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  • Writer's pictureJarnard Sutton

Nardcast picks: Our favorite spots for trivia

So you think you’re smarter than a 5th grader? We’ll see after a few beers! We’ve compiled a list of the best places around San Diego to test your smarts and your liver. These free, hosted trivia nights are so fun, they’ll have you thinking you won the *cue Alex Trebek voice* Daily Double every Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday night! Here are our picks.

True North Tavern

Enjoy drink deals and football almost as much as pub trivia? In North Park, start your week off on a competitive note with Monday Trivia Night at True North Tavern. Hosted by America’s Finest Trivia, this pub game will put your knowledge to the test starting at 7:30 p.m. Show off your smarts and battle it out in teams for prizes while enjoying $4 drinks specials, such as Jameson and Fat Tire, 7:00 p.m. until close. Friends aren’t trivia buffs? Bring them along to play games of Pool, Cornhole and Jumbo Jenga.

3815 30th St., North Park. (619) 291-3815 or

Pacific Beach Alehouse

Start your weekend off right and visit Pacific Beach Alehouse on Monday for their trivia night extravaganza. At 9:00 p.m. be ready for a battle of the wits and $5 Jameson and Jager. Not to mention, you can feed your brain all night with their $4 Bud Light bottles deal. Together with Pacific Beach locals, trivia night helps turn the most dreaded day of the week into a night of fun.

721 Grand Ave., Pacific Beach. (858) 581-2337 or

Common Theory Public House

Common Theory Public House may be known for their huge selection of craft beer, but they also host a mean game of pub trivia every Tuesday! Hosted by Sunset Trivia, this test of wits starts at 8:00 p.m. and features awesome prizes for first and second place winners. The only thing that could make a night like that better is ordering one of their over 30 brews on tap!

4805 Convoy St., Kearney Mesa. (858) 384-7974 or

Woodstock's Pizza

Woodstock’s Pizza feeds your need for good beer, cheesy pizza and a whole lot of knowledge-filled fun! If you’re on El Cajon Boulevard on Tuesday night, head to Woodstock’s and sign-up you and your buddies for some boisterous, trivia fun starting at 7:30 p.m. There will be awesome prizes for the winners and Happy Hour specials for all participating teams! Or, if you are in Pacific Beach join Woodstock’s for trivia on Thursdays! Signups start at 8:30 p.m. and there are pitcher specials for teams of two-six people.

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Barrel Republic

Visit Barrel Republic in both Oceanside and Pacific Beach for a brain awakening every Tuesday! Hosted by Sunset Trivia, their trivia nights start at 7:00 p.m. and feature prizes for the top winners. After putting your wits to the test, reward yourself with a late night Happy Hour at the Pacific Beach location and get 20% off your favorite brews, starting at 9:00 p.m. Everyone is a winner with this kind of deal!

Feed your brain, your stomach and your thirst! Spice up your week with beer and food specials and a whole lot of team-trivia madness!

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