PVD Nightlife: Prove Your Trivia Cred

Fuel your brain with pizza and beer to claim the title of Providence's smartest geek


Pizza is pretty much considered brain food, so it makes sense that the fun and funky joint Pizza J would host a quiz night on Wednesdays for the Geeks Who Drink – a homegrown pub quiz trivia modeled after those in Ireland and the UK. With categories like Celebrities in Trouble, Wordplay and Bad Television, you and your team will alternate between vocal, audio and visual rounds while shielding the smack talk from the quizmaster and washing down slices with beers. Bar cash and free pints are in it for the winners, along with street cred for knowing the most random facts. 967 Westminster Street

Brutopia, home to 15 in-house batched brews and second home to the Geeks Who Drink, revs their Tuesday night pub quiz nights with the Geeks by playing music between spoken and visual rounds and offering restaurant gift cards to the winners. Plus, any time you leave the bar with a growler of craft beer you’ve already won. 505 Atwood Avenue, Cranston

The luck of the Irish may actually be on your side when you walk through the doors of McBride’s Pub for Wednesday trivia night. A variation of puzzle and music rounds, this fun event offers great prizes, which include restaurant gift cards, PawSox tickets and free apps. 161 Wayland Avenue

As longtime trivia night pros, Wild Colonial’s pub quizzes happen every other Sunday, and are entirely homegrown and self-written to always include a local category, and encourage discussion and debate among teammates. In other words, they ain’t easy. The prizes range from Revs or Sox tickets to festival passes and beer swag. 250 South Water Street

Think while you drink at one of Providence’s best sports bars and pool halls. Thursday night trivia at Snookers puts your brain to the test while giving your stomach something to be celebrate along with drink specials and half-price sliders. 53 Ashburton Street

As if you needed another reason to eat tacos, now you can enjoy those little bundles of culinary perfection while testing your knowledge for prizes and scoring great drink specials on Thursday nights at DJ Taco Trivia at The Rosendale. 55 Union Street

Trade the modern comforts of your couch for the retro ambience of an outdoor trailer park lounge. Ogie’s Trailer Park’s homage to mid-century America not only serves a unique atmosphere but also hosts Tuesday night pop culture Trivia Nights, with swag for participants and cash prizes. 1155 Westminster Street

No need to stay quiet in the library when it’s the Great Pub Quiz night at the Providence Anthenaeum. Grab a team and compete for ultimate bragging rights as a quizmaster provides questions from categories like Notorious Spy Friendships and Presidential Statuaries to Famous Food in Film and Television. ‘Gansetts and pizza are provided for brain food. 251 Benefit Street