Are you full of random facts and tidbits? Is your mind just bursting with trivia knowledge? Well, don’t let it all go to waste! Check out these trivia spots in Washington, D.C., and play to win prizes and impress all your friends.
Trivia nights are held at these four establishments every week and on a variety of topics. Read on to get the details about each spot!
801 E Street NW, Washington, D.C., 20004
Penn Social is a big fan of trivia. They often host specialty trivia nights, like the widely popular Gilmore Girls one a couple months ago. If you’ve got a lot of knowledge about a specific topic, stay tuned for their specialty events. The list of upcoming events can be found here.
If you’re into more readily available information, though, Penn Social has also got you covered. Every Tuesday the bar hosts a trivia night starting at 7 p.m. This night is one of the busiest at Penn Social and averages out about 75 players, taking over the whole first floor and patio area. Make sure you get there early (think 15-20 minutes) to get a seat. You can enjoy a bite to eat and a beer from the happy hour while you wait. Themes for the night can vary, but the topics tend to be accessible to the general public.
2446 18th Street NW, Washington, D.C., 20009
Roofer’s Union is popular during the warmer months for its rooftop bar and performance space (and views of Adams Morgan). They’ll often have music events in the spring and summer, and the happy hour is overwhelmingly popular here. But, they also host a trivia night every Thursday night.
Trivia starts at 7:30 p.m. every Thursday. Though the space is a little more open than Penn Social, it would still behoove you to get there early to claim a good spot to sit. The hosts are funny and lighthearted, so you don’t have to worry about being taken too seriously. Roofer’s Union is the place to do trivia if you also love to eat. Start with the Gruyère Macaroni & Cheese, and then order one of the stacked sandwiches for brain fuel. You can check out the full menu here.
And if you want to see what other events Roofer’s Union has in store for the spring and summer seasons, you can visit their website here.
500 H Street NW, Washington, D.C., 20001
Irish Channel is your go-to trivia spot in D.C.’s Chinatown neighborhood. Trivia actually happens twice a week here, on Tuesdays and Wednesdays, from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. You have the opportunity to win tons of prizes, including cash prizes, so make sure you come prepared. The questions tend to be general, but challenging; find friends with varying interests to go with you.
Like most of the other bars listed, Irish Channel also has tons of other events monthly, from performances to comedic acts. You can check out the full calendar here.
1414 14th St. NW (in the basement), Washington, D.C., 20005
If you think your trivia knowledge is just a little bit out there, dare we say nerdy, don’t fret: there’s still a trivia spot out there for you. And not just a trivia spot, but a whole bar!
Kingfisher hosts Trivia Tuesdays, starting at 8 p.m., and run by Geeks who Drink, a traveling trivia organization. Come early, though, so you can grab a seat and take advantage of the late happy hour, which goes until 8. The questions here can be a little more obscure, so be ready to really test your brain power. Prizes are more casual, consisting of mostly beer.
All of the beer and wine that Kingfisher serves comes in cans, but once you get over that, you’ll love their extensive selection, especially local beers. You can also sip on one of their specialty cocktails (served in an actual glass, not a can: don’t worry!). The beer and cocktails menus can be found here. It’s also important to note that this bar doesn’t have a kitchen, but does have complimentary popcorn available all night long.
If you’re a big fan of trivia and want to take it to the next level, check out District Trivia (which conducts most of these bars’ trivia nights) for ways to start teams, get competitive, and win big-time prizes. You can even become a trivia host yourself!
Do you love trivia? Have you checked out any of these spots? Let us know in the comments below!