Trivia Night at Gene’s Place (Wed., 2/16/22)

Trivia night packs them in at Gene's Place.

Trivia night packs them in at Gene’s Place. 

Some call it a dive. Others, home. Many come for a board game, or trivia night but return for the camaraderie, dartboard, and daily drink specials. Nestled between Atwood Street and York Way, Gene’s Place may be the best South Oakland bar that you’ve never heard of. Owner Gene Ney teaches business courses part-time at Carlow University, which makes him an educator both in front of and behind the bar. The three flat screens are tuned to either professional Pittsburgh teams or to Pitt athletics. Weekly draws include: Tuesday’s Board Game Night with  22 oz. Long Island Ice Teas for $6. Another popular night is Trivia on Tap, 9 p.m. every Wednesday. Harrison Kinzler and Mike (“Marty”) Stanis make for some tough quizmasters, but to the victors go free booze. Wednesday specials include select double vodka drinks for $4. Winners or losers, everyone leaves with a smile on their face and knowledge gained. Also try the Old German beer on tap. It is on special daily with a 22 oz. draft for $2.50 and pitchers $6. 3616 Louisa St., Oakland. (C.M.)

Trivia contest player Regina Maenz confidently writes down the answer to a question on her card.

Trivia contest player Regina Maenz confidently writes down the answer to a question on her card.

Photos: Rick Handler