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A Productive Drinking Session: Thnigs Too Do Whne Ur Drunk

A Productive Drinking Session: Thnigs Too Do Whne Ur Drunk

Published March 12, 2020

Valur Grettisson
Photo by
Art Bicnick

Feel like getting drunk “just because” is not a good enough reason any more? My, my, someone’s a fancy drinker. But we understand. We get you. You are not alone. To help you out, our drinking department spent an entire month drunk to determine what activities you can do to avoid looking like an alcoholic, just a cool guy.

Party Bingo @ Sæta Svínið

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Sæta Svínið is not only a fine gastropub, but it’s also home to some surprisingly rowdy weekly events. Our favourite is Sigga Kling’s weekly Sunday Party Bingo. There, the only open sorceress of Iceland—don’t worry, we only burn warlocks—draws balls for some prizes that include everything from gift cards to various restaurants around Reykjavík to… insole consultations. If numbers aren’t your thing, she also determines winners by things like moaning competitions and random talent battles. So practice your yodeling and, uh, moaning.

Darts/Pool @ Papaku Reykjavík

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Ever fancied throwing sharp things around while drunk? Who hasn’t? Lucky for you, Papaku Reykjavík now offers complimentary darts to its drinkers, as well as a pool table to knock heavy things around on. Both are great activities for those competitive drunks; ones that will no doubt cause less ego death than the usual arm wrestling, which inevitably always leads to Kyle punching a wall. Just please, don’t confuse the noble sport of darts with lawn darts—that’s just flat out dangerous.

Gaukurinn. Photo by Art Bicnick

Karaoke @ Gaukurinn

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Some people like to hijack airplanes. Others like to hijack clubs with their mediocre vocal skills. Gaukurinn is basically the hijacked airplane of karaoke, where every Tuesday, you can jump piss drunk onto the stage and scream out your favourite Taylor Swift song (“You Belong With Me,” obviously) in front of a massive crowd of people pretending to like it. So just go for it. No one will laugh at you. We promise.

Photo by Art Bicnick

Quizzes & Wine @ Röntgen

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So, you’re one of those “intellectual” hipsters that likes Seinfeld more than Friends. Whatever. Nobody cares. That said, Röntgen recently hosted Reykjavík’s annual Seinfeld pub quiz, and it got pretty competitive, so we’ll stop being a Soup Nazi and admit that drinking a lot while arguing about semantics with your friends for more beer is fun. Check Röntgen’s Facebook for upcoming quizzes. On another note, the bar also hosts natural wine presentations every Tuesday, where you can taste and learn about the hottest vino on the market. The last one is not a quote from Seinfeld, by the way.

Fjallkonan restaurant. Photo by Art Bicnick

Drag Game Night @ Fjallkonan

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Drag Queen Gógó Starr is a sassy, classy, and a bit gassy performer who just started holding Tuesday Drag Game Nights upstairs at Fjallkonan. Show up, sit down, and enjoy a few cocktails while you wow your friends with your dildo golf skills, decimate a lip sync for your life battle, or just answer inane questions about drag for klout. Prizes include gift cards, makeup, skincare products, butt plugs, and vibrators. We’re not joking. Expand your mind.

Photo of the Brewdog team

Wing Binge @ BrewDog

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Let’s stop pretending that this activity thing is anything else other than a lame excuse to drink your beer. So here you go: an honest excuse. The Reykjavík outpost of BrewDog has excellent all-you-can-eat buffalo chicken wings or cauliflower wings on Wednesdays—and everyone knows you can’t eat wings without beer. Look, if you think we’re in the grey area of activities here, just challenge your buddy to an eating contest and call it a tournament. We don’t care, we just like binge eating. And remember what Seinfeld said: Women don’t respect salad eaters.

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