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A Guide to Trivia + Game Nights in Essex County

by Olivia Rizzo
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Going out to eat with friends for some delicious food and drinks is one of the most common ways to catch up after time apart. You might be tired of the usual agenda, so we have the perfect idea to switch things up. If you’re looking to add a twist to a regular routine, going to a trivia night at a local bar can bring out the group’s competitive edge. The Montclair Girl has created a round-up of Essex County of trivia and game nights to test that competitive streak. Keep reading for the local places that offer these activities.  

Egan and Son’s | 118 Walnut Street, Montclair

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Egan and Son’s is working to bring back regular trivia nights after some pandemic schedule changes. Nights here are often themed, like Ugly Christmas Sweater Trivia, which is usually hosted in December. Keep an eye out on social media for upcoming trivia nights and themes.

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Montclair Brewery | 101 Walnut Street, Montclair

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Montclair Brewery is a one-of-a-kind location perfect for beer lovers who also love supporting the community. Built on the ideals of creating a stronger community in Montclair, the brewery regularly hosts trivia and game nights throughout the year. The Brewery has hosted trivia, bingo, and is the home of a weekly karaoke night.

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Oak Barrel Pub | 440 Main Street, West Orange

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The Oak Barrel Pub has a weekly trivia night on Tuesdays at 8PM hosted by Trivia Quest. Visitors can put their quiz game skills to the test while enjoying pub food classics. From pizzas to burgers and sandwiches, or a heaping plate of wings, the Oak Barrel Pub has something for everyone who’s craving some classic bar food.

Six Points Pub | 574 Bloomfield Avenue, Bloomfield

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This bar prides itself on creating cocktails that are perfect no matter who is walking through the door. Enjoy the seasonal sips like the Apple Martini or Pumpkin Spice White Russian while participating in the bar’s Tuesday trivia night. With rotating themes each week, teams compete to win prizes and listen to music every Tuesday from 7PM-9PM.

The Cloverleaf Tavern | 395 Bloomfield Avenue, Caldwell

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The Cloverleaf Tavern is a great spot to meet up if you are looking for a casual place with classic bar food. The Tavern also regularly hosts trivia nights throughout the year. Keep an eye on social media when the Cloverleaf’s next trivia night is being held. During the pandemic, the tavern offered virtual trivia nights with a takeout option for food.

The Fox and The Falcon | 19 Valley Street, South Orange

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Right in the center of downtown South Orange, The Fox and the Falcon is a great place to meet up with friends in town or from close by Maplewood. Bring out your competitive side with weekly trivia nights every Wednesday starting at 7PM. Hosted by RMC Trivia, entry to play is free and prizes are given out weekly.

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The Grasshopper | 292 Grove Avenue, Cedar Grove

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This family-run restaurant is a classic hang-out spot for locals with that classic small-town charm. Trivia night is every Tuesday starting at 9PM. The bar also boasts a menu of Irish American classics that pair great with the extensive beer and cocktail menu.

Town Pub of Bloomfield |378 Broad Street, Bloomfield

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The Town Pub has long roots of being a welcoming place for locals and visitors to expect good food and good company. The owners of the Town Pub have continued that legacy into today by hosting regular trivia nights. Hosted by Best Men Trivia, with rotating themes revolving around the seasons or the holidays, the team has been able to keep up the fun during the pandemic by hosting trivia outside in the restaurant’s tent.

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