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Best Trivia Nights In OC

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You have many reasons for wanting to go to a trivia night. You want a night out with friends where you can test your knowledge while you enjoy good food and good drinks. And let's face it, the opportunity to win prizes is always attractive. No matter where you are in Orange County, you can find a good spot nearby for trivia. These are the best spots to satiate your mind and your body with trivia night.

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C4 Deli
200 N. Broadway
Santa Ana, CA 92701
(714) 263-1555
Date: Tuesdays

If you're looking for a good trivia night, your goal is probably to have a couple care-free hours to enjoy with friends, food and drinks. C4 definitely has you covered on food with some great items like meatball sandwiches as well as pork belly sandwiches. It also has a good selection of beer and wine that you can enjoy while you test your knowledge against your friends and other patrons. Trivia begins at 7:30pm every Tuesday night.

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Mutt Lynch's
2300 W. Oceanfront Blvd.
Newport Beach, CA 92663
(949) 675-1556
Date: Wednesdays

When you visit Mutt Lynch's, be prepared for its reputation for being a place full of a party atmosphere. With its 32-ounce schooners and location on Balboa Peninsula, the reputation is spot on. That party atmosphere will serve you perfectly on Wednesday trivia nights as you sip on great drinks. Frankly, there may not be a better accompaniment for trivia night than 32-ounce schooners of beer. After all, if everyone else is drinking them too, your odds of winning may increase.

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The Olde Ship
1120 W. 17th St.
Santa Ana, CA 92706
(714) 550-6700
Date: First Tuesday of every month

While a lot of places advertise themselves as English pubs, The Olde Ship is the real deal with all of your favorite English beers and cuisine like bangers and mash. This bar also boasts a great trivia night where teams can be made up of two to five people, and the winning team takes the entire prize. Consult the events log on the website to find out about upcoming trivia nights.

Related: Best Trivia Bars In Orange County

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Tustin Brewing Company
13011 Newport Ave.
Tustin, CA 92780
(714) 665-2337
Date: Mondays

When you're looking for a place for trivia night, you're probably also thinking about the food and drinks you can enjoy while you play. Tustin Brewing Company has everything you could want: good food, an excellent selection of house and guest brews and cash. When you play trivia at Tustin Brewing, you can walk away with some hard currency as well. The winner gets $50, second place gets $20 and third place gets $10. Trivia night starts at 7pm every Monday night.

Related: Best Bars With Local Brews In Orange County

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Bigs Grill
323 N. State College Blvd.
Fullerton, CA 92831
(714) 526-4950
Date: Fridays

If you really want to be challenged by your trivia host, Bigs is the place to go every Friday at 7pm. Bigs has been hosting trivia since 1993, and will test your knowledge of both sports and general trivia topics so come prepared to try and win one of the many prizes awarded during the night. One of those general topics is always sex and booze. Bigs has a full menu (including half-pound burgers) and a full bar with a good selection of beers so you can get your fill while you test your knowledge.

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Gary Schwind is a freelance writer covering all things Orange County. His work can be found on

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