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Boston’s Best Trivia Nights

April 3, 2014 6:00 AM

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Bar trivia nights have gained popularity and steam with many patrons in recent years, serving as a fun distraction and night out idea during the week and a great way to get friends together for fun and a few drinks. Boston, like many large urban cities, has plenty of opportunities for trivia nights. Here are five of the best ways to challenge the brain and have some fun at the same time.
(Photo from Sweetwater)

(Photo from Sweetwater)

Sweetwater Tavern
3 Boylston Place
Boston, MA 02116
(617) 351-2515
www.sweetwatercafeboston.com

Date: Tuesdays at 9 p.m.

Sweetwater Tavern holds its popular trivia nights on Tuesdays, which has often proved a challenging evening to lure in customers for many pubs and bars. Tuesday Trivia has done the Sweetwater Tavern well thus far, however, with many fans rolling up to test their brain power while indulging in the Sweetwater Tavern’s delicious dinner specials (lobster rolls, mac and cheese and tomato grilled cheese sandwiches) and outdoor seating during the spring and summer months. Meanwhile, a variety of seasonal beers on tap ensure every trivia night is properly lubricated with ice cold refreshment.

Related: Boston’s Best Trivia Nights 2010

(The Tam)

(The Tam)

The Tam
222 Tremont St.
Boston, MA 02116
(617) 482-9182
www.facebook.com/the-tam

Date: Tuesdays at 9 p.m.

Looking for trivia night with an Irish dive bar twist? Look no further than Tremont Street joint The Tam, a proud dive joint with no frills and no hoity-toity attitude, just cold beer, warm spirits and a fun Tuesday trivia night. This weekly event is boisterous and loud enough to please even the rowdiest of guys/girls nights out. The bartenders at The Tam are known for their friendly demeanor and generous pours, which means the trivia conversations are raucous, loose and controversially fun, but that’s all part of the charm here at The Tam.

Photo Credit: thelivingroomboston.com

Photo Credit: thelivingroomboston.com

The Living Room
101 Atlantic Ave.
Boston, MA 02110
(617) 723-5101
www.thelivingroomboston.com

Date: Tuesdays at 8 p.m.

The Living Room is one popular trivia night spot located in Boston’s North End district. Tuesday trivia is a big deal and packs in quickly, so arrive early with your team for prime positioning. Meanwhile, have a seat on any of The Living Room’s comfortable couches and lounge back with a beer or mixed drink from the varied, stocked bar. Martinis are another main draw at The Living Room, making this trivia night one that exudes comfort and relaxation.

Related: Boston’s Best Taco Tuesday Specials

(Photo from Kinsale)

(Photo from Kinsale)

The Kinsale
2 Center Plaza
Boston, MA 02108
(617) 742-5577
www.classicirish.com/kinsale-home

Date: Wednesdays at 7 p.m.

The Kinsale offers up Wednesday night trivia fun within the impressive, cobblestone decor and traditional Irish pub atmosphere, done up big time Boston style. This popular downtown spot is attached to equally traveled Asgard Pub and is easy to get to via car or T transport. It serves up delicious Irish comfort foot favorites to feed even the hungriest trivia buff. Whether it’s old school shepherd’s pie, new school truffle tater tots or any draft from The Kinsale’s nicely varied craft beer selection, Trivia Wednesdays at The Kinsale are bound to be a good time for all.

(Photo from 21st Amendment/Facebook)

(Photo from 21st Amendment/Facebook)

21st Amendment
150 Bowdoin St.
Boston, MA 02108
(617) 227-7100
www.21stboston.com

Date: Sundays at 8 p.m.

The 21st Amendment pub is another Boston joint that offers up fun trivia nights. This is a crowded and busy affair so teams should arrive early to set up shop. Trivia isn’t the only reason why 21st Amendment functions as a successful business. This Beacon Hill/State House area also serves up awesome lunch specials and comfort food dinners, including burger sliders, sweet potato fries and hand-battered onion rings. The homey fare and unassuming, slightly divey atmosphere ensures that trivia night at 21st Amendment will a night to remember.

George Pacheco has been writing professionally about arts and entertainment for over a decade. A graduate of the University of Massachusetts Dartmouth, George currently resides in a humble New England home with his wife, cat and massive music and film collection. His work can be found at Examiner.com.

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