Where to Play Trivia Every Night of the Week
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7th Street Social
Head to this St. Paul restaurant to exercise your brain muscles with Trivia Mafia, one of the largest and most popular bar trivia groups in the Midwest. Enjoy happy hour pricing on craft beer, cocktails and appetizers (we’re talking $5 homemade Reuben bites, beer cheese fries and more).
Trivia Mafia is at it again at this craft beer bar—one of the Top 100 Beer Bars in the country three years running—located a few minutes from downtown Minneapolis. With just about every beer you could ever wish for on tap, there is also a dinner menu that goes well beyond the typical pub fare. Play for prizes, gift cards and (most importantly) bragging rights.
Lakes & Legends Brewing Company
Tuesday nights are trivia nights at Lakes & Legends; join the brewery for Trivia Mafia, food and its latest craft beers in the taproom.
Merlins Rest Pub
Merlins Rest has its own type of trivia—Merlins Rest Pub Quiz. “Minister of Culture” Bill Watkins is the quizmaster and his subjects range from sports to things you’ve probably never even heard of before. The event fills up quickly so make sure you arrive plenty early!
Fair State Brewing Coop
This member-owned craft brewery in Northeast Minneapolis hosts several rounds of trivia every Wednesday night in its cozy taproom. Challenge your memory on one-hit wonders, obscure politicians from the 1970s and more. And don’t forget to bring food from one of the neighboring restaurants–we recommend El Taco Riendo located just a few doors down the street.
Crooked Pint Ale House
Join the Crooked Pint Ale House for its Sassy Lassy movie and music trivia event every Wednesday night. While correct answers are preferred, “wit, grit or lip” responses may award participants sassy points—the winner takes home a $50 gift certificate to the Crooked Pint.
Stanley’s Northeast Bar Room
Located in Northeast Minneapolis, pick from Stanley’s selection of 36 rotating craft beer and order some appetizers while you play (and win) Get a Clu Trivia with friends.
Glam Doll Donuts
What’s better than doughnuts? Doughnuts and trivia of course. Join Glam Doll for its Trivia Against Humanity event every Wednesday night. Participants receive points for factual responses as well as funny answers to questions that go right over their heads. Grab a doughnut and a beer before the questions begin.
New Bohemia Wurst + BierHaus
A little bit of Germany right in Northeast Minneapolis and Uptown. Choose from a variety of gourmet sausages like chicken and apple and Cajun andouille, or get adventurous with the rattlesnake rabbit jalapeno. Pair it with a pint of craft beer and Sporcle-style trivia, where you bet points on each correct (or incorrect) answer, and you have the makings for a fun evening.
Sporty’s Pub and Grill
Hosted by Mark and Kyle (Sporty’s dubs them the masters of dry humor and hilarity), Sporty’s invites teams to put their knowledge to the test every Thursday while enjoying food and drinks.
Adagio’s Pizza Factory
Sure, it’s a bit of a drive, but this trivia night is well worth a few extra minutes in the car. Adagio’s has long been a local favorite among residents of the northern suburb of New Brighton. Enjoy a slice while you test your knowledge at their bar trivia.
Maybe you’ve participated in bar trivia before but what about a bar spelling bee? Partnering with Trivia Mafia, 331 Club hosts The Drinkin’ Spelling Bee on the first and third Saturdays of every month. You can buy your tickets here.
The Herkimer Pub and Brewery
This Uptown joint hosts trivia on Sunday evenings. If winning food, drinks and gift cards isn’t enough to get you through the front door, consider the trivia drink specials: $5 Jameson, $7 BFF (beer and a shot) and more.