On any given weeknight, as many as 40 bars will be filled with trivia teams competing for prizes, according to the Great Twin Cities Trivia List. A previously published article, Best Places To Play Bar Trivia In The Twin Cities, featured five bars that sponsor exciting trivia nights. They are Memory Lanes Flashback Café and Cocktail Lounge, Grumpy’s Bar Nordeast, Big Ten Restaurant and Bar-Stadium Village, 331 Club and Axel’s Bonfire-Plymouth. Here are five more bars with quiz nights you may not want to miss. The following is a list of the best weeknight events not highlighted in the previous article.
The Herkimer Pub and Brewery
2922 Lyndale Ave. S.
Minneapolis MN 55408
Date: Sundays at 8 p.m.
Play Bad Ass Trivia with Breezey Shea and Danko every Sunday at the Herkimer. Breezey announces each week’s theme on Twitter at @breezeyshea. Get your hands on some warm pub pretzels and wash it down with a mug of Herkimer Stout while you are competing for gift card prizes. Get there early and ask for a board game. Get there really early and get two micro brews for one during happy hour. Or have a two-dollar Sea Breezey Cocktail during trivia. Established in 1999, the Herkimer Brewpub brews small-batch craft beer.
Amsterdam Bar & Hall
6 W. 6th St.
St. Paul, MN 55101
Date: Mondays at 6 p.m.
Go to downtown St. Paul after 5 p.m. for free on-street parking and Monday Night Trivia Mafia with Martin and Tom at The Amsterdam Bar and Hall. Just as the 331 made its name in northeast Minneapolis as home to serious trivia, this new mega music entertainment venue packs the place each Monday for trivia. Both bars are owned the Oulman family. Order the hand-cut fries with tasty dipping sauce and an extensive list of drinks while you compete for a prize and your picture on the Trivia Mafia website.
REPUBLIC at Seven Corners
221 Cedar Ave. S.
Minneapolis, MN 55454
Date: Tuesdays at 9 p.m.
Trivia Mafia’s Bryce leads an amusing if sometimes incongruous competition every Tuesday at Seven Corners. Of course, the challenge is intense, because the guests are attracted to the eclectic ambience of the edifice, fare and beer. Come early for the best food value in town, such as happy hour hamburgers. The beer list is a trivia lover’s dream with more microbreweries than anyone could have thought. Be sure to bring your most astute acquaintances to display your collective mastery of worldly wisdom.
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Billy’s on Grand
857 Grand Ave.
St. Paul, MN 55105
Date: Wednesdays at 8:30 p.m.
It may be the young college crowd, the sports fans or the Sassy Lassy Trivia that bring out the best. This is a great people-watching bar and the Lassies are headstrong, spirited and exude confidence. The game is played with interactive technology and social media. So bring your cell phone and show off your prowess. From six p.m. until closing, order a half-pound burger and your server will bring you a 16-ounce pint of your favorite quaff at no charge. The beer list is extensive. Savor a Captain Morgan for only $3.
Brit’s Pub & Eating Establishment
1110 Nicollet Mall
Minneapolis, MN 55403
Date: First Tuesday and Wednesday of every month
Fact: Trivia nights were once called pub quizzes. Another fact: Brit’s Pub arrived in Minneapolis 20 years ago, about the same time British pub quizzes became popular in the U.S. Final fact: Through the years, City Magazine and Mpls.St.Paul Magazine have cited the pub as editor’s pick for best trivia night. See what all of the hype is about and pay Brit’s a visit to unleash that random knowledge you have stored up.
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Robin Johnson was born in Annandale, Minn. and graduated from Richfield High School and then the University of Minnesota where he studied Political Science, Business and Industrial Relations. A writer for Examiner.com, he also consults with a variety of organizations and individuals helping them develop and grow. His work can be found at Examiner.com.