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Have you answered to the nickname Mewling Quim?
Do you keep a spare Cosmic Cube for guests?
Is there a giant poster of Tom Hiddleston somewhere in your bedroom?
Well, True Believers, this event is for you! On Thursday, April 3rd, Geeks Who Drink will bring you a pub quiz that covers the entire Marvel Cinematic Universe and the comics that have informed it. We’re calling it ASSEMBLE: AN AVENGERS QUIZ. Fire up JARVIS, grab your Blu-Rays and dust off the longboxes… it’s time to prove that you’re a member of the Merry Marvel Movie Quizzing Society.
Geeks Who Drink rules limit teams to a six player max, so make sure you’ve recruited well. We charge a $5 admission fee for each player, and the more players, the bigger the pot. Prizes are usually expected to be in the hundreds of dollars (AKA, a Tony Stark restaurant tip).
The bulk of the quiz will cover each film in the MCU: Iron Man, The Incredible Hulk, Iron Man 2, Thor, Captain America: The First Avenger, Marvel's The Avengers, Iron Man 3 and Thor: The Dark World. We’ll also some comics-only material, so consider bringing along a friend who can tell the difference between a Kree and a Skrull. There may be an Ant-Man-sized portion of material from the One-Shot short films or the Agents of SHIELD TV series.
We can’t guarantee a Stan Lee cameo but we can guarantee that our quiz will have you pumped and primed for the midnight shows of Captain America: The Winter Soldier. Plus, make sure you dig out your best t-shirts, costumes, and armor, because our themed events are like a mini-convention… except cheaper, funnier, and with beer.
ALBUQUERQUE | 8pm | O’Niell’s (Heights) | 3301 Juan Tabo Blvd. NE Albuquerque, NM 87111
AUSTIN | 8pm | Opal Divine’s Marina | 12709 N Mopac Expy, Austin, TX 78727
BOSTON | 7:30pm | White Horse Tavern | 116 Brighton Ave, Allston, MA 02134
COLORADO SPRINGS | 8pm | Phantom Canyon Brewing Company | 2 E Pikes Peak Ave, Colorado Springs, CO 80903
CHICAGO | 8pm | Fizz Bar | 3220 N Lincoln Ave, Chicago, IL 60657
DALLAS | 8pm | Bryan Street Tavern | 4315 Bryan St, Dallas, TX 75204
DENVER | 8:30pm | Irish Snug | 1201 E Colfax Ave #100, Denver, CO 80218
FORT COLLINS | TBA
GLENDALE | 7:30pm | Complex | 806 Colorado St, Glendale, CA 91205
HOUSTON | 8pm | Maple Leaf | 514 Elgin St, Houston, Texas 77006
KANSAS CITY/LAWRENCE | 8pm | Burg and Barrel | 7042 W 76th St, Overland Park, KS 66204
MADISON | 8pm | Buck and Badger | 115 State St, Madison, WI 53703
MINNEAPOLIS/ST. PAUL | 7pm | Cardinal Tavern | 2920 E 38th St, Minneapolis, MN 55406
NEW ORLEANS | 8pm | Twelve Mile Limit | 500 S Telemachus St, New Orleans, LA 70119
PORTLAND, OR | 7:30pm | Buffalo Gap | 6835 SW Macadam Ave, Portland, OR 97219
ROCHESTER, NY | 8pm | Jeremiah’s Tavern | 1104 Monroe Ave, Rochester, NY 14620
SACRAMENTO | 8pm | Capitol Garage | 1500 K St, Sacramento, CA 95814
SAN ANTONIO | 8pm | Firehouse Pub | 5380 Walzem Rd, San Antonio, TX 78218
SEATTLE | 8pm | Ballard Loft | 5105 Ballard Ave NW, Seattle, WA 98107
TORRANCE, CA | 7:30pm | Alpine Village | 833 W Torrance Blvd #104, Torrance, CA 90502
TUCSON | 8pm | Bumsted’s | 500 N 4th Ave, Tucson, AZ 85705
Watch this list -- times may change depending on venue availability, plus we hope to announce events in other cities soon!
THEMED QUIZ FAQs
Should I wear a costume? YES! Some of our venues may have a costume contest if there's enough participation, but that's up to the venue and host.
Will I need to watch the Spider-Man/X-Men/Fantastic Four movies? No. This is solely about the movies and the characters in the Marvel Cinematic Universe. There’ll be some comic book material, but we’re mainly covering the films.
In the comic books Spider-man and Wolverine have been in the Avengers for like ten years. Congratulations.
Do we need to know anything about the Ang Lee ‘Hulk’ movie? No. You’re welcome.
How do you sign up? Where do you buy tickets? You don’t. Get to the quiz venue early (we recommend an hour minimum) with cash for your entry fee to ensure seating.
Is this a free quiz? No, it's $5 per person to play (bring cash!), and we'll ask you to pay for everyone on your team before we give you quiz materials.
What's the maximum/minimum players per team? There is no minimum, but if you want to win, you should have a fully staffed squad. Use our Facebook and Twitter to recruit. Team maximum is strictly six players, as always.
Can we play the quiz twice by traveling to another city? No. No. And no. First of all, that’d be impressive, because our themed quizzes are now always on one day (with the rarest of exceptions). Secondly, even if you figure out a way to cheat, don't do it.
Can minors play? That's entirely up to the venue. Check with them.
Do spectators have to pay? Yes. Yes, they do. Spectators generally have to pay for sporting events, right? This also goes for Geeks Who Drink employees that aren't working at the event.
Can my dad/girlfriend/friend sit at our table and not play? No. Six people max seated at a table and all players must pay.
Can you host this at BLANK bar in BLANK city? No. We host these at venues that meet certain criteria. So, if we're not in your city, there won't be a quiz. If we're in your city, and there's no quiz, we're sorry. Feel free to let us know if you think demand is there, and maybe next time we'll get it started.
Is there a prize for second place? Nope, this is winner take all. But second place is impressive; you should be proud.
How is the prize amount determined? In most cases, the prize amount is 50% of the total take. Why not 100%? Because we have to cover our costs of producing and marketing these event quizzes.
Will BLANK TOPIC be covered? Everything is fair game. Study hard. Apply yourself. And we never give clues.
Do I need to RSVP? Seating is first-come, first-served and there are no reservations. These things quite often sell out, so get there early to guarantee a seat.
Want to see what's already been done? Check out our previous themed quizzes!