May 082016

In a twist, [an unfortunate one for me] Kate hosted quiz this week! I was away in Chengdu and got spectacular food poisoning so couldn’t fly back/ not promise to throw up on everyone. So, Kate stepped into the breach to enjoy a tab and save the day! Along with Kate, many of you offered to host guest rounds to help ensure our weekly trivia brains continued to get their workout. Kate did a topic usually avoided at quiz- SPORTS! She also tested your geography knowledge before she sets sail on her cruise ship. Megan also did a Star Wars round for May the 4th, and Julian had a round on Weather. Katie then ended the night with well known songs from cult movies and you just had to name the movie.

We come from behind, regained first place with 45 points. That’s what Xi said, to second place with 43 points and Lords of the Pillar took third with 42.

 Posted by at 11:40 am
May 082016

Quiz ShowWith only 3 more weeks until the final tallies are made and the top 3 teams bask in their nerdiness with a Sugar Shack Pizza Party, the questions have been stepped up. Current events were there as per usual, but now require more than just a mere scanning of news headlines. After all, would you be able to recall off the top of your head Jacob van Nierop’s nickname for having been jailed for 8 years, and reflective of his profession which was linked to his crimes? See? Read the News people! Next, I decided to change things up a bit by asking questions about two things that are close to my heart; sleep and coffee. Questions like: “Which drug derives its name from the Greek God for Sleep?” “MORPHINE” and “Which coffee drink was invented to warm up passengers flying to America?” “IRISH COFEE” got you all thinking. Finally, Peter hosted the music round to celebrate his 21st birthday, and being fully legal. Everyone got to enjoy a taste of the songs from his youth right up to today.

That’s what Xi said, took first place with 37 points, Cunning Stunts took second with 36 and Trump Card took third with 31 [after a drink off with Ma Ma Hu Hu who had 34.5 as they had more than 8 players join their team]

 Posted by at 11:38 am
Apr 212016

The quiz that will always be remembered as Kate’s last quiz. Which for those of you that weren’t there means that it included a lot of alcohol and shots in a communal attempt to get Kate drunk and experience her first hangover. Drunk yea sort of, hangover – still didn’t happen. Better luck another time….
But back to the quiz. Andrea was as always in charge and she did the 4 trivia rounds, but let Kevin do the music round. For trivia rounds we had ‘Current events’, ‘Name the film that famous co-stars didn’t get on off-screen’, ‘Quotes by famous world leaders’ and ‘Famous Kate’s’. Music was a lovely mish-mash of songs we all know and like to sing along to!

Winners: So we had a bit of a controversy due to ‘We come from behind’ exceeding the 8 people on a team limit so despite them having 49 points and ‘Spoiler’ ‘only’ 46, we decided to make it a drink off between the 2 teams to find the winner. However, ‘We come from behind’ were the fastest drinkers so they still got the bottle of Jameson. 3rd place also had to be decided via a drink off. ‘Cunning Stunts’ vs. ‘The Trump Card’. ‘Cunning Stunts’ managed to win that one.

Leaderboard: 6 weeks into the leaderboard and ‘We come from behind’ have given themselves a bit of a lead, but with 4 weeks to go anything is still possible.

And on a final note, please people remember there is a team limit! 8 people on a team max. And that include the ‘oh they aren’t playing, they are just here’ people. Because you never know, they might give you that one answer that gets you the win. Impossible for us to keep track if people are saying things quiz related or not. And we don’t want to be policemen all the time, we like to have fun with you.

 Posted by at 7:14 pm
Apr 122016

It was a quieter week with only 10 teams present, but the competition was no less fierce. It was battle upon battle, including a drink off that had to be redone 3 times!! The quiz itself was all done by Andrea without any guest rounds. That is of course not a problem at all, with Andrea being the super quiz mistress she is. In addition to the regular ‘Current events’ and ‘General Knowledge’ rounds, we had ‘Famous One Liners before a Kill from movies’ and a hilarious picture round. It was guess the famous person from its historical doppelganger. And as has been the routine since Lush Pub Quiz started many many years ago we finished with a music round.

