Trivial Pursuit

The Seattleite's Guide to Bar Trivia

Grab a pencil (and a beer)—trivia night is on all across the city, from Ballard to Capitol Hill and beyond.

Edited by Sophie Grossman With Jaime Archer

Trivia buffs head to Queen Anne Beerhall on Tuesday nights for Geeks Who Drink quizzes.

Is your friend group gelling just a little too well these days? Are you eager to infuse some domestic drama into your Tuesday nights with a fierce and increasingly emotional debate over whether Americans eat more corn or potatoes and other such matters of premier importance? The answer to your woes is one of our city's abundant trivia nights. We've arranged these according to neighborhood, moving from north to south. And be advised: during March Madness, Seahawks games, and other big sporting events, some of these spots may cancel trivia (to the chagrin of sports agnostics). Make sure to call ahead, on these occasions.    


Paddy Coyne’s Irish Pub
700 Bellevue Way NE Suite 100 Tuesdays, 7:30pm 


Flying Bike Cooperative Brewery
8570 Greenwood Ave N, Mondays, 7pm

The Lodge Sports Grille
8501 Greenwood Ave N, Tuesdays, 7:30pm and 8:30pm
Note: Lodge Sports Grille’s West Seattle location at 4209 SW Alaska St also hosts trivia Tuesdays, 7:30pm and 8:30pm

Hounds Tooth Public House
8551 Greenwood Ave N, Thursdays, 8:30pm

Phinney Ridge

The Barking Dog Alehouse
705 NW 70th St, Tuesdays, 7pm

The Whit’s End
6510 Phinney Ave N, Tuesdays, 8pm


Shelter Lounge
7110 East Green Lake Dr N, Sundays, 7:30pm
Note: The questions are for “grown-ups,” though the trivia isn’t 21-plus-only


Growler Guys
8500 Lake City Way, Tuesdays, 7:30pm


The Atlantic Crossing Pub
6508 Roosevelt Way NE, Sundays, 7pm and 8pm

Cooper’s Alehouse
8065 Lake City Way NE, Tuesdays, 8pm


Burke-Gilman Brewing Company 
3626 NE 45th St, Suite 102, Tuesdays, 7pm

University District

A Pizza Mart
5240 University Way NE, Tuesdays, 8pm

College Inn Pub
4006 University Way NE, Tuesdays, 7pm

Big Time Brewery
4133 University Way NE, Wednesdays, 7pm

Monkey Pub
5305 Roosevelt Way NE, Fridays, 8pm


Blue Star Cafe and Pub
4512 Stone Way N, Thursdays, 7pm

Leny’s Place
2219 N 56th St, Tuesdays, 7pm

Murphy’s Pub
1928 N 45th St, Tuesdays and Thursdays, 7:30pm


The George and Dragon Pub
206 N 36th St, Thursdays, 7pm

Schilling Cider House
708 N 34th St, Mondays, 7pm

Shawn O’Donnell’s
3601 Fremont Ave N, Tuesdays, 7:30pm

The Fremont Dock
1102 N 34th St, Wednesdays, 7pm and 8:30pm


Lockspot Cafe
3005 NW Locks Pl, Mondays, 8pm

Ballard Loft 
5105 Ballard Ave NW, Tuesdays, 7pm

Ballard Station Public House
2236 NW Market St, Tuesdays, 7:30pm

1452 NW 70th St, Wednesdays, 7pm

Kangaroo and Kiwi Pub
2026 NW Market St, Wednesdays, 7:30pm

Hattie’s Hat
5231 Ballard Ave NW, Wednesday, 7pm

The Old Pequliar
1722 NW Market St, Tuesdays, 7:30pm


The Boxcar Ale House
3407 Gilman Ave W, Wednesdays, 8pm

Magnolia Village Pub
3221 W McGraw St, Wednesdays, 7:30pm

Queen Anne

Queen Anne Beerhall
203 W Thomas St, Tuesdays, 7pm

105 W Mercer St, Wednesdays, 7pm

600 W Crockett St, Wednesdays, 7:30pm

Pencils down. (And bottoms up.)


Buckley’s in Belltown
2331 Second Ave, Tuesdays, 7:30pm

Here-After at the Crocodile
2505 First Ave, every other Monday, 7pm
Note: The theme is The Office.

Capitol Hill

The Runaway
1425 10th Ave, Tuesdays, 7pm
Note: New theme every month

Sam’s Tavern
1024 E Pike St, Tuesdays, 7pm

Canterbury Ale House
534 15th Ave E, Wednesdays, 7pm

Saint John’s Bar and Eatery
 719 E Pike St, Wednesdays, 7:30pm

The Unicorn
1118 E Pike St, Thursdays, 7:30pm


Otter Bar and Burger
2379 Eastlake Ave E, Tuesdays, 7:30pm

Pioneer Square

Flatstick Pub
240 Second Ave S, Thursdays, 7pm and 8pm

Columbia City

Hill City Tap House and Bottle Shop
 5303 Rainier Ave S, Tuesdays, 7pm


Jules Maes Saloon
5919 Airport Way S, Mondays, 7pm


The Skylark Cafe
3803 Delridge Way SW, Mondays, 7:30pm

West Seattle

The Lodge Sports Grille
4209 SW Alaska St, Tuesdays, 7:30pm and 8:30pm

West Seattle Brewing Company
 4415 Fauntleroy Way SW, Tuesdays, 7pm
Note: $2 cover at the door, cancelled during Sounders games

Beveridge Place Pub
6413 California Ave SW, Wednesdays, 8pm

Alaska Junction

Talarico’s Pizzeria
4718 California Ave SW, Wednesdays, 7:30pm

Did we miss a bar? Send an email to sgrossman[at]seattlemet[dot]com to let us know!

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