Trivia time takes over the weeknight bar scene
Lafayette-West Lafayette bars and restaurants have embraced the trivia night to drum up business. Weeknight competition, fellowship, beer … and how you can get in on it
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Today’s main feature comes from Based in Lafayette correspondent Tim Brouk.
THEY’VE GOT THE QUESTIONS, YOU’VE GOT THE ANSWERS — MAYBE
By Tim Brouk / For Based in Lafayette
Question: What night brings out the competitive egghead in everyone?
Answer: Trivia nights at Lafayette-West Lafayette bars and restaurants.
In the last several years, weekly or biweekly trivia events have been popping up all over. Whether general knowledge or themed, difficult or brain hemorrhage-inducingly difficult, quizmasters bring in loyal competitors that battle for nontrivial glory and prizes.
Of course, “Professor” Joe Wenig was an early Lafayette adopter to the trivia night. His former downtown business, Professor Joe’s Sports Pub and Pizzeria, started with freelance trivia hosts, but after a few months, the Professor himself took over, writing his own questions and rules.