trivia. where is it. WHERE
posted January 25, 2012 7:13 PM   RSS

Bi-weekly trivia! Where should we have a trivia team?
posted by the young rope-rider to Proposed (47 comments total) 3 users marked this as a favorite

I'm totally up for this.
posted by bookwibble at 7:14 PM on January 25, 2012


So down for this! I have no suggestions except for 'Brooklyn'.
posted by showbiz_liz at 7:15 PM on January 25, 2012


hmmm...
posted by vrakatar at 7:24 PM on January 25, 2012


YES. I have been waiting for this. In Manhattan I like the Wed. Crocodile Lounge one; in Brooklyn I haven't tried any of these but it looks promising.
posted by lalex at 8:23 PM on January 25, 2012


AWESOME. lalex, this is great. We are going to beat everyone at everything.
posted by the young rope-rider at 9:11 PM on January 25, 2012


EVERYTHING EVER OBVIOUSLY. Time to start thinking of team names!
posted by lalex at 9:24 PM on January 25, 2012


This is a capital idea.
posted by Skygazer at 3:40 AM on January 26, 2012


Where should we have a trivia team?

Rocky Sullivan's.
posted by EmpressCallipygos at 3:43 AM on January 26, 2012


In Manhattan I like the Wed. Crocodile Lounge one; in Brooklyn I haven't tried any of these but it looks promising.

It would be great if either/both borough locations are near an express subway stop.
posted by StickyCarpet at 6:49 AM on January 26, 2012


I love trivia.
posted by milestogo at 6:52 AM on January 26, 2012


Oooh, I would love to join in! Though I would vote for Manhattan as a more central location for folks - I'm so far out in Queens that the idea of going to Red Hook makes me want to cry.
posted by Neely O'Hara at 6:53 AM on January 26, 2012


I would totally go; preference for Brooklyn if possible.
posted by mlle valentine at 7:39 AM on January 26, 2012


No! Manhattan!

Also, I suck at trivia. But I'll bring pom poms.
posted by functionequalsform at 8:35 AM on January 26, 2012


There's a pretty great pub quiz on Thursdays nights at Rocky Sullivan's in Red Hook.

http://www.rockysullivansredhook.com/quiz.html

And Thursdays work much better than Wednesdays for me, now that school has started again.

Also, isn't this supposed to be the Brooklyn meetup? Quit asking us to go to Manhattan!
posted by overhauser at 8:43 AM on January 26, 2012


Oops. I missed the Empress link. Great minds and all that.
posted by overhauser at 8:44 AM on January 26, 2012


It would be great if either/both borough locations are near an express subway stop.

Croc Lounge is a couple blocks off the Union Square station. The questions are interesting (I've been to a couple pub trivia nights where the questions are rote and boring), they do "shot rounds" in between regular team rounds, and there's free pizza. That's every Wed. at 8:30 though, which I think interferes with your weekly Brooklyn meetups?

The two that look most promising/transit accessible to me from this Brooklyn trivia thread are Pacific Standard, which is every Sunday at 8pm, and Last Exit, which is 9pm on the first and third Mondays of the month.
posted by lalex at 8:49 AM on January 26, 2012


I prefer Manhattan, but weeknights are generally hard for me (and Brooklyn is pretty much impossible during the week). Have to wake up at 5am and all. So I don't really carry any weight. But I still love you guys and will happily be your phone-a-friend if it's before 9pm.

(also, hey, I have a show tomorrow night—and almost every Friday until April—PM me for details! Subject line: "Secret Show!" Shhhhh...)
posted by Eideteker at 9:21 AM on January 26, 2012


I would love to get in on some trivia. Count me in!
posted by defenestration at 9:36 AM on January 26, 2012


Also, I vote Brooklyn.
posted by defenestration at 9:37 AM on January 26, 2012


We can maybe do one for Brooklyn and one for Manhattan. Maybe? The more the merrier, I say.
posted by bookwibble at 9:44 AM on January 26, 2012


Brooklyn is quite far for me. Can we alternate between Manhattan and Brooklyn? I'm not even going to try to suggest the Bronx.
posted by sciencegeek at 10:35 AM on January 26, 2012


Westchester, then. It's settled.
posted by the young rope-rider at 2:47 PM on January 26, 2012


Seriously, though, I think Manhattan within easy(ish) reach of the J/M and/or L train would be good because then there are Brooklynites who could easily make it. Me and some of my F train peeps, not so much though :(

Also, I miss some of you!

Maybe alternating weeks is a good idea. I will think on it.

(To be clear this will be in addition to the Weekly Brooklyn Meetup, not instead of!)
posted by the young rope-rider at 3:16 PM on January 26, 2012


Last Exit (in Brooklyn, obviously) has Pub Quiz on the first and third Mondays of the month. Teams of four people, though. Disclaimer: it's my regular bar.
posted by 1970s Antihero at 6:02 AM on January 27, 2012


I only recommended Rocky's as it's my second-favorite bar and I know the Quizmaster (my favorite bar does not do a pub quiz, and its status as "my favorite" has much to do with "it is on my block", so there is a bias). But transport is going to be an issue for anyone who wants to come in out of Manhattan or Bronx.

