The Philadelphia Quizzo Guide for Every Weeknight | Philly Views
September 5, 2017

The Philadelphia Quizzo Guide for Every Weeknight

Written by Dan Leer


Philadelphia is the birthplace of quizzo, the pub trivia game where teams compete by answering various trivia questions, usually while getting drunk. There are a ton of places to play quizzo in Philadelphia. Gather up your friends, pick some goofy team name, and find your regular spot for quizzo night.

Monday

Cavanaugh’s Rittenhouse 

1823 Sansom St, Philadelphia, PA 19103

When: 6:30 pm

What: A Rittenhouse Square sports bar where you can beat your friends in quizzo while watching the game.

Stogie Joe’s Passyunk Tavern

1801 E Passyunk Ave, Philadelphia, PA 19148

When: 7 pm

What: Down in South Philadelphia , this bar offers $100 cash to the winning team.

Blind Pig

702 N 2nd St, Philadelphia, PA 19123

When: 8 pm

What: This Northern Liberties bar has a great craft beer selection and is known for its poutine.

London Grill

2301 Fairmount Ave, Philadelphia, PA 19130

When: 8 pm

What: A Fairmount standby, this bar has been operating for over 25 years.

Finn McCool’s Ale House

118 S 12th St, Philadelphia, PA 19107

When: 8 pm

What: This Center City bar offers 17 different beers on draft.

O’Neal’s Pub

611 S 3rd St, Philadelphia, PA 19147

When: 8:30 pm

What: South Street’s longest running Irish pub is currently in its 35th year. It hosts a quizzo night on both Mondays and Tuesdays.

 

New Wave Café

784 S 3rd St, Philadelphia, PA 19147

When: 9 pm

What: This gastropub in Queen Village has been around since 1985 and has a huge selection of craft beers.

Strangelove’s

216 S 11th St, Philadelphia, PA 19107

When: 9 pm

What: Join quizzo host JB Farley at Strangelove’s in Center City.

The Cambridge

1508 South St, Philadelphia, PA 19146

When: 9 pm

What: This South Street English-style bar is another good spot for quizzo.

New Deck Tavern

3408 Sansom St, Philadelphia, PA 19104

When: 10 pm

What: An Irish pub located on Penn’s campus, New Deck Tavern is the birthplace of quizzo, we owe them a huge thank you for creating this wonderful game. First place team gets a $50 gift card. It has quizzo Monday and Wednesday nights.

 

Tuesday

Tavern on Broad

200 S Broad St, Philadelphia, PA 19102

When: 6:30 pm

What: One of the most popular sports bars in Philly. Located in the heart of Center City.

Smith’s Restaurant & Bar

39 S 19th St, Philadelphia, PA 19103

When: 7 pm

What: Plenty of TVs, solid food menu, and quizzo. Good spot to multitask sports and trivia.

Bar-Ly

101 N 11th St, Philadelphia, PA 19107

When: 7:30 pm

What: A Chinatown bar that has over 60 different draft beers. It has quizzo Tuesdays and sports quizzo Sundays.

El Camino Real Restaurant

1040 N 2nd St, Philadelphia, PA 19123

When: 10 pm

What: This bar in Northern Liberties has a great selection of Tex-Mex favorites.

O’Neal’s Pub

611 S 3rd St, Philadelphia, PA 19147

When: 8pm

What: South Street’s longest running Irish pub. It has a quizzo night both Monday and Tuesday.

Fergie’s Pub

1214 Sansom St, Philadelphia, PA 19107

When: 8 pm

What: This Center City Irish pub claims to have the second oldest quizzo game in Philly at 14 years and counting. They play on Tuesday and Thursday.

Billy Murphy’s Irish Saloon

3335 Conrad St, Philadelphia, PA 19129

When: 8:30 pm

What: This East Falls bar has a 4$ burger night on Tuesdays, which happens to be when they play quizzo.

2nd Story Brewing

117 Chestnut St, Philadelphia, PA 19106

When: 8:30 pm

What: This brewery/bar makes its own beer on the second floor.

Moonshine Philly

1825 E Moyamensing Ave, Philadelphia, PA 19148

When: 8:30

What: A craft beer restaurant located in Southeast Philly.

Slainte Pub & Grill

3000 Market St, Philadelphia, PA 19104

When: 9 pm

What: An authentic Irish Pub right at 30th and Market that has an extensive food menu.

Devil’s Pocket

2425 Grays Ferry Ave, Philadelphia, PA 19146

When: 9 pm

What: Located in Gray’s Ferry, this bar offers a solid variety of unique craft beers.

City Tap House

3925 Walnut St, Philadelphia, PA 19104

When: 10:15 pm

What: This University bar is a regular spot for Drexel and UPenn students.

 

Wednesday

Locust Rendezvous

1415 Locust St, Philadelphia, PA 19102

When: 6:15 pm

What: This ‘themeless’ Center City bar has been around since 1989. Quizzo nights are hosted by a a guy named Jonny Goodtimes.

