Prompted by an email suggestion from reader Jacob, tonight we headed to Witt’s for their Wednesday night trivia. I’d like to start by saying we won at Globe last week. And Globe is HARD. Time Out Chicago says it would make even Stephen Hawking sweat. However, just one week after winning at Globe we got last place at Witt’s. It was pathetic. Since we had a question about this transcendentalist writer, I think it’s appropriate to quote him now: “I have always been regretting that I was not as wise as the day I was born.” (Or at least as wise as I was last week.)
Despite the humiliating loss (why did we pick this week to pass out our newly printed Here Comes Treble business cards?!) we had a pretty good time. Witt’s is super cute, and the food is delish. It’s a bit classier than your standard bar fare. (But not too classy– they still serve tots!) Parking was really easy. We all found metered spots right in front of the restaurant. The place itself is fairly small and really fills up. Trivia starts at 8pm sharp, and by 7:50 nearly all the tables were taken.
Trivia is emceed by Kevin, who was fun and audible and most importantly had us out the door by 10:15. Trivia consisted of 6 rounds: 2 general knowledge rounds, 2 pop culture rounds, a name that tune round featuring old school rap, and a double jeopardy round of really hard questions. Not particularly shocking, our team made up of white and Asian people who grew up in the suburbs did especially poorly in the old school rap round. The questions were fun, challenging (obvi) and there was a good variety. Despite the embarrassing loss, we thank Jacob for the suggestion!
Winners get 25% of their tab. Second place gets to pick a category for next week. This week’s team chose Lost. Sadly, there’s no prize for 11th place.
The crowd seemed like a lot of regulars and there were a lot of great team names. We especially loved the Mad Men inspired Team: Sterling Cooper Draper & Pryce. I think I spied a few teams over the six person limit, and I’d like to use that as an excuse for our humiliating loss, but in all honesty we just didn’t have our best stuff today. Which was a huge bummer considering the high we were on last week.
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It’s like Don said in the Mad Men finale: something terrible happened, and the way that we see ourselves has changed. Stay tuned to season 4 of Mad Men and keep reading Here Comes Treble to see if we can bounce back.
2913 N. Lincoln Ave., Chicago
3 paws! (out of 4)