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Standard Bar
1332 N Milwaukee Ave
Chicago, IL
60622
Tuesday, Aug 23, 2016
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6 to a Team, Especially If You’re From UNC!
Knickerbocker

Last night at Standard Bar was a solid night of quizzing. Seven teams duked it out for the majority of the night, spending extra energy during those killer bonus shot rounds. You guys at Standard sure know how to have a good time and I find your enthusiasm quite inspiring. That microphone, however, was damn tricky and I apologize to everyone for taking so long to get the hang of it. But luckily, your trusty Jon will be back next week to continue his mastery of quizzing. We had a couple teams last night with 7 or 8 people playing that I had to disqualify from winning the final prizes. Fortunately, neither team actually placed in the top three spots,
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McLadden's (Simsbury)
6 Wilcox Street
Simsbury, CT
06070
Tuesday, Aug 23, 2016
[Tuesdays @ 9:00 pm]
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When Drawing Isn't Enough
Pope Pepe

This particular blog is going to seem a little out there, but follow me with this one, ok? I have nothing but bad memories attached to The Wizard of Oz and all things associated with it. Way back when, before the invention of “cable” movies were shown a few times a year. I’ve said it before, I grew up on the cusp of the great cable/VHS/home movie revolution. It was an amazing time full of hope, wonder, and really large electronics. Disney of course was on the forefront, sending out tapes just as quickly as they could be made. No other family movies were really out. I mean, no one really thought to push out old movies. Why? You could still sell them to regular
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Born on a dark and stormy night, Joe came into this world asking questions. That sort of belligerent attitude was just the thing, and he eased into the role of Quizmaster. Hailing originally from the great state of Connecticut, Joe comes to quizzing by way of Washington, D.C. and New York City.

After several failed attempts to break into the acting world, Joe decided that producing was his bag. He produced several small venue concerts, comedy shows and benefits. He also produced the two full length musicals Lunch (part of the New York Musical theatre Festival) and Titus X, a blood soaked, punk rock, balls out adaptation of Titus Andronicus.  Joe spent years in the non profit world as well, working for various groups until he decided to strike out on his own.

Striking out brought him back to Connecticut where he ran his own business and free-lanced in the non-profit development field. He comes to Geeks Who Drink thanks to his love of all things geek (Star Trek 4evah!) and drinking. He can be found, pipe in hand, downing a glass of Famous Grouse scotch most nights...after he's put his son to bed. Joe currently resides in the central realms of Connecticut with his two cats and his destiny.

Thanks to everyone for their support and remember; everyone's a winner...unless you lose.


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The Forum Tacoma
815 Pacific Ave
Tacoma, WA
98402
Tuesday, Aug 23, 2016
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In which we point at Mike Hunt...
Ozzimo or The Captain

In living color! That was the new hotness at quiz last night. It's probably weird to be impressed by color printing but when you have been using the same black and white packets for almost 6 years, seeing the new shiny glossy color packets was like walking out of the bar into the bright mid-day sun in July. At first it burns, and then it's beautiful. The quiz itself went wonderfully. Lots of teams with lost of different takes on how to spell things. But in the end, there can only be one winner.... and a second place. So who were they? Well, in third place with 72 points was "Here for the Beer" and you can't fight the team name. I just wish they were "Wizzin' for the Quiz" instead.
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I was born a poor black child... hold on... nope thinking of someone else. I was born in Suburbia. Like, smack dab. My hometown of Puyallup is famous for 3 things.

1.  1. Before Prohibition it was the hops capital of the world. (Thanks a lot Puritans!! Grrrr) But this just goes to show that when they say there's something in the water around here, they're talking about beer.

2.  2. The guy who played the Dad on "A Christmas Story" graduated from Puyallup High School and is, as far as I know, the most famous person to grow up here.

3.  3. It is the current home of your humble Quizmaster, Ozzimo.

Anyway, here's the quick and dirty. I'm class of 01 from Puyallup High School; I left high school thinking I wanted to teach Choir as that was basically the extent of my knowledge. When I got to college I found out how little these people make and how hard they had to train to do it. I immediately changed my major to Political Science and have never looked back. This is one of the main reasons not to argue with me when you think I’m wrong. I'm trained to win a fight, even if the other person is 6 kinds of right.

I started quizzing when a coworker of mine turned me on to the quiz and mentioned GWD was looking for a Tacoma quizmaster. I went through the pre-req community college course, the ritual hazing, the bleeding/burning of saint if I ever left the family, and the chopping off of my ring finger on my right hand. I'm told this is all legit and there was no need to look it up to check.

