Question of the Week


What 1954 film won the Oscar for Best Picture?

Movie Week at JGT Quizzo


The Oscars are coming up this weekend, so we’re celebrating by doing an all movie week at quizzo. There will probably be a few Oscars in the mix, but certainly not all. Horror films, blaxploitation, John Hughes films and softcore porn classics will all be in the mix as well. And I’ll be playing music off of famous soundtracks between rounds. Gonna be a fun week to quiz!

This Valentine’s Day…

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Birra is cancelled for tonight, but we’re on for Bards at 9:15. See you lovers tonight!

Quizzo Tonight!


Yes, I will have scores, videos, and a recap of Quizzo Bowl coming this week. But in the meantime, we’re back in action. We kick off at Dilworth this evening at 6 pm. This is a really fun spot for a quiz and a great opportunity for a win. On to Sidecar at 8 pm and O’Neals at 8 with Boots. Great crowd at O’Neals last week. Hope we can keep it moving. After lots of stops and starts the past few weeks at Sidecar with ownership changing hands I think that this week we’re finally all systems go.

NOTE: There is no quiz at Comcast this month. We’ll start back up next month. If you were planning on playing, come on over to Dilworth, just a couple of blocks away. See ya tonight!

So You’re Attending Quizzo Bowl? Here’s What You Need to Know.

Quizzo Bowl XV (1)

PARKING: There is none. Well, very little. Best way to get there is definitely Uber or Lyft.

SEATING: Doors open at 7 p.m. First come first serve when it comes to tables. The good news is that there isn’t a bad seat in the house.

SHOWTIME: Show starts at 8 p.m. 

SHOW LENGTH? This isn’t your typical pub quiz: live music, videos, comedy, etc. It’s really as much of a show as it is a quiz. So sit back, relax, and enjoy. The show typically ends at around 11:15.

FOOD AND DRINK: World Cafe Live will have food and drink you can order for dinner, including Mai Tais and Blue Hawaiians.

WHAT IF WE WIN? You become a nerd immortal and walk forever in the pantheon of greatness. You also win $800 worth of prizes.

WILL IT BE ALL HAWAIIAN THEMED? No, I’d expect a Hawaiian twist to some of the questions, but it will certainly not be all questions about Hawaii.

WHO ELSE GETS PRIZES? 2nd place, 3rd place, 15th place, best dressed team, and Last Place. Oh and we’ll do a bunch of raffles too.

WHO IS THE BAND? Slowey and the Boats, a Hawaiian surf band. These dudes are legit.

SHOULD WE TAKE PHOTOS? Yes! Please take as many photos as you want…between rounds. Don’t do it while sheets are still out. And please hashtag anything you post online with #QuizzoBowl.

IS THERE AN AFTERPARTY? Yes! We’re headed to the Market Tavern at 30th and Market after the Quizzo Bowl for a nightcap.


CAN I STILL GET TICKETS? Yes, you can buy them online at World Cafe Live.


The Picture Round


This year we’re doing a picture round drawn by Philly artist Keni Thomas (do yourself a favor and follow him on Instagram) , and believe when I tell you, it’s going to be AWESOME.

Quizzo Bowl Afterparty!


Quizzo Bowl afterparty this year will take place at Market Tavern on 30th and Walnut (formerly known as Slainte on the corner of 30th and Market). Two blocks from WCL. They’ll hook us up with $3.25 Heinekens and $3.50 Coronas. Gonna be a great night, and we’ve still got room for a few more teams. If you wanna have a great night on Saturday night, get a squad together and get your tickets now!

Quizzo Bowl Prizes


In addition to big prizes for 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place, we’ll also have prizes for 15th place, Best dressed team, and lots of raffles throughout the night. Among the prizes we’ll be giving away (in addition to the top 3), with a value of over $500:

  • 2 gift certificates to Shibe Sports
  • Vouchers to see upcoming World Cafe Live shows of your choice.
  • Gift cert to Tiki Bar
  • Gift cert to the Vous
  • Gift cert to City Tap House 
  • Gift cert to Good Dog
  • 2 gift certs to O’Neals
  • Gift cert to Fergie’s
  • Gift cert to Belgian Cafe

And about to go shopping for our last place prize (I’m talking to YOU, Electric Mayhem!) Also, I’d be remiss if I didn’t mention that for those of you who don’t get your fix on Saturday night, there’s a brunch quizzo at Fergie’s on Sunday at noon.

