Pub Trivia - Insert Clever Title Here
posted January 11, 2012 1:57 PM   RSS | iCal | +googleCal

Wed January 18 at 8:00 PM, Kelvins Arms
2424 Dunstan Rd, Houston, TX, USA (Map & Directions)
"The time has come," the Walrus said, "To talk of many things: Of shoes--and ships--and Polish Oompa cover bands-- Of cabbages--and kings-- And Gordon Ramsay's Sex Dwarves-- And whether pigs have wings."
It's also time to talk about when and where we're going to play Pub Trivia again. I'm proposing we do it next week, either January 17th, 18th, or 19th, depending on which venue we choose. I believe that Tuesday is Woodrow's EaDo, Wednesday is Woodrow's Midtown, and Thursday is the Maple Leaf Pub. Any thoughts?

[UPDATE] We are settled on Kelvin Arms on Wednesday night. Who's in?
posted by MexicanYenta to Meetup (18 comments total)

Personally, I liked the last one the best, I think it was Woodrow's Midtown? (We definitely shouldn't sit so close to the Quizmaster's PA system, though, if we go there again.)
posted by MexicanYenta at 1:58 PM on January 11, 2012

GWD also has a Wednesday night quiz at the Kelvin Arms that started this month.
posted by Gridlock Joe at 7:59 PM on January 11, 2012

Wow, we're all thinking about it, I was just editing a proposal to try out the Kelvin Arms when I noticed the "new mail" icon. Now that hockey season is full force I think we should avoid the Maple Leaf.
posted by Runes at 7:28 AM on January 12, 2012

I went to Kelvin Arms once years ago and liked it. I'd be up for trying it.

Hmmm, Wednesday the 25th is Robert Burns' birthday, and Kelvin Arms has a big celebration, as I recall. Which may be either an added attraction or a hindrance.
posted by MexicanYenta at 7:33 AM on January 12, 2012

My money's on hindrance. Perhaps next time at Kelvin Arms.
posted by Gridlock Joe at 9:00 AM on January 12, 2012

Just remembered I can't do Wednesday anyway; that's the night of the Jeopardy! online test.
posted by Gridlock Joe at 10:17 AM on January 12, 2012 [1 favorite]

The Burns birthday thing is next week, I was thinking we could do trivia this week (the 18th). Which week is the Jeopardy test?
posted by MexicanYenta at 11:31 AM on January 16, 2012

Jeopardy is this Wednesday.
posted by Gridlock Joe at 4:16 PM on January 16, 2012

Actually, looking at the Jeopardy! e-mail, I could take the test with the Eastern time folks tomorrow (Tuesday).
posted by Gridlock Joe at 4:19 PM on January 16, 2012

Or we could do trivia tomorrow, and you could use it as a warm up for the Jeopardy test on Wednesday.
posted by MexicanYenta at 5:00 PM on January 16, 2012

Wednesday's fine. I'd like to give Kelvin Arms a try.
posted by Gridlock Joe at 6:23 PM on January 16, 2012

Ok, I've updated us for Wednesday at Kelvin Arms. Let's see if anyone sees this before the SOPA blackout.
posted by MexicanYenta at 3:38 PM on January 17, 2012

We're in.
posted by Runes at 9:07 PM on January 17, 2012

Lemme see what I can do. I'll let you know later this afternoon.
posted by Mamapotomus at 10:01 AM on January 18, 2012

Wow, Kelvin Arms is a winner. We parked ourselves in the comfy chairs in the vault, but could hear every note of the audio rounds! Hey JPH, they have a fireplace! Plenty of parking too. And it was a short hop over to the House of Pies for a post-quiz snack.

Oh yeah, we tied for 3rd, breaking our streak of not placing in the top 3.
posted by Runes at 6:47 AM on January 19, 2012 [2 favorites]

What Runes said. Kelvin Arms is great, and the lack of frat boys grunting and barking meant we could hear ourselves and have actual conversations between rounds!
posted by MexicanYenta at 8:43 AM on January 19, 2012 [1 favorite]

The only thing I didn't like about Kelvin Arms was that their steak night doesn't coincide with trivia. I need to lose weight anyway. :)
posted by Gridlock Joe at 5:53 PM on January 19, 2012

The recap is up.
posted by MexicanYenta at 12:15 PM on January 21, 2012

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