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A Bar Named Sue (Highland)
3928 S Highland Dr
Salt Lake City, UT
84108
Tuesday, June 30, 2015
[Tuesday 8:00 pm]
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The Night A Guy Died (Or At Least Is Now Dead To Me)
Quizmaster Soss

It was nice to get back to A Bar Named Sue tonight. I don't like when I have to go on vacation to exotic adventures with lots of beautiful women and endless delicacies. But sometimes it's required and something has to give. Special thank you to Sarah for taking over again and always getting my back! I don't quite understand why she's hatin' on Ja Rule, but not everybody can appreciate the hot jamz.   Speaking of that, as usual, you can hear tonight's music on Spotify: DJSN's Grab Yo'self a Towel Mix   We had yet another tie-breaker quiz and it all
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A Bar Named Sue (Highland)
3928 S Highland Dr
Salt Lake City, UT
84108
Tuesday, June 23, 2015
[Tuesday 8:00 pm]
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Get Back On That Horse
Quizmistress SJ

That’s right, I was back in the saddle again at A Bar Named Sue. It’s a lovely place to be, so thanks to Jared for letting me sub. We had a fun evening with some interesting and tough rounds. I think one of my favorite questions was a naming a song by Ja Rule. Yes, there were people that could pick out a Ja Rule song. I want to say good job, but that doesn’t feel like the right thing…um…interesting musical taste? Yeah, that’s what I’m gonna go with. Interesting musical taste.   Our regulars We Don’t Need No Stinkin’ Name was in a name battle because we had another team last night that decided to go
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Two years into this biz, and I am loving being Quizmistress at Lumpy's Downtown on Thursdays. Other than trying to fry brains during pub quiz I spend my life snowboarding and frying my own brain studying science at the U. Not too shabby, eh? After moving around to a bunch of different places after high school and college (Portland, Cuba, Chile, NYC, SLC, DC) I'm back in these big beautiful mountains (I'm from here originally)!

Come hang out with me at Lumpy's Downtown  for more exciting tidbits on the life of Sarah 'Jo' Newhall. That's right, 'Jo'. Not my real middle name, but it is a nickname that makes me turn my head when called. I promise not to laugh too hard when you say Africa is a country or something equally as outrageous.

 

Where I'm working this week

Thursday: Lumpy's Downtown, 8pm


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A Bar Named Sue (Highland)
3928 S Highland Dr
Salt Lake City, UT
84108
Tuesday, June 16, 2015
[Tuesday 8:00 pm]
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Unicorns Aren't All That Special
Quizmaster Soss

Why do we consider unicorns to be so magical? Their bodies work just like normal horses. They have lungs, butts, and kneecaps. They get bitten by mosquitoes, get tired of running, and hungry for Twizzlers just like any other animal. They also get migraines, STDs, and stomach aches... and that's the important part here. When they eat mayonnaise that's been sitting out too long, they get food poisoning and throw up just like you do. And that's why we're talking about unicorns in the first place. Sometimes their bodies don't work perfectly.   All I'm getting at is a long pointless introduction as to why I have 6 drawings of unicorns in the slideshow of photos. Tonight,
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A Bar Named Sue (Highland)
3928 S Highland Dr
Salt Lake City, UT
84108
Tuesday, June 09, 2015
[Tuesday 8:00 pm]
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Everything You Need To Know About New Edition
Quizmaster Soss

We all learned a lot tonight. More importantly, we learned who New Edition is. Or at least what they looked like. Many of you thought they looked like the Jackson 5, but that's just racist. You racists. I feel strongly that you didn't learn enough about New Edition though, so now you're about to get a lesson.   New Edition was by no means the first boy band, but they have a pretty thick branch in the tree of boy band geneology. Maybe you've heard of Bobby Brown and Johnny Gill? Yeah those guys started in New Edition. So, ultimately, you can thank New Edition for this literal hot jam from Ghostbuster 2
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A Bar Named Sue (Highland)
3928 S Highland Dr
Salt Lake City, UT
84108
Tuesday, June 02, 2015
[Tuesday 8:00 pm]
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Bar Named Sue, FTW
Quizmistress SJ

I love this place! The underground basementy-ness, the super awesome staff, the weird buffer space between quizzers and quizmistress (ya know, in case of attack). So, really, I just need to say thanks to Jared for letting me cover his quiz this week. We were a fierce crowd with an ending of just 2 points separating 1st and 3rd place. I heard after that the 2nd place, Raise The Roofies, and the 1st place team, Romancing The Bone are friends who have been bad-mouthing each other back and forth for weeks about winning. So now they know the truth about who are the greatest in the land. Although, Raise the Roofies did come up with a slightly more original
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Two years into this biz, and I am loving being Quizmistress at Lumpy's Downtown on Thursdays. Other than trying to fry brains during pub quiz I spend my life snowboarding and frying my own brain studying science at the U. Not too shabby, eh? After moving around to a bunch of different places after high school and college (Portland, Cuba, Chile, NYC, SLC, DC) I'm back in these big beautiful mountains (I'm from here originally)!

