Fans of ‘The Office’ rejoice at trivia bar crawl


Alejandra Molina

Oscar, Ernesto Armendariz and Mark Teran in costume for The Office Trivia Bar Crawl Saturday, Oct. 5, 2019.

Alejandra Molina, Contributor

“We Love Pub Crawls” hosted a trivia bar crawl themed after “The Office,” a popular comedy series, Saturday, Oct. 5, that started at Hope and Anchor and ended at King’s X with an awards ceremony for the winners.  

The event was for people more than 21 years old and admission cost $22.99 per person, which included a T-shirt. It was a chance for die-hard fans of “The Office” to enjoy an event made just for them. Some participants even cosplayed their favorite characters of the series. 

Attendees included a married couple dressed as Dwight and Angela, to someone dressed as pumpkin head Dwight from episode five of season nine. Most of the contestants were wearing “The Office” shirts, and others were dressed in typical office attire.    

Every participant received a shirt with the words “Dunder Mifflin,” which is the fictional company the characters work for, plus a lanyard with a QR code for the crawl guide.  

The trivia game consisted of 75 questions total divided into three segments of 25 questions each. The questions were difficult, including small details only true fans of the show could ever know.   

“The Office” is an American sitcom, adapted from the British series of the same name, that depicts the everyday lives of employees at Dunder Mifflin Paper Company. The series ran for nine successful seasons on NBC for eight years.   

It premiered in 2005 and formally ended in 2013. The show was nominated for a total of 42 Emmy awards and was bolstered to even more success when it debuted on Netflix, according to The Washington Post.  

The first stop was at the bar Hope And Anchor, where participants enjoyed “The Office” themed alcoholic drinks. One of the most popular drinks among the crowd was “The Dundie,” a mix of vodka, gin and elderflower lemonade; and another was the “Jim and Pam,” made of Jim Beam bourbon whiskey and peach and pomegranate flavoring.  

The second stop was Valentine’s Kitchen and Bar, where participants had the chance to savor  food specials such as “Man Meat,” a plate of tamarind baby back ribs and other alcoholic drink mixes.  

Scenic’s Bar and Grill was the next stop of the crawl which also offered a variety of drink and food specials. The most notable drinks were the “Anger Management: AMF,” a mix of vodka, rum, tequila, gin, Blue Curacao liqueur, and soda; the “Boom, ROASTED!” a jalapeño margarita; and the “Beet Cleanse,” a mixture of house wines.   

The bar also offered “Stanley’s Weak Heart” which were jalapeño shrimp poppers, “Funeral for a Bird” a meal of chicken wings and fries, and “Threat Level: Mushroom” a dish of fried mushrooms with ranch.  

The fourth stop was The Hoppy Monk which offered “The Michael Scarn,” a beer and shot combination with tequila and whiskey as the two options.  

The last stop was King X’s, which hosted a retro themed party to celebrate the end of the event. The event organizers gave awards to the winners from the trivia and costume contest. Each winner got a “Dundie Award,” and the first place on the trivia got to win a stapler inside of a Jell-O, which is a reference to one of Jim’s infamous pranks on the show.  

“It was our first time playing and we had a blast,” participant Olivia Esera said. “One of my favorite moments is when Kevin comes in and drops his chili; also when Jim comes in dressed like Dwight and he goes like ‘identity theft is not a joke, Jim!’ and also when Angela throws the cat up in the ceiling and then it falls down.”  

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  • Team “Scott Schrute ’20” wins first place in the trivia contest at The Office Trivia Bar Crawl Saturday, Oct. 5, 2019.

  • Annaleigh and Caleb Ussery, Cassandra and Ulysses Apreson cosplay Jim and Pam, Angela and Dwight at The Office Trivia Bar Crawl, Saturday, Oct. 5, 2019.

  • Oscar, Ernesto Armendariz and Mark Teran in costume for The Office Trivia Bar Crawl Saturday, Oct. 5, 2019.

  • Naomi Benters, Gerogina Perez, Karina Rodriguez and Rafa Moy dressed in costume for The Office Trivia Bar Crawl Saturday, Oct. 5, 2019.

  • Event organizers check in trivia participants at Hope N Anchor for The Office Trivia Bar Crawl Saturday, Oct. 5, 2019.

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Alejandra Molina may be reached at [email protected].