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City/North/Northwest Suburbs
West/South Suburbs
Northern Illinois


How does Trivia work?

Trivia Night is a live, hosted event. The game consists of 2 halves. Each half has 3 rounds with 3 questions per round. First half point values are 5, 3, 1. Teams can use those points in any order, but only once per round. Example-If they use 5 points on the first question, they can’t use that again during the round. The second half works the same way, but point values are 6, 4, 2. Halftime question is 2 points for each correct answer. Final question they wager 0-15 points. Categories include TV, movies, music, sports, pop culture, and much more. Team size can be as large as you want; the bigger, the better. Teams gain points for correct answers with the top teams winning great prizes.

What do you get out of it?

Players have a chance to win great nightly prizes (gift certificates) provided by the establishment. Pub Trivia will also be hosting area tournaments with HUGE cash prizes. This is your chance to hang out with some friends, get some great food and drinks, make some new friends and HAVE FUN!!!!!
*All prizes are gift certificates unless stated.

How do you play?

Find a location, grab some friends and have fun!!!!!

News and Events


*To make league make more geographical sense, we have added a third league. Your home location may have changed areas.
Areas are:
City/North/Northwest Suburbs
West/South Suburbs
Nothern Illinois
Number of teams at the tournaments and the amount of the prizes will be determined by the number of locations and league teams are in each area.

*Off the Wall Cafe (Park Ridge)
2/4/23-80’s theme trivia with prizes for the best costume

*Temperance Beer Co. (Evanston)
No trivia 2/5/23

*Scorched Earth (Algonquin)
2/16/23-80’s theme trivia

*Rep’s Place (Rolling Meadows)
1st Tues/Month (Themed Trivia)

February 7th-80’s/90’s Music and Movies
March-Chicago Celebrities
May-Star Wars
June-MTV-the early years

Current shows:

-Une Annee Brewery-6343 W. Gross Point Rd. (Niles)
-Buffo’s-431 Sheridan Rd. (Highwood)
-Madcats-117 W. Slade St. (Palatine)

-HOME Bar-1227 N. Rand Rd. (Arlington Heights)
-The Hungry Mule-463 S. Rand Rd. (Lake Zurich)
-River Street Tavern-102 N. River St. (East Dundee)
-O’Neill’s Pub-236 E. St. Charles Rd. (Lombard)
-Bar Down Sports Grill-2354 Higgins Rd. (Hoffman Estates)
-Ashbury’s at Boughton Ridge-335 E. Boughton Rd. (Bolingbrook)
-Beer on the Wall-2 N. Dunton Ave. (Arlington Heights)
-Bobbers -710 N. Old Rand Rd. (Lake Zurich)
-Galati’s Hideaway -800 Feinberg Ct (Cary)
-Rep’s Place-3200 Kirchoff Rd. (Rolling Meadows)
-Warren’s Ale House-51 Town Square (Wheaton)
-Old Munich Tavern -582 N. Milwaukee Ave. (Wheeling)
-Sofie’s Whiskey and Wine -150 S. Eastwood Dr. (Woodstock)

-Gators Wing Shack-1719 N. Rand Rd. (Palatine)

-Rosati’s Pizza-877 E. Geneva Rd. (Carol Stream)

-Front Row Bar-14903 S. Bell Rd. (Homer Glen)
-At Work Bar-1190 E. Higgins Rd. (Elk Grove Village)
-Off the Wall Cafe-104 Main St. (Park Ridge)
-Ellyn’s Tap-940 Roosevelt Rd. (Glen Ellyn)
-Chaser’s Grill-830 S. Rand Rd. (Lake Zurich)
-Sketchbook Brewing Co.-4901 Main St. (Skokie)
-Durty Nellies-180 Smith St. (Palatine)
-Tighthead Brewery-161 N. Archer Ave. (Mundelein)
-Chances Bar-455 S. Rt. 45 (Lindenhurst)
-Ridgeville Tavern-1520 Sherman Ave. (Evanston)
-PJ’s Tavern-202 W. State St. (Sycamore) every other Wednesday

Starting February 15th
-Woodfire Tavern -4868 IL-83 (Long Grove)

-Stilin’s Pub-2029 Ogden Ave. (Lisle)

-Emil’s Tavern on Center-161 Center St. (Grayslake)
-Mrs. P and Me-100 E. Prospect Ave. (Mt. Prospect)

-Village Pizza-2496 N. Randall Rd. (Elgin)

