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Best Trivia Nights In Chicago

Do you know the name of the eleventh president of the United States, or which European city is called "The City of Counts"? If so, then you should head to a trivia night at your favorite Chicago-area bar. In addition to bragging rights, winners may also compete for a chance to win an assortment of prizes. If you're not sure where to go, then let this article be your guide to a fun-filled night of trivia in the Chicago area. Just remember to arrive early so you can grab a good table and call in advance to make sure trivia night is still on. For additional lists of trivia nights in Chicago, check out this article and this article.

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Logan Bar & Grill
2230 N. California Ave.
Chicago, IL 60647
(773) 252-1110

Date: Sundays at 8 p.m.

Sunday nights can be a drag. The weekend is basically over, and now you have to get ready to start the work week. Why not finish the weekend on a good note by heading to trivia night at Logan Bar & Grill? Located in Chicago's Logan Square neighborhood, Logan Bar & Grill offers a free trivia game with prizes awarded to winners. If you're feeling hungry, take a look at Logan Bar's menu, which includes fish and chips, salads, burgers, sandwiches and appetizers to share with your friends. Its beer list is an assortment from all over the world, including Bottom Up Wit, Old Rasputin and Red Stripe.

Avenue Ale House And Rooftop Cafe
825 S. Oak Park Ave.
Oak Park, IL 60304
(708) 848-2801

Date: Tuesdays at 8:30 p.m.

If you're in Oak Park, shake up your midweek routine by heading to trivia night at Avenue Ale House and Rooftop Cafe. There's no limit on how many teammates you can have, so meet up with your friends for a fun-filled night of trivia. The trivia topics may include questions pertaining to upcoming seasons and current events, so get ready to test your wits as you vie for prizes. Avenue Ale House also has food and drink specials on trivia nights. The bar offers a full food menu, with selections that include pizza, salads, steaks and hamburgers. You can also head to the bar and select beer from breweries that include Goose Island, Great Lakes Brewing Co. and Dogfish Head Brewery.


Kroll's South Loop
1736 S. Michigan Ave.
Chicago, IL 60616
(312) 235-1400

Date: Wednesdays at 8 p.m.

After a long day at work, unwind with a trivia game challenge at Kroll's South Loop. The trivia game is free to play and serves a great way to break up the workweek. Kroll's South Loop offers a wide selection of beer, including Oskar Blues Old Chub, Leffe Blond, Bell's Third Coast and Two Brothers Prairie Path; for the complete list, check out Kroll's website. The South Loop bar also offers a selection of appetizers, salads, sandwiches and pizza, and a late-night menu for a post-game meal.

Related: Best Places For Day Drinking In Chicago

Moher Public House
5310 W. Devon Ave.
Chicago, IL 60646
(773) 467-1954

Date: Thursdays at 8 p.m.

For those living or working in Chicago's northwest side, head to Moher Public House in the Edgebrook neighborhood for trivia games. The weekly game includes general knowledge questions, so be ready to answer questions on just about any topic. Teams are capped at six players and prizes consist of gift certificates to Moher Public House. The pub offers an assortment of food and drink specials on trivia nights, including $3 seasonal beers (bottles or tap), domestic buckets (everyday, five for $12 or seven for $15), traditional or Irish nachos for $6 and buffalo wings (hot or BBQ) for $6. Moher Public House also offers a wide selection of traditional pub fare, including burgers, onion rings and fish and chips.

Merkle's Bar & Grill
3516 N. Clark St.
Chicago IL 60657
(773) 244-1025

Date: Fridays at 7 p.m.

Let out your inner trivia geek and start the weekend on the right note by heading to Merkle's Bar & Grill. The bar is located in Chicago's Wrigleyville neighborhood and is a quick walk from Wrigley Field, making it a great location to kick off your weekend. Trivia night specials include $5 bombs and $4 Jameson shots. The bar also offers a selection of craft beers, and its food menu includes chicken tenders, potato skins, sandwiches and mini sandwiches.

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Megan Horst-Hatch is a runner, reader, baker, gardener, knitter, and other words that end in "-er." She is also the president of Megan Writes, LLC. Her work can be found at

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