Next time you find yourself yelling the answer to game show questions on your T.V, pause to take a breath, then get some friends together and form a super-trivia team, dedicated to winning all the free prizes available at trivia nights happening throughout the HRM.
Study up for the brain benders that will be thrown your way at the bars listed below, and tour them all to become Halifax’s’ grand slam trivia aficionado. Be sure to leave your smartphone at home!
1. Rockbottom Brew Pub // 5686 Spring Garden Road
Test your knowledge with host Norm at Rockbottom on Tuesday nights from 8 to 10pm for a chance to win a Rockbottom gift certificate and earn bragging rights amongst your friends.
2. Gus’s Pub // 2605 Agricola Street
Head over to Gus’s in the North End on Tuesday nights at 8pm for three rounds of trivia, with multiple prizes available in the form of Gus’s Pub gift certificates awarded to each winner.
3. Freeman’s Little New York // 6092 Quinpool Road
With so many Freeman’s locations throughout the HRM there’s always somewhere to play trivia! The Quinpool location hosts a weekly trivia on Tuesday nights at 7pm, and the Fairview location has theirs on Wednesdays.
4. The Fireside // 1542 Birmingham Street
Every Tuesday night at 7:30pm The Fireside on Birmingham hosts a trivia night for teams of up to 6 people. Rotating hosts award free drinks and chocolate bars to witty patrons as prizes.
5. The T Room // 360 Barrington Street
Voted the Best Trivia in Halifax for 3 years in a row, The T Room is a student bar tucked away in the gymnasium building of Halifax’s Sexton Campus. Spend your Friday nights playing trivia with the pros, starting at 9:30pm.
6. The Nook // 2118 Gottingen Street
Flex your trivia skills every Thursday night at The Nook in Halifax’s North End. The games begin at 7:30pm – compete for a chance to win free liquor and East Coast Lifestyle gear.
7. Midtown Tavern & Grill // 1744 Grafton Street
Get a group of friends together and spend trivia night at the Midtown Tavern and Grill, every Tuesday at 8:30pm.
8. The Board Room Game Cafe // 1256 Barrington Street
The Board Room is famous for their periodic themed trivia nights – though they’re not hosted on a consistent basis, popular topics include Harry Potter, Geek Vs. Nerds and Christmas! Keep an eye on their Facebook page for the next event.
9. The Other Bean // 6220 Quinpool Road
Right near Quinpool and Preston, this delicious little sandwich shop hosts a rowdy trivia night every Thursday night at 7pm – be sure to check it out next time you’re in the area!
10. Durty Nelly’s Irish Pub // 1660 Argyle Street
Every Monday night at 8pm Durty Nelly’s invites you and a team of five to compete in their weekly general knowledge trivia game, hosted by comedian Andrew Evans. Battle your friends for prizes like Durty Nelly’s gift certificates and merchandise.
11. The Red Stag Tavern // 1496 Lower Water Street
Located in downtown Halifax’s historic brewery district, the Red Stag Tavern hosts a lit trivia night every Thursday night at 7pm. Head over for a chance to show off your skills.
12. The Fickle Frog // 5675 Spring Garden Road
At 8pm every Wednesday night comedian Andrew Evans hosts another Trivia Event at The Fickle Frog, where the winner can take home up to $60 in gift certificates, and wine is only $4 for their wine Wednesday promotion! Sounds like a pretty sweet combo…
13. The Lower Deck // 1887 Upper Water Street
Typically hosted by Andrew Vaughn, The Lower Deck hosts a sweet trivia night every Wednesday at 7pm, with lots of prizes to be won. Play in teams of six or smaller, and work through the general knowledge questions chosen each week.
14. Celtic Corner Pub // 69 Alderney Drive
If you’re looking for a sweet Dartmouth trivia spot, try the Celtic Corner Pub on Wednesday nights at 8:30 for a chance to win some awesome prizes at a traditional Irish pub.
15. The Grawood // 6136 University Avenue
Students on Dal Studley campus can get their trivia fix at the Grawood on Wednesday nights at 9pm in the newly renovated Grawood. Keep an eye on their Grawood Trivia Twitter account for free clues every week!
16. The Wardroom // 6350 Coburg Road
King’s students also have their own trivia at the revamped Wardroom student bar, beneath the A&A building. Tuesday trivia at 9pm is hosted by Mike Tucker every other week, so be sure to check it out.