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Best Trivia Nights In Baltimore

April 3, 2014 6:00 AM

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When you head out for trivia night, you want to have fun with friends, meet new people and show off all of that so-called “useless” knowledge. Think of creative team names, score points and save big on food and drink deals at these Baltimore-area bars and restaurants that host trivia night throughout the week.

MaGerk’s
1061 S. Charles St.
Baltimore, Md. 21230
(410) 576-9230
www.magerks.com/baltimore

Date: Mondays at 8 p.m.

Federal Hill is the place to go for a fun night and MaGerk’s is the hub for trivia madness. This laid-back sports bar was opened in 2000 by two brothers from Philadelphia. Stop by on Monday nights for trivia from 8 to 10 p.m. where there are prizes each round plus a final grand prize. While playing, you can enjoy $2 domestic beers and half-priced munchies like mozzarella sticks, chicken fingers, sweet potato fries, crab pretzels and more. Indulge in Philly’s famous cheese steaks, as well as soups, salads, burgers, sandwiches and even sushi. Out in the county, the Bel Air location hosts free Pub Trivia Tuesday nights at 7 p.m.

Sláinte Irish Pub and Restaurant
1700 Thames St.
Baltimore, Md. 21231
(410) 563-6600
www.slaintepub.com

Date: Wednesdays at 8 p.m.

Representing the Fells Point area, Sláinte Irish Pub overlooks the harbor and helps you get over the hump of the week with trivia night Wednesdays at 8 p.m., hosted by Charm City Trivia. The fun and savings don’t stop there. Wednesdays are also lobster night, with $13 lobster rolls, as well as Service Industry Night (SIN) so that those who work in the service industry receive 25 percent off their check from 9 p.m. to closing. Don’t forget to visit to watch soccer, rugby and more of your favorite sports in an enthusiastic atmosphere. Sláinte serves themed food like corned beef hash, Scotch eggs, Guinness onion soup, fish n’ chips, bangers and mash and corned beef and cabbage in addition to the usual pub fare.

Canton’s Portside Tavern
2821 O’Donnell St.
Baltimore, Md. 21224
(410) 522-7678
www.portsidetavern.com

Date: Tuesdays at 7 p.m.

This unassuming corner bar by Canton Square has been serving the community for 10 years. Upon entering, you’ll find upscale food paired with a casual atmosphere and friendly service. Take a break during the week to attend trivia night every Tuesday at 7 p.m., which comes with half-priced mussels and drink specials. Stop by for live music on Wednesday and Friday nights.

Hightopps Backstage Grille
2306 York Road
Timonium, Md. 21093
(410) 560-7101
www.hightoppsbackstagegrille.com

Date: Tuesdays at 7 p.m.

In north Baltimore County is a very fun, laid-back restaurant locally owned by residents of Timonium, with both indoor seating and an outdoor deck for partying. Located north of the Maryland State Fairgrounds, Hightopps is more than just a place to go after events at the Fairgrounds. It also hosts trivia Tuesdays from 8 to 10 p.m. with half-priced appetizers. Best of all, you can enjoy live music, pool tables, large televisions and food and drink specials every single day.

Related: Best Trivia Bars In Baltimore

Union Jack’s
10400 Little Patuxent Parkway
Columbia, Md. 21044
(410) 740-5225
www.unionjackscolumbia.com

Date: Mondays at 8 p.m.

You’ll feel like you’ve traveled across the Atlantic Ocean when you step into Union Jack’s in the heart of Columbia. This restaurant and bar features a fusion of British and American dishes for brunch, lunch and dinner. Participate in a free Pub Quiz by Trivia Kings each Monday at 8 p.m. with half-priced burgers and $3 select beers. Not only are there prizes for first, second and third place, but $50 to the winner and grand prizes for season winners. Just remember to make a reservation. Continue the fun in the billiard and dart room. While you can listen to live music every Saturday, and disc jockeys Thursday through Saturday nights, there is also quiet dining, a cozy lounge with a fireplace and an outdoor patio and bar for the warm summer months.

Pam Smith graduated from Penn State with a B.A. in English and a passion for writing. Her adaptive nature led her to work in the scientific, energy supply, and business industries while writing on a multitude of topics for various online media. Pam currently resides in Baltimore County. Her work can be found at Examiner.com.

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