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Geeks Who Drink Trivia Map It

Chapters of this national pub quiz league meet at some of Austin's best bars, and with games five nights a week there's no excuse not to join in. The Highball's Geeks Who Drink night (every Wednesday at 7 pm) is hosted by local comics James Pound and John Smith, and attracts a competitive crowd of ridiculously-named teams each week. You can also play at all three Opal Divine's locations, Jax Neighborhood Cafe, Nomad Bar, Waterloo Ice House, Weirdo's, Mister Tramps and Red's Porch, so check their constantly expanding calendar for your closest night.

Dog & Duck Pub Map It
406 West 17th Street
512-479-0598

What better place to enjoy a few rounds of trivia than a traditional British bar like Dog & Duck? Every Sunday at 7 pm, host Amy Pacheco presents the Cock & Bull Pub Quiz, a team-based competition accompanied by $6.00 Lone Star pitcher specials. For an authentic experience, try the Bubble & Squeak or the Hot Ploughman's Plate (dishes that double as team names, if you're out of ideas).

Ginger Man Austin Map It
301 Lavaca
512-473-8801

Ginger Man's quiz night kicks off at 8 pm every Wednesday, happily coinciding with their daily special, a flight of four seasonal ales and a pretzel that could be renamed the "trivia survival kit." Follow @austingingerman on Twitter for hints and bonus questions.

B.D. Riley's Irish Pub Map It
204 East 6th Street
512-494-1335

While lots of people play for fun, sometimes there's money to be made in the trivia game; B.D. Riley's, for example, hands out nearly $200 in prizes every week. Rounds start at 8 pm on Wednesdays, and there's always free live music at 10, so stick around and impress concertgoers with your newfound knowledge.

The Screaming Goat Map It
900 West 10th Street
512-477-4628

This tiny taco shop just west of Downtown hosts a "drunken" quiz night every Thursday at 7:30 pm; with drink specials and .75 cent flautas, it's easy to see how even four short rounds of English-style trivia can get a little intoxicating. 

Pluckers Wing Bar - The Original Map It
2222 Rio Grande
512-469-9464

All five Plucker's locations host trivia every Wednesday at 7:30 pm, and the laid-back atmosphere is great for big groups. Snacking is almost as much of a focus as debating correct answers, and everyone's a winner when the unofficial game is "How many sauces can I sample before the end of the round?" 

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