6 Bars for Trivia Night in Chicago

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Trivia nights are knocking for you to open the door to your mind vault of useless––or useful––information. If you know a lot about something, whether it’s sports, foreign affairs, pop culture, history, or a very niche subject, put that knowledge to the test at your local bar! Flex your brain and tackle trivia questions with a team or by yourself while enjoying booze and grub. Check out the hot spots for a trivia night in Chicago below!

Murphy’s Bleachers

3655 N Sheffield Ave, Chicago, IL 60613

As a Wrigleyville staple for almost 80 years and right across from Wrigley Field, Murphy’s is no doubt a go-to for Cubs fans. The sports pub was also the first with an open rooftop––in 1984––which has now been a defining part of Wrigleyville. Whether you’re a baseball fan or not, Murphy’s is a great destination for local craft beers and an award-winning menu. 

Thursday night trivia (except on home game days) 7:30 to 10 p.m. is when you bring your A-game. Join a team of six to battle it out – the top three teams win a prize!


2934 N Sheffield Ave, Chicago, IL 60657

This Lakeview sports bar is a major draw for Indiana and Nebraska college fans. Besides being a frequent haunt for sports fans, Kirkwood’s trivia nights are also popular, happening every Monday at 8 p.m.

Victorious or not, share a one-gallon fishbowl––or a few––with your squad. Try the Katy Berry, with ​​Svedka Raspberry, lemonade, Berry Mountain Blast Powerade, and sparkling water, or three other flavorful options. Dig into the delicious grub while you’re at it too! The Spicy Crispy Chicken Sandwich and Hoosier Burger are crowd favorites.

The Globe Pub

1934 W Irving Park Rd, Chicago, IL 60613

The Globe Pub in Northcenter is one of the best bars in the city to watch international sports. Patrons enjoy watching European football, chowing down British fare, and indulging in a jumbo beer list with 45 draft lines. The menu includes classic sports bar eats like burgers and wings while staying true to The Globe’s English roots with faves like the Full Fry Up, Fish & Chips, and Bangers & Mash.  

Ready your brain, fuel your body, and challenge yourself on trivia night, every Tuesday at 8 p.m.

The Graystone Tavern

3441 N Sheffield Ave, Chicago, IL 60657

The Graystone Tavern is a short block away from Wrigley Field, so you know support for the Cubs––among other teams, including Chelsea F.C. – is strong. This classic sports pub also supports a large beer, cider, and wine menu, with over 42 varieties of beer and cider. They have all your go-to pub fare as well, like burgers, wings, nachos, and other comfort food.

There’s trivia every Thursday night at 7 p.m., with themes like The Office, Friends, Seinfeld, and Harry Potter, and a chance to win cash money. Win the game and you get a shot at the plinko board––maybe you’ll be lucky and take a fat stack home with you!

The Moonlighter

3204 W Armitage Ave, Chicago, IL 60647

This laid-back neighborhood bar in between Logan Square and Humboldt Park has a large craft beer menu and world-class cocktails, as well as a tasty menu with house-made burgers and other late-night eats.

Trivia starts at 8 p.m. every Wednesday with prizes like a $50 gift card for the first-place team. 


960 W 18th St, Chicago, IL 60608

Simone’s is an eco-friendly bar in Pilsen with craft beers and Mexican-inspired pub fare. The bar has fun regular events like Karaoke Sundays, live DJs on Fridays, and trivia every last Tuesday of the month. The bar also hosts stand up, burlesque shows, and other events you wouldn’t want to miss. 

For drinks, there are deliciously concocted cocktails like the Dirty Abuelita, a Cazadores Reposado infused with Chile Arbol peppers, mixed with hot chocolate, topped with whipped cream, and garnished with cinnamon sprinkle. Simone’s pizza puff is a must-try app – a deep fried sausage pizza puff that’s perfect to chow on and impossible to stop.

Featured Image Credit: The Graystone Tavern

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