Buzztime to Crown North America’s Smartest Bar this Monday

Buzztime to Crown North America's Smartest Bar this Monday

Champion to be determined Monday in Buzztime’s Smartest Bar Championship; 3300 Bars Competed in 2013, only 76 Remain

Who says smart people don’t go to bars?

Regulars at 3300 bars and restaurants across the US and Canada not only beg to differ they’ll challenge you … to a game of Buzztime trivia, that is. Especially those who have survived multiple rounds since April to crack the Top Ten heading into Monday’s final to determine the Smartest Bar in North America or, officially, Buzztime’s Smartest Bar.

Buzztime, the world’s leading in-venue, social gaming and entertainment provider for the past 27 years today announced its finalists for its 2013 championship. They are, ranked in order of current standings:

  • The Mezzanine Lounge (Houston, Texas)
  • Buffalo Wild Wings North Rock (Wichita, Kansas)
  • Teaser’s Pub (Chicago, Illinois)
  • Scooter’s Pub Sports Bar & Grill (Las Vegas)
  • Mr. B.’s Sports Grille (Los Alamitos, California)
  • Ram Family Restaurant & Sports Club (Puyallup, Washington)
  • Half Moon Sports Grill (Phoenix, Arizona)
  • Runyon’s (Seaford, New York)
  • The Village Inn (Skokie, Illinois)
  • Four Corners (Chapel Hill, North Carolina)

To determine the Smartest Bar, Buzztime each year challenges its vast network of thousands of bar and restaurant customers in two countries to compete head-to-head answering sports, art, history and pop culture bar trivia questions. In the one-hour championship round, each bar and restaurant will put its top five players’ average scores against the other 75 remaining teams for the championship trophy, banner and $500 cash for winning the title. The Mezzanine Lounge in Houston, Texas, is the 2-time defending champion and leads the field going into the final round. The championship will be live at each respective venue beginning at 9 pm ET/8 pm CT/6 pm PT this Monday, August 26, 2013.

“Every year, Buzztime’s Smartest Bar competition gets better and this year’s final round promises to be the best and most exciting ever,” said Buzztime’s chief marketing officer Barry Chandler. “What started as a modest competition has turned into a North American phenomenon in just three years. If you want to see some of the world’s best trivia players, you need to be there Monday night as your favorite watering hole stakes its claim as Buzztime’s Smartest Bar.”

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 or follow us on Facebook or Twitter.