Trivia at Delta Beer Lab

Customers at Delta Beer Lab playing trivia

Finding things to keep busy during the winter season can be challenging. Enter trivia — a social and competitive activity you can participate in by yourself or in groups. In celebration of National Trivia Day on Jan. 4, we’ve rounded up 34 trivia events to try in the Madison area.

Mondays

Eddie’s Ale House

Play trivia at this ale house and eatery on Mondays at 8 p.m. First, second and third place winners will get gift cards to Eddie’s, with values up to $30. Make sure to check out the dinner and snack menus while you play. 238 E. Main St., Sun Prairie, website for more information

Glass Nickel Pizza

The eastside location of this pizza joint holds trivia on Mondays at 7 p.m., giving winners an opportunity to win up to $40 in gift cards to Glass Nickel. Order a freshly made pizza to fuel your question-answering outing. 2916 Atwood Ave., website for more information

Mr. Brew’s Taphouse – East

Head to this burger joint on Mondays at 7 p.m. for trivia, where first, second and third place winners earn gift cards to Mr. Brew’s Taphouse. Enjoy a craft beer or a specialty burger while you’re visiting. 5271 High Crossing Blvd., website for more information

Tuesdays

Garth’s Brew Bar

Visit this spacious craft brewery on Tuesdays at 6 p.m. for free trivia and a chance to win gift cards for the top scoring teams. While you play, try one of 17 rotating beers on tap or one of almost 100 canned brews from the cooler. 1726 Monroe St., website for more information

BarleyPop Tap and Shop

This dog-friendly taproom and bottle shop hosts trivia on Tuesdays at 6:30 p.m. Play for a chance to win gift cards and try one of many craft beers and ciders. 2045 Atwood Ave., Ste. 107, website for more information

World of Beer

The Middleton location of this beer chain hosts trivia on Tuesdays at 7 p.m. Gift cards are awarded to the top scoring teams. Order beer on tap or from the coolers as well as bar food. 8225 Greenway Blvd. Ste. 140, website for more information

The Great Dane Pub & Brewing Co.

Head to the eastside location of this Madison pub for general knowledge-themed trivia on Tuesdays at 7:30 p.m. Be sure to try appetizers or meals from the full menu, or one of the always-on-tap, in-house brews. First, second and third place trivia winners earn gift certificates to The Great Dane. 876 Jupiter Drive, website for more information

It’s Time Grill & Pub

This hometown-style bar holds trivia on Tuesdays at 7 p.m. Winners of trivia can earn up to $40 in gift certificates for It’s Time. Enjoy the discounted on tap pitchers while you play. 608A West Verona Ave., Verona, website for more information

Mr. Brew’s Taphouse – West

The westside location of this beer-and-burger chain offers trivia on Tuesdays at 7 p.m. Join a game for a chance to win up to $30 in Mr. Brew’s gift certificates. 103 W. Broadway Ste. B, Monona, website for more information

Sugar River Lanes

Visit this Belleville bowling alley for trivia on Tuesday nights starting at 7 p.m. Take advantage of drink specials and a food menu while you play. The top three trivia winners earn up to $30 in gift cards. 807 River St., Belleville, website for more information

Come Back In

Stop by this neighborhood joint for Tuesday night trivia, starting at 6:30 p.m. While you’re there, take advantage of the all-night happy hour and consider trying one of the constantly rotating beers on tap. Prizes are awarded to first, second and third place trivia winners, ranging from a $25 gift card to a round of shots. 508 E. Wilson St., website for more information

Morgan’s Bar and Grill

Head to Cross Plains for trivia night on Tuesdays at 7 p.m. Enjoy a drink or something from the bar food menu while you play to win up to $30 in Morgan’s gift cards. 8640 W. Mineral Point Road, Cross Plains, website for more information

Five Nightclub

This inclusive bar community hosts trivia every other Tuesday at 7 p.m., starting in the new year on Jan. 3. Trivia participants enter to win large prizes for first, second and third place winners, including up to $50 in gift cards. 5 Applegate Court, website for more information

Wednesdays

Hy-Vee Market Grille

As an extension of the Hy-Vee supermarket, this casual bar and American food spot holds trivia on Wednesdays at 6:30 p.m. Gift cards are awarded to the winning teams. 2920 Fitchrona Road, Fitchburg, website for more information

State Street Brats

Visit this downtown bar and brat spot on Wednesdays at 7:30 p.m. for a chance to win gift cards during trivia night. While you play, order from the bar food menu — which, of course, features several brat options — or try a monthly special. 603 State St., website for more information 

Lucky’s 1313 Brew Pub

Head to Lucky’s on Wednesdays at 8 p.m. for trivia at a downtown sports bar venue. Featuring a large beer and food menu, this place offers gift cards for top trivia participants. 1313 Regent St., website for more information

Starkweather Brewing Co.

