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Life, Liberty, and the Pursuit of Trivia

It's time to brush up on your knowledge of random facts.

I don’t know who these people are, but they do trivia at Community too. Photo courtesy of Geeks Who Drink.

I participate in the Geeks Who Drink trivia night at Community Beer Co. with the same group of friends almost every Wednesday. I drink one or two Mosaic IPAs, bring my dinner (usually pizza or tacos), obnoxiously pet everyone’s dogs, and attempt to answer obscure questions like, “Chuck D of Public Enemy ‘got a letter from the government the other day. He opened and read it, it said they were’ WHAT?”

My friends and I usually end up somewhere in the middle of the 20-or-so-group pack by the end of eight rounds of questions. We’re never the worst team in the brewery, but never the best. That is, until two days ago. Somehow, we managed to win first place on a jam-packed night. I’m not sure if everyone who showed up for trivia on Wednesday was just dumber than usual, or if we were getting smarter. Probably the former. But that didn’t take away from our victory—and the free beer we can look forward to the next time.

If trivia is your thing, or if you just like hanging out with friends and drinking, there are lots of places around town that host trivia nights on different days of the week. Who knows—you might just win some free beer.

Here are a few others to try out:

 

Flying Saucer Draught Emporium

What: Freakshow Trivia quiz. Win gift certificates.

When: Tuesdays at 9 p.m.

Where: 14999 Montfort Dr., Addison

 

Dallas Beer Kitchen

What: King Trivia quiz. Win a gift card.

When: Tuesdays at 7:30 p.m.

Where: 1802 Greenville Ave., Ste. 110

 

Trinity Hall Irish Pub

What: Table Quiz. First place wins a $25 gift card. Second wins $20, third wins $15, and fourth wins $10.

When: Sundays at 7:30 p.m.

Where: 5321 E. Mockingbird Ln., 2nd Fl.

 

The Common Table

What: Sporcle Live trivia. Win a $20 gift card.

When: Wednesdays at 8 p.m. and 9 p.m.; Sundays at 6 p.m. and 7 p.m.

Where: 2917 Fairmount St.

 

High Fives

What: Geeks Who Drink.

When: Mondays at 8 p.m.

Where: 1819 McMillan Ave.

 

Ten Bells Tavern

What: Pub Quiz. Win a $25 or $50 gift card. Drink specials all night.

When: Wednesdays at 8 p.m.

Where: 232 W. 7th St.

 

Bryan Street Tavern

What: Geeks Who Drink. Win prizes.

When: Wednesdays at 8 p.m.; Sundays at 7 p.m.

Where: 4315 Bryan St.

Comments

  • Alex Macon

    It said they were suckers. For 10 points.

  • MattL1

    My team is at Bryan Street virtually every Wednesday. Don’t know how I’d get through the week without it. Just don’t write Celine Dion when the answer is Whitney Houston. Such egregious wrongness will not go unremarked-upon.