Warm Up With Trivia Nights in St. Matthews

Do your friends always say that you are filled with useless knowledge? Are you a movie buff, know all your state capitols, or a master of the periodic table? If you answered yes to any of these questions or just enjoy an atmosphere filled with a hearty competitive spirit, then you may be a natural trivia buff. Many Louisville pubs hold weekly trivia nights, where one night a week depending on the location, either a live host or television screen, will announce questions and teams of various sizes are challenged to get the correct answers. These trivia nights are becoming increasingly popular among bar-goers of all various age groups and will be an excellent excuse to get out of the house this cold and lonely winter.  

St. Matthews’ own Molly Malone’s Irish Pub holds one of the most popular trivia nights. Tuesday nights from 8pm to 10pm Molly Malone’s Pub Quiz is free to anyone who wants to join in. Along with the trivia, Molly Malone’s offers excellent Irish food including fish and chips, shepherd’s pie, and bangers and mash. Molly Malone’s Irish Pub is located at 3900 Shellbyville Road.

Every Wednesday night starting at 7pm Bluegrass Brewing Company hosts their version of Pub Quiz night. With six rounds of trivia consisting of ten questions in each round, trivia night at BBC promises a full night of fun, good beer, and delicious food. Bluegrass Brewing Company is located at 3929 Shellbyville Road.

DiOrio’s Pizza and Pub is relatively new to the St. Matthews community and serves New York style pizza and sandwiches. Trivia nights are Thursdays starting at 8:30pm and follow the typical six round format. DiOrio’s also hosts karaoke on Saturday nights. DiOrio's Pizza and Pub is located at 310 Wallace Ave.

Mellow Mushroom, one of St. Matthews’ newest and hippest restaurants, hosts Mellow Trivia beginning at 8:30pm on Wednesday nights. Mellow Mushroom has a lengthy craft beer menu and delicious pizza to make your trivia night even more worthwhile. 

St. Matthews is packed full of pubs that offer trivia nights. On any given night you can find a neighborhood bar offering a place for you to expand your mind and challenge your intellectual and competitive spirit.  

If you enjoy trivia nights and become a regular, you may consider joining the league and competing in the tournament. The 2012 tournament, just ended, but next year’s tournament, is being scheduled now. The top ten teams from each bar with a trivia night compete in the tournament and keep score based on 10 point scale. At the end of the tournament the overall point leader wins. For more information on the league or tournament go to www.louisvilletrivia.com.

Trivia nights are a great way to spend time with old friends or are a wonderful way to make new friends. These next few months are going to get cold, so why not escape to a warm bar with good food, friendly people, and a challenging game of trivia.

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