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The Most Complete Guide to Pub and Bar Trivia in Austin

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We’ve scoured the internet forums and all the trivia company pages to build a one-stop shop for finding trivia in town. We even threw in a color-coded map so you don’t have to read if you don’t want.

Please help us keep up-to-date on this. If a new one shows up or an old one goes away…please let us know.

MONDAY

Near campus, you can check out Sholz Garten at 8 PM and downtown has the Iron Bear at 8.

Over on the east side, Shangri-La trivia starts at 7.

Just south of the lake, The Upper Decks sports bar has trivia starting at 7 and Gourdoughs Public House starts at 8 PM.

400 Rabbits (8PM) is down south in the Slaughter Alamo Drafthouse

TUESDAY

There is lots of trivia on Tuesday night.

Up in Cedar Park at Dig Pub they start with questions at 7:30. In Round Rock, Westside Alehouse starts at 8 PM. A little further south, Brick House Tavern + Tap starts at 8.

Central Austin has The Goodnight at 8.

Out west, How Do You Roll? has trivia at 6 and free food for a prize.

Flying Saucer (7:30) and Pinthouse Pizza (8 PM) are in the Hyde Park area.  You can get started on their selection of over 200 beers while you answer questions.  And right on The Drag near campus is the Mellow Mushroom (8 PM) and the appropriately named Drag Bar (7 PM).

The downtown area has several options.  Opal Divine’s (Freehouse) (8PM) and Fado’s Irish Pub (7:30 PM) are both in the heart of downtown.  Side Bar (8 PM) is a little closer to 35.

Once you cross over Lady Bird Lake, you can head to Gibson (8 PM), Corner Bar (8 PM), Ego’s (8 PM). Jo’s Coffee Shop (7 PM) has trivia on South Congress.

Finally, if you head all the way south you check out Red’s Porch (8 PM), the South Austin Baker St Pub and Grill (8 PM) on Lamar, Doc’s Backyard (8:30) on Brodie, or Moontower Saloon (8 PM) at Manchaca and Slaughter.

WEDNESDAY

Wednesday is by far the most popular night to host trivia.  Every Pluckers (7:30) location is doing trivia and they have locations all over Austin. One is near you. The only exception is the Lakeline location, they don’t do it.

In central Austin, you can head to Mister Tramps (8 PM) right off of 183.  There is trivia at Wings-N-More  (7 PM) too. You can also check on Billy’s on Burnet (7 PM) right off of….well….Burnet.

Near Hyde Park, the Waterloo (on 38th) (8 PM) is an option.  Closer to campus, Posse East (7 PM) is an option.

A little closer to downtown is The Tavern (8 PM) which is relatively popular sports bar in town.

Several places do trivia in downtown proper as well.  BD Riley’s (7:30 PM),  Ginger Man (8 PM), and Trifecta on 3rd (8 PM) cover the west side of downtown. Gourmands (8 PM) and Violet Crown Social Club (8 PM) have you covered on the east side.

THURSDAY

Trivia options really start to decrease on Thursday. Canary Roost (8 PM)  and Wings N More (7 PM) are up north.

Nomad Bar (8 PM) and in.gredients (7 PM) are a bit more central and just east of 35.

The Grackle (8 PM) is on east side of downtown.

SATURDAY

It’s thin on Saturdays.  Opal Divine’s (Marina) (10 PM) is up north and Opal Divine’s (Penn Field) (10 PM) way south. There is also Tiniest Bar in Texas at 9 PM.

SUNDAY

Spinners does trivia up north starting at 7 PM.

The Black Star Co-op (8 PM) is a neat brewery concept in central Austin

Hole in the Wall (8 PM) is a dive bar right on The Drag where you can get your trivia on.

Ego’s (8 PM) is normally a karaoke spot but they turn the mic over to questions on Sundays on South Congress.

Even further south is Strange Brew (7 PM).

Map of Trivia Locations

Its color coded by day of the week.

Dark Blue – Monday
Red – Tuesday
Green – Wednesday
Light Blue – Thursday
Yellow – Saturday
Purple – Sunday

Again…PLEASE let me know if I missed anything


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58 thoughts on “The Most Complete Guide to Pub and Bar Trivia in Austin”

  • 19. Tuesday Trivia Night At A Local Bar | Things to Do in Austin, Texas

    February 8, 2012 at 4:26 pm

    […] Here is a great summary of local trivia nights. […]

    Reply
  • Jay

    February 15, 2012 at 4:53 pm

    Big Daddy’s on Tuesdays is no more.

