Geeks Who Drink Pub Quiz; The Only Pub Quiz That Matters
May 25 - September 7, 2011
Who are you?
Geeks Who Drink is a Denver-based company that hosts pub quizzes at over 100 pubs and restaurants in 13 states. Our quiz is a collective effort of dozens of quizmasters, writers, fact-checkers, graphic designers and artists.
What’s a pub quiz?
Simply, a quiz game played in a pub. It's an Anglo-Irish tradition, but our goal is the same: to foster friendly competition, and promote social drinking. A noble cause!
The quiz consists of eight rounds of eight questions each, played by teams of up to six people. Questions are read aloud by the quizmaster and teams write down the answers, turning them in at the end of each round.
Rounds 1, 4 and 6 are themed rounds – anything from “Eight Questions About Sex That Won’t Make You Too Uncomfortable” to “TV Shows Your Parents Watch.” Round 2 is a music round worth double points: name the artist and title for each song clip. Round 3 is a multiple choice round or a speed round. Round 5 is a visual round based on a printed handout. The all-audio Round 7 usually covers movies or TV shows, and is worth the standard eight points. Finally, Round 8 is always 16 points on Random Knowledge.
One round can be jokered, doubling your points for that round only (yes, the 16-point rounds are fair game). The team with the most points after eight rounds is the winner.
Isn't that just “trivia night”?
No, and no. Most so-called “trivia nights” consist of either an MP3J reading Trivial Pursuit cards in between MP3s, or a bunch of people staring at TVs with buzzers in hand. Our quiz burns through nearly 70 multimedia questions in two exciting hours. The quizmaster gets to know the players, and smack talk flying around in all directions is pretty much par for the course.
Finally, our questions are written in-house and fact-checked by GWD staff, and definitely NOT your grandma’s trivia. In order to get by our editor, questions must be interesting, challenging and entertaining.
You said “challenging” – How hard is it?
In general, the quiz starts off easy and progresses in difficulty as the night goes on. Also, the quiz is set up to reward the most versatile teams. Most folks over 35 will be stumped on questions about the Xbox 360, while most folks under 35 know little about the Reagan years. And just about everyone is stumped when we throw in a round on country music.
To get a feel for our questions check out a sample round here.
Does it cost anything?
With rare exceptions, no. You should buy food and drinks though. Our business model is no big secret: We drive business to our host venues or we get fired. So just ordering water is NOT cool. Plus, fish have sex in water.
Can I play more than one night a week, or is it the same quiz over and over again?
Yes, you can play every night. Each quiz is original so please, go nuts! We don’t repeat questions for at least two years and even then, the odds of encountering a repeat are as likely as seeing Paris Hilton on Charlie Rose – the show or the person.