Events Calendar

Nov
21
Wed
Wonderbar Pop Music Quiz hosted by Paul Guided Missile
Nov 21 @ 8:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Wonderbar Pop Music Quiz hosted by Paul Guided Missile

Each month, award winning quizmaster, as seen on TV, Paul Guided Missile, brings his fun pop music quiz to WONDERBAR in Leytonstone! Quiz starts at 8pm sharp.. but the place is open from 6pm.. and we take food orders up until 7.30pm. Obviously you can order drinks at any time!

Tables can be reserved by emailing us at hello@wonderbar.net

PS- Future diary dates – please note – IN 2019 OUR WEEKLY QUIZZES SWITCH FROM WEDNESDAYS TO TUESDAYS.

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“The best pop quiz in town” – Pub Quizzers

“It’s far from serious stuff as the potty-mouthed quizmaster guides you through some pretty silly rounds, including one based on Bob Holness’s ‘Blockbusters’. – Time Out ‘London’s Ten Best Pub Quizzes’.

“Die-hard musos will love it, with rounds such as Badly Drawing Boy, in which teams guess the LP sleeve from a kiddy’s scrawl.” – British Airways” High Life magazine.

“I was really expecting it to be damn tough, but it was definitely accessible to all levels of music knowledge (the first question was to name just one member of JLS – no, we didn’t get it)……….
Here’s a couple of questions that I can remember – What was Bob Marley’s middle name? Nesta (we got that one)
What was the name of Tele Sevales’ big hit in the 70s? If (we didn’t get that one). In the picture round there was a picture of two toilets as a cryptic clue to an artist – who was it? Lulu, of course (got that one too). Lots of fun … and the host is quite the wit.” – “I ♥ MUSIQUE

“Paul is a London legend” – Billy Reeves, BBC London 94.9

“This one is big. Really big… ” – Qype

“Quizmaster Paul is halfway through a bravura performance of Bat Out Of Hell on his Bontempi keyboard. I look around and a good 60 per cent of the assembled audience is literally weeping with laughter. This is without doubt the best pub quiz of all time” – Jude Georges, ‘Twee’ fanzine

“Some Northern bloke hosts it and for one round plays pop hits on a Bontempi organ.. everyone laughs their heads of when they realise the plinky plonk bossanova tune he’s playing is actually Anarchy In the UK or something, then he looks up completely straight faced and says ‘OK, so 2 points if you can guess that one.’ Haha…” – View London.co.uk

Nov
23
Fri
Sounds of the Stone Age! With Cousin Benson
Nov 23 @ 8:00 pm – Nov 24 @ 12:00 am
Sounds of the Stone Age! With Cousin Benson

Introducing a new regular spot at the fairly new ‘Wonderbar’ in the party town of Leytonstone, this first party we’re kicking it off with local boy Cousin Benson, spinning his finest selections of Rhythm & Blues. Wonderbar has a fully stocked reasonably priced bar equipped with finest pints and cocktails known to mankind and an all vegan all delicious menu.

Nov
28
Wed
Wonderbar BOOK QUIZ hosted by Gary Wigglesworth
Nov 28 @ 8:00 pm – 10:00 pm

IT’S WONDERBAR’S HIGHLY ENTERTAINING BOOK QUIZ – hosted by the inimitable Gary Wigglesworth!

These are held on the 4th Wednesday of each month, OK?

Gary (https://twitter.com/gpwigglesworth) of Blackwells Books fame now hosts a regular literary quiz here at Wonderbar. If you’ve seen Gary’s quizzes before you’ll know they’re lots of fun with scribbly drawn book covers round and spot prizes of cool books – the ones he does in town regularly sell out, so well worth checking out book lovers of Leytonstone!

Max of 6 per team – £2 pp entry
For table reservations please email hello@wonderbar.net

Nov
30
Fri
Hot Breath Karaoke
Nov 30 @ 7:00 pm – Dec 1 @ 12:00 am
Hot Breath Karaoke

The legendary HOT BREATH KARAOKE is in the UK for 1 week only and makng Wonderbar the first stop on their tour! Free entry. Don’t miss this. http://www.thehouseofhotbreath.com/

Dec
7
Fri
Evening Closed for Private Function
Dec 7 @ 4:00 pm – 11:00 pm

We are closed for a private function in the evening. We are open between 10am and 4pm and will reopen fully on 9th of December.

