PuB NiGHT Review: Steamworks

Wow, I think that was a new record last night. After 30 minutes into PuB NiGHT, 90% of the seats at our table were already full! So many of you showed up, new and old faces – it couldn’t have been any better. Last night’s PuB NiGHT was at Steamworks Brewpub. Located in Gastown, the pub offers a variety of self-brewed beers as well as many cocktails. And for the hungry ones, delicious food like burgers, pizza and salads can be found on the menu.

Everyone has a drink? Good. Skål! The Swedish part of the group knew how to motivate everyone to have another sip of their tasty drink. And so, after raising our glasses, we continued the conversations we just had. There were so many people at yesterday’s PuB NiGHT, I decided to change my seat several times so I could have a chat and laugh with as many of you as possible.

Oh look, it’s already 11.30pm. Time for those that have to work early the next day to go home. And for the rest: Well, we decided to make a detour to the Bourbon before it was time to go to bed. Reggae music was being played by a live band and the atmosphere was relaxed. The beer pong table was free and ready to be used. Eirik and Kerstin vs. Linus and me. Unfortunately, my team lost. But we had no reason to hang our head. There will be a next time and then, we’ll win!

I hope to see many of your faces this Saturday at the Earth Day Parade!

– Nadine

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Suite 2077, 2079 – 88 West Pender Street
Vancouver, Canada -V6B 6N9-
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PuB NiGHT Review: Portside Pub

Wednesday nights are our favourite one’s! Why? Because it is PuB NiGHT of course! Every week, we are meeting at another place in Vancouver to enjoy a fun evening together.

Yesterday, we were welcomed at the Portside Pub in Gastown. As the name might tell you already, this pub gives you the feeling of sitting in a cozy boat while drinking a beer and sailing on the big, wild sea. The chairs around our table were taken quickly, so it was time to share the newest stories about placements, work, future travel plans, the annoying roommate or the lovely host mom. It is always fascinating how much we actually have in common, even though we are all coming from different parts of the world.

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After a while of chatting, the serious part of the night started: karaoke. The lyrics were projected on a big screen, so everyone could sing along with the brave person behind the microphone at the front of the pub. (So it was actually not that serious.) The star of the night: Julian who surprised the crowd with the song “To love somebody”. Wow, that was amazing!

The rest of the night passed by quickly with singing and dancing along to great performances. And one, maybe even two freshly tapped beers. However, at the end of the night we found ourselves not back on sea, but in beautiful Gastown. Luckily!

Keep your chins up, soon it will be weekend again! I hope to see you on Sunday for a tour behind the scenes at the Rogers Arena.

– Kerstin

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International Village,
Suite 2077, 2079 – 88 West Pender Street
Vancouver, Canada -V6B 6N9-
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PuB NiGHT Review: Malone’s

It’s Thursday afternoon, I am sitting in the office, staring at my laptop and I am feeling tired. Tired on a Thursday afternoon? How is this even possible? Well, it can only be one thing: Last night was pub night.

We met at Malone’s Social Lounge and Tap House this time. At 8pm, we sat down at the table in this cozy and big pub. We looked at the food and beer menu, WOW – there are 38 taps you can choose from. And so, we ordered pizzas, chicken tenders and the special beer on Wednesday nights, the P49 Craft lager for $3.90– who can say no to such an offer?

Around 11:30pm, when the Malone’s was taking orders for the last round, we decided to switch locations. So, some of us went to the Bourbon. We entered the bar and… there were only 5 other people in the pub. Okay, so it was not busy at all, but this fact didn’t stop us from dancing, singing along to well known songs and playing pool.

I hope you all enjoyed it too and I see many of you tomorrow at 7am for our trip to the Rocky Mountains!

– Nadine

INTERNeX International Exchange
International Village,
Suite 2077, 2079 – 88 West Pender Street
Vancouver, Canada -V6B 6N9-
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PuB NiGHT Review: The Bottleneck

‘How many Oscars won the film The Shape of Water?’ No clue? Neither did we. With this and more difficult questions, we had to deal yesterday night during our pub night at The Bottleneck. So today, we are a bit smarter than yesterday.

The Bottleneck is a small bar in the middle of the entertainment street Granville. It is quite hidden, so you have to watch out to find the entrance. Suddenly, the pub was quickly filled with motivated players for the ‘Get Smarty Trivia’, which is hosted every Wednesday at the Bottleneck. Even though we tried to figure out the answers in teamwork, it was really hard! Many of them were American focused, but at least we could proudly name the neighbour countries of Luxembourg. All in all, the trivia was a fun mix of film, music, history and cultural questions.

