Pub Trivia @ George & Dragon
posted August 3, 2018 10:45 AM   RSS | iCal | +googleCal

Tue August 28 at 8:00 PM, George & Dragon Pub
206 N 36th St, Seattle, WA, USA (Map & Directions)
I'm visiting my hometown and would love to see some mefites, eat some onion rings, and attempt to remember the capital of Kyrgyzstan! (In case it comes up, it's Bishkek.) Let's quiz it up, mefites!
posted by duffell to Meetup (20 comments total) 1 user marked this as a favorite

We have been doing a semi-regular pub quiz thing on Tuesdays at the George and Dragon in Fremont.
posted by Slarty Bartfast at 12:17 PM on August 4, 2018 [1 favorite]

I strongly second Mr Bartfast. Much like zombies, we are always enthusiastic about fresh brains. For answering questions of course!

Alternate meeting location: Wedgewood Broiler AKA the Sir Wedgewood. Home of the largest tub of butter in Seattle.
posted by skyscraper at 9:54 PM on August 4, 2018 [1 favorite]

I am up for either or both! (The Broiler used to have a Sunday trivia night, actually--not a very good one, but the drinks are cheap and stiff, and you can order a salad that has cheez-its for croutons, because hey, The Broiler! don't ask questions.) My friends and I would go regularly; by tradition, we'd order a "viceroy," which was our name for a Roy Rogers with whiskey. I doubt anyone there would know what a viceroy is anymore, though.

But mind that second e, you. It's Wedgwood!

But yeah, George and Dragon is like, objectively the better choice. Also, I'm pretty sure there's no longer trivia at The Broiler.
posted by duffell at 3:44 AM on August 5, 2018

Argh, apologies. Thirty + years in Seattle (including innumerable salads with cheez-its) and I’m still slipping up.

George and Dragon would be preferable if transportation’s not a issue.
posted by skyscraper at 4:13 PM on August 5, 2018 [1 favorite]

Keeping my eye on this!
posted by k8t at 9:45 PM on August 9, 2018 [1 favorite]

I am potentially up for this but am not sure yet.
posted by corb at 4:56 PM on August 10, 2018 [1 favorite]

Hi, Seattle! I'm a Mefite who has just moved to the area. I look forward to meeting everyone and answering some trivia!
posted by Tsuga at 12:36 PM on August 19, 2018 [2 favorites]

What's the max on team size? I might be able to finally make one of these but don't want to overcrowd.
posted by sapere aude at 1:16 PM on August 27, 2018

I think 5, but the more the merrier. We can do 2 teams if we want!
posted by duffell at 2:24 PM on August 27, 2018

6 is the max but when we have more than that we usually split into equal teams, although there is precedent for 7 where one person honorably didn’t answer questions but still enjoyed the company and conversation. They’ve changed the buy in, so that it’s per person, like $2 or something, instead of per team.

Note, the winning team, which is usually made of Mefites, not only gets the pot ($50-$100) but a free pitcher of beer, so pace your drinking accordingly. The quiz is usually over by ten.

Also, the food is not good. Onion rings are acceptable. Burgers and fish and chips are somewhat edible. Plan ahead.

We’re not inflexible about this, but the most common team name we have used is Manifest Destiny’s Child (shoutout to quiet coyote!) and Crimson Ramblers.

Look forward to this. For real, if you’re new, please come. We are socially awkward and are more afraid of you than you are of us.
posted by Slarty Bartfast at 7:11 PM on August 27, 2018 [2 favorites]

Yes, I strongly second the motion to attend if you haven’t before or haven’t for a while. Do not hesitate to come if you think there will be too many for a team!

I was not aware that I was socially awkward, but looking back on my life that would explain a great deal.
posted by skyscraper at 9:56 PM on August 27, 2018 [1 favorite]


posted by ChrisR at 10:12 PM on August 27, 2018 [1 favorite]

Oh shit. Forget everything I said.

I kid, of course. Helen is lovely. And there are a surprising number of questions about Canada.
posted by Slarty Bartfast at 12:09 AM on August 28, 2018

I don't have a smartphone, so I won't be checking back into the thread before trivia starts. But I'm super excited!

For duffell-spotting purposes, I'm a tall and chunky dude with long hair. I'm wearing a shirt that features a unicorn riding a triceratops, and pink and purple toe socks with sandals. If there's a fashion prize, I've got a fucking lock.
posted by duffell at 5:44 PM on August 28, 2018

Really looking forward to this! I'm quite tall with blue hair, and will probably be toting a bike helmet. Going to try to get there a bit before 8, depending on when I finish dinner. (And because I will inevitably get lost at some point :) )
posted by kalimac at 5:52 PM on August 28, 2018

Helen and I have arrived and are the two t shirt clad people squatting two tables in the raised area.
posted by ChrisR at 7:39 PM on August 28, 2018

Update: I'm stuck on the wrong side of the gone-up bridge, so don't worry about starting without me!
posted by kalimac at 7:50 PM on August 28, 2018

I am here in a tank top.
posted by Slarty Bartfast at 7:52 PM on August 28, 2018

Ugh. Sorry, family considerations make it a no go for me tonight. I'm bummed, as I'd really like to meet y'all IRL. Next time.

duffell, if you are up for Broiler or alternate Wedgwood institution The Fiddler while you're in town, let me know. Second time might be the charm. Cheers!

ETA: and I missed Slarty in a tank? This is truly the darkest timeline....
posted by sapere aude at 7:54 PM on August 28, 2018 [2 favorites]

For the record, we split into two teams and finished first and second. I think I was on the first place team, I can’t remember, it was really all about the friends we made along the way.
posted by Slarty Bartfast at 11:07 PM on August 28, 2018 [5 favorites]

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