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Going out on the town can entail dancing, games of pool, darts, shuffleboard, karaoke and a number of other activities. One popular activity at Denver bars is trivia night. Considering the fact that Denver is known for its high population of educated residents, it makes sense that Denverites would enjoy battling one another in trivia. If you’re the type whose finger itches to tap the buzzer first, head over to one of these bars for some fun trivia.
2400 W. 32nd Ave.
Denver, CO 80211
Date: Thursdays at 8 p.m.
This lounge is located inside of Tony P’s Bar and Pizzeria in the Highlands. Owned and operated by Tony Pasquini, this lounge has some of the best pizza in the city. On Thursday nights, the bar hosts Geeks Who Drink Trivia, so gather your friends and head down to enjoy a slice and test your brain. With several vegetarian options on the menu, you don’t have to leave anyone out. Offering an atmosphere that is as low key and fun as its surrounding neighborhood, this trivia night is perfect for people who just want to eat, drink and show off their breadth of useless information.
1201 E. Colfax Ave.
Denver, CO 80218
Date: Tuesdays at 8 p.m.
On Tuesday nights, The Irish Snug in Capitol Hill hosts the Geeks Who Drink. With questions running the gamut of mundane information, this is the perfect event for Trivial Pursuit fanatics. The cozy atmosphere is well suited to pursuits of intellectualism, and drink specials will help you relax and take the pressure off. Grab some friends and coworkers for this weekly challenge.
Stoney’s Bar and Grill
1111 Lincoln St.
Denver, CO 80203
Date: Thursdays at 7 p.m.
This sports bar prides itself on its neighborhood watering hole atmosphere. With several activities, including Thursday team trivia night, there is plenty to occupy your night out with friends. Stoney’s hosts pop culture trivia, so if you are an expert in all things Miley, this is the trivia night for you. A full sports bar, Stoney’s also has something for those who don’t want to participate in trivia. Bring all of your friends and they can challenge each other to skee ball while you show off your knowledge to the rest of the bar.
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4400 E. 8th Ave.
Denver, CO 80220
Date: Tuesdays at 7 p.m.
Tuesday night trivia heats up the College Inn on a weekly basis. This is a community effort, as many of the bar’s patrons tend to get in on the act which is awesome if you don’t know the answer. The College Inn is also famous for its build your own Bloody Mary bar, which will keep you fueled up in between rounds. If trivia isn’t your thing, stop in on Wednesday nights for Bingo.
1735 19th St.
Denver, CO 80202
Date: Wednesdays at 8 p.m.
Every Wednesday night at 8 p.m., Denver residents can trek over to Lodo and enjoy Pub Trivia at Fado Irish Pub and Restaurant. Guests can win various prizes to make things interesting, but there is no registration fee. This bar offers more of a traditional trivia game with a range of topics in various subjects. Bring a team and enjoy drink specials and food while racking your brains to come up with the answers. Things can get crowded when the Rockies are playing, so make sure to get there early for a table.
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Alaina Brandenburger is a freelance writer living in Denver. Her work can be found at Examiner.com.