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After all the questions were asked, we handed our creative answers to our neighbours and we got to know the solutions. And we won a prize! For being the second last, but a prize is a prize, so we were happy about it. Until we tried our free winner drinks … We all had never seen a drink like this before. A Canadian speciality called ‘Bloody Caesar’ includes vodka, clamato juice, Worcestershire and Tabasco. And because this combination is not weird enough, you get pickled asparagus, celery, chirozo, prawn and beet on top! We had quite a hard time to finish those drinks. Respect, Canadians!

Oh and by the way, The Shape of Water won 4 Oscars 😉

See you on Sunday for a relaxed stroll on Granville Island!

– Kerstin

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International Village,
Suite 2077, 2079 – 88 West Pender Street
Vancouver, Canada -V6B 6N9-
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PuB NiGHT Review: 131 Water

Oops we did it again… PuB NiGHT at 131 Water! I’ve heard great stories about this pub from all of you, which is why going back there once again seemed like a good idea. I think we can all agree that it was! The coziness, shelves filled with games and Happy Hour assured that it would be a great night.

40787832372_cbb1471c13_nSince it was Roslyn’s last PuB NiGHT, we started the evening with a game she loves: What Do You Meme? This game is reminding us of all the hundreds of memes that have been brought into the universe and that can serve as a quick reply to texts, rather than using words. Simple, but effective. Others played the non-meme version of the game ‘Cards Against Humanity’.

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When everyone finished their beers, cocktails and Happy Hour snacks, it was time to show off our singing skills at the Met. We sang along to, of course, 500 Miles and, to showcase how international we are, some even sang a Swedish song.

All in all it was a great night with good people, good food and good music.

I hope you all enjoyed it as much as I did!

See you all at the UBC Party on Saturday!

− Angy

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Suite 2077, 2079 – 88 West Pender Street
Vancouver, Canada -V6B 6N9-
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PuB NiGHT Review: The Lamplighter

“But I would walk 500 miles and I would walk 500 more, just to be the man who walks a thousand miles to fall down at your door …“ I still had these lyrics in mind when waking up this morning. Why this song? Of course, one of our favourite karaoke songs at PuB NiGHT!

Before all the crazy singing started, we spent a few hours in The Lamplighter, a pub in Gastown. They offer a broad range of drinks, so everybody could choose their favourite one. Everybody just settled in, when we heard a famous voice again “It’s time for some Bourbon Bingo!”. So, everybody got sheets and daubers (really cool pens to mark your numbers) and we played some rounds. This time, I was the lucky one who managed to get a round of shots for the INTERNeX gang.

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The time passed by quickly while telling stories about Salt Spring Island, but also future plans were discussed. I am always happy to see some new faces at our table, as it was the case yesterday. No matter, if someone arrived yesterday or six months ago, there are always good talks. Since half of our PR-Team is leaving soon, many of you signed the Canadian flags of Mandy and Bart. What a nice souvenir for them!

A few hours later, it was time to say hello to our well-known karaoke DJ at the Met. The papers for desired songs were filled in fast and soon old and new teams had the chance to grab the microphone. As it was Bart’s last pub night, he gave again the best to entertain the pub with his all-time favourites. I am sure your heart will go on in Vancouver, even if you cannot sing in the Met in the next weeks.

I hope you enjoyed this night and I will see you all again next Wednesday!

– Kerstin

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International Village,
Suite 2077, 2079 – 88 West Pender Street
Vancouver, Canada -V6B 6N9-
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PuB NiGHT Review: The Beaver

This was it! Another PuB NiGHT at The Beaver passed by ladies and gentlemen! The pub/ hostel welcomed us once again with free shots and gave us the wonderful spot up on the balcony. And as always on Wednesdays at The Beaver, it was time to play some Bingo. The first two rounds were simple Bingo and then we had two rounds of our all-time favourite music Bingo! There were even two lucky winners in our group: Sebastian and Toni! Congratulations guys, I hope you enjoyed your free drinks!

After some more tasty drinks and snacks it was suddenly 11:30pm. Time passed by so fast, which means we had good talks and many laughs to share. So, we all payed our bills and we headed out to… Yes, once again to the Met to do some karaoke. Or as in my case, listening and singing along to all those that had the microphone in the hand. My favourite moment was when Sebastian dedicated ‘My heart will go on’ to Bart. That was quite a show dude!

I hope you enjoyed it and had as much fun as I did.

– Nadine

INTERNeX International Exchange
International Village,
Suite 2077, 2079 – 88 West Pender Street
Vancouver, Canada -V6B 6N9-
Web: http://www.internexcanada.com
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