Are you a wealth of random information? Are you competitive? Well, it’s time to put all that stored-up knowledge to the test. We’re rounding up all the best places in the capital city for you and your squad to challenge your trivia-savvy, while still following safety guidelines, of course. Come out on top, and you most likely won’t go home empty-handed. Plus, you’ll earn the best prize of all: Bragging rights.


Market on Main

Tuesday nights are made for outdoor patios, sipping something chilled, and of course, proving you’re the smartest of your crew. Spend your evening at Market on Main’s spacious outdoor patio in the heart of downtown while you play trivia on Soda City’s biggest screen. Whether you’re victorious or fall short, everyone’s a winner because on trivia nights you can snag a mouthwatering MoM burger for half off. 


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Salty Nut Cafe

Put on your thinking cap and head down to Five Points. The Salty Nut Café will be waiting to see if you have what it takes with a bucket of peanuts and refreshing brews at the ready. Be sure to get in some brain food like spicy wings and stacked burgers before you join the festivities with themes like Threat Level Wing Night: The Office Trivia. Rally your team and win, and you can declare yourself “World’s Best Boss.”


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The Grand

Making it halfway through the week always deserves a celebration, and The Grand on Main Street knows how to throw quite the party with their trivia themed nights. Every month, you and your friends can compete against other teams for prizes to see who really knows their stuff on topics like Harry Potter, Game of Thrones, or Disney. If trivia’s not your thing and you’re just tagging along for moral support, no worries! You can still get in on the competition by dressing to impress. Be on the lookout for themed nights with costume contests, because whoever pulls out all the stops and wins best dressed takes home a prize of their own. 


Twisted Spur Brewing

DJ Kevin Snow puts up a fun challenge down in The Vista at the Twisted Spur. 1st through 3rd place wins a prize, and make no mistake, you’re going to have to work for it. So grab your best recruits and prepare to answer questions across a variety of categories, like Taylor Swift, current events, and 90’s pop culture. Work your way to one of the top spots and you could be leaving with a t-shirt, gift card, or even an insulated growler.                               


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River Rat Brewery 

Call ahead to claim your spot for Thursday trivia at River Rat Brewery, presented by Palmetto Trivia. Enjoy wings and beer flights on the breezy outdoor patio while you converse with your team and submit your answers using your phone (Which means no need for a runner, and no contact!). Did we mention that River Rat was voted Best Bar Trivia for Free Times Best of Columbia 2020? 


Swamp Cabbage Brewery

Kick-off your weekend by teaming up with seven of your friends for an evening full of brain puzzlers and locally made brews at Swamp Cabbage Brewery. Secure your spot online, where you can reserve up to two dates in advance and take care of next Friday’s plans. Face your competition at the dog-friendly outdoor dining area, and cheers to your team and your future victory.            


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Before heading out for an evening of fun and games, be sure to check local Covid-19 Protocols and businesses procedures.