Top 4 Pub Quizzes in Finsbury Park
Written by: Violet Myers
Cinemas are charging £15 a ticket, Game of Thrones won’t be back for months, your creepy silent housemate has his creepy silent parents over. What is to be done of the weekday evening?
A good old pub quiz of course!
Get your mates together and expose yourself to crippling self doubt of your own intelligence. Why do you only know the celebrity rounds? Why did we invite dead weight Jim? Why the hell did you do Communications instead of a ‘proper’ degree? Great wholesome fun…all topped off nicely with the ability to simultaneously consume a cheeky lager/wine/tequila (go hard or go home.)
1. The Faltering Fullback
Perth Road, N4
Monday 8pm, £1 entry
Cheat-a-bility: Don’t even think about it.
Special features: Questions come in groups based upon a common theme.
Education level: Masters in Quantum Physics.
Will I like my team mates at the end of it?: In a ‘survived chemical warfare together’ kind of way…
What’s the swag?: £50 cash for the winner.
How drunk is acceptable?: Not if you’re after that top spot, but who are you kidding? Another round please!
2. The Old Dairy
Crouch Hill, N4
Tuesday 8pm, £2 entry
Cheat-a-bility: Practically encouraged.
Special features: Guess the number rounds with boozy prizes.
Education level: Bachelors Degree from a red brick.
Will I like my team mates at the end of it?: Not a place to test out new friendships.
What’s the swag?: Bar tab for the winner, plus boozy prizes for mini rounds.
How drunk is acceptable?: Drunker the better.
3. Stapleton Tavern
Crouch Hill, N4
Thursday 8pm, £1 entry
Cheat-a-bility: Very much frowned upon, cheaters will be suffer point penalties and morbid amounts of public shaming.
Special features: Lego making, charades style rounds.
Education level: GCSE in Drama.
Will I like my team mates at the end of it?: Like is a strong word…
What’s the swag?: Up to £200 weekly jackpot and £30 bar tab, noiiice!
How drunk is acceptable?: Absolutely essential, call it Dutch courage.
4. The World’s End
Stroud Green Road, N4
Thursday 9pm, £1 entry
Cheat-a-bility: Definitely possible, but why ruin the fun? You big ruiner.
Special features: Have had themed quizzes like ‘Game of Thrones’ in the past.
Education level: An A Level in Politics wouldn’t hurt.
Will I like my team mates at the end of it?: A right old laugh destined to heal old wounds.
What’s the swag?: £50 cash for the winner, bottle of wine for the runner up.
How drunk is acceptable?: Free beer is up for grabs as prizes, so win big and drink big too.
Photographs: Michael Barry
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