, etc.)
  • 2000 Movies
  • 2000 TV (Drama/Reality/Game shows)
  • 2000 TV (Comedies-Office, My Name is Earl, 2 1/2 Men, etc.)
  • 2000 Music (1 Hit Wonders)
  • 2000 Music (Biggest Hits)
  • 2000 Events
  • 2000 Celeb Gossip

Help us help you!  If you run a trivia night and want us to share your rounds with our readers, email us at herecomestreble.trivia@gmail.com.

A couple announcements from Ginger’s:

If you  go this Thursday, Dec. 10, here are the rounds: Man’s Best Friend (T or F), Illinois, Football Bowl Match, More Than One Moose, Definitions of a Buried Link, Pictures, and Random Knowledge.

Next Thursday, December 17, 2009, will be the last Ginger’s Pub Quiz for 2009.  MC Richard assumes that no one will come to a Christmas Eve or New Year’s Eve trivia night, but we actually would kinda love it.

More importantly, after 10 years of trivia nights, Richard is thinking about permanently discontinuing Ginger’s Pub Quiz due to low participation.  Maybe it’s his time to retire, or it’s just the bad economy, or Thursday nights…we don’t know.  If you have thoughts on whether Ginger’s should continue into 2010, email us at herecomestreble.trivia@gmail.com and we’ll pass the word on to Richard.

Personally, we think it would be a shame if Richard retired from hosting pub quiz.  We didn’t exactly give Ginger’s a glowing review, but it got extra points solely because of Richard…he is a nice family man with a lot of facts to share with the world.  It would also be a shame if Ginger’s was canceled so soon after being mentioned in the Onion AV Club.