Do you love to impress friends with random factoids? Are you the queen of useless knowledge? Do you ponder the airspeed velocity of an unladen swallow? Well, you need to get yourself to a trivia night ASAP!
Atlanta’s watering holes know you have the need to be quizzed while sipping on brew. So, what are your best bets? We gathered some of our favorite neighborhood spots to battle below!
Decatur – Twain's Brewpub and Billiards
211 E Trinity Place, Decatur.
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The popular brewpub in Decatur is not only serving up some tasty house made brews, but also giving you the chance to serve up some knowledge on your friends. Things get started at 8 p.m. every Monday night. Prizes are house cash and bragging rights. If you want to keep the games going, Twain’s is stacked with other diversions, like pool tables, shuffleboard and darts. Twain’s menu is a cut above the usual bar fare so you may want to camp out all night.
Virginia Highland – Diesel Filling Station
870 N. Highland Ave., Atlanta.
Need a serious challenge? Or need to prove your nerd credentials once and for all? Well, get your "Firefly" and Marvel knowledge ready. Diesel does Nerd-Core Trivia on Tuesdays. Think nerdy movies and TV shows mixed with computer questions, comic books and more. It's tough. On Thursdays, it’s time for Dirty South Trivia. Double trivial!
Midtown – The Highlander
931 Monroe Dr NE #101, Atlanta.
Want a little heavy metal with your trivia? On Sundays, The Highlander lets you extend the weekend just a little bit with a night of self-esteem lifting (or crushing) trivia. The best part is this dive bar does not have the typical freezer-to-fryer fare. Check out the house-made favorites, like jerk chili and pasta–rella sticks (mozzarella sticks wrapped in pasta … really). Order a pitcher of whatever sounds good and some tots on the side of anything, and everything will be right.
Intown - Grindhouse Killer Burgers
(Piedmont Rd., Decatur and Memorial Dr.)
1842 Piedmont Ave NE, Atlanta; 433 North McDonough St., Decatur; 701 Memorial Dr SE, Atlanta.
You can have fun on Mondays, and you can have it with a burger and a boozy shake at Grindhouse. Dirty South Trivia starts at 8:30 p.m. and if you prefer beer over shakes, there are pitcher specials during trivia. Decatur has an awesome deck. Piedmont & Memorial have great patios.
Roswell – Lucky’s Burger and Brew 1144 Alpharetta St, Roswell.
Does Fido have all the answers? If you’re in Roswell with a trivia itch, grab the pup and head straight to Lucky’s. The dog friendly restaurant hosts Team Trivia 8 p.m. every Wednesday. Settle in with a glass of brew and one of their juicy burgers. You have 16 to choose from, including the Georgia Dawg Pounder with a fried pimento cheese ball and red pepper jelly.
Grant Park – Republic Social House 437-C Memorial Dr SE, Atlanta.
When the weather is gorgeous, grab a seat at the rooftop bar at Republic Social House. Next to Oakland Cemetery in Grant Park, Republic has weekly game nights that bring in a huge crowd of PBR-swilling folks. On Thursdays, get your grown-up knowledge ready for Sex, Drugs and Rock & Roll Trivia. Republic ups its trivia game the first Thursday of every month with themed trivia. It’s usually based on a TV show or movie franchise like The Office, Stars Wars or Seinfeld. You have to sign up in advance for themed trivia so keep your eye on their Facebook page.
Sandy Springs – Battle & Brew
Geeks unite at “Atlanta’s first Game Bar!” Every Wednesday in Sandy Springs they’re gathering to outdo one another in Geek Trivia. Topics range from science to "Star Wars" and everything in between. And they promise — no sports questions! If you love the vibe here, there are tons of other weekly events for your inner geek. Gamers, no console gaming until trivia’s over, sorry.
5920 Roswell Rd A120, Sandy Springs.
Sandy Springs – Hudson Grille 6317 Roswell Road, Sandy Springs.
Team Trivia starts at 8 p.m. Wednesdays at the Sandy Springs location of this popular sports bar chain. Take your eyes off one of the many flat screens and work that memory bank. Other Hudson Grille locations feature trivia too so check out the one nearest you.
Westside – Rocky Mountain Pizza Co.
1005 Hemphill Ave NW, Atlanta.
Take on the students from Georgia Tech every week at Rocky Mountain Pizza. On Tuesday nights, teams of engineering and physics majors gather in this pizza spot. Trust us, you’ll want to brush up on your science knowledge. Tuesday Trivia is charity night so some of the money you spend on pizza, beer, etc will go to a worthy cause. Come back on Thursdays for more trivia. Fun bit of trivia about this spot: Legend has it that the trivia at Rocky Mountain inspired a famous episode on Adult Swim’s "Aqua Teen Hunger Force."