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MKE League Tourney Info Announced

Thursday, June 14, 2018
MKE League teams! Our latest league is drawing to a close, with the final date to register a score being Sunday June 24th at our 90s quiz (at select locations - see here for details). And details for the post-season tournament have just been announced!

The post-season tournament for our latest trivia league will be held once again at the Red Lion Pub in Milwaukee on Monday July 2nd at 7pm. This also happens to be Summerfest's day-off too.


Tournament topics will include pop culture staples from movies, TV, music and sports. Bring your ringers for all kinds of topics, as knowledge will be across the board.

Watch our Facebook page as select venues will offer extra incentives and bonus points between now and then.

The tournament will be by invite only, with our top 20 league teams all qualifying to take on MKE's elite trivia minds!

MKE League Post Season Tournament details...

When: Monday July 2nd, 7-9pm

Location: Red Lion Pub

How much: FREE (for qualifying teams)

What else: Top ten MKE League finishers will get a table reserved --- all others will be first-come, first-serve.

Will teams be seeded? Yes! Teams will be seeded. The higher your seed, the more quiz hints your team will get in advance.

Team size limit? Yes, teams for the post-season tournament will be limited to 8 players.

What are the Prizes? We'll be giving away $500 cash during the tournament as well as Red Lion gift cards and lots of random booze! Other useless goodies and Quizmaster swag will also be up for grabs too.

But until then, we suggest your team gets busy quizzin' to rack up your league score! And be sure to look out for venues offering bonus points by following us on Facebook or Twitter.

MKE League Table

Sunday, June 10, 2018

The league table for our MKE League will be updated on a weekly basis. The table below shows the league standings after eight weeks of play (all scores as of June 10th, 2018)...

How does the scoring work?
- All teams are awarded 10 points for attending a quiz

- A team is awarded additional points based on how well they do at a quiz...
----- 1st place = 5 points (so 15 points total)
----- 2nd place = 4 points (so 14 points total)
----- 3rd place = 3 points (so 13 points total)
----- 4th place = 2 points (so 12 points total)
----- 5th place = 1 point (so 11 points total)

- Any position 6th place or lower does not offer any additional points, so those teams earn the 10 points just for attending the quiz

- BONUS: We will offer "bonus points" for teams attending certain venues. Watch our Facebook page for announcements on where you can earn bonus points just for showing up. Most of these bonus venues will offer 20 points just for showing. Winning a quiz at such a venue will earn a team 25 points rather than the 15 points you could earn at a regular venue.


Best Team Names of May 2018!

Friday, June 01, 2018

Game of Thrones Trivia Night
- Ramsey Bolton: still less rapey than Harvey Weinstein
- We drink and we know things
- We know nothing
- Dragonstoners
- Sir Pouncy is the Rightful King of Westeros
- A Team Has No Name
- Arya Gonna Buy Us A Shot? (69 points)
- Every Time Someone Says Hold the Door, I Cry A Little Inside
- Sunny with a Chance of White Walkers
- Get Rich or Die Tywin
- Podrick's Pleasure Palace
- Theon's Favorite Toy
- Winter is a hoax created by the Chinese
- Lick my greyworm
- Get rich or die Tywin
- Crows before hoes
- That’s so three-eyed raven
- Kanye Westeros
- Reeks wiener

42 Ale House
- Shoot Tequila not kids
- Everyone buy me (the greatest quizmaster ever) a drink! It’s my b-dizzle tomorrow!

Bavarian Bierhaus
- Africa is not a country, Mom
- O'Trivia Newton John

Bilda's Freiss Lake Pub
- We have the runs why don't the Brewers
- Periodic Table Dancers

Brass Monkey, West Allis
- Say what you want about pedophiles... but at least they drive slow through school zones
- Bi-Curious George and the Disappearing Banana
- Soccer - the Nickelback of Sports
- Fuck our score tonight. We’re keeping the pen
- What's the difference between Jews and dollars? I'd give a shit if I lost 6 million dollars
- Our Team of 8 Would Have Won #ThanksThanos
- The Best Original Team Name
- Roseanne Should Be Behind "Barrs" - Willow is the greatest movie ever... FACT!