    Reply
  • Chris L

    February 21, 2012 at 4:35 pm

    Confirmed and deleted. Thanks Jay

    Reply
  • Sophi

    April 12, 2012 at 7:51 am

    Violet Crown Social Club is doing Trivia wednesdays at 8pm, and starting next week The Corner Bar on S. Lamar will be doing it on Tuesdays.
    FIV

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    • Chris L

      April 24, 2012 at 7:29 pm

      Thanks Sophi. Have them both added.

      Reply
  • Brix

    May 1, 2012 at 1:24 pm

    Ego’s on S. Congress has trivia on Tuesday nights too. 8pm-10pm. 🙂

    Reply
    • Chris L

      May 1, 2012 at 6:04 pm

      Confirmed. Page and Map Updated. Thanks Brix.

      Reply
  • Lisa

    June 5, 2012 at 3:58 pm

    Maria’s Taco Express doesn’t have trivia anymore!

    Reply
    • Chris L

      June 5, 2012 at 4:07 pm

      Thanks Lisa. Confirmed and Deleted.

      Reply
  • Karin

    June 15, 2012 at 8:08 pm

    Bacon no longer has trivia on Wednesday nights. =(

    Reply
    • Chris L

      June 16, 2012 at 8:54 pm

      Thanks Karin. Confirmed and deleted.

      Reply
  • sophi

    June 25, 2012 at 4:28 pm

    There is also Stump Trivia on Tuesdays at Jo’s Coffee on South Congress, starts at 7pm

    Reply
    • Chris L

      June 25, 2012 at 4:51 pm

      Got it Sophi. Thanks.

      Reply
  • mike

    August 12, 2012 at 4:48 pm

    Star Bar no longer does sunday night trivia.
    Saturday night trivia at Opal Divine’s Marina starts at 10, not 9pm.
    Sunday night trivia at Black Star Coop starts at 8, not 7pm.

    Reply
    • Chris L

      August 12, 2012 at 5:32 pm

      Awesome Mike. Thanks. Updated

      Reply
  • Anna

    October 4, 2012 at 10:22 am

    South Austin’s Baker St. Pub & Grill (3003 S. Lamar Blvd.). At Baker St., Trivia Tuesdays happen each week from 8 – 9 p.m. Teams or individuals compete for $100 cash prize.

    Reply
    • Chris L

      November 29, 2012 at 9:05 pm

      Got it…Thanks

      Reply
  • Ben

    November 1, 2012 at 12:02 pm

    Icenhauser’s no longer has trivia on Thursday’s.

    Reply
  • Scott

    January 25, 2013 at 6:30 pm

    Wings ‘N’ More on Howard Lane has it on Wednesday nights from 7 to 9.

    Reply
    • Chris L

      January 30, 2013 at 7:11 pm

      Thanks for the heads up. I called and its actually on Thursdays. Its added now.

      Reply
  • Basile

    January 30, 2013 at 5:59 pm

    Lion & Rose at 360/Bee Caves is no longer doing anything, let alone trivia 🙁

    Reply
    • Chris L

      January 30, 2013 at 7:06 pm

      Thanks…it is gone now

      Reply
  • Leslie

    February 1, 2013 at 1:44 pm

    Third Base in Round Rock doesn’t do trivia anymore. 🙁

    Reply
    • Chris L

      February 4, 2013 at 7:13 pm

      Thanks Leslie. Confirmed and deleted

      Reply
  • Lars Hansen

    February 22, 2013 at 5:34 pm

    Hello – one to add to your list!:

    Trivia night:

    Rockin Tomato, Wednesdays 7.00pm – 9.00pm
    3003 South Lamar Blvd (between Kirby Lane and Baker St. Pub)

    British style (rounds, not questions!) – 5 rounds (3 spoken, one visual, one music round)

    Hope to see you there – Thanks!
    Quiz Master Lars

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    • Chris L

      February 24, 2013 at 6:43 pm

      Thanks Lars….got it

      Reply
  • Vik

    March 12, 2013 at 9:03 am

    Tuesdays 7:30 at The dig pub in Cedar Park. https://www.facebook.com/digpubtrivia

    Reply
    • Chris L

      March 30, 2013 at 5:05 pm

      Got it. Thanks.

      Reply
  • Najla

    March 19, 2013 at 10:24 pm

    No more trivia at Frontier.

    Reply
    • Chris L

      March 30, 2013 at 5:01 pm

      Thanks. Deleted.

