The Ultimate Guide for Trivia Nights in Kansas City

Trivia nights in Kansas City: a fast-growing tradition like no other. This is where anyone can put their knowledge to the test, whether it’s The Office, ’80s Rock ‘n’ Roll or professional sports.

Looked at as a time of friendly competition, trivia nights in Kansas City are also a good excuse to get a group of buddies together and dominate your opponents. And, of course, chowing down on some delicious bar food.

You will most likely find trivia night events at local KC bars and breweries with an average entry cost of $5 to $10 per person. But, you will have a chance to win that back, as the funds often go to the winning trivia teams! Other trivia events may be free to play, like trivia nights hosted by Geeks Who Drink.

So, whether this is your first trivia outing or you’re going back to claim the top spot, here is our list of the many places you can find weekly trivia in Kansas City.

Monday Trivia Nights in Kansas City

The Monday drag. We’ve all felt it. The first day back to work after a lax and/or productive weekend is a real struggle. But, why not have something to look forward to in the evening? The bars and restaurants below understand that. Check out these places that host Monday trivia nights in Kansas City.

Bier Station

Ever had a song stuck in your head all day? Well, you will after this music trivia. You can put your music knowledge to the test every Monday at Bier Station’s Music Trivia in the upstairs Biergarten from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m.

It’ll cost $5 per player to play, but new teams play for free! Expect cash prizes for the first and second place winners, so make sure to study up beforehand. Bier Station’s Facebook page will have category previews each week.

Coco Bolos Mexican Grill & Cantina

Home of the loud food and spicy music, it’s no surprise Coco Bolos has some boppin’ trivia nights. Starting at 7 p.m. on Mondays, this Geeks Who Drink Pub Trivia Quiz has two audio rounds: a “Name that Tune” style round and another round filled with sound-bites from movies and TV.

What’s the prize? You’re playing for street cred, bar cash and other prizes. You can win free pints when you correctly answer bonus questions throughout the trivia event.

Crane Brewing Company 

For those with a bigger group can head over to Raytown, Missouri, where your team of eight can compete against others at Crane Brewing Company’s Monday Pub Trivia. KC Trivia Geeks, which is a local trivia organizer and the self-proclaimed “third-best pub trivia in Kansas City,” will help host.

Trivia is $5 per player and goes from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m.

Other Trivia Night Events on Mondays

  • The Peanut in Olathe: From 7 p.m. to 10 p.m.
  • Chicken N Pickle in Overland Park and North KC: 7 p.m. to 9 p.m.

Tuesday Trivia Nights in Kansas City

If you want to make a weekly thing out of trivia in Kansas City, then you chose the right day. Tuesday is easily the biggest trivia night in Kansas City. You will find a trivia event on just about every KC street corner.

So, here are a few of the most popular Tuesday trivia night events around Kansas City.

Bar K

Dogs, bar, trivia? Oh my. Bar K offers 8 rounds of audio, visual and live-hosted trivia every Tuesday from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. The trivia entry is free to play with the top two teams at the end of the night winning gift cards.

Check out Bar K’s website for more details on dog entry requirements and fees.

Brew Lab 

Tacos and Trivia Tuesdays. What a perfect combination. KC Pop Quiz hosts a free trivia night at Brew lab in Downtown Overland Park from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. Take advantage of $2 tacos and pair them with a pint of a cold craft beer.

Hamburger Mary’s

With entertaining host “Trivia” Trevor Longfellow, the All-Star Trivia is sure to be a blast regardless of your trivia experience. This trivia event is free to play, with lots of prizes at the end.  

Running from 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m., All-Star Trivia is a popular spectacle. So, reserve your spot in advance today!

John’s Big Deck

Another popular organizer for trivia in Kansas City is Intelligence Check Trivia. You’ll probably see that a lot on this list.

With eight rounds of open format trivia — and occasional theme nights — you can compete to win prizes on the second floor of John’s Big Deck from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. You can drink while you think and compete against your friends.

Other Trivia Night Events on Tuesdays

  • Barley’s Kitchen + Tap in Overland Park: At 7 p.m.
  • Konrad’s Kitchen and Tab House in Lee’s Summit: At 7 p.m.
  • Lew’s Grill & Bar in Waldo: From 7 p.m. to 9 p.m.
  • Limitless Brewing in Lenexa: From 7 p.m. to 9 p.m.
  • 3 Trails Brewing in Independence: At 7 p.m.

Wednesday Trivia Nights in Kansas City

The excitement of entering the second half of the week escalates, and the trivia night options aren’t slowing down. Below are a few Wednesday night trivia events you can try.

