Pop Quiz: Did you know that January 4th is recognized as National Trivia Day? Now that you do, you can add this unique holiday to your list of little-known facts that seem useless until Trivia Night rolls around! Every week, different venues across the Central Coast host fun evenings of team-based Trivia competitions, so if you’re a self-proclaimed know-it-all, these spots are for you! Grab some friends and test your knowledge at the following places to celebrate National Trivia Day the right way!
Charlie’s Place – San Luis Obispo
Located in the heart of San Luis Obispo, Charlie’s Place is a beloved gathering spot for Cal Poly students, local families, and visitors alike. With an abundance of weekly specials and events, this fun restaurant is most known for it’s Tuesday night Trivia, Thursday night Karaoke, Bottomless Mimosas, and homemade American and Mexican cuisine. Visit them every Tuesday for Trivia at 8:00 PM, but be sure to get there early because team sign-ups are at 7:45 PM. While you’re there, be sure to take advantage of their Taco Tuesday special, which begins at 4 PM and includes $1.25 soft tacos and $2.50 Coronas.
The Pour House – Paso Robles
Nestled in charming downtown Paso Robles, The Pour House is a relaxing, comfortable tap room that offers visitors a true taste of local culture. Sip on craft beers while playing one of their numerous board games, watching a game on their TVs, listening to local musicians, and of course—while playing trivia! The Pour House hosts Stump Trivia Night every Tuesday from 7:00-9:00 PM, but if you get there early you can enjoy $1 off all craft beer during their Happy Hour from 2:00-6:00 PM daily.
Figueroa Mountain Brewing – Arroyo Grande
If you’re staying in Pismo Beach, drive a few minutes South on any given Tuesday to enjoy Trivia Night from 8:00-9:30 PM at Figueroa Mountain Brewing Co in Arroyo Grande. This taproom offers indoor table seating, core beers on tap, and a rotating list of specialty and cask beers only found in their taprooms. Enjoy dinner before trivia begins, choosing from artisanal menu items like burgers, tri-tip, salads, sliders, and more. If you have a passion for knowledge and a passion for beer, Figueroa Mountain Brewing Co. is the place to be!
El Matador – San Luis Obispo
Beginning January 10th, El Matador kicks off their 2018 season of Trivia Nights! Visit this Mexican restaurant every Wednesday from 8:15-10:30 PM in downtown San Luis Obispo for a fun night of brain teasers, authentic Mexican food, and beer. On Trivia Night, El Matador offers a special: 5 tacos and a pitcher of draft beer for $12. There’s a maximum limit of 6 players per team, and you must sign up via their Facebook Event Page prior to playing—be quick because only the first 8 teams who sign up will get a spot in the competition!