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Originally published 2/23/2017. Updated 8/1/2018.
There’s no better feeling than walking into a bar, sizing up your opponents, surveying the bars tap list (11 out of the 12 of which will be IPAS), ordering a PBR, and demolishing everyone in the room in trivia.
Since we know (and related to) how much you love the satisfyingly sloshed feel of victory so we’ve compiled a list of some of the city’s dopest bar trivia nights. Feeling lucky?
When: Sunday from 8-10 p.m.
This trivia sports an awesome dinner special, you get a “Big Mic” Burger and a beer for just 10 bucks. If you’re going to start your workweek hungover at least do it knowing you’re the smartest person in your department. Plus pwning Carol from accounting on world geography is totally going to be worth it (of course Reykjavik is the capital of Iceland, stupid Carol). The categories and themes change weekly. Check out Team Tim for the details.
When: Monday and Thursday from 8 p.m. to 10 p.m.
This particular night offers two different sessions, one at 8 and another again at 9 because sometimes if you’re whipping butt so good it deserves a sequel. The prize for each is a 35 dollar gift card and the runners up earn a free round of beer so the smarter you are, inevitably the drunker you will become. A just and true meritocracy if there ever was one.
When: Tuesday at 8 p.m.
The People’s Trivia is a trivia night hosted by Captain Cream Cheese because apparently that’s a thing that a person can choose to go by. The categories are just as ridiculous as the host so prepare for good times and some awesome cocktails. They literally have a drink called “The Ghost Story” and under the description it says “we gotchu boo”. How is that not super delightful?
When: Wednesday at 9 p.m.
This one’s a little funky. Instead of coming up with the answers to mundane questions about a U.S. President that you know you never studied in highschool, you make up the answers to vague questions. And by “answers” we mean “ridiculous, morbid hilarity”. Funniness is the key to victory in this one folks, so now you can finally track down your 10th grade physics teacher and rub it in her face that being the class clown and never studying is a way to get through life. That and drinking.
When: Wednesday at 7 and 8 p.m.
Trivia is great and all but if the beer sucks you’re not gonna keep anyone there long. Luckily Four Strings has some pretty killer concoctions. Anything from their staple Brass Knuckle American Pale Ale to the Switch Blade IPA or the Payback Pilsner, this local bar and brewery is sure to have something that’ll keep your taste buds on their toes while you try to remember which Olsen twin played in season 3 of the Showtime series Weeds. It was Mary Kate. You’re welcome.
When: Whenever you want. Not really, but the times do vary.
This one isn’t actually at any particular venue but it’s definitely worth mentioning. Big Head’s is a trivia company that showcases different themed nights at different locations. Some of their theme nights include Star Wars, Harry Potter, Bob’s Burgers and Gilmore Girls. YEAH. THAT’S RIGHT. FRIGGIN’ GILMORE GIRLS. So yeah, it’s totally going to pay off that your girlfriend made you watch all seven seasons as well as the revival series “A Year in the Life” even though she probably didn’t actually “make” you watch any of it and she probably doesn’t “actually” exist. To find places and times just look them up on facebook.
Now stumble forth my fellow gladiators of pedantic knowledge and pop trivia, get slightly buzzed and conquer all!
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