Camino
- I Know A Joke About Social Security, But Millennials Won't Get It
- Funt Cases
- Boobytrap Backwards Spells Partyboob
- Four Girls, One 1/2 Pound Sausage
- Jeffrey Dahmer's House of Ribs
- Hit Me Bob Ross One More Time

Camp Bar, Shorewood
- New Kids On The Block Had A Bunch of Hits, Chinese Food Makes Me Sick, I Think Its Fly When The Girls Stop By For the Summer, For the Summer
- I'm Suddenly Feeling Very Weird About Playing Twister With My Brother As a Kid
- In 'Tents' Competition @ Camp Bar
- Charlie Chaplin and Hellen Keller Have One Thing In Common: They're Better When Silent
- We Mixed A Bull Dog with a Shitzu And Got A Bull Shit Score

Camp Bar, Third Ward
- The Hardest Working Man in Show Business is Actually LeBron James
- What do Bill Cosby and Santa Clause have in common? They both come when you sleep
- Donald Trump has a Tinky Winky
- Mil-Wauk-Everywhere because my car got towed
- How Do You Have a Conversation with Hellen Keller?
 - Who the fuck spells Matthew with one T?
- Meme-orial Day Veterans

Camp Bar, Tosa
- The hardest part of a vegetable to eat is the wheelchair
- I had no CLUE that my first time playing TWISTER I would RISK popping my CHERRY
- Second Hand Sex Toys
- Who's the most violent athlete? Novak Choke-a-bitch
- Meghan Markle only plays poker on the toilet because she always has a royal flush
- If the Navy Had the Highest Enlistment, That Would Be a Lot of Seamen!
- Thanks to All Who Served

Club 400
- The morning after Pilsner
- My drinking team has a trivia problem
- Arkansas deaf football team should have been named after The Who

Cork N Barrel
- My couch pulls out, I don’t
- I’m playing with myself

Dugout 54
- The Royal Wedding Sucked

Enlightened Brewery / Twisted Path
- For Next Weeks Picture Round: Animals with Buscemi Eyes!
- They Call Me Elephant Man Too...But For Different Reasons
- Trump's Angels: Marla, Melania and Stormy
- My Face is Tiny Because It's Cold
- Stormy Daniels Likes My Rat Tail
- Feeling Brainless as a Jellyfish
- Thanks for the Text! Love, Your Ex Girlfriends

Izzy Hops
- Don’t Tickle My Pickle
- Today’s Special: Shrimp WINtons
- I Lost My Backpack Downtown, Has Anybody Seen It? - I Like Big Bravo Uniform Tango Tango Sierra
- Roseanne Isn't a Man So She Can't Join the Muslim Bros

Jack's American Pub
- I blow harder than a hurricane. My name is Stormy Daniels
- For everything else, there's bitcoin!
- Quiz Khalifa

Loaded Slate
- Off a lot- if you beat us you beat off a lot
- Were not gay but $20 is $20 50 pts
- Favre dollar footlongs
- Single and ready to be nervous around anyone I find attractive
- Besties with testes
- The society for the promotion of elvish welfare
- Slate sluts
- Mayors of ding dong city

Lucky Chance
- Nashville Waffle House 4 for 1 Victim Special
- DJ Tiny Tip and the Snuggle Fish
- Take One Down, Pass It Around, 98 Bottles of Beer on the Wall

McGillycuddy's
- I before except after L as in leisure
- 90% of German Shepherds are dogs
- Trump pulls out of deals but not porn stars
- Amy Winehouse and the 7 Dwarfs
- Bark Twice if You’re in Milwaukee
- Rapunzel, Rapunzel, does the carpet match the drapes?
- Danny isn’t gay, but $20 is $20

