One Star Bar
147 West 24th Street (btw 6th & 7th Ave), Chelsea

By subway: 1/C/E/F/M/N/R/Path to 23rd Street. It’s a block and a half due west of Madison Square Park. Grab some Shake Shack and come on by.

This started out as an experiment between Tony Hightower and John Chaneski (of NPR’s Ask Me Another) – could we make a trivia night so bad that people couldn’t help but come and mock us? Would people like a night where questions go missing, the hosts argue all night, the answers get all mixed up, and one of us winds up falling asleep halfway through?

I mean, we’re good, but are we that good? Can we suck so badly that it would still be worth it to come out? Do we really want to become the Andy Kaufmans (Kauf-men?) of trivia? I mean, we have careers. We’re trying to get people to respect us, not throw garbage.

From that idea came this one (a better one). Give a nod to the lowbrow, the bad-on-purpose, the stuff in modern culture and throughout history that gets five stars for lousiness. There are a thousand losers for every winner. Let’s celebrate them.

Hence, One Star Trivia.

You’ll recognize this as a trivia night, and the questions are as well-curated as ever (if a little more oddball from time to time). It’s a great bar, and we can promise a great time, with a little TNYC and a little NPR (and more than a few guest stars along the way).

No cover, teams of up to 5 players allowed (more than that, & you just play as two or more teams; no big deal). Frequent drink specials, a dozen or so beers (including One Star’s own lager) on tap. Come early, as bar & table space tends to fill up.