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15+ Fun Trivia Nights in North County San Diego (Master List)

15+ Fun Trivia Nights in North County San Diego (Master List)

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Ready to get your brain in shape? If you want to exercise your mind as well as your drink-holding hand, we have a few recommendations for where to kick trivia butt around town.

Cardiff Beach Bar at Tower 13

Double the fun: tacos and trivia all in the same night! It all goes down on Tuesdays at 7 PM. Stop by to exercise your brain and gobble the tacos. Best night ever.

Regal Seagull

This local pub on Coast Highway in Encinitas boasts quirky character and Tuesday Trivia at 8 PM. Dubbed an “ale house and sausage grill,” Regal serves up both with flair. If you’re into a chill vibe and patio trivia, check it out. And yes, the Regal Seagull WAS inspired by the Three’s Company hot spot, the Regal Beagle.

Buffalo Wild Wings

At BWW, you make your own trivia night. Go there, eat, fire up the table’s trivia tablet and play to your heart’s content any night.

Schooner Station

Check out this pizza joint’s Tuesday Trivia night at 7 PM. There’s beer, 17 TVs, video games and a dog-friendly patio, too!

D Street Bar & Grill

Stroll on into this Encinitas fun spot for trivia every Thursday night at 7:30 PM. Bonus tip – order the beer battered artichoke hearts off the secret menu. They’re a great trivia companion.


This award-winning Irish pub serves up the trivia every Tuesday night in Carlsbad and every Wednesday evening in Escondido. The latter location also hosts an open mic at 9:30 PM following trivia, which begins at 7:30 PM.

Ignite Bistro & Wine Spot

Ignite’s Trivia Night happens every Wednesday from 5:30-8:30 PM. This nice neighborhood spot also serves consistently good food (try the Man Candy) in a fun bar atmosphere with outdoor dining to boot.

Tremont Street

This local O’Side pub hosts Trivia Thursdays after downtown’s Sunset Market Street Fair. Trivia goes down from 8-10PM and there’s an outdoor patio with fire pits and heaters and dogs to boot.

Poway’s Irish Pub

This no-frills fun neighborhood joint hosts Trivia Night on Thursdays at 7 PM. Your best bet is to go for dinner – the pub’s menu features some standout Irish “cuisine” hits like Guinness Stew – and enjoy $4 ale specials while showing other trivia enthusiasts who’s boss.

Second Chance Beer Co.

Carmel Mountain’s Second Chance Brewery hosts Trivia Night every Tuesday at 6:30 PM. Play tournament trivia with cash prizes while enjoying cuisine from visiting food trucks. And if you don’t have a babysitter, bring the whole family. Second Chance features a great kid’s area with games.

Orfila Winery

Orfila’s Trivia Night boasts wine specials and prizes Thursdays from 7-9PM. Follow the sounds of sweet, sweet trivia to Orfila’s event tent, and join other info aficionados in a battle of the brains.

Plan 9 Alehouse

Trivia with prizes happens every Tuesday at 7 PM at Plan 9. Win $25, $10, and $5 gift certificates for your intellect!

Belching Beaver

Belching offers trivia fun every Thursday at 6 PM. Bring your mind mettle because the top three teams win prizes at the end.

Barrel Harbor

Join other Barrel Harborians for trivia night on Tuesdays from 6:30-8:30 PM. Food trucks often stop by if you want some snacks with your trivia and as always, there’s plenty of beer to lubricate your brain.

Indian Joe Brewing

Indian Joe’s kicks off trivia at 7 PM every Thursday, often with food trucks (think Philly Franks Cheese Steaks) standing by for brain food.

Vista Village Pub

Vista Village features trivia night every Wednesday at 7:30 PM. Come by for six rounds (three questions per round), resulting in about two hours of super concentrated trivia fun.

Debbie Anderson: Debbie is a freelance writer and editor who’s been blogging at San Diego Momma since 2007. Debbie's been featured in Writer's Digest, the San Diego Reader, and San Diego Magazine, and was named Top 25 blog by Red Tricycle, nominated for an InfluenceSD "Best in Lifestyle" blog award, and appeared on NBC, Fox, and The CW Network as a blogger spokesperson. You can connect with her on LinkedIn or at Google+.