We know that it takes a lot of time and energy to learn pertinent facts in order to win trivia nights at your favorite bar or pub. Why not reward yourself and visit a place where you can win cash, prizes and gifts? Check out these DC area bars that feature the coolest prizes for trivia night.

83926787 2 Bars with the Coolest Prizes for Trivia Night in the DC Area

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The Pour House
319 Pennsylvania Ave. Southeast
Washington, DC 20003
(202) 546-0779

Price: Free to play
Hours: Tuesday Nights at 7:30 p.m.

Show off your trivia smarts at the Pour House on Tuesday nights and you could win yourself a discounted bar tab. Come before the game starts at 7:30 p.m. and enjoy happy hour specials, like discounted rail drinks and buckets of beer for $15. In addition, this neighborhood sports tavern features daily food and drink specials, more than 15 high definition, flat screen televisions and a game room equipped with skeeball, dart boards, arcade games, shuffleboard and much more. Head upstairs and enjoy the Top of the Hill, a bar and traditional martini lounge.

Front Page
1333 New Hampshire Ave.
Washington, DC 20036
(202) 296-6500

Price: Free to play
Hours: Tuesday Nights at 8 p.m.

At the Front Page Restaurant and Grille, you and your friends can answer questions about pop culture and current events plus enjoy half-priced burgers and $5 Crush cocktails every Tuesday night starting at 8 p.m. Unlike other trivia nights that feature simply trivia questions, the Front Page hosts Trivia Tryst which features outgoing hosts and music in between questions to help keep the mood festive and fun. The winning team receives gift certificates for various venues as well as other prizes. The Front Page features daily food and drink specials as well as popular DJs and dancing Friday and Saturday nights.

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Union Jacks
4238 Wilson Blvd.
Arlington, VA 22203
(703) 778-3568

Price: Free to play
Hours: Monday Nights at 8 p.m.

Win cold hard cash, free pints of beer and other prizes every Monday night at Union Jacks. Trivia starts at 8 p.m. but Union Jacks asks that you try to arrive no later than 7:30 p.m. Featuring Trivia Kings, the largest brand of pub quiz providers in the area and the only live trivia company that electronically stores scores and standings, you can log online and see where your team stands among other teams in the DC area. At the end of each season, Union Jacks hosts an invitational championship event where teams compete for cash and prizes worth $1,000. Reservations are required and can be made online.

DC Improv
1140 Connecticut Ave. Northwest
Washington, DC 20036
(202) 296-7008

Price: Free to play
Hours: Wednesday Nights doors open at 6:30 p.m., Trivia begins at 7 p.m.

Come for the trivia and stay for the show. Happy Hour Trivia Night is back at the DC Improv. On Wednesday nights, enjoy happy hour food and drink specials, funny videos and other trivia night surprises. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. and trivia starts at 7 p.m. Teams who come in first through third place enjoy bar discounts as well as a free basket of chips and salsa. Be sure to check out who’s performing on the main stage after the game. Upcoming special guests include Norm MacDonald, Charlie Murphy, Todd Glass and Gilbert Gottfried. Trivia teams are restricted to no more than eight people. Reservations are required.

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The Looking Glass Lounge
3634 Georgia Ave. Northwest
Washington, DC 20010
(202) 722-7669

Price: Free to play
Hours: Tuesday Nights at 8 p.m.

Spend Tuesday nights in this vibrantly-lit dive bar and you could win up to $60 off your bar tab. Prizes are also awarded to the team with the most creative name. Trivia night starts at 8 p.m. The trivia rounds include audio, academic, pop culture and cheesy movie questions as well as an engaging and entertaining host. The Looking Glass Lounge also features food and drink specials, including Whiskey Wednesdays, and DJs and dancing on Thursday, Friday and Saturday nights. The venue also hosts live musical acts, dance parties and other exciting events.

Susan Diranian is a freelance writer living in Ashburn, VA. She is covering Travel & Outdoors. Her work can be found at Examiner.com.

Comments (2)
  1. TrivWorks says:

    A special trivia night we helped produce at Top of the Hill hosted by The Economist this past November went especially well – terrific venue, glad to see it on this list!

  2. Ghosts of DC says:

    I’d still love to pull together a local DC history trivia night … I’m sure there’s a fair bit of interest in that.

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