I’m a big fan of trivia. I’ve even started listening to a trivia podcast, but that’s another story. Winter nights can be intimidating and lonely, but grabbing friends and heading to the local pub quiz is the perfect way to eliminate your winter blues. Sacramento’s trivia scene is surprisingly popular, with quiz nights taking place almost every night of the week. I’ve searched our city far and wide for an array of trivia pub quizzes for you to choose from. There are more than enough articles covering the “Best Trivia Nights in Sacramento,” so I decided it would behoove me to provide an entire list—a yellow pages of trivia, if you will.
So without further ado, I present to you: Trivia Nights in Sacramento.
Personal Favorite: Kupros Craft House | 1217 21st St. | 7:30 p.m.
Kupros ignited my love for trivia. Thought of by many as Sacramentos go-to trivia night, Kupros sets the bar high for pub quiz gatherings. With a wide range of categories, everyone is welcome. If you’re drinking and feeling lucky, take a spin at $3 Craft Can roulette—there are actually some good ones in there.
Track 7 Brewing (Natomas taproom) | 826 Professor Lane, Suite 100 (first and third weeks of each month)
Track 7 Brewing (Curtis Park taproom) | 3747 W. Pacific Ave., Suite F (second and fourth weeks of the month)
Streets Pub And Grub | 1804 J St.
Bonn Lair | 3651 J St.
Personal Favorite: Takata-Ya | 1100 R St. | 7 p.m.
I love the ambiance here, and good, affordable food is a plus. Trivia participants receive happy hour prices, and Takata-Ya has the best trivia prize in town ($40 gift card for the winning team)! Grab your friends and order up some sake bombs.
New Helvetia Brewing Company | 1730 Broadway
CAP’s Pizza and Tap House | 8760 La Riviera Drive
Sac City Brews | 3940 60th St.
De Vere’s Irish Pub | 1521 L St.
Fat City Bar and Cafe | 1001 Front St.
Highwater | 1910 Q St.
Personal Favorite: The Blind Pig | 4720 El Camino Ave. | 8 p.m.
Although this location is a tad out of central Midtown, it’s a dive-y haven that I will gladly drive a bit to get to (or Uber, depending on the projection of my night). Plus, it’s a bit later in the evening so no need to worry about traffic.
Yolo Brewing | 520 Terminal St.
The Other Side by Track 7 | 5090 Folsom Blvd.
Capital Hop Shop | 1431 I St.
Highwater | 1910 Q St.
19 Handles Pub & Grill | 4235 Arden Way
Fox and Goose Public House | 1001 R St.
Serpentine Fox Prohibition Grille | 2645 El Camino Ave.
The Limelight Bar and Cafe | 1014 Alhambra Blvd.
Pitch and Fiddle | 8704 La Riviera Drive
Personal Favorite: University of Beer | 1510 16th St., Suite 300 | 8 p.m.
This selection is for the sports fanatic. Although the categories here are vast, I find there is often more sports-related questions than other pub quizzes I have attended. I’m not a sports guru, but the crowd is fun, the beer selection is fantastic and it’s in close proximity to food and other bars if you plan to continue your night.
Device Brewing Company | 8166 14th Ave., Suite A.
Blue Cue | 1004 28th St.
Sactown Union Brewery | 1210 66th St., Suite B
Elixir Bar and Grill | 1815 10th St.
Field House American Sports Pub | 1310 Fulton Ave., Suite D
Bike Dog Brewing Co. | 915 Broadway, Suite 200
Big Stump | 1716 L St.
Golden Bear | 2326 K St.
The Hideaway Bar and Grill| 2565 Franklin Blvd.
Capitol Garage | 1500 K St.
The Pine Cove | 509 29th St.
Personal Favorite: Pizza Rock | 1020 K St. | 7 p.m.
Perhaps this is a biased claim because I used to work here, but this place always seems to get people excited. The pizza is delicious (made to order), and Dive Bar (you know, the one with the mermaids) is right next door. Meet new people and join teams or come solo.
The Shack | 5201 Folsom Blvd.
King Cong Brewing | 1709 Del Paso Blvd.
Easy on I | 1725 I St.
**This piece first appeared in print on page 13 of issue #284 (Jan. 30 – Feb. 13, 2019)**