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Trivia in Naperville

What’s the capital of Nevada? What’s the top speed of a Boeing 747 in miles per hour? And what Brazilian soccer player was nicknamed “The Phenomenon?” The answers to any of these can help you win big in Naperville.

It’s all part of Trivia Night at World of Beer. Every Tuesday the crew invites “Go For It Entertainment” and locals to come out and test their knowledge while enjoying a drink.

“It brings a huge crowd and it’s always a blast. Our regulars over time have learned to absolutely love it, so you see a little friendly competition that keeps bringing them back,” said Rob Sanner, Product Manager at World of Beer.

Here’s how it works: come to the bar with a team and a team name, wager your points, and hope to get the most answers correct for a chance at the prizes.

“I try to make it kind of an experience, you’re hanging out at the bar, and I’m the guy you come to hang out with. That’s the experience I’m trying to go for. The questions generally run the gamut of trivial pursuit questions, movies, sports, history, science, that type of thing,” said Jeff Gimm, Trivia Host with “Go For It Entertainment.”

With over 17 teams competing in one night, it’s clear the trend is catching on.

“About nine years ago, nobody had trivia in the ‘burbs, if they did I didn’t hear of them. It’s just been growing, and growing, and growing and there’s a whole bunch of different bars and trivia nights,” said Gabriel Ortiz, Owner of “Go For It Entertainment.”

And anyone can play- from first timers…

“So we’ve talked about anything from like shark week questions, to general trivia, and random questions, trying to get the closest answer, so we’re doing our best. We’re not doing great, but we’re trying,” said Courtney Voise, a first-time player at World of Beer.

To seasoned veterans…

“We’ve been playing trivia for 12 years, I love trivia, love playing it, we’ve played in tournaments with Gabe before, won $2,000,” said Mike Tennyson, a trivia player.

While the top prize tops out around $30 dollars at World of Beer, most come out just for the experience.

“Drinking beers, having fun with your friends, and why not play trivia as well?” said Joe Marks, a trivia player.

Naperville News 17’s Alyssa Bochenek reports.


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