Best Regular Trivia Night in DC – Crowdsourced Edition

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Trivia nights in DC are huge. Basically every night except Friday and Saturday (with emphasis on Mon-Wed), each neighborhood has multiple trivia nights at bars. Most are hosted/created by a larger trivia company (the biggest perhaps in DC- District Trivia – features nearly 50 bars in the District itself). However, some spots have hosts who create the questions/format themselves, and have a strong following.

DCist’s Rachel Kurzius, curious possibly for her own edification, posed a great question on Twitter today: “What’s the best regular trivia night in D.C.?” She received around 40 responses. Incredibly (and supposedly based on no coordinated effort) nearly one-third of those responses were for trivia events hosted by comedian Christian Hunt of Capital City Showcase. Here are details of his trivia events and others mentioned multiple times:

Christian Hunt/Capital City Showcase:

  • Breadsoda (Glover Park)
    • Monday 7:30-9:30p
    • Winners: $50 off tab; 2nd place: schwag prize
    • chili dogs and $4 DC Brau (who sponsors) drafts all night long
  • Atlas Brew Works (Ivy City)
    • Tuesday 7:30-9:30p
    • Winners: $50 off tab; 2nd place: free 6-pack of Atlas Beer
    • other great prizes (sometimes tickets to 9:30 club)
  • Reliable Tavern (Petworth)
    • Wednesday 7-9p
    • Winners: $15 gift certificate/person (up to $60); 2nd place gets $15 gift certificate
    • Whiskey Wednesday includes $8 Bourbon Old Fashioneds, $5 whiskey shots, and other deals

Others Mentioned Multiple Times

  • Penn Social/District Trivia (Penn Quarter)
    • Tuesday 7p
    • 75 people show up (Get there a early)
    • possibly $4 Sam Adams drafts all night
  • Hellbender Brewing Co/Sliced Bread Trivia (Fort Totten)
    • Thursday 7p
    • Winner: case of beer
    • food trucks
  • Union Pub (Capitol Hill)
    • Tuesday 8p
    • Winner: $50 gift card; 2nd place: $25 gift card; 3rd place: bottle of something
    • Tuesday specials: $4.50 select Belgian bottles/select bourbons, $13 Bud Light pitchers, $6 rails
  • Stoney’s (Logan Circle)
    • Wednesday 8p
    • Winner: $50 gift card; 2nd place: $25 gift card; 3rd/4th place: free bottle of wine or pick next week
    • usually drink specials
    • Only regular trivia night Barred in DC ever part of, thumbs us

Others mentioned: Trusty’s (Tues), Jackie Lee’s (Thurs), Stoney’s on L (Wed), Franklin Hall (Monday), Nellie’s (Wednesday), Capitol Lounge (Wednesday), Cafe St. Ex (Tuesday), The Tombs (Tuesday at 10p!!)