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Top 5 trivia nights in Phoenix

Written by Niki D'Andrea Category: Culture Issue: August 2015
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At the bar of British Open Pub (photo courtesy thebritishopenpub.com)What's usually free, fun and potentially profitable? Trivia nights at local bars, of course. There are dozens of places around the Valley to flex your frontal lobes while downing libations. Here are our five favorites.

5. The Hungry Monk
On Tuesdays, the Team Trivia company heads to The Hungry Monk in Chandler, where patrons imbibing local craft brews in booths compete to win prizes of $30, $20 and $10 for first, second and third place, respectively. There are no bells and whistles to the event, but the Monk's rotating beer selection on 28 taps makes this a popular pop-quiz location for East Valley folk.

4. Boulders on Broadway
Tempe staple Boulders on Broadway hosts some of the oldest and longest-running Team Trivia nights in town, along with its sister bar, Spokes on Southern. Hit up Boulders with your headiest friends on Tuesdays, Saturdays and Sundays for a chance to work $20, $15 or $10 off your bar tab.

3. British Open Pub
Reservations are recommended if you want to take part in Tuesday Team Trivia nights at the British Open Pub in Scottsdale. While munching fish and chips or guzzling a Guinness, guests can win money off their bar tabs. Given the festive vibes and 11 terrific taps always on pour here, everyone's a winner.

2. Crescent Ballroom
Sunday nights are pretty special around Crescent Ballroom in Downtown Phoenix: Trivia is preceded by music in lounge, accompanied by $2 cans of PBR and $4 cans of Four Peaks beer, and awarded with prizes including concert tickets, bar tabs, beer kozies and random grab bags.

1. Rose & Crown
British-style pub Rose & Crown, in Downtown Phoenix's Heritage Square, hosts trivia on Wednesday nights, and the place is packed by 6:30 p.m. Games start at 7, but the night's so popular it really behooves you to arrive early – to both nab a good seat, and to enjoy the last gasp of happy hour and its $3.50 drafts and well drinks. The first, second and third place teams take home gift cards for $35, $25 and $15, respectively.