What Our Hosts Had to Say About “That Guy”

We surveyed all of our 75+ hosts to see what was the most irritating part about hosting our events. These were the results, what do YOU think??

We surveyed all of our 75+ hosts to see what was the most irritating part about hosting our events. These were the results, what do YOU think??

Steven: “Song requests that no one has heard of. Me: This song isn’t going to suck, is it? Player: No, this song is SOOO awesome! Then, guess what? It’s the worst song ever.”

Kassandra: “Complaining that the questions are too hard every week. And the people who complain that the questions are too easy. Basically anyone who complains about the questions ALL the time. LOL. How about when servers blatantly look up answers and then tell their teams.”

Bailey: “When my teams send me shots of Tully, secretively, that just randomly appear… JUST KIDDING, I love it! Cheers!”

Ashley: “Turns in an answer then pulls out a phone to google it and not understanding why it matters because they “already turned it in!” Tries to ask me a question WHILE I’m on the mic or asks me to repeat the question for a fourth time because they weren’t paying attention.”

John: “Reaching in the box for supplies right when I just sat it down.”

Craig: “Getting overexcited and in my face with their phone after I read the answer that they incorrectly answered and showing me a Wiki entry or some random non authoritative site.”

Lee: “Contesting their scores after half time when I’m reading the first question of the second half. Or, how about ridiculously folded up answers?”

Bailey: “When my teams send me shots of Tully, secretively, that just randomly appear… JUST KIDDING, I love it! Cheers!”

Heather: “Hmm drunk guys shouting the answer out after I said “please don’t call out the answer”. Asking me if their answer is right every time they turn it in looking for my approval.
Asking to change their answer after they have turned in their “wrong answer”.. like No lol.. Trying to look at the computer to see where they are but acting like they aren’t. LOL.”

Jillian: “Def the shouting out the answers! Soooo annoying! I have one team that every time someone has a higher score than them, they yell out Cheater!!!”

Grace: “Every single time they turn in their answer, they stare at me until I tell them the right answer, even though I’m about to announce it over the mic. Sometimes bartenders help and other teams notice… 🙄

Sam: “Asking if it is right as they turn it in!”

Lora: “When they lean over and ask another table for answers or the servers.”

Devon: “Complaints about the winning team cheating… When they clearly are not cheating…”

Cody: “The team who puts ‘5’ on every answer no matter how many times you explain the point wagering system, even when ‘5’ isn’t an option in Rounds 4, 5, & 6.”

Bradley: “People calling out the answer right before you provide the correct answer. Then when they disagree they are shouting that my answer is wrong..Until a google search proves it right, lol.”

Amy: “Looking up the dang answer the second the team they turn theirs in, or standing and staring at me as they bring up answers to try to get it before it’s announced on the mic!!!”

Ally: “Complaints about point discrepancies, even though they’re wrong and we’re right. Be right if you’re gonna whine about it!”

Nikki: “Offering to get paid to stop the show by patrons trying to get shit faced who are not playing. Or the overtly drunk players who cause scenes, yelling out answers or asking as they turn the answer in if it is right….”

Jeremy: “Your question/answer is wrong and here’s an itemized list why…..”

Matthew: “Complaining about the music, but, never having any suggestions or requests.”

Ryan: “My personal favorite… patrons bitching about the music and not even playing trivia! Got to love it.”

Brad: “Being convinced that teams are cheating even as the answers that they “looked up” are turned in with incorrect answers.”

Kristen: “Players who get too drunk and then stop listening to the questions..”

Tim: “Makes their team name something you really can’t say out loud.”

Bryan: “Using the highest point value every time..”

Marcus: “Requesting songs that take forever to find and then they end up being explicit.”

These are just a few of the things that we love about our players…



We started trivia about a year ago with a host referred to us by a colleague. Although the host was pleasant, he was lacking the charisma necessary to keep the players entertained and engaged. The events seemed a bit unorganized, lacking structure and flow. We eventually realized we could not grow our business to its full potential. A few guests recommend we consider Trivia Nation. We had heard the name, but, weren’t too familiar with the brand. After somewhat effortless research (Trivia Nation seemed omnipresent), we decided to partner with them on our Monday Trivia night. It has been nine months now, and we have been nothing less than thrilled with Trivia Nation’s service. The camaraderie between our “regulars” is exciting to witness. The weekly teams seem to have a special chemistry with the others teams that longtime friends possess. Finally, our host, Eric, delivers the questions and “commentary” with the right blend of witty sarcasm that makes us all smile. Oh, and did I forget to mention our sales are up 30%-35%? We average 60-80 players weekly, mostly the 25-55 demographic. Monday is now definitely my favorite night to work. I highly recommend Trivia Nation to any other restaurant or bar owner desiring to grow his or her business by increasing weekly revenue on an “off” night, while creating an energetic fun, yet professional atmosphere.

Whiskey Jax | Jacksonville, FL | (904) 634-7208

Trivia Nation was hired by V Pizza/Sidecar in 2015 in San Marco, Jacksonville FL. We quickly helped them to make Thursdays at Sidecar the thing to do in San Marco, as we averaged 50-100 players each Thursday, depending on time of season. We increased liquor/beer sales and food sales.