Double Tap KC

This unique VR arcade and bar is one-of-its-kind in Kansas City. Not only can you compete against your friends in virtual reality, but you can in trivia on Wednesdays at 7:30 p.m.

Geeks Who Drink will lead you through the categories as you lead your team to victory. The first place will receive a $25 gift card, while the second place team will have some prize options such as:

  • $15 gift card
  • A free pint
  • Double Tap KC swag

The gifts don’t end there. Trivia nights = specials. Indulge yourself in $15 surprise buckets and $2 off appetizers.

Flying Horse Taproom

Do you want the upper hand on the competition? You can check out the Trivia Blitz Facebook page for category clues and trivia confirmation. You should also reserve your team’s spot in advance or arrive early, as the space is limited.

It only costs $5 to play! Roland Reschke hosts this “Jeopardy” style trivia event most weeks starting at 7 p.m.

Pawn & Pint

Best known as “Kansas City’s First Board Game Pub,” of course Pawn & Pint would host a popular weekly trivia night event. From 7 p.m. to 9 p.m., the eight-round Intelligence Check Trivia will put your skills and random knowledge to the test.

This trivia event is a hot commodity and is first come, first serve basis with no reservations. So, hurry in, pay the $5 cover and enjoy more than 1,000 games in the Pawn & Pint library.

Other Trivia Night Events on Wednesdays

  • Charlie Hooper’s Brookside Bar & Grille: From 7 p.m. to 9 p.m.
  • Hi-Dive Lounge in Westport: From 7 p.m. to 9 p.m.
  • Red Crow Brewing Company in Olathe: At 7 p.m.
  • Torn Label Brewing Company in the Crossroads: At 7 p.m.

Thursday Trivia Nights in Kansas City

The weekend is just in arm’s reach, and what better way to accomplish another completion of a hard work week than with Thirsty Thursdays and Thursday night trivia. Here are the best trivia spots to check out on Thursdays.

Westport Ale House

Enjoy discounted appetizers and no cover charge at Westport Alehouse for some Intelligence Check Trivia. DJ Max James spins the tracks and hosts weekly from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. The top three teams will walk away with some prizes!

Happy hour also goes from 4 p.m. to midnight Thursdays, so chow down and drink up to replenish your brain during trivia.

Gaels Public House & Sports

Bring the gang and join host Miss Sasha Blake as you compete against the other teams for prizes playing “Name That Tune.” Plan to get there around 7:30 p.m. because this popular trivia event near Rockhurst University kicks off at 8 p.m.

That’s not all Gaels has to offer. It’s also Pizza Thursdays. All specialty pizzas are only $10! House wines are $5, too.

Bricks Pub & Grub

Located in downtown Lee’s Summit, Bricks Pub & Grub hosts trivia every Thursday from 8 p.m. to 10 p.m. with the help of KC Trivia Geeks.

This trivia night event costs $5 per person with teams of up to eight players. But, spots are first come, first serve, so plan accordingly.

Other Trivia Night Events on Thursdays

  • East Forty Brewing in Blue Springs: From 7 p.m. to 9 p.m.
  • Iron District in North KC: At 7 p.m.
  • Piano Room in Waldo: From 7:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.

Friday and Weekend Trivia Nights in Kansas City

There are usually fewer trivia night options on Fridays and weekends, mostly because of the popularity of professional sports. Weeknight trivia is also a popular and tactical move for bars and breweries to increase business on slower evenings.

But that doesn’t mean you won’t find trivia happening somewhere in KC. Here are some weekend restaurant and bar trivia night events in Kansas City.

Freddy T’s Bar & Grill

XTreme Trivia at Freddy T’s is a great way to spend your Friday evenings. With a lot on the menu — literally and figuratively — there will be a fun time filled with trivia, food specials and drinks.

Xtreme Trivia starts at 9 p.m., so if you are a night owl, then this is the trivia night event for you!


A taproom and event space in North Kansas City hosts weekly trivia on Fridays from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. With Halloween right around the corner, misc. has some spooky Halloween movie trivia nights scheduled. Grab your tickets today!

Tickets are $25 per team with at least four people and a maximum of eight players. So, grab your group of people and take down your opponents!

Other Trivia Night Events on Fridays and the Weekends

  • KC Bier Co. in Waldo: Sundays from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m.
  • ReRoll Tavern in North KC: Sundays at 2 p.m.
  • Sail Away Wine in North KC: Sundays from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m.