12 Steps Down

831 Christian St, Philadelphia, PA 19147

When: 8 pm

What: This low-key Bella Vista bar is a chill spot to play quizzo.

Fado Irish Pub

1500 Locust St, Philadelphia, PA 19102

When: 8 pm

What: This Irish pub offers $1 wings on quizzo nights and usually has soccer on in the background

Cavanaugh’s Headhouse Square

421 S 2nd St, Philadelphia, PA 19147

When: 8 pm

What: With seven different rooms and an endless amount of flatscreens, you won’t be bored at this bar.

Catahoula

775 S Front St, Philadelphia, PA 19147

When: 8 pm

What: This New Orleans-style bar offers a variety of unique food.

National Mechanics Philadelphia Bar & Restaurant

22 S 3rd St, Philadelphia, PA 19106

When: 8 pm

What: This Old City bar is housed in a renovated historic bank, built in 1837.

West Tavern & Restaurant

1440 Callowhill St, Philadelphia, PA 19130

When: 9 pm

What: Established in 1945, the tavern is home to award winning Chef Ian Russo.

Boxers PHL

1330 Walnut St, Philadelphia, PA 19107

When: 8 pm

What: One of Philly’s famous gay bars is in the heart of the Gayborhood.

Mac’s Tavern

226 Market St, Philadelphia, PA 19106

When: 8 pm

What: This Old City gastropub is part owned by It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia stars Rob and Kate McElhenney, AKA Mac and Dee. Don’t worry though, the service is much better than it is at Paddy’s Pub.

ERA

2743 Poplar St, Philadelphia, PA 19130

When: 8 pm

What: This Ethiopan bar is a few blocks away from Girard College.

Black Sheep Pub

247 S 17th St, Philadelphia, PA 19103

When: 8:30 pm

What: An oldstyle Irish pub located just outside of Rittenhouse Square.

The Victoria Freehouse

10 S Front St, Philadelphia, PA 19106

When: 8 pm

What: A classy UK-style bar in Old City.

Kellianns Bar & Grill

1549 Spring Garden St, Philadelphia, PA 19130

When: 8:30 pm

What: This Fairmount bar has been operating for over 20 years.

Urban Saloon

2120 Fairmount Ave, Philadelphia, PA 19130

When: 9 pm

What: A Fairmount gastropub with a large food & drink menu.

New Deck Tavern

3408 Sansom St, Philadelphia, PA 19104

When: 10 pm

What: An Irish pub located on Penn’s campus, New Deck Tavern claims to be the first bar where quizzo was ever played in Philly. First place team gets a $50 gift card. They have quizzo Monday and Wednesday nights.

Bait and Switch Seafood Bar

2537 E Somerset St, Philadelphia, PA 19134

When: 8:00 pm

What: A seafood bar complete with Narragansett specials that offers a $25 gift card to the winner. They also run 10 week leagues, where teams can get progressive points towards a big prize. The league prize right now is a pair of 100 level Eagles tickets.

 

Thursday

Memphis Tap Room

2331 E Cumberland St, Philadelphia, PA 19125

When: 6 pm

What: This Fishtown gastropub has plenty of craft beers and was on Food Network’s Diners, Drive-ins and Dives.

Fergie’s Pub

1214 Sansom St, Philadelphia, PA 19107

When: 9 pm

What: This Center City Irish pub claims to have the second oldest quizzo game in Philly at 14 years and counting, they play on Tuesday and Thursday.

Saint Lazarus Bar

102 W Girard Ave, Philadelphia, PA 19123

When: 9pm (call)

What: Bordering on Northern Liberties and Fishtown, this corner spot is great for a younger crowd.

Adobe Café – South Philly

1919 E Passyunk Ave, Philadelphia, PA 19148

When: 9 pm

What: Come to this South Philly bar for Mexican and Southwest cuisine.

The Bard’s Irish Bar

2013 Walnut St, Philadelphia, PA 19103

When: 9 pm

What: This Rittenhouse Square Irish bar offers $3 Yuenglings during its quizzo night.

The Abbaye

637 N 3rd St, Philadelphia, PA 19123

When: 9 pm

What: In the heart of Northern Liberties, come to this bar for 750ml beer bottles.

 

Sunday

Local 44

4333 Spruce St, Philadelphia, PA 19104

When: 9 pm

What: Rustic dive bar with a great rotating beer selection and pub grub.

Bar-Ly

101 N 11th St, Philadelphia, PA 19107

When: 6:30 pm

What: A Chinatown bar that has over 60 different draft beers. They have quizzo Tuesday and sports quizzo Sunday.

 

 

2 Comments

There’s no “claims” about it, New Deck was the first place to have a pub quiz in Philadelphia. I should know, I started it! By rights, you probably should have asked permission to use the name “Quizo” for this page…but I’ll let you go this time.

Seriously though, it’s amazing to see a webpage like this and see just how far the game has spread.

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