-Carson Tap House-823 Liberty St. (Morris)
-Manhattan’s-300 S. Schmale Rd. (Carol Stream)
-Scorched Earth Brewery-203 Berg St. (Algonquin)
-Village Inn Pizzeria-8050 Lincoln Ave. (Skokie)
-Bryan’s American Grille-2009 Ogden Ave. (Downers Grove)
-DC Cobb’s-1204 N. Green St. (McHenry)
-Broken Earth Winery-219 Robert Parker Coffin Rd. (Long Grove)
-Gatsby’s Pizza and Pub-427 E. Rand Rd. (Arlington Heights)
-Light the Lamp-10 N. Lake St. (Grayslake)
-Sunset Grill -25276 W. Grass Lake Rd. (Antioch)
-Stage Left Café-125 E Van Buren St (Woodstock) *$1 per player charge

-Peggy Kinnane’s-8 N. Vail Ave. (Arlington Heights)
-Downing’s-431 S. Milwaukee Ave. (Libertyville)

No Trivia

-Rosati’s Sports Pub-3061 N. Barrington Rd. (Hoffman Estates)

-Temperance Beer Co.-2000 Dempster St. (Evanston)


**Teams/players need to support the venues that are hosting trivia events. Too many trivia players are attending trivia nights and are not buying anything unless they win a prize. The venues goal in having trivia is to sell food and beverage to patrons. These locations do not have to host trivia and may stop if teams aren’t buying anything. Some of these locations are going to make changes to their policies on how prizes are issued because of this. Support the venues!


Play Trivia Tonight

Weekend 1/27/23-1/29/23

No Trivia

-Rosati’s Sports Pub-3061 N. Barrington Rd. (Hoffman Estates)

-Temperance Beer Co.-2000 Dempster St. (Evanston)

*Please contact locations for cancelations due to weather, sporting events, or holidays.
*Follow Pub Trivia USA on Twitter!!!!! @PubTriviaUSA


League Information

***As of 1/1/22-The previous league numbers are no longer valid.
You must re-register***

Why should you join the Pub Trivia league?

It’s FREE to play!!!
Pub Trivia will be giving away thousands of dollars in CASH prizes, each year, during league tournaments.  ALL cash prizes will go to local teams!

2023 Season 1
Starts: November 20th
Ends: April 22nd
Tournaments: May 6th

Tournament Game Rules:
-Same rules as regular trivia nights apply.
-Team size is limited to 6 players.
-No teams will be allowed in after the game starts.
-Only players that are present at the start of the game are allowed to play.
-Spectators may be allowed as long as the host location has the space.  That may not be known until that day.
-Anyone over the age of 5 has to be counted among the 6 team members or they CANNOT sit with the team and therefore should not attend.

How does the Pub Trivia league work?

-Sign up and you will be provided a league number.
-Each time you play, provide the trivia host with your league number.
-Play as many nights per week as you would like at any Pub Trivia location.
-Top ranked teams for the season automatically qualify for the Championship games.
-Lower ranked teams will be invited to fill unclaimed spots.
-Next season to start shortly after previous season (same rules apply).

How To Register Your Team

***Please read prior to registering

-Teams are invited to tournament locations based on standings and home locations. Your home location is where you play most often.
-Teams top 20 scores will count for the team score. Lower scores after 20 times played will drop off. Play as many times, at as many Pub Trivia locations as you want.
-Top teams in areas will automatically receive an invitation. Remaining teams will be invited based on rank and availability.
-Please be sure to give your league number each time you play. This is your responsibility.
If you can’t remember your number, send your team name to [email protected] and we will send you your number.
-Prize money and number of teams competing at tournament games is based on number of locations and number of teams competing each season in each area. This is subject to change.
-Each team is only allowed to have 1 score per day.
-You DO NOT need to re-register each league season.
-Team names need to be appropriate and may need to be changed if deemed inappropriate by Pub Trivia USA as these names do appear on OUR website.
-We need correct email addresses for team captains. All invitations to tournament games are sent via email. You can include more team members if you want.

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Illinois is divided into three areas-City/North/Northwest Suburbs, West/South Suburbs, and Northern Illinois.
You must choose a “Home location” based on the following areas:

City/North/Northwest Suburbs– At Work Bar, Bar Down, Beer on the Wall, Durty Nellies, Gators Wing Shack, Gatsby’s, HOME Bar, Madcats, Mrs. P, Off the Wall, Peggy Kinnane’s, Rep’s Place, Ridgeville, River Street Tavern, Rosati’s (Hoffman Estates), Sketchbook Brewing, Temperance Beer, Une Annee, Village Inn (Skokie), Village Pizza (Elgin)

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West/South Suburbs– Ashbury’s, Bryan’s Grille, Carson Tap House, Ellyn’s, Front Row, Manhattan’s, O’Neill’s, PJ’s, Rosati’s (Carol Stream), Stilin’s, Warren’s

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Northern Illinois – Buffo’s, Bobbers, Broken Earth, Chaser’s, Chances Bar, DC Cobb’s, Downing’s, Emil’s, Galati’s Hideaway, Light the Lamp, Scorched Earth, Stage Left, Sophie’s, Sunset Grill, The Hungry Mule, Tighthead Brewery, Vault 232

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