Wichita Sports Bar Tops 3,300 Bars in US and Canada on Way to Buzztime’s Smartest Bar Championship
Buffalo Wild Wings North Rock in Wichita will now be known for more than wings, beer and sports. After outscoring 3,300 other bars across US and Canada in bar trivia, the sports bar will be remembered for one other thing: being the Smartest Bar in North America.
After surviving multiple rounds since April in Buzztime’s 2013 Smartest Bar competition, B-Dubs® trailed only two-time defending champion The Mezzanine Lounge in Houston, Texas heading into the championship round. And this past Monday, after the one-hour final, its top five players’ average scores proved to be the best of the best against the 75 other remaining finalists, including the heavily-favored reigning champ.
Buffalo Wild Wings North Rock will receive a championship trophy, banner and $500 in cash for winning the title of Buzztime’s Smartest Bar.
To determine the Smartest Bar, Buzztime, a leading bar and restaurant entertainment platform, each year challenges its vast network of thousands of bar and restaurant customers in the US and Canada to compete head-to-head answering sports, art, history and pop culture bar trivia questions.
“Buffalo Wild Wings North Rock did the unthinkable this year in knocking off The Mezzanine Lounge, which has owned this competition since it started. B-Dubs in Wichita shined under pressure and for the next year will be known as the Smartest Bar in North America,” said Buzztime’s chief marketing officer Barry Chandler. “Buzztime’s Smartest Bar competition gets better every year and this year’s final round was the best and most exciting ever. What started as a modest competition has turned into a North American phenomenon in just three years. ”
NTN Buzztime, Inc. (NYSE MKT: NTN) is a leading bar and restaurant social entertainment and integrated marketing platform. Trusted by over 3,300 bars and restaurants in North America since 1985, Buzztime integrates trivia, card and sports games with in- and out-of-venue messaging and communication tools. With over 3.8 million player registrations on the Buzztime platform and over 52 million games played each year, Buzztime players spread the word and invite friends and family to their favorite Buzztime location to enjoy an evening of fun and competition. With Buzztime entertainment and marketing solutions, bars and restaurants can turn casual visitors into regulars, and give guests a reason to stay longer. For the most up-to-date information on NTN Buzztime, please visit www.buzztime.com or follow us on Facebook or Twitter.