by Nick Horn
For St. Louisans dismayed at the season break of their favorite television shows and the ennui that traditionally accompanies it, some other brand of affordable evening entertainment is clearly in order. Luckily, our fair city is awash in opportunities to show off all that otherwise useless knowledge crowding up your cranium.
As a service to those who've recently found themselves sitting around, staring at the walls, we've created a list of more than 40 trivia nights in and around the city to keep you entertained pretty much any night of the week, regardless what part of town you happen to be in.
Our list follows. Did we miss something good? Let us know in the comments section.
Sunday The weekend's drawing to a close and you don't feel like vegging out in front of some reruns while you steel yourself for the coming week. Instead, you can head out to the lone Sunday trivia night in town. Llywelyn's Pub - Soulard (1732 Ninth Street; 314-436-3255)
Monday The week's just begun, but you're already feeling like it's time to go out and flaunt your intellectual superiority. Luckily for you, Monday's one of the best nights to find some trivia around town. Gather up a few of your smartest friends and prepare to win a few free drinks at one of these trivia nights.
Anheuser-Busch Biergarten (12th and Lynch Street; 314-577-2626)
Blue Sky Tower Grill (1034 S Brentwood Boulevard; 314-726-2583)
The Crow's Nest (7336 Manchester Road; 314-781-0989)
Harry's (2144 Market Street; 314-421-6969)
Helen Fitzgerald's (3650 S Lindbergh Boulevard; 314-984-0026)
Highway 61 Roadhouse and Kitchen (34 S Old Orchard Avenue; 314-968-0061)
Joey B's on the Hill (2524 Hampton Avenue; 314-645-7300)
O'Leary's Restaurant and Pub (3828 South Lindbergh Boulevard #118; 314-842-7678)
The Shaved Duck (2900 Virginia Avenue; 314-776-1407)
Syberg's Gravois (7802 Gravois Road; 314-832-3560)
West End Grill and Pub (354 N Boyle Avenue; 314-531-4607);
The Wood (2733 Sutton Boulevard; 314-781-4607)
Tuesday Tuesdays, likewise, are rife with opportunities to show off your wealth of frivolous knowledge all over the city. Check out these bars for a little Tuesday trivia.
The Dubliner (1025 Washington Avenue; 314-421-4300)
Felix's (6401 Clayton Avenue; 314-645-6565)
The Heavy Anchor (5226 Gravois Avenue; 314-352-5226)
Humphrey's (3700 Laclede Avenue; 314-535-0700)
International Tap House - Soulard (1711 S 9th Street; 314-621-4333)
The Mack (4615 Macklind Avenue; 314-832-8199)
Meyer's Grove (4510 Manchester Avenue; 314-932-7003)
Nellie Glenn's (6109 Gravois Avenue; 314-457-8766)
Scottish Arms (8 S Sarah Street; 314-535-0551)
Stacked STL (7637 Ivory, 314-544-4900)
Tom's Bar and Grill (20 S Euclid Avenue; 314-367-4900)
Van Goghz Martini Bar & Bistro (3200 Shenandoah Avenue; 314-865-3345)
Wednesday You're halfway to the weekend, and all the way to the biggest trivia night of the week in St. Louis. With sixteen trivia nights going on around the city, you'd be hard pressed not to find one in your neck of the woods.
Amsterdam Tavern (3175 Morgan Ford Road; 314-772-8224)
CBGB (3163 S Grand Boulevard; 314-776-3756)
The Gramophone (4243 Manchester Avenue; 314-531-5700)
Great Grizzly Bear (1027 Geyer Avenue; 314-231-0444)
Halo Bar (6161 Delmar Boulevard; 314-726-6161)
Llywelyn's Pub - Central West End (4747 McPherson Avenue; 314-361-3003)
Market Pub House (6655 Delmar Boulevard; 314-727-8880)
Mike Duffy's - Richmond Heights (6662 Clayton Road; 314-644-3700)
Morgan Street Brewery (721 N Second Street; 314-231-9970)
O'Shay's Pub (4353 Manchester Avenue; 314-932-5232)
Pepper's Grill & Bar (5452 Gravois Avenue; 314-352-9909)
The Post Sports Bar & Grill (7372 Manchester Road; 314-645-1109)
SOHA Bar and Grill (2605 Hampton Avenue; 314-802-7877)
Southtown Pub (3707 S Kingshighway Boulevard; 314-832-9009)
Trueman's Place (1818 Sidney Street; 314-865-5900)
Three Monkeys (3153 Morgan Ford Road; 314-772-9800)
Turn the page for more trivia nights toward the week's end.
Thursday You're in the homestretch. The weekend is almost here, but if you need a little tipsy trivia to hold you over, these six bars are your best chance.
Anthonino's Taverna (2225 Macklind Avenue; 314-773-4455)
Capitalist Pig (2727 S 12th Street; 314-772-1180)
HandleBar (4127 Manchester Avenue; 314-652-2212)
International Tap House - Central West End (16 S Euclid Avenue; 314-367-4827)
Tigin Irish Pub (333 Washington Avenue; 314-241-8666)
Tower Pub (3234 Morgan Ford Road; 314-771-7979)
Friday & Saturday
Though you won't be able to flex your trivia muscles at any of the bars around town on Friday or Saturday nights, St. Louis has a near-freakish abundance of one-off weekend trivia nights around town benefiting various nonprofits -- so many, in fact, that NPR even dedicated a piece to it. So if the 40-something trivia nights happening around town throughout the week aren't enough to satisfy your itch for trivia, check out this list of upcoming weekend trivia nights benefiting various non-profits in the St. Louis area.
Did we miss your favorite night? Don't bitch about it; let us know and we'll add it to the post.
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