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A little friendly competition can be good for you. It’s time to assess your IQ with the very best trivia nights around the city. We've rounded up 26 trivia nights in the Boston area for every day of the week so you don't have to. Have fun!
By Kenneal Patterson
Where: Davis Square
Info: The Burren is a Somerville treasure trove with great nightly music and delicious dishes. This authentic Irish pub also hosts trivia nights every Monday starting at 8 p.m.
Where: Jamaica Plain
Info: Every other Monday, you can check out The Haven for some “Scottish food, drink, and great banter!” Don’t miss out on this JP gem.
Where: Central Square
Info: Formerly known as A4cade, Arcade was recently acquired by Roxy's Grilled Cheese. Every other Monday, visit the speakeasy-style arcade bar for Drag Queen Trivia, drinks, and bites!
Aeronaut Brewing Co. (pictured)
Where: Union Square
Info: Every Tuesday at 8pm, a community of players & hosts gather at the taproom for Aeronaut's famous independent trivia games. Each week's questions and rounds are conceived by crack players-turned trivia-masters: the hosts.
Where: North Station
Info: Porter’s Bar & Grill boasts some of the best all-American diner food, plus a chance to win exciting prizes during their Tuesday night Stump! Trivia games. And if you can’t win round one, don’t worry, they play two 1-hour games at 7:30 p.m. and 8:30 p.m.
Info: This historic Newton bar—established in 1914—was recently remodeled to become Newton’s chicest place for American cuisine and craft cocktails. Stop by on Tuesday nights for an amazing round of Ponder’s Trivia.
Info: Join the marvelous, “exceptionally local” bar, The Local 149, for their trivia nights— both at 7 p.m. on Monday for OpinioNation or Tuesday for Stump! Trivia.
Where: Central Square
Info: This hip cider brewery hosts two free and fun rounds of trivia every Tuesday night at 6 p.m. and 7 p.m. They even have a new digital scoring system so you can designate one person to submit answers on your team’s behalf.
Info: Article 24 hosts Stump! Trivia Tuesdays every Tuesday at 7 p.m. as well as OpinioNation Wednesdays– a Family Feud style trivia–at 7:30 p.m. every Wednesday.
Info: Head to Boston's coolest new food hall for a game of Stump! Trivia every Tuesday at 6 and 7 p.m. Prizes go to the top winners, of course!
Info: Boston Public Market doesn’t only have mouthwatering food and unique drinks. Every Wednesday night at 6 and 7 p.m., you and your buddies can try your hand at Stump Trivia. Grab some snacks and shoot for that grand prize.
Where: North End
Info: You’ll feel transported to Italy at this cozy North End bistro, so make sure to sample their cheesy slices before gearing up for Wednesday night trivia.
Where: Harvard Square
Info: For over 65 years, Charlie’s Kitchen has been the best spot in town for comfort food, jukebox music, delicious brews, and old-school feels. Check out the 50s diner ambience while trying your hand at Wednesday night trivia.
Where: South Boston
Info: You may have tried trivia at every restaurant, pub, or bistro in Boston. But have you ever competed in a pickleball bar? Warm up by hitting some pickleball balls before winning PKL Boston’s trivia night— every Wednesday at 7 p.m.
Info: On Wednesday nights, head to Back Bay for a little post-workday fun. The cozy Bebop is a hidden gem for folksy live music, welcoming people, wonderful decorations and the very best brews. Trivia begins at 7 p.m.
Info: CitySide Tavern has been the go-to bar in Cleveland Circle since 1985. It offers a vibrant and lively spot for drinks and snacks, as well as Wednesday night trivia with gift cards as prizes. The questions begin at 8 p.m. at the upstairs bar.
Info: Since opening in 2016, DBCo has met production demands for the local craft beer industry while supporting the economic development of its local community. Show the brewery some of your own support by showing up on Wednesday nights at 7 p.m. for their Hump Day Trivia. Winning teams will win DBco gift cards.
Info: A drive to Revere is worth it for Fine Line’s trivia night. Every Wednesday at 7 p.m., you have the chance to soak in the glory and honor of winning the game, so make sure to reward yourself with the restaurant’s iconic pizza and delicious beer.
Info: Thursday night means trivia at one of Boston’s best breweries: Aeronaut Cannery. Sit back and relax with your favorite draft beer and test your brain power during their exciting competitions, which start at 8 p.m.
Info: If you’re into the wacky and wild, Bone Up Brewing Co. is the place to be. Bone Up offers a different trivia theme every Thursday night at 8 p.m.– everything from Metallica to the Simpsons to cult movie classics.
Info: Sip some of Boston’s best spirits during GrandTen Distilling’s trivia nights. every Thursday at 7 p.m. Their game consists of seven rounds, including a Picture round, a Guess Who round, and General Knowledge rounds. The top three teams will win prizes.
Where: Back Bay
Info: Test your brain power at one of Boston’s best scholarly hubs every Friday at 7 p.m. Trident Booksellers & Cafe is a literary haven, full of books and encyclopedias galore. Their weekly trivia features seven rounds of general knowledge trivia with a few wildcards along the way and excellent prizes for the top three teams.
Info: Take the green line right to a cozy little pub at the base of Mission Hill. Every Saturday night, The Puddingstone Tavern hosts a trivia night starting at 7 p.m. Make sure to sip on some stout or cider– the perfect brain fuel to win the game.
Where: Beacon Hill
Info: Round up your team of six (or fewer) people for 21st Amendment’s trivia nights on Sundays at 8 p.m. Prizes vary from gift certificates, T-shirts, Red Sox tickets to everything else in between.
Where: East Cambridge
Info: An Sibin only opened last September, but it became a smash hit fast. Locals love the American speakeasy meets Irish pub ambience, the unforgettable whisky list, delicious food, and the Sunday night trivias with Jeopardy contestant host Brennan Harkin!
Info: Play OpinionNation at this Irish pub in Watertown every Wednesday at 8 p.m. or Sunday at 7 p.m. and win $125 in prizes.
Photo: Trivia at Aeronaut