Quizzo Tonight! UPDATE

Action starts at Birra at 8 pm, and moves on to Bards at 9:15 p.m. Boots and I will each have Quizzo Bowl tickets for sale, so this is your last chance to get buy them from me. After tonight, all tickets must be bought online. See ya tonight!

UPDATE: Bards quizzo is cancelled thanks to a broken pipe! Bummer. If you were hoping to get tix from me tonight, shoot me a line at johnny at johnnygoodtimes dot com and I’ll see if we can work something out.

Still Deciding on Whether or Not to Get a Team Together for Quizzo Bowl?

Perhaps this video will help.

Question of the Week


This Hawaiian was a surfing pioneer, won gold medals in swimming at the 1912 and 1920 Olympics, and was the sheriff of Honolul for 29 years. Who was he?


And Now, For a Special Message From Fastball Pitcher Bob Gutierrez

The Home Stretch


We are headed down the home stretch before Quizzo Bowl XV, and as it stands I have 150 tickets sold and about 110 left. I will have tickets for sale on me at quizzo this week if you want to buy them from me, or you can buy them online here. They are $25 a pop for the rest of the week, $30 at the door. I will be selling them at the following locations this week (note that Sidecar is closed tonight for staff training):


  • Dilworth Plaza 6 pm
  • O’Neals 8 pm


  • Locust Rendezvous 6:15 pm
  • Founding Fathers 8:30 pm


  • Birra 8 pm
  • Bards 9:15 pm

So this is it: if you want to play my best quiz of the year, listen to a great band, win your share of tons of giveaways, and have one of the best Saturday nights of your year, get your squad together and get your tickets this week!

Everything You Need to Know About Quizzo Bowl

Quizzo Bowl XV (1)

WHO: Anybody who wants to get their posse together and have one of the most fun Saturday nights of their year.

WHAT: Quizzo Bowl XV, the longest running quizzo event of its kind in America.

WHEN: February 9th. Doors at 7, Event at 8.

WHERE: World Cafe Live, 3025 Walnut Street

WHY: Because you want to have an awesome night out with your friends dressing up and listening to Hawaiian music and playing trivia and winning prizes and engaging in downright tomfoolery.

HOW MUCH ARE TICKETS: $25, same as they’ve been for the past 10 years. ($30 if you wait until the day of).

WHERE CAN I BUY THEM: You can buy them online here. I will also have a few more left on me next week at my weekly quizzes.

WILL ALL THE QUESTIONS BE ABOUT HAWAII? No, Hawaii is the theme but this will be a general knowledge quiz: I’d expect a few Hawaii questions but not a ton.

HOW IS IT DIFFERENT THAN A REGULAR QUIZZO? In every way. We’ll have comedy, we’ll have live music, we’ll have vaudeville, we’ll have video rounds, music rounds, and even a round being drawn by one of my favorite local artists, we’ll have prizes to multiple bars in the area. And who knows what else? Past Quizzo Bowls have War Pigs on steel drums, 250 people singing Here I Go Again On My Own in unison, and even a freaking wedding engagement.  

HOW MANY PLAYERS CAN I HAVE ON MY TEAM? You can have up to 8 players on a team. If you have fewer than 6, shoot me a line and I’ll see if I can team you up with another squad.

WHAT IF IT’S JUST ME AND A COUPLE OF FRIENDS? No problem, we’ll team you up with a larger team. Just shoot me a line at johnny at johnnygoodtimes dot com and I’ll see what I can do.

WHAT SHOULD I DO TO STAY UPDATED? Make sure you join us over on the Quizzo Bowl facebook page.

SO SHOULD WE GO? Yeah, you’re damn right you should go. What are you waiting for? Get the crew together, get your tickets, and let’s party on Saturday!