Geek Out at These Sacramento-Area Trivia Nights
What is the most popular non-alcoholic drink in the world? How many stars are on the European Union flag? What is the capital of Australia? If you answered coffee, 12, and Canberra, you might have what it takes to win one of the many trivia competitions held in and around the greater Sacramento area each week! Outfits such as Geeks Who Drink, Trivialogy and Questionable Trivia all work with local bars, breweries and restaurants to put on fun, challenging trivia nights that will make you the envy of all your friends (or leave you hanging your head in shame). So, get your pencils sharpened and head out to one of these popular trivia nights!
Test your mettle at Track 7’s weekly pub quiz, held the first and third Sundays of the month at the Natomas taproom and the second and fourth Sundays of the month at the Curtis Park taproom. Oh, and did we mention they make award-winning beer too?
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Hosted by Trivialogy, this general-knowledge pub quiz pits know-it-alls against one another for a chance to win food, drinks and cash! Plus, there’s a full bar and the kitchen turns out gourmet pub fare such as sandwiches, small plates and all types of loaded fries.
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The newest player in the city’s pub quiz scene is The Bank, the downtown food and events hall. Topics run the gamut, from Marvel to Adam Sandler, and prizes are awarded to the most quick-witted. You can also pick up some grub from Station 8 Burgers, Poke Bros or Taco Moto.
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Make use of all that useless information rattling around in your brain at the weekly pub quiz at Fox & Goose. Have a pint (or two) and enjoy a traditional English meal, such as a pasty or banger. You can even check out the Fox & Goose pub quiz on Facebook for weekly hints.
Test your knowledge in a variety of topics such as music, sports, history, science and more at this pub in Arden-Arcade. Teams of up to six battle one another for the chance to win discounts of up to 30 percent off food and drink. A monthly prize is also awarded to the team with the most points for the month!
Hosted by Twisted Trivia, this Curtis Park watering hole puts on a pub quiz like no other. The tiki-themed bar offers tropical cocktails alongside indulgent dishes such as tater tot nachos, fish and chips and a barbecue chicken strip sandwich.
If you know the difference between Shiraz and Syrah, Pinot Grigio and Pinot Gris, Malbec and Merlot, you should check out the monthly wine trivia held at Revolution Wines. The quiz comprises a tasting portion, and you can pair your samples with the restaurant’s farm-to-table cuisine.
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This family-friendly gourmet pizza restaurant in Old North Sacramento welcomes teams of six to spar on topics such as current events, literature, geography, movies and everything in between. Plus, their upscale menu features pizza such as wild mushroom with truffle alfredo and Hawaiian with house-cured ham, pickled jalapeños and a sweet soy glaze.
The long-running trivia night at this East Sacramento eatery is fun for the whole family! Teams of four test their knowledge on a range of topics in exchange for discounts on food and drinks. Plus, the Shack serves dozens of beers on tap as well as burgers and sandwiches.
This Auburn brewery invites you to “Drink beer. Win prizes. Feel smart.” And feel smart you will after winning this weekly pub quiz held each Wednesday. While you’re there, try the peach & mango hazy IPA or boysenberry & ginger pale ale, and pick up some grub from whatever food truck happens to roll up that night.
The Davis de Vere’s has one of the most popular pub quizzes in the area so be sure to arrive early to snag your table. Prep for the evening on Your Quizmaster’s website and follow the Quizmaster on Facebook for hints throughout the week.
Head to Davis on Thursday nights for this popular trivia night hosted by Geeks Who Drink. Come early for dinner, where Smokin Ewe BBQ serves up burgers, wings and ribs, or stay late and belt out your best karaoke.
This student-centered pizzeria is known as THE place to watch the game, listen to live music and enjoy award-winning pies. But it’s also known for its weekly trivia nights, where teams of 3–6 go head to head in a battle of wits. Oh, and players get $1 off pints!
El Dorado Hills
Think you know everything there is to know about the NFL? What about The Office? Or Game of Thrones? This El Dorado Hills gastropub has trivia nights covering a range of topics, as well as general trivia. While you’re showing off your knowledge, throw back one of – you guessed it, 36 beers on tap – and fill up on elevated pub fare such as artisan sausage, ahi poke nachos or a ribeye sandwich.
Hosted by Questionable Trivia, this Tuesday night pub quiz is served up alongside some of the best pizza in Elk Grove. The Angry Swine has garlic sauce, jalapeños, pepperoni and bacon, while the No Sleep Til Brooklyn has ricotta, meatballs and basil. Plus, they have regular tap takeovers featuring brews from Tilted Mash, Track 7, Knee Deep and other local breweries.
This welcoming eatery in Folsom has everything you’d expect from a neighborhood pub: a tempting comfort-food menu, plenty of local brews on tap, and a little friendly competition every week. Have a pint (or a glass of wine!), fill up on a burger, tacos or homemade chili, and put your knowledge to the test.
This traditional public house in Placerville brings together locals each week to compete in its Thinkin’ & Drinkin’ team trivia on Thursday nights. They serve pub fare including foot-long hot dogs, sandwiches and street tacos as well as a varied selection of craft beers.
This free, fun pub quiz in Rocklin allows brainiacs to strut their stuff over a beer and a bite to eat. A rotating selection of more than two dozen mostly-local craft brews (and ciders) are on tap, while the menu offers a selection of gourmet mac and cheese dishes, salads, and pizzas.
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The Tuesday night trivia at this Irish pub in Downtown Roseville covers everything from current events to history, sports to music. Try a corned beef taco, Irish stew or Shepard’s pie along with an Irish beer or whiskey-based cocktail. Best of all, if you’re lucky enough to win the game, you get 30 percent off your tab.
This lively sports bar is known for having more than a dozen HD TVs broadcasting just about every sporting event under the sun at any given moment of any given day. But they also have a weekly pub quiz, where pints are just $4.50 and happy hour lasts all night.
Assemble your team of six and take on the reigning champs of this weekly trivia night at this West Sacramento eatery inspired by pubs across the pond. Enjoy the friendly atmosphere while indulging in British classics such as fish and chips, bangers and mash and cottage pie.
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This pub quiz at Pete’s in Woodland is a weekly general knowledge game that’s fun for the whole family. Show off your skills while munching on a signature pizza, plate of pasta or gourmet sandwich. Wash it all down with one of a dozen craft brews on tap.