If you're looking for the Twin Cities' best bar game, dear Internet traveler, you've come to the right place.
Here's how it works: Spellers start off with one free beer on the house, to settle their nerves. We call it "spellin' juice." Then they get a number. Then they spell words in the order of the number around their necks. If they spell the word correctly, they get another free beer and move on to the next round. If they spell it wrong, they're out.
There are four rounds, with the difficulty increasing every round. Spellers can ask for definitions, languages of origin, parts of speech, and (our favorite) a mildly offensive sentence using the word. Any spellers left standing after round 4 will enter the lightning round. Last speller standing wins a $25 bar tab and INFINITE GLORY. And a t-shirt, if we have one handy.
WHEN AND WHERE:
The Drinkin' Spelling Bee goes down every Saturday night at 7 at the 331 Club in Northeast Minneapolis! Registration starts at 6:30!
You can also play every Wednesday at The Country Bar in Uptown Minneapolis at 8! Registration starts at 7:30!
Registration: 6:30 PM (get there early, or buy advance tickets to ensure your spot!) [Advance tickets for 331 Club only]
Bee: 7:00 PM
The 331 Drinking Spelling Bee w/ Max & Sami
Max is a writer and comedian from New York City. Neither feared nor respected, here’s a few of his many accolades:
“I had a great time.” - Larry, 26, Minneapolis
“It was nice.” - Grandma Jean, 78, A Home
“Honestly, he’s a ginger, so I was worried about my soul. But he turned out to be about the best damn host this side of Lyndale.” - Chinese Proverb
Sami Dee is a Minneapolian comedian, teacher, and person who can spell & drink. She was the host & writer of the friendly-acclaimed trivia game show I Think I've Got It! Formerly, she worked in a fluorescent-lit office and lived in Chicago. Her current musings have brought her to wildly exciting places like Honolulu, New York, Portland (the rainier one, with more Mason jars), Chicago, middle school gyms, and the basements of chain pizza restaurants. She hopes to one day organize & live-Tweet a worldwide dance party that will reverse the effects of global warming and save us all; she just has to get a Twitter first.