18 Must Go-to Trivia Nights Around Buffalo & WNY

City Guide, Music & Nightlife, Nightlife


Written by Courtney Kelly

Published on August 30, 2019

Photo from Big Ditch Brewing Co.’s Facebook

Good company, drinks, and a little friendly competition. What could be better? Seriously, if you need a fun night out during the week we highly recommend checking out these local bars and restaurants that offer weekday trivia nights. From gift card prizes and free drinks to a nacho bar, you’ll really want to start recruiting your perfect team and head out to one of the many offered trivia nights. Here are just a few that we have confirmed, but always keep your eyes open because they are constantly popping up around town!

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1. New York Beer Project

6933 S Transit Rd, Lockport, NY 14094 / (716) 743-6927

Every Thursday night at New York Beer Project! DJ Trivia starts at 8pm. Be prepared for a fun-filled night with lots of craft beers.


2. Gene McCarthy’s

73 Hamburg St, Buffalo, NY 14204 / (716) 855-8948

Trivia night is FREE every Tuesday from 7pm-9pm. You can compete with a team of up to 6 people, and there are plenty of opportunities to win prizes throughout the night.


3. Gypsy Parlor

376 Grant St, Buffalo, NY 14213 / (716) 551-0001

Mondays, are for trivia. On Monday’s Gypsy Parlor holds trivia with Geeks who Drink starting at 8pm. Monday nights are part of their Industry Nights where customers can enjoy 20% off food and drink bills with a VIP pass (you can get these from your bartenders with proof of employment in hospitality field!). Also there are other pop-up deals including $5 beer and a shot, bar games, and Manifest Mondays following trivia. Their kitchen is open until 12 am and the late night menu is available until 3 am.


4. Rusty Nickel Brewing Co.

4350 Seneca St, West Seneca, NY 14224 / (716) 608-6155

DJ Trivia happens every Monday from 7pm-9pm. The top 3 teams will win a Rusty Nickel Brewing Co. gift card that can be used the following week! Which makes it even more tempting to keep coming back to play.


5. Flying Bison Brewing Company

840 Seneca St, Buffalo, NY 14210 / (716) 873-1557

Flying Bison hosts ‘Moderately Difficult Trivia for Moderately Sober People’ on the 2nd Friday of each month, starting at 6pm. Sign up your group of up to 4 people to play the FREE 5-round trivia contest for prizes…and it may or may not be super amazing beer. Also another perk that we’re totally here for is that you can bring your own food, or have food delivered to the bar.



6. Founding Father’s

75 Edward St, Buffalo, NY 14202 / (716) 855-8944

Trivia at Founding Father’s runs on the first Tuesday of every month. Their bar opens up at 4 pm on Tuesdays and free popcorn is provided. But wait there’s more, they even serve nachos, complete with a toppings bar, umm sign us up. Also, rumor has it that when owner Mike Driscoll bartends (fri & sat) he will run his own version of trivia too.


7. Salumeria Belsito

1368 Hertel Ave, Buffalo, NY 14216 / (716) 783-9390

Trivia night is from 7pm-9pm, and it takes place every Monday. Everyone is welcome to join the fun and has the chance to win totally awesome prizes.


8. Big Ditch Brewing Company

55 E Huron St, Buffalo, NY 14203 / (716) 854-5050

If you need another reason to go to Big Ditch, they’ll be starting their trivia nights on Mondays at 6pm. Mark your calendars because Trivia at the Tap Room starts September 9th.


9. Sterling Tap & Wurst

1487 Hertel Ave, Buffalo, NY 14216 / (716) 833-1307

Wednesday’s at 8:00pm.


10. Coles

1104 Elmwood Ave, Buffalo, NY 14222 / (716) 886-1449

Wednesday’s at 8:00pm.


11. World of Beer (In the Walden Galleria)

1 Walden Galleria, Cheektowaga, NY 14225 / (716) 683-0947

Come Wednesday’s at 8:00pm for a chance to win some prizes. Also they have certain trivia themed nights according to popular t.v. show trivia.



12. Brennan’s Bowery Bar

4401 Transit Rd, Buffalo, NY 14221 / (716) 633-9630

Trivia time starts on Monday from 8:00pm-10:00pm, but they suggest claiming your spot by 7:30pm. First place wins a $30 gift certificate, Second place wins a $20 gift certificate, and Third place wins a $10 gift certificate. Plus, there are always great beer specials!


13. Alley Cat

199 Allen St, Buffalo, NY 14201 / (716) 235-8215

Trivia night takes place every Wednesday from 7:00pm – 9:00pm ish. First place at half time gets a free round of shots and first place at the end of the game gets a $25 bar tab. Come for a fun time of drinking and play.


14. Resurgence Brewing Company

1250 Niagara St, Buffalo, NY 14213 / (716) 768-6018

Thursday’s at 7:00pm.


15. Hideaway Grille

399 Division St, North Tonawanda, NY 14120 / (716) 694-2710

Monday’s at 8:00pm.


16. Thin Man Brewery

492 Elmwood Ave, Buffalo, NY 14222 / (716) 923-4100

Tuesday’s at 8:00pm.


17. Bar 1818

3139 Sheridan Dr, Amherst, NY 14226 / (716) 398-4502

Thursday’s at 7:00pm.

18. Anchor Bar (Amherst Location)

4300 Maple Road, Amherst / (716) 833-9464

Monday’s at 7:00pm.


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Written by <a href="" target="_self">Courtney Kelly</a>

Written by Courtney Kelly

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