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December 30, 2014

Where to go for quizzo and karaoke every night of the week

Here are our top picks in the city

Philadelphia has such a wonderful cultural scene that you could happily while away every night expanding your mind with intellectual, artistic or culinary pleasures. Or, you could choose to play a trivia game over a few beers and then blow your friends' minds with your karaoke skills. 

When you're in the mood for the latter, take on quizzo at one of Philly's many bars and pubs. For the nights when quizzo is replaced with loud music and college kids (ugh, youths) sing your heart out with friends and strangers. Here are our top picks for every night of the week.

Sunday: Local 44

Hosted by quizmaster J.B. Farley, this is an ideal location for Sunday night quizzo. Local 44 is off the beaten path, has a supreme beer list and makes a slew of vegan and vegetarian items to satisfy every stomach. Pro Tip: Make a pit stop at the bottle shop next door at the end of the night.

Quizzo at Local 44
Sundays, 9 p.m.
4333 Spruce St. 
(215) 222-2337

Monday: Strangelove's

Follow J.B. Farley over to the other side of town tonight: Strangelove's (sister establishment to Local 44) is playing quizzo, too. Their smoothly rotating beer options and menu for all appetites will wipe away your case of the Mondays. Pro Tip: Get here early if you want a seat at the small-ish bar.

Quizzo at Strangelove's
Mondays, 9 p.m.
216 S. 11th St.
(215) 873-0404

Tuesday: Landmark

It's never really a quiet night at Landmark, the popular bar on Drexel's campus (and right next to Penn's). Join Tuesday Trivia for 50-cent wings (pick Thai Chili) and drink specials.  Rotating DJs run tonight's game, and if class is in session, it can get loud. Pro Tip: Get here super early if you want any seat.

Trivia at Landmark
Tuesdays, 10 p.m.
3333 Market St.
(215) 222-4500

Wednesday: The Grey Lodge Pub

If you're a trivia master looking for a chill spot to claim your prize, this should be your destination. Quizzo is located on the quieter, intimate second floor of the pub. First place gets a $25 bar tab, and second place gets a round of drinks for their team. Pro Tip: Check Grey Lodge's calendar for upcoming Quizzo themes. 

Quizzo at The Grey Lodge Pub
Wednesdays, 8 p.m.
6235 Frankford Ave.
(215) 856-3591

Thursday: The Bards

This classic Irish pub hosts Quiz Wit Johnny Goodtimes each week. The local entertainer (who also hosts quizzo all over town eight times a week), posts the winners' names and the occasional snapshot on his blog. Basically, you could get famous. Pro Tip: Order Yuengling during your quiz game for a discount.

Quiz Wit Johnny Goodtimes at The Bards
Thursdays, 9 p.m.
2013 Walnut St.
(215) 569-9585

Friday: Ray's Happy Birthday Bar

Unfortunately, Philly is a quizzo desert on Fridays and Saturdays. Fortunately, there are other drunken occupations to pursue. Widely known as the best karaoke spot in town, DJ Lars hosts Ray's festivities. Bring your snooty New York friends here for a good ol' South Philly time. Pro Tip: No "Frozen" songs, please.

Karaoke at Ray's Happy Birthday Bar
Fridays,  9 p.m.
1200 E. Passyunk Ave.
(215) 365-1169

Saturday: Yakitori Boy

This popular Chinatown destination is an "izakaya," or the Japanese version of a pub, complete with small bites called "Japas." For the authentic Japanese karaoke experience (or to quell stage fright), Yakitori Boy recommends reserving a private karaoke room. Pro Tip: Reserve tables for the karaoke lounge in advance - it gets crowded on the weekends.

Karaoke at Yakitori Boy
5 p.m.-2 a.m. daily
211 N. 11th St.
(215) 923-8088
Karaoke Lounge is ages 21 and up Tuesday through Saturday