Come hang out with me at Lumpy's Downtown  for more exciting tidbits on the life of Sarah 'Jo' Newhall. That's right, 'Jo'. Not my real middle name, but it is a nickname that makes me turn my head when called. I promise not to laugh too hard when you say Africa is a country or something equally as outrageous.

 

Where I'm working this week

Thursday: Lumpy's Downtown, 8pm


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A Bar Named Sue (Highland)
3928 S Highland Dr
Salt Lake City, UT
84108
Tuesday, May 26, 2015
[Tuesday 8:00 pm]
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Why I Won't S Your D
Quizmaster Soss

Who doesn't love a giant boardgame with Margaret Thatcher giving you sexy eyes? Tonight's Visual Round was all that and more and you guys pretty much rocked it. Remind me to never come over to your house and play Chutes & Ladders. But if you see me creeping around and peeking in your windows, feel free to invite me in.   We had a quaint lil' quiz tonight and it felt just like when mom would invite her friends over and play cards and they'd all tell me how great I was and what a good boy I was and inevitably a few of them would start crying because what of what a bag of crap their life had become. It was exactly like that and I am still a good boy. The one difference
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A Bar Named Sue (Highland)
3928 S Highland Dr
Salt Lake City, UT
84108
Tuesday, May 19, 2015
[Tuesday 8:00 pm]
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The Night I Pronounced Everything Correctly
Quizmaster Soss

Now I'm not going to claim that I'm all-knowing (except when it comes to quizzing), but I knew deep down in my fallopian tubes that tonight was going to be a high-scoring buzzer-beater game. It was in the air. It was stirring my loins.  I just knew.  And sure enough, here we are creeping up on a 90-pointer.  I suppose it helps that I was giving out bonus points, but I just could see the focus and competitive romance in your guys' eyes tonight.   So with only a 1-point spread, Christian Dads Who Vape eeked out a first place win tonight!  Aside from the last three rounds, they tied every round with our 2nd place team, First Rodeo,
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A Bar Named Sue (Highland)
3928 S Highland Dr
Salt Lake City, UT
84108
Tuesday, May 12, 2015
[Tuesday 8:00 pm]
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The Night I'll Never Wash My Boobs Again
Quizmaster Soss

There were a few special guests in the crowd this week at your neighborhood bar named Sue. Firstly, our buddy David Beckham dropped in to guest host on a round and sign autographs on my breasts, so that was not only cool, but also it totally happened. Secondly, my loving and wholesome mother showed up in town because she wanted to find out about this famous Bar Named Sue and their world-class pub quiz hosted by her favorite son. She admitted to sandbagging her team and told me my music wasn't clean enough, but she at least enjoyed the food. Last but not least... actually yes least... a couple of the sexiest local quizmasters showed up to prove they still got some pubchops even without the
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A Bar Named Sue (Highland)
3928 S Highland Dr
Salt Lake City, UT
84108
Tuesday, May 05, 2015
[Tuesday 8:00 pm]
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The Night I Served Two Thousand MCs
Quizmaster Soss

One day when I worked at a snack shop, this guy - obviously on some kind of drugs - comes up and says "Dude, I need two eggs - hold the seahorse." I looked at him for a second and go "Two eggs? Like, scrambled eggs?" And he goes "No man, just crack them into a cup and give me the cup." So I put the eggs in the cup and try to figure out how I'm about to regret it, and I just gave him his order. He gave me 20 dollars, picked up the cup, and goes "YOU WERE NEVER GIVEN THE LIFE YOU DESERVED. I WILL NOW SET YOU FREE!" and pours the two eggs onto the sidewalk and walks off. But twenty bucks is twenty bucks. Tonight's first place winner was First Rodeo and second place was
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A Bar Named Sue (Highland)
3928 S Highland Dr
Salt Lake City, UT
84108
Wednesday, April 29, 2015
[Tuesday 8:00 pm]
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Here's A Story For Those Of You With Writer's Block
Quizmaster Soss

I have an idea for a book and any of you are free to take this idea and run with it. It's the story of old but determined Greg and his caretaker Jane who helps him learn to fit in with the world. Greg lives in a wheelchair and has trouble understanding the people around him but he's slowly learning even at his age. He has trouble getting around but he's figuring that out little by little too. He can't contribute much to the world, but he knows his day will come when he'll be needed. Somethingsomethingsomething drama starts happening and it turns out Greg is uniquely qualified to save humanity because... he's a gorilla. AW SNAP. Suddenly Greg's more primal instincts kick in and
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A Bar Named Sue (Highland)
3928 S Highland Dr
Salt Lake City, UT
84108
Tuesday, April 21, 2015
[Tuesday 8:00 pm]
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The Night I Learned I'm On My Phone Too Much
Quizmaster Soss

