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10 Trivia Nights To Tickle Your Brain

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Trivia nights are popular group events often held at various restaurants, bars, taverns and other places where people gather throughout Western New York. While the specific format of each trivia night varies, most involve verbal or written responses to questions during a fun-filled afternoon or evening that can include drink specials and the consumption of unique snack foods.

Trivia nights are held throughout the area, but have become particularly popular at certain establishments in the City of Buffalo as well as select locations in both the Northtowns and Southtowns. The number of regularly held (usually weekly, bi-weekly or monthly) trivia nights in Western New York is impressive and continues to grow. For us to compile an unofficial guide providing accurate information for each trivia night would be difficult due to a variety of circumstances, but please use the following top ten list as a good starting point for dipping your toes into the fun and fascinating world of public trivia competition that helps flex your brain muscles while exercising your drinking arm.

Do you have a favorite trivia night? Drop us a line and give us the specifics (name of venue, address, date and time, etc.) so we can add it to our trivia night rolodex and share with our readers.

So as you study up and prepare for informative and entertaining interaction with other trivia “experts” looking to have some fun, here is some information on 10 trivia nights that can tickle your brain:

 

COLE’S RESTAURANT

Location: 1104 Elmwood Avenue in Buffalo

Day/Time: Wednesdays at 8pm

Cole’s uses the popular “Geeks Who Drink” homegrown pub trivia quiz format, which is modeled after those used in Ireland and the UK. Their quizzes cover everything from celebrities in trouble to wordplay to bad television shows. Drink specials include $1.50 all pints of beer.

colesbuffalo.com

 

FOUNDING FATHER’S PUB

Location: 75 Edward Street in Buffalo

Day/Time: First Tuesday of the month at 7pm

Founding Fathers offers free popcorn and nachos with a great “be the first to shout the answer” atmosphere. Contestants will test their knowledge of all things trivia while having lots of fun. Surprisingly it’s not all about the founding fathers at this trivia night.

foundingfatherspub.com

Founding Fathers

Founding Fathers

CONLON’S BAR & GRILL

Location: 382 Abbott Road in Buffalo

Day/Time: Thursdays at 9pm

Fun and festive atmosphere sponsored by Ellicottville Brewery, with prizes awarded to the top two finishers (first place: $25 gift certificate; second place: $15 gift certificate) and good times had by all who participate.

conlonsbarandgrill.com

 

THIRSTY BUFFALO

Location: 555 Elmwood Avenue in Buffalo

Day/Time: Tuesdays and Sundays at 7pm

“DJ Trivia” format allows participants to answers questions from a number of different categories, with “league scores” recorded for repeat customers who are truly competitive.

thirstybuffalo.com

 

MAPLE ENTERTAINMENT COMPLEX (THE LIBRARY)

Location: 4224 Maple Road in Buffalo

Day/Time: Tuesdays at 8pm

“Trivia Tuesday” is hosted each week by Buzztime Trivia. A truly interactive format that is used throughout the country and in Canada, the battle cry amongst most participants is “victory beers are happening here” when questions are answered correctly.

mapleentertainment.com

 

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GENE MCCARTHY’S BREWERY & KITCHEN

Location: 73 Hamburg Street in Buffalo

Day/Time: Tuesdays at 7pm

“Trivial Tuesdays” features free trivia in an easy-going atmosphere, with prizes awarded weekly to the top three teams.

Information: genemccarthys.com

 

SHENANNIGAN’S BAR & GRILL

Location: 1009 Niagara Falls Boulevard in Amherst

Day/Time: Thursdays at 7pm

Another establishment that uses the “DJ Trivia” concept that allows participants to have plenty of interaction with the outgoing and enthusiastic disc jockey host.

shenannigansbuffalo.com

The Lodge Bar + Grill

The Lodge Bar + Grill

THE LODGE BAR & GRILL

Location: 79 West Chippewa Street in Buffalo

Day/Time: Mondays at 8pm

Friendly competition using the “DJ Trivia” concept, with gift certificate prizes awarded to the top three finishers each week. Due to the popularity of trivia night at The Lodge, reservations are recommended, especially if you have a large group.

thelodgebuffalo.com

 

O’NEILL’S STADIUM INN & GRILL

Location: 3864 Abbott Road in Orchard Park

Day/Time: Mondays at 8pm

“DJ Trivia” format played in a festive atmosphere in a traditional Irish pub setting located across the street from Ralph Wilson Stadium. This trivia night features several repeat (meaning every single week) customers and the occasional Buffalo Bills player.

oneillsstadiuminn.com

 

THE CENTURY GRILL

Location: 318 Pearl Street in Buffalo

Day/Time: Wednesdays at 8pm

“Geeks Who Drink” pub trivia is the format at the downtown establishment located across from the Hyatt Regency Buffalo. The loyal and dedicated participants are passionate about their trivia and always welcome people willing to spend an evening straining their brain.

thecenturygrill.com

 

Don’t forget to drop us a line at [email protected]outbuffalo.com about your favorite trivia night in Buffalo/WNY!

 

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