The weekends might be prime time for bar hopping and staying out late, but savvy nightlife hotspots are adding weeknight trivia to their calendars to keep the festivities going. Arlington VA trivia happens all over the city each week, making it easy to find a venue that suits your style. Here are some local favorites to try out no matter when you feel the need for some friendly competition.
Rustico, 7 p.m.: Rustico serves up robust food alongside an impressive selection of craft beer. On Sundays, District Trivia hosts a unique trivia format that is made up of nine rounds and allows hosts to hand out bonus points at their whim. Be sure to cap off your evening with a plate of Rustico’s warm donuts and fudge sauce.
Sine Irish Pub, 7 p.m.: Sine’s menu is full of comfort food and classics like Irish breakfasts, corned beef and cabbage, and pot roast. While trivia happens only on Sunday nights, Sine keeps the good times going with happy hours, tap takeovers, and a summer concert series.
Crafthouse, 7:30 p.m.: Crafthouse takes their food and drink seriously and serves craft beer, spirits, and food from the local area. With hundreds of beers available, you can easily find the perfect match for your meal. Burgers are half off on Mondays, making trivia night an affordable outing. Crafthouse also runs a trivia game on Tuesdays alongside their weekly taco special.
Ragtime, 7:30 p.m.: Ragtime lives up to its musical name by hosting live performances every weekend. On Mondays, trade the tunes for a round of District Trivia instead. The venue’s specials change on a weekly basis, though its regular menu of sandwiches and apps can easily fuel you for your game.
Highline RxR, 7 p.m.: If you give up on trivia at Highline RxR, head for the arcade and table games available every night. Highline’s 40 beers on tap complement a menu of American classics, and you can take advantage of the Monday night specialty burger or sandwich each week.
Rhodeside Grill, 7:30 p.m.: Rhodeside has been serving classic bar bites and beer in a cozy setting for 20 years. Specials change on a daily basis, with a rotating selection of seasonal cocktails available as well to make your Tuesday night District Trivia feel like a special occasion.
Board Room, 7 p.m.: Schedule a weekly meeting at Board Room, where the venue’s collection of more than 50 board games usually takes center stage. Every Tuesday, though, these games share the stage with District Trivia. A margarita bar and carefully curated whiskey list are available to complement your trivia snacks.
Dudley’s Sport & Ale, 7 p.m.: Dudley’s is unlike any sports bar you have ever seen before thanks to its roof deck and stadium seating options. Pop in before trivia starts to snag a good table and take advantage of the happy hour specials, where you can fill up on $10 snack baskets and discounted drinks.
Courthaus Social, 7 p.m.: Wednesday night is trivia night in Arlington, and Courthaus Social is one of your many options. The venue offers a varied menu of bar bites and beer garden specialities, including a nice selection of handmade and locally sourced sausages. Relax on the patio before putting on your game face for weekly trivia.
O’Sullivan’s Irish Pub, 7 p.m.: O’Sullivan’s Irish Pub features a dedicated whiskey bar and extensive food menu to make trivia night a party. Happy hour runs until 7:30, so you will have just enough time to grab $6 appetizers like nachos, potato skins, or dingle dots to start your trivia game off right.
William Jeffrey’s Tavern, 7:30 p.m.: At William Jeffrey’s Tavern, you can relax in front of the fireplace, choose a pint from the 16 tap bar, and enjoy a game of trivia on Wednesday nights. The quintessential tavern serves favorites like beer cheese and pretzels, wings, sausage boards, and burgers. For dessert, try the ice cream flight or Nutella chocolate lava souffle.
Quinn’s on the Corner, 7 p.m.: Quinn’s calls itself Rosslyn’s favorite sports bar for a reason. With plenty of TVs and a new weekly trivia game, there is always something happening at this neighborhood joint. Split a signature pizza or party platter with your team for a satisfying meal regardless of the game’s outcome.
Bar Bao, 7 p.m.: For a different trivia experience, stop by Bar Bao on Thursday nights. The Asian fusion restaurant offers a menu comprising of sushi, dumplings, and of course, a wide selection of signature bao buns with pork belly, shrimp, and other tasty fillings for your trivia game meal.