Can trivia be considered a cultural phenomenon? For the people craving a little testing of their knowledge of random facts, trivia represents an opportunity to boast and win prizes.
Do you know the name of the last AC/DC album featuring original vocalist Bon Scot? Do you know how many electrons are in Beryllium or the year Wendy’s was founded?
Trivia night is a fun social event, and St. Augustine is filled with potential places to test grade school knowledge, drink a beer, and finally prove to your family that your addiction to reading all sorts of random Wikipedia articles has a point.
Below are the top three St. Augustine events all about the fun of asking questions and only-sort of knowing the answers.
Location: 200 Anastasia Blvd, St. Augustine, FL 32080
Hoptinger’s Bier Garden and Sausage House is one of the newest restaurants of the city, and it is quickly proving to be one of its best.
The German influences are distinct. The décor is brightly-lit. You can see nearly the entire building from your seat, which makes trivia especially exciting.
Guests can find a rather wide menu for brunch and dinner, featuring vegetarian and vegan options, burgers, beer-battered cheddar cheese curds, tacos, vegetable bowls, and German-styled potato salad.
What kind of trivia night is held at Hoptinger’s? Overall, Hoptinger’s is quite casual, catering to visitors wanting a fun social drinking night. The restaurant offers local music every Thursday, for a fun, lively, and social-oriented evening out.
Trivia Night is Tuesdays at 7 p.m. It is free to attend, though ordering is recommended.
The Corazon Cinema and Café
Location: 36 Granada St, St. Augustine, FL 32084
The Corazon Cinema and Café is unique for its mix of classic films, peculiar film environment décor, and freshly-made sandwiches. These elements all come together to make for a riveting and nostalgic trivia experience.
The questions lean slightly towards film for obvious reasons, offering up insightful facts about best picture winners, who acted in what, and what 90’s film featured a dancing bug voiced by Woody Allen. But, the questions incorporate science, history, sports, and more.
During trivia, the Corazon will typically play a classic movie in the background. It’s a great way to enjoy the ambiance while your uncle and grandmother argue over who directed Jaws.
Trivia night is every Wednesday at 7:30 p.m. Prizes include movie tickets, gift certificates, and more. The restaurant/cinema has beer, wine, salads, and sandwiches available throughout the evening. It’s a fascinating experience for proposed trivia aficionados who want to really to test their facts against others.
Location: 410 Anastasia Blvd, St. Augustine, FL 32080
Mellow Mushroom is one of the best pizza restaurants in the city, but it has become so much more than that. For many locals, Mellow Mushroom is a social hangout, an incredible bar, and a place to flex that trivia knowledge.
What kind of trivia can you expect at Mellow Mushroom? The trivia is family-friendly in the difficulty of the questions and the overall atmosphere. Groups can come in all sizes, and there’s typically at least 20 groups playing each evening. Mellow Mushroom’s trivia night is different from the others here due to its design.
Groups are scattered into their own little areas throughout the restaurant, so you may not always know who is playing and who is currently winning. This makes for a more casual game, but one that lacks the rivalry and tight-gripped competition of the Corazon or even Hoptinger’s.
Mellow Mushroom is open from 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. Trivia night is Mondays at 7 p.m.