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Empire Records

If you're into music or the 90s, then you'll love playing the Empire Records drinking game. It's going to make you feel like you were cool enough to have a job at a record store.

Written by DP | Updated

Joe, Lucas, and the rest of the staff at Empire Records setting up the Empire Records drinking game.
Empire Records Drinking Game

Before you start playing the Empire Records drinking game, give one drink if you owned the soundtrack. However, take one drink if you announce that you owned the soundtrack.

Also, give out three drinks if you recognize the Dazed and Confused sticker on the register

Take One Drink

  • Any time a character looks directly into a character
  • Any time a character sings
  • "Damn the man"
  • Each time that Lucas or Joe says the word, "Bananahead"
  • Every time you hear the name, "Joe" spoken aloud
  • If Corey makes a pouty face
  • If you see a character listening to music with headphones
  • Says the words, "Rex Manning"
  • When Marc makes out with the mural
  • Whenever the word "work" gets said or if it is referenced
  • When AJ practices his speech to Corey on the rooftop to Romeo and Juliet
  • When the cops take Warren away

Take Two Drinks

  • "I don't feel that I need to explain my art to you, Warren"
  • If someone mentions Rex being sexy
  • When AJ burns the CD
  • When Joe discovers the money is gone
  • When Warren steals something
  • When Warren tries to pick up the coin
  • Whenever Lucas waxes philosophic
  • "You did have hair when you went in there, right?"
  • "Welcome to Musictown, may I service you?"

Take Three Drinks

  • Every time a character says the name, "Warren"
  • "No Mr. Big"
  • "Shoplifter!!!"
  • "What skirt?!"
  • When Gina appears only in an apron.
  • When Gina sleeps with Rex Manning
  • When Romeo & Juliet plays

Take Four Drinks

  • "This music is the glue of the world, Marc. It's what holds it all together. Without this, life would be meaningless."
  • When Debra cuts her hair and shaves her head
  • When Marc gets eaten by Gwar.
  • When you spot Butthead (Beavis & Butthead) in the background
  • "Who knows where thoughts come from, they just appear"

Finish Your Drink

  • When they ask Warren if he wants a job.


  • When Berko and Gina start playing Sugarhigh
  • When Debra's funeral starts
  • When Lucas blows the money in Atlantic City
  • When Mitchell asks Joe for the cash
  • When Warren describes what Axl rose would do to Rex Manning


  • During Marc's in-store mosh
  • During the Warren chase scene


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