      Reply
  • Anna

    March 27, 2013 at 2:03 pm

    Trivia at Waterloo on 38th is now on Thursdays, according to the worker we just spoke to on the phone! Just a heads up 🙂

    Reply
    • Chris L

      March 30, 2013 at 5:42 pm

      Got it. Southpark Meadow is still on Wednesdays though 🙂

      Reply
  • Chad

    August 14, 2013 at 6:13 pm

    Rockin tomato doesn’t do trivia on Wed

    Reply
    • Chris L

      August 14, 2013 at 6:58 pm

      Thanks Chad. Confirmed and deleted.

      Reply
  • David R

    August 27, 2013 at 4:05 pm

    Mellow Mushroom trivia has been discontinued

    Reply
    • Chris L

      September 4, 2013 at 4:13 pm

      Hey David, Thanks for the heads up. I called to confirm and they said they only discontinued over the summer. It starts up again next week. Enjoy.

      Reply
  • Nic

    September 24, 2013 at 8:34 pm

    Lucy’s Retired Surfers Bar is no more 🙁

    Reply
  • Anna

    December 12, 2013 at 7:09 pm

    FYI Waterloo trivia is Wednesday not Thursday 🙁

    Reply
    • Chris L

      February 17, 2014 at 7:45 pm

      Thanks Anna

      Reply
  • hello

    January 7, 2014 at 5:11 pm

    Opal’s Freehouse is closed.

    http://www.opaldivines.com/freehouse/index.html

    Reply
  • Chad

    January 7, 2014 at 5:40 pm

    Wings N More has trivia on Wednesday nights 7-9p. I’m sorry whomever you spoke to was mistaken. I host it myself, though I wish I could play because it’s the best! Same questions and time as Posse East. 8 rounds of 10 questions each. R1: Film Quotes, R2: Arts&Entertainment, R3: Literature & Language, R4: His & Hers, R5: Math & Science, R6:Social Studies, R7: Theme Songs & Jingles(audio) R8: Name That Tune(audio) [Always something for everyone. NEVER a theme round.]

    Reply
  • Miguel

    February 12, 2014 at 2:04 pm

    Spinners North on I-35 has trivia on Sunday evenings now, 7-9:30.
    $100 bar tab to the winning team. All questions are
    Visual and on the tv screens.

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  • Ronnie

    March 5, 2014 at 7:51 pm

    Homefield is a no go on Wednesday and so is Twin Peaks. Ayayay! Someone has got to do trivia up north besides Pluckers…too loud and guy has his mouth on the mic the entire time. Haha

    Reply
  • Danielle

    March 11, 2014 at 10:11 am

    How Do You Roll? Plaza Volente
    11521 Ranch Road 620 N Suite 1500
    Austin, Texas 78726
    Tuesdays from 6-7pm
    Prizes= Free Food

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  • Dave

    May 26, 2014 at 5:50 pm

    Pinthouse Pizza is now on Tuesdays.

    Reply
    • Chris L

      June 11, 2014 at 7:18 pm

      Thanks Dave. Updated.

      Reply
  • Margot

    July 9, 2014 at 7:26 pm

    There is great trivia at the Tiniest Bar in Texas on Saturday nights as well.

    Reply
    • Chris L

      July 14, 2014 at 6:20 pm

      Thanks Margot.

      Reply
  • Chad

    September 10, 2014 at 1:59 pm

    BD Rileys on Wed moved from 8:00 to 7:30 start.

    Thanks for your efforts!

    Reply
    • Chris L

      September 21, 2014 at 11:07 pm

      Got it. Thanks.

      Reply
  • Chandler Lucius

    September 14, 2014 at 12:54 pm

    Hey Chris, this list is awesome, thanks for doing this!

    It looks like the third base (dowtown) off the mopac has permenantly closed 🙁

    Thanks!
    Chandler

    Reply
    • Chris L

      September 21, 2014 at 11:16 pm

      Got it Chandler. Thanks.

      Reply
  • Kevin

    September 21, 2014 at 6:14 pm

    El Mercado no longer has trivia on Sundays

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    • Chris L

      September 21, 2014 at 11:13 pm

      Thanks Kevin.

      Reply
  • Ben M

    November 14, 2014 at 5:32 pm

    Alamo on Slaughter moved their trivia from Thursday to Monday.

    Reply
  • Chandler Lucius

    December 8, 2014 at 4:25 pm

    Hey Chris,

    The Waterloo Ice House on 38th has closed permanently.

    Thanks,
    Chandler

    Reply
  • Chandler Lucius

    December 15, 2014 at 5:04 pm

    Hey Chris,

    North by Northwest stopped hosting trivia.

    Thanks,
    Chandler

    Reply
  • Seth

    January 26, 2015 at 7:59 pm

    Yelp reports Hickory Street closed.

    Reply

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