Dec
8
Sat
Evening Closed for Private Function
Dec 8 @ 4:00 pm – 11:00 pm

We are closed for a private function in the evening. We are open between 10am and 4pm and will reopen fully on 9th of December.

Dec
9
Sun
Mr B The Gentleman Rhymer Christmas Special
Dec 9 @ 6:30 pm – 9:30 pm
Mr B The Gentleman Rhymer Christmas Special

Mr.B began his Chap-Hop career in the summer of 2007 when he decided to bring elements of his previous incarnations (UK rapper, jump-up breaks producer, banjolele maverick and dandy) together and create a genre.

Since then he has travelled the world, from Surrey to Osaka, Banstead to Berlin, Middlesborough to Minneapolis, Norway to New York and the Edinburgh Fringe to Glastonbury bringing his beats, rhymes and manners. As well as songs about cricket, pipe smoking, high society and interfering with livestock.

His videos have garnered millions of view on YouTube and his media appearances have included Rapping for Jeremy Paxman on Newsnight, playing live on BBC Radio One for Rob Da Bank, Nick Grimshaw and Scott Mills, on Radio Two for Claudia Winkleman and Steve Lamacq, 6Music for Tom Robinson and Shaun Kenaveny and for Zoe Ball on Sky Arts. He was also once the front page of the Wall Street Journal and was described by the Daily Mail as ‘Controversial’.

Dec
14
Fri
Darren Hayman / Terry Edwards – Double Bill!
Dec 14 @ 7:30 pm – 10:30 pm

We asked 2 of our pals if they’d like to come and do a gig for us here at Wonderbar – Imagine our delight when they both said yes. We were so excited we put them on the same bill!

They also happen to be two somewhat legendary figures in the underground music scene, Darren perhaps best known as the writer, lead singer and guitarist in Hefner and Terry having been a founding member of The Higsons, \ member of Gallon Drunk and as a session musician or collaborator with artists such as Madness,, PJ Harvey, Nick Cave, The Jesus and Mary Chain, Tom Waits, The Blockheads and Robyn Hitchcock.. to name just a few!

DARREN HAYMAN
http://hefnet.com/

TERRY EDWARDS
https://www.facebook.com/Terry-Edwards-141524053440

Dec
16
Sun
We Can Be Heroes Christmas Party
Dec 16 @ 2:00 pm – 5:00 pm
We Can Be Heroes Christmas Party

We Can Be Heroes is a family friendly daytime disco for grown-up geeks and kid sidekicks. It’s for fans of comic books, superheroes, Star Wars, Harry Potter, Star Trek, Dungeons & Dragons and every aspect of geek culture, past and present. It’s a whole afternoon of festive awesomeness!

After the tremendous success of our Halloween Party in October, we’re returning for one more afternoon this year, with a Christmas party at Wonderbar in Leytonstone. The venue is a small, fully licensed, vegan café, so tickets for this one are strictly limited.

The music will be our usual mix of of blockbuster soundtracks and 80s pop, upbeat indie and big, silly rock, plus some seasonally appropriate favourites. Expect to hear Pat Benatar, the Ramones, Weird Al, Weezer, Kiss, AC/DC, Cyndi Lauper, They Might Be Giants, the Jacksons, Violent Femmes, Bon Jovi, David Bowie, Kenny Loggins, John Williams and more. All played at a child-friendly volume that’s still perfect for dancing.

Face painting will once again be provided by Love Latouche Faces. There will be drawing materials available for budding comic artists. Plus, a selection of sweet and savoury treats and hot and cold drinks to buy from Wonderbar itself.

Dressing up really creates the atmosphere. Whilst we don’t have a strict costume policy, we want you – grown-ups and kids – to come dressed up as your favourite characters from comics, films, sci-fi or fantasy. Hero or villain? The choice is yours.

There is no admission to adults unless they’re part of a group that includes children. So friends, grandparents, mentors, stoic and long-suffering manservants, etc. are all welcome. We are operating an inclusive event, and we want it to be both safe and fun for everyone who comes along.

Advance tickets cost just £4 per adult, £3 per child under 14 (plus booking fee) from www.ticketlab.co.uk/We-Can-Be-Heroes-Disco. Children aged 2 and under are free, but will still need a ticket (no booking fee will apply).

Excelsior!

Dec
20
Thu
Evening Closed for Private Function
Dec 20 @ 4:00 pm – 11:00 pm