Winners: It was a close call and music round always have a way of making things interesting. After a week out of Top 3, ‘The Trump Card’ came back and claimed the bottle of Jameson. And now to the (in)famous drink off. ‘Lords of the Pillar’ went up against ‘Spoiler: Bruce Wayne is Batman’ in the epic drink off that required 3 rounds before we could declare ‘Lords of the pillar’ the winner of 2nd place. It was some pretty good drinking on both sides, but problems with getting all the foam out of the bottles proved to be the tricky party.

Leaderboard: Despite ‘The Trump Card’s win, ‘We come from behind’ remains in the lead with 23 points. ‘The Trump Card’ is however not far behind, they have 21 points. The two might seems safe in the top 2 with ‘Cunning Stunts’ being the closest competitor right now with 14 points, but anything can happen. And ‘Cunning Stunts’ can feel too safe either, ‘Spoiler’ is right behind at 13 points. It will be an interesting race.

 Posted by at 6:07 pm
Apr 042016

With 17 teams present and ready for the battle, it was a pretty busy quiz night. But that doesn’t stop the fun – just means more people joining in the fun. This week Andrea got a little help on stage with 2 guest rounds from Kevin. But as always, first up was Andrea with her ‘Current events’ round we have all come to enjoy so much. After that came Kevin’s picture round, with pictures of cars from various TV-shows and movies. Then it was time to think back to your childhood, because the following round was concerned with cartoons/children’s entertainment before we jumped into ‘General knowledge’. Kevin came back on the stage for the music round, 80’s songs!

Winners: ‘We come from behind’ did not live up to their name, they were in the lead almost from the beginning until the end (except after round 2) and they got to enjoy another bottle of Jameson. With competition being as fierce as it is, it should come as no surprise that we needed another drink off to decide 2nd and 3rd place. ‘El’ Flannel’ and ‘Cunning Stunts’ emptied bottled and although it was close ‘Cunning Stunts’ were just a little bit faster.

 Posted by at 5:03 pm
Mar 222016

As always when Lush Rush hits, things get turned up! And that definitely includes the party-factor – the music round and especially the after-party in Sugar Shack proved that.
Before we got so far though, there were 4 trivia rounds to get through. Andrea had decided to be nice this week (being Rush week and all), so no current events (not sure if that was nice or not, since you all prepare for that) and rounds were in general a little easier than usual. Round 1 was a straight up General Knowledge round getting most teams of to a terrific start. Josh jumped in for round 2 and picture round, celebrities with resting bitch faces! Another round with lots of points for everyone. Round 3 was a little harder, but not much. Netflix description of their tv-shows. The final trivia round was for all of you who like words and languages – ‘English’ words stolen from other languages. Going into the music round we had a 4-way tie, so tension was high! For the music round, it was dancing time! Music from the 00’s – songs we all know and love/hate, but all like to dance to!

Winners: 4-way tie before music round + music we all know = DRINK OFF!! A 2-way drink off for 1st and 2nd place and a 3-way drink off for 3rd place!! ‘We come from behind’ and ‘The Trump Card’ battled for the bottle of Jameson, with ‘We come from behind’ being victorious for the 4th week in a row. The 3-way drink off was between ‘That’s what Xi said’, ‘Cunning Stunts’ and ‘Just visiting’. The visitors showed they know how to down a beer – and they received more beer for the effort!

Quiz itself was over, but as always there was the matter of the 6 tequila shots. However, before we could get that far we had some prizes from our Lush Rush sponsor CHEERS WINES to give out. They had generously donated 7 vouchers each worth a bottle of bubble. So quiz mistress Andrea, quiz master Josh and run-around-get-people-drunk-girl Kate asked a series of questions until all the vouchers were gone.
And then it was time for the crowd tequila questions!!

As the questions died down and the tequila was handed out, the party moved to Sugar Shack, where a good amount of beer pong was already under way. The evening disappeared in beer, tequila and shirtless pong games!!

 Posted by at 7:11 pm
Mar 132016

It’s that time again! The mess that is Lush Rush Week is about to hit Wudaokou once more. It’s the week we all love and fear. Love it, because it is absolutely awesome. Fear it because it is absolute awesome. It’s so much awesomeness that it can be hard to handle.

