Quizzo, Beer Stein Holding Competition Tonight


Gonna add a little twist to quizzo tonight at the Tap Houe. In addition to our regular shenanigans, we’re gonna have a little beer stein holding competition. Players from each of the teams will have one member holding onto a full beer stein as long as they can. The winner gets a $25 gift cert for his or her team. Action begins at 10:15 p.m.

But we begin at O’Neals at 8 p.m., as the invitational continues rolling into its 4th week. $3.50 margaritas and Mexican beers, and $5 burritos. Hope to see ya tonight!

Quizzo Tonight

North Star at 7. Sidecar at 9:30. You know the dilly.

Question of the Week


This ancient Greek mathematician, poet, astronomer, and father of Geography was the first person to calculate the circumference of the earth.

Pics and Scores From this Past Week



  1. Go F%&$ Yourself 89
  2. Stillmaniacs 80
  3. We’re Kind of a Mess 78

(In their fall return, Always Finish 4th finished 4th)



  1. The Real Chip Kelly 95
  2. Ray Rice’s Undershirt 86
  3. Cambodian Sex Hut 85



  1. Stately Plump Buck Mulligans 110
  2. Chicken in a Bisquit Cat 107
  3. Encyclopedophiles 91


  1. Jesters of Tortuga 116
  2. Blinds and Co 97
  3. Cusps of Carabelli 89



  1. #1 Government Team Competitor 100
  2. Gentile Stab 99
  3. Turd Birds 91



  1. Duane’s World 108
  2. Why Can’t Us 102
  3. Jitney Spears 94



  1. Ruby Tuesday 103
  2. Jesters of Tortuga 101
  3. Serbian Donkey Cheese 95

Day of Games on Saturday


We’ve done several of these, and they are an insane amount of fun. If you wanna be outdoors on a beautiful fall day drinking beers and playing some silly games, we’ve got just the event for you. You can come in teams of 2 or 4. SIgnups start at 1 p.m. Here’s some more details.

Breweries featured: Sam Adams, Penn Brewery, Harpoon, Great Lakes & Firestone Walker

Below is a list of the games that have been thought out specifically for this event and the time of year it is, as well as some old favorites we’ll be doing.

Beer Stein Race- A favorite attraction of the Games and deeply rooted in German tradition: Contestants (Mädchens) race a short distance across Fountain Square with two fists full of filled beer steins. The winner is determined not only by the best time, but by the amount of beer left in the steins at the finish line. A second is added onto the contestant’s time for each ounce of beer spilled. Sound easy? The filled steins weigh close to 35 lbs.!

Lederhosen Relay- How fast can you dress in and undress out of a giant lederhosen? Points awarded to team w/best time.

Masskrugstemmen, or “beer stein holding, team members stand on one leg (opposite leg is held slightly off the ground) while holding a large beer stein, full of beer in opposite hand. Team member that lasts the longest receivers the points.


Water Balloon Toss

Oktoberfest Beer Tasting

Cart Races

Kan Jam

Philadelphia’s ultimate man of Leisure, Johnny Goodtimes is looking forward to hosting all you maniacs once again and we collaborated with him on the games above to ensure a GREAT time.

Quizzo Tonight

Good quiz tonight. Hoping to see one or two of our Black Sheep teams make a road trip. Plenty of parking at Industry. Action starts at 6:30. French Fry face-off and Name That Tune. $3 beers and terrific food.

On to Bards at 9 p.m. $3 Lagers. Hope to see ya tonight!

One Quiz Tonight!


Only one quiz tonight, at the Vous at 6:15 p.m. Gonna actually try to start on time tonight, rushing out the door at 7:45, so try to be there on time, yo. All new quiz tonight!

And I recently moved into the future with wireless technology. WOrked well at O’Neals, then fell to pieces at the Tap House and we had to do the quiz with a landline. Hoping to go back to the future tonight. See ya at 6:15!

Black Sheep Quiz Cancelled for This Wendesday

The Black Sheep quiz is cancelled for this Wednesday night. I’d encourage the Sheep regulars to try out a new spot this week. We’ll be back in action at the Sheep next week.

JGT Power Rankings


They’re back! After a long hiatus, it was time to give some teams the respect they deserved. And also, regretfully, to include the Jesters. These rankings do NOT take into account last night’s results.

