Game On

trivia beer barThe Long Island bar scene has become so much more than a place to grab a drink and socialize after work. Between weeknight menu specials, bottomless drinks and a chance to relax and hang with friends, local bars have begun adding a fun twist to their night: trivia.

People clamor at the chance to win free drinks and prizes as adrenaline rises to see who can get a perfect score when asked about sports, pop culture, music, travel and history. Think Jeopardy! with beer. The best part is not only coming up with a killer team name, it’s getting your brain to think while you drink and enjoy time with your friends.

Check out these bars and pubs that offer trivia nights during the week.

Parlay Gastropub

210 Merrick Rd.
Rockville Centre, NY 11570

Wednesday nights are the new Thursday in Rockville Centre if you’re at Parlay and want to play some trivia. Weeknight food and drink specials as well as Think and Drink Trivia, plus 30 cent wings from 5 p.m. until 11 p.m. What more could you ask for?

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The Green Turtle

700 Hempstead Tpke.
Franklin Square, NY 11010

1740 Hempstead Turnpike
East Meadow, NY 11554

Friday night trivia goes down at The Green Turtle in Franklin Square and it’s quite popular among locals. The games begin at 10 p.m. with questions ranging from sports and pop music to science and history. With two halves, a halftime and a bonus round of questions, get ready for one intense night of trivia. Bring your appetite to munch on nachos, Bavarian pretzel sticks, wings and a delicious variety of crab dishes.

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The Black Sheep

78 2nd St.
Mineola, NY 11501

Enjoy some Wednesday night trivia at The Black Sheep Alehouse. Featuring dozens of different beer varieties from on-tap brews to bottled, growlers and cans as well as several ciders to choose from, enter to win free beer and other prizes as you grab a pint and get ready for trivia at 9:30 p.m. And who doesn’t love a complimentary hot dog?

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The Tap Room

1010 Park Blvd.
Massapequa Park, NY 11762

With more than 40 rotating draft beers specializing in craft and import beers, the Tap Room is a great place to host a trivia night. Come munch on a late night menu open all hours of the night. Interested in hosting trivia at the Tap Room? Visit to reserve your event.

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Jennifer Fauci
Jennifer Fauci is the former managing editor of Long Island Weekly, Anton Media Group's award-winning special sections and Anton’s local magazines. Her passion for literature, travel and the arts lend to the unique content in her publications. In her time at Anton, she has received first place in the Folio Awards, second place for the NYPA awards and is the recipient of six PCLI awards.

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