The best trivia options for 5 nights of the week, from music trivia to ‘Family-Feud’ style

Brazwells trivia. Photo by Christy Core Harris.

This past week I participated in two Charlotte trivia events. I had not intentionally attended a trivia night in over a year, but I used to have a blast playing weekly trivia in college.

Update: Trivia is still fun.

Charlotte has no shortage of trivia options and I cannot wait to take a shot at some fresh events. Below are various trivia nights if you are up for the challenge. I have also indicated my personal favorite trivia events for each evening. Good luck!


Top Pick:  Sir Edmond Halley’s

4151 Park Rd  

7 p.m.

Details: There are usually prizes including gift cards to breweries, apparel from different beer vendors etc. They also have $4.50 20oz pints. Try out the Goat Cheese Fritters ($9.50) and the Fish and Chips ($15.95).

Catawba Brewing

933 Louise Ave #105

7:30 p.m.

Details: Geeks Who Drink Trivia Night. Expect a mix of audio and visual trivia questions. Teams can be 1-6 people. Prizes are awarded for first ad second places.

Rhino Market (Wesley Heights location)

1500 W Morehead St #E

6 p.m.

Details: Expect prizes and on Monday the special is the La Lundi ($7.49), which consists of corned beef, swiss, slaw and French dressing on pumpernickel.

Tin Roof

210 E Trade St

7 p.m.

Details: The winner gets a $40 gift card and second place gets a $20 gift card. There are also $4 32-oz. domestic drafts, $2.50 PBRs and $4 Deep Eddy’s.


Top Pick: Lebowski’s Neighborhood Grill

1524 East Blvd

8 p.m

Details: There are prizes and gift cards for the winners. The Beef on Weck ($9.50) and the Gold Rush wings (10/$11.75) are both popular.

*Pro Tip: Call on Monday to put in reservations

Angry Ale’s 

1518 Montford Dr (temporarily closed for remodel; trivia held at Happy Ale’s pop-up at 1600 Montford Dr.)

8:30 p.m.

Details: Music Trivia Night with Rozak,  DJ from 106.5 FM The END; On Tuesdays there are $1.50 tacos, $3 Coronas and $5 sangria.

Angry Ale’s University

9605 N Tryon St

8 p.m.

Details: Name That Tune Trivia; Order $1.50 tacos on Tuesdays.

Big Ben Pub

2000 South Blvd #150

7 p.m.

Details: Pub Quiz: Trivia with Bob Bair, voice over artist and owner of The Voice of Bob. There is a gift certificate for the overall winner and varying prizes for each round. On Tuesdays there are also $5.25 24 oz New Castles and Stellas.

Boardwalk Billy’s University

9005 J M Keynes Dr #2

9:30 p.m.

Details: Music Trivia; Enjoy $4 flavored vodka drinks.

Corner Pub

335 N Graham St

7:30 p.m.

Details: First and second place receive gift cards, and patrons can take advantage of $3 Bud, wine and vodka of the month. This month (July) the vodka of the month is Ketel One.

The Flying Saucer

9605 N Tryon St A

7:30 p.m. and 9:30 p.m.

Details: The trivia theme varies from week to week.

Legion Brewing

1906 Commonwealth Ave

7 p.m.

Details: There are varying brewery prizes and normally trivia ends around 9 p.m.

Libretto’s Pizzeria

1600 East Woodlawn Rd

7:30 p.m.

Details: There are prizes that vary from week to week and $3 drafts.

The Lodge

 7725 Colony Rd

 8 p.m.

Details: I recommend grabbing the Buffalo Chicken Wrap ($9.99) or the Award-Winning Pimento Grilled Cheese ($7.49) while you play.

Picasso’s Sports Café

230 E W.T. Harris Blvd

8 p.m.

Details: There are prizes and gift cards for the winners. Smirnoff is $4 and domestic bottles are $2.50.

Spare Time Entertainment Center

 16317 Statesville Rd

8 p.m.

Details: Trivia With A Twist; this is one of the more family-friendly trivia events with prizes and changing trivia themes from week to week. This is typically a large event with many teams participating and differing drink and food specials.


210 E Trade St. D-164

9:00 p.m.

Details: Trivia here is held every three weeks on Friday nights with a variety of themes and, of course, prizes based on the themes. Drink specials on these nights include $5 Fireball, $16 domestic buckets, and $4 Fat Tire drafts.

Sugar Creek Brewing

215 Southside Drive

7 p.m.

Details: Tap Room Trivia: There are brewery prizes, trivia and usually a decent sized crowd. Trivia ends around 9 p.m. most Tuesdays.


Top Pick: Brazwells

1627 Montford Dr.

7:30 p.m.

Details: I recently participated in this trivia night with my husband and while it was low key, it was livelier than I had expected. Trivia started out Family Feud style and there was an entertaining mix of themes that varied for each round. The best we did was second on the first round; so we did not win any prizes. Some of the prizes we saw people winning were gift cards, free appetizers and free buckets of beer. There was even a seven-way tie at one point. There are $3.50 drafts and $5 Tito’s on Wednesdays. I suggest enjoying a burger, wings or some starters while you play.