You can find me at the Forum on Tuesdays at 8:30. I highly suggest ordering the Juicy Lucy while you're there.


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4 Barrel Bar & BBQ
7702 Ralston Rd
Arvada, CO
80002
Tuesday, Aug 23, 2016
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11: Big Prizes, Big Revelations
RESII

Thanks to Tito’s Vodka, Booty Sweat took home $50 for the bar and a huge bag of swag: T-Shirts, towels, and perhaps most importantly, a bottle of Vodka. Sex Pants None the Richer became richer that night too: after finishing in second, they received a $20 bar tab for their efforts. Do you feel left out? Don’t fret yet—Tito’s will be back for the next three weeks giving away lots of stuffs and moneys. Things we learned in Tuesday’s quiz: -The four Baldwin brothers have an average height of six feet-Charles Dickens wrote a novel that sounds more depressing than Oliver Twist-The
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RESII was born in the 17th state of the union under the sweltering summer sun.  From humble beginnings, this future Buckeye became third best player on the middle school chess team (out of four).  After that, his life became a blur of Mountain Dew and worse decisions.  In his spare time, he enjoys highlights of Buster Tillman, not giving change to the homeless, and Harper Lee novels.  This is his first production of Geeks Who Drink.  He would like to thank his lucky stars and all his deceased pets for helping him cope with the good times.


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Lakewood Brewing Co.
2302 Executive Dr
Garland, TX
75041
Tuesday, Aug 23, 2016
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Tempting
dammit kevin

I hope everyone tried the French Quarter Temptress tonight. It’s basically coffee flavored Temptress and it’s really good. TBH, I’d probably like <almost_anything> flavored Temptress. I would have said <anything> flavored Temptress but I am sure that some of you dirty bastards would come up with some examples of things that I wouldn’t like. But it might be more difficult than you think. ;) Tonight’s quiz was dominated by Hitler and Temptresses. The Temptress angle was just discussed (plus we had a team named The Temptress & The Geek – we never could figure out which of them was which). Hitler, on the other hand, snuck
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I like turtles


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Thunder & Buttons II
2415 W. Colorado Ave.
Colorado Springs, CO
80904
Tuesday, Aug 23, 2016
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Musing on "Meaningful" Debate
RobotNarwhal

Thunder and Buttons has my heart.  We missed last week due to an unexpected plumbing issue (some pipes exploded in this elderly building, thus requiring immediate attention).  And this week, they are BACK with FLAIR. Bear with me here, I ate some sliders: falafel patty, white cheddar, fried jalapeno, chipotle-raspberry jam, and pecan butter on a pretzel roll.  HOLY MOTHER OF WHATEVER, THAT THING WAS TITS.  (That’s slang for good, the kids tell me.  Why “tits” is good and “balls” is bad, I’ll never really know).  Regardless, *slow clap.*  I didn’t even take a picture because I wasn’t thinking
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Jessica has two of the greatest jobs ever: QMMF, and drinking beer for a living.  We are not even kidding.  She also enjoys movies, Science Fiction, rock and roll, taking longs walks on any available tropical beach, and slowly vying for world domination.  She's an irritating optimist with an existential bend, and is a fan of tattoos that include punctuation marks and/or robots.  She has an unhealthy obsession with whales, and although she kinda prefers humpbacks, narwhals are pretty damn cute.  And don't even get her started on belugas.


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Timbers Sports Bar
136 West Tomichi Avenue
Gunnison, CO
81230
Tuesday, Aug 23, 2016
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An Orifice and a Gentle hand.
Jantz in Your Pants

It was a dark stormy night and the first Tuesday of classes at Wasted State.  Those two things combined didn’t keep Geeks from showing up at Timbers Sports Bar.  The bar is busy when you have to bring in wet tables and chairs from outside, for two extra teams.  It was packed and getting loud.  Alright, Anthony was getting loud.  It beats a table full of drunken bikers any day of the week.  David got the email question bonus prize and won a box full of GWD stuff.  It’s also the reason his team does consistently well because they also give you some clues to what some of the rounds might be.  It was nice to see some new faces at the Quiz and
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Originally from Columbus, Ohio.  Moved to the sprawling metropolis of Gunnison, Colorado to attend Western State.  And yes, I did graduate with an Anthropology degree.  My hands are magic to a bicycle.  Although, not so much with the ladies!  Speaking of the ladies, I love to pitch a tent, when camping. 