This community gathering place on the eastside hosts trivia on Wednesdays at 7 p.m. Try something from the food menu, the rotating specials list or from a range of beers on tap. Gift certificates up to $30 in value are offered to trivia winners. Starkweather’s trivia is themed on the first Wednesday of each month. 2439 Atwood Ave., website for more information

SconnieBar

This Wisconsin themed sports bar hosts trivia every Wednesday at 8 p.m. Enjoy a full bar and food menu, including discounts on select taps and wing dishes for trivia night. Top trivia winners can earn gift certificates. 1421 Regent St., website for more information

The Boneyard

Visit this dog park and bar combo for trivia on Wednesdays at 6 p.m., where the top three winners receive up to $30 in gift cards. This unique venue welcomes dogs on leashes and has indoor and outdoor seating — complete with fire pits to keep warm during the winter. 1018 Walsh Road, website for more information

Aftershock Classic Arcade

Stop by this arcade on Wednesdays at 7 p.m. for trivia and a chance to earn cash prizes for first, second and third place winners. Enjoy a full pizza and drink menu as well as a wide array of arcade games while you’re there. 1444 E. Washington Ave., website for more information

Delta Beer Lab

This craft brewery holds trivia on Wednesdays at 7 p.m., where top winners can earn gift cards. Any tips collected are donated to the bar’s nonprofit partner of the month, so be sure to try one of their craft brews that gives back. 167 E. Badger Road, website for more information

The Brass Ring

Stop by this near eastside spot on Wednesdays and Thursdays at 7 p.m. for trivia, where signup is run through Discord. Try one of the beers on tap or something from the bar food menu. 701 E. Washington Ave., website for more information

Sunshine Brewing Co.

This brewery and taqueria holds trivia on Wednesdays at 6:30 p.m. Order a beer on tap and a taco dish while you submit answers to trivia questions. If you’re a winning team, you could win up to $30 in gift cards. 121 S. Main St., Lake Mills, website for more information

Montag’s Pub and Grill

Take a drive to Cross Plains for trivia on Wednesdays at 7 p.m. This casual bar offers a full food menu, including burgers, salads and pizza. The top trivia winners earn gift cards. 1821 Main St., Cross Plains, website for more information

Thursdays

Echo Tap and Grill

This downtown bar holds trivia nights on Thursdays at 7 p.m. These games focus on general knowledge questions, and playing gives you a chance to win Echo Tap and Grill gift cards up to $30. Food and drinks are available. 554 W. Main St., website for more information

Club La Mark

Stop by Club La Mark on Thursdays at 7 p.m. for trivia in a unique atmosphere. This race car-themed bar offers gift cards for trivia winners. Order food and drinks from the bar menu while you play. 1525 N. Stoughton Road, website for more information

Middleton Sport Bowl

Visit this bar and bowling venue for trivia on Thursdays at 7 p.m. While you’re there, order from the food menu or try the Thursday night special — a rib dinner. Play for a chance to win a gift card. 6815 University Ave., Middleton, website for more information

Karben4 Brewing

Stop by this eastside bar on Thursdays at 6:30 p.m. for Brews and Q’s trivia. This taproom offers a wide range of beer plus plenty of gathering space. Prizes are awarded to first, second and third place trivia winners. 3698 Kinsman Blvd., website for more information

Sunset Harbor Bar and Grill

This bar and grill hosts trivia on Thursdays at 7 p.m. While you enjoy the lake views, order something from the full menu, which includes both traditional bar food and unique options, like Korean Street Cart Fries. Prizes are awarded to the top three trivia winners. N2103 WI-188, Lodi, website for more information

Twisted Grounds

Stop by this locally owned cafe on Thursdays 6:30 p.m. for trivia over drinks. Not only are there coffee drinks available, you can also order tea, smoothies, tap beer and wine. Be sure to try one of the monthly specials, and play trivia for a chance to win gift cards. 6067 Gemini Drive, website for more information

Madison’s

Visit this downtown, two-level bar on Thursdays at 7 p.m. for trivia. This bar offers a full dinner menu, plus artisanal cocktails. Enjoy the casual atmosphere of the downstairs lounge while you play for a chance to earn prizes. 119 King St., website for more information

Harmony Bar & Grill

Visit this neighborhood bar and grill monthly on every third Wednesday at 4 p.m. for trivia. This venue has full bar food and drink menus as well as live music opportunities. Come for some competition and stay for a friendly atmosphere. 2201 Atwood Ave., website for more information

Fridays

Pitcher’s Pub

This sports bar holds trivia on Fridays at 6 p.m. Enjoy their bar food menu as well as billiards, darts and other games. Play trivia for a chance to win up to $30 in gift cards. 323 W. Beltline Highway, website for more information

Sundays

Essen Haus

This German restaurant offers trivia on Sundays at 6 p.m. Enjoy the German menu and culture while you play, including 16 rotating tap beers and a Sunday dinner special. Top trivia winners earn prizes ranging from gift cards to a round of shots. 514 E. Wilson St., website for more information

Celia Hiorns is an editorial intern at Madison Magazine.