The Most Complete Guide to Pub and Bar Trivia in Austin

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.



There is lots of trivia on Tuesday night.


  • 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.



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.


  • 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 BlueMonday
  • RedTuesday
  • GreenWednesday
  • Light BlueThursday
  • YellowSaturday
  • PurpleSunday

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. […]

    • Jay

      February 15, 2012 at 4:53 pm

      Big Daddy’s on Tuesdays is no more.

    • Chris L

      February 21, 2012 at 4:35 pm

      Confirmed and deleted. Thanks Jay

    • 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.

      • Chris L

        April 24, 2012 at 7:29 pm

        Thanks Sophi. Have them both added.

    • Brix

      May 1, 2012 at 1:24 pm

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

      • Chris L

        May 1, 2012 at 6:04 pm

        Confirmed. Page and Map Updated. Thanks Brix.

    • Lisa

      June 5, 2012 at 3:58 pm

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

      • Chris L

        June 5, 2012 at 4:07 pm

        Thanks Lisa. Confirmed and Deleted.

    • Karin

      June 15, 2012 at 8:08 pm

      Bacon no longer has trivia on Wednesday nights. =(

      • Chris L

        June 16, 2012 at 8:54 pm

        Thanks Karin. Confirmed and deleted.

    • 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

      • Chris L

        June 25, 2012 at 4:51 pm

        Got it Sophi. Thanks.

    • 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.

      • Chris L

        August 12, 2012 at 5:32 pm

        Awesome Mike. Thanks. Updated

    • 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.

      • Chris L

        November 29, 2012 at 9:05 pm

        Got it…Thanks

    • Ben

      November 1, 2012 at 12:02 pm

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

    • Scott

      January 25, 2013 at 6:30 pm

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

      • Chris L

        January 30, 2013 at 7:11 pm

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

    • Basile

      January 30, 2013 at 5:59 pm

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

      • Chris L

        January 30, 2013 at 7:06 pm

        Thanks…it is gone now

    • Leslie

      February 1, 2013 at 1:44 pm

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

      • Chris L

        February 4, 2013 at 7:13 pm

        Thanks Leslie. Confirmed and deleted

    • 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

      • Chris L

        February 24, 2013 at 6:43 pm

        Thanks Lars….got it

    • Vik

      March 12, 2013 at 9:03 am

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

      • Chris L

        March 30, 2013 at 5:05 pm

        Got it. Thanks.

    • Najla

      March 19, 2013 at 10:24 pm

      No more trivia at Frontier.

      • Chris L

        March 30, 2013 at 5:01 pm

        Thanks. Deleted.

    • 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 🙂

      • Chris L

        March 30, 2013 at 5:42 pm

        Got it. Southpark Meadow is still on Wednesdays though 🙂

    • Chad

      August 14, 2013 at 6:13 pm

      Rockin tomato doesn’t do trivia on Wed

      • Chris L

        August 14, 2013 at 6:58 pm

        Thanks Chad. Confirmed and deleted.

    • David R

      August 27, 2013 at 4:05 pm

      Mellow Mushroom trivia has been discontinued

      • 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.

    • Nic

      September 24, 2013 at 8:34 pm

      Lucy’s Retired Surfers Bar is no more 🙁

    • Anna

      December 12, 2013 at 7:09 pm

      FYI Waterloo trivia is Wednesday not Thursday 🙁

      • Chris L

        February 17, 2014 at 7:45 pm

        Thanks Anna

    • hello

      January 7, 2014 at 5:11 pm

      Opal’s Freehouse is closed.


    • 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.]

    • 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.

    • 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

    • 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

    • Dave

      May 26, 2014 at 5:50 pm

      Pinthouse Pizza is now on Tuesdays.

      • Chris L

        June 11, 2014 at 7:18 pm

        Thanks Dave. Updated.

    • Margot

      July 9, 2014 at 7:26 pm

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

      • Chris L

        July 14, 2014 at 6:20 pm

        Thanks Margot.

    • Chad

      September 10, 2014 at 1:59 pm

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

      Thanks for your efforts!

      • Chris L

        September 21, 2014 at 11:07 pm

        Got it. Thanks.

    • 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 🙁


      • Chris L

        September 21, 2014 at 11:16 pm

        Got it Chandler. Thanks.

    • Kevin

      September 21, 2014 at 6:14 pm

      El Mercado no longer has trivia on Sundays

      • Chris L

        September 21, 2014 at 11:13 pm

        Thanks Kevin.

    • Ben M

      November 14, 2014 at 5:32 pm

      Alamo on Slaughter moved their trivia from Thursday to Monday.

    • Chandler Lucius

      December 8, 2014 at 4:25 pm

      Hey Chris,

      The Waterloo Ice House on 38th has closed permanently.


    • Chandler Lucius

      December 15, 2014 at 5:04 pm

      Hey Chris,

      North by Northwest stopped hosting trivia.


    • Seth

      January 26, 2015 at 7:59 pm

      Yelp reports Hickory Street closed.

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