Testimonials

Brainstormer in the Media, and Corporate, Hospitality and Education World

'Thank you! We had so much fun taking a break from our daily tasks and in seeing how much random knowledge people have. The photos are awesome - we have shared them with the team. Once again, thank you so much!!'

Lead Business Manager, Biotech company (South San Francisco, CA) -
(May, 2017)

'Our team absolutely loved trivia night with Brainstormer! Liam did a great job hosting and was wonderful to work with. I'd definitely recommend this as a fun team event!'

Nicole B, office manager at Bugsnag (San Francisco, CA) -
(June, 2016)

'Liam and Stephanie were wonderful to work with. Liam was super organized and prompt and yet still flexible with us. We'd absolutely recommend Brainstormer for a work event.'

Head of Consumer Marketing of payment transaction network (Sunnyvale, CA) -
(June, 2016)

'Thank you again for showing everyone a good time. They talked about it all night (and wore their (Trivia Champion!) medals to dinner). We will keep you in mind for future events!'

Recruiting Coordinator at tech company (San Francisco, CA) -
(January, 2016)

'Thanks so much!! I got a bunch of emails over the weekend from people telling me how much fun they had. You guys were excellent, definitely hope we can work with you again!'

Business Operations & Product Management Associate of global telecommunications company (SF Bay Area, CA) -
(December, 2015)

'Liam and the Brainstormer team are the best! We've been working with them for four years and each trivia night is better and bigger than before. The questions are a perfect mix of pop culture and brainstumpers and the perfect way for teambonding or meeting new coworkers!'

Jenifer Reiber, Event Manager at Twitter Inc. (San Francisco, CA) -
(November, 2015)

'Everything was so seamless and they took care of all the details! Our team had a blast with international trivia that catered to our diverse audience from the U.S. and Europe. The questions were fun, relevant, and everyone really enjoyed themselves. I would absolutely recommend Brainstormer to anyone looking to bring fun, engaging, team building activities to their meetings.'

Chelsea, large Bay Area Tech Company (Mountainview, CA) -
(October, 2015)

'It was a hit! Thank you very much. The feedback we received from the group was extremely positive & one of the best events of the year. Appreciate all your hard work and hope to work with you again. Be in touch next year!'

Leadership team member of a large tax and consulting services company (San Francisco, CA) -
(October, 2015)

'Brainstormer was such a pleasure to work with! They were able to host an awesome trivia night at our office and my team loved it! Liam and his team really want to give you the best experience based on what's most convenient for you. We will definitely be hosting another trivia night with Brainstormer! '

Casey Green, Dropbox, Inc. (San Francisco, CA) -
(November, 2014)

'Your team was absolutely wonderful- we had a blast last night and they were perfect! Not too pushy or in your face. Thank you so much for creating such a wonderful company:)'

Community Services Coordinator of local municipality (Los Angeles, CA) -
(December, 2014)

'Thanks so much, Liam. Our event was a total success and trivia was so much fun. I'm looking forward to working together again when we get around to planning another trivia event. Thanks again!'

Office Administrator, tech startup (San Francisco, CA) -
(August, 2014)

'Thank you for a wonderful event on Wednesday. I was so happy to see everyone in the building participating and getting really into it!'

Event Planner, biotech company (South San Francisco, CA) -
(February, 2014)

'Everyone had so much fun! Your service is awesome!! I will definitely be recommending you to other friends.'

Executive Assistant, tech company (San Francisco, CA) -
(February, 2014)

'Liam, thank you so much for a great event! Brainstormer Pub Quiz is an absolutely wonderful way for co-workers to connect and have fun together in an easy-going social event. We will be sure to think of doing this again in the future! '

Talari Networks (San Jose, CA) -
(September 2013)

'Thank you for your hard work! Interns loved the trivia and we will definitely have you back again next year!'

Sr. Program Manager, College Programs for biotech company (South San Francisco, CA) -
(July 2013)

'Thanks, Liam, for everything. Our team LOVED the quiz, and it was the perfect event for our competitive group.'

Senior Administrative Assistant for a global capital management company (San Francisco, CA) -
(July 2013)

'The quiz was so much fun and everyone seemed really into it. Dave and Kim were great hosts and definitely got the crowd into the game.'

Event Manager for large Silicon Valley tech company (Sunnyvale, CA) -
(April 2013)

'I have used Brainstormer for over 6 years as a valuable tool to assist my students prepare for their Advanced Placement exam. Brainstormer has been fantastic in helping me create an atmosphere of camaraderie as my students prepare for success. What's more, Brainstormer has provided an incredible learning opportunity for my students and empowered them to fully access their prior knowledge. Brainstormer has become a tradition!'

High School history teacher (San Mateo, CA) -
(April 2013)

Brainstormer is voted 2013's Best Trivia in Portland, ME (at Rí Rá Irish Pub) in the 2013 Best of Portland contest.

Brainstormer was featured on an episode of 'Anger Management' where Charlie begins a questionable romantic relationship with an ex-patient and attends a 'bar trivia' night.

‘Anger Management’ episode 13, 'Charlie and the Ex-Patient!'

Brainstormer is voted Best Pub Quiz of 2012 in Phoenix, AZ (at Rula Bula) by Phoenix New Times.