I saw tonight's visual round and finished it before I even had time to get a dick pic with it. At first I thought I was pretty smart and clearly a tech genius, but the more I thought about it, the worse I felt about myself. Instead of learning another language or memorizing romantic poetry to recite to a bedfull of women, I'm filling my giant brain up with a photographic rolodex of app icons. And not even ones to be proud of. Yes I had a Candy Crush phase; I won't pretend to deny it. But I also now have an unending phase of regretting that month of my life - and this will stay with me until I die. But I'm not alone. You guys rocked that round also, and I'm equally ashamed of us all. By
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A Bar Named Sue (Highland)
3928 S Highland Dr
Salt Lake City, UT
84108
Tuesday, April 14, 2015
[Tuesday 8:00 pm]
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The Night Of A Mid-April Winter Storm Warning
Quizmaster Soss

I'm gonna go ahead and call it: tonight's quiz gang was the best looking crowd in all of Salt Lake City tonight. I bring the average up quite a bit on my own, but let's not pretend you're not all hot pieces of ass. When the outside gets blustery and April rainy, the only place I'd want to be is quizzing with you dorks at A Bar Named Sue. The knockout trio of Maggie, Hollywood, and Tink is worth it alone, but they also bring the treats and the brew... not to mention all the prizes and giving me a microphone to spew my racist rants. One day I'll get around to doing that... have your phones ready to make me a YouTube star. Congrats to Babez 4 Daze and their narrow
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A Bar Named Sue (Highland)
3928 S Highland Dr
Salt Lake City, UT
84108
Wednesday, April 08, 2015
[Tuesday 8:00 pm]
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The Night You Learned Being A Baby Koala Kinda Sucks
Quizmaster Soss

In Round Four, we found out baby koalas eat their mom's poop to build up immunity to toxins. And so I got to wondering whose poop could *I* eat in order to gain immunity and/or super powers? If Jedi Masters were real things, I think they'd be my first choice because I might absorb some Fecal Force into my system. My second choice is a monk. They're the closest thing we have to actual superheroes, so maybe I'd get some mysterious Tibetan healing power. Speaking of the power of poop, did you know that you can turn it into wifi? I'm not making that up. Our quiz winners tonight
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A Bar Named Sue (Highland)
3928 S Highland Dr
Salt Lake City, UT
84108
Wednesday, April 01, 2015
[Tuesday 8:00 pm]
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The Night We Honored Mr. T
Quizmaster Soss

I was excited to do a round on Mr. T tonight because I truly feel like I've spent too much of my life not giving him the attention he deserves.  The man is a national treasure and you'd be a better person for changing your facebook pic to his headshot. Tonight we also gave props to our first place team, Moo Goo Gai Pan, who I think named their team that just because they know I like saying it.  Second place went to Cocaine 4 Errbody! and they still win a fantastic prize ($40!) because the people at A Bar Named Sue love having us come out and stink the place up. I also want to give some bittersweet advice to team Sean Harley
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A Bar Named Sue (Highland)
3928 S Highland Dr
Salt Lake City, UT
84108
Thursday, March 26, 2015
[Tuesday 8:00 pm]
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We always require a helmet.
The Chairman

SUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUE! I miss you kids. You’re just the galdarned best group a guy could hope to run into on a Tuesday night. It was a bummer Mister QM Soss couldn’t be here for you tonight, but I am always more than happy to try and carry the burden his magnanimous presence leaves me. Fret not! He will be returning to your loving embrace next week. Maybe I’ll show up and harass him then. I need a good evening Sue visit. I’ve been hitting up the day staff lately. It’s such a great spot for lunch. Have you tried their Lucky Old Sun burger? I got two words for you, folks. Egg on a damn burger. That’s more than two,
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Quizmaster Chairman is a fantastic human being. Seriously. Already a household name, he spends most of his time imagining how cool it would be if he donated to charity, adopted orphaned children & did that surgery on Angelina Jolie's boobs.

A Bar Named Sue has named him "The Quizmaster we were assigned" & Piper Down has named him "That guy who fills in sometimes for our other guy." The customers of these places have raved, "He didn't totally fuck up my night," and "I want that man to plant his seed in me."

He has two critically acclaimed graphic novels published internationally, with a third in the works. Perhaps his greatest acheivement is that they are still selling for full retail on Amazon.

He lives alone with his two cats.


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A Bar Named Sue (Highland)
3928 S Highland Dr
Salt Lake City, UT
84108
Wednesday, March 18, 2015
[Tuesday 8:00 pm]
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The Night A Couple Guys Jigged Themselves On Stage
Quizmaster Soss

It was a hoo-hawt-hoppin celebration at A Bar Named Sue tonight. Not only did we give thanks to St. Patrick for inventing beer or whatever he did, but also we hellaquizzed relentlessly amongst all the extra folks showing up for their green brew. We are intrepid. We will not be intimidated. And yes this seat is taken because it's my foot rest and you need to shower bro. Oh well. Quiz haters gonna hate and I'll play the juicy jams for everybody. Your hygiene habits don't sway my mission to spread hot beats all over the land. Somebody actually requested a Village People song last night, but we have higher standards at A Bar Named Sue. Except for your guys' obsession with Limp Bizkit. I
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