Weekly gatherings across Arlington neighborhoods will test your knowledge of sports, movies, music, politics and other random categories. Sporadic events feature themed nights about pop culture favorites like Harry Potter or TV’s “The Office” and “Friends.” Extremely smart and diverse local competitors make “a perfect trivia storm,” giving visitors a chance to get a real benchmark for how they rate, said Nick Groves, CEO of District Trivia, which runs trivia games at 13 Arlington locations.
“The quality of contestants is high,” Groves said, whose trivia games are focused on entertainment so players can relax, leave the rest of the world at the door and enjoy things for a little while. District Trivia’s general knowledge games are meant to be accessible to all, and include five rounds with 11 questions of increasing difficulty. Their typical contest includes picture, puzzle, music and fill-in-the-blank questions, and can lead to a prize of at least $25 worth of food from the bar.
Traveling alone? Solo players can join the fun and win it all. Sometimes visitors will even get adopted by local teams for the night’s competition. Pro tip: Arrive early to ensure you get a chance to take part in this popular activity, because seating is at a premium.