Pub Quiz

Last night our Fearless Tribe was once again welcomed with open arms and flowing beer taps at BBB (Triple B? B-single U 3s? Better Beer Bureau? Your Hosts ponder these things while not writing questions.)

The absence of Plan J was noted and made some of us sad, while some new teams whose self-esteem needs boosting were welcomed.

We hope "We're Not Going to Win So We're Just Here to Make Friends" did in fact have friendly overtures made toward them, and we see that "Hopefully Not Last" had their hope fulfilled. See here for the proof.

Watch this site for our continuing saga, and remember that you can chime in below in the comments by signing up for

Mary O'Shag
1 Buddha Said Life Is Mediocre 59*
Burger of the Month New Burger, Who Dis? 59
2 Indian Road Burial Ground 58
Red Shoeda Bar 58
3 U of I 8 Fold Path Jogging Club 53
Pork Roll in the Heights 51
Seaman Cumming for Working Taps 51
Womans and Husbands 50.5
Hopefully Not Last 47
We're Not Going to Win So We're Just Here to Make Friends 43
Evil Mr. Phil

If you want a head start on tonight’s questions, I suggest studying all of the Roman emperors. Start at the beginning.

See you tonight at Buddha Beer Bar!

Note: The quiz isn’t a toga party.
Other Note: You can still wear a toga if you want.

Evil Mr. Phil
1 Burger of the Month New Burger, Who Dis? 61*
Plan J 61
2 Red Shoeda Bar 59
U of I 8 Fold Path Jogging Club 59
3 Pork Roll in the Heights 56
Buddha Said Life Is Mediocre 55
Seaman Cumming for Working Taps 55
Womans and Husbands 54
Indian Road Burial Ground 50
A Train Elevator Repair Crew 47
Andy's Vest 45
Tofu Taco Tater Tots 45
Sanderson Sisters 43
Uptown Prairie Dogs 42
Evil Mr. Phil


Our debut at Buddha Beer Bar was a blast.

People came from as far away as the West Village and New Jersey to drink beer, eat yummy food, and answer questions about geography, eggs, homophones, silver, awards, and beer.

The place was packed with the usual denizens, as well as several new teams.

Burger of the Month New Burger Who Dis? took it away in an evening of very high scoring by almost everybody. They bested Plan J in a tiebreaker round that revealed BoTM has better instincts about whale penis size and the length of the Appalachian trail in kilometers.

The BBB staff were terrific, and the owner, James Lee, is charming and hospitable.

We'll see how they feel after next week.

Mary O'Shag

It makes sense that it was published on April 15, 2011, since it's about a bunch of guys who work for the IRS.

The Sadieist

We appreciate your patience as we sort out some logistics for the Uptown Pub Quiz, and we are happy to finally announce that our new day, time, and location are locked in.

The good news: The day and time aren't changing! The quiz will continue to happen every Wednesday at 8pm!

The better news: This is happening right away. Our first quiz at our new home will be next Wednesday, January 15th!

The bad news (for you): We're not telling you where our new home is. Ha-ha! You've got to figure it out yourself.

Don't worry, you're not on your own. To help you find our new home we've created the...

Uptown Pub Quiz Relocation Adventure Puzzle!

The Uptown Pub Quiz Relocation Adventure Puzzle (UPQRAP) is a series of puzzles that will lead you to our new location. This might seem like a lot of unnecessary nonsense. We agree, but we're too deep into this to stop now. We're committed to having the UPQRAP, and there's nothing you can say to stop us.

Just give it a try. Maybe you'll like it.

If you need any help, please reach out to us.

Evil Mr. Phil

We're a week into the new year and there's lots going on here. As you probably noticed in the title, our Rebranding Survey is complete. All of the votes have been tallied and your voices have been heard.

We are now the Uptown Pub Quiz! Stand by for lots of updates to our websites, facebooks, and other branded assets.

Potential new logo?

We're still figuring out some logistics for our new venue, but we'll announce details as soon as we can. We miss you all very much and we can't wait to resume questioning you.

Please stand by and keep checking your mailboxes.

Evil Mr. Phil

We're working on some rebranding, and we'd love your help. The name "IRCPQ" is not transferrable to other venues. Will you please fill out our Quiz Rebranding Survey to help us pick a new name for use at our new venue?

Also, be sure to update all your bookmarks to point to That will be the new digital home for our quiz.

Evil Mr. Phil

After 11 years of slingin' trivia at the Indian Road Café our time there has come to an end. We probably should have planned ahead and given you all some warning, but planning isn't really our thing at the Pub Quiz. We prefer spontaneity, so... SURPRISE! We're moving.

That's right. The Pub Quiz isn't over, it's just relocating. And to ensure that only the most clever quizzers find the new location, we're keeping it a closely guarded secret. We hope to start dropping clues in about a week, so stay tuned. We'll also be doing some necessary rebranding over the next weeks (website name, facebook group, email address, etc) so pay attention for that as well.

We're sorry we didn't get the word out about the final quiz ahead of time as I'm sure many of you would have liked to be there. We had a triumphant quiz without all that gushy and sentimental stuff you sometimes have at a finale.

We're out!
Actual photo of The Sadieist and Professor Lone Star leaving the quiz last Wednesday.

We're super excited about the next thing, and we can't wait to see everyone again in 2020 at our new venue!

Evil Mr. Phil
What is this all about?
Since 2008, the Uptown Pub Quiz has been bringing obscure trivia from around the world to the top of Manhattan. Every Wednesday at 8 PM, rain or shine, we give you a chance to exchange your knowledge for beer and other prizes.

The Uptown Pub Quiz is currently in residence at:
   Buddha Beer Bar
   4476 Broadway
   New York, NY

Our current quizmasters are The Evil Mr. Phil, The Sadiest, Naomi of the North, Professor Lone Star, and Mary O'Shag. Retired quizmasters are Dr. Jordan and OJ the Imposter.

Some people may want to check out the Uptown Pub Quiz on Facebook, but you’re probably not one of those people.
Team Name 01/15 01/22 Total Week Month
1 Burger of the Month New Burger, Who Dis? 61* 59 120        
2 Red Shoeda Bar 59 58 117        
3 Buddha Said Life Is Mediocre 55 59* 114        
U of I 8 Fold Path Jogging Club 59 53 112        
Indian Road Burial Ground 50 58 108        
Pork Roll in the Heights 56 51 107        
Seaman Cumming for Working Taps 55 51 106        
Womans and Husbands 54 50.5 104.5        
Team Name 12/04 12/11 12/18 Total Week Month
1 University of Inwood Rhinovirus Cultivation Club 53 55* 56 164        
Team Name 11/06 11/13 11/20 11/27 Total Week Month
1 All Shoes' Day 55 56 57 55 223        
Team Name 10/02 10/09 10/16 10/23 10/30 Total Week Month
1 University of Inwood Academic Decathlon Death-match 50* 59 56 57 52.5 274.5        
Team Name 09/04 09/11 09/18 09/25 Total Week Month
1 Remedial Mediocrity 54 49 56 51 210        
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