Pub Trivia USA

How does Trivia work?

Trivia Night is a live, hosted event. The game consists of 2 halves with 10 questions per half. There is a halftime question and a final question. 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!!!!!

The best live trivia in Illinois!!!


**Invitations to the Season 1 Championship games have been sent out to the top 20 teams in the North and West areas. If your team is in the top 20 and did not get an invitation, please email us at [email protected]

The next round of invitations to fill the remaining spots will be April 29th.

*Scorched Earth (Algonquin)
Upcoming Theme Nights:
4/25: The Office
5/2: Star Wars
5/16: Puppet Masters (Jim Henson and other related trivia)
6/6: Rock Music
6/20: Mel Brooks

*Perry’s (Park Ridge)
6 year anniversary April 25 -7 PM
All Trivia Players will receive FREE BEER NUGGETS during the game!!
Come join the fun!

*Brick City (Mt. Prospect)
Brick City will be adding a weekly Themed Trivia Show on Thursdays @ 7:30

4/25/19 – Real Housewives of New Jersey
5/2/19 – Fresh Prince of Bel Air

*Peggy Kinnanes (Arlington Heights)
There will be no show at Peggy Kinnanes on Thursday 4/25/29
Due to a special event

*Real Time (Elk Grove Village)
Last Tuesday Of Every Month themed trivia.
Tuesday 4/30/19 – Seinfeld

*Jameson’s Pub (Frankfort)
Jameson’s Pub will be hosting a monthly themed trivia night on the
1st and 3rd Tuesday of the month at 8:00pm.

4/30/19 – SOPRANOS

*Eaglewood (Itasca)
Will have a themed trivia night the 1st Thursday of every month.

5/2/19 – Friends
6/6/19 – The Office
8/1/19 – Seinfeld
9/5/19 – 80’s Music
10/3/19 – Halloween (The Holiday Not The Movie)
11/7/19 – Chicago Sports
12/5/19 – Christmas/Holiday

*Fatsoz (Elgin) BINGO
Starting Thursday May 2nd Fatsos will be changing it’s start time to 7:30pm

*Cortland’s Garage (Arlington Heights)
5/6/19 – Harry Potter Themed Trivia

*America’s Bar (Hoffman Estates)
Will Have a themed trivia night the 1st Tuesday of the month

5/7/19 – Seinfeld


Last Tuesday of the month (Hoffman Estates) (Huntley)
7/30/19 – THE OFFICE
8/27/19 – FRIENDS

Last Wednesday of the month (Roselle) (Elgin)
7/31/19 – THE OFFICE
8/28/19 – FRIENDS

**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!

Wednesday 4/24/19

Tonight’s games:

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

Durty Nellies-180 Smith St. (Palatine)
MT Barrels-1712 W. Wise Rd. (Schaumberg)
Eduardo’s -206 E. Lincoln Hwy. (DeKalb)
Union Ale House -1211 S. Wolf Rd. (Prospect Heights)
The Legendary Wooden Nickel-444 Lakeview Ave. (Highwood)
Front Row Bar-14903 S. Bell Rd. (Homer Glen)
Tighthead Brewery-161 N. Archer Ave. (Mundelein)
Chaser’s Grill-830 S. Rand Rd. (Lake Zurich)
Main Street Pour House-214 Main St. (Woodstock)
Chances Bar-455 S. Rt. 45 (Lindenhurst)
At Work Bar-1190 E. Higgins Rd. (Elk Grove Village)
Buddyz Pizzeria-2749 W. Algonquin Rd. (Algonquin)
Jen G’s Pizza Pub-38170 N. Sheridan Rd. (Beach Park)

Riley’s-590 S. York St. (Elmhurst)
Ellyn’s Tap-940 Roosevelt Rd. (Glen Ellyn)
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)
Rookies All-American Bar & Grill -2486 Bushwood Dr. (Elgin)
Rookies All-American Bar & Grill -1360 Lake St. (Roselle)

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


League Information

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!

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 from 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).

2018 Season 3 Championships
Congratulation to the winners of the Season 3 Tournaments:

$300 CASH! Here for beer and Give me liberty
$200 CASH! Gemeinshaft and Insert name here
$100 CASH! Jalapeño and Han Solo
Other Winners: Fearsome donkeys, 2 Bald Jews, et al., Batteries not included, The friends, Triosonata, Adult daycare, .

2019 Season 1
Season starts-December 30th
End of Season-April 20th
Championship Games-May 4th
Prizes for the North and West tournaments are:
1st=$300 cash, 2nd=$200 cash, 3rd=$100 cash, 4th=$50 Gift certificate, 5th=$25 Gift certificate, and 6th=$10 Gift certificate

*Top 20 teams in North and West areas will automatically receive an invitation. Remaining teams will be invited based on rank and availability.

*Top City and South teams will get invitations to North and West Championships based on rankings.

*League teams are responsible for giving trivia host their league number each night. Please make sure trivia host has recorded your league number, don’t assume they know it. Scores are posted weekly at the top of this page. When the season ends, no scores will be added except for the previous week. If you are missing a nightly score, please email [email protected]

Season 1 is 16 weeks long. A teams top 18 scores will count for the team score. Lower scores after 18 times played will drop off. Play as many times, at as many Pub Trivia locations as you want.

Please be sure to give your league number each time you play.
If you can’t remember your number, send your team name to [email protected] and we will send you your number.

**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!

Register Your Team

Please read prior to registering
-Teams are invited to tournament locations based on standings and home locations.  Your home area is the area you play most often.  It is not always possible to invite teams to tournament games in their home areas.  Sometimes teams might have to travel to other areas to compete in tournaments.
-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.  First score received will be the only score for that day.
-Weekly scores should be entered by the following Sunday night.
-You DO NOT need to re-register each league season.

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.

*We need correct email addresses for team captains.  All invitations to tournament games are sent via email.
*Team names need to be appropriate and may need to be changed if deemed inappropriate.

Chicagoland is divided into 4 areas-Suburb-North, Suburb-West, Suburb-South, and City.
You must choose a “Home location” based on the following areas:

Suburb North– Temperance Beer, Diamond Jim’s, Shadow View, Buffo’s, Brick City, Mac’s on Slade, Bannerman’s, Cortland’s Garage, Maple Tree Inn, America’s Bar, HOME Bar, Bobbers, River Street Tavern, Real Time, Light the Lamp, Firehouse, Galati’s Hideaway, Elgin Public House, Oak Alley, Rep’s Place, Time Out, Durty Nellies, TightHead Brewery, Chaser’s, Main St., Chances Bar, At Work Bar, Buddyz Pizzeria, Jen G’s, Wooden Nickel, MT Barrels, Union Ale House, Emil’s, Rookies, Mrs. P, Sam’s Place, Scorched Earth, Wave Bar, Perry’s, Peggy Kinnane’s, Gatsby’s, Bar Louie, Downing’s Tavern, Stadium Club, Eaglewood Resort, Offside, Mr. D’s


Suburb West– Giordano’s, Gulliver’s, Lavergne’s Tavern, Northside, Warren’s, Jaxx Pub, Rosati’s, Riley’s, Ellyn’s, Edwardo’s, Bootlegger’s, Manhattan’s, Caps Bar, Bryan’s Grille, Doubletree, Muggs-N-Manor


City/Suburb South– Ashbury’s, Front Row, X’s & O’s, Carson Tap House, Bije’s, Steve’s Lounge