If you’re looking for an excuse to make your way out on a weeknight, Milwaukee’s trivia scene provides the perfect reason to do so. Free and accompanied by some smart deals, our trivia picks hit the jackpot.
Located on Marquette’s campus, Caffrey’s Pub makes a case for the Mondays with trivia at 9 p.m. Test your knowledge while back in college (or at the bars at least).
Location: 717 N. 16th St.
Deals: $3 Long Islands, Big A$$ Beers and Bacardi mixers, $2 shots (Jägermeister, Jameson, SoCo lime, Evan Williams Fire)
Putz down to Puddler’s Hall at 7 p.m. for a chance to win big in trivia with a first place gift card starting at $25. Take in your historic surroundings while scoring some serious points.
Location: 2461 S. St. Clair St.
Deals: $3 lakefront IPA
Camp out at Camp Bar while tallying up trivia points! Cozy up next to the fire with a drink in hand and start playing at 8 p.m.
Location: Multiple locations
Deals: $6 Tito’s Miltown Mules, $12/$14 on pitchers
If you’re looking to test your knowledge away from the bar, head to Colectivo Lakefront to enjoy views and their Colectivo Keg Co. brews. Weather permitting, trivia starts at 7.
Location: 1701 N. Lincoln Memorial Dr.
Deals: You can bring your dog!
Head to McGillycuddy’s at 8 p.m. to show off your stuff and enjoy a Reuben… or two!
Location: 1135 N. Water St.
Deals: $4 Smirnoff doubles, $4 deep eddy doubles, $7 domestic pitches, $5 Reubens and Rachels (all day)
Trivia starts at Flannery’s Bar and Restaurant at 7:30 p.m. with some Taco Tuesday deals you won’t want to miss. Viva trivia!
Location: 425 E. Wells St.
Deals: $2 tacos, $4 Margaritas and Mexican Cervezas, $3.50 Milagro shots, $4 bottles
If you have extra quarters left over from laundry day, O’Lydias offers 50-cent wings on Wednesday nights. Trivia starts at 8, so don’t be late for a chance to win bar tabs and other prizes!
Location: 338 S. 1st St.
Deals: 50-cent wings, 50 cents off tap beers
Celebrate hump day at World of Beer with trivia at 7 p.m. There are prizes to be won, so get a crew, get to Tosa and have some fun!
Location: 418 N. Mayfair Rd.
Deals: Win prizes!
Pair tradition and trivia at the Milwaukee Brat House. The self-proclaimed professional drinking establishment caters to the charisma needed to win a good old-fashioned game of trivia.
Location: 1013 N. Old World 3rd St.
Deals: $2 pairs of Schlitz, $4 Schlitz lunchboxes
Quench your thirst (and tastebuds!) on Thursdays at The Loaded Slate with trivia from 8-10 p.m. The taco and tequila deals make for terrific brain food.
Location: 1137 N. Old World 3rd St.
Deals: $2 specialty tacos, $3 Mexican beers, $3 Tequila shots
What pairs better with trivia than poutine? Nothing! Build your own at Red Lion Pub at 8 p.m. on Thursdays while you use your intelligence to win big.
Location: 1850 N. Water St.
Deals: $6 Jameson, Altos and Absolut Mixers, $3 shots of Jameson, Altos and Absolut