Find Bar and Pub Trivia Nights in Chicago, Mapped by Day
Updated June 16, 2017
Bags/Cornhole ☆ Bingo ☆ Bocce Ball ☆ Board Games/Cards ☆ Bowling ☆ Darts ☆ Foosball / Table Soccer ☆ Karaoke ☆ Pinball ☆ Ping Pong and Beer Pong ☆ Pool/Billiards ☆ Shuffleboard ☆ Skeeball ☆ Trivia ☆ Video/Arcade
Every week, Chicagoans have over 100 pub trivia opportunities to choose from. What are you waiting for Trebek? It's time to pair craft beer (or whatever your flavor) with that cranium. Here's a random fact you probably won't be asked at your next trivia adventure: What is the average start time for pub trivia in Chicago? 7:54pm. Where is the epicenter of the Chicago trivia circuit? Depaul. Only so much learning can be done in the classroom. That said, the most common trivia themes are current events, pop culture, and music. Waterhouse Tavern & Grill is home to Chicago's only 'kinky' trivia, where competitors with the most sexual prowess are in a good position to win. Joe's on Weed has a rotating trivia theme primarily about TV/movies such as Star Wars, Harry Potter, Seinfeld, Friends, or Sex and the City. Logan Bar in Logan Square hosts a live trivia game show called Riddle Me That on Tuesdays. Check out the Bevv map for where to assemble your quiz squad, and what to drink while you think.
Pub Quiz/Trivia Nights by Day in Chicago
SFCO (formerly Geek Bar), hosts weekly Geek Trivia for the geekiest of trivia geeks. Compete for geek cred, money off of your bill, and the grand prize, getting to pick a category for the next week's trivia. Teams are limited to 6 or less players (first come, first serve), and categories are announced SFCO's Twitter.
Waterhouse Tavern & Grill is home to Chicago's only 'kinky' trivia, where competitors with the most sexual prowess are in a good position to win.
Monday Trivia Highlights
Diag Bar and Grill hosts Monday night trivia at 8pm in Lake View.
Trivia isn't always at the bar - Volumes Books in Wicker Park is an independent book shop that hosts trivia on Monday nights with literary prizes.
For trivia lovers looking for a new challenge, Elbo Room hosts an adult spelling bee every Monday.
The Wing Factory will satiate your need for wings and pub quiz on Mondays:
Tuesday Trivia Highlights
Brando's Speakeasy is the only Tuesday trivia night where contestants can also participate in on-demand karaoke. Will the losing team sing Celine Dion? Trivia specials include $4 Lagunitas and $5 classic cocktails.
Riddle Me That is Chicago's only live trivia game show, which happens Tuesday nights at 9pm at Logan Bar.
Joe's on Weed has a rotating trivia theme primarily about TV/movies such as Star Wars, Harry Potter, Seinfeld, Friends, or Sex and the City.
Bull and Bear in River North has combined trivia with Taco Tuesday:
Madison Public House in Logan Square pairs trivia with tallboys and tequila. Whether you're more of a Homer or a Lisa Simpson, you can manage. As Homer Simpson says, "Allright Brain...It's all up to you."
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Wednesday Pub Trivia in Chicago
Join Bevvers at Sedgwick's Bar and Grill on Wednesdays for team trivia. Topics have included Harry Potter:
Wise Owl hosts trivia on Wednesdays:
Thursday there are fewer than 10 trivia options so you'll have check the map for what's closest to you. If you're set on Friday, Merkle's is the place to be! Celebrate Chicago's only Friday night pub trivia with a $4 Malort shot.
Behold, the Bevver's guide to trivia, mapped by day of the week!
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