Where To Find The Best Trivia Games & Nights In Town

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Trivia nights are a fun way to heat up the competition with friends while supporting your local bar.
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In what country did the first Starbucks open outside North America? When did Facebook first launch? Which famous pop band was called Kara’s Flowers up until 2001? Who provided the voice of Groot in the Guardians Of The Galaxy movies?

If you know these answers, you will be a sought-after player at the various trivia games that take place in Winston-Salem throughout the week. Many bars and restaurants feature Trivia Night and anyone is welcome to play. Some places play for prizes, some just for bragging rights, and all play for fun. Many have established teams that compete each week, but there are teams you can join or bring some friends and start your own. It’s a great way to spend the night and make new friends. See our list of places below and find a night that works for you.

Oh, did you know the answers to the questions above? They are Japan, 2004, Maroon 5, and Vin Diesel. Keep them in mind in case those questions come up!

Fiddlin’ Fish Brewing Company

Fiddlin’ Fish Brewing is one of the best craft breweries in Winston-Salem. The brewery has a 15-barrel brewhouse that produces traditional styles and an ever-changing cast of seasonals and one-offs. Fiddlin’ Fish Trivia night is every Tuesday 7:30pm – 9:30pm. Join them and their fantastic host, Dan, for six rounds of trivia featuring many categories that change weekly.

Fiddlin’ Fish Brewing Website | Fiddlin’ Fish Facebook

  • 772 N Trade Street, Winston-Salem, NC
  • 336-999-8945
  • Hours
    • Mon-Thurs, 4pm – 10pm
    • Fri, 2pm – 11pm
    • Sat, 12pm – 11pm
    • Sun, 12pm – 8pm

Foothills Brew Pub

Foothills Brew Pub is Winston-Salem’s original brew pub, offering craft brews and creative pub fare! They have an extensive food menu that pairs nicely with one of their home-crafted brews. Foothills Trivia Night is Thursday, 8pm – 10pm at Foothills Brew Pub, and each week has a theme. Be sure to see their Facebook page to learn the theme for each week so you can be ready for it.

Foothills Brew Pub Website | Foothills Brew Pub Facebook

  • 638 W 4th Street, Winston-Salem, NC
  • 336-777-3348
  • Hours
    • Mon-Sun, 11am – 12am

Incendiary Brewing Company

Incendiary Brewing is a place of ever-rotating taps with local favorites where everyone is welcome, including dogs (well-behaved on leashes) and kids. They also sell hard seltzer, hard cider, and some varieties of wine. You can order food from neighboring restaurants. Incendiary Taproom Trivia, Wednesdays 7:30pm – 9pm in Winston-Salem and Thursdays 7pm in their Lewisville location. Follow their Facebook page for other events, too, including Coalpit Concerts.

Incendiary Brewing Website W-S | Incendiary Brewing Facebook

  • Winston-Salem – 486 N Patterson Avenue
  • 336-893-6714
  • Hours
    • Mon-Thurs, 4pm – 10pm
    • Fri & Sat, 12pm – 11pm
    • Sun, 12pm – 10pm
  • Lewisville – 5495 Williams Road
  • 336-946-6084
  • Hours
    • Thurs, 4pm – 9pm
    • Fri, 2pm – 9pm
    • Sat, 12pm – 9pm
    • Sun, 12pm – 7pm

Joymongers Barrel Hall

Joymongers Barrel Hall sells the best of Greensboro’s brewery’s beers and their own new beers created by aging them in fresh bourbon and wine barrels. Over 17 constantly changing beers are available at the 50-foot bar and seating for over 200, and some are available only in Winston-Salem. Food trucks are on-site if you are hungry. Joymongers Trivia Night is every Tuesday at 7:30pm. Get there early. Free to play for teams up to 6, no phones, five rounds, including a rotating special round. Check their Instagram page for updates.

