BACKSTORY: Who says smart people don’t go to bars? The regulars at Runyon’s not only beg to differ they’ll challenge you … to a game of Buzztime trivia, that is. That’s because the Seaford, NY bar and restaurant is one of North America’s Top Ten smartest bars and competes for the official title of Buzztime’s Smartest Bar tonight.
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. More than 3300 bars in North America have been competing since April for the title and only 76 remain.
With only tonight’s final competition (a one hour final, in fact) to go, Runyon’s finds itself in a great position: #8 overall. It will put its top five players’ average scores against the other finalists for the championship trophy, banner and $500 cash for winning the title. The Mezzanine Lounge in Houston, TX, the 2-time defending champion, leads the field going into the final. But the Seaford restaurant is “in close striking distance for the title,” says Buzztime.
WHEN: TONIGHT! - Monday, August 26, 9 pm ET – 10 pm ET
3928 Merrick Road
Seaford, NY 11783
WHAT: Buzztime’s 2013 Smartest Bar Championship
WHY: To determine the Buzztime’s Smartest Bar for 2013: “Very few bars have embraced the competition like Runyon’s in Seaford. If you want to see some of the world’s best trivia players, you need to be there Monday night as they stake their North American claim as Buzztime’s Smartest Bar,” said Buzztime’s chief marketing officer Barry Chandler.