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NYC's Best Trivia Night Bars For Cash Prizes, Free Beer

Slattery's Midtown Pub
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Instead of typical boring weeknight, New Yorkers can test their knowledge and competiveness with trivia night. From the Upper West Side to Williamsburg, restaurants and bars throughout the area hosts game nights to add a little excitement and fun during the week. By John Friia/Adrienne Smith

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The Rose Club

768 Fifth Avenue
New York, NY 10019

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Game night receives an upscale makeover at The Rose Club in The Plaza Hotel. The monthly games have various themes and is hosted by trivia entertainment company Big Quiz Thing. The event is free, but reservations are recommended.

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e's BAR

511 Amsterdam Avenue
New York, NY 10024

E's Bar trivia night, hosted by the NYC Trivia League, falls on Tuesdays -- so stop by,  grab a drink and take a chance of winning various prizes. Festivities begin at 7 p.m. and there is no cover charge for participants.

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Professor Thom's

219 Second Avenue
New York, NY 10003

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Nestled in the East Village is Professor Thom's. While the popular restaurant and bar is known for their famous nachos, people are heading there every Wednesday for Trivia Night. Kicking off at 8:30 p.m., the restaurant offers groups of six to compete for gift certificates for the bar. Whether people are competing or cheering for their friends, they can enjoy $4 Coors Light during the games.

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Travel Bar

520 Court Street
Brooklyn, NY 11231

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People can cross the East River to Williamsburg for Travel Bar's trivia night. On the first and third Thursdays of the month, the Brooklyn bar hosts their Trivia Tournament. The four-round game offers teams up up to six people each to compete for up to $75 in gift certificates to the bar. The fun runs from 9 p.m. to 11 p.m. and is free for.

Slattery's Midtown Pub
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Slattery's Midtown Pub

8 East 36th Street
New York, NY 10016

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Fans of everything from "Friends,""Gilmore Girls," "Harry Potter" to the musical "Hamilton" can flock to Slattery's Midtown Pub for their themed trivia nights. New Yorkers can discover who is truly the biggest pop culture fan by testing their knowledge through five unique and challenging rounds. Whether people are competing or just coming for the show, there is a $15 minimum for food and drinks.

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The Gael Pub

1465 3rd Ave
New York, NY 10028
(212) 517-4141

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Every Tuesday at 8:30 p.m. The Gael Pub leads several rounds of trivia fun at this relaxed Upper East Side spot. Participants compete for a $100 first place prize, with opportunities to snag free theater tickets, movies passes and more. Admission is free, but calling ahead is advised.

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308 Bedford Ave
Brooklyn, NY 11249
(718) 782-3468

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Videology's video-themed trivia includes clip and picture rounds, movie quote identifications and the bar's trademarked DVD Chapter Round. The winning team gets a free round of drinks and bragging rights. What's more, Videology offers movies and TV shows to rent in addition to its bar and screening room.

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Crocodile Lounge

325 E 14th St
New York, NY 10003
(212) 477-7747

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If you like a side of pizza with your trivia, head to the Crocodile Lounge on Wednesday evenings. Players write down answers during each (tough) trivia category and can snag a free slice of pizza with every drink.

Pete's Candy Store In Williamsburg
The bar at Pete's Candy Store

Pete's Candy Store

709 Lorimer St
Brooklyn, NY 11211
(718) 302-3770

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This Williamsburg bar offers one of New York's higher prizes: a $75 bar tab for first place. Second place teams receive a $40 bar tab while third place takes home a $15 bar tab. The weekly "Quizz-Off," as it's called, includes six rounds of twenty questions. Topics can range from music and visual identifications to recent news or general knowledge. Pete's Candy Store also offers live music every night. So grab a drink and rest your overworked brain at the post-trivia show.

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