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Do you like drinking heavily and becoming so competitive that you make your friends (and strangers) uncomfortable? Do you have a lot of specific and arcane knowledge floating around your head? Does the idea of winning light beer branded swag excite you? Then you have no choice but to get yourself over to the closest bar for some trivia (or a pub quiz if you’re in an Irish joint). Any of the below should suit you just fine, but remember, we live in a city full of nerds. The competition is sure to be fierce, but the prizes just might make everything worth it.

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MONDAY (1)

  • Bier Baron – 7:30 p.m., Bier Baron has trivia on Mondays and Wednesdays, so make your way over to show off your skills at CSN Trivia and fight for the chance to win $5000. Damn that’s a lot of money.
  • Fado Irish Pub – 8:00 p.m., Trivia is free to play and you might just win an awesome prize. Hopefully the awesome prize is more booze.
  • Flanagan’s Harp and Fiddle – 8:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m., Flanagan’s is perfect if you like your trivia with a little strategy. They play Stump! Trivia which forces teams to wager points and compete in bonus rounds.
  • Lost & Found – 8:00 p.m., Unlike many trivia nights, Lost & Found allows you to bring your own food, so cook up something good and head on over.
  • Madhatter – 7:00 p.m., Trivia King electronically archives your teams scores, not only for that night, but for the entire trivia season.
  • RFD – 7:30 p.m., Check out this excellent trivia night hosted by District Trivia and drink all the craft beer your heart desires. This is also apart of the CSN Trivia Challenge.
  • Star and Shamrock – 8:00 p.m., Trivia King electronically archives your teams scores, not only for that night, but for the entire trivia season. So you can have long lasting grudges with drunk strangers
  • Tonic – 8:30 p.m., Grab a group of 2-8 friends (depending on how popular your are) for some general trivia. First place wins a $50 tonic gift card. Trivia specials include $3 Miller High Life’s, $4 tater tots, $6 beer cheese nachos, and $.75 wings. Plus, if you like their Facebook page, you’ll get a hint about that night’s trivia. Food and drink specials start at 7:30 p.m.
  • The Ugly Mug – 8:00 p.m., Trivia King electronically archives your teams scores, not only for that night, but for the entire trivia season. That way you are always reminded of your failure (or wins!).
  • The Wonderland Ballroom – 7:30 to 11:00pm, Monday Night Trivia Fight is no laughing matter. If you want a serious competition then head over here. First place wins $100 off your team’s bar tab, second place wins gets $15 off their bar tab, and third gets $10 off. Using you mind to win free booze is the best kind of award.

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TUESDAY (2)

  • 51st State – 7:00 p.m., If you like money and beer you’ve come to the right place. Prizes include winning free beer for a year or even $1000 cash money (which you could also spend on beer).
  • Acre 121 – 7:30pm, Between trivia rounds turn the wheel to win fun drink specials so even if you know nothing you can win some free drinks. Not only do the top three teams receive special prizes, but there are New Belgium drink specials for you to enjoy the entire time. Hell yeah.
  • Atlas Brew Works – 7:30 p.m., Get a Rowdy Rye, check out the food trucks, and settle in for a night of good trivia.

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  • Exiles – 7:30 p.m., The draw here is winning free beer for a year, but you can also fill yourself with delicious BBQ during the game.
  • Justin’s Cafe – 8:00 p.m., Justin’s is serving up some serious trivia down in the Navy Yard. Head over early because seats tend to fill up fast. Possible prizes include nightly gift cards, $5000, or free beer for a full year.
  • Kitty O’Shea’s – 8:00 p.m., Trivia King electronically archives your teams scores, not only for that night, but for the entire trivia season. Also, get the curry fries. They’re awesome.
  • Laughing Man Tavern – 7:00 p.m., Head on over for an awesome night hosted by District Trivia.
  • Looking Glass Lounge – 8:00 p.m., Winners receive $60 off their bar tab so feel free to fill up on the beer.
  • Murphy’s of DC – 8:00 p.m. to 10:30 p.m., Trivia is hosted by TriviaTryst and if it’s your lucky night, you may win up to $40.
  • Nanny O’Briens – 8:00 p.m., Trivia King electronically archives your teams scores, not only for that night, but for the entire trivia season. First place receives a $40 bar tab and second place receives a $20 bar tab.
  • Penn Social – 7:00 p.m., District Trivia is a DC wide league. Enjoy $4 Sam Adams seasonal drafts during trivia and if you manage to get first place, expect a $25 gift card. There are even prizes for the runners up.

