20+ Bay Area Trivia Nights in San Jose, Walnut Creek, Healdsburg and more


Looking for a place to show off your academic skills and test your trivia knowledge? Or maybe you are just looking for free prizes? Then put on your thinking cap and bring all your smartest friends to one of these parties that happen regularly in the Bay Area!

Quiz nights at Cato’s Ale House: 7 p.m. every Monday, 3891 Piedmont Ave., Oakland. Join the Pub Trivia Weekly, with great food and drink available to purchase. No need to register, just show up and play. FREE ENTRANCE. catosalehouse.com/

Alley Quiz Nights: 7 p.m. every Tuesday, The Alley Piano Bar and Restaurant, 3325 Grand Ave., Oakland. Tuesday Night Trivia is back in the aisle. Each session features five sets of awesome quizzes, including a picture set and a music set, and of course, prizes. Gretchen is the host, the kitchen is open, and the bartenders are ready. Free. thealleyoakland.com/

Quiz Tuesday at Mad Oak Bar ‘N’ Yard: 7 p.m. every Tuesday, 135 12th St., Oakland. Join the fun at these Mad Oak trivia nights hosted by Brandon. Enjoy general knowledge questions, music, thematic and visual rounds every week – plus prizes, of course. Free. madoakbar.com/

Quiz nights at Half Moon Bay Brewing: 7 p.m. every Tuesday, 390 Capistrano Road, Half Moon Bay. The weekly quiz includes seven sets of audio, visual and hosted live quizzes, with prizes for answering bonus questions and gift cards for the top teams at the end of the night. Free. hmbbrewingco.com/

Quiz nights at Bear Republic Brewing: 7 p.m. every Wednesday, 345 Healdsburg Ave., Healdsburg. Trivia geeks of all ages are invited to these weekly trivia nights at Bear Republic, with prizes awarded to first, second and third place winners. Free. Healdsburg Chamber: bit.ly/3d6Wljk

Pop culture nights at Retro Junkie: 7 p.m. every Wednesday, 2112 N. Main St., Walnut Creek. Collect your feedback and play three rounds of 80s and 90s pop culture Q&As for a chance to win free prizes every week. Free. retrojunkiebar.com/

Beer Nerds Trivia Nights: 7 p.m. every Wednesday, Beer Nerds, 3331 24th St., San Francisco. Drop by Beer Nerds Beer Garden each week for fun and exciting nights with drinks, food and prizes. Free. bit.ly/3zY864l

Beer University Quiz Nights: 8 p.m. every Wednesday, 196 Nut Tree Parkway, Vacaville. Team up with up to six friends and put your knowledge to the test at UoB Vacaville’s Trivia Night! Free. Eventbrite: bit.ly/3SEEel9

Quiz nights at Victory House: 6 p.m. every Thursday, 3215 Coffey Lane, Santa Rosa. Join quiz host Kris Bartolome of Quailifornia Entertainment for quizzes on a wide range of topics, from pop culture to science, food, sports, music and geography. Free. visitvictoryhouse.com/

Quiz nights at Grav South: 7 p.m. every Thursday, Grav South Brewing Company, 7950 Redwood Drive, Cotati. All ages are welcome for quizzes at this brewery. Free. Happening in Sonoma County: bit.ly/3QiHwbB

Quiz Nights at Shady Oak Barrel House: 7 p.m. every Thursday, 420 First St., Santa Rosa. Join this weekly quiz night hosted by North Bay Trivia, with prizes awarded to the top three teams. Take your drink while you reflect. Free. shadyoakbarrelhouse.com/

Raisin Quiz Night: 8 p.m. second Tuesday of each month, A Grape in the Fog Wine Bar, 400 Old County Road, Pacifica. Quizmistress Sandy makes sense with trivia, quizzing players on trivia from around the world with five unique categories, great prizes, and cheap fun. $1 per person. agitf.com/

Quiz nights at Thee Parkside: 7 p.m. the first Thursday of each month, 1600 17th St, San Francisco. Grab a few drinks and join the smarties at Thee Parkside Bar for monthly trivia nights hosted by SF Trivia. Free. theeparkside.com/

Anecdote with Active Sevastopol 20-30: 6:30 p.m. third Monday of each month, The Garden at Sebastopol Community Market, 6762 Sebastopol Ave #100, Sebastopol. Club Active 2030 Sevastopol hosts monthly quiz nights with five rounds of questions and prizes for the winning team in each round, as well as awesome raffle prizes. $5 per person. sebastopol2030.com/

Vinyls & Vino Trivia Series: 5 p.m. the last Monday of each month, Montagne Russe, 14210 Bacchus Landing Way #101, Healdsburg. Invite your friends and enjoy an evening of wine and anecdotes in the Montagne Russe tasting room. There will be three rounds of eight questions, along with prizes for the winning team. Owner and winemaker Kevin Bersofsky will be your host for the evening, and vinyl records will spin between each question. $20 per person, which includes a glass of wine upon arrival. happeningsonomacounty.com/events/vinyls-vino-trivia-series-4/

Smart Ass Trivia Nights at the BAR on Dolores: 7 p.m. second and fourth Tuesday of each month, 1600 Dolores St., San Francisco. Bring your smartest friends and your funniest idiots and come play and laugh at a quiz night, where you can win free drinks and bragging rights. Free. Eventbrite: bit.ly/3QjB1VR

Quiz nights at the Barra di Vino in Tessora: 6:30 p.m. second and third Wednesdays of each month beginning September 14, 234 E. Campbell Ave., Campbell. Challenge your wits, make friends and drink fine wine at this quiz night that quizzes guests on everything from history and science to entertainment, government, current affairs and sports. Free. Campbell Room: bit.ly/3zUXvY3

Reflection Brunch Questions: 12 p.m. to 2 p.m. the first and third Saturday of each month, The Golden Squirrel, 5940 College Ave., Oakland. Join the brunch hour fun for food, drinks, and four rounds of questions beginning with a crossword puzzle, a sprinkle music round, and a drunken host at the end. Prizes will be awarded for the best score and for the best team name. Free with purchase of any food/beverage item. goldensquirrelpub.com/

Risky Quiz: Dates vary, Britannia Arms Almaden, 5027 Almaden Expressway, San Jose. The Risky Quizness Quiz Team hosts weekly themed events, with upcoming themes including Star Wars, Broadway Musicals, 90s Disney, Marvel, Ted Lasso, Friends, Gilmore Girls, Nintendo and Lord of the Rings. $10+. Eventbrite: eventbrite.com/o/risky-quizness-7920039895

Anecdotes about head games: Various Bay Area locations. Head Games regularly hosts California’s only live media experience at Bay Area pubs and restaurants, including Barebottle Brewing in Santa Clara, Firehouse Brew and Grill in Martinez, and The Hop Grenade Taproom in Concord. Free. headgamestrivia.com

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