Milwaukee's best bar games & trivia, 2010: Club Charlies
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The votes are in and the winners have been selected for OnMilwaukee's Best: Bars & Clubs, 2010. Find readers' results in 50 categories, including an editors' pick, in this series of articles that run daily in the Bars and Clubs section of OnMilwaukee.com.
Some people go out to bars to socialize with friends. Some are looking to meet people. Others are looking to kick some butt in a little competitive sport. Whether it's pool, darts, dice or trivia questions, getting a friendly game going can be the difference between the same old, same old and a really fun night out -- especially if you're winning.
Milwaukee is a town that appreciates a good bar game (what else do we have to do all winter long?), so competition in this category was stiff. Club Charlies, a new addition to the Third Ward at 320 E. Menomonee St., emerged as the winner.
And while it doesn't have a pool table or an entire room dedicated to video games, it does have a killer trivia night.
Every week beginning at 7 p.m., Charlies bartender Colin Boynton hosts Taco Trivia Tuesday, in which he leads one of a handful of teams to trivial victory while promoting the bar's $5.99 taco platter special. Boynton makes up his own questions, rather than using generic Internet trivia. The games end around 9 or 10 p.m., and the winning team leaves with a $50 gift certificate; second place gets $25.
Co-owner Dawn Bloomfield says that despite the wall-to-wall crowd her trivia attracts each Tuesday, there is always room for more players. Or, if you don't feel like answering random questions, you could always play a round of darts or bar dice.
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I've been up to the trivia night organized by Milwaukees beloved Paul (PK) Kennedy at Brocach on Wednesdays. In addition to fun and creative questions and subjects, Paul, as expected, always peppers the question rounds with one liners. Though the jokes aren't always the freshest, the mood is always light and energetic. Check out Brocach Trivia on Wednesdays at 9pm sharp!
I agree, Paul Kennedy (Wed @ Brocach) is HILARIOUS! Nice way to break up the week and non-smoking area is definitely a plus!
What about Wednesday night trivia at Brocach with the one and only Paul Kennedy???? He is the ultimate Quizmaster.....I heart Pk.
charlie's has a lovely atmosphere and the staff and owners are great! its a great place to meet with friends or make friends and they are also starting open mic monday nights fyi
charlies atmosphere, staff and owners are lovely and friendly. this bar is a great place to meet with friends or just meet people! they also are starting open mic nights on mondays Feb 1 fyi
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