Below is a little run down of the day-to-day activities along with an explanation of the achievement game! Your chance to win awesome prizes – first place prize is 1000rmb bar tab!!!! That’s right, it’s not just a party week. We’ve turned it into a competition – a competition without any real losers.

Achievement game: Every event provides you with an opportunity to gain points in the race to become the winner of Lush Rush Spring 2016. What does it take to win? The ability to have fun seven days in a row – and perhaps a little luck! With something going on every day, it’s going to require commitment. Commitment to party. What does the winner get, you ask. 1000 rmb bar tab to spend anyway you want at Lush/Sugar Shack!! Yes, competition will be tough, but don’t despair. Even if you don’t win the tab, you can still get a prize. You just have to get 55 points to win an I Program and points are as follows:

Monday we kickoff LUSH RUSH with Martini Night at Lush. We are giving you an easy start to the week, where all you have to do is chill out with a martini. Of course if you want to go crazy with martinis, then we won’t stop you. To get the first 5 points in the achievement game, simply buy a 15rmb martini during happy hour! That’s right, I said 15rmb!! This is the night to get registered and receive your official achievement scorecard! Happy Hour as always 8pm-10pm!!!

Tuesday at Sugar Shack Pizza will be one of the nights you’ll keep talking about for a long time. It’s Power Hour time. ONE shot of beer EVERY minute for an HOUR. Easy enough? That’s what they all say. Until they try it that is. We continue with Centurion, same deal but for another 40 minutes. So totally 1 shot every minute for 100 minutes! Good luck. This evening you have the chance to get 20 points (10 points for Power Hour, additional 10 points for completed Centurion). Drinking begins 9pm

While it is not part of the Lush Rush achievement game, we are still doing KARAOKE at Lush! Just like we do every Tuesday! So if you don’t feel like doing a bunch of beer shots, head to Lush instead and sing some songs! Or better yet, do it as the warm up – karaoke begins at 8pm….

Wednesday is our legendary Pub Quiz! Since competition is bound to be fierce, we give you 5 points just for participation and both 1st, 2nd and 3rd place will earn additional 15 points each.
After making our brain concentrate hard for 2 hours answering Andrea’s questions it’s time to move about a bit, taking the party to Sugar Shack. Don’t want to promise too much, but I would be surprised if beer pong tables wouldn’t be set up for some friendly competition. Tables that can be used for any and all beer games including beer pong, flip cup and of course slap cup! As always the quiz starts 8pm, but be there early to get a table; and by early I don’t mean 7.30 – that’s not early!

Thursday the battle continues at Sugar Shack Pizza with COB Originals Beer Pong. Again you get 5 points for joining and winners will receive another 15 points as well as the usual bottle of booze! COB Originals will also be sponsoring some amazing sweaters for the winners! If the regular beer pong events are any indicators (of course they are) the night will be packed with pong and dancing! Come early to make sure you get to join in the fun! Sign up starts 8.30pm, play 9pm… Queue starts….hard to predict 🙂

Friday night we go massive! Stevie Mac and the MacDaddies are taking over the Lush stage – literally! 11 people are in the band which includes drums, trumpet, sax, guitar, bass and of course some awesome singers. Come dance till you drop!! MacDaddies take the stage 9.30pm and then there is no knowing what will happen!!

Saturday we are celebrating Kate’s birthday! She might be getting old, but you all know Kate still likes to party. This year we are marking it with a HAWAIIAN party!! Dress up in your most colourful outfit, enjoy 10rmb tequila shots, 10rmb Tsingtao and 10rmb mixed drinks! Showing off your outfit will get you 10 points! Make sure you help get Kate drunk – it doesn’t happen often! Party will begin 9pm

Sunday It’s time for Open Mic. Get on stage and get those final points – the points you need for the win or for the t-shirt, one performance will get you 15 points! It’s the perfect way to calm down after battling all week. Who am I kidding? Calm down? We party on! Kicks off 9pm

In addition to the points mentioned above you can get 5 points for somehow managing to get yourself one of the classic black I (heart) Wu wristbands. And wearing it! And don’t forget to grab/steal one of the new wristbands made specifically for this Lush Rush!


