More Trivialities
posted September 12, 2011 4:21 AM   RSS | iCal | +googleCal

Wed September 21 at 8:00 PM, The Corner Hotel
57 Swan St, Richmond VIC 3121, Australia (Map & Directions)
There's been a couple of suggestions of checking out other pub trivia competitions around Melbourne.
What do we all think about The Limerick Castle in North Melbourne on Wednesday 21st September?
posted by goshling to Meetup (18 comments total)

emd3737 has suggested The Lord Newry on Thursday the 22nd. I *think* that is hosted by Mark Sparks, who is awesome & I highly recommend his trivia nights.
Unfortunately, Thursdays are totally off the table for me again as of this week.

Hopefully someone will pop in with some further info on the Limerick Castle, which I know nothing about. I may even have the name of the pub wrong. And possibly the suburb.
posted by goshling at 4:45 AM on September 12, 2011

You don't mean the Edinburgh Castle in Brunswick, do you? It has trivia on Wednesdays. I don't know what the trivia nights are like, but the food tends to be good and they have a variety of beers on tap.
posted by elephantday at 3:43 PM on September 12, 2011

Goshling: The Limerick Castle is where we went for beers the other Friday. Can't say I was a huge fan of the place.
posted by pompomtom at 8:28 PM on September 12, 2011

The recommendation for The Limerick Castle trivia came from Hamish. I know that's where we were at the other week, which is why I was hoping someone could confirm that we were talking the same pub, cos guessing from the decor and the dudes in the front bar, I'd imagine pub trivia there would consist of stuff like "What were the scores at the end of the third quarter of the 1952 AFL grand final".
posted by goshling at 5:20 AM on September 13, 2011

Well, of course there was no 1952 AFL grand final - quite the trap you laid there goshling. In the VFL, the defending premiers Geelong led 11-6-72 to Collingwood's rather poor 5-3-33 at three quarter time.

...though I suspect the blatant abuse of google might be frowned upon rather emphatically at that pub.

I'm not helping, am I?

posted by pompomtom at 4:34 PM on September 13, 2011 [1 favorite]

pompomtom - the Limerick is apparently "different" for the wednesday night trivia. I'm assuming more North Melbourne geeks/hipsters and less panelbeaters (not that there's anything wrong with panelbeaters, or geeks, or hipsters). Hamish's geek housemate Jarod and his mates do the wednesday trivia there most weeks and seem to like it.
posted by russm at 10:37 PM on September 13, 2011

North Melbourne geeks

The worst, I tell you. The absolute worst.
posted by pompomtom at 11:02 PM on September 13, 2011

Thursday nights are not so good, next Wednesday probably ok if that's what we end up doing.
posted by Coaticass at 12:19 AM on September 14, 2011

I missed tonight but am up for next week if we ever decide on a place!
posted by emd3737 at 5:08 AM on September 14, 2011

ARGH. Dumbass conference next week, may not be able to do the 21st.
posted by bdave at 12:05 AM on September 15, 2011

Well the 2 top choices seem to be

1. The Corner Hotel, Richmond

2. The Limerick Castle, North Melbourne

So, let's a vote or a punch up or a raffle or something & pick one.
posted by goshling at 1:11 AM on September 15, 2011

the corner is walking distance for me, so I like that one...but am happy to travel. I'm in for next week where-ever we decide.
posted by jonathanstrange at 7:17 AM on September 16, 2011

I don't know what time things start at the Limerick. The guy who recommended it to me is out of town for a couple of weeks, so perhaps file that one for the future and go the Corner this week?
posted by russm at 11:13 PM on September 18, 2011

So pompomtom, russm, jonathanstrange & I had a meeting & we reckon we do the Corner again this week, and then check out the Limerick Castle in North Melbourne in a few weeks.
Possibly after that we might check out one of the other venues on a different night? Maybe somewhere that nomis can get to?
Wednesday nights are best for me, Monday & Tuesday nights are doable with notice, Thursday & Friday nights are pretty much out. Anyone else with strong preferences for particular days?
posted by goshling at 12:36 AM on September 19, 2011

Wednesdays are generally fine with me. But most other nights work too. Tuesdays are perhaps less good, but not by much.

I unfortunately cannot make it this week as I will be on a plane to NZ to cheer the mighty Eagles in the RWC. But I definitely hope to make it again soon.

Also, summertime! Yay for beer gardens.
posted by mosessis at 2:47 AM on September 20, 2011

A bit swamped at work this week, won't make it tonight. Hope you win another slab of VB!
posted by emd3737 at 10:12 PM on September 20, 2011

Yet again table is booked under Kate from 7pm
posted by goshling at 11:54 PM on September 20, 2011

having spent a while downstairs playing pinball, I'm now upstairs all on my lonesome... where be mah trivia folks?
posted by russm at 2:16 AM on September 21, 2011

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