Milwaukee Ale House
- Donald Jamiroqua Trump
- Like a good neighbor...Michael Jackson's right there

Milwaukee Art Museum 
- Too In-Tents
- Tide Pods and Dad Bods
- My Dad WILL walk me down the aisle
- Pitching Tents
- Red Hot Trivia Peppers

Milwaukee Brat House, downtown
- Kanye's Social Media Team
- The "Mass Holes"
- What a Rip-off! My Mr. Potato Head Didn't Come With a Penis!
- David Blaine Made My Anal Virginity Disappear
- You're My Kim Jong Un-ly 1!
- Schlitz Fixture
- "It is in you?" -That's What She Said!
- Courgette, is it in You?
- Batman Only Turns Left
- Make Waukesha great again

Milwaukee Brat House, Shorewood
- Bucks in eight?
- Old dudes who know stuff?
- The Irish fiveskins
- Assistants to the regional manager
- Make Melania's kidneys great again
- Make baseball great again- legalize hat catching
- I give Harry and Megan two weeks
- Yanny
- Smells like right guard
- Roseanne skipped Starbucks sensitive training
- Roseanne is now a barista at Starbucks (they’re racist too)

New Berlin Ale House
- Why Isn't there a pregnant Barbie? Because Ken comes in his own box.
- I’m not a Hader, I just strike out a lot
- Houston, we have a team name problem
- Besties with Testes
- None of your Quiz-Ness

Newsroom Pub
- Netflix and Cuddlefish
- Can we play twister again
- Nothing Newsworthy

O'Lydias
- Cosby pharmaceuticals: you won’t feel a thing!
- Pete Shwetty and his hardy balls

Raised Grain Brewing Co.
- Elevated Oats
- Bath Tubs are Just Reverse Boats!
- Don’t taze me, bro.

Rally Time, West Bend
- My Drinking Team Has A Trivia Problem
- We're Only Here To Establish An Alibi
- Sofa King We Todd Did
- ANDY'S MOMS TOYS
- Liquor In The front, Poker In The Rear

Red Lion Pub
- The brains behind Kanye West
- Cosby's perscription Bill is through the roofies
- Poop Francis the Turd
- Oh No! Not Morgan Freeman!
- Probable Cosby
- Blame it on the a-a-a-a-a-aambien
- Roseanne's Twitter Handlers

Red Rock Saloon
- My couch pulls out but I don’t
- Gimps and Pimps

Second Salem Brewing Co.
- Spiders and condoms: two things we don't fuck with
- #legalizeranch
- Shrek dies in Infinity War

Sobelman's, Richfield
- My Drinking Team Has A Trivia Problem
- 3 Not so Wise Guys
- Bed Bath and Beyonce
- Foxtrot Uniform Charlie Kilo
- Make Richfield Great Again
- Best name. You've Vodka Be Kidding Me.
- Team Laurel, not Yanny
- You win some, you booze some
- The Trivia Terminators “We’ll be Back”

Sprecher Brewery
- Sharing is Clairing
- The Biggest Cliff Hanger Since the Korean War
- Sprecher? I Hardly Know Her
- Amanda Hugginkiz

Three Lions Pub
- Should Have Kept Depeche Mode
- When Kim Jong Il Pulls Out
- Al Capone was a Wabash Rubbish Furniture Salesman
- Pinky without the Brain

The Tosa Tavern
- Mr. Orange in the White HOuse with Ms. Daniels holding his candlestick
- I pay my lawyer for stuff I don't want to know about
- I just Schitzu'd my pants
- That small jean pocket that nobody has a use for
- Dogs are friends, not food
- North Korean Delegation

Whole Foods, Streeterville
- The Bill Cosby Sleep Society
- The 2018 Met Gala was the safest catholic-themed event for children in years
- Rosanne Barr’s #ambien apology tour

Whole Foods, Willowbrook
- Jesus is coming... Quick—look busy

Back 2 the 90s Trivia.... is Back!

