Adult fun and games with beer. Friday nights in are the new Friday nights out!
So, no meeting up with your friends, no parties, no festivals, no gigs. These are unprecedented times but that doesn’t mean you can’t have fun and drink delicious beer. During this time, we just have to get a little bit more creative with how we get our kicks. We promise though, with the right preparations staying at home can be just as fun as a night down your local boozer or evening out with friends. Friday nights in are the new Friday nights out!
Are you missing the pub? No problem! We have a number of ways to bring that same pub experience home. First things first, you need some beers, of course! We suggest picking up one of our pre-packed cases or go full pub mode with a home beer tap! With our SUB Starter Packs you get everything you need to get your home bar up and running. A pint pulling machine and a selection of kegs that will give your local a run for its money. If you want some suggestions of what SUB Kegs to stock your “home pub” with, then read our Top 5 SUB Kegs of the moment. And what’s a pub without snacks? Take advice from our Pub Snacks article, suggestions for classic snacks and beers to pair with them.
Now for some entertainment. Keep it classy with a beer tasting, we’ve got some great suggestions and tips for how to set that up. Or what about a pub quiz?! Since lockdown we’ve been amazed with all the fun and innovative ways to keep the spirit of the pub alive, and the classic pub quiz is a great example of this. The legendary Hackney pub, The Pembury Tavern, now under stewardship of our pals Five Points host a Virtual Pub Quiz every Monday. Or join The Quiz Team, the trivia buffs who run host the quiz at The Flask in Highgate. Camden Town Brewery’s virtual taproom are also hosting a fortnightly quiz on Thursdays through their Instagram page. FYI they also have lots of other beer related fun things to check out. If you would rather be the host, then you can easily find ready made questions like these from the Radio Times or write your own.
Not feeling a pub quiz?! Also not a problem, pop over to The Covid Arms, an online pub comedy night. Lots of brewers are also hatching up interesting ways to keep people stimulated and enjoying beer. From BrewDog’s Online Bar, weekly 4pm Friday sessions with Beavertown to charitable live music sessions with Fourpure, check out our page on how to support and stay up to date! Alternatively stream curated comedy from Soho Theatre on Demand, productions of Fleabag and Jessie Cave’s – I loved her are available.
If you're not ready for the night to end, swing by Smule. Smule, a virtual karaoke app, lets you sing a whole roster of classic tunes along with your friends, remotely. Just like the karaoke booth! You’ll probably want a beers for this one, so make sure you've stocked up.
Ok so you can’t play a traditional board games, but we live in an age of incredible technology, allowing you to still play games with your pals… just online this time. With most of these, you can video call one another through any of the video options above, so it really feels like you’re together. Get some beers, pick a game and get playing!
Below is a collection of the best house party games for adults. Not “drinking games” per se, but games you will probably want a few beers for. These are silly and a lot of fun. Some can be played with your household, depending on how many you live with or adapting to play on video.
No contact needed; fresh beers delivered straight to their door, for free!