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The Bulldog Lowertown
237 E 6th St
St. Paul, MN
55101
Tuesday, Aug 23, 2016
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More likely than hitting your windshield with a grand slam.
Magic Wendy

But still an unprecedented, out-of-the-park feat dominated tonight’s quiz play. We’ll Always Have Rio demonstrated the golden touch of perfection for the first five rounds of the night. And while round six broke their streak, in that round, only they knew the Dickins’ novel Bleak House by its rainy description. The Kettle Wonders’ punted with the amusing guess, Great Expectations of Rain. I was thrilled the Pixies’ Gigantic was featured in tonight’s audio round. With correct identification of the tune, The Fighting Mongooses reinforced, yet again, they have excellent musical taste. Throw down the name Burgess
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After many crazy, yet humbling years of pub quiz play, it became obvious there was only one way I was going to know all the answers. No…I’m not talking about cheating. Cheaters never win. Oh, except for Lance Armstrong, A-Rod and chad-powered presidential candidates. 

But honest lil’ me? I chose the high road to the palace of geek wisdom. So here I am. A member of the elite Geeks Who Drink Quizmaster team bringing it every Tuesday night to the Bulldog in Lowertown St. Paul. The wickedly challenging questions will make you smarter and the drinks will make me prettier. So who’s ready for another round?


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The Blind Donkey (Long Beach)
149 Linden Avenue b100
Long Beach, CA
90802
Tuesday, Aug 23, 2016
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Did you know: Neil Diamond spent the first years of his career under the name "Neil Coal"
Resident Egon

There’s always one, or two, or sometimes three who just don’t listen, or just don’t care. But we takes care of our businesses and soon they care. Or they ought to. If you don’t care, then the name calling begins and things get weirder. You know I had some douche waiting for me outside once? It’s a pub quiz, you misbehaved, and were just called a douchebag over a loud speaker…get over it. Speaking of misbehaving…when you try to join quiz late in Round 8 cause you just came into the bar that’s totally awesome. But for the love of god stop tearing out just a single answer sheet for yourself without even looking at the packet! Do those
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Born on a mountaintop in NYC, crowdedest place in the land of the free. Moved cross the country just tryin' to see, come to California when he was only 3.

Bryan, Bryan the Quizmaster. Duke of the wild frontier. (I wouldn't want to be King...too many assassination atttempts)


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Tom Bergin’s Public House
840 S. Fairfax Ave.
Los Angeles, CA
90036
Tuesday, Aug 23, 2016
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Charles Nelson Reilly could never be a Marine
Jacy

It happens way too often at my quizzes, we start going on a tangent about Charles Nelson Reilly.  If you know me, you are probably aware that I spent way too much of my childhood watching strange television, including the Game Show Network when all they read were re-runs of 70’s shows, so I know all sorts of strange celebrities.  Also, you may know that I’m a fan of X-Files and that one of the best episodes is “Jose Chung’s From Outer Space” which starts Charles Nelson Reilly at the titular author.  So when
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Southern California native, Jacy grew up in Long Beach CA, where he learned how to survive surburbia in an old Volkswagen and slanging foam at chain coffee shops.  He later moved to Los Angeles proper to attend UCLA where he has a BA in History.  You can find him attending comedy shows, strange music venues, and eating a lot throughout Los Angeles.


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The James Joyce
513 State St.
Santa Barbara, CA
93101
Tuesday, Aug 23, 2016
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Thanks A Pygmalion
Kate

Welcome back to the James Joyce! We missed a few of our regular teams tonight, but the several first-time and returning teams that came in made up for it and then some.  Climbing up to third place tonight, we had Tolerable, and in second place was The Bottomfeeders! And The Better Quizzness Bureau cruised to first. Congrats! Now for my dishonorable mentions, the answers so wrong they’re right! Having gained some form of limited precognition, Tolerated followed the incorrect answer to the round 3 question about the Royal Tenenbaums with “(This is the most wrong ever)”. Fucking
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Boxcar
530 S. Guadalupe St.
Santa Fe, NM
87501
Tuesday, Aug 23, 2016
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Audio Round Theater Kids Edition - Don't Sing The Answers
Kevin

Well heya geeks, how's your Wednesday treating you? With words of fury, sleeting snow, and two ravens swirling atop the great spear of the world? No? Then I guess it ain't a proper Wednesday, now is it? I kid, I kid. Fun times last night at the Boxcar, with four teams entering the arena of wits and constitution. From Europe, we had The People's Republic of Verona, from the East, Chairman Meow, the Midwest provided Mouserat (The Pit), and of course, Those Guys. Everybody knows Those Guys. The quiz was a lot of fun, although
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Gourdough's Public House (South Lamar)
2700 S Lamar Blvd
Austin, TX
78704
Monday, Aug 22, 2016
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What will Ryan Lochte do for work?
Patrique