Monday, May 28, 2018

We're going back, back, back, back to the 90s! Our 90s themed trivia night is coming to select locations soon!


Sunday June 24th, 2018 (all at 7pm)...
- 42 Ale House, St. Francis, WI
- Brass Monkey, West Allis, WI
- Club 400, Waukesha, WI
- The Landing at Hoyt Park, Wauwatosa, W
- Milwaukee Brat House, Milwaukee, WI
- Milwaukee Brat House, Shorewood, WI
- Red Rock Saloon, Madison, WI

ALL Sunday venues will be offering a prize for "best-worst dressed person", most likely tickets to an upcoming concert festival ;) Arrive in your most awful 90s attire to win!

Wednesday June 27th, 2018
- 8:00PM: Uptown Tavern, Minneapolis, MN

Thursday June 28th, 2018
- 6:30PM: Last Call, Minneapolis, MN

Expect the usual prizes for 1st, 2nd and "best 90s team name" and venues will be running specials too.

This quiz will be on a first-come, first-serve basis and entry fees will be paid on the night and will not exceed $5/player. VENUE CHARGING $5 PER PLAYER WILL HAVE A CASH PRIZE ON TOP OF REGULAR BAR TABS PRIZES. Some venues will offer the event for free (but will not feature a cash prize).

Specially-themed quiz FAQs

Do we pre-register or make reservations? 
While most venues operate their themed nights on a first-come, first-serve basis, some venues WILL BE TAKING RESERVATIONS. We advise that you call the location in advance (by at least a couple of weeks sometimes) to make a reservation. If a location is on a first-come, first-serve basis, we advise that you arrive extremely early to grab a good seat.

Okay, how much is it? What are the prizes?
It varies for each venue. Up to $5/player but no more. There will be a CASH prize (as well as regular gift card prizes for 1st, 2nd and best team name) at venues where it is $5 to play.

Can people under 21 play?
That's out of our hands we're afraid, and will vary depending on the venue. We advise that you call the venue directly in advance to find out.

Is there a team-size limit? 
Surprisingly no! While we typically have an 8-person limit for our regular quiz nights, we keep the specially-themed events open. Why? Well, we figured you'll need all the brain power possible.

Do spectators have to pay? 
Yup. If someone on your team is just there and "doesn't really know anything" they still have to cough up the dough.

I own/manage a venue. Can I host such an event at my bar?
It depends. In almost all cases, we only work with existing Quizmaster clients on our specially themed events, so hire us now and perhaps we can work something out. Such venues must fit certain criteria too.  Location and venue size are key, especially when we've been known to pull in over 100 people for certain events.

3 WORDS: Beer. Garden. Trivia.

Friday, May 25, 2018

Great news Wisconsin! Beer garden trivia is just around the corner at some of the metro area's best outdoor spots!

Of course, all outdoor trivia will be weather-permitting, so follow us on Facebook or Twitter to get info on any possible cancellations in the event of inclement weather.

Here's a breakdown of the MKE beer garden and patio spots that will be hosting Quizmaster Trivia this summer...


Colectivo Lakefront Cafe, Milwaukee – map

Tuesdays at 7pm, starting May 29th 


Did someone say trivia on the Lakefront?! The Colectivo Lakefront Cafe is back for it's second summer season of Quizmaster Trivia, taking place on Tuesdays at 7pm.

Plus the venue will have a "beer bar" set-up outside and will be serving up some great local, craft brews, including Lakefront Brewery and Milwaukee Brewing Co. beers.

Expect the usual prizes for 1st, 2nd and best team name too. A word of advice: if possible try to walk or cycle (or rollerblade, if that's your thing) down to the Cafe as the parking lot is small and often full. There is additional parking across the main road in the marina too.


The Landing at Hoyt Park, Wauwatosamap

Wednesdays at 7pm, starting June 6th


Operated by the Friends of Hoyt Park, a non-profit organization, The Landing is the local beer garden for residents in Wauwatosa and surrounding areas.

