Trivia nights are a fun excuse to grab a group of friends and get out on a weeknight — and, yes, also drink on a weeknight. Below are some of the bars and restaurants around town that regularly host them.
City Tavern | 128 N. Main St.
Mondays and Wednesdays, 8:30 p.m.
City Tavern has not one, but two trivia nights: Name That Tune on Mondays and Bar Trivia for Dummies on Wednesdays. The winners of each round receive a gift certificate to City Tavern that is valid for 30 days.
Connolly’s Irish Pub | 24 E. Court St.
Tuesdays, 8–11 p.m.
Occasionally, Connolly’s will have a drink special during trivia night, but the big draw is a chance to win a $500 cash prize. The bar has 100 bottles of beer, and after each trivia round, a member of the winning team gets to smash a bottle for a chance to win a prize, which can range from a free T-shirt to a free round of drinks to $500. If a team wins all four rounds of trivia, they’ll receive a $50 gift card to Connolly’s.
Fitzpatrick’s | 1565 Laurens Road
Wednesdays, 7:30–10 p.m.
Trivia night at Fitzpatrick’s coincides with Wednesday bourbon night (specials on Jack Daniel’s and Jameson Irish Whiskey) and $4 Smithwick’s (that’s an Irish red ale, for the unfamiliar). If you arrive a little early, take advantage of happy hour. From 4–7 p.m., Fitzpatrick’s serves $3 well drinks and 79-cent wings.
The Flat | 1606 Woodruff Road
Tuesdays, 7–9 p.m.
The Flat’s happy hour is from 4–7 p.m., just before trivia begins. Specials include $1 off all drafts, $2.50 domestics, $3 house liquor, $3 house wine, $3 Fireball shots, and half-off appetizers. If you get the munchies during trivia, check out their wing menu, which has more than 15 flavors.
Gringos | 11 Falls Park Drive
Tuesdays, 7:30 p.m.
Tuesdays at Gringos are double the fun, with both trivia night and Taco Tuesdays ($2.50 tacos all day).
Joe’s Place | 640 S. Main St., Ste. 101B
Last Friday of each month, 7–9 p.m.
Trivia at Joe’s Place usually falls on the last Friday of each month, but the schedule is subject to change. Trivia night covers questions pertaining to books, wine, art, and more. The winning team will have its bar tab covered up to $50 (applying only to food and drinks ordered before the winner is determined). Each member of the second-place team can choose a book from Joe’s Place secret stash.
Pour Taproom | 7 Falls Park Drive
Tuesdays, 7–9 p.m.
Choose from Pour Taproom’s self-serve rotation of more than 70 beers while testing your knowledge. If you arrive early, happy hour is from 4–7 p.m., with 25 percent off your tab. First, second, and third place trivia winners all receive Pour gift cards. Also, the taproom is dog friendly, so bring along your pup to boost team morale.
Quest Brewing Co. | 55 Airview Drive
Wednesday, 7 p.m.
Each week Brett Barest leads Quest’s trivia night. During the evening, Barest has 10 $6 gift cards at his disposal. (The dollar amount isn’t completely random, as most Quest beers are that price.) He’ll give away half the gift cards to random participants on a whim, and the remaining five go to the winning team. And while Quest’s food truck schedule varies, they usually have one parked outside for part of trivia time.
The Southern Growl | 6 S. Buncombe Road, Greer
Wednesdays, 7:15 p.m.
The Southern Growl has a selection of around 60 beers, many from Southeastern breweries, so if you’re playing trivia here, you’ll have plenty of choices for accompaniments while racking your brain. Every week, owner Matt Bowes writes the trivia questions himself.
Universal Joint | 300 E. Stone Ave.
Tuesdays, 8–10 p.m.
Universal Joint’s friendly, casual neighborhood vibe is an ideal setting for a night of trivia. It’s even better if you sit out on the dog-friendly outdoor patio while sipping on drinks and playing along.