This week ushers in the beginning of end of summer, with Labor Day less than a week away. I’m distracting myself from the impending sweater weather, by hitting up trivia happy hours around the District. That way I can be upset about how bad I am at trivia instead of how the leaves are turning yellow and reminding me that everything is ephemeral. I’m gonna put on my all my summer whites, drink cheap beers and get my geek on. Come along if you’re feeling it. Check out our Trivia Guide for even more sweet sweet knowledge.
Stoney’s has their trivia game down pat – 5 rounds (including one speed round and one music round!) with prizes of either Stoney’s gift certificates ($50 for 1st place, $25 for 2nd) to a bottle of wine for 3rd place, and the opportunity to choose next week’s theme for the 4th place group! Even if you don’t win the game their happy hour offers $15 pitchers and $4 Devil’s Backbone drafts, which is a prize in and of itself. Trivia starts at 8 every Wednesday, offering the perfect way to send off August and the first half of this week.
Every Monday night at Madhatter you can get your trivia on starting at 7 p.m. and reward your hardworking brain with 1/2 price bottles of wine, happy hour specials until 8, and a $15 whole lobster if you’re feeling decadent/celebrating a win or mourning a loss. Happy hour starts at 4, so show up early and start reviewing your facts so you can dominate the game!
Once you’ve gotten a taste for DC’s happy hour trivia scene, take your team to DC Improv’s once monthly trivia night, next happening on September 15. Since this is a monthly rather than weekly occurrence, you can bet that it’s going to be extra big and extra tough, featuring an audio/video round on the big screen. It’s recommended that you make reservations ahead of time to make sure you get a spot, which you’re gonna want to do prove that you dominate trivia.
Glover Park’s Breadsoda, which offers an assortment of games all the time, turns into a trivia spot Mondays at 7:30 p.m. To sweeten the deal trivia is accompanied by chilidogs and $4/$5 DC Brau drafts. Their regular happy hour runs from 4 to 7, so take advantage of the darts, ping pong or Cards Against Humanity for a while to get your head in the game for trivia.
Mellow Mushroom in Adams Morgan offers a trivia night on Tuesdays to compliment their happy hour special that runs every weekday from 3-7 p.m. featuring $2 off all draft beers, $4 rail liquors, $4 house wines, $3 cheese bread, and $4 bruschetta for when you get snacky. Bonus: if you stick around after trivia they offer a $12 pitcher of the week and $5 shots of Fireball from 10 p.m. to close.