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Houston’s Mezzanine Lounge Crowned Smartest Bar in Buzztime’s Smart Bar Competition

Orange’s Danny Ks Cafe (CA) and Billiards and Cleveland’s West Park Station (OH) join Mezzanine Lounge in the Buzztime Smartest Bar’s Winners Circle as 2nd and 3rd place, respectively

CARLSBAD, Calif. (December 14, 2011) — NTN Buzztime, Inc. (NYSE Amex: NTN), a leading social entertainment and integrated marketing platform for bars and restaurants, is excited to announce the winners of the Buzztime Smartest Bar Competition. Finishing 1st and taking the title of Smartest Bar is Houston’s Mezzanine Lounge. Orange’s Danny Ks Cafe and Billiards won 2nd place, with Cleveland’s West Park Station finishing in 3rd place.

To determine the Smartest Bar, Buzztime challenged its 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. After months of competition, 80 bars and restaurants qualified for the final round with Mezzanine Lounge, Danny Ks and West Park Station taking top honors and walking away with Smart Bar accolades.

The patrons from Houston’s Mezzanine Lounge captured the title of Smartest Bar across US and Canada by scoring a whopping 24,483 points to win 1st Prize. Orange, CA’s Danny Ks Cafe and Billiards team came in 2nd place amongst the remaining semi-finalists, narrowly beating out 3rd place winner Cleveland’s West Park Station by a mere 2,164 points. For a complete list of the prizes and awards, visit //smartest.


“Mezzanine Lounge has settled the ultimate debate: they are the smartest bar across the US and Canada” said Michael J. Bush, President and CEO, NTN Buzztime, Inc. “We congratulate Mezzanine Lounge and our other top winners, and would like to thank all the participants in the Smartest bar competition. It’s been a fun journey this year and we look forward to finding out who will be the Smartest Bar in 2012.”

Participants were quizzed to see if they could provide correct answers to questions in the bar game’s following categories: The Sciences, The World, The Shows, The Past, The Games and the Arts. The top bar and restaurant scores were determined by the location’s average of the top five player’s scores.  Final scores were the sum total of the locations’ top four weekly scores in November.

Additional information and prize packages can be found here: //smartest

About Buzztime
NTN Buzztime, Inc. (NYSE Amex: NTN) is a leading bar and restaurant social entertainment and integrated marketing platform. Trusted by 3,900 bars and restaurants in North America since 1985, Buzztime integrates trivia, card and sports games with in- and out-of-venue messaging and communication tools.  With over 2,100,000 registered consumers and nearly 50,000,000 games played each year, Buzztime players spread the word and invite friends and family to their favorite Buzztime location to enjoy an evening of fun and competition.  With Buzztime entertainment and marketing solutions, bars and restaurants attract new customers, turn casual visitors into regulars, and give guests a reason to stay longer.  For the most up-to-date information on NTN Buzztime, please visit www.buzztime.com or follow us on Facebook or Twitter. To get Buzztime for your bar or restaurant, visit https://www.buzztime.com/business/.
Forward-looking Statements
This release contains forward-looking statements which reflect management’s current views of future events and operations, including but not limited to statements about word of mouth, invitations by players, regular visitors, guest stays, number of locations, and player participation. These statements are based on current expectations and assumptions that are subject to risks and uncertainties that could cause actual results to differ materially. These risks and uncertainties include the risks of adverse economic conditions, failure of customer and/or player demand, lower market acceptance or appeal of both existing and new products and services by particular demographic groups or audiences as a whole, termination of partnership and contractual relationships and the impact of competitive products and pricing. Please see NTN Buzztime, Inc.’s recent filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission for information about these and other risks that may affect the Company. All forward-looking statements included in this release are based on information available to us on the date hereof. These statements speak only as of the date hereof, and NTN Buzztime, Inc. does not undertake to publicly update or revise any of its forward-looking statements, even if experience or future changes show that the indicated results or events will not be realized.

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