December Trivia THING
posted December 4, 2013 6:48 AM   RSS | iCal | +googleCal

Mon December 9 at 7:30 PM, Tommy Doyle's Harvard Square
96 Winthrop Street, Cambridge, MA, USA (Map & Directions)
It's time for the post-Thanksgivukkah, pre-Christmas/New Year's Geeks Who Drink trivia blowout sale at Tommy Doyle's Harvard Square. All questions MUST GO! Stock up on random information now and SAVE!*
*Useful information not guaranteed. Beer list may not be accurate. Void where prohibited. Not available in Canada. Batteries not included.
posted by DiscourseMarker to Meetup (20 comments total)

Hey, guys, I can bring a AA. So, one battery included. Just doing my part for the community!
posted by ignignokt at 10:43 AM on December 4, 2013 [1 favorite]

I just learned that TD's is closing at the end of this month. It's too bad, but part of me would like to think that the Taters winning streak was too much for them.
posted by overeducated_alligator at 5:14 PM on December 5, 2013

I guess we should pour one out for Tommy Doyle's, then.
posted by Rustic Etruscan at 5:23 PM on December 5, 2013

Wow. I guess we gotta start scouting for new lands to conquer!
posted by ignignokt at 5:35 PM on December 5, 2013

I guess the truffling gambit didn't work out after all. I'll miss the place.
posted by Metroid Baby at 5:57 PM on December 5, 2013

I'll be coming again and this time I'll try my best not to accidentally join a group.
posted by Defenestrator at 8:11 PM on December 5, 2013 [1 favorite]

Link on Tommy Doyle's closing.
posted by maryr at 9:15 PM on December 5, 2013 [1 favorite]

Yeah, Horace saw the news yesterday. So I guess the question is whether we want to change locations or change days?

Speaking for Horace and myself, we are flexible on days, but would prefer to stay in Harvard Square. Here are the Cambridge options as currently listed on the Geeks Who Drink page:

Moksa (Cambridge ) - 8:00 PM
Tommy Doyle's (Harvard Square) (Cambridge ) - 8:00 PM

Hong Kong Restaurant (Harvard Square) (Cambridge ) - 8:00 PM

Joe Sent Me (Cambridge) (Cambridge ) - 8:00 PM
Phoenix Landing (Cambridge ) - 7:30 PM
Tommy Doyle's (Kendall Square) (Cambridge ) - 7:00 PM

The Dubliner Pub (Cambridge) (Cambridge ) - 8:00 PM

The First Printer (Cambridge ) - 7:30 PM

I guess we can discuss/commiserate on Monday.
posted by DiscourseMarker at 7:49 AM on December 6, 2013

Joe Sent Me is a) awesome and b) stumbling distance from my home, so that's what I would be for. Their food is really good, standard pub grub fare and their fries are crunchy and delicious.
posted by backseatpilot at 8:12 AM on December 6, 2013

Yes, Metroid Baby and I are also within stumbling distance of Joe Sent Me, and would love that. I'm OK with the Hong Kong or whatever's near the Red Line, though.
posted by ignignokt at 8:15 AM on December 6, 2013

As long as there's decent parking nearby, I'm happy with whatever you all suggest.
posted by Rustic Etruscan at 8:17 AM on December 6, 2013

Speaking as someone who has been longingly looking in, but never quite able to make it due to logistics, a later time on a Wednesday night closer to my house than TD's (i.e., Joe Sent Me) is looking very attractive right now.
posted by initapplette at 10:36 AM on December 6, 2013

Davis Sq is better for me too. Joe's 4thd
posted by Diablevert at 12:49 PM on December 6, 2013

I don't come all that much but Joe Sent Me is also conveniently located for me.

Also, I hope everyone who lives near there goes to Verna's from time to time for donuts. Those things are awesome.
posted by Aizkolari at 7:23 PM on December 7, 2013

Anything except Thursday or Friday nights. RIP Tommy Doyle's. Our usual waitress once whispered a correct answer to me, a couple of years ago -- a question none of us would have gotten otherwise. We should tip her famously on the last day if she's our server.
posted by not_on_display at 10:11 PM on December 7, 2013 [3 favorites]

We should tip her famously on the last day if she's our server.

Agreed. I sure hope they have room for her another Tommy Doyle's.
posted by Horace Rumpole at 4:50 PM on December 8, 2013

Tonight's theme's include:
I Hope Your Neighbors Are Heavy Sleepers
Let's See How Liberal You Are
Recently In Stuff
Coveralls Are For Quitters
I'm going to assume the first one means that answers will contain those letters in that order.
posted by DiscourseMarker at 7:16 AM on December 9, 2013

Seems like it's going to be a late day in lab here, I'll likely be late. Stupid primers coming in promptly, no respect for my leisure...
posted by maryr at 1:47 PM on December 9, 2013

I just got home from an unexpectedly late day at work and have some things to take care of so it looks like I won't be able to make it. I'll definitely be making one of the upcoming ones, wherever they end up being.
posted by Defenestrator at 4:07 PM on December 9, 2013

I took an internet break and missed our last trivia night at Tommy Doyles?!
I'd be ok with moving to a new bar anywhere near the red line.
posted by martinX's bellbottoms at 6:42 PM on December 10, 2013

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