For Brooklyn: I know there's another quiz at The Sackett, which is a block from the Union Street stop on the R - but that place is teeny-tiny. Last Exit seems a promising alternate.

For Manhattan: I know there's a place on 14th and somethingth that has a quizmaster named "Liam", who is aweseome (he used to be at Rocky's when it was located in Manhattan, and had to find another venue because the commute to Red Hook was an issue for him too). Don't remember the name of the bar, but will nudge my friends who do.
posted by EmpressCallipygos at 6:09 AM on January 27, 2012


There was a bar with a good trivia night I had in mind...but I can't remember if it was a real bar or a dream I had.

*Head scratch*

I guess a bar in a dream wouldn't work for this, right?

Yeah, thought not.

posted by Skygazer at 6:32 AM on January 27, 2012


I'd like to be a part of this, once/if it happens. OK. If it has to be in Brooklyn, I'm going to request it be G-convenient, please.
posted by Guy Smiley at 12:23 PM on January 27, 2012


I am into this. I am fantastic at trivia!!

(If the questions are about things I know about...like um, well....hmm. Maybe I am not so great at trivia).
posted by bquarters at 11:31 AM on January 28, 2012


Brooklyn Tavern is off the Q/N/R/B/D/A/C/F/G/2/3/4/5 and has a backyard. Their drinks are fine, nothing special, and cheap. Trivia night is Tuesdays.
posted by (Over) Thinking at 4:16 PM on January 28, 2012


I'd love to be a part of this but work past 8 most nights. Let me know if the eventual night selected has a start time that late.
posted by vrakatar at 4:34 PM on January 28, 2012


I am interested in this.
posted by gaspode at 4:03 PM on January 29, 2012


Since people are chiming in with days and interest -- Wednesdays are generally bad for me (although EVERYTHING is bad for me until mid-February as I'm recovering from a broken foot).
posted by EmpressCallipygos at 5:53 PM on January 29, 2012


I can generally do every day except Tuesdays.
posted by bookwibble at 7:48 PM on January 29, 2012


I'd vote no Tuesdays as well. Brooklyn is my preference, but I'd be cool with Manhattan too.
posted by defenestration at 5:20 PM on January 30, 2012


Oh hey look, listings of Manhattan and Brooklyn trivia nights.

I've heard good things about Last Exit's bimonthly Monday trivia night, but it's $5. Location is Brooklyn Heights.

Cash Cab has been known to come around looking for contestants at times at this long-running trivia night (oh and by the way, Cash Cab isn’t a real cab). The questions are not easy and the competition is harder. Other fun elements include the “Last Exit Theater” where the hosts read a script and contestants must guess which movie it’s from. Subscribers to the email list (LastExitPubQuiz@gmail.com) receive notices of the upcoming quizzes and a clue to one of the answers.
posted by showbiz_liz at 10:58 AM on February 1, 2012


That is the one I wish to do. Also I will start a trivia scholarship for needy mefites.
posted by the young rope-rider at 11:00 AM on February 1, 2012


How bout we try that one, and if it sucks, try a different one? The next one is coming up this Monday.

Teams are limited to four people. That's ok with basically any number of attendees except five. That would kind of suck.
posted by showbiz_liz at 6:32 AM on February 2, 2012


If we do decide to do it at that bar, can we have it on a different Monday? Or at least do another one again fairly soon? I have book club this coming Monday, and I don't want to miss this.
posted by bookwibble at 9:32 AM on February 2, 2012


Well, since it's only every other Monday, I figure we should go ahead and check it out this coming week.
posted by showbiz_liz at 9:40 AM on February 2, 2012


I think I could do Monday!
posted by mlle valentine at 12:54 PM on February 2, 2012


Well, even if it works (or not) is this going to be at least a semi-regular thing? That way, those who can't make it can easily do so the next time, whether it's at Last Exit or not.

Also: what time is Last Exit's trivia? I might be able to do it this coming Monday if it runs late.
posted by bookwibble at 1:07 PM on February 2, 2012


Last exit trivia starts at 9pm, registration at 8:30. They also have a clue up for tonight's contest. I'm guessing it's a member of the Giants celebrating?
posted by whir at 1:38 PM on February 6, 2012


Okay, I can completely not come tonight due to an existential crisis (and a cold).

If anyone else wants to take the lead on this could you post another IRL post? I want to leave this one open for brainstorming.
posted by the young rope-rider at 1:51 PM on February 6, 2012


Can't come tonight unfortunately—last minute change of plans. I would definitely go in the future, though.
posted by mlle valentine at 4:41 PM on February 6, 2012


Like I said, Last Exit is my regular bar. I'm sitting at the end of the bar near the entrance, next to the scary clown lamp. I'm also ready to DESTROY the competition.
posted by 1970s Antihero at 5:14 PM on February 6, 2012


No one else?
posted by 1970s Antihero at 6:00 PM on February 6, 2012


Sorry I missed it. How was the trivia?
posted by whir at 8:45 AM on February 7, 2012



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