Take your brewery or pub hangouts to the next level by adding a little friendly competition to the mix! Trivia has become all the rage over the last decade or so, attracting all types of trivia nerds to their favorite watering hole on a weekly basis.
Get your team together and test your knowledge at one of these weekly trivia nights in Ann Arbor, popping up at pubs, breweries and restaurants throughout the city. Most of these trivia nights are hosted by Sporcle, a trivia company that hosts games all over the country — so you know the questions will be good!
Sundays | 7 + 8 p.m.
Fraser’s Pub is the place to be on game day — and on Sunday nights for trivia! This neighborhood bar opened in 1962 and it’s been the go-to for pub fare ever since. Fraser’s has two rounds of trivia, at 7 p.m. and 8 p.m., each with the opportunity to win a $15 gift card for first place and $10 for second place. Click here for more details about trivia at Fraser’s, including the most recent final questions you can start quizzing yourself and preparing for face-off!
Sundays | 7 + 8 p.m.
Tuesdays | 7:30 + 8:30 p.m.
Wednesdays | 7:30 + 8:30 p.m.
Thursdays | 7:30 p.m.
Located in downtown Ann Arbor, Haymaker Public House is a favorite sports bar and restaurant amongst locals, students, visitors and people around all of Southeast Michigan. Their pub offers handcrafted beverages, 24 different beers on draft, and a menu of classic comfort food that includes chicken and waffles. Haymaker is also known for their trivia nights, happening on Sundays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays. And you have a chance to win a $30 gift card for first place, $20 for second, and $10 for third! Click here for more information about trivia at Haymaker.
Mondays | 7 + 8 p.m.
BBQ and beer is a winning combination and no one knows more about it than Blue Tractor BBQ & Brewery. Pair your barbecue dish with one of their six rotating beers, including award winners that have snagged numerous gold, silver and bronze medals at competitions across the nation. And settle in for trivia at either 7 or 8 p.m. on Mondays! Click here for all the details.
Mondays | 8 p.m.
The Brown Jug has been a University of Michigan tradition since they opened their doors in 1936. Named after the Michigan vs. Minnesota football trophy, the oldest in college football, you’ll never find a place more passionate for the Wolverines or more ready to watch the game. And on Monday nights, things get extra rowdy at The Brown Jug, as trivia kicks off at 8 p.m.!
Tuesdays | 7 + 8 p.m.
Focusing on hoppy and sour beers with a killer food menu with Asian-influenced street food, HOMES Brewery is one of the most popular breweries in the city. They keep about 8-14 beers on tap, depending on their production capacity, in addition to options for non-beer-drinkers, like hard seltzer smoothies, locally sourced spirits, wine and cider. HOMES is the place to be any day of the year, as the massive outdoor beer garden is equipped with shade sails for warm days and fire pits for cold ones. And on Tuesday nights, trivia fanatics file in for a chance to win a $20 gift card for first place and $10 for second! Click here for all the details about trivia night at HOMES.
Tuesdays | 9 p.m.
Nestled in the heart of the University of Michigan’s campus, the Blue Leprechaun is a great place for students and locals alike to “Get your Irish on.” They celebrate St. Paddy’s Day all year long with the longest happy hour in Ann Arbor, extending Monday through Saturday from 4–8 p.m. And if you stick around until 9 on Tuesday nights, you can top off the evening with a round of trivia!
Wednesdays | 7 + 8 p.m.
After The Pretzel Bell opened in 1934, it became the campus watering hole for more than 50 years, feeding and hydrating students, townies and visitors alike. After a brief closing, the doors reopened as one of A2’s warmest and coziest spots — complete with gourmet pub food, craft beer and cocktails, and dozens of TVs tuned into your favorite team. And on Wednesday nights, The Pretzel Bell is buzzing with activity for trivia night, with two time slots at 7 and 8 p.m. Click here for all the details about trivia at The Pretzel Bell!
Wednesdays | 10 p.m.
Good Time Charley’s opened its doors in 1979, the first U of M student walked in, and the rest was history. It’s located right across the street from the university, making it a popular hangout spot for students and locals alike — especially on trivia nights! Every Wednesday at 10 p.m., bring your own team and test your knowledge of useless popular trivia, while enjoying $6 Bud Light and Miller Lite pitchers. Starting on Tuesday mornings at 11 a.m., you can make a reservation for a trivia table, for 9 and 9:30 p.m. for a maximum of eight people! But walk-ins are welcome as well.
Thursdays | 7 + 8 p.m.
Pronounced “bloom,” Bløm Meadworks is a hyper-local meadery located in the heart of Ann Arbor. Unlike many other meaderies and cideries, every ingredient is sourced from Michigan and their mead is fermented like a dry craft cider, so it’s not as thick or as sweet as other meads you may have tried. Stop by on Thursday nights for a cider flight and to participate in trivia! Bløm hosts two one-hour games at 7 and 8 p.m., with a $15 gift card for first place and a $10 gift card for second. There is no limit to your group size — and you can come by yourself or with a team.
Thursdays | 7–9 p.m.
Located on Ann Arbor’s west side, Townies Brewery opened in 2018 in the old home of Glasshouse Brewing. Owners Dan and Patty Arban have completely reimagined the space and the building with new additions to the decor and to the lovely patio. Order a beer flight to sample a variety of their exceptional brews — and sip while you play trivia on Thursday nights starting at 7! Compete for a chance to win a $20 gift card for first place and $10 for second. Click here for all the details about trivia at Townies Brewery.
Thursdays | 7:30 p.m.
Taking inspiration from real, historic pubs in Ireland, Conor O’Neill’s is the place to go for community fun, social gathering, Irish hospitality, hearty food and great drinks. And on Thursday nights, they host a general knowledge trivia at 7:30 p.m. It costs $5 a team, which goes towards the prize money, which the top three teams share, with bonus prizes throughout the night! Plus, the winner gets to host the Mularkey Trophy at their table the next week. Take advantage of food and drink specials throughout the night — just ask your server! Join the Conor O’Neill’s Thursday Night Trivia Facebook group for regular updates — and to taunt your competition.
May the Odds Be Ever in Your Favor
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