Where to play trivia on and off campus

Trivia nights are a great way to blow off some steam after a long day of classes and catch up with friends. Luckily, we have a ton of restaurants around and near campus that host weekly or monthly events that get everyone racking their brains for trivial facts.

If you start off with a solid team name, you will probably finish with some humble bragging about your useless knowledge while winning a few rounds of beer.

Mahoney & Sons

UBC Campus, Tuesdays at 8 p.m.

Personally, this is one of my favourites. The student atmosphere allows for daring and creative team names while the trivia questions revolve around pop culture knowledge.

Bringing together friends from different faculties will further ensure your success. The game is three-fold, with a music round, a picture identifying round and a general knowledge round. Winners are awarded a pitcher of beer, so you can’t go wrong here.


Wesbrook, Thursdays 7:30 at p.m.

Grab a cold one with Biercraft’s huge Belgian beer menu and test out your knowledge. Biercraft is very similar to Mahoney & Sons — each team answers three rounds of trivia and are offered discounted beer and appetizers.

Free shots are awarded for the loudest, most passionate team so rest your vocal cords before.

The Colony

Kitsilano, Wednesdays at 8 p.m.

This trivia location offers free entry and awesome prices on drinks and food. With a maximum of seven people per team, the loudest and funniest teams are awarded amazing prizes not offered anywhere else. First place receives a $50 gift card, which will definitely cover a round of drinks for the team.


Kitsilano, Thursdays at 9 p.m.

Here, trivia experiments with a wide spectrum of knowledge. Again, the questions are three-fold with pictures, music and general questions.

Shots will be randomly given to single players who can answer pop-questions while timed inquiries reward the whole teams for their speedy-processing.

Questions address everything from black-and-white films to songs playing on the radio present day. If your losing streak gets to you, this bar offers board games and huge-portion food options to distract your mind.

Simpson’s Trivia

Waldorf Hotel, First Monday of every month at 7 p.m.

Simpson’s Trivia offers one of the only continually themed trivia nights in Vancouver. The questions are all based on The Simpson’s television show to really separate true fans from imposters. With a small $5 entry fee, this trivia experience will be sure not to disappoint.

As it stands, The Simpson’s appears to be accurately predicting a lot of major events in the world right now so might as well get more informed on its history.

Nerdin’ Trivia

Stormcrow Alehouse, first and third Wednesday of each month at 7 p.m.

Join hosts Eric Fell and Mister Nickel for a night of “Nerd Trivia” at Vancouver's favourite game bar. Held twice a month, this trivia focuses on the pop-culture scene so be sure to brush up on the latest news before joining.

The next trivia night is being held on March 21, so get your team together and prepare yourselves for this instead of preparing for finals.