Joymongers Winston-Salem Website | Joymongers Winston-Salem Instagram

  • 480 West End Blvd, Winston-Salem, NC
  • 336-608-4290
  • Hours
    • Mon-Wed, 4pm – 10pm
    • Thurs, 4pm – 12am
    • Fri, 2pm – 12am
    • Sat, 12pm – 12am
    • Sun, 12pm – 10pm

JuggHeads Growlers And Pints

JuggHeads is described as a cool place, and from the reviews, it definitely sounds like it. There is a wall of 32 taps of North Carolina beer, cans and bottles, too, friendly, helpful staff, super dog-friendly, frequent food trucks, some live music, and a large outside patio. They also have music bingo some nights and JuggHeads Trivia Night on Thursdays at 7pm. Check out their Facebook page for information.

JuggHeads Facebook

  • 4843 Country Club Road, Winston-Salem, NC
  • 336-546-7754
  • Hours
    • Mon & Tues, 2pm – 7pm
    • Wed-Fri, 2pm – 9pm
    • Sat, 12pm – 10pm
    • Sun, 12pm – 7pm

Old Nick’s Pub

Old Nick’s Pub in Winston-Salem is a great local place with good, friendly people and incredible craft cocktails, beer, and wine. They have a lovely outside patio and terrific live music. It gets a little crowded when the music is inside, but it is still fun. They have darts and pool tables. They have special drink and event nights like Karaoke, Name that Tune, and Old Nick’s Trivia Nights on Mondays at 8pm. Be sure to see their Facebook page for the category for the next one. Old Nick’s Pub also has a location in Lewisville with Trivia night on Wednesday night.

Old Nick’s Pub Winston Salem Facebook | Old Nick’s Pub Lewisville Facebook

  • Winson-Salem – 206 Miller Creek Drive
  • 336-893-5831
  • Hours
    • Mon-Thurs, 4pm – 11pm
    • Fri & Sat, 3pm – 2am
    • Sun, 1pm – 11pm
  • Lewisville – 1191 Lowes Food Drive
  • 336-747-3059
  • Hours
    • Mon-Thurs, 4pm – 11pm
    • Fri & Sat, 4pm – 2am
    • Sun, 4pm – 11pm

Winston-Salem Trivia

Here are some questions about Winston-Salem. See how well you know your city. It’s not fair to use your phones or computers to look up the answers. You either know or you don’t!

1. What is an Art-O-Mat?

2. Winston-Salem is known as the Twin City for obvious reasons, but why is it called the Camel City?

3. Does Winston-Salem have an Archeology Museum and a Cowboy Museum?

4. How many cups of coffee can The Old Salem Coffee Pot (The Mickey Coffee Pot) hold?

5. What is so unique about the Arts Council of Winston Salem & Forsyth County?

Answers at the bottom of article

Radar Brewing Company

As a brewery, Radar Brewing loves discovering unique beers and new flavors and bringing them to their customers. Located in a unique space in Industry Hill, their taproom offers an ever-increasing variety of beers. They host yoga every Wednesday, 6:30pm, for anyone who shows up, for $12, which includes a free drink of choice when over, and Radar Brewing Trivia Night, Tuesday, 7pm-9pm. Trivia night is comprised of 5 rounds of general trivia, including fun picture and movie categories. And look out for special-themed trivia nights throughout the year with special prizes! Food trucks are usually available if you’re hungry. Follow Radar Brewing on Facebook.

Radar Brewing Website | Radar Brewing Facebook

  • 216 E 9th Street, Winston-Salem, NC
  • 336-999-8090
  • Hours
    • Tues-Thurs, 4pm – 10pm
    • Fri, 3pm – 11pm
    • Sat, 12pm – 11pm
    • Sun, 12pm – 8pm

Small Batch Beer Company

Small Batch “provides the most ultimate, indulgent food and drinks that tempt your carefree side to just ‘go for it.'” A brewery, bar, and restaurant, it offers 13 of its handcrafted beers on tap, wine, hard ciders, seltzers, and cocktails, as well as delicious snacks, burgers, and sandwiches. Small Batch Trivia Night is Wednesday, 7:30pm – 9pm. Get there early so you can grab a beer and something to eat before it begins.

