Are you well-versed in obscure factoids and niche knowledge? Are you itching for a chance to show off your skills, impress your friends, and maybe win some free drinks while you’re at it?
No worries, we have you covered.
At Mosser, we know that finding a fun trivia night is serious business — and luckily, San Francisco is packed full of top-notch options. Residents at 1751 Market Street won’t have to walk far to rack up points.
Don’t believe us? Check out the list below!
Edinburgh Castle Pub
950 Geary Street
Quizmaster Carl Gibbs hosts the Legendary Castle Quiz every Tuesday at 8:30. Castle Pub’s trivia night is one of the longest-running in the city — and one of the most difficult. It’s free to enter, and all participants have a chance to receive cash prizes and drink tickets. Seats do fill up quickly, so come early to take advantage of the pub’s not-to-be-missed happy hour specials. From 5-8 PM on weekdays, Castle Pub offers $4 pints and wells, as well as a $5 whiskey-and-PBR special.
Castle Pub’s trivia night is one of the best in the city, but the venue is a blast even on other nights. The pub offers plenty of room, with bi-level space and gallery seating. Reviewers at Zagat call it a “lively little piece of Scotland dropped into Polk Gulch.” Aside from its trivia night, Castle Pub is best known for its expansive beer and whiskey selection. While it doesn’t offer food in-house, you can have a delicious basket of fish and chips delivered from Piccadilly Fish & Chips down the street.
1092 Post Street
Trivia night energizes Jackalope’s bar every Thursday at 8:00 PM as participants compete for the grand prize — free drinks and bragging rights.
However, Jackalope is better-known for a game it offers every night of the week: Plinko. For $10, players can drop a ball into the Plinko board and allow it to determine what the bartender will pour into their next shot glass. Jackalope also has a menu of $10 cocktails, which includes their signature Jackalope — a mix of rye, Cherry Heering, Benedictine, bitters, and lemon peel. Patrons can also select from several $9 shot-and-beer combinations. The bar doesn’t offer any snacks in-house, but patrons are welcome to bring or order food. The bar is open daily from 5-2 AM.
1319 California Street
This Nob Hill hotspot hosts trivia every Wednesday at 8:00 PM. However, Zeki’s unparalleled ambiance makes it worth a visit even if an announcer isn’t calling out questions. It has two fireplaces, 14 craft beers on tap, and plenty of bartop games available. Football enthusiasts looking for a new sports ball to watch the game should also plan a visit during Zeki’s NFL Sundays, which run from 10 AM to 1 PM during the season.
2247 Market Street
Hi Tops holds its trivia night on Tuesdays at 8 PM. The bar has a decent selection of drinks — but unlike others on this list, it also has a slew of excellent food options in-house. Highlights of their menu include their Huge Killer Nachos, which are loaded with chips, cheese, beans, bacon, and avocado, as well as their Pork Chop on a Stick and Buffalo Wings. Healthier-minded patrons can also chow down on their grilled chicken cobb salad and corn on the cobb. Other weekly events include a $5 wing night on Mondays and its 80s-themed Gym Class party on Thursday nights, which provides complimentary whiskey shots to its attendees.
Pause Wine Bar
1666 Market Street
If you like wine, this might be the trivia night for you. Pause Wine Bar hosts trivia every Wednesday at 7:30. This bar, along with its sister establishment in Dogpatch, offers an unusual prize system. Besides the usual first-, second-, and third-place prizes for weekly winners, Pause also gives a Grand Prize to the team that has the highest cumulative score at the month’s end — so if you score low one night, you have reason to try again! Pause also holds a game night every Thursday from 8 to 10 PM. The bar offers some classy takes on bar food; highlights of their small plate list include a smoked trout rillette with fried capers, sliced apply, and fresh bread, as well as fries made with parmesan, rosemary, and roasted garlic.
So, what are you waiting for? Whip out your calendar and plan a trip out to trivia one night this week — or more! We won’t judge.