10 Best Trivia Nights in New Mexico

Are you one of those people who has a mind full of odds and ends of information and don’t know what to do with it all? One answer: trivia contest. Accolades, and prizes, are given to those who know a lot about a lot of stuff, and are unabashedly ready to prove it. Here are the best trivia nights in New Mexico. 

1. Red Door Brewing Co., Albuquerque, NM

A red door is a sign of welcome. This bar, serving handcrafted beer, is a great place to hang out. So people do. A couple of nights a week, a group calling themselves Geeks Who Drink, get together and try and stump each other in a trivia game. Free to play and prizes for the top teams. Check the brewery’s online calendar for dates and time.

2. Boxcar, Santa Fe, NM

Sports bar, music venue and gastropub eatery, this locally owned watering hole has a lot going on … even a night filled with trivia. It happens on regularly on Tuesdays from 8 to 10 p.m. There’s no cover, plus giveaways for participants. If your brain is cluttered with minutiae, this is a great way to declutter it.

3. Little Toad Creek Brewery & Distillery, Silver City, NM

Who makes the best small batch craft beer and spirits in town? If you know the answer to this and other puzzling ephemera then stop by most Wednesday nights for the trivia contest. Grab an ale, brown or porter beer or order a drink with any one of their specialty spirits … green chile vodka makes for a pretty good Bloody Mary. Remember, “It’s always hopping at the Toad.”

4. Pajarito Brewpub and Grill, Los Alamos, NM

Test your mental acuity on Monday evenings at this weekly gathering of those with great powers of recall of useless information, all competing in the regular trivia contest. Grab a burger and a brew and test your knowledge against other sage smarties. Prizes awarded to those who can remember the most obscure facts.

5. Starting Gate Bar and Grill, Hobbs, NM

Being a know-it-all pays top dollar here. Every Tuesday is Trivia Night, from 8pm until a winner is declared. Additional prizes awarded to those not-so-know-it-alls. All you need to participate is a cache of knowledge and a willingness to not take the competition too seriously. Fuel up on a pizza, some buffalo wings or one of the bar’s famous burgers to stay in the game.

6. Rocket City Gaming Lounge, Alamogordo, NM

If you love to play games, this place covers all the bases from the latest console games, PC gaming, tabletop, virtual reality to the occasional Tabletop trivia tournament. The original 1970s Trivial Pursuit board game is the backdrop for the match. This is a casual venue focused on providing a home to those who love gaming. 

7. Taos Mesa Brewing, Taos, NM

Trivia and tacos. There’s no better way to spend an evening, plus the tacos are only $2 each. Hosted festivities begin at 7 p.m. and don’t end until 10 p.m. Team play is encouraged. Price is free and all are welcome, as long as you’re over 21. Handcrafted beer on tap as well as a delicious assortment of pub food.

8. Bodega Burger Co. and Lounge, Socorro, NM

An upscale burger joint is the perfect environment for a night of trivia testing. Once again, the Geeks Who Drink format, a Pub Trivia Quiz that covers everything from celebrity gossip to bad and good television to cultural oddities. Drop by any Tuesday for an 8 p.m. kickoff to this matching of wits with fellow rivals. Burgers are best, but there’s plenty of other options on the menu.

9. Sammy C’s Rock ’n Sports, Gallup, NM

Wednesdays are happenin’ at Sammy C’s. It’s Wing It Wednesdays, 15 wings for the price of 10, and a hosted Rockin’ Trivia night that is full-bore fun. Individuals and teams are welcome. Prizes awarded to top players. Happy hour prices are in effect for drinks. Owner Sammy C has created a place known as “the gem of Gallup,” a place to be.

10. Brain Gang Trivia, Albuquerque, NM

This local marketing company hosts trivia contests at bars throughout the greater Albuquerque area. It’s free. The hosts are hilarious. Prizes are awarded. All you have to bring is your brain, and maybe some friends to help you out. The contests rotate so follow on Facebook for upcoming gigs.

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