Drinkin' & Thinkin': 10 Trivia Nights in Raleigh +200 fire icon
By Lindsay Underwood
Monday, Nov 06 2017

If you’re looking for a night out that involves a bit of brain power, there are tons of great trivia options around town! Grab some pals, study up, and get ready to feel just a little inadequate while you answer questions for a chance to win free beer and prizes. Here are some favorite venues for testing your knowledge.

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House of Hops

For traditional trivia, head to this North Raleigh spot on Thursday nights for four rounds of challenging questions. Make sure to get on their email list ahead of time to be first in line for special beer releases. If you want to change up typical trivia, go on Tuesday night for music bingo. The DJ will play music clips to test your knowledge across a number of musical genres.

Tap In at House of Hops
$   .  House of Hops   .  Raleigh
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Stag's Head

Geeks Who Drink trivia isn't for the faint of heart. When you hit up this trivia at Stag’s Head, you can enjoy a great beer list while powering through eight rounds of trivia (around 70 questions). Don’t forget to stay on your game between rounds for a chance to win a free pint with lightning round questions. Get there early, as seating is limited.
Another pro tip: you can bring your own food into the bar, so grab some grub beforehand or have food delivered right to the bar.

Crack Open a Craft Beer at the Stag's Head
$   .  The Stag's Head   .  Raleigh
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My Way Tavern

If you’re looking for a shorter trivia setup, head over to My Way Tavern. These rounds are lightning fast, with four rounds of ten questions each. One of my favorite things about this spot is that every question is up on a screen, so no straining to hear over non-trivia patrons. My Way also has a dinner menu perfect for eating your feelings before, during or after the rounds.

Grab an All-American Bite at My Way Tavern
$   .  My Way Tavern   .  Raleigh
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The Flying Saucer

Feel free to double down on trivia at this downtown spot. Head over at 7p for standard trivia or 9:30p for some risqué adult trivia. Don’t forget to check out the extensive beer list and food menu while you play!

Start a Beer Drinking Journey at The Flying Saucer
$   .  Flying Saucer Draught Emporium   .  Raleigh
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Pizza La Stella

If you’re on the hunt for pizza and trivia, Pizza La Stella in downtown Raleigh is the perfect pick. They also offer the Geeks Who Drink trivia. Plus, all players get 10% off any pizza and $4 craft drafts. Keep a look out for special themed trivia nights at this location. Recent favorites include Harry Potter trivia and Disney trivia.

Grab a Slice at Pizza La Stella
$$   .  Pizza La Stella   .  Raleigh
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World of Beer

If you’re over in North Hills, make sure to head to World of Beer for trivia on Tuesday nights. As the name implies, you won’t want for beer options. Don’t worry, everyone’s a winner with $1 off all NC beers during trivia.

Test Your Knowledge at Tuesday Trivia
$   .  World of Beer   .  Raleigh
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Oak & Dagger

Oak and Dagger is another great Geeks Who Drink trivia spot to check out on Tuesday nights. What sets this location apart is the ample space. Even if you roll in at the last minute, they’re almost always sure to be able to accommodate your party. Another plus: it's also a brewery. Try a flight and work your way through both your tastings and the rounds.

Grab a Beer or Bite at Oak & Dagger
$$   .  Oak & Dagger Public House   .  Raleigh
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Raleigh Brewing Company

Change up the typical bar venue with brewery trivia! Raleigh Brewing Company uses the Team Trivia format, where you wager your points based on your confidence level. Don’t know anything about science? Only bet 1 point for that question. Know a lot about the Real Housewives of Atlanta? Throw 5 points on your answer sheet.

Pro tip: check out Team Trivia’s website every week for a free answer to one of the questions!

Visit Raleigh Brewing Company
$   .  Raleigh Brewing Company   .  Raleigh
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Edwards Mill Bar & Grill

You have two options for trivia at this north Raleigh spot. Head over on either Tuesday or Friday night for Team Trivia. On Tuesdays you can get any North Carolina beer for $3.50. On Fridays, all domestics are $2.50.

Fill Up on American Eats at Edwards Mill Bar & Grill
$$   .  Edwards Mill Bar & Grill   .  Raleigh
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Nerd Nite Raleigh

Although not purely trivia, Nerd Nite Raleigh definitely qualifies as a way to drink and think. At this monthly event, you’ll hear Ted Talk style presentations on different topics. Some of the recent talks were on science in movies and genetics. Between speakers, you can participate in a 10 question trivia round to compete for prizes.

Think and Drink at Nerd Nite Raleigh
Free   .  Big Boss Brewing Company   .  Raleigh
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Lindsay Underwood is the author of the blog Welcome To Raleighwood, where she documents her adventures and culinary shenanigans in the Oak City.