- Emma Rogers
- The Iron Goat’s trivia is one of the more difficult in town.
Sunday is the day of rest, and trivia nights in these parts are no exception. We found six nights of quizzical entertainment in the area of varying degrees. There are trivia nights for the young and old, the pop-culture buffs, the history gurus and the current events junkies. Check out a fraction of area trivia nights below. And if you hear of a Sunday night trivia, let us know!
Monday Bon Bon's tiny cafe bar attached to the Garland Theater is one option for Monday evenings. When the weather's nice, the crowd spills out onto the patio. Trivia starts at 7, and the three rounds typically run until 8:30-ish. The emcee picks a new theme each week, typically based on one of the movies playing at the theater. They give away prizes (usually free appetizers) after each round and a the big winner gets a gift card or half off their tab or something, says general manager Tana Brunson. Questions tend to run "on the difficult end," she adds. 7 pm; 926 W. Garland Ave.
Tuesday As far as questions go, we give Nectar Wine and Beer a middle-of-the-road rating for difficulty. As far as taco bars go, we give it a yeah-I'm-goin'-back-for-seconds. In case you missed it, that's trivia, drinks and a taco bar, usually. (If there's no taco bar that week, order a pie from the pizza place next door.) And they have couches and comfy chairs. It's like they thought of everything. 7 pm; 1331 W. Summit Pkwy.
Wednesday Some of the greatest thinkers have fancied a little whiskey to get the juices flowing. From Hemingway, Faulkner and Twain to '50s-era actress Ava Gardner, Lady Gaga and presidential hopeful Hillary Clinton. So take heed, and enjoy half off all whiskey, bourbon and Scotch during Enoteca's Whiskey Wednesday, conveniently held during their weekly trivia night. Trivia starts at 7 and goes till 9. Prizes are awarded after each of the three rounds, and $10 gift cards go to each member of the winning team. Questions lean a little easier than some other trivia nights. 7 pm; 702 N. Spokane St., Post Falls, Idaho
Thursday Looking for the most difficult trivia around? Iron Goat Brewing Company is generally considered the honors section of local trivia nights, and that's how emcee Isaac Jensen likes it. "It's very much intentional," he says. "In the first year I developed a reputation for having a more challenging trivia, and I feel like people like more of a challenge. Worst case scenario, you get to drink good beer." The format is four rounds of 10 questions, and one jeopardy round, where teams wager their points based on one question. Winners get 20 percent off their tab and a voucher for half off a pint next time. 6:30 pm; 1302 W. 2nd Ave.
Press; 8:30 pm
Prohibition Gastropub; 6 pm
Fieldhouse Pizza & Pub; 7 pm
The Globe; 8 pm
Rico's Public House; 7 pm
MickDuff's Brewing Company; 7 pm
The Backyard Public House; 8 pm
Checkerboard Bar; 8 pm (followed by open mic comedy)
Flamin' Joe's; 8 pm (Spokane Valley location); 7 pm (North Spokane location)
Morty's Tap & Grille; 7 pm
The Boiler Room; 8:30 pm
nYne Bar & Bistro; 6:30 pm
Soulful Soups & Spirits Lounge; 7 pm
Adelo's Pizza, Pasta & Pints; 8 pm
Pacific Avenue Pizza; 8 pm