The Landing is open May through October, and now has indoor seating when the weather does not cooperate. They’ve added flat screen TV’s and 10’ projector screen for sports and other special events beyond the beer garden season, and have a great selection of beers such as Karmeliten Festbier, Ale Asylum Hopalicious, New Glarus Totally Naked and MKE Brewing Company Outboard Cream Ale, as well as many other local, craft and import brews. They also serve a selection of wine, ciders and a menu that includes Milwaukee Pretzel Company giant pretzels, delightful bratwursts and Cranky’s pizza.

Besides hosting Quizmaster on Wednesdays, the Landing has live music in the beer garden every Thursday, Friday and Saturday night throughout the summer.

Trivia at the Landing is brought to you by WaterStone Bank.


Red Lion Pub, downtown Milwaukeemap 

Thursdays at 8pm


The Red Lion Pub on Tannery Row, located on N. Water Street just a hair from downtown Milwaukee, opened in 2014 having been formerly known as Brocach Irish Pub. The pub's English owners, who once upon time bartended at the original Quizmaster venue, The Britinn in Shorewood, have really put a proper English twist on this pub. An amazing food menu includes a cracking fish n' chips, mouth-watering banger and mash, scotch eggs and more.

Quiz night serves up $5 giant pretzels as well as $4 select drafts which rotate from week to week. Plus if you like accents then this is the place to be. Their Welsh Quizmaster can be tough to comprehend at times (we joke, honestly), but is great with the punters. Plus, as far as views go, it's not too shabby quizzing while overlooking the Milwaukee River.



McGillycuddy's, downtown Milwaukeemap 

Tuesdays at 8pm


McGillycuddy's Bar, located in the heart of downtown on Milwaukee's bustling Water Street, has been serving up Quizmaster Trivia since 2011 and hasn't looked back since.

The bar is a staple of Milwaukee's drinking culture and boasts a phenomenal outdoor patio (located at the back of the venue) for a downtown spot that's not on the water. Trivia features great specials including $7 domestic pitchers, $4 Tall Three Olives Mixers and it wouldn't be an Irish pub without a whiskey deal: $3 shots of Jameson!

The venue is also a hotbed for MKE sports fans, particularly those wearing green and gold, but also has a loyal following for Chicago hockey fans too. It is, after all, Milwaukee's official Blackhawks bar. Plus the patio is frequently a spot for live music in the summer months.


O'Lydias, Walker's Pointmap 

Wednesdays at 8pm 


O'Lydia's located on Water Street just on the southern periphery of Milwaukee's trendy Third Ward, is one of those awesome family-run spots that everything just loves to go to. Operated by a mother-son combo, "Lyds" has become renowned for it's delicious buffalo chicken wings, which are served up at just 50 cents-a-piece on Wednesday nights. And guess what? Wednesday is also trivia night!

The venue also has tap beer specials on quiz night and offers bar tabs, bottles of booze and beer swag for it's quiz winners too. Plus, in the summer time the venue's back patio is a breeding ground for thirsty Walker's Point patrons... just so long as you don't mind the odd freight train rolling by every once in a while. That may sound like a slight headache but anyone who's frequented O'Lydias just knows it's part of the scenery and adds to the bar's unprecedented MKE charm.



42 Ale House, St. Francis – map 

Wednesdays at 7pm 


Geeks, gamers and fans of all things Fandom will love the 42 Ale House. This former British pub, located in the heart of St. Francis, serves up delicious pub grub in a fun setting that heralds geeky pop culture staples like Game of Thones, Star Wars, Harry Potter and more!


The Ale House has been hosting Quizmaster Trivia since early 2018 and offers $0.69 jumbo wings, $9 pitchers of Miller Lite and $1 off pints of Abita taps during quiz night, every Wednesday at 7pm. The patio is a lovely one but you'll be safe knowing that if the skeetas are getting at you on a muggy day you can always play inside too.


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