Trivia night is a good time whether you win or lose. Here’s where to play in and around Newport Beach …
2300 W. Oceanfront, Newport Beach, CA 92663
Trivia starts at 8 p.m. every Wednesday but arrive early. This trivia gets as peppy as the local lagers available on tap. Bring your friends, bring your foes and head to Mutt’s for an intense night that’ll test the bounds of your knowledge. A snarky, sarcastic (in the best way) host ensures this trivia night is taken VERY seriously and a special game between the last rounds allows lucky participants to win prizes, usually paid out in free drinks. No cost to enter; first, second and third-place teams win money off the total team bill.
1640 Pomona Ave., Costa Mesa, CA 92627
Bring your smart friends (or so says the advertisement for this trivia night). Boathouse Collective, a hidden gem of craft brews in Costa Mesa, hosts trivia night every Wednesday starting at 8 p.m. It’s free to play and first, second and third-place teams win prizes.
Cruisers Pizza Bar and Grill
801 E. Balboa Blvd., Newport Beach, CA 92661
If you’re reading this in 2018, Cruisers is on a trivial sabbatical but in 2019, expect trivia to resume every Wednesday starting at 8 p.m. sharp. In addition to prizes for top teams, trivia night also features $12 pizzas and $12 pitchers.