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  • Public – 7:30 p.m., Head on over for an awesome night hosted by District Trivia.
  • The Queen Vic – 7:00 p.m., Every week the entire second floor is cleared out and taken over by Queen Vic’s intense pub quiz. Hosted by British Ink’s Paul Roe, the quiz lasts three months and the cumulative scores are posted on Facebook. Weekly prizes are Queen Vic gift cards, but as soon as a team reaches 50 points they can start winning special loyalty prizes. In the past prizes have ranged from two round trip tickets to Dublin or London, a BeerTender with three kegs, and a Newcastle swag bag. Enjoy $4.55 Newcastle Brown and Newcastle Seasonal during the quiz.
  • Samuel Beckett’s – 7:30 p.m., Enjoy food and drink specials while winning prizes.
  • Trusty’s – 8:00 p.m., Trivia King’s electronically archives your teams scores, not only for that night, but for the entire trivia season.
  • Ventnor Sports Cafe – 8:30 p.m., Hosted by SayKnowToTrivia, show up early because seats fill up fast.

WEDNESDAY (3)

  • The Big Stick – 8:00 p.m., Grab yourself a specialty sausage and settle in for a night of trivia.
  • Buffalo Billiards – 7:30 p.m., Head on over for the CSN Trivia Challenge and District Trivia Tournament of Champions finals.
  • Capitol Lounge – 7:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m., Hosted by the Trivia Guys, this is way kookier than your average trivia night.
  • Clarendon Grill – 8:00 p.m., Trivia King electronically archives your teams scores, not only for that night, but for the entire trivia season.
  • Irish Channel Chinatown – 7:00 p.m., A mixture of Irish charm and southern hospitality, Irish Channel is a part of the CSN Trivia Challenge.
  • Lucky Bar – 8:00 p.m., Sip on $3.50 Bud Lights and $4 Yuenglings while playing trivia.
  • Meridian Pint – 8:00pm, Head over early for District Trivia and suck down some awesome craft beers while you’re at it.

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  • Nellie’s – 8:00 p.m. and 9:00 p.m., Nellie’s Smart Ass Trivia includes two rounds with different themes. Not only can you win money off of your bar tab, but you can also win tickets to local events. If you’re a returning player with a friend who is new to the trivia scene, invite them to smart ass trivia and Nellie’s will buy your both dinner! What a deal.
  • The Pinch  – 8:00 p.m., Trivia may include drawing shapes and drinking an unhealthy amount for a Wednesday night. According to their website, it may also “make your ears, and possibly other things, bleed.” Whatever that means.
  • The Prospect – 8:00 p.m., Make your way to the upstairs at The Prospect for trivia night. Peruse their lovely cider list while you’re there. Trivia isn’t trivia without booze.

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  • Shake Shack – 7:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m., Make your way over to the Dupont Shake Shack for trivia night! You could walk away with some sweet swag or a $25 gift card! Plus you get free fries if you buy food. Mmm fries…
  • Smoke & Barrel – 7:00 p.m., Fill yourself with bourbon and let the trivia begin.
  • Solly’s U Street Tavern – 8:00 p.m., Trivia is every first and third Wednesday of the month. Each week benefits a different charity which means you can feel good about getting disgustingly drunk.
  • St. Arnolds – 7:30pm, Show off your trivia skills with the folks at District Trivia while eating some delicious mussels. It’s match made in heaven.
  • Stoney’s – 8:00 p.m., Show up early for happy hour from 5-7 p.m., which features $4 Devil’s Backbone, $15 pitchers, and $4 off their burgers. There are five rounds as well as a half time competition for some free drinks. First place wins a $50 gift card, second place wins a $25 gift card, and third place wins a bottle of wine. The fourth pace team gets to pick the theme for the next week.
  • Wisdom – 8:30 p.m., The winning team gets $25 off their bar tab and the losing team gets gross shots.

THURSDAY (2)

  • The Big Board – 9:00 p.m. to 11:00 p.m., Winners get prizes, losers get rail tequila. Or non-rail tequila because all tequila is gross.
  • Bulldog Tavern – 9:00 p.m., This trivia is perfect for Georgetown students. Trivia is only held when class is in session, and prizes include money towards your education because student loans are the absolute worst.
  • Roofers Union – 8:00 p.m., If you love snacks while you play Trivia, Roofers is the place to be at. Enjoy a mixture of savory and sweet dishes from Chef Meek-Bradley. They also have some amazing beers.

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  • Slash Run – 8:00 p.m. – Stick around for some classic trivia after filling yourself with delicious burgers.
  • Walters Sports Bar – 7:30 p.m., If you’re a sports maniac, get excited because Walters 11 TV’s will be broadcasting your favorite teams during trivia.

SUNDAY (2)

  • DC Reynolds – 7:00 p.m., Even if you don’t win a prize, DC Reynolds promises that you’ll win the admiration of your peers.

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