Pub Nights

Since 1998, we've been running pub trivia nights in Ottawa. Some teams have been playing for years. After years of "standing room only," in 2006, we expanded from the Barley Mow Pub to Royal Oak Pubs. Questions cover everything from science to pop culture to history to general weirdness and much more.

You can play in teams (four or five seems to be the best team size). It's free to play, plus, there is a prize for each night's winner in each bar, as well as a prize for the top team anywhere in Ottawa, at the end of the 10-week season. Since it's the same game everywhere in a given week, you can shop around, finding the locale that's best for you. Note crowded locations are tough to get into, so arrive early

  • Every Monday: 6:30 pm at the Lieutenant's Pump, 361 Elgin; street parking; reservations accepted; crowded; hosted by Cassandra; call (613) 238-2949
  • Every Monday: 7 pm at the Barley Mow Pub, 1060 Bank near Sunnyside; some parking; very crowded; hosted by Paul (ON HIATUS); call (613) 730-1279
  • Every Monday: 7 pm at the Kent Street Royal Oak, 180 Kent near Laurier; street parking; hosted by Adam; call (613) 422-8269
  • Every Monday: 7:00 pm at Ps and Qs, 779 Bank in the Glebe; street parking; hosted by Paul; call (613) 762-7297
  • Every Monday: 9 pm at the Lieutenant's Pump, 361 Elgin; street parking; crowded; reservations accepted; hosted by Paul; call (613) 238-2949
  • Every Monday: 8 pm at the Keystorm Pub, 2 Courthouse Avenue in Brockville; call (613) 345-0404
  • Every Monday: 6:30 pm at Captain George’s, 195 Second St W; some parking; hosted by Brian, 613-938-2276 ON HIATUS;
  • Every Tuesday: 7:00 pm at Pour Boy; 2nd floor, 495 Somerset St W at Lyon, street parking, crowded; hosted by Mark; call (613) 695-7687
  • Every Tuesday: 7:00 pm at Irene's Pub, 885 Bank Street in the Glebe; somewhat crowded; hosted by Tom; call (613) 230-4474
  • Every Tuesday: 7:30 pm at Moose McGuire's, 3320 McCarthy Rd in Ottawa South, street parking; hosted by Joanne; call (613) 680-4411
  • call 613) 748-9809
  • Every Tuesday: 8 pm at the Hunt Club Royal Oak, 800 Hunt Club Road at Uplands; parking lot available; hosted by Kevin; call (613) 248-1901
  • Every Tuesday: 8:00 pm at Hooley's, 292 Elgin Street; street parking; somewhat crowded; hosted by Paul; call (613) 236-5233
  • Every Tuesday: 8:00 pm at the Centrepointe Royal Oak, 117 Centrepointe Dr (out back); hosted by Jenn; street parking, (613) 695-2800
  • Every Tuesday: 8:00 pm at the Flying Banzini, 1242 Wellington St; hosted by Amy; (613) 728-4545
  • Every Wednesday: 7 pm at O'Grady's Outpost, in the Greenboro Plaza at 25 Tapiola Crescent, near Albion Road hosted by Liz; parking, call (613) 248-8140
  • Every Wednesday: 7 pm at the Smoque Shack, 129 York Street (in the Byward Market); street parking; hosted by Geoff; (613) 789-4245
  • Every Wednesday: 7 pm at the Bank Royal Oak, 318 Bank St, between Maclaren and Gilmour; sometimes crowded; hosted by Paul; street parking, call (613) 236-0190
  • Every Wednesday: 7 pm at the Laurier Royal Oak, 161 Laurier E near UOttawa (in Sandy Hill); street parking; somewhat crowded; hosted by Kevin; (613) 230-9223
  • Every Wednesday: 8 pm at Boston Pizza, 521 West Hunt Club Rd at the corner of Merivale; parking; hosted by Cassie or Matt; (613) 226-3374
  • Every Wednesday: 8 pm year-round at the Canal Royal Oak, 221 Echo Drive (upstairs); some parking; hosted by Mark; call (613) 234-3700
  • Every Wednesday: 8 pm at the Wink’s Eatery, Winks Eatery, 551 Richmond St #2, London, ON; hosted by Ben; (519) 936-5079
  • Every Thursday: 7:00 pm at the Cross on Elgin street parking; hosted by Jeremy;
  • Every Thursday: 7:30 pm at the Arrow and Loon Pub, 99 Fifth Avenue (Fifth Avenue Court); indoor/outdoor parking; no reservations; crowded hosted by Paul; (613) 237-0448
  • Every Thursday: 7:00 pm at Pour Boy; 2nd floor, 495 Somerset St W at Lyon, street parking, crowded; hosted by Megan; call (613) 695-7687
  • Every Saturday: 2:00 pm at the New Edinburgh Royal Oak, 1 Beechwood; parking lot available; hosted by Jefferson (STARTING SOON);
  • Every Saturday: 7:00 pm at the Kanata Royal Oak, 329 March Road, street parking; hosted by Josh; call (613) 591-3895
  • Every Sunday: 7:00 pm at the Bank Royal Oak, 188 Bank at Gloucester, street parking; hosted by Andrea; call (613) 232-1057
  • Every Sunday: 7:30 pm at Royal Oak in Wellington at 1217 Wellington St off Holland, street parking; hosted by Susan; (613) 728-6661
  • Every Sunday: 7:30 pm at the Westboro Clocktower, 418 Richmond Rd; reservations accepted, hosted by Heather; (613) 680-5983

Our format works like this:

  • 10 multiple choice questions
  • 5 "sound byte" questions, typically music clips
  • Quickies: 9 "fill in the blank" questions
  • 12 open ended questions
  • Mini-theme: 5 questions on a given theme
  • Box of Trivia: questions from a rotating set of games
  • Picture This: ID the pictures
  • Wild Card: works a bit like Final Jeopardy
  • Rush Round: the sooner you know, the more points you get