'The quiz was AWESOME! We had a bigger turnout than expected, the questions were PERFECT for our group, and everyone had an AMAZING time! Your hosts did a great job and were super nice too! I'll be sure to spread the word about Brainstormer to the other folks in our company...'

Department Event Coordinator (Major Silicon Valley Tech Company) -
(December 2012)

'The quiz slideshow went great! Everyone seemed to have a really great time, and we loved the questions.'

Michaele Lien (Human Resources Coordinator - Oakland Athletics) - Oakland, CA
(July 2012)

'Our event was fantastic! Everyone had a great time and Rick was an awesome host. The pub quiz was a great way to get everyone thinking collaboratively. Thank you so much for helping to make our board retreat fun and productive.'

Gabriella P. Arroyo (BayBio Executive Assistant and Office Administrator) - South San Francisco, CA
(January 2012)

'Thanks so much for making the first annual Bay School Trivia Contest so much fun. We all had such a blast... I have heard nothing but kudos for this evening... It could not have been any better.'

L. Greenfield - The Bay School - San Francisco, CA
(January 2012)

'Everyone loved it! The questions were excellent and Brian and his assistant were wonderful. And the custom branded play cards were also perfect. On top of it all, we raised a lot of money for a good cause! All in all, the feedback from all has been great -- they want us to do it again!'

Senior Associate with real estate firm - New York, NY
(November 2011)

'Brainstormer does a great quiz and it draws an extra 3-4k in sales every week for us. Another two of our West Coast stores use their service as well.'

General Mananger, Restaurant/Pub Franchise - San Francisco, California
(September 2011)

'The night was great! Dave was the perfect host and we are really grateful for all your help and planning. Everyone thought the event, (which raised $27k), went really well and we are excited to make it an annual event... we will definitely be in touch again to work with you guys in the future.'

Diana Adamson, ScholarMatch - San Francisco, California
(August 2011)

' ...the trivia game was a success! ...it served its purpose by motivating our team to connect with their competitive spirit and to also have fun. We’d like to do this again. Kudos to you and your team for putting this together and making things simple to set up...'

Executive Assistant/HR Coordinator, Online Sales Company - San Francisco, California
(May 2010)

'Our event was WONDERFUL. The 'quiz' portion went off like clockwork and, I had to laugh, they were all SO COMPETITIVE!! It was really fun to watch. ...It was a great ice breaker and really rounded out our event. ...Thank you for helping to make our event so fun and successful!'

Senior Administrator, Silicon Valley Tech Company - San Jose, California
(August 2009)

'...everyone on staff really enjoyed the trivia. It was a home run all the way around -- many thanks for your help!'

VP, Communications Major Cable TV Network, Washington D.C.
(October 2008)

'I got a lot of positive feedback from people with remarks like 'that was the best company event that I have been to.' Thank you!' '

Company Event Planner, South San Francisco
(July 2008)

'Every customer in the bar became involved and couldn't get enough. The pub was delighted with the business!'

Stephen Patterson (owner)
Finn McCool's Pub, New Orleans
(January 2008)

'Brainstormer Trivia was easily the highlight of our Relay For Life event. Having walked around a track for 8 hours to honor those affected by cancer, over 100 students participated in the trivia contest, despite it starting at midnight. This is simply a must-have, and we will definitely use it next year!'

Stuart Prenner
co-Chair Yale University Relay For Life
(May 2007)

'A lot of the regulars will come down around 5 or 5:30 to grab a good table, and they'll have dinner while they're holding it. And they're always here until it ends around 11.'

Paul Rudd (Manager) Sean Kelly's, Missoula, Montana
(client 2001-current)

'O'Neill's has been hosting Brainstormer for fifteen years. On Quiz nights we are about four times as busy. Sometimes you can't get a table...'

O'Neill's Irish Pub, San Mateo, California
(May 2013)

Publications

'The contests, held Wednesday evenings at the Kentucky Street pub (Finbar Devine's), have become so popular that the pub books solid with reservations.'

Santa Rosa Press Democrat
(July 2006)

'Brainstormer Pub Quiz nights are so popular here that fans gather around thicker than a pint of Guinness.'

USA Today

'...armies of young men and women arrive an hour early to commandeer tables; bar business has increased four-fold from the pre-quiz days.'

New York Times

'...for a quiz night, it has a professional setup...'

Washington Post

'The action of the Brainstormer Pub Quiz ® is restricted entirely to whispering and writing. (And drinking)... with patrons tippling back Guinness with one hand and scribbling furiously with the other. It's like the SATs, basically, but there's booze.'

Blake de Pastino, Missoula Independent, MT

'On the regular (Brainstormer Pub Quiz ®) nights, there's often standing room only in the 200-capacity pub (The Dubliner - Cincinnati, Ohio)'

The Buzz Magazine

'Brainstormer Pub Quiz ® challenges customers, boosts profits. Operators say they are enjoying increased success and profits, and their patrons have had tons of fun as a result of the event.'

Nightclub and Bar Magazine

'The place came to life as tables filled with groups of friends and co-workers who caught the spirit, had dinner and joined in on the pencil-and-paper challenge.' - 

Nancy Kimball - Daily Inter Lake (Kalispell, Montana)

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