Are you the kind of person who can quote absurd movie lines, reference random sports statistics, and name insignificant historical events? Are you ready to put your useless knowledge to use? Most importantly, are you looking for an excuse to drink on a weeknight? If any of that sounds up your alley, check out this handy guide to trivia nights around Phoenix. We’ve got every day of the week covered so no random fact will remain unused. Enjoy!
Monday – Brass Tap
There are plenty of reasons to check out Brass Tap in Mesa. For one, they carry over 60 taps and 240 craft beers from around the world. They’re also known for nightly specials on tasty bar foods like cheesy pretzels, chicken tacos, and prime rib sliders. The real treat, however, is their team trivia night. You can test your knowledge from 7-9pm every Monday night. Brass Tap awards prizes for the top three teams – but don’t fret if you’re not on your A game. Local breweries frequently takeover trivia night and offer special tappings and giveaways.
Tuesday – The Hungry Monk
The Hungry Monk is where great food, sports, and craft beer collide. This Chandler bar and restaurant is home to some of the best pub grub and brews in the Valley. The Hungry Monk carries nearly 50 beers, including favorites from local breweries like SanTan. Their Trivia Night kicks off every Tuesday at 7pm.
#FrayLife Tip: Post up early to enjoy The Hungry Monk’s Tuesday Happy Hour. They have $.65 cent bone-in wings and $2.50 Mexican bottles from 2:00-6:30pm.
Wednesday – K O’Donnell’s
Two words: hot wings. K O’Donnell’s checks all the boxes of a great sports bar. They have 16 beers on tap, 60 TV’s, and plenty of outdoor seating on their patio. Their wings, however, take this Scottdale sports bar to the next level. Their zesty wings are fried then grilled in your choice of sauce. They also have an epic trivia night that kicks off at 7pm every Wednesday. You can grab up to 20 friends and try your hand at winning “KOBucks” for some free food and brews.
#FrayLife Tip: Looking to win KOBucks? Pay attention to the music. K O’Donnell’s DJ is notorious for sneaking in trivia clues through his song selections.
Thursday – Doc and Eddy’s
Looking for a new drinking buddy? Make a Trip to Doc and Eddy’s in Tempe. This no frills establishment has a rowdy trivia night every Thursday night. It’s not uncommon for solo patrons to latch onto a team and join in on the fun. Trivia night start at 8:30pm – but make sure to stay around for a drink (or two) afterward. Their nightly beer and drink specials run from 11pm-close.
Friday – Duke’s Sports Bar
“Duke’s” is a fitting name for this Scottsdale sports bar. It might offer the quintessential trivia night experience in the Valley. They have shuffleboard and pool tables, a large outdoor patio, and over 50 TVs to watch the ball game. Their trivia night starts at 7:30pm every Friday night. Grab a booth and vie for the coveted prize of $30 in house cash and the title of “Duke of Trivia”.
Saturday – Boulders on Broadway
Are you up for a challenge? Ride your bike on over to Boulders on Broadway in Tempe. This bike-friendly spot hosts one of the most competitive and challenging trivia nights in the Valley. Their Saturday night trivia, which kicks off at 8:30pm, attracts some serious brainiacs. Teams of up to 12 players vie for first place and a gift certificate to use on their next visit. Don’t worry if you can’t win the top prize. You can soak your wounds with one of Boulder’s 30 draft handles and 70 bottles of craft beer.
#FrayLife Tip: Seats fill up fast so show up at least 30 minutes before kick off. You can also join Boulders for Tuesday night trivia starting at 6:30pm.
Sunday – Crescent Ballroom
Yes, that Crescent Ballroom. Crescent Ballroom is known for being a top local venue for catching a live concert. But they also host a competitive trivia night every Sunday from 5pm to 8pm. Hosted in their lounge in downtown Phoenix, this trivia night offers stellar prizes for top placed teams. You can win everything from gift cards to concert tickets at this trendy trivia night.
Now no matter what day of the week it is, there will always be a trivia night waiting for you. So have some fun spitting those fun facts and be sure to tag us on social using #FrayLife or #PHXFray. Go out and get nerdy!
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