If you habitually sit through commercials in Spanish to watch marathons of Cash Cab on Nuvo TV like me… then this is the list for you. I live with a know-it-all, and I’m a stubborn wish-I-was-a-know-it-all, so you can only imagine the team me and my significant other make in games of trivia, but none the less we love this shit. A little friendly competition, some beverages and a little dive bar action seems to be the optimal setting for trivia nights in LA that completely freakin’ rule. These nights have been around for quite some time and have gotten some serious followings and regular competitors. If you’re looking for something fun to do on almost any given night, here are Los Angeles’s top 5 best trivia nights you can attend RIGHT NOW! Game on people.
1. 1739 Public House | Los Feliz – Wednesday @ 8pm
This is hosted by the very serious about trivia people, King Trivia, and this place gets nothing but praises, weird team names, and serious competition. Grab some friends and come up with a clever name that doesn’t have the word “awesome” in it, and have a blast.
2. The Fox & Hounds | Studio City – Monday AND Wednesday @ 8pm
This bar takes their trivia seriously, and have been hosting not one but TWO trivia nights a week for years now. They too have created quite the following with serious players, if you think you’ve got the chops and the confidence, this is the place to step up and show ’em what you’re workin’ with!
3. The Irish Times | Palms – Tuesday AND Thursday @ 9pm
Pubs do trivia best and this places knows how it’s properly done. Charmingly divey, a little local, but a ton of fun. Added bonus, they have trivia nights twice a week and the prizes are MONETARY: 1st place gets $30 off the bill, 2nd gets $20, 3rd gets $10.
4. Little Bar | Mid-Wilshire – Saturday @ 8pm
Tiny bar, big trivia. This is a fun, intimate, cool trivia night vibe, also hosted by the trivia masters themselves, King Trivia. And hello it’s on a Saturday! This night draws quite the crowd but seems to be the least intimidating trivia night on the list; in other words this is a great place to start!
5. Busby’s West | Santa Monica – Sunday @ 8pm
Sh*t gets heated here for Trivia Night on Sundays! This night draws a crowd, which draws the fun. Best spot on the Westside to show off your mad brain skillz and engage in a little friendly competition. Shout out to team “Prestige Worldwide”, now THAT’S what I call a team name.
Honorable Mentions: Casey’s Irish Bar & Grill (Mondays @ 6pm), O’Brien’s Irish Pub (Mondays @ 9pm), Tam O’Shanter (Tuesdays @ 7pm), Busby’s East (Tuesdays @ 8pm)