My guess is he will probably work for a Lock company, and be the spokesperson who can never figure out a combination lock. That literally seems like all he is capable of.    I know, the olympies are over but he is still finding a way to make headlines. Obviously he's a big dumb idiot, i feel like i said this before 4 years ago. Didn't we have this conversation already?   Onto the new - football is almost back! You guys probably don't know but I'm a huge college football fan. My favorite team is_________. If you can name my favorite team, i'll buy you a drink next week. Its pretty easy. If you name my least favorite team  your team automatically
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Patrick hails from the mean streets of (suburban) Detroit. Quizzing since he was in middle school, he is no stranger to trivial knowledge. His friends posit that is the reason his head is so large.

Outside of the bar you can catch him being handy around the house, hiking, paddling, and doing whatever he can to be outside.

He will tell you he has a healthy interest in Arrested Development, but you should know that whenever you bring up the show, it shifts a little bit. 

Patrick was recruited by GWD on the not-as-mean streets of Boston. They trained him and shipped him to Austin, TX, where he currently works. The Austin staff has been on record saying how great it is to have him in the rotation, often citing his charm, wit, experience, French kissing abilities, and his humility. 


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Joe Sent Me (Waltham)
849 Main St
Waltham, MA
02451
Tuesday, Aug 23, 2016
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Scandal and Deception Attempt to Taint the Purity of the Pub Quiz
Chris

In what many are already comparing to the Rosie Ruiz scandal in the 1980 Boston Marathon, "The Whale" as they referred to themselves attempted to pull a fast one on the 50+ other people at Joe Sent Me by illegally having too many people on their team.  Apparently, as some Quizzers exclaimed "They felt rules don't apply to them!"."I came out for a fun night of fair play and honest questions, when I saw the Whale was about to win, it reminded me of Pearl Harbor, Designing Women being pulled from TV, and Tom Holland being cast as Spiderman in the reboot.  IE Things that should never have happened." -M Sullan (Captain of Team Area Code Cape)
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Quizmaster Fallon comes from a strong Pedigree of Quizmasters. His father was a quizmaster for decades and taught him the ropes of how not to just ask the question, but to be the question. Well known to give credit for answers that aren't just wrong, but ridiculously wrong if you are in last place, he has become known as "The Quizmaster of the People" he describes it as follows. "I look at myself as Mario Kart's blue shell IRL. It's no fun to know you are going to lose half way in a race, so Mario Kart gives last place a tool that only targets the winners. In my quizzes I'm the tool." - Quizmaster Fallon


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Local Tap
7300 W. 119th St.
Overland Park, KS
66213
Tuesday, Aug 23, 2016
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A Literal Litter of Alliterative Allusions to Literary Litanies
That Guy Evan

Allow me to alleviate a lot of allure about alliteration.  Tuesday’s test tried teams’ tenacities to the tip of torture, trying to tell of tomes too troublesome to tag.  Perhaps a particularly playful part of the production personnel prone to partially pretentious persiflage placed these problems for precocious or pedantic purposes.  Or maybe it’s more mundane.  Regardless, I resisted reservations of reading them for reasons I request to retain.   The delightful debacle debuted with “Down and Dirty,” (R1) a discussion on dingers of dubious description, and only once I offered “Offices and Officers,” (R4) occasionally
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Well, I attended Juilliard, I'm a graduate of the Harvard business school, I travel quite extensively, I lived through the Black Plague and had a pretty good time during that. I've seen "The Exorcist" about a hundred and sixty-seven times, AND IT KEEPS GETTING FUNNIER EVERY SINGLE TIME I SEE IT!


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Suzie's Dogs & Drafts
32 N Phelps Street
Youngstown, OH
44503
Tuesday, Aug 23, 2016
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Why No Free Drinks For Everybody
Thomas

So once more we enter Suzie's Dogs and Drafts. This week the combatants for Quiz Champion are Wolftron (gotta get there on time), Pete Wheeler MVP, This Photo is Doctored, Go My Huzband, The Abusement Park, Ditch Delivered by a Drab, The Wesley Crushers, Cappa Berry Podo, Pickles and Her Henchmen, American Hoseheads, Doomsday Jesuses, and Drop it like it's Hoth. Today's topic why everyone can't have free stuff. So I used to do the bonus questions a little differently and thankfully that's all remedied now. We've adopted the write it on the back and every team who gets it right gets shuffled and 1 randomly chosen to get
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