Trivia is a big deal in Richmond. It doesn't matter what night of the week you're passing through town, odds are you can head out somewhere and show off how much you know (and win gift cards and free beers and all kinds of stuff.....if your trivia game is on point.) Here is your Richmond Pub Trivia Guide:
Mellow Mushroom, 9 p.m.
3012 W Cary St.
Known for their good food and plenty of beer, Mellow Mushroom has the capacity and fun atmosphere for the perfect trivia night.
F.W. Sullivan’s, 8 p.m. & 10:30 p.m.
2401 W Main St.
You get not one but TWO chances to win at trivia at F.W. Sullivan’s. First round of general trivia begins at 8 p.m. and all interested parties can stay for amusing “Adult Trivia” starting at 10:30 p.m.
Mojo's, 8 p.m.
733 W Cary St.
Mojo’s is the right place for live trivia if you love wings! Prizes are given out each round and wings are on special from 7-11 p.m.
Postbellum (Pub Poll), 9 p.m.
1323 W Main St.
An opinion-friendly version of trivia, Pub Poll lets teams be rewarded for knowing the most popular answer verses the correct one.
Patrick Henry's Pub & Grille, 8 p.m.
2300 E Broad St.
We’ve found THE SPOT for trivia-loving Church Hill residents. Cold beer, tasty American food and a charming patio are the perfect combination for a great night of trivia.
Isley Brewing, 6:30 p.m.
1715 Summit Ave
Does your trivia team have a hilarious name? Like interactive games? Are you good at guessing movie ratings, Rotten Tomatoes style? Then head to Isley Brewing for prizes, games and great beer!
New York Deli, 8 p.m.
2920 W Cary St.
A city staple for live trivia, many say New York Deli does it the best. Players get specials from the kitchen and bar, there are music, picture and theme rounds, lots of prizes and after all is said and done, the champions get their names on a victory cup!
Buddy's Place, 8:30 p.m.
600 N Sheppard St.
Got a large trivia group? No worries at Buddy’s Place because there is no limit to the number of players on your team.
Bellytimber Tavern, 8 p.m.
1501 W Main St.
The good folks at Night Owl Trivia bring you a fun, interactive night of trivia where categories include silly science, pop culture nonsense, RVA celebrities, puzzles, food/drink and more. Oh, and did we mention that winners for the night get cash prizes?
Rare Olde Times Public House (Music Trivia), 8:15 p.m.
10602 Patterson Ave
Love music? Can you Name That Tune? Then you’ll love Music Trivia at this Public House. Come for the delicious Irish dishes, stay for the trivia!
Buffalo Wild Wings - Broad Street, 7 p.m.
7801 W Broad St.
Challenge Entertainment hosts this weekly trivia night that lets you match wits with other teams in the local area. Each week, teams that become “regulars” rack up points that could qualify them for the National Trivia League. The top five teams in the region could get the opportunity to compete with other teams nationally!
The Beach House, 9 p.m.
4040 Cox Rd.
This is the place to play trivia for Short Pump and Innsbrook dwellers. A fun, coastal atmosphere tied with good food and drinks and enough room to sit with a big group of friends is a recipe for a better night out with trivia!
Strangeways Brewing, 6:30 p.m.
2277 Dabney Rd.
Hosted by Thomas “TMac” McDonald, trivia at Strangeways is sure to delight the brewery-over-bar crowd. Bring $1 to play (it goes in a pot) and the winning team walks away with it all!
Center of the Universe Brewing, 7 p.m.
Ashland - 11293 Air Park Rd.
With one of the best patios in the outskirts of the city, COTU Brewing has the atmosphere (and the brew!) to keep you coming back.
Station 2, 8:30 p.m.
2016 E Main St.
Shockoe’s premiere trivia nightspot, Station 2 has every thing you need for a fun night: beers, burgers, “adult milkshakes” and a special host (from Challenge Entertainment) that gets everyone ramped up. Be sure to check out their social media channels before you go as clues to certain questions are given prior to the start.
Penny Lane Pub, 7:30 p.m.
421 E Franklin St.
Are you a soccer/futbol/sports fan? Pub trivia at Penny Lane is the place for you! Teams are encouraged to have hilarious and “offensive” team names and there is almost always a chance that there will be at least one FIFA World Cup question.
Rare Olde Times Public House (General Trivia), 8 p.m.
10602 Patterson Ave
If you love this place, feel free to go twice a week because on Wednesdays they have general trivia where they offer a “50/50” question that could win you straight cash.
Garden Grove Brewing, 7 p.m.
3445 W Cary St.
First-place winners of trivia at Garden Grove Brewing receive gift cards to local places like Rostov’s Coffee and Tea, and they offer second-place trivia winners a Virginia BrewPass, which gives you exclusive access to various discounts and more at popular Virginia beer destinations!
City Dogs - Main Street, 8 p.m.
1309 W Main St.
Another Night Owl Trivia destination, City Dogs in the Fan lets you stuff your face with the best hot dogs in the city and show off your smarts in teams of 1-6 players.
Metro Grill, 9 p.m.
301 N Robinson St.
It’s trivia for the late-night crowd! Metro Grill’s trivia starts at 9 p.m. every Wednesday so it won’t interfere with your weekly kickball/softball/wiffle ball games!
The Grill (Pub Poll), 8 p.m.
5724 Patterson Ave
Join friends at The Grill for their version of Family Feud. Signature burgers are always a surprise on the menu and players compete for gift cards to be used on menu items for the next Pub Poll (or, you know, whenever).
Xtra's Cafe, 8 p.m.
3322 W Cary St.
Not into a fast-paced, wild and crazy trivia atmosphere? Chill out at Xtra’s Café in Carytown for a night of general knowledge trivia with great food and drinks.
Sticky Rice (Piko Trivia), 11 p.m.
2232 W Main St.
It’s hard to explain what ”Piko Trivia” is because it’s different every week at Sticky Rice. Stay up late on Sunday night and check it out, there’s no doubt that you’ll have a great time.
This guest post was written by Tori Valentine. Follow her on Twitter, k?
A River City native, Tori Valentine enjoys giving up most of her energy to hiking Virginia parks, runs through the city, good craft brews and local eats, and is best known for her never-ending support of VCU basketball.