Going out to the bar with your friends is usually the start to a nice, relaxing evening. You can kick back, talk about your week, drink a few beers and enjoy yourself. It might be the part of the week you enjoy the most. At your local bar, you know the bartenders and the regulars. It starts to feel like a little family. The only thing that could make it more entertaining is some weekly planned activity nights, such as a trivia night.
Bar trivia nights have grown in popularity in the past few years. Having fun and goofing off while answering questions and competing for silly prizes or drinks and food at the bar is a good time to have with friends. Some bars actually form trivia teams and leagues and get into an intense competition, yet it is all still in good fun. There are a couple companies which have capitalized on the popularity of bar trivia nights by designing official bar trivia games that can be used in any bar or restaurant to host a trivia night.
Buzztime is one extremely popular form of interactive trivia that is widely used throughout the United States in bars and restaurants. It allows players to connect to a network to answer trivia questions, but also features other games such as sports games, a variety of card games and many other features. The popularity of Buzztime has increased in bars and restaurants because not only can it be played at many times of day without an official host, but it can also be synced with social networking. Buzztime can be played on a variety of smartphones and tablets as well as on devices provided by the establishment that is offering the service. Using Buzztime benefits businesses because it allows them to use digital signage to advertise their restaurants and specials as well as letting customers play games. It also draws a new crowd of people to the establishment. People who have heard of the game but not the establishment may seek it out to find a place to play, establishing new customers for the business.
Another extremely popular bar trivia game is Pub Stumpers. Pub Stumpers is a bit more like a traditional trivia night in that it requires a host and a sound system, making the trivia the central focus of the evening for all in the surrounding area. Pub Stumpers is more than just a bar trivia game, it is actually a national federation of leagues of trivia enthusiasts who compete against one another. This particular form of trivia can work in almost any franchise. It makes for a great weekly team building activity which will draw new customers to an establishment each week.
Trivia nights at bars are a great way to boost business and gain new customers in the area. More customers mean more food sold, more drinks bought and more attention brought to the establishment itself. When people really enjoy a trivia night, they bring or invite their friends along to enjoy it too, resulting in a bigger and bigger crowd being drawn each week. People love bar trivia because it is a fun way to laugh and unwind with old friends and new ones, and it breaks up the monotony of going to the corner bar every weekend.