Trivia Time
posted August 13, 2019 9:14 PM   RSS | iCal | +googleCal

Thu September 5 at 8:00 PM, Gasthof's
2300 University Ave NE, Minneapolis, MN, USA (Map & Directions)
Time to plan another trivia event!
Okay, time to plan a trivia night! Here are a few I found in my research:

Wednesdays, 7pm: Fair State Coop
Thursdays, 7:30 pm: Parkway Pizza NE
Thursdays, 8pm: Gasthof's

Here's a full schedule of all the places Trivia Mafia goes.

I would say my personal preference would be the end of the week or ideally a weekend and if on an evening, one with an early-ish start (because I'm 100 years old). And I am exceptionally interested in a place which also has decent food. Otherwise I'm mostly flexible.

I'm thinking we could do it next week, or sometime in early September, after the state fair ends.

Anyone have any other thoughts/preferences/discussion items?
posted by triggerfinger to Meetup (19 comments total) 1 user marked this as a favorite

I vote for Parkway Pizza or Gasthof's for the convenience of ordering food on site, because I'm lazy in addition to also being an old woman who goes to bed early on school nights.
posted by Flannery Culp at 7:56 AM on August 14, 2019

It's been a long time--I might make it to this! Also, I've been known to turn in for the night before the sun even sets.
posted by paper chromatographologist at 3:26 PM on August 14, 2019 [1 favorite]

Off the top of my head, Leaning Tower of Pizza in Uptown, has pub quizzes Tuesday nights, and there's a group that does Star Trek and Doctor Who themed pub quizzes monthly on Wednesday nights at the Driftwood CharBar in south Minneapolis.

Does 7-9 PM work in general?
posted by ZeusHumms at 9:33 AM on August 15, 2019

Or, early evenings near the end of the week are generally good for me.
posted by ZeusHumms at 10:12 AM on August 15, 2019

Yay! I'm excited to give Trivia a try. Like Flannery Culp, I'll also vote for Parkway or Gasthof's for food and non-alcohol options...and I am also an early-to-bed-early-to-rise sort of person so if it goes too late there's a chance I'll turn into a pumpkin. 9pm = not late; 11:30 and we're just getting going = too late.

7-9 works well for me.
posted by Gray Duck at 7:38 PM on August 15, 2019

I've been meaning to go to a local meet-up for a while now, but have always seemed to have a reason to not go. This however, sounds right up my alley. I'd love to come and meet some Mefi-ans and flex some trivia muscles as well.

That being said, the Northeast options are better for me travel wise and I'm on campus Thursday evenings so doing the Gasthof or one of the other NE options would work out on my end.

Hope to see you all soon.
posted by Sphinx at 9:18 AM on August 16, 2019 [1 favorite]

I should be able to do any of those. I work in Eagan, so I might be a little late if we do one that starts at 7 and/or traffic doesn't cooperate, but not by much.
posted by tellumo at 5:58 PM on August 16, 2019

Awesome! So would people be okay with Gasthof's, even though it starts at 8? German food sounds good to me right now, but if that's too late, we can do Parkway at 7:30 (I also love Leaning Tower, but I think parking might be kind of a pain). If we do Gasthof's, I could get there early to get a table (and dinner, probably) as I think it may be crowded (?) as we approach Oktoberfest.

The next three Thursdays are August 22nd, August 29th (state fair week) and September 5th. Does anyone have a date preference?
posted by triggerfinger at 9:15 PM on August 16, 2019

I'm open to Gasthof's.

August 22 is the opening day of the state fair.

September 5th sounds good.
posted by ZeusHumms at 7:39 AM on August 19, 2019

Weeknight outings are hard for me to commit to right now but I do like trivia and I'll keep an eye on this!
posted by Kwine at 7:19 AM on August 20, 2019

I can do any of those dates. Looking forward to it!
posted by tellumo at 6:16 PM on August 20, 2019

Okay, I'll make it for September 5th! I'll probably get there around 7 to get a table and delicious German food.
posted by triggerfinger at 8:47 PM on August 22, 2019

Hooray! See you there and then.
posted by tellumo at 11:17 AM on August 23, 2019

I can't make it then, but I'd have a hard time going to Gastof's ever again.
posted by advicepig at 1:18 PM on August 26, 2019

OK, a friend has informed me that it's a new owner that wasn't involved in that crap.
posted by advicepig at 2:06 PM on August 26, 2019

Am not able to make it tonight, sorry.
posted by ZeusHumms at 4:59 PM on September 5, 2019

Is anyone else here? I've asked a couple of people if they were expecting anyone and gotten no for am answer. I'm the guy in a green Adidas shirt and glasses.
posted by Sphinx at 5:57 PM on September 5, 2019

Woohoo, found y'all. Fun times, albeit a bit noisy.
posted by Sphinx at 8:26 PM on September 5, 2019

Glad you found us, Sphinx! Thanks everyone for coming - can't wait for the next one!
posted by triggerfinger at 3:43 PM on September 6, 2019

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