The Do's and Don'ts of Pub Quiz

So you want to play bar trivia? Here are some tips to make your Quizzoholics experience the best it can be.

DO assemble a well-rounded team. Our quizzo rounds cover sports, pop culture, music, television, history, movies, geography, literature, and more. Do you have a friend who knows every World Series champion by heart? How about someone who can list every president and vice president and the years they were in office starting with Washington? Or someone who knows everything about country music? Bring them along!

DO go with your gut. If you’re unsure about an answer, or have an idea about something but don’t know where that random factoid of knowledge came from, go with your first instinct.

DO eat. And drink. You’re at a table for two hours! It's no secret how our business model works. Our job is to bring people into the restaurant or bar to spend money.  In return we provide a kick ass quizzo event that you and your friends totally enjoy.  Also... tip your server well.(See final don't for more info)

DON’T use your cell phone. Cheating bad! Playing fair good! Yes, we all have tiny computers capable of finding literally any fact ever committed to memory in our pockets, but that doesn’t mean you should use them during trivia.

DON’T shout out answers. If it’s right, you’re a dick. If it’s wrong, you’re a stupid dick. Which brings me to my final point…

DON’T be a dick. Just don’t! Remember, this is a game. At the end of the day, you’re here to play trivia in a bar and drink beers with your friends. Try to keep your voice down when your host is reading questions, especially during the audio rounds. Don’t be a jerk to your fellow competitors. Make it an enjoyable experience for yourself (and everyone else in the bar).

What makes the perfect bar trivia team name?

What’s in a name? Thinking up the perfect team name at trivia night is one of the best parts of coming out to the bar for quizzo – brainstorming with your friends to figure out what’s funny and what isn’t is always good for a few laughs, and so is listening to names other teams come up with. But what makes a great team name?

A good pub quiz team name combines current events and humor– but try to keep it unique. If the president made a particularly goofy tweet (remember covfefe?), chances are other teams will reference it in their names. If you want yours to be a nod that day’s big headlines, make it creative. We don’t want a repeat of the week multiple teams went with “Hangin’ with Aaron Hernandez.”

It can also be a funny observation, like this month’s “I Don’t Wash My Hands After I Pee,” or “She Likes My Dad’s Penis.” Then, there are old favorites, like the many variations of “Quiz in My Pants,” “Better Late Than Pregnant,” “Our Couch Pulls Out, But We Don’t.” They’re all classics, but get creative! You’re already smart enough to come out to the best quizzo night in New Jersey. We know you’re clever enough to put your own spin on a typical team name.

The most important rule to follow, though, is to just have fun! Your team name doesn’t have to crack up the whole bar. Make it an inside joke, or a 50-year-old reference that nobody else will understand. It’s up to you. Now use your sense of humor and get to work.

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