Reduce stress at local trivia nights


A group of friends discuss their answer to a question during trivia night at Ethereal Brewing on Tuesday, March 20, 2018 in Lexington, Kentucky. Photo by Jordan Prather | Staff

Allie King

Amidst the stress of homework, tests and projects, some college students may need some friendly competition to get some relief.

Local trivia nights offer something for everyone. Here’s a look into some of Lexington’s many restaurants and bars that host fun and family-friendly trivia nights.

Local Trivia Action is a company that hosts trivia nights at different places throughout the state. It has a largely varied schedule with four or more restaurants or breweries, like Ethereal Brewing, Good Foods Co-op and Banners, every night. On Local Trivia Action’s site, there is a schedule of recurring trivia nights and upcoming themes. The themes in the past have varied from heavy metal to Super Bowl Sunday questions. It’s safe to say everyone will be able to find an event that will spark their interest.

Ethereal Brewing has trivia nights at 7 p.m. on Tuesday every week in March. These nights are hosted by Local Trivia Action. The winners are awarded a prize – $40 for first place, $20 for second place, $10 for third place, and $15 for the best team name.

“(The crowd) is diverse. We see a little bit of everyone,” said Chris Bucher, Ethereal Brewing employee.

Local Action Trivia hosts trivia nights at The Cellar Bar and Grille. Here, players can win prizes ranging from gift cards to tickets.

“Trivia at The Cellar has become something fun to do with my family and our friends,” said Kayla Grange, a communication sophomore here at UK.

Other popular restaurants in town host their own independent trivia nights. Mellow Mushroom hosts such an event on Wednesdays at 8:30 p.m. It offers half-price draft beers and many other drink specials.

The Barn at The Summit might still be new to Lexington but has quickly become a favorite to many. Go to its trivia nights, every Wednesday from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m., for a chance to win a swag grab and enjoy the Summit’s restaurants. At this trivia night, attendees will be able to enjoy all restaurants in The Barn while participating, such as Whiskey Bear, Atomic Ramen, Pasture, Crank and Boom, and many more.

Lexington trivia nights offer an alternative experience for an outing with friends or family.