Put those little tidbits of knowledge and fun facts to the test at the great trivia nights of West Virginia. From Morgantown breweries to cafes in St. Albans, there’s a trivia night out there perfect for you and your friends. Here are the 10 best!
1. Mountain State Brewing Co, Morgantown, WV
The rustic background of the mountains in Thomas, West Virginia, is the setting for Mountain State Brewing Company, the largest and one of the state’s oldest microbreweries. Founded in 2005, the beer is made there using local sources, and special credit is given to the water in the area from which the beer is crafted. A second location in Morgantown was added in 2011 and is open every day. Sunday Bingo Tuesday Trivia Nights are popular events that draw a good crowd.
2. Beander’s Restaurant & Tavern, Elkins, WV
Great food, great atmosphere, and great fun is what you’ll find at Beander’s in Elkins, West Virginia, especially on Wednesday Trivia Night. Locals and those traveling through the Mountain State will find a memorable menu of items like the house pita special or one of the super salads, and a full bar featuring a nice selection of draft beer and specialty cocktails. Open every day, you can also enjoy daily specials like $.50 Wing Night, All-You-Can-Eat Spaghetti & Meatballs, and free music on selected dates by checking the website.
3. The Union Pub and Grill, Huntington, WV
What could be better than a great hamburger and fries or hand-breaded chicken tenders with your favorite dipping sauce? How about eating them with friends while watching Marshall University play on one of the large screen TVs? Open every day except Sunday, the Union Pub and Grill in Huntington, West Virginia satisfies hunger and thirst and the need for friendly entertainment, like trivia night. Available for private events like wedding receptions, work parties, and more, the pub has been open since 1991.
4. Paddy’s Irish Pub, Charles Town, WV
With a name like Paddy’s, you’d expect great Irish beer and bites, and you’d be right. From home bangers and Guinness beer-battered mushrooms to some of the best fish and chips around to shepherd’s pie, Paddy’s in Charles Town, West Virginia is open every day to fill your belly and quench your thirst. They also offer Sunday brunch cocktails for just $4 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., and daily specials and events like live music, trivia night, karaoke night.
5. The Coffee Bar, Parkersburg, WV
You’ll get more than coffee at the Coffee Bar in Parkersburg, West Virginia. Open for breakfast, lunch and dinner every day but Sunday, this surprising little diner was voted No. 1 for lunch and for coffee and tea by TripAdvisor and has a five-star business rating on Yelp. They have a fantastic wine bar, cocktail bar, and craft beer selection, and entertainment includes live music and trivia night on Tuesdays.
6. Old Spruce Café and Tavern, Snowshoe, WV
Old Spruce Tavern is located in Snowshoe, West Virginia, an area known for some of the best skiing in the state. But you don’t have to wait until the snow flies to enjoy coming to this little diner tucked away in the hills of the Mountain State. Any reason is a good reason to stop by, from the made-from-scratch soups, salads, and sandwiches to the best beer on the mountain including three craft beers brewed right in the Mountain State. Open every day, there’s no need to make a reservation because there’s always room at the bar. Come early and stay late and while you’re there, enjoy the live music and trivia contests.
7. Celsius, Charleston, WV
You’ll be amazed by the quality of the food at this hip little diner in Charleston, West Virginia. Celsius really raises the bar on food like the gouda chicken and truffle fries, and if you’re looking for a great late night spot to kick back and tie one on, this is the place. Open Tuesday through Saturday, they offer live music, various tastings, Mystery Burger Night, Murder Mystery dinners, and be part of Team Trivia on Saturday nights.
8. Primanti Bros, Wheeling, WV
Located in Wheeling, West Virginia, Primanti Bros is the place you’ve been looking for when it comes to wings, pizza, beer, burgers, fries and other good stuff. Open every day with half-priced happy hour each evening, there are two other convenient locations around the state—Clarksburg and Morgantown. Menus may vary slightly in each location, but all offer great food and service and the chance to be part of trivia night every Thursday.
9. River’s Edge Café, St. Albans, WV
Every day holds the opportunity to enjoy the great family atmosphere and food choices at River’s Edge Café in St. Albans, West Virginia. This American-style restaurant serves up great menu items like their bacon and cheddar cheese melt, mesquite chicken salad, and if you love wings and beer, this is the place to come. If you like trivia, stop by on Tuesday for Trivia Night.
10. Weathered Ground Brewing, Cool Ridge, WV
Known as the place with the shiny roof, Weathered Ground Brewing in Ghent, West Virginia is one of the newest breweries in the state and family-inspired and owned. Open Thursday through Sunday, they offer a nice variety of local beers and name them after key ingredients, like Rad Roots, brewed with fresh cut hay and radishes, and the Ghentleman’s Pale Ale for the men of Ghent, West Virginia. Events include their anniversary celebration in August, live music, and trivia night on Thursdays.