Kickstand Burger Bar

1101 Central Ave

8 p.m.

Details: There are gift cards for the winner of each round and $2.50 drafts every day.

All American Pub

200 E Bland St

8 p.m.

Details: The winner gets a gift card. Wine is half-off and there are also $3 Trulys and $5 Titos.

Angry Ale’s

1518 Montford Dr (temporarily closed for remodel; trivia held at Happy Ale’s)

9 p.m.

Details: On Wednesdays the trivia is based on pop culture with Rozak. I played this trivia recently with a few friends and we did awful. It was plenty of fun with $2.50 Miller Lights and half-off wine, but I do think some of the questions were harder than many other trivia nights I have participated in. We will have to return and try to redeem ourselves.

Boardwalk Billy’s University

9005 J M Keynes Dr.

9:30 p.m.

Details: There are $4 craft drafts and $5 Jack, Jim and Jameson.

Brass Tap

1440 S Tryon St. #105

7:45 p.m.

Details: Prizes include: shirts, free pitchers and Brass Tap gift cards. On Wednesdays wine and wings are half off.

Ed’s Tavern

2200 Park Rd

8 p.m.

Details: Wednesday night is music trivia and there are prizes including free buckets, gift cards, etc.

Fitzgerald’s Irish Pub

 201 E 5th St.

9 p.m.

Details: Try the fried cauliflower and enjoy $3.50 drafts and $8 Bulleit.


 314 N College St

8 p.m.

Details: Specials and prizes depend on the sponsor so they vary from week to week.

GoodRoad CiderWorks

 117 Southside Dr.

7 p.m.

Details: The trivia theme varies and the prizes depend on the weekly theme.

Heist Brewery

2909 N Davidson St. #200

8 p.m.

Details: The prizes differ and there are $5 whiskey pours.

Picasso’s Sports Café

230 E W.T. Harris Blvd.

8 p.m.

Details: Picasso’s trivia is music-based on Wednesdays. There are prizes and $3.50 drafts.

Pizza Peel Cotswold

 4422 Colwick Rd.

 8 p.m.

Details: The winners get Peel bucks and there are different specials each week.

Red Clay Ciderworks

 245 Clanton Rd

7 p.m.

Details: Gift cards go to first, second and third place.

Steamers Sports Pub

 1513 Pierson Dr

8 p.m.

Details: Prizes depend on sponsors and there are usually decent food and drink specials.


 3221 N Davidson St

8:30 p.m.

Details: Big Pop Trivia: An Interactive Trivia Experience. The prizes change based on the sponsor.

Tavern on the Tracks

 1411 S Tryon St

8 p.m.

Details: The prizes are typically gift cards, shirts and other merchandise. There are great rotating food and drink specials.

Tipsy Burro

 2711 Monroe Rd

7 p.m.

Details: The prizes are typically gift certificates to local establishments.


Top pick: VBGB

 920 Hamilton St

8:15 p.m.

Details: Trivia is held on the patio when the weather is nice and there are prizes as well. Grab a pretzel to enjoy while you play.

 Ed’s Tavern

2200 Park Rd

8 p.m.

Details: There are always prizes and drink specials as well as a great crowd. Choose from an impressive selection of bourbon and whiskey. There are also quite a few frozen drinks to pick from. Get the Totchos!

Angry Ale’s

518 Montford Dr (temporarily closed for remodel; trivia held at Happy Ale’s pop-up at 1600 Montford Dr.)

9 p.m.

Details: Name That Tune Trivia

Boardwalk Bily’s Crown Point

1636 Sardis Rd N

8 p.m.

Details: Enjoy $3 domestic bottles, drafts and house liquor while you play.

Brazwells Ballantyne

11318 North Community Hose Rd

6 p.m.

Details: Expect prizes for the winners, good food and half-off specialty cocktails.

The Local

 105 E 5th St, Charlotte, NC 28202

5:30 p.m.

Details: Each round the winner pulls from a bucket to win a free appetizer, a free bucket of beer, etc.

Murphy’s Kitchen and Tap

445 W Trade St

7:30 p.m.

Details: Trivia normally starts between 7:30 p.m. and 8 p.m. Prizes do change but sometimes there are scratch-off tickets, concert tickets, free movie passes and Murphy’s gift certificates.

Unknown Brewing Company

1327 S Mint St

7 p.m.

Details: There is usually a decent crowd and typically gift card prizes for the winners.


Boardwalk Billy’s Crown Point

1636 Sardis Rd. N

8 p.m.

Details: Music Trivia and $4 craft beers

Which trivia is your favorite?


  1. #StrikeCity absolutely has great trivia but it’s on every 3rd Friday. Also we have great wings everyday tossed in a variety of sauces though not one called yum yum. The next trivia is Bobs Burgers theme on Friday Aug 3rd! We’ll have themed drinks and burgers.


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