Drinkin' Spelling Bee!
posted October 30, 2015 5:47 AM   RSS | iCal | +googleCal

Sat November 7 at 7:00 PM, 331 Club
331 13th Ave NE, Minneapolis, MN, USA (Map & Directions)
A free beer for every correctly spelled word!
"Best Bar Game of 2015" brought to you by our friends at Trivia Mafia every Saturday night at the 331 Club in Northeast and every 4th Friday at Amsterdam.

Proposed: either next Saturday, Nov. 7, at 331 or Friday, Nov. 27 at Amsterdam (for a break from Black Friday madness)
posted by Flannery Culp to Meetup (13 comments total)

Yay! I would be up for this! My preference would be for 331 Club, just for a change from Amsterdam. However, I think I might have a bday party to go to next Saturday night so I have to check on it - I haven't received a firm date or time yet so it might be on a different day.

I will be happy to go along with whatever people decide, if I'm available!
posted by triggerfinger at 6:56 AM on October 30, 2015

Oh also, the bday party is in NE Mpls, pretty close to 331, so if it is on Saturday I still might be able to go to both, depending on the times.
posted by triggerfinger at 6:58 AM on October 30, 2015

My vote is 331 on the 7th. Amsterdam has been very good to us, but it's good to expand horizons!

nerdnightout is a great tag, btw
posted by schnee at 7:57 AM on October 30, 2015

The spelling bee starts at 7:00. Ticket sales open at 6:30 but you can also buy in advance. Will that work with your party? If not we can try the 14th or 21st instead.
posted by Flannery Culp at 3:02 PM on October 30, 2015

I just texted my friend to get confirmation on the day/time and I'll post here when he gets back to me. Don't change the date for me though - do whatever works best for the group and I'll do my best to fit it in if I have another thing the same night (though other than the movie meetup in a few weeks and the possible bday next weekend, I think my upcoming Saturdays are mostly free. Fridays almost always work).
posted by triggerfinger at 8:57 PM on October 30, 2015

Also, just realized this is an actual spelling bee and therefore my chance to overcome the crushing defeat of the third grade spelling bee, in which I was third runner-up and got knocked out of going to the next round by the word "lieutenant". It has haunted me ever since.
posted by triggerfinger at 9:09 PM on October 30, 2015 [2 favorites]

This sounds great! Time to put my spelling-Nazi skills to good use booze. I might be in trouble if they don't accept British English spellings though...

P.S. Whoa, somebody proposed at one of these.
posted by a car full of lions at 12:18 PM on October 31, 2015

They have tickets available now.
posted by schnee at 2:45 PM on November 4, 2015

Okay! My friend FINALLY texted me back with the time for the bday dinner and it's not until later. So I will be able to come to the spelling bee for a couple of hours, yay! I think I'll get there early because the actual start time is 7. So I will aim for 6:15-6:30 to get a decent seat.
posted by triggerfinger at 11:25 AM on November 5, 2015

I'm planning to get there around 6:15 and will try to grab a booth.
posted by Flannery Culp at 4:17 PM on November 5, 2015

Great, I'll aim for 6:15 then. I'll be the one wearing a red carnation and carrying a rolled-up copy of the Times.
posted by triggerfinger at 5:07 PM on November 5, 2015

I'll be getting there around 6:30; hopefully earlier.
posted by schnee at 7:22 AM on November 6, 2015

Here now and at a booth by the door.
posted by schnee at 4:01 PM on November 7, 2015

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