1. Jitney Spears (Black Sheep). Have answered 78 of their past 80 questions correctly, and also won at Sidecar last week. This team is on fire.

2. Jesters of Tortuga (City Tap). Their lack of New Jersey knowledge was exposed last week, but they did win twice the week before.

3. Savage Ear (O’Neals). Two straight wins at O’Neals sends the Ear flying up the charts.

T-4. #1 Government Team Competitor (Locust Rendezvous). Tied with Superfluity the past two weeks at the Vous. Tie again in the standings.

T-4. Superfluity (Locust Rendezvous). Tied with #1 Government Team Competitor the past weeks at the Vous. Tie again in the standings.

6. Must Love Pogs (Black Sheep). Kenney of the Jesters has assembled a crack team at the Sheep, and they were giving Duane’s World fits before Jitney ran wild these past two weeks.

7. Surly Rabbits (Industry). Two wins in a month gets the rabbits into the Top 10.

8. Ruby Tuesdays (Industry) A win at Industry this past week coupled with a 115 last week at the Sheep (in a 3rd place finish) puts the Tuesdays on the map.

9. Duane’s World (Black Sheep) After a 54-point win in late August, these perennial top-fivers have been struggling at the Sheep.

10. Synchronized Trampoline (Locust Rendezvous) Two wins in the past five weeks have the Trampoline rounding out the top 10.

Others receiving votes: Encyclopedophiles, Inkspot, Stillmaniacs, Underground Bard, Hooter and Chuff, Why Can’t Us, Exhausted Nihilists, In the Lead, We’re Kind of a Mess

Question of the Week


What company launched the first email service in 1979, called MicroNET?

Double Points Night Tonight

Things have been a little crazy the past few weeks with Eagles and Labor Day, but now we’re back in the swing of things on Mondays. Action starts at North Star at 7 p.m. Great chance to get a win and get on the board.

On to Sidecar at 9:30 p.m. Great bar, and probably a great night to get a win (and earn 10 points). Let’s go!

JGTAI Scores After Two Weeks!


Here ya go! Our scores after two weeks of quizzin’. Lots of points were given away with our Bonus question this past week. Well, there is a new one up. Great way to earn points, and to get to know a bit more about each other as well.

Teams in yellow and orange would make the cut if the season ended today. But the season doesn’t end today. Lots of time left to play. So get your team in gear and get out to quizzo, so you can earn an invite to the JGT Autumn Invitational!  

Action starts again on Monday at 7 p.m. at North Star and 9:30 at Sidecar. Since both were cancelled last week, both will be double points quizzes this week.


Last Weeks Results and Pics



  1. Savage Ear 105
  2. Encyclopedophiles 95
  3. We are Trenton 77



  1. Jesse No 96
  2. Jesters of Tortuga 83
  3. Underground Bard 81



  1. Superfluity 105
  2. #1 Government Team Competitor 105
  3. Synch Tramp 91



  1. Jitney Spears 118
  2. Duane’s World 102
  3. Must Love Pogs 97



  1. Ruby Tuesdays 105
  2. MIssing Heads 101
  3. Surly Rabbits 99



  1. Loose Stools 84
  2. Vinegar Strokes 82
  3. Serbian Donkey Cheese 80


News and Notes


  • First of all, have a very cool event going down on this evening (Saturday) at our store; Jack Rooney, who grew up next to Shibe Park in the 1920s and 30s, recently wrote a book about his experience called Bleaches in the Bedroom. He’ll be in the store to talk about growing up next door to Shibe Park and about the 1929 A’s.
  • We’ll also have Scott Alberts of the Philadelphia Athletic baseball club talking about baseball in Philly in the 1860s. We’ll also have free beer and snacks. You can read more and RSVP here. 
  • We had a first this week, as #1 Government Team Competitor and Superfluity  tied for the 2nd straight week. Never had that happen before with the same two teams on consecutive weeks.
  • Pics will be posted later this weekend. JGTAI scores will be posted Monday. We’ll also have the return of the JGT Power Rankings this week as well.
  • We’re having an OKtoberfest Day of Games at City Tap House next Saturday. More details coming Monday.