What are the best places for pub trivia around the Mission?

Reader TJ posed the question in the comments section of yesterday’s post about international pop star Gotye winning it all at a pub quiz in the Tenderloin a couple days ago.

So how about it? I’ve heard good things about Shotwell’s and the Sycamore.

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23 Responses to “What are the best places for pub trivia around the Mission?”

  1. anonymouse says:

    Shotwells Mondays
    Dr Teeth Tuesdays

  2. Ben says:

    Asiento does a pretty good one on Monday nights, too.

  3. evan silver says:

    If you want an ego boost, The Phoenix is a sure bet for anyone with a middle school education. You will walk out of there feeling like a Rhodes Scholar.

    • chalkman says:

      what night?

      • evan silver says:

        Everytime I have been there for it, it has occurred organically. There were enough people at the bar who had finished watching whatever game was on and the bartender (shouts to the red head in the sleeveless ride the lightning shirt. i wanna eat irish nachos off your belly) stepped up and assumed the role of quizmaster. I don’t think there is any fixed night.

  4. MrEricSir says:

    Elixir on Tuesday can be good, if it’s not too crowded.

  5. Jen says:

    Apparently Rosamunde is starting a trivia night next Monday, too.

  6. suburbanite says:

    Monday night trivia at the Sycamore is pretty awesome – outdoor seating, a range of easy to hard questions, and they promise that there will be sangria soon!

    • Mark says:

      Sycamore is pretty bad. Most of their questions are ridiculously easy and the sound system is terrible – if you’re outside you can’t hear half the time.

  7. Tico says:

    Best place for trivia in the Mission is Edinburgh Castle in the Tenderloin.

  8. not in sf anymore says:

    Tue night at the Bitter End. Well it was on tue a couple years ago.

  9. not in sf anymore says:

    oh whoops. not the mission.

  10. Funk says:

    Not in the mission, but Escape From New York Pizza downtown hosts Trivia every Thursday at 7pm. This Escape from NY has a BAR (called King Kong Bar) including home-made sangria and beers on tap. Different trivia host every week, so questions vary. Pizza, beer, sangria, knowledge, what more could you ask for?

  11. blah says:

    I suck at trivia.

  12. Matt says:

    Shotwells Monday!,,

  13. TJ says:

    Thanks for the info neighbors!
    I wish one of the local spots did Wednesday or Thursday nights, Monday and Tuesday are generally stay at home nights. In other news, I’m pretty lame.