Small Batch Webpage | Small Batch Instagram

  • 241 W 5th Street, Winston-Salem, NC
  • 336-893-6395
  • Hours
    • Tues & Wed, 11am – 10pm
    • Thurs & Fri, 11am – 12am
    • Sat, 10am – 12am
    • Sun, 11am – 10pm

The Tap At West End

The Tap is considered a local hangout and a fun spot, with friendly bartenders and inexpensive drinks. A few have called it the Winston-Salem “Cheers,” and it has a beautiful deck. They are dog-friendly and have great live music on Saturdays and some Thursdays. The Tap Trivia Night is on Wednesday at 8pm. The winner gets cash toward their tab. Follow them on their Facebook page.

The Tap At West End Facebook

  • 473 West End Blvd, Winston-Salem, NC
  • 336-773-1544
  • Hours
    • Mon-Sun, 4pm – 2am

Tucker’s Tap Yard

Tucker’s Tap Yard is the first and only off-leash dog yard and bar. A place for a man or woman and their best friend to enjoy a night out and a drink! 12,000 square feet of indoor-outdoor space includes artificial turf, structures to traverse and climb on, and temperature-controlled inside space. The large bar serves draft beer, wine, and cocktails and has TVs. There is also an outdoor covered patio. Membership or a daily pass is required for dog owners, and dogs must be vaccinated, altered, and socialized. See website for details. Tucker’s Tap Yard Trivia is on Thursday at 7pm.

Tucker’s Tap Yard Website | Tucker’s Tap Yard Facebook

  • 1010 N Liberty Street, Winston-Salem, NC
  • 336-413-7131
  • Hours
    • Tues-Fri, 4pm – 9pm
    • Sat, 12pm – 9pm
    • Sun, 1pm – 8pm

Wiseman Brewing

Wiseman Brewing’s taproom features an exceptional, ever-changing lineup of beers. It’s a laid-back, family-friendly, pet-friendly place that hosts food trucks daily. You will find various events happening there, including a run club, ride for beer, open mic, music bingo, live music, and Wiseman Brewing Conceited Genius Trivia on Monday night, 7:30pm – 9:30pm. There are general knowledge, audio, and video questions. Check out their Facebook page each week for topics.

Wiseman Brewing Website | Wiseman Brewing Facebook

  • 826 Angelo Bros Avenue (formerly N Main), Winston-Salem, NC
  • 336-725-0008
  • Hours
    • Mon-Wed, 4pm – 10pm
    • Thurs, 4pm – 11pm
    • Fri, 2pm – 12am
    • Sat, 12pm – 12am
    • Sun, 12pm – 8pm

Always Great Nightlife In Winston-Salem

With Trivia almost every weekday night, that leaves you the weekends to enjoy some great music in the city! Check out our live music article for places to find that, and take advantage of the local concerts that are taking place this summer, too. Winston-Salem is fortunate to have so many great musicians in the area. Have fun!

Answers To Winston-Salem Trivia

1. An Art-O-Mat, created by Clark Whittington in 1997, is a converted “upcycled” cigarette machine that dispenses artwork. The average cost of each piece of art created by artists and dispensed is $5. Of that amount, 50% goes to the artist. Most machines are in Winston-Salem, but you can find more than 200 worldwide. Some places they are located here are Krankie’s, Artwork Gallery, Brookstown Inn, Foothills Tasting, Mojito Latin Soul Food, and Delurk Gallery. See if you can find more.

2. It is called Camel City in reference to its tobacco history, specifically R J Reynold’s cigarette brand, Camel’s.

3. Yes. Winston-Salem has both a Cowboy Museum and an Archeology Museum. See our article about museums for information.

4. The Old Salem Coffee Pot can hold 11,840 cups of coffee. I wonder who figured that out!

5. What’s unique about the Winston-Salem & Forsyth County Arts Council is that it was the first Arts Council in the nation and is the model for all others created since. This is one of the reasons we are known as the City of Arts and Innovations.

How well did you do on the Winston-Salem Trivia? Tell us in the comments.

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