Friday Question of the Day – Best Bar Trivia and other activities?

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This one comes from a reader looking for best bar trivia – but I’d like to expand the question to other bar fun. So in addition to your favorite bars to play trivia – what are some of you other favorite bars that offer fun stuff do?

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  • I Dont Get It

    Duh–any bar where you can play Backgammon and not have to buy any food or drinks.

  • Not a bar per-se, (I think you can BYOB at some) but the escape room type places are *loads* of fun with friends IMO!

  • Board Room in Dupont is lots of fun, tons of board games and a good beer selection.
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    Port City Brewing (Alexandria) does a monthly trivia that’s a lot of fun – the staff puts it together themselves, it’s not a trivia company, so it’s a bit more personal. Port City also routinely does other activities, keep an eye on their calendar (beer yoga, bike rides, breakfast at the brewery…)
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    Anywhere with tabletop shuffleboard is a win for me (Buffalo Billiards, Spider Kelly’s).
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    The Black Cat hosts watch parties for various things, I’ve always wanted to go to the Doctor Who ones but always forget about them.

  • skj84

    Red Derby is a chill place to play board games. I think Angles has board games as well. I like the bar trivia at Wonderland.

    I’m super excited about this post, I’m looking for more places for pub trivia. I can’t find a good list online.

  • The Argonaut has Trivia Night, Science Night, and Bluegrass Night. All are awesome.

    • Argonaut is just fantastic in general. That said, I hesitate to talk it up too much because half of what makes it so great is that most people from outside the immediate area are too scared and/or lazy to trek to 15th and H, and it’d be great to keep it that way.

      • Oh you are so right. I’ve been going since they opened in 2005 and its always been mostly neighborhood. So everyone should ignore my first comment.

  • justinbc

    Breadsoda for games
    Board Room for nerd games
    Atlas Arcade for TMNT, Xmen, and Rampage

    • Not sure about that. The few times I’ve been stuck at Board Room it’s been dark, loud, packed, and pretty sticky. Not exactly the ideal environment for a game of Puerto Rico or Arkham Horror.

  • Meridian Pint for trivia. Also, because it’s big and has great beer rotations/selections.

  • Xavier from Trivia Kings does the best bar trivia! Look on their website to see where he is MC’ing.

  • ASL Trivia Night at Vendetta Bocce Bar and Grill. 2nd and 4th Mondays.
    Game nights at Labyrinth DC.

  • Trusty’s has a ton of awesome board games + a school bus. Can’t be beat.

  • The 4PS – R.I.P.

  • Atlas Arcade and Lymans are great for arcade games/pinball. The Pinch (near Lymans and the Derby) has a fantastic irreverant trivia in the basement on Wednesdays. Its very quirky (you’re warned), but I’ve had the most fun there of any trivia in the city.

  • Capitol Lounge downstairs trivia on Wednesdays is always a blast.

  • Argonaut out on H St NE is the best bar trivia, in my opinion. The rotating hosts come up with the categories and questions themselves, instead of using questions from a company.

  • The Pinch on Wednesdays at 8ish!

  • Wednesday night trivia at Solly’s on U Street is excellent.

  • Monday nights at Sign of the Whale.

    It’s a pretty small crowd usually, but the questions and prizes are great.

  • palisades

    I don’t have any recommendations – but I do know that I hate the trivia company that has taken over the market for lots of bars. I think they’re called DC Trivia or something? I’ve gone to 4 or 5 different bars where the company puts on the event and the host is always awful and the questions border on impossible. It feels so impersonal too.

  • Trivia at Fado’s in Chinatown used to be the best in town. They had a quizmistress named Allison who was the best of the best. Sassy, funny and kept the game going at a good clip. The place was packed every Monday night. Now they have some DJ/british guy who is terrible and the place is empty. If you can stomach the host being terrible, they still have some decent questions/trivia rounds.

  • They just started doing trivia on Tuesday nights at Duffy’s. It is nice because it has been shorter than most trivia nights and still mixes in lots of goodies.

  • We do a monthly Trivia here at Ventnor! Star Wars Trivia is Tuesday night Dec 8th for those who are into it!

  • The Brixton does trivia every 1st and 3rd Wednesday at 7 pm. The Quizmaster Harry does his own questions. The first round is always current events, usually the 3rd round is a picture or fill in round. He also will do a player suggested round ( the 3rd place team gets to pick the catagory for the next week) He will usually throw in a science round or history round depending on how he is feeling. First place gets $75 Brixton gift certificate. We love it and try to never miss it!

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