Don’t know what to do tonight? Explore Atlanta’s nightlife by competing in a friendly game of trivia.
Throughout the city, there are bars, pubs and restaurants that host weekly trivia nights. The questions range from movie history to nerd culture. Trivia finalists can even win big prizes like gift cards to the restaurant.
We’ve gathered 9 trivia spots that will give you something fun and intellectually stimulating to do any night of the week.
Vortex Bar & Grill
438 Moreland Ave. NE, Atlanta, GA 30307
When:9 p.m. Mondays in Midtown, 9 p.m. Tuesdays in Little Five Points
This 21 and up restaurant, known for its one-of-a-kind burgers and booze, also holds trivia nights twice a week. On Mondays in the Midtown location and Tuesdays in the Little Five Points location offer trivia fun starting at 9 p.m. Winners will take home Vortex “Fun Bucks,” which can be used as payment at the bar.
The Elder Tree
469 Flat Shoals Ave. SE, Atlanta, GA 30316
When: 8:30 p.m. Tuesdays
The Elder Tree, an European-style Irish pub, holds trivia on Tuesday nights with Full Contact Trivia. The trivia company welcomes hardcore trivia enthusiasts and says the questions are “un-apologetically challenging.” The top three finalists will win cash and there’s also a chance that for attendees can win prizes through raffles.
Fado Irish Pub
273 Buckhead Ave., Atlanta, GA 30305
When: Wednesdays at 8 p.m.
Every Wednesday, Fado Irish Pub has their Brainstormer Pub Quiz team trivia. On trivia nights in the past, there were drink specials, such as $10 pitcher specials and $4 shots. Also be sure to look out on their Facebook page for weekly bonus trivia questions that they post around the time of trivia night.
Cypress Street Pint & Plate
817 W Peachtree St. NW, Atlanta, GA 30308
When: Wednesdays at 8 p.m.
Come to this Midtown Atlanta tavern for American food and Wednesday Trivia Night that lasts from 8 p.m. to around 10 p.m. First, second and third places winners get gift cards of $25, $20 and $30 respectively. Charleston Shrimp & Grits and Southwest Blackened Salmon are some of the Midtown favorites you’ll find at Cypress.
Diesel Filling Station
870 North Highland Ave. Northeast, Atlanta, GA 30306
When: Tuesdays at 8 p.m., Thursdays at 8 p.m.
Test your trivia knowledge at Diesel Filling Station. The questions during the Tuesday’s Nerd-Core trivia can surround around nerdy topics, such as video games and Star Wars. Dirty South Trivia is then on Thursdays.
931 Monroe Drive NE, Suite C205 Atlanta, Georgia 30308
When: Tuesdays at 9 p.m., Wednesdays at 9 p.m., Thursdays at 9 p.m.
If you’re a movie buff or music head, The Independent has trivia for you. On Wednesday, there’s trivia all about songs and music history. Trivia questions focus only on movie topics on Thursdays. General Trivia is on Tuesdays and Miller High Lifes are only $2.
Rusty Nail Pub
2900 Buford Highway, Atlanta, GA 30329
When: Thursdays at 8 p.m., Saturdays at 9 p.m.
Try your hand at team trivia at Rusty Nail Pub, which calls itself “the South’s version of Cheers.” You can’t miss where the Buford Highway location is, because there’s an 18-foot smoking gun right in front of the BBQ and American food joint. The BBQ Beef Brisket Plate and Rusty Nail Hotdogs are some of the items on the menu.
4279 Roswell Rd NE, Atlanta, GA 30342
When: Wednesdays at 8:30 p.m. and Fridays at 8:30 p.m.
Top prize finishers win big at Wing Factory in Chastain Square, $50 in cluck bucks to be exact. Prizes are also given out to second and third place, along with the team with the best name. Some food offerings are the Cluckie Cobb and Big Brett’s Prime Rib Dip.
602 N Highland Ave. NE, Atlanta, Georgia 30307
When: Sundays at 7:30 p.m.
Join the trivia fun on Sundays at Manuel’s Tavern. Winners get Manuel’s Bucks that can be used to buy items at the local bar. Crab Cake sandwiches and Kobe Style Burgers are some of the food selections offered. Local craft beers are also on tap, such as Terrapin from Moonray Weizen Bock and Oskar Blues from Dale’s Pale Ale.