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With a new Secretary of Education, it’s time to start brushing up on all that knowledge hidden in the back of your brain. We’ve rounded up some of the best trivia happy hours in D.C. to test your luck with while getting hammered.


DC Improv

Four rounds of trivia and four rounds of drinks. Once a month DC Improv hosts two hours of happy hour trivia where bar-goers and trivia lovers can enjoy cheap drinks and clever facts. Since it’s once a month, only the best of the best come out to flaunt their excessive amounts of knowledge in your face. The next happy hour trivia is February 16.

The Bier Baron Tavern

Every Monday and Wednesday enjoy a beer for every occasion while testing your trivia luck. At The Bier Baron Tavern, trivia-lovers have the chance to win $5,000 in cash and awesome gift cards while drinking from a selection of 600 beers from around the world. International drinking is the best kind of drinking.

Capitol Lounge

It wouldn’t be D.C. if you couldn’t find political trivia at your local bar. Each month Capitol Lounge hosts Politics & Pints where politics nerds can shine with $1 off drinks, half priced pizza, and a special Diageo Cocktail of the month. The next Politics & Pints is February 13.

The Wonderland Ballroom

Monday Night Trivia Fight is back. Each week drink to your heart’s content and get ready for an intense round of trivia. You can even get started before Monday and have the chance to win a free beer by answering bonus trivia questions on their Facebook page.

Atlas Brew Works

Every Tuesday swing over to Atlas’s Tap Room and enjoy District Trivia. Have your choice of over 16 hand-crafted beers and the chance to win $50 towards your bar tab. What better way to spend a Tuesday than with cheap beer?


The Queen Vic

A Right Royal Pub Quiz is back over at The Queen Vic. With Jameson specials, the potential to win a trip for two to Dublin and more, cheap drink and trivia lovers can enjoy the weekly trivia night through April 25. Perfect your brogue and study your facts.

Nellie’s Sports Bar

Be a smart ass every Wednesday at Nellie’s Sports Bar. The U street staple hosts two games of Smart Ass Trivia at 8 p.m. and 9 p.m. each week. Bar-goers can enjoy offers like $15 beer buckets for teams and the chance to win concert tickets at 9:30 Club.