Recaps

Recap for February 1, 2023

(Posted on February 3rd) I'm sure we were all grateful to wake up this morning and realize it was no longer February 2nd. Wednesday does seem like it happened so long ago though!

The UPQ was blessed this week to have our prodigal hosts Joey Trivviani and Ian the Human Mathematician return to host another night. I'm no mathematician myself, but I'm 50% sure that everyone had a fantastic time!

Check out the monthly scores to see where your team ranks in this fresh quiz month of February.

Reminder: Our Pink Elephant Gift Exchange is happening soon. If you're familiar with a White Elephant Gift Exchange, then you should be able to figure this one out. On February 15, show up with a wrapped gift to contribute and head home with a different, recently unwrapped gift of your very own!

Recap for January 25, 2023

We had more new teams who, until 8:05 pm, had been innocent neighbors entering in search of dinner and drinks. By the end of the night, they had been absorbed into Quiz and become chugging, cheering denizens. 

The Jordy (looks like Geordi, sounds like Geordi, but is not Geordi) was returned prior to Quiz, by a person who arrived with this oddly taped box, handing it to Jasmin and departing hurriedly. Our intrepid bar queen accepted the delivery, despite its distinctly disreputable appearance.

Check out the monthly scores to find out which team took it home.

Reminder: Our Pink Elephant Gift Exchange is happening soon. If you're familiar with a White Elephant Gift Exchange, then you should be able to figure this one out. On February 15, show up with a wrapped gift to contribute and head home with a different, recently unwrapped gift of your very own!

Recap for January 18, 2023

Another Wednesday night, another solid showing at the Uptown Pub Quiz. We had a full house of full-brained players at 181 Cabrini. If you don't believe us, check the monthly scores.

Reminder: Our Pink Elephant Gift Exchange is happening soon. If you're familiar with a White Elephant Gift Exchange, then you should be able to figure this one out. On February 15, show up with a wrapped gift to contribute and head home with a different, recently unwrapped gift of your very own!

Recap for January 11, 2023

It was a well-endowed night at UPQ, as 181 was engorged with quizzers wishing Wunder and Naomi of the North bon voyage. Rounds on card games, cars, and dirty minds kept everyone on their toes.

An announcement was made regarding a well-loved UPQ tradition that will be making its return on February 15: The White Elephant Regifting, this year in a post-Valentine Day version (a Pink Elephant Gift Exchange?). Bring your (unused) Valentine lingerie, inedible (unopened) candy hearts, and other goodies for the festivities.

Recap for January 4, 2023

There were 18 teams gathered to open another year of Uptown Pub Quiz. 

Mary O'Shag was deeply disappointed that her rounds seemed to be too easy, and has resolved to avoid that mistake in the future. Professor Lone Star introduced a variety of new interstitial music, and asked questions about it.

The best wrong answer of the year was in response to the question about which nonprofit runs the legal NYC cannabis dispensary: "March of Dime Bags."

Next week, we bid farewall to Naomi and The Wunderman as they set off on their great adventure. Be there to burn the memories into their psyches.

Recap for December 28, 2022

The final Quiz of 2022 was a relatively sedate affair, led by The Wunderman and The Sadiest. The unexpected prize of the evening was the appearance of the much-missed Alana Shepherd, who was back on this coast for a few days.

The tight-knit clan of Downtown Bar Test took away both the evening and the month, and they are ready to start of 2023 with a bang next week.

We'll see you on the 4th!

Recap for December 14, 2022

The Bureau of Whorin' Affairs was inspired last night to write a poem dedicated to the amazing and endlessly patient Jasmine, our regular bartender. The poem itself may have been held by Jaz, but it is in any event not available to Your Fearless Recapper.

Rounds included Elevens, Sudoku, Chanukah, and an occasional chug of beer. We continue to welcome new teams, some of whom are innocents wandering in merely looking for dinner, and others recruited by social media or devious regulars. Keep recruiting!

See you all next week, when The Evil Mr. Phil and Professor Lone Star will be providing the food for thought.

Recap for December 7, 2022

Tonight was anything but mostly dead, as 15 teams packed 181 Cabrini to ponder science, miracles, fish, and the excellent happy hour wine (looking at youse, Downtown Bar Test). The Wunderman and Mary O'Shag were scoring at high speed to keep the night rolling.

Jasmine, our indefatigable and unflappable bartender, was resplendent in a headdress of green sparkly reindeer antlers. The solo Mediocrity combined with The Red Shoes, and Trivialis and Downtown Bar Test combined forces to squeak out a win over No Room at the University of Inwood.

Next week, Mary O'Shag and the Sadiest are up.