Quiz Your Friends at a Hudson Valley Trivia Night

Trivia, beer, food, and prizes all in one place? What more could you ask for?


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Are you looking for a way to spend a weeknight with a group of friends? Test your knowledge with free trivia nights that are sure to add excitement to the work week. At these events, which take place everywhere from community bars to quirky bookstore/pub combos, participants have the chance to win gift cards, free drinks, and more. Even if you don’t win, you’ll have a great time competing. Who knows, you may even learn something new.   

 

 

Hudson Valley Magazine intern Nicolette Sblano (back center) plays trivia at Groggers with friends / Photo by Dave Strickland

 

Groggers Bar & Grill 

1112 Dutchess Tpke, Poughkeepsie 
Thursdays 7:30 p.m. 

Awesome food and trivia are where it’s at on Thursday nights. Hudson Valley Trivia features three rounds with a final question at the end of each round. Be the first one to buzz in and get a chance to earn points for your team. The team with the most points at the end of the game will win a $25 gift card to Groggers, while the second-place group will win a $15 gift card. Enjoy one of the many appetizers, burgers, or sandwiches while playing the competitive game. Oh, and you can’t forget to try one of the 28 brews on tap, including varieties from Bull and Barrel and Angry Orchard.  

 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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All City Grill  

643 Rte 82, Lagrangeville 
Thursdays 8 p.m. 

Watch Thursday night football, eat some wings, drink a beer, and enjoy pub trivia with Simon from WRRV every Thursday night. There is no buzzer in this game, so everyone has a chance to answer the questions. There are 10 questions in each of the three rounds. Teams write the answers down on a piece of paper, then turn them in after each round. The best part is that the top three teams win gift cards to All City Grill. First place gets $15, second earns $10, and third wins $5.  

 

Bailey’s Café 

37 Phila St, Saratoga Springs  
Mondays 7:30 p.m.  

The start of the work week can put a damper on your day, but trivia hosted by Trivia Nights Live can turn that around. The games at Bailey’s have 20 questions. The harder the question, the more points you earn. If you don’t know an answer, write down "skip" so you don’t lose points for an incorrect answer. You get two skips per game. On the last question, the host announces the category. Every team places a bet against their own score, then hands it in and answers the question. The team with the most points wins the prize. In addition, there are Beer-and-Burger Mondays, during which you can enjoy your choice of a draft beer and a signature burger for $14.  

 

 

Keegan Ales 

20 St James St, Kingston 
Tuesdays 7 p.m.   

Do you love craft beer and trivia? Look no further than Keegan Ales. This brewery has trivia every Tuesday night hosted by Andre from Trivia Break. Topics include music, sports, pop culture, history, TV, and everything in between. Teams of one to six players play for free rounds of drinks, gift cards, and what they call “bar swag.” 

 

Newburgh Brewing Company 

88 Colden St, Newburgh 
Wednesdays 7:30 p.m.  

Are you a fan of craft IPAs and trivia? Then Newburgh Brewing’s tap room is your destination on Wednesday nights. There are three rounds of trivia. If you win round one or two, your team gets a free round of drinks. The team with the highest score wins a $40 gift card to the brewery. This is one of the hardest trivia games around town, so be prepared to test your knowledge. 

 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Trivia win! Thanks guys

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Spotty Dog Books & Ale 

440 Warren St, Hudson 
Every other Tuesday 6:30 p.m. 

This funky little place hosts a bi-weekly trivia night. Teams of one to four people compete in four rounds of 15 questions, followed by four bonus questions. The team that comes out on top gets a bar tab on the house. Talk about enticing!  

 

Orange County Choppers Café 

14 Crossroads Court, Newburgh 
Mondays 7:30 p.m.  

You don’t have to be into motorcycles to enjoy Monday nights here. Hudson Valley Trivia hosts Monday funday trivia nights. You must be fast on your buzzer to earn points for your team. Each game has three rounds, and the team with the most points at the end of game takes home a $25 gift card to the café. Second place gets a $15 gift card and third place wins a $10 gift card.  

 

 

Roscoe Beer Company  

145 Rockland Rd, Roscoe  
Tuesdays 6 p.m.   

Mondays can be rough, but make your Tuesday nights better with trivia at the best craft brewery in New York, according to the Craft Beer Challenge. Enjoy a variety of beers while playing a competitive game of trivia. Registration starts at 6 p.m. and the first question is at 6:30. May the best team win!   

 

2 Alices Coffee Lounge 

311 Hudson St ,Cornwall on Hudson 
Thursdays 8 p.m.  

If you are a coffee connoisseur and want to play a low-key game of trivia, this is your place on Thursday nights. Enjoy small bites to eat like a bagel with a variety of spreads and toppings, a muffin with butter, even a bowl of mac and cheese. Pair your food with one of the many drink options: coffee, espresso, lattes, teas, and smoothies. 2 Alices even offers Newburgh Brewing cream ale and a few wine options by the glass or by the bottle. Also, trivia is only offered at the Cornwall location, not the Newburgh one.  

 

 

Cousins Ale Works 

1582 Rte 9, Wappingers Falls 
Fridays 7 p.m.  

Come thirsty, hungry, and ready to put your knowledge to the test. There is no messing around with trivia at Cousins Ale Works. If your team wins you will have a place on the wall until you are defeated. Enjoy beer specials all night, including $4 pints of the lemon zest summer ale and pub food by chef Stef that is sure to impress.  

 

McGillicuddy’s  

84 Main St, New Paltz 
Wednesdays 9 p.m. 

This Irish pub is home to trivia night in the college town of New Paltz. Get a $1 off draft beers all night and answer questions about music, TV, sports, history, science, and much more. The weekly event is hosted by Hudson Valley Trivia. Gift cards will be up for grabs, so round up a few of your friends, enjoy a couple beers, and be prepared to hit that buzzer.  

 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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The Olde English Pub 

683 Broadway, Albany 
Tuesdays 7 p.m. 

This British eatery is the perfect place for a game of trivia. The weekly event is hosted by Geeks Who Drink. Topics include anything from celebrities to TV to word play. You can play in teams of up to six people and, if your team wins, you get bragging rights and bar cash. In addition to awesome trivia, players can enjoy one of the pub's British beers on tap, including Fuller’s, Samuel Smith, Boddington’s, and much more. The food menu combines English specialties with American staples. You can order anything from a classic cheeseburger to crab croquettes. During the last round of trivia, indulge in a Chocolate Guinness Cupcake, topped with a fluffy Bailey’s cream cheese frosting. Even if you lose the game, the sugar will pick up your spirits.   

 

Amici’s  

35 Main St, Poughkeepsie 
Thursdays 8 p.m. 

This restaurant, lounge, and pizzeria is home to trivia with a spin. Quiz Quad Thursdays combines bingo and trivia into one fast pace game. You can play in teams, but everyone gets his or her own bingo board. Instead of numbers, answers to trivia questions are placed randomly on each of the boards. Not every card is the same, so you must know the answer, but it also must be on your card. The first person to yell bingo with the correct answers wins for his or her team. The game is fun for both rookie and avid trivia players that want to try something new.  


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