But to start me off with some credibility, I went to Sunday night trivia at Logan Bar & Grill for a second time before reviewing! Now, ideally, no one should know I am reviewing their trivia because bias is bad and I think having an air of mystery is hot. In this case, we made it through 75% of the game before one of my friends (a few drinks deep) accidentally gave away my blogger identity. I'm going to maintain that the waitress (who was very nice) did not give a shit and therefore it did not affect our experience (we didn't get anything for free).
If you don't want my tl;dr commentary, here's the down and dirty:
Location: Logan Bar & Grill
Time: Sundays, 8pm Length of game: 2-2.5 hours
The scoop? good playlists, great food, long trivia rounds, hard to hear anything
How many pints? (3⅓*)
*I wanted to deducted the last 1/3 for using Comic Sans in their hand-outs but my team vetoed me.
My team - "Golden Shower Birthday," 9 players, ended with a 4th place ($10! prize) win.
Logan Bar & Grill, I want to like your trivia night because I like you. Great location. Your staff is friendly and competent. Your trivia emcee is so friendly! And I really dig your food (and have even ordered it for take-out) but your trivia is sub-par.
I'm going to address the two biggest issues first.
For one, why are there no trivia deals? As Elin put it, "I wish I could have gotten drunk for cheap." And while your sweet potato fries may be bomb, I'm a semi-employed college graduate with little cash to burn.
Secondly, what is up with the obscure "date" questions? What song went #1 on the Billboard Hot 100 on November 3rd, 1990? CONTEXT ASIDE THAT IS AN ABSURD THING TO ASK. IT WAS SO ABSURD THAT I wrote it down to mention on this blog. Also, you asked that one question where the answer was Tennessee State football. Lame.
Third (thirdly?), no one can hear what is being said. Alexis informed me in multiple forms of communication how she "couldn't hear anything bro." And once you do make out the question, there is an agonizing 2 minutes until the next question is announced. I do give Logan props for announcing the right answer after every question, I'm impatient and my memory isn't what it used to be.
Now, to prevent cheating, you have to turn in each question individually to the back bar. But that's annoying and makes each round take forever. A unique component is "betting" your points. In a six question round, you wager a set amount of points for each question. It forces focuses and concentration but also adds in an exhilaration element. It made me focus and it definitely made the first round (which took over 30 minutes for six questions. I have better things to be doing--like blogging).
If you want a specific breakdown of the FOQET system, I've provided it below.
- Food & Drinks = 3.4/5 pints
- Organization of the game = 3.6/5 pints
- QQ (Quality of Questions) = 3.9 /5 pints
- Entrants (or your competition) = 2.8/pints
- Tone & Territory (or atmosphere) 3/5 pints