Since then, V Pizza has grown to 7 locations in NE FL and locations in GA and NC. Trivia Nation serves all FL Vpizza locations. We work at Fleming Island, Gainesville, Jax Beach (two nights,) Mandarin, San Marco, Ponte Vedra/Palm Valley, and Fernandina Beach.

“We use Trivia Nation at all of our Florida locations. We put them in our San Marco location originally when we had one location, and now we use them in 7 locations. Steve is an outstanding owner and his positivity is only rivaled by his amazing customer service!! Trivia Nation helps to give us a mid-week boost of increased sales and fun/tips for our staff. We recommend them to other growing brands. Easy to work with and they really help bring in the type of guest that we are looking for! Great partnership!”

Matt Carson, Operating Partner | V Pizza | Jacksonville FL | (904) 553–2723

We at Serenata Beach Club have used Trivia Nation’s services for nearly 6 years and it has been a tremendous success! We used to run our own “trivia night” for our Membership. When we reached out to Trivia Nation we felt it was a much better fit to hire them based on their professional program and reasonable pricing. It was truly one of the best changes we have ever made. Our attendance at trivia on Tuesdays has gone from an average of 50 people to between 100-150 people a night. It is great to hear the Members bragging about winning or how much they enjoyed themselves and then bringing friends with them the following week to show them how much fun it is. Our sales are up and the Members love it. The Trivia Nation team has been great to work with. This really makes our jobs easier and our Tuesday business is one of the most consistent days of the week. We look forward to more years of fun with Trivia Nation.

Serenata Beach Club | Ponte Vedra Beach, FL | (904) 823-3368

We have used Trivia Nation for four years. We used to use a local company that didn’t seem to care about whether it was busy or not. We let them go and are very pleased with our service with Trivia Nation. We average 12-18 teams (40-75 players) depending on the time of the year. They DO CARE about our success and we love our trivia hostess. I highly recommend them!

Rogue Pub | Orlando, FL | (407) 985-3778

Our first customer in Tampa was Yard of Ale in S. Tampa back in 2010. We still work there today! Sunpubs also acquired the Caddy’s Brand and now we work in Caddy’s Bradenton, Caddy’s Gulfport, Macdinton’s S. Tampa, and Macdinton’s St. Pete. Fun, Growing Brand!

“Trivia Nation is absolutely wonderful! We always have a blast on Thursday nights with the awesome Trivia hostess! They are friendly and provide awesome customer service including social media, marketing, a detail-oriented management team and so much more! Thank you for being such a wonderful company to work with!"

Macdinton’s | S. Tampa | (813) 251-8999

We hired Trivia Nation 2 years ago and nearly immediately we saw tremendous positive results. On what was a slower Wednesday, we now have 40-60 guests come in specifically for this Trivia Nation promotion, helping us to see a much more profitable and fun night. And, we are busier on other nights. They have brought in the right type of guests that are fun and spend money!

Iron Oak Post | Melbourne, FL

Irish 31 opened in Hyde Park, Tampa in 2011. We worked there and had a lot of success building their Tuesday nights very soon after it opened. But, they let us go as they tried some other promotions on Tuesday night with limited success. (This happens a lot of times with venues when we work with them in their 1st year.) They reached back out to us in 2015 to work with them again. Now Irish 31 has 7 venues and Trivia Nation services all of them on Tuesday Nights. It has been a great partnership.

Irish 31 | Tampa Bay | (813) 250-0031

It took us about a year before we tried using Trivia Nation. We have been very pleased with our ROI on Tuesdays and we now use them two nights a week. They do what they promise and they care for their customers. They are NOT full of hot air. Our place is busy when they are here.

Harp and Celt | Downtown Orlando, FL | (407) 481-2928

We have used Trivia Nation’s service on Wednesday nights now for over 10 years. We were a bit skeptical because so many other service providers didn’t seem to be the right fit. Trivia Nation listens to the concerns of the client and works hard to ensure success. We would recommend them to other pubs that want to increase sales on a slower night.

Fiddler’s Green | Winter Park, FL | (407) 645-2050

I used Trivia Nation for an event for our younger members of the society, and they absolutely loved it! They were organized and kept things interesting. I definitely plan to use them for future events.

Duval County Medical Society | Jacksonville, FL | (904) 355-6561

I have enjoyed working with Trivia Nation and witnessing the exciting, competitive and lively atmosphere they help us to create on Monday nights! We look forward to continuing our partnership with Trivia Nation and would recommend them to anyone looking to add a fun evening of trivia to their establishment.

Clear Sky Draught Haus | Dunedin, FL | (727) 286-6266

We hired Trivia Nation six years ago after doing our research on the other clients that they were working with. We have been very pleased with the results! Our staff is happy and so are our guests! (And we have new guests…) Our Thursday Trivia Nation night is a really consistently strong night now, and we can attribute over $1000 in new sales due to us hiring Trivia Nation. Their management team IS concerned about our business. They are nice people to work with and they have definitely delivered what they promised.

Broken Barrel | Palm Bay, FL | (321) 728-4755