 Posted by at 10:25 pm
Mar 102016

With Andrea being home in bed sick, Kate took over as quiz mistress for a night. And that definitely made things a little different. We still had a ‘current events’ round, but without any political questions and instead Kate included a couple of sports questions. After that it was time for Kate’s specialty rounds – and no we are not talking about fantasy for once, but randomly fun facts. It’s one of those rounds, where scores stay really low, but you learn a bunch of strange things. You know, the things that you might need at a pub quiz. For example, did you know that a group of pandas is called an embarrassment? Or that philematology is the science of kissing? After that we moved back to more normal trivia rounds, with a comic round. Specifically DC and Marvel. There are so many characters that are basically copies of each other – in most instances the DC character came first, but often the Marvel character was better developed. You received at description of the character (very basic description) and you got half a point per character. Round number 4 was paying tribute to Women’s Day with a connections round consisting all of ‘Best Actress’ Academy winners. For the music round we had the pleasure of Steven doing an awesome 90’s / early 2000′ round. Seemed like you all know the songs, the way you were singing out loud and cheering! Fun times!

Winners: Despite their team name ‘We come from behind’ they started out in the lead and they finished in front as well with 40,5 points! Second place went to the boys thinking they were clever and naming their team ‘Kate’s big hickies’; clever enough that they won second place (36,5 points), but not funny enough for Kate to give them the epic cocktail for best team name. That went to the 2 girls and 1 guy who named themselves ‘Boyz 4 now’. Third place takers were only 1 point behind second place, but in the end ‘International Women’s Bae’ had to settle for the bucket of Tsingtao.

Next week is Lush Rush and that marks the beginning of the leaderboard! So think of a good team name that you can handle responding to for the next 10 weeks!!

 Posted by at 6:05 pm
Mar 032016

March has arrived and so we welcome new students to our fair part of the city! This also means you should remember to show up early for quiz, otherwise it will be hard to get a table – especially when you have big groups! I shall of course always do my best to find a place for you to sit, but if yesterday is any indicator come to Lush before 7pm if you want to have any options at all regarding where you sit.

That new semester has started (or is about to start) was clear for the amount of teams we had present yesterday – 15 teams! Team names were all over the place, with simple names like ‘ birthday boy’ and ‘bing shui’ to more thought about names ”Crew’daokou’ and ‘WudaoKrew’. Of course we also had a political one ‘ Donald Drumph’s Disciples’! But the team name that Andrea liked the best ended up being ‘Hulu and Hang’ – as she said ‘A Chinese spin on Netflix and Chill’…

As for the quiz itself, as always, it is necessary to keep track of what happens in the world. If you are one of those that pay attention to all the news, then you will do well in Andrea’s quizzes. Yesterday’s rounds were ‘Current events’, ‘General knowledge’, a picture round where you had to name the movie from a picture of the main character with his dog. Hard to put a theme on the music round, but we had artists as diverse as ‘TLC’, ‘SUM 41’, ‘Rob Zombie’ and ‘Rihanna ft. Drake’.

Winners: As usual, the music round changed things! It’s the one round that constantly provides the biggest change to top 3 teams! Yesterday ’99 problems but a quiche ain’t one’ was in the lead before tying with ‘We come from behind’ as we moved into music round. When the music round was done, ‘We come from behind’ had lived up to their name and won the quiz and the bottle of Jameson with a total of 46 points. ’99 problems but a quiche ain’t one’ scored the epic cocktail with 42 points and ‘Youku and Chill’ was just 1 point behind and grabbed the bucket of Tsingtaos.

Don’t forget, LUSH RUSH is coming up! March 14th-20th! It’s gonna get messy! Stay tuned for more info…

 Posted by at 6:21 pm
Feb 042016

We will stay open during Chinese New Year, but it will be at reduced hours. Our staff works so hard all year, that come Spring Festival we send most of them home to their families. Don’t worry, those that stay and work over the holidays get time off after.
Lush and Sugar Shack will have the same opening hours, and they are as follows:
February 6th – 13th: 11am – 9.30pm (Sugar Shack delivery 11.30am – 9pm).
All of our events will be cancelled until after the holiday. Next event will be Karaoke Night February 16th.

Hope you all have a wonderful holiday. If you are staying in Beijing make sure to enjoy it – Beijing will never be as empty as it is over Spring Festival.

 Posted by at 3:45 pm