Best Bars for Trivia Nights

Source: Vanessa Willoughby, [excerpt]

Thursday, 15th Sept, 2011

Put on your game face and test out your trivial knowledge; these local bars are known to host the area’s best trivia nights. Whether it’s in the comfort of a dimly lit, smoky bar or an exclusive and hip neighborhood hangout, these venues offer a night of friendly competition.

Hanafin’s Irish Pub
310 State Street
New London, CT 06320
(860) 437-9724
Hours: Mon to Thurs & Sun – 11 a.m. to 1 a.m., Fri to Sat – 11 a.m. to 2 a.m.

Located in the heart of downtown New London, Hanafin’s Irish Pub offers a full menu including traditional Irish dishes such as Bangers and Mash. Additionally, Hanafin’s features live music just about every Friday and Saturday night. Every Wednesday night, Hanafins hosts a trivia night. Due to its proximity to Connecticut College, Mitchell College, and the Coast Guard Academy, Hanafin’s tends to cater to a younger, college-age crowd.

Anna Liffey’s
17 Whitney Ave.
New Haven, CT 06510
(203) 773-1776
Hours: Mon to Thurs & Sun – 11 a.m. to 1 a.m., Fri to Sat – 11 a.m. to 2 a.m.

A year after opening in 1997, Anna Liffey’s was voted the best bar in New Haven for 1998. Anna Liffey’s is known for its casual and relaxed atmosphere, in addition to its traditional Irish menu. In addition to being a local favorite, Anna Liffey’s has gained recognition overseas; the bar was awarded the Perfect Pint Award from the Head Brew Master of the St. James Gate Brewery in Dublin, Ireland. The bar alternates between live bands and a DJ. Tuesdays marks trivia night, so be sure to round up your friends, kick back, and have a great time.

Tigín Irish Pub
175 Bedford Street
Stamford, CT 06901
(203) 353-84444
Hours: Sun to Thurs – 11:30 a.m. to 1:00 a.m.; Friday, 11:30 a.m. to 2 a.m.; Saturday, Early open for sports – 2 a.m.; Sunday, Early open for sports – 12:30 a.m.

An advocate of tradition, Tigín Irish Pub serves authentic Irish food, including Irish pork sausage (banger), White Pudding, and Irish bacon (rasher). Additionally, many patrons enjoy the outdoor patio during the summer nights. Patrons flock to Tigín on Tuesday Trivia Night; the bar is just about jam-packed with eager competitors.

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