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Waterfront Brewery’s owners talk trivia!

Posted: April 19, 2021

In a follow-up to our introduction to Waterfront Brewery, in Key West, we spoke with owners George and Gwen Esbensen about bringing on trivia just over a year earlier.

Despite challenges with Covid, the brewery’s trivia night has thrived, in part due to the support of the owners…not only do they provide trivia prizes and have great drink specials (along with Deep Eddy’s sponsorship), they play every week! When in Key West, plan your Wednesday night around Catch The Mania’s pub quiz!

Trivia at Waterfront Brewery in Key West!

Posted: January 13, 2021

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In a virtual pub quiz blackout across the country, Waterfront Brewery in Key West is filling the seats with mask-wearing locals and tourists! Arming the night with great prizes from the brewery, and some help from Deep Eddy vodka (which, by the way, both have libations on special for almost giveaway prices during trivia).

Get your table early in the sizable game room, with seats surrounded by classic entertainment like Space Invaders and foosball, and get ready to answer tons of trivia questions in an effort to gather all the prizes you can. If you’re on top after the last question of the night, you might be smart enough to win a gift card to the brewery, and potentially a 4-pack of their canned beer!

Think you know everything? Prove it!

Only the wisest and stupidest of men never change – Confucius

Posted: April 14, 2020

Catch The Mania’s “30 In 30” Online Trivia

Well, change has been thrust upon us, whether we wanted to be wise or not…and, as insightful as Confucius may have been, Billy Crystal’s “change is such hard work” is easier to relate to.

So, with that, the crew here at Catch The Mania has made some changes…we could either wait out the uncertain future by continuing business as usual, or move forward on what we do best: provide much-needed entertainment for these trying times. The small spark of an idea, providing 30 minutes of trivia folks can play at home, has grown a bit. In our first three weeks of “30 In 30“, we’ve included guest hosts Phil Wills (Bar Specialist, appearing on Bar Rescue), Johnny Trutor (Jeopardy champion), Amber LeMay (Vermont’s favorite Drag Queen), as well as several other guest hosts to lighten the load of the day, and give a needed diversion.

Join us, Monday and Wednesday nights for the foreseeable future, to enjoy some family fun, or “call” in your friends (FaceTime, Skype, Zoom, Houseparty) to play some trivia. We’ll also have some pop-up theme nights, so check back with our Facebook page often!

Steve Jobs said, “Things don’t have to change the world to be important.” We may not be changing the world, but hopefully making it a tiny fraction better.

DJ Company in Vermont loves Catch The Mania

Posted: February 27, 2020

Top Hat Entertainment, Vermont’s premiere DJ and entertainment company since 1996, runs multiple trivia events at local bars and restaurants each week. Owner Mike Detch explains the added revenue, exposure, and work for their DJs by running trivia throughout northern Vermont.

With over 10 trivia locations, Top Hat ensures they never have a “slow season”!

Sugarloaf Lodge Tiki Bar Revisited

Posted: February 17, 2020

A small but popular tiki bar, nestled in Sugarloaf Key, Florida, hides about 17 miles from Key West on the edge of the Gulf of Mexico. Providing needed “hydration” for area fishermen, locals, and visiting tourists, the Tiki Bar has built a Tuesday night trivia tradition since 2011. Check out the video testimonials from Katchen Duncan, first from 2012, and later in the video, an update from 2020. Another example of how Catch The Mania trivia can help your business for years!

https://youtu.be/ghhxVMDqE_Q

Florida Keys Brewing Company packs their tap room with trivia players!

Posted: March 5, 2019

Rio Campbell from Florida Keys Brewing Company, their “Executive Hot Mess” explains why trivia has been so great for their tap room.

Rio is also the trivia host extraordinaire, adding excitement into the evening! Players enjoy the funky, artsy inside space, or “rough it” out in the gorgeous beer garden. 20 beer taps and trivia? Perfect.

Viva Saloon hosts huge Catch The Mania trivia in Key West, FL

Posted: February 7, 2019

Viva Saloon, with Key West’s largest brick patio right on historic Duval Street, hosts Catch The Mania trivia every Thursday evening.  Under the stars and palm trees, test your (possibly impaired?) trivia knowledge with questions on the big screen!

McConnell’s Irish Pub in Key West Draws in the Locals Along with the Tourist

Posted: June 6, 2013

Using Catch the Mania has helped McConnell’s Irish Pub on Duval Street in Key West, FL pack the house during a routinely slow week night.  It also helps the Southernmost Irish Pub in the US augment the tourist crowd that ebbs and flows seasonally.

Welcome Aboard Johnny Rockets Sports Lounge!

Posted: May 26, 2013

Johnny Rockets Sports Lounge launches their first night of Catch the Mania Pub Style Trivia in grand fashion!  Congrats to the overall winning team of “Can’t Remember Shtuff,” who took home the Grand Prize of a $30 gift card to the Great Escape Lodge and Indoor Waterpark!  They took on eight other teams and most everyone brought home some great Johnny Rocket’s gear.

You can meet the challenge every Tuesday from 7-9pm at Johnny Rockets, just South off of Exit 20 off of the Adirondack Northway.  Bring your team and take a shot at the title, and remember there is no limit on team size!

 

Catch the Mania Visits Tony’s Pizza & Subs in Clemson, SC

Posted: May 2, 2013

I arrived at Tony’s Pizza and Subs in Clemson, South Carolina on a grey and rainy Wednesday evening.  On the far-left of a large building with Gold’s Gym as the anchor was Tony’s; a small and bright pizza shop.  I arrived about an hour prior to trivia, and made my way inside.  It was relatively busy already with, as I found out later, many customers who were staying for trivia.

I settled into a seat at the bar and asked if the owner, Johnny Murphy, was there.  I was greeted shortly by both Johnny, and his wife Susan.  We spoke of Catch The Mania trivia, and of how they switched from another pub quiz company and were very happy with the switch.  We spoke of their trivia customers,  that were a range of Clemson University students to locals who just loved to play weekly.  We spoke of the huge, positive effect it has had on their Wednesday nights.

The seats filled.  The pizza cooked and the beer flowed.  I hope I can make it back to Tony’s in South Carolina again.

For photos of the evening, visit a Facebook gallery at https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.10151464461334125.1073741826.281545394124&type=1

For some great pizza, trivia and atmosphere, check out Tony’s…more information can be found on their website at http://www.tonyspizzasubs.com/

Say hello to Johnny and Susan.  Some of the most enjoyable and friendly owners I have met in a while!