Boston’s Best Trivia Nights

December 2, 2010 3:50 PM

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In a city filled with students, professors, and self-proclaimed nerds, it’s no wonder pub trivia is so popular in Boston. Between professional trivia organizations and independent trivia games, you can find trivia every night of the week. Prizes vary by locations but are usually gift certificates or cash. Grab your friends, choose a witty moniker and show off your wealth of useless knowledge at one of these hot trivia spots. – By Katherine Santiago


Crossroads Irish Pub and Restaurant
495 Beacon Street
Boston, MA 02215
(617) 262-7371

Crossroads hosts its Whadayaknow Trivia every Sunday night at 8pm. Prizes are awarded 1st, 2nd and 3rd place teams.


Common Ground
85 Harvard Ave
Allston, MA 02134
(617) 783-2071

Voted “Best Trivia Night” in 2010 by the Boston Phoenix. Stump! Trivia at the Common Ground starts at 8pm every Monday night.


Elephant and Castle
161 Devonshire St.
Boston, MA 02110
(617) 350-9977

Pop Quiz Team Trivia starts at 6:30pm, making this a great spot to play with colleagues after work.


1357 Cambridge St
Cambridge, MA 02139
(617) 497-0965

Winner of the 2008 Best of Boston Trivia Night. Quiz master Dave hosts trivia here every Wednesday at 8pm. Not only do the top three teams win prizes (cash for the winners!), the last place team gets a consolation prize as well.


White Horse Tavern
116 Brighton Ave
Allston, MA 02134-2811
(617) 254-6633

Thursdays are just one of three days a week this popular Allston bar hosts trivia and there’s always a good turnout. The game starts at 8pm on Wednesdays, Thursdays and Sundays.


The Reef
New England Aquarium Plaza
1 Central Wharf
Boston, MA 02110
(617) 973-0234

Weekend trivia is scarce but The Reef opens up its doors to trivia buffs Friday nights at 6pm. The Reef is an outdoor restaurant, so Friday night trivia is only a summer event.


Tommy Doyles
96 Winthrop Street
Cambridge, MA 02138
(617) 864-0655

The game here starts early, 3pm, so you still have time to party the night away.

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Katherine Santiago is a News Apprentice with WBZ-TV and enjoys writing about her love of Boston nightlife.

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