Five bars that put your brainpower to the test with trivia nights

05:00 AM, Dec 13, 2012

Scotland Yard Pub, 187 St. Paul St., give you a chance to test your brain power during trivia night. (Gretchen Lee Carletta)/


Written By Jinelle Shengulette

Do you happen to know how many moons Saturn has? Or the year the zipper was invented? There is one place where such useless information can finally shine — trivia nights at local bars. We’ve compiled a list of places where you can let out your inner nerd and possibly win a prize in the process.

The Old Toad

1 One trivia night per week won’t do for this authentic British pub, which holds trivia nights on Mondays and Jeopardy nights on Sundays. It’s free to play on Mondays, when the prizes include a six-pack of beer or a bottle of wine; on Sundays, it’s $5 per team (of two to four players) to enter, and cash prizes are awarded. The fun starts at 9 p.m. on Sundays and 9:30 p.m. on Mondays.

Location: 277 Alexander St.

More info: (585) 232-2626 or theoldtoad.com.

Jeremiah’s Tavern

2 The bar area fills up quickly on Tuesday nights at Jeremiah’s, thanks to trivia night. The game is played on a first-come, first-served basis and space is limited, so you might want to show up before the game gets started at 8 p.m. Prizes usually include Jeremiah’s gift cards. Genny 12 Horse pitchers are always $7 at the bar.

Location: 1104 Monroe Ave.

More info: (585) 461-1313 or jeremiahstavern.com.

Scotland Yard Pub

3 Boost trivia-night brainpower at Scotland Yard Pub on Wednesdays with $3.50 pints of Three Heads Brewing’s The Kind IPA. Prizes include gift cards and gag gifts and change weekly. The games run from 8 p.m. to 10 p.m., and you can sign up as early as 7:30 p.m.

Location: 187 St Paul St.

More info: (585) 730-5030 or scotlandyardpub.com.

Dragonfly Tavern

4 Stop by Dragonfly on Tuesday nights to play trivia and win prizes, including gift cards and more. Tuesday specials include $2.50 Blue and Blue Light pints all night and 50 cent wings from 5 p.m. to 10 p.m.

Location: 725 Park Ave.

More info: (585) 563-6333 or dragonflytavern.com.

TC Hooligans

5 Radio personality John DiTullio of Sports 1280 WHTK hosts a sports trivia night every Monday at TC Hooligans in Greece. Trivia begins between 8:30 and 9 p.m., usually during the first commercial break of the Monday night football game. Prizes may include tickets to local sporting events, movie tickets and more.

Location: 134 Greece Ridge Center Drive.

